How to Disable Car Alarm

Almost, every car today is equipped with car alarm system. If any suspicious activity or action is performed on the car, the alarm system automatically gets activated and starts producing a loud alarm. This way, it can always prevent your car from thieves and burglars. But, like any other machines, car alarm can also develop certain complications and damages. The situation worsens if you lose the remote of car alarm as then you will not be able to disable or turn it off.

It is a very annoying and uncomfortable experience to a car owner. However, you can easily get away with the problems by disabling the car alarm on your own and that too, just in some minutes. You just need to follow the instructions given below and get the problem fixed without any help of a professional.

Complexity Level: Moderate

Time Required: 5-10 minutes

Resources Required:

  1. Alarm key

  2. Screw driver

  3. Alarm


1. Start the car

Most of the alarms used in today's cars have the key characteristic that they get automatically disabled as soon as you start your car. Just insert the keys in the ignition and turn them. There is a very high probability that the car alarm will stop. However, if this trick doesn't work, you don't need to get disheartened, just go through the instructions that follow next.

2. Unlock the doors manually

This step works if you are not inside the car and the doors are locked. Try to unlock the doors with the help of keys. Some car alarms will turn off once they have detected that the right key has been inserted to open the door. This way, you can disable the car alarm.

3. Disable the alarm manually

  • For disabling the car alarm manually, the alarm key is required. The key comes along with the entire car alarm system from the production line.

  • First of all, you need to open the hood of your car. Once the hood is opened then locate where the car alarm has been installed. You will observe that there is place for the alarm key on the alarm.

  • Insert the key into the key hole and then turn it to the right. This tip will certainly help in disabling the car alarm.

4. Disconnect the battery

  • This method is recommended only if none of the methods suggested above works. Although this method is a bit tedious, yet this is a sure shot method for disabling the car alarm.

  • Simply open the hood of the car and locate the battery. Then, with the help of a ratchet, loosen the screw which holds the negative wire at its place on the battery.

  • When this wire is disconnected then the power supply to the car is interrupted, even the alarm does not get the electrical power for its functioning and thus it goes off.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I disconnect the car alarm on a late 1990 VW?

This is rather very easy, for instance in the 1999 Jetta, you can effectively disconnect the car alarm with the help of fuse box. On the fuse box, you will observe a nut that holds second strip fuse. All that you need to do is to remove that nut with the help of a ratchet and the car alarm will stop immediately.

Quick Tips:

You can get a lot of useful information regarding your car alarm system from the user's manual. It is always recommended to go through it once before doing anything with the alarm as it provides specific details about your car alarm system.

Things To Watch Out For:

In many cars, the fuse protecting the car alarm also protects the heater and the air conditioner of your car. Removing that fuse to disable the car alarm can also disable heater and air conditioner. Under such circumstances, it will be better if you call for some professional help rather than fooling around yourself.

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