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How to Disable the Alarm on a 2002 Mazda Protege

by Daniel Valladares

In order to disable the alarm from your 2002 Mazda Protege, you will need one of three things: your Protege's remote control, your Protege's ignition key, or a fuse puller. The alarm can be disabled through the remote control, by fully locking and unlocking the vehicle's ignition, or by removing the alarm fuse from the engine compartment fuse panel. Be sure to not leave your alarm disabled for an extended period of time, as this can make your Protege more vulnerable to theft.

Press the "Panic" button on the remote control to stop the alarm from going off.

Press the "Unlock" button on the remote control twice to temporarily disable your Protege's alarm. Inserting the key into the ignition and fully turning it all the way toward you and then all the way forward will also temporarily disable the Protege's alarm. To permanently disable the alarm, you will need to remove the alarm fuse.

Open the hood and remove the fuse block's cover. The Protege's fuse block is located in the corner of the engine compartment.

Remove the fuse in slot 57 with a fuse puller. This is the alarm fuse and will be labeled "ALARM." To reinstall the alarm system, simply reinstall the fuse into the fuse block.

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About the Author

Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.

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