How to Disable the Alarm on a 1997 Camryby David Clair
Some models of the 1997 Toyota Camry are equipped with an anti-theft alarm system that uses sensors located on various parts of the car to deter unauthorized entry. When the alarm is activated, audio and visual signals are turned on. In some situations, it may be necessary to disable the alarm to prevent it from being activated. The alarm system can be re-activated at any time after it is disabled.
Insert the key into the ignition.
Turn the ignition switch to "ON" without starting the engine.
Press and hold the valet button, located beneath the steering column, until the security light on the dash comes on. The security light serves as a reminder that the alarm system is disabled.
Turn the ignition off.
- "Toyota Camry 1997-2001 Repair Manual"; Chilton; 2003