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Old 5th October 2009
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alright, so my friend and i were removing the passenger door panel on his '97 Toyota Avalon XL because the speaker is blown and sounds like crap. We disconnected the battery terminal (negative, I think) and removed the components and avoided electric shock, but when we went to connect the terminal again the alarm sounded. We then pondered about what to do. I connected the terminal again and he tried to start the car, disarm the alarm with the key, lock and unlock, and lock again (all with the alarm sounding and the terminals connected) ...but nothing

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preferably solutions where one of us doesn't get the sh*t shocked out of us
haha
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leave the battery disconnected for a few hours then retry starting it
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alright, so my friend and i were removing the passenger door panel on his '97 Toyota Avalon XL because the speaker is blown and sounds like crap. We disconnected the battery terminal (negative, I think) and removed the components and avoided electric shock, but when we went to connect the terminal again the alarm sounded. We then pondered about what to do. I connected the terminal again and he tried to start the car, disarm the alarm with the key, lock and unlock, and lock again (all with the alarm sounding and the terminals connected) ...but nothing

Any solutions?

preferably solutions where one of us doesn't get the sh*t shocked out of us
haha
Um, so is the thing (alarm) still going off right now ?
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no, it only goes off when both terminals are conected

the negative terminal is conneceted once there is a complete circuit, it triggers the alarm and the car won't function
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no, it only goes off when both terminals are conected

the negative terminal is conneceted once there is a complete circuit, it triggers the alarm and the car won't function
Yep, most alarms will go off once the battery's reconnected. The handbook will tell you what to do, but setting/unsetting the alarm's probably a good start.
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my saab won't do that...

and neither have the bmw's or infiniti's we've owned

ehh...i dunno

we will try it
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my saab won't do that...
MY 9000 did it if the battery ever went COMPLETELY flat... All i had to do was hold the key in the unlock position for 3 seconds (or just unlock it, cant remember) and it would disarm the alarm.

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Its pretty hard to get shocked. As long as the negative is disconnected you are fine... just dont touch both terminals at the same time with wet fingers LOL
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Yeah a previous 9K I had, when the battery totally died (couldn't even unlock it with the remote), and was changed out, all hell broke loose when the new one went in. I just pressed all the buttons on the remote a lot with the shop guy yelling at me to turn it off until eventually it shut up.
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Yeah a previous 9K I had, when the battery totally died (couldn't even unlock it with the remote), and was changed out, all hell broke loose when the new one went in. I just pressed all the buttons on the remote a lot with the shop guy yelling at me to turn it off until eventually it shut up.
Haha same here, the only thing is i couldnt figure it out either, and when the tow guy came to bring it home he put the key in the ignition to put it in neutral and the alarm wouldnt go off. imagine a car on a trailer bed with an alarm going off all the way down the road
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