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How to Disable an Alarm in a Dodge Durango

by Abigail O'Connell

Car alarms are a great tool to deter theft. But when your Dodge Durango alarm is engaged and cannot be disabled with the keyless entry pad, it can just be a nuisance. When the alarm is set, it's impossible to start the engine without resetting the alarm. After disabling the alarm, the alarm will only engage with the keyless entry pad. To arm the alarm after disabling, follow the steps listed under "Returning alarm to armed mode."

Disengaging the Alarm

Put the key in the ignition.

Turn the key forward all the way just before you hear the engine cranking.

Within five seconds of turning the key forward, locate, press and hold the valet/override button under the dashboard. It is a spring-loaded push button.

Hold the valet/override button until the blinking, LED light in the dashboard goes solid and the siren chirps. The alarm has been reset.

Returning Alarm to Armed Mode

Put the key in the ignition.

Turn the key forward all the way just before you hear the engine cranking.

Within five seconds of turning the key forward, locate, press and hold the valet/override button under the dashboard. It is a spring-loaded push button.

Hold the valet/override button until the blinking, LED light in the dashboard goes solid and the siren chirps twice. The two chirps confirm the alarm has been set to the usable armed mode.

About the Author

Abigail O'Connell is a freelance writer based in Louisville, Ky., and has been writing since 2009. She has been published in a local alternative weekly and has also been featured on Altweeklies.com. O'Connell is a recent graduate of Indiana University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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