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My car alarm will not switch off and I have had to leave the

Customer Question

My car alarm will not switch off and I have had to leave the car unlocked
JA: Have you tried locking and unlocking the driver's side door using the key itself?
Customer: Yes
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: It's a Skoda Fabia Monti Carlo 61 Reg
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I'm a lone female so I can't I have tried all the basics
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Eric replied 17 days ago.

Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. Thank you for contacting us for assistance with your vehicle. I'm Eric. I will be happy to assist you with your question. May I ask to whom I have the pleasure of speaking with today?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Call me Alison
Expert:  Eric replied 17 days ago.

Hi Alison! Nice to see you today! I'm sorry to hear you are having this problem. I know this can be frustrating.
Please give me a moment to type out some information for you. Sit tight one minute... I'll be right back!

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Can you help and if so can you come today how much would it cost please
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Ok
Expert:  Eric replied 17 days ago.

HI Alison

there are 2 ways to turn it off.

First one - open the driver door and lock the doors by the door lock switch and shut door from outside. Use the mechanical key to unlock/lock/unlock/lock/unlock/lock/unlock/lock/unlock door within 5 seconds. Now open the door. Alarm should be off and not come back on.

If that does not work, do the following

Open and leave open the driver door

Place key in the ignition and turn to on position and leave

Disconnect the negative battery cable only

After 1 minute, reconnect the negative battery

The alarm should go off within 1 minute

Turn key off for 5 seconds and then crank engine

Expert:  Eric replied 17 days ago.

Hi Alison

Justanswer is not a repair shop or mobile repair shop. It is a site for professional advice on diagnostics and repairs. The best I can do is give you directions to turn it off, which I have just posted for you

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I have already done this
Expert:  Eric replied 17 days ago.

HI

You did this as well?

Open and leave open the driver door

Place key in the ignition and turn to on position and leave

Disconnect the negative battery cable only

After 1 minute, reconnect the negative battery

The alarm should go off within 1 minute

Turn key off for 5 seconds and then crank engine

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I don't know how to disconnect the battery cable
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Hello
Expert:  Eric replied 17 days ago.

HI

Ok, if you dont have that ability, at this point you will need to have a shop do this, or if you have a friend with some mechanical abilities to come over and do this.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Fine
Expert:  Eric replied 17 days ago.

HI

I hope everything works out well for you! If there are any additional questions on this issue that should arise, please feel free to reply and ask!
Have a great day!
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