Alarm Issue on a 1997 Camaro - CamaroZ28.Com Message Board

Computer Diagnostics and Tuning Technical discussion on diagnostics and programming of the F-body computers

Alarm Issue on a 1997 Camaro

Reply

 
Old 10-11-2018, 06:19 PM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Venice Fl
Posts: 5
Alarm Issue on a 1997 Camaro

Can someone give me "detailed" information on how to disconnect (eliminate) the alarm on a 1997 F-body?
I can turn the alarm off with the remote, but if I open then close the door the alarm automatically resets. Me and a local shop have been trying for the last two weeks with no success.
Any help would be appreciated.

George
New member, but OLD time Racer with my 2nd 30th Aniv SS Conv!
xcesive is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 06:37 PM
  #2  
Member
 
GaryDoug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida West Coast
Posts: 1,176
Re: Alarm Issue on a 1997 Camaro

Do you have the owner's manual? If not, plug this into the search engine "1997 camaro owners manual" and download a free one from Chevy.
GaryDoug is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 12:29 AM
  #3  
Super Moderator
 
Injuneer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1998
Location: Hell was full so they sent me to NJ
Posts: 66,804
Re: Alarm Issue on a 1997 Camaro

https://my.chevrolet.com/content/dam...aro_owners.pdf

I'll reach out to you George, to see what's up with the move to Florida. I was just about to email you and Cliff to see if you might want to buy my car.
Injuneer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 07:28 AM
  #4  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Venice Fl
Posts: 5
Re: Alarm Issue on a 1997 Camaro

GaryDoug Thanks for the reply! I have the owners manual, nothing useful in there. I just ordered a full set of shop manual's from e-bay yesterday, hopefully they will help?

Injuneer Hi Fred! It's been a LONG time Looking forward to hearing from you, hopefully you can help me with this alarm issue? Definitely interested in hearing about what you want to do with your car! I'll tell you about my new 30th SS. It already has full suspension, cam, heads, headers, gears and converter LOL BTW I sent you a PM
George

Last edited by xcesive; 10-12-2018 at 07:32 AM.
xcesive is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 09:07 AM
  #5  
Super Moderator
 
Injuneer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1998
Location: Hell was full so they sent me to NJ
Posts: 66,804
Re: Alarm Issue on a 1997 Camaro

We could have given you a link to a free download of the factory service manual. GaryDoug has a site with a huge number of reference documents. And he is also better equipped to sort out the alarm issue.... he's the electrical engineer, I'm just the mechanical guy. He also lives in Florida. But I'll take a look at it too.

I read the PM. I'll respond. Been retired for 3 years. Amazing how I can spend so much time, and accomplish so little. We're going away for the weekend. I'll respond Monday.
Injuneer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2018, 11:16 PM
  #6  
Registered User
 
ACE1252's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Kernersville, NC
Posts: 1,946
Re: Alarm Issue on a 1997 Camaro

Page 2-21 of the driver's manual. It outlines the theft deterrent arming methods. Mode 1 is to disable the alarm system(alarm system off).

Page 2-19 tells you how to get it into programming mode in order to set the Mode 1 option on page 2-21.

Sounds like it's in Mode 4(passive arming).

Factory setting is Mode 3. That's what mine is currently set for....the alarm will not arm unless I lock the doors with the door lock button and close the door or I hit the lock button on the transmitter with all doors shut.

Last edited by ACE1252; 10-19-2018 at 01:29 AM.
ACE1252 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2018, 06:26 PM
  #7  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Venice Fl
Posts: 5
Re: Alarm Issue on a 1997 Camaro

I just wanted to thank EVERYONE for your help. After realizing what I was doing wrong, the alarm is reprogrammed and working properly.

Thanks Again!
George
xcesive is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
crazypurgatory
Car Audio and Electronics
10
04-27-2010 09:42 AM
Brdandon
Car Audio and Electronics
2
08-14-2008 07:27 PM
pillagenburn
LT1 Based Engine Tech
2
01-18-2005 11:45 AM
Chiappj
LT1 Based Engine Tech
2
06-15-2004 06:23 AM
Nomar
LT1 Based Engine Tech
3
10-31-2003 11:05 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Alarm Issue on a 1997 Camaro


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.