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Alarm went off while sitting in car, won't reset with fob. Also it now won't start now. After the alarm stops, it stars up again after awhile. Had to unhook the battery. This started after the air pump seemed to be pumping very fast, but had not fully pumped up the air ride.

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  • astdnj1 Aug 12, 2008

    Nick here..... my alarm went off while sitting at repair shp waiting for air ride conversion. Now the remote keys will NOT work. I cannto re-program, as it will not go into program mode. After the alarm went off, the air ride compressor worked again.?????

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There is an alarm arm/disarm switch in the key cylinder for the trunk and both doors. Just put the key in and turn it to UNLOCK and the alarm should disarm. As far as the reason for it going off...Check the pin switch for the hood. This switch is located along the right front fender (hood open) and is on a very thin metal bracket that is easy to bend when working under the car. Usually the bracket gets bent just far enough that it still allows the alarm to arm, but as it gets cold in the night, the bracket deforms a SLIGHT bit more and tells the alarm that the hood has been opened. Just grasp the switch and bracket and slowly bend it up to level again and the alarm should be OK. You may have to disconnect the battery and leave it disconnected for 15 minutes or more and then hook it back up and reprogram the key fobs.

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