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1995 Toyota Camry Question: How To Disable/Reset 1995 Camry Factory Anti-Theft System

 

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Bewildered, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Grant, AL, September 28, 2009, 10:32
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I purchased 95 Camry nearly 7 years ago for cheap work car & have had no problems until I put it in shop couple weeks ago to have a new fuel pump installed. The mechanics disconnected battery to install pump. Afterwards when they hooked battery back up the alarm system activated (1st time ever since I've owned it)and evidently disabled electrical current to starter system. The horn stops blowing after minute or two but car engine still won't even turn over? Absolutely nothing mentioned about Car's Anti-theft system in owner's manual...Can someone give me instructions on what to do?

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    lawrenceg October 29, 2009, 10:27
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    Hi, Were you able to get this resolved? Is this a factory fitted alarm or aftermarket? And why didn't the shop that replaced the fuel pump address this?

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    Visitor, September 12, 2010, 08:51

    Why didnt you answer with the way to remedy this issue , i took out my battery to replace it and have the same problem, can you please tell us how to reset the alarm after removing the battery. Please

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    Visitor, November 01, 2010, 15:22

    Did you ever figure this out? I am having this exact same issue

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    Visitor, November 01, 2010, 19:07

    he didn't answer because the answer is dependant on whether the alarm is factory or after market--each one has different steps to take to reset it to being disarmed! normally on aftermarket, there is a button that needs to be pushed after you turn the ignition switch on then off twice; on the factory system, there are various different potential actions depending on vehicle manufacturer--but most of the time it is related to turning the ignition switch in a series of predetermined strokes as well.

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    Visitor, November 01, 2010, 20:51

    I'm having the exact same issue today on a 99 toyota camry. Still haven't figured it out...calling the toyota dealership did not help. They said to put key in, press red button to left of steering wheel so that it is in the "out" position, turn key to ACC, hold in red button, turn key to ON, and then the car should start...

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    Visitor, January 18, 2011, 19:23

    the process above really works if you have a 1999 toyota camry that won't start due to the antitheft system!! At least it did for us ( :

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    Visitor, June 09, 2011, 19:22

    OMG!! I need help with this too! Has anyone found the answer??

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    Visitor, June 20, 2011, 11:03

    Hello...sorry for "late" reply. I actually found a very small toggle switch on the left side kicker panel that once I flipped to off position, turned ignition switch on/off and then flipped toggle switch back on system reset and I was able to start the engine. Another mechanic told me it should be located under the driver's seat but after an exhaustive search and finding nothing I started looking under the dash and just happened to see it and like I said, mine was a very small toggle switch.

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    psuedo Mech, March 12, 2013, 10:52
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    Hi read your post and wondered exactly where did you find toggle swith to reset theft deterrent sys. I have no red button left of steering wheel nor very small toggle switch down by foot kick plate on my 1999 Camry. Looked under drivers seat but see nothing.
    My car turns over perfect and all lights on dash work. I can tell something with theft det sys needs to be reset. Dealers are no help.
    Please advise

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    Robgurl, April 07, 2014, 20:35
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    To disarm your alarm so your 1999 Camry will crank, look under your dash and find the little black box, unplug it, you will not have an alarm, but you can crank your car. You do not have to spend $100 to fix this cheap after market alarm system that is a pain in the drain!

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    efosil December 04, 2012, 15:45
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    Is probably that the Alarm System in this 95 Camry is a Chapman Alarm. If this is the case, you'll find a red button and a toggle in the drivers left foot side. To use the car probably you'll need to program a new remote control. They are really very hard to find.

    If this is your situation, please let us know in this forum.

    Thanks

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    psuedo Mech, March 12, 2013, 10:55
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    Have 1999 Camry with starting problems due to anti theft deter sys. I have no toggle that I can find to reset nor red button on left side of steering wheel. I have tried the 5 times cycle of on/off etc etc. Any suggestions? Turns over beautiful, all lights working.
    Thanks for any suggestions

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    myspace July 16, 2014, 09:16
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    Same issue, unplug battery for about 4 hours, will cause reset. if you have the aftermarket and car from east coast this was recalled as it can give a false open signal to the onboard computer. replacement shockingly expensive so I have learned to live with it.

    I did pull the fuse for the car alarm which at least causes less embarrassment when the system goes off. LOL

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