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After reinstalling my battery, the alarm, which the previous mechanic was supposed to have disarmed kicked in. He had disconnected the manual button. I found the wires wrapped under the dash, bared the ends and used them by connecting them at the appropriate time when trying the typical disable routine. Didn't work, no spark of any kind when they are touched.Cut he horn wires and reconnected the battery.The alarm light is flashing and clicking, can't start van. Please advise

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Take it back to the electrician and this time tell him not to disable the alarm but simply remove the fuse for the alarm that will disable the entire alarm system

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