How do I turn off the alarm without the "Panic" button on the fob?

Asked by Shannon Sep 27, 2016 at 02:20 PM about the 2005 Toyota Prius

Question type: General

Battery died over the weekend. I connected the battery to a charger and the alarm started pathetically beeping(didn't sound like alarm more like a kid playing in the front seat and accidently hitting the horn every so often at different intervals for different amounts of time). took out the battery and replaced it cuz the battery was just dead. now the alarm is going off but the panic button on the fob isn't working. (probably needs a new battery).  How do I manually shut off the alarm inside the car.

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Unlock the driver's door with the actual key, and then try starting the car.

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The 12v battery on my 2009 Prius died. After recharging the battery and pressing the Power button, the car seemingly came back to life but with the anti-theft alarm blaring continuously, which I was not able to turn off using the fob. Although the car appeared to "come back to life" with all the lights on on the dashboard, etc., it still wouldn't start because the alarm had disabled the starting protocol. The car is keyless, so I don't have an "actual key" to "unlock the driver's door," so that's not going to work. Any useful information would be appreciated.

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