reset procedure for factory alarm on 97 Camry after having changed battery

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Old 07 Nov 2006, 04:40 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default reset procedure for factory alarm on 97 Camry after having changed battery

I have a 97 Camry with black two button Toyota keyless fobs.

The main car battery died and I replaced it with a new one from the dealer.

Then the alarm started playing up. I thought this was caused by having a
under charged battery. I thought I had cured the problem by charging the
battery through and extended journey (charging the battery via the
alternator).

However the wretched alarm goes off if I decide to start it having left it
idle for two days. The alarm stays silent if the car is started within 2
days after being switched off. But on that 3rd day of non-use I can be sure
that the alarm is going to scream blue murder! This is driving me NUTS
because before I changed the car battery everything was fine. Now I have a
car, which I have to drive once every two days or suffer the indignity of
having a wailing car alarm, which I can't control!

I think this has something to do with the power level of the battery,
somehow the alarm senses the level of battery charge and if it is too low
this sets it off! I have no instructions for this alarm! I suspect there
must be a reset procedure for the alarm, which will calibrate it to the new
battery. I have checked that the new battery is the correct model for the
car.

Has anyone experienced this battery change hell?


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Old 07 Nov 2006, 06:39 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: reset procedure for factory alarm on 97 Camry after having changed battery

i bought 99 camry new

it came with half an alarm ( no key fob )

they wanted $200 for key acivator.

i didn't get it

had same problem when i replaced battery

solution was

turn ignition on

step on brake pedal

flip tiny switch under dash



Don wrote:
> I have a 97 Camry with black two button Toyota keyless fobs.
>
> The main car battery died and I replaced it with a new one from the dealer.
>
> Then the alarm started playing up. I thought this was caused by having a
> under charged battery. I thought I had cured the problem by charging the
> battery through and extended journey (charging the battery via the
> alternator).
>
> However the wretched alarm goes off if I decide to start it having left it
> idle for two days. The alarm stays silent if the car is started within 2
> days after being switched off. But on that 3rd day of non-use I can be sure
> that the alarm is going to scream blue murder! This is driving me NUTS
> because before I changed the car battery everything was fine. Now I have a
> car, which I have to drive once every two days or suffer the indignity of
> having a wailing car alarm, which I can't control!
>
> I think this has something to do with the power level of the battery,
> somehow the alarm senses the level of battery charge and if it is too low
> this sets it off! I have no instructions for this alarm! I suspect there
> must be a reset procedure for the alarm, which will calibrate it to the new
> battery. I have checked that the new battery is the correct model for the
> car.
>
> Has anyone experienced this battery change hell?


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Old 08 Nov 2006, 06:25 am   #3 (permalink)
Don
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Default Re: reset procedure for factory alarm on 97 Camry after having changed battery

Great, thanks for that, I would go to the dealer again but I really dislike
them after they damaged my car while servicing it.

A few questions on the switch.

Where under the dash is the tiny switch? For instance:

Is it under the driver or passenger side?
If it is under the driver side, which side of the steering wheel is it and
how far under the dash?

Thanks

"wp51dos" <wp51dos@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> i bought 99 camry new
>
> it came with half an alarm ( no key fob )
>
> they wanted $200 for key acivator.
>
> i didn't get it
>
> had same problem when i replaced battery
>
> solution was
>
> turn ignition on
>
> step on brake pedal
>
> flip tiny switch under dash
>
>
>
> Don wrote:
> > I have a 97 Camry with black two button Toyota keyless fobs.
> >
> > The main car battery died and I replaced it with a new one from the

dealer.
> >
> > Then the alarm started playing up. I thought this was caused by having a
> > under charged battery. I thought I had cured the problem by charging the
> > battery through and extended journey (charging the battery via the
> > alternator).
> >
> > However the wretched alarm goes off if I decide to start it having left

it
> > idle for two days. The alarm stays silent if the car is started within 2
> > days after being switched off. But on that 3rd day of non-use I can be

sure
> > that the alarm is going to scream blue murder! This is driving me NUTS
> > because before I changed the car battery everything was fine. Now I have

a
> > car, which I have to drive once every two days or suffer the indignity

of
> > having a wailing car alarm, which I can't control!
> >
> > I think this has something to do with the power level of the battery,
> > somehow the alarm senses the level of battery charge and if it is too

low
> > this sets it off! I have no instructions for this alarm! I suspect there
> > must be a reset procedure for the alarm, which will calibrate it to the

new
> > battery. I have checked that the new battery is the correct model for

the
> > car.
> >
> > Has anyone experienced this battery change hell?

>



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Old 09 Nov 2006, 06:53 am   #4 (permalink)
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i bought 99 camry new

it came with half an alarm ( no key fob )

they wanted $200 for key activator.

i didn't get it

I removed positive terminal of battery.

When I reconnected, car would not start ( no click, no whirl from
starter. Has the same problem when i replaced battery

solution was

turn ignition on

step on brake pedal

flip tiny switch under dash

switch on mine located driver's side, high on plastic kick panel,
right inside driver's door, 1/2 inch below where panel meets bottom
of dash. It is hard to see. I plan to attach a short string to it
so it is easier to find.

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