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Alarm remote I have a 93 Camry. About 2 years ago I got a new starter and battery and since then, in the colder weather, the remote to open the doors does not work and I have to open the doors with the key. Once I get into the car, the headlights start blinking like the alarm is going off. Then when I put the key in the ignition, the car will not start. I have to click the remote once or twice and then it will lock or unlock the doors and then I will be able to start the car. Unfortunately, I just lost the remote so I am afraid that I won't be able to start my car soon.

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Look under the driver side seat for a small black box. This is the control for the remote/alarm system. Check to see that it is not wet. Open it up & inspect the circuit board. Are any of the circuits corroded/greenish powder on them? If so, you need to replace this box. Quite a common failure. But, there IS hope. You CAN start the car without the aid of the remote since you lost it. Put the key in the ignition, and, if the lights start flashing, CYCLE the key on-off 5 times. This action will defeat the alarm, and the car will start. This is provided in case the battery in the remote goes dead on you.

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