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My car alarm will not shut off, HELP!!!!

Before you start panicing, relax!!!! Most car alarms can be disarmed utilizing the valet switch. The most common procedure is to turn your ignition to the on position, (not running, just on), and then flip or hold the valet switch in for a second or two. You will know your alarm is in valet mode by simply watching the LED light that was installed, as it will turn on solid. This is the way most of the alarms work, so first thing to do is find your valet switch. Normally this is under the driver dash or in the drivers kick panel area. I have found some in the factory fuse box covers also. If you have checked all these areas and still cant find it, look for a switch attached to the wiring harnesses under the dash also. It really should be mounted somewhere under the dash though. Next turn the ignition on, not to accesory, but to the ON position. Then either flip that switch or hold it in. Your alarm should now disarm.

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my security system won't disarm on my 1999 chevy blazer


Is this an aftermarket alarm? If so, first locate the valet switch. It should be a black push button. Next, turn the ignition on, press and release the valet switch. This should disarm you aftermarket alarm. This is the most common manual disarm procedure for Directed (avital, python, Automate, Viper) and Audiovox (prestige, pursuit, code).

If this is the factory alarm and, you don't have the remote. Unlock the vehicle using your key in the driver's door.

Aug 16, 2012 | Vehicle Parts & Accessories

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I have a 2000 dodge intrepid. The alarm never worked on it. We bought it used and all of a sudden when we go to unlock the door it turns on. Now the car won't start. I've looked online for answers and these are a few of what they said. 1 Insert the key into the ignition. 2 Turn the ignition switch to "ON." Do not start the engine. 3 Press and hold the valet/override button within five seconds of turning the ignition on. The valet button is located beneath the steering column. 4 Release the valet/override button after the security indicator light turns off. 5 Turn the ignition switch off. We believe we did that, but not sure if it was the valet button. Can you please help?


The 2000 Dodge Intrepid is equipped with an alarm system that is triggered when unauthorized entry is attempted. In some situations, such as having the Intrepid valet parked or when it is being serviced by a mechanic, the alarm system needs to be disarmed so it doesn't go off. Disarming the alarm will prevent it from being activated until it is armed again.
Difficulty: Moderate Instructions

  1. 1 Insert the key into the ignition.
  2. 2 Turn the ignition switch to "ON." Do not start the engine.
  3. 3 Press and hold the valet/override button within five seconds of turning the ignition on. The valet button is located beneath the steering column.
  4. 4 Release the valet/override button after the security indicator light turns off.
  5. 5 Turn the ignition switch off.


have to do it in this order

Dec 10, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid

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how do you disarm the alarm in a 1995 chrysler concord without the keypad


If you are referring to the factory security system, using the key to unlock the doors should disarm the system. If you have an aftermarket system installed, the disarm procedure will depend on the brand and model. The typical procedure is to enter the vehicle, turn the ignition key to the run position and activate the valet switch. The valet switch can be a button or a toggle type switch that is usually accessible from the driver's seat. Most system require that the valet switch be activated within a predetermined amount of time after the ignition has been turned on.

Nov 08, 2010 | Chrysler Vehicle Parts & Accessories

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I cant disarm my alarm


Get inside the car, turn the key to the on position, the alarm is going to sound so do not panic when the alarm sounds press the valet button one time and the alarm should stop. To place the alarm in valet mode cycle the key with the door open on then off then press the valet button one time and the alarm should go into valet mode meaning the alarm light will be on steady.

Feb 03, 2009 | Viper Security and Remote Start System...

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Need to turn the valet switch off On 1999 Nissan Maxima


Look for alarm Brain box and look for wires coming out black and red going to valet switch. to turn valet on turn ignition in ON position and press-switch or flip depending on the type of switch. If it a basic alarm just disconnect the main wiring harness to alarm box- unplug and the car should start. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA

Jan 26, 2009 | 1994 Nissan Maxima

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