I had an aftermarket Audiovox car alarm installed in my van 4 years ago and I need to replace the two remote control units because they have gotten really beaten up over the years and won't last much longer.
I believe the number is PRO-OE3B4 (this from the back of the remotes)
Is it possible to just replace the remotes without having to purchase and install another car alarm system?
Re: Trying to replace the remotes for my car alarm
It is possible, you need to find an audiovox retailer first. then you MUST know the model number of your specific alarm. then retailer or installer can find you new compatible remotes, but you or them will have to find manual for your model to get your alarm"brain" to properly "learn" the new remotes. it is always a very specific procedure, not universal to all alarms.
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The Veloster may or, may not have a manufacturer installed security system. However, what the salesman is trying to sell you is an aftermarket vehicle security system at an inflated price. The vast majority of new car dealers sell aftermarket alarms and remote starters that are installed by an outside company that has a contract with the dealership. These same systems are available at various shops at retail price. The dealership talks you into buying these products by telling you that if you buy it from someone else that your manufacturer warranty will be voided. This is not true. Read magnusen-moss warranty act. I know this because I was the in house installer at several new car dealerships, installing alarms. remote starters, dvd, back up sensors, navigation systems, stereos, etc. for over seven years. Now, with that being said, not all retail aftermarket shop are the same. Do your research. Read what others have to say about these companies before making a decision to have them install something on your nw vehicle.
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.
You did not mention the year/make/model of your vehicle but, the issue appears to be the factory alarm. The installer failed to make the connection. If you intend to make the connection yourself I would need information pertaining to the vehicle. The (-) pulse before start wire for Prestige remote starters is black with a blue stripe. It is in a 4 pin connector at the module. This wire can be used to disarm the factory alarm before the remote start sequence.
Poor range can be caused by a number of things. Has this problem only been occurring recently? If yes, try replacing the battery in the remote transmitter since a weak battery can be a problem. If this is a new install, bring it back to the installer to have them check it. Other possible causes can be improperly positioned antenna, the alarm brain installed too close to an electronic control unit, the alarm brain mounted to a large ground plane or a defective alarm brain.
I doubt it is the alarm, but a simple way of checking is to unplug it.. look under drivers dash for an aftermarket box, unplug the connections (after charging battery) and wait till next day.. I think you might have a diff issue (I have installed these for over 10 years and never seen one actually discharge a battery)