Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
-
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Nissan > Quest | Presage | Serena
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-31-2004, 01:05 AM   #1
racer_65
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Palo Alto, California
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Alarm Problem

I own a 2000 Nissan Quest minivan. Recently, I had this problem where the alarm cannot be shut off by unlocking the vehicle with a key. According to the owner's manual, there are 2 ways to turn off the alarm. One way is to unlock the vehcile with a key; the second way is to unlock the vehicle with the remote keyfob. My remote is no longer working, so I cannot use the second method.

Now I can no longer use the vehicle. The alarm sounds whenever I enter the vehicle, and it deactivates the ignition so I can't start it. Therefore, I was forced to take it in to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed the problem to be something wrong with the vehicle entry module, which is an electronic unit. They want to charge to a whopping $800 for this job, including diagnosis, parts, and labor to replace the module.

Can anyone offer some advice? Is the dealer taking advantage of me since the car is not driveable (it was towed in)? How much should this job cost? Is this the kind of thing other independent shops can fix? Can I fix it myself? Thanks in advance.
racer_65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 06:53 AM   #2
ponchonutty
AF Enthusiast
 
ponchonutty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New Washington
Posts: 3,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Alarm Problem

are u sure it's an OEM alarm?
__________________
Silverado Ext. Cab 4x4 z71
Pioneer 4900mp
Orion P6.2 Componet sets front
Orion C63 Coax rear
DirectedVideo 9" all in one DVD with surround


2007 SATURN OUTLOOK AWD XR with full entertainment package
ponchonutty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 03:00 PM   #3
racer_65
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Palo Alto, California
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Re: Alarm Problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by ponchonutty
are u sure it's an OEM alarm?
Yes. It's an integrated system. The electrical diagram is even shown in the Haynes manual. The actual name of the module is called "Smart Entry Controller" (except it's not acting very smart in this case).
racer_65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 07:36 PM   #4
ponchonutty
AF Enthusiast
 
ponchonutty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New Washington
Posts: 3,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Alarm Problem

have you tried unlocking it with the key in the pass. door or rear door if you have a lock there?
__________________
Silverado Ext. Cab 4x4 z71
Pioneer 4900mp
Orion P6.2 Componet sets front
Orion C63 Coax rear
DirectedVideo 9" all in one DVD with surround


2007 SATURN OUTLOOK AWD XR with full entertainment package
ponchonutty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2004, 03:52 PM   #5
racer_65
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Palo Alto, California
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Re: Re: Alarm Problem

Yup, tried all those. The alarm still would not shut off.

However, before I damaged the remote keyfob, it would shut off when I hit the "unlock" on the keyfob.
racer_65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2004, 06:44 PM   #6
ponchonutty
AF Enthusiast
 
ponchonutty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New Washington
Posts: 3,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Alarm Problem

My guess is the "switches" in the doors no longer work since they've never had to before. You'll have to take it to either the dealer or alarm shop for help.
__________________
Silverado Ext. Cab 4x4 z71
Pioneer 4900mp
Orion P6.2 Componet sets front
Orion C63 Coax rear
DirectedVideo 9" all in one DVD with surround


2007 SATURN OUTLOOK AWD XR with full entertainment package
ponchonutty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2004, 05:09 PM   #7
Louie B
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Brookyln, New York
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a 1999 Nissan Quest with an OEM factory alarm that will not arm itself. The remote will only open the door, and the LED blinks only when the door is open. When I try to use the key to arm it, it still does not work.
Louie B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2016, 10:01 AM   #8
Wileman1001
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: South Pittsburgh, Tennessee
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Alarm Problem

OK I know it's a old post. But it's one with out a answer. I just had to do this on a quest. Open the hood look for a rubber boot with a rod in it sticking up a little bit above the finder. When the hood opens it tells the alarm system the car is being repaired. Now don't unplug it. It has one 10mm bolt in the side of it. Take it out an turn the switch so the hood don't press it. Now you have no automatic door locking an no alarm going off. Good luck
Wileman1001 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD


Bookmarks
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Nissan > Quest | Presage | Serena

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 PM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
no new posts