Disconnect Battery and Car Alarm Won't Shut Off
I added another Ford product to my stable yesterday (2001 Mercury Mountaineer w/ 5.0L), and at the time I picked it up I had to change the A/C pump out. To do this I had to remove the battery.
So I get everything back in and go to connect the battery (positive first, then negative), and the car alarm starts going off like as if I just hot-wired it! I had the key, so I put it in and tried to see if turning it on with the key would shut it up, but it didn't! I couldn't even start the thing!!
At this point I disconnected the battery again and went online to see how to stop this from happening, and found:
"Hold the #1 button down on the keyless entry remote while connecting the battery."
I did this, and it worked...BUT THIS IS STUPID!! My concern is what if the keyless remote gets lost/broken/battery dies...etc... What if I don't HAVE a keyless remote, how then can I change the battery lets say??
Does anyone know how stop the car alarm with out the remote, and better yet, how to disable this b***s**t so it doesn't do that??
This is the newest car I have ever owned, and it may be the last if this keeps up...