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Uniden vs1100xr car alarm will not arm or disarm,have found valet mode button which sets & resets ok but remote just flashes led no chirps or lights flashing

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I had the same problem with my vs1100xr. The remotes for these (and other) unidens have a rolling code. Seems to me that either the remote runs out of new codes and cycles back to the beginning, or the alarm base unit somehow loses track of the codes. Either way, the alarm base unit stops accepting the codes of your remote, and so needs to be purged of its code tracking memory - reset, if you like. This is essentially the procedure for training the alarm base unit to recognise new remote (and forgetting old remotes).
This procedure is:-
1) Disarm alarm, or if in valet mode, take it out of valet mode (push valet button 3 times)
2) Turn the ignition on and off 2 times within 15 seconds.
3) Put the alarm into valet mode (push valet button 3 times) within 15 seconds of completing step 2. Alarm should beep, and remote training has started.
4) Within 15 seconds of completing step 3, push the button (#1) of the first remote you wish to use for the alarm. Alarm should beep, indicating acceptance of remote. Repeat for other remotes you wish to use - up to 4 in total. (Once the first remote has been accepted, you have all the time in the world to make the alarm learn other remotes)
5) Turn ignition on and off to end remote learning mode. Alarm should beep 2 times. New remotes have now been learned and previous remotes forgotten.

Some of these details may vary from country to country - who knows. If this doesn't work, I suggest that you contact Uniden in your country to obtain the procedure. Took me a few tries to get the timing right, what with the valet button hard to get at and having only 15 seconds between steps.

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Just adding to gem001's perfect answer above there are a few little steps that you must ensure you are doing otherwise nothing works.

FIRSTLY. Locate your valet alarm button. This is usually somewhere underneath the fuse box near to where the bonnet release is. To acess mine I had to remove the plastic covering that hides all the ignition wires. You will likely see the alarms "brain" or control with a whole bunch of wires. Ignore these. To the right of this up against the cars panelling will be a small push button. It will be difficult to locate but once you spot it, you will think its obvious. Mine is sort of about shin height.

SECONDLY. now you have the valet button begin gem001's instructions. HOWEVER step number 1. ensure the keys are in the ignition and the car is turned to ON before pressing the valet button 3 times.

If the ignition is not on the on position you cannot enter or exit valet mode.

Alternatively if you are stuck somewhere and it is embarrassing that you have just been standing next to an car with its alarm going off for 30 minutes. Enter valet mode (ignition on, press button 3 times within 15 seconds ), and then turn your car on and drive it home. Your alarm is effectively off until you take it out of valet mode. Use your key to lock the vehicle etc until you have time to retrain your remote alarm sensor as detailed above.

Good luck!

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