How to prevent alarm from going off??

Asked by Sep 06, 2016 at 04:07 AM about the 2010 Ford Focus SE

Question type: General

Hi so I recently bought a used car.  I have no
problem with it but every single time I use the key
to unlock the door.  The notification panel starts
telling me to start the car so the alarm will not go
off.  It drives me crasy I have people waiting for me
to unlock the door for them but first I have to start
the car before I do that.  If not the alarm will set off
just the emergency lights go off but no noise.  Can
someone tell me what I can do to fix that..  

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The way the Ford system works, if you use a key in the door to open it, you need to start the car to disarm the system, which you found out. So why are you not using your Key Fob? Using a Fob/Remote to open the doors will disarm the system and you will have no more worries. Have a local locksmith or dealership program a Fob remote for you, get 2 or 3 in case you lose one in the future.

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