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DEI viper alarm acting up? cant get alarm to work, Read on

ALARM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
(This guide may provide help on temporarily disabling a alarm until a repair can be made)
If your alarm goes off constantly or does not armed by itself:

Does the alarm arm and disarm properly? If it does proceed, if it doesn't, then have it checked by your installer.

1. Check and make sure your dome light is not staying on. If it is make sure all doors are closed and/or the dome
light switch is not turned on.
2. Check your sensor. Make sure they are not too sensitive. They can cause false alarm and also cause the system
not to arm by itself.
3. The alarm current sensing might be detecting voltage drop from the battery of the car or current draw from an
equipment (maybe left on).
If your car won't start check the following:

1. Does the alarm arm and disarm properly. If it does chances are is not the alarm.
2. When you try to start the car the alarm goes off.. It could be your battery.
3. Try to start no sound, nothing lights up, alarm doesn't work. It could be a loose battery terminal or dead battery.
4. Everything lights up, alarm works fine, but car still won't start. I could be a bad starter, starter disable in the alarm
or check and make sure the car is in "PARK" or press the clutch all the way down to the floor.
To activate the Valet Mode do the following:

There is a push button or toggle switch to disable the alarm (to engage the valet mode). Without knowing where this
switch is you won't be able to disconnect the alarm.

1. Put the key in the ignition and turn it to the "on" position.
2. Flip the toggle or hold the push button for at least 5 seconds.
3. The LED. light will stay solid on.
4. Turn the ignition off
5. Release the push button. If you have a toggle leave it alone in step 2
To de-activate the Valet Mode do the following:

There is a push button or toggle switch to enable the alarm (to disengage the valet mode). Without knowing where this switch is you won't be able to reconnect the alarm.

1. Put the key in the ignition and turn it to the "on" position.
2. Flip the toggle or hold the push button for at least 1 seconds no more than 2 seconds on most DEI products,
keep it pressed in.
3. Turn the ignition off.
4. The LED. light will be off.
5. Release the push button. If you have a toggle leave it alone as described in step 2.
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2001 mitsubishi eclispse gs wont start how do you bypass the security system


  • 1 Turn the ignition key counter clockwise in the driver's side door to unlock the caricon1.png. This deactivates the alarm long enough for you to gain access to the vehicle. Then, place the key in the ignition and turn the key until it clicks once. This starts the car's battery, but doesn't ignite the engine. The LED light on the dashboard should stop blinking, indicating the alarm is temporarily disabled.
  • 2 Locateicon1.png the box for the alarm under the dashboard on the driver's side of the car. Then, look for the override button on the box. Typically, the small button is either red or black. With the ignition key in the "on" position, press the override button and hold it in until the alarm chirps once. This disables the alarm until you manually reactivate it.
  • 3 To reactivate the alarm, turn the key to the "on" position and press the override button once. The alarm chirps twice, indicating the alarm is active.

  • Hope this helps!

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    I have a 97 dodge ram, the security system arms itself and with in 5 minutes it goes into alarm byitself


    A 97 dodge ram does not have an alarm system available from the factory. I would suggest you bring the vehicle to the aftermarket installer and have them repair the faulty unit.

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    The sounding alarm maybe a security system installed by in the truck. Disconnecting the battery will only temporarily solve your problem, but will resume once you reconnect the battery for electrical power.

    You must find the keychain/remote of the security system and disable it. If you are unable to locate this, you can have it disconnected by a qualified automotive electrician.

    Word of caution though, if you are using the keyless entry system with the security system, this will be disabled until you install a receiver with such function.

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