I just returned from a two week vacation to find my 1999 Dodge Grand
Caravanís battery dead. When I hooked up the charger, the lights began
to blink, the horn began to honk, and the "Alarm Set" light on the
dash flashed, just as if the alarm had been triggered. I disconnected
the positive terminal and fully recharged the battery, hoping the
problem would reset. When I reconnected the charged battery, the
lights and horn went off again. I tried to stop the alarm using the
key fob, but the doors would neither lock nor unlock using the key fob
controls. The van will start, but soon stalls, as is should when alarm
I have tried my key fob and my wifeís key fob and neither will work.
Anyone have an idea what has happened here? Last year I had lightening
hit the van and the computers went haywire. Could this be another
lightening hit? Is there a manual way to reset the alarm or to reset
whatever communicates with the key fobs? Thanks for any help.
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