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How do I disable my 02 toyota Yaris T Sport Alarm. I have replaced

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How do I disable my 02 toyota Yaris T Sport Alarm. I have replaced the battery in the key fob.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Toyota
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I stll need an answer because my car is still sitting on my drive with the battery disconnected.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Greg Szczygiel replied 3 years ago.
, I'm happy to give you the answer to your question but I will need some more information.
I assume the alarm started to sound and you couldn't turn it off, so remote batteries have been replaced.
Have you got spare key fob ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes I have. That is the one I replaced the battery in.

I have found this solution in the Toyota Owner's Club Forum Online. I have tried it all but it still doesn't work.

I am almost at the stage when I will have to take the car to a Toyota garage and be charged stupid money simple job.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
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After more than two weeks of waiting, I have not yet received any answer.
Expert:  Greg Szczygiel replied 3 years ago.
I'm trying to come up with the answer but I need to know the full scenario of what happened from the start.
Could you confirm the reason fob battery replacement, is it because alarm started to sound first and you could not use the remote to lock/unlock the car ? (disarm the alarm)
You came to your car, pressed the remote to unlock, it didn't work so key had to be used to enter the car ?
Is the remote central locking working now ?
Step 3 from the attached image, is this what you are doing now to in order to make it stop the siren ?
I know it sounds little bit twisted but I need to know in what order everything happened .
Yes it may be simple job to fix, if you we know where is the fault.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The key fob was showing signs of trouble. I sometimes had to press the lock button several times to lock the car.

Then, one day, the alarm went off while in my drive. I was at work but my wife said that she tried to disable it with the unlock button. It wouldn't disarm. She couldn't open the door either so she unlocked the door with the key.

The central locking does still work.

We had to disconnect the battery to stop the siren. when I do this, a clicking is heard few seconds.

When I reconnect the battery, the alarm sounds straightaway. If I close the doors and the bonnet the alarm stops but is still set. The little red lights on the dash and under the handbrake still flash.

When I follow the scenario given to you with my attachment, the alarm stops sounding and I can drive the car. The red lights are solid and as soon as I open the door the alarm sounds when I switch off the engine.

One thing I haven't tried yet is to recharge the main car battery. I'll do that tomorrow when I have time.

I changed the battery on the spare key hoping that it was a battery problem. Both key fobs show a light when either button is pressed.

I have had the RAC out to the car and he has done step one right beside the siren. No result.

Expert:  Greg Szczygiel replied 3 years ago.
Thanks information.
I'm looking into alarm system of your car, at the moment I can be sure the fobs are ok, the ability of the alarm module to receive the signal from the fobs has been lost.
While I'm trying to find the answer to you question could you check fuse no 9 or no 7 (Horn) in under bonnet fuse box.
You can try to disconnect the siren, there should be grey connector about 20 cm from the siren.