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alarm going off

For three out of the past 4 days my alarm has gone off randomly. Once when i unlocked it from the outside. and twice after i had turn the car off about 20 seconds later it went off. anybody have this happen to them? 1997 4.6 btw
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Heres a question, how do I disarm the alarm so I dont have to worry about it??
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Clip the siren wires. Should be by a front shock in the engine bay.

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Factory alarm?

Check the remote battery, does it only do it when you're close? maybe letting you know the battery is low. Check for the manual, if you don't have it look online. There should be a way to reset it, try that. Or valet mode. if you just want it disabled do like 1996Project-bird said but if it has the ignition kill that may not be a good permanent solution.

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Factory alarm?

Check the remote battery, does it only do it when you're close? maybe letting you know the battery is low. Check for the manual, if you don't have it look online. There should be a way to reset it, try that. Or valet mode. if you just want it disabled do like 1996Project-bird said but if it has the ignition kill that may not be a good permanent solution.
No remote entry, just a simple ol key. Its done it a few more times, once while i was in the store and i heard it going off so i just let it go off and after about 4 mins it went off on its own.
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I would chase down the alarm module, unplug it, and short the starter circuit wires together. I did this on a E-150 conversion van last year. I only heard the alarm go off once in my 96 and that was from starting it using the ignition switch and not turning the key, iirc.

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My trunk switch went bad and it did the same thing. So I just unplugged it. If turning the key in either door lock shuts the alarm off that's most likely the problem. There's a plug going into the trunk latch. Just unplug it and see if your problem is solved.
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Mine does the same thing except it's an aftermarket Clarion/Ungo unit. I have yet to resolve the issue, so I keep the car disarmed. I notice at night that the interior lights cycle on and off. My alarm is wired to go off when the dome light circuit is energized (along with many other scenarios) so I'm guessing it may be a door switch or something.

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When nobody replies back to a post, it usually means there's an easily searchable thread that talks about diagnosing the issue.

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One of your sensors is bad, most likely.

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x2 ^^

also you never said if it was OE or aftermarket.

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No remote entry, just a simple ol key.
The OE on my brothers 97 had a remote. If you don't have the remote look in the trunk, pull back the carpet by the fuel shut off switch. That's where I found his. Don't know who put it there but that's where I found it. Anyway, I would just remove it. Get a decent alarm if you want/need one.

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My 97 v6 had the factory alarm anytime you'd lock the doors with the button on the drivers side interior switch panel (for example if the battery in the remote was dead) it would light up the theft logo on the dash, if you didn't unlock it and relock it with the key from the drivers door the alarm would go off. Unlocking and relocking the drivers side door manually disabled the alarm.

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If it is a factory alarm, there are two inline fuse holders in the trunk on the wiring coming off the RKE module on the drivers side of the trunk under the side trunk carpet. I forget which fuse it is, but if you pull one of them, the factory alarm will no longer function, and will no longer interfere with your life. You could probably also unplug the tan-ish colored alarm module in the trunk as well, to accomplish the same thing. Mine has the factory alarm, with the fuse removed...it also has an aftermarket alarm. I plugged a fuse back in, re-activating the factory alarm, and it behaved strangely...I am not sure if the aftermarket alarm is interfering with it, or if it just had developed issues, and that is why the fuse is removed...either way, I'd say ditch it, not worth the trouble.
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