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Same here... I have a 1998 Toyota Avalon XL. My car battery died. Replaced my car battery, but found out that when you unplug and plug the car battery with this car it engages in security mode (I have factory car alarm). This disables the engine and wont let you turn the ignition aka start the car engine until the remote (keyless entry) "UNLOCK" is applied. My remote is also lost so I cannot disable the alarm.
The only thing I can think of to do is unplug the battery again to disable everything (car alarms are annoying...) and call the dealer to pick the car up and perform the diagnosis. Most likely they will offer you another keyless (ugh... expensive) and/or you could ask to disable the factory car alarm.
I know thats not much help but it seems to be the only option from what I researched currently....

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 09, 2016 | 3,300 views


no problem, connect battery and then use key to lock and then unlock the driver door, this will shut down alarm. hope this helps.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 29, 2010 | 830 views


A relay in the breaker box next to the battery. The horn is high voltage, well, not really, but it is a big wire, and you should have more 3 wire relays next to it there, you can pull one out and plug it in if it fits and see if the horn works. Check it out.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010 | 124 views


u cant unless ur good at computers and wirin--get the key code from the VIN # and make one at a locksmith

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 19, 2010 | 224 views


1998 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0 liter DOHC V-6 (1MZ-FE)

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I hope help with this (remember to rate and comment this).

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 05, 2013 | 4,498 views


If you turn the key and you hear nothing, chances are it maybe your ignition switch, or cylinder (the part you put the key into). On the other hand if you turn the key and you hear a clicking sound, then you are looking at your battery or your starter. I recommend having your battery and starter properly tested before making a diagnosis. I hope this helps and don't forget to rate me!

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 24, 2010 | 195 views


Hi, to change spark plug first remove coil over connecting clip ensuring to depress connector release. Next remove coil over retaining bolts. Remove coil over carefully directing coil toward driver side until rubber end able to flex out of sparkplug access tube. Remove sparkplug using sparkplug socket with rubber insert. Had to remove ratchet to gain enough clearance. At this point you should be able to remove sparkplug by tilting extension & socket toward drivers side of car. Then lay horizontal & remove toward passenger side of car. If unable to gain access in this manner you probably have too long an extension. Take care as not to damage spark plug coil over as they are considerably expensive.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 18, 2010 | 1,178 views


could be a blown head gasket or a cracked head. Need to know if the white smoke smells sweet if so then it is the above

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 13, 2010 | 410 views


sounds like the top plate for the strut is bad, i beleive you may be able to just replace the plate and not the whole strut ,

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010 | 463 views


you really need to take back to them and get the computer scanned to see what codes are present and go from there hope this helps

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010 | 278 views


1992-93/1994-2001 toyota V6 every 60K miles
Toyota recommends replacing the waterpump at the same time!!

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 02, 2010 | 204 views


Hello. Welcome to FixYa. Please allow me to assist you.

What we do in my Toyota service department is to raise the vehicle, remove the transaxle from under the car, then lower the car, and pull the engine out form the top. This is the fastest and easiest way. However, you need to support the engine with a device that straddles the inner fenders, and will hold up the engine while the transmission is being removed. You can pull the entire engine/transaxle out thru the top, but is is much more difficult. You should not try to take the engine out thru the bottom. That is a very frustrating and time consuming job.

Thanks for choosing FIxYa today. Hopefully, my input will be truly useful, and, if so, a 4-thumbs rating for my help would be very nice of you.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 22, 2010 | 125 views


This could just be a simple switch issue

Try finding a replacement switch and testing it out i am sure it won't cost much and may save you repairing/replacing seat motors

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 22, 2010 | 295 views


try to direct a wire to efi main relay to pin 1, direct to battery, does it on continue? if continous on, your ignition switch is the problem

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 19, 2010 | 927 views


coils only go on one way check your plugs or injectors

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010 | 51 views


Could be time for an AC check-up to make sure system is working properly/check for leaks/check cooling system operation. Might just be needing a freon re-charge. Hope this is helpful.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 10, 2010 | 179 views


What gasket did you replace?

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 07, 2010 | 95 views


chances are the heat from the cigar lighter melted and the a/c switch/wiring,replacement time.......(if you can get a small mirror behind dash to see if its melted you could save yourself a lot of hassle taking all apart).

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010 | 353 views


never took one off so i do not know but it cannot be difficult for a person of high inteligence like yourself

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 01, 2010 | 83 views


in each exh. manifold, you need to know which one you are talking about.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Mar 12, 2010 | 99 views

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