Retired back to Bowties
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North Pole, Alaska
No fuse without killing lots of stuff. It's built into the ECM.
It arms when you use the power locks to lock the doors prior to closing any of the doors. In other words, to keep from arming it you need to lock the doors manually. Or you can do what I did and get an aftermarket RKE (Non IR type remote) setup that will lock and unlock my doors. The way to bypass the security system is to not lock the doors with my remote until after all the doors are closed. It's weird but it works.
It's supposed to go off after the battery is disconnected so that a thief wouldn't just unplug the battery to get past the alarm.
Yeah the IR keyless remotes (93-95) are worthless. I got a radio type (RKE) with brain, and two remotes for about $25 or so. It works great and I can use it more than 30 feet away. The IR's only work when you are standing beside the door.
Bad design, but at least they had keyless, not many manufacturers did in 94.
1985 1 ton K-5, Detroit diesel, 36" tires (going bigger when money permits), 4-speed manual swap, Rockwell T-case, Hybrid lift, 12.5K winch.