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How to Disable a Checkmate Car Alarm

by Matthew Fortuna

Checkmate is an aftermarket car alarm brand that can be fitted to models of all makes and years. Normally, a remote is used to enable or disable the car alarm, but if the remote breaks, you may have to use an alternative method.

Step 1

Set off your alarm by locking and pulling the door handle from the outside.

Step 2

Enter your car and insert your key into the ignition. Turning the key to the "On" position will disable your alarm if it is working properly.

Locate the alarm transmitter under your steering column. Remove wires until you find the correct one and the alarm turns off.

About the Author

Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, and, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.

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