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 Posted: Feb 18th, 2010 09:19 PM
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I want to get a replacement keyless entry for my SVX.  This morning I tried to arm the security system without it.  It's the first time I've tried it since I got it.  When I pushed in the Security button, the light didn't come on and the system wouldn't arm. 

I'm at work right now, so I checked a picture of the fuse box.  I didn't see a fuse for the security system.  Is there a fuse for it that might be out, causing it not to work?  Or is it something else?

 Need to figure this out before I order the keyless.  Any help is greatly appreciated!



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 Posted: Feb 18th, 2010 09:36 PM
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The fuse for the security system is built into the security module. In 92-93 it is located behind the glovebox, in 94 and up and it in the trunk under the speaker shelf close to the driver side rear speaker. If it's working properly, the red light will be continuously blinking and when you lock the doors and leave the car it will arm about 30 seconds later automatically. I'd use a tester on the wires going to the LED bulb in the security switch. It could be burned out as I have experienced before.



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 Posted: Feb 18th, 2010 09:47 PM
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I tried arming it with the key and it didn't work.  I did it as the manual states.  Manual said it would have a short honk when it armed.  Mine never did that any of the times I tried.

So, I'm assuming it's the fuse behind the glovebox you are talking about.

Do you know how to get to it?  What do I need to do to get it fixed?

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SpadedOne wrote: I tried arming it with the key and it didn't work.  I did it as the manual states.  Manual said it would have a short honk when it armed.  Mine never did that any of the times I tried.

So, I'm assuming it's the fuse behind the glovebox you are talking about.

Do you know how to get to it?  What do I need to do to get it fixed?


What you do is turn on the system, lock the doors, shut them and then wait. About 30 seconds later it will honk the horn one time and lock the doors. Try it once and if it doesn't work push the security button and try it again. If it still doesn't work, then check out the fuse. You'll need to remove the glovebox door and glovebox to get to the security module.



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How do I take out my glovebox?  Is it just the visual screws inside of it?  Do I have to take the door off of it first?  Is the fuse easy to find once it's out?

Sorry for all the questions.  It's my pride and joy next to my daughter, so I want to make sure I do everything correctly and take car of my other baby.



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SpadedOne wrote: How do I take out my glovebox?  Is it just the visual screws inside of it?  Do I have to take the door off of it first?  Is the fuse easy to find once it's out?

Sorry for all the questions.  It's my pride and joy next to my daughter, so I want to make sure I do everything correctly and take car of my other baby.

Remove the door first then remove all of the screws and bolts you see inside the glovebox. Once you pull the glovebox out, the security module will be in the upper right side area behind it. The fuse is located behind a big plastic screw located on the module. You'll have to remove the module more than likely to get to it. There are two bolts holding it in.



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