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When you try to start car the alarm goes off and car wont start and horn goes on and off the locks click back and forth

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  • rkumar22000 Aug 04, 2008

    I have the same problem in my car..

  • rvman2 Aug 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. All of a sudden the car won't start and the horn alarms. I called the dealer service center and they said to dis connect the negative terminal on the battery. Turn the key to the on position and place the terminal back on the battery. This should reset the system. It did not in my case so I am having it towed to be serviced.

  • caraiza Aug 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. It has something to do with the anti-theft device that is built in to the car. When you change the battery or someone tries to open the car forcefully, it shuts down the car and the alarm goes off. This has happened to be before and there is some way to turn it off by turning the key into the ignition then pressing the alarm button underneath the steering button and closing the door. I can't remember how it works but it happened about a year ago to me and my neighbor came and fixed it. Now it is happening again and I don't know what to do!

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Try anywhere from 2to10 times to start . Car goes into a lock mode !

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I had the same problem last week ---- turn key to "on" position and then press and hold red button on dash for 3-9seconds and the alarm will stop. engine should now start.

EVERY Toyota dealer I called did not know what to do nor could they offer any ideas.
I figured it out after hours of playing with different paths.
This one actually worked..........

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'99 camry: with alarm sounding. turn key to "ON" position and press in and hold alarm button (red two position (in /out) on dash board. Button should go from flashing red to solid red. Release button when it stays lit (solid bright red) . Alarm is now in disabled mode and engine should crank when key is turned to "start" position. "Thank you" for over the phone tech support at Richardson Toyota in Texas.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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