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Old 06-23-2006, 08:19 PM   #1
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I went to lunch today with some people from work and when I got back and got out of the car I pressed the lock button on the fob (it'* an aftermarket fob, and came with a remote starter that was taken off for some dumb reason). I didn't realize one of the girl'* had her door open still when I hit 'lock.' She shut it soon after, and ever since then the horn does not sound when I unlock or lock the doors like it used to. It would beep once when locked, and twice when unlocked.

There is also a red LED that must have been installed with it, on the dash. A red LED that flashes when the doors are shut and locked. I noticed now that the LED doesn't even BLINK anymore, it stays lit all the time (until I turn the car on).

What got screwed up here? I'd try unplugging the battery but it'* pouring out right now. Thanks for the help.
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Repeat what caused the issue...it probably uses a door as a trigger to toggle the feature.
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I tried doing it again, locked it with the fob with a door open. Still isn't working.
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What the name on the system.. we'll need a manual
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****, I stripped that sticker off remember Maybe Jim remembers.

EDIT: the remote starter sticker was different, but the fob does say "Auto Mate" on it.
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Generally speaking, the LED being on solid would indicate that the system is in Valet mode.

If this is the case, you should have a toggle switch or a push button somewhere that is part of the system. When this switch is filpped, or button pushed, while the ignition is on, it can place the system in valet mode, or take it out.

I could be way off, but this was my first thought when I read the post. I highly doubt that having the door open while arming the system has anything to do with your problem.

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Generally speaking, the LED being on solid would indicate that the system is in Valet mode.

If this is the case, you should have a toggle switch or a push button somewhere that is part of the system. When this switch is filpped, or button pushed, while the ignition is on, it can place the system in valet mode, or take it out.

I could be way off, but this was my first thought when I read the post. I highly doubt that having the door open while arming the system has anything to do with your problem.

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I have no idea about what you posted But I'll try and see what I can figure out tomorrow. Thanks.
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Still isn't working right...one PITA after another

When I got the car Jim said there was a security system with the keyless entry. It does have a red LED on the dash that is supposed to blink when the doors are locked, but since it doesn't anymore and the horn does not work with it I have no idea what to do. It happened right after I locked it when someone still had a door open, so it seems like it should be related. Since the door was still open when I engaged the system something got screwy. I have no idea what else was installed with the keyless entry or where that stuff is. Would disconnecting the battery do anything?

This keyless was installed a long time ago, at least more than 2 owners ago.

NOTE: The horn does not work with the unlock and lock button. I also noticed today (after locking my keys in the car) that when I was able to slide something in the door and unlock the door, the alarm did not sound as it should either. I locked the doors last night with the fob, so the alarm should have gone off. Does anyone think that this could be because the keyless isn't working right?
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Any takers on this problem?
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I agree with Jeff, you have managed to put the system into valet mode. Different manufacturers have different methods for entering/exiting valet mode. Typically, the ignition needs to be turned on and the valet switch needs to be pushed or toggled. Can you at least post a pic of the remote? Someone might recognize it.
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