Why does the horn and lights go on and off when I connect both battery cables?

Tiny
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  • 2004 LEXUS RX 330
  • 120,000 MILES

I tried to install a new battery because the old battery kept going dead if I didn't drive the car for a week. I put on the positive cable and when I put the neg cable on it acts the same as if I pressed the panic button on the remote.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 3:39 PM

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Tiny
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You are triggering the alarm when the battery is connected. You have to connect the cables and then shut the alarm off.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 4:34 PM

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