®




Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: 1997 Toyota Camry - Reset factory alarm after having changed battery

  1. #1
    Don
    Guest Don's Avatar

    Default 1997 Toyota Camry - Reset factory alarm 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?

  2. #2
    wp51dos
    Guest wp51dos's Avatar

    Default 1997 Toyota Camry - Reset factory alarm 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?

  3. #3
    Don
    Guest Don's Avatar

    Default 1997 Toyota Camry - Reset factory alarm 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..........m> wrote in message
    news:1162946367.791530.270350@m7g2000cwm.......... ...........
    > 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?

    >

  4. #4
    wp51dos
    Guest wp51dos's Avatar

    Default 1997 Toyota Camry - Reset factory alarm after having changed battery

    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •