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Old 04 Oct 2010, 06:20 pm
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Default Help with keyfob/alarm problem

I only got one keyless remote with my car. I guess the battery died in the remote as it does not work. Now I lock the car manually which honestly isn't a big deal however when I go to put the key in the drivers door and unlock it the alarms goes off when I open the door. This happened all day today. The alarm stops once I turn the car on but it's annoying.

Is there anyway to stop the alarm from going off when I open the door using my key?
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Old 04 Oct 2010, 06:35 pm
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Replace the battery in the key fob, then you won't have to use the key.
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Old 04 Oct 2010, 07:02 pm
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Man why didn't I think of that.


Seriously why does the alarm go off?
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Old 04 Oct 2010, 07:15 pm
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Default Re: Help with keyfob/alarm problem

Every alarm I know of does the exact saem thing. The reason is if somebody made a copy of your key they would not have a copy of your remote, and they would not have a copy of the chip in the key.
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Old 05 Oct 2010, 03:44 am
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It goes off because when you use the power locks to lock the doors, you're arming the alarm. When you use the key to unlock it, you're just manually unlocking the door, rather than disarming the alarm, so it goes off.

There's no way around it short of replacing the battery in the remote.
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Old 05 Oct 2010, 06:06 am
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Okay so let me ask you this. Can I buy an aftermarket keyless entry system and use it without the alarm going off when I open the door? Would the aftermarket remote over ride the alarm?
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Old 05 Oct 2010, 04:30 pm
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Why would you invest over $100 for an aftermarket alarm system rather than just replacing the battery in your remote?

Anyway, that would be a question for the shop that would sell/install it. The answer depends on what type of system you get.
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Old 05 Oct 2010, 05:43 pm
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Because my car only came with one remote and would like to have 2. The factory remote is not that great and if I get an after market remote I can get a remote trunk release too. And from what I've read it sounds like it would be around $100 to add a second factory remote anyways.
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Old 05 Oct 2010, 06:21 pm
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It sounds like a simple telephone call to some of your local aftermarket installers is your next step. They do this all day long, so they will have your answers.

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Old 05 Oct 2010, 06:28 pm
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Because my car only came with one remote and would like to have 2. The factory remote is not that great and if I get an after market remote I can get a remote trunk release too. And from what I've read it sounds like it would be around $100 to add a second factory remote anyways.
For about the same price, you could get a good locksmith to buy & program a 2nd remote fob.
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