Correct me if I'm wrong - but I beleive the alarm is set by pressing the powerlock button inside the car and shutting the door. Then if any other doors are opened with this set it goes off. The security light on the dash will stay solid - I forget what blinking means. Although I still can't figure out exactly how I trigger it. You stop it by turning the key in the door.
I'v'e probably set the alarm off in my car 5 times unintentionally, and each time I usually beleive the passenger door is the culprit. When they were installing a MP3 deck in it, I heard the alarm go off a few times.
Thats how it is on my '89, I'm sure it'* similar for '97. Someone here probably has a better explaination.
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - 190, 000KM - L67 3800 - 2.93 Final Gear Ratio
- Rebuilt 4T60-HD w/transgo shift kit, 3.4" ZZP MPS, Oversized tensioner, NGK TR6'* @0.55", Belden Premiums, Magnaflow F-Body Muffler, Magnaflow Hi-Flow Cat. & resonator delete, CAI W/K&N RX-4750, Drilled 180 T-stat, Aeroforce Scan Gauge, Pioneer DEH-P7800MP, MTX Thunder Dome TDX6902 6x9'* on Rear Deck. MB Quart 6.5 up front. MTX 12" Sledgehammer w/custom ported box, 35% Tint all the way around.
1989 Pontiac Bonneville SSE
- 222, 000KM - LN3 3800 - 2.97 Final Gear Ratio - RETIRED