No, if the fob battery is bad, you would not be able to activate the alarm system with it.
As you do not have any problem with the door ajar indicator I believe the prolem is most likely to be the hood switch. It is not linked to the door ajar warning indicator and if the hood is not oit of alignment, the swith itself could be.
Check if the switch rubber boot is bad or dislodged or the switch has too much clearance. Try disconnecting the switch and retest.
Monday, March 29th, 2010 AT 4:20 PM