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Old 01-07-2007, 01:00 AM
igorotb igorotb is offline
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Default Alarm system problem '97 dakota

For the past few days, I noticed a blinking light in the dashboard, that says "security", when I turned the engine off and got out of the truck... Yesterday, theblinking light came out butthen the head light and the horn started coming on and off...I tried starting the truck but it would just start andand die... Any help would be appreciated..

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Old 01-07-2007, 01:12 AM
dodgedakota98luver dodgedakota98luver is offline
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did you try starting it without a smart key? that would cause problems
1998 Dakota Sport 4x4
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5.2 V8 5 speed Manual
31x10.50 Federal Couragia M/T
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:24 AM
igorotb igorotb is offline
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hello again,
I don't know what you mean by a smart key.. But today I reconnected the battery cable and the alarm is gone... Started the truck and test drove it around the block... But I still need to know what trigger this and how to reset itif it happenes again.. I haven't been using the remote door openner for sometime...

and yes, this is my first american truck...
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:54 AM
offroadgolfer offroadgolfer is offline
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Default RE: Alarm system problem '97 dakota

Next time your factory truck alarm starts going off, get out of the truck, shut the drivers door, put your key in the lock, turn the key fully to the left, locking it , then fully to the right unlocking it, this will disable your alarm. My truck does exactly what you are describing every once in awhile, im not sure what i am doing to get it to go off like that or even how i am getting the alarm to come on, but at least i found a way to shut it off without a remote. Also i do not have a smart key, at least i dont think so, looks like a plain key to me.
1997 Dakota slt 4x4, 5.2, Ext cab, Auto, White
Chrome bumpers
Airaid CAI
31x10.5 from factory
Running boards
Chrome rocker panels
Sprayed bed liner

2001 Suzuki Hayabusa
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