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Alarm system is active. Engine does not turnover. Red indicater light flashing transmission will not come out of park battery shows full charge. 1997 xk8 convertible

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SOURCE: parking lights flash drains battery on security system

mine was doing that and it was cause of a relay in the fuse box under the hood got moisture in it and was shorting out i caught it flashing the lights once and sounding the horn like it was hoarse replaced the relay like 4.95 at autozone and it fixed the problem

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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SOURCE: xk8 stuck in park

í just had this happen to me. I disconnected the battery for over night reconnected the next day and the problem went away. now my 1998 xk8 conv. my window won't go back up after i shut the door and goes down if i touch the handle

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 1996 Grand Cherokee keyless entry problem

That remote should not be able to  be programmed by you, it needs to be programmed by the dealer using their computer.  I know that some later and earlier models can be programmed by the user, but I did some research on this as i have a 96 as well and it seems the 96 was a dealer computer thing.  If you in fact bought the remote from the dealer they should be willing to program it for FREE.  Otherwise I was given a $30 estimate for the programming.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: 2006 aveo alarm system

this happened to me and it drove me crazy for a few days. check that the hood is closed tightly. its held shut for the most part by a peice of metal with a screw on one side, a spring around it, and a nub looking shape that fits into the locking device above the bumper. When i finally checked my hood, the entire bit of metal had come unscrewed and was stuck in the locking device, leaving my hood held shut only by the safety clamp. remove it from the locking part and screw it back into the hood, closing it a few times to find the right distance to screw it in. lock your car and hear that chirp, that should fix it

if thats not the case then check that all of the doors are closed nice and tight... if the doors lock but the audible alarm is not armed then that is most likely the case

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 XK8 Transmission Failure. Will 2001 XK8 transmission work

I had a similar problem with my 1997 XK8. Apparently the transmission will not last much more than 100,000 miles. You need to replace the clutch in the transmission - cost between $2,500 and $4,000.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire (+): Black/Yellow
Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Starter Positive Wire (+): Blue/Red
Starter Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Ignition Positive Wire (+): Red
Ignition Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Accessory Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Accessory Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Parking Light Positive Wire (+): Red
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Power Door Lock Negative Wire Location: To Drivers Door Only

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Brake Light Positive Wire Location: At Switch Above Brake Pedal

CODE ALARM SYSTEM

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Impreza 1996-2001
Legacy 1995-1999
Forester 1998-2000

codealarmremote2.jpgBattery GP-23A

Lock: Left button will lock all doors. Double chirp indicates locked.
Unlock: Right button will unlock driver's door only. Hold unlock button app 6 seconds, it will unlock all doors including rear gate. Single chirp indicated unlock.
If the car chirps or lights flash 4x the alarm was triggered.
Panic. Press both buttons to activate emergency honk and flashing lights.
Valet mode: With optional alarm onlyPress the red alarm button on the left of the steering wheel. The light will quickly double flash. To re-set back to normal mode, press the red alarm light button again

Battery failed and lights flashing?
Parking lights will flash when the vehicle's battery is disconnected and reconnected.
To stop lights from flashing, either:
Press remote transmitter "UNLOCK" button once OR turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position and press programming button for one second (see below).
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Programming or Overriding the Alarm when you have lost the remote
Open driver's door.
Turn ignition key to 'On'
Press and *hold programming button* in (see diagram, button under dashboard)
After 15 seconds the the door locks will cycle 3 times. Do not release Programming button.
Press lock (left) button the remotes to be programmed. The door locks will cycle one time. Exit programming mode by releasing Programming button under dashboard and turning key to off.


codealarmremote1.jpgCode Alarm Programming Button is under dashboard on the kick panel by the driver's left knee, left of the steering column. If you can't find it, it might still be tucked up in the wiring harness higher up in that same general area. The botton is recessed in a plastic ring (see diagram).
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