The door unlocks but the alarm still goes off whenever I open it. Lasts for twenty seconds and then shuts off by itself, but the car still will not start. I do not think it is the starter, alternator, as there is no "clicking" sound when I try to start the car, it simply will not crank. The power, lights work, along with the windows, and the clock comes on. How do I have the system scanned? This is the first time in a very long while that the alarm has gone off in the car. The car previously belonged to my father and I had thought that the alarm had been disabled.
I have read on other posts that disconnecting the positive battery charge in sequence with turning the key to the on position might help. I have also read that disconnecting the negative battery charge in sequence with turning the key to the on position might work as well. I have also read that there is a "valet switch" under the dash of a 1998 Avalon that might work to disable the alarm, but my car is a 1997, so I am not sure if that will work.
The anti theft/alarm light located to the left of the steering wheel is flashing red and blinking on and off, and that has not happened for awhile.
Sunday, March 10th, 2013 AT 7:04 PM