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Turn off the security alarm

My 2003 Kia Spectra sat idle for 8 months and when I attempted to start it naturally the battery was dead. So I recharged the battery and started the car but the security alarm activated. I do not have a fob remote with which to turn it off so how is it done otherwise. I disconnected the ground cable on the battery for a few minutes thinking that would de-activate it but that was unsuccessful. I also thought that turning on the ignition key might work but it didn't as well. And I locked the car doors and unlocked them several times but that didn't help as well. Well, today I took the car to service at the Kia dealership to find out if there was a quick fix to this problem. The service manager offered no advice and suggested that I have one of there techs look at it. $$$$$$ I said "no thankyou" with the possibility that someone out there has an easy solution.


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Well, I solved my own problem thanks to kiatechinfo.com. What a great website. There I was able to read the manual regarding the alarm control installation and operation. I learned that there is an alarm override button above the fuse box on the drivers side panel below the dash. An easy solution as I expected. And it says a lot about the service manager I spoke with at the Kia dealership who suggested that I have a technician have a look at it for there minimum labor rate.
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