Sorry if this isn't the right spot for the question - tried in the new members area but was getting a lot of hits.
My 2000 Durango SLT 4x4 has the factory keyless anti-theft system with remote start on the fob.
My issue is that when I close the doors it beeps once immediately, then around 30 seconds later it arms the alarm even though i did not lock the doors! So if i go to open the door, the alarm goes off and all of the other campers stare at the guy who keeps arming his loud alarm by accident.
Is there a way to set it so the alarm only arms when I lock the doors with the fob or otherwise?
Thanks for any insight. I'm trying to avoid going all the way to a dealership for them to brush me off.
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To reset the factory alarm:
Lock the doors manually, Close doors, last door to lock and close is the drivers side, put key into the drivers side door and fully turn the key manually all the way to the left then all the way to the right, turn key to middle and pull the key out, open the drivers door.
-Phillip's Law: Four-wheel-drive just means getting stuck in more inaccessible places.
Now does that work to program a fob if its the 1st one. cause i seen they sell for my truck and i wanted to go to the junk yard grab one and program it but i heard that if you dont already have one only the dealer can program it
If you have the remote start on a fob, you have an aftermarket alarm system with remote start. To my knowledge, Dodge never offered that as an option. The only thing that a stock fob has on it is a panic button, lock, and unlock button on it. On the back of the fob it should read DaimlerChrysler on it, if it doesn't, it is aftermarket.
Ok, thanks all! My fob appears to be factory, dodge ram symbol and all. I'm out of town for a couple days, so I'll be double checking for daimlerchrysler on the back and trying to reset when I get home this weekend. In order to remote start, I press unlock three times, so it does only have the three buttons described and appears to look just like the last one my family had on another Durango.
I'll try to get a pic uploaded at some point soon with a decent camera (tried with my phone but that's not providing enough detail). The fob does say 'Chrylser p/n' on the back but also has TRW formed into the fob - not sure if that means it's aftermarket or if TRW built the fobs for Dodge at the time.
Sorry, but i haven't had time to look into it by resetting the alarm or trying to get eyes on the actual alarm unit. Work has had me in 4 different cities over the last week and not one of them is home!
hmm, so it sounds like mine is probably a factory fob. It is the first time I'd seen the remote start, though that's not saying much as my exposure to them is limited (one family member had a Durango in the past but it didn't have the remote start).
I wonder if the remote start is aftermarket using the factory fob? Either way, I'm hoping the reset fixes the original issue that i posted!
I have a 2000 durango. I had to disconnect the wires on the siren. My alarm goes off anytime I open the door and the only way I can shut it off is to use the FOB. I have tried to ground the light green and orange wire behind the drivers side kick panel with no luck. can anyone help with disconnecting the alarm?