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The kill switch has activated on my car alarm after having to charge the battery and I can't get it to reset and I don't have the manual as it didn't come with the car. The car dealer can't help until Monday and I'm stuck. Any suggestions on how to find out how to fix this?

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SOURCE: mazda rx8 alarm

Search through the area in the footwell of the drivers side. There will be a very small button. This is a valet/progaming button that is on all aftermarkets. It may be by itself, it may be connected to the brain unit, or it could even be attached to the alarm antenna, which is usually on the windshield. You need to press this button when turning on the car some alarms you need to hold the button down others you just need to press it. This will shut off the alarm until it is reactivated with the key fob.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Car alarm won't reset after disconnecting car battery

you should try to hit the unlock button on the remotes and that should disarm it. Try disarming that, that way and if that doesnt work we will go from there

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Kill switch is on and I cant deactivate

you to disconect the main harness from the alarm.and take your car to a alarm repair shop.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: battery went flat alarm does not work ,how do i reset

unplug the battery for about 15 minutes and hook it back up again... that should reset the alarm. if there is an anti-theft code for your stereo ... make sure you know it and how to enter it.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Car alarm remote

pls change the battery for your remote and you can check it

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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