Buick Regal Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Regal: Vehicle Alarm System

Anti-Theft Locking System

Warning: Do not use the system if there are people in the vehicle! The doors cannot be unlocked or opened from the inside.

The vehicle is equipped with a deadbolt locking feature in addition to the standard door locks.

The deadbolt is engaged whenever twice within five seconds with all on the RKE transmitter is pressed twice within five seconds with all doors closed and the vehicle off.

The deadbolt lock can also be engaged with the Keyless Access system.

When the doors are secured with the deadbolt, they cannot be unlocked or opened using the controls or handles inside the vehicle.

Press open the deadbolt and unlock the on the transmitter once to open the deadbolt and unlock the driver door. Pressing five seconds will unlock all of the again within five seconds will unlock all of the doors.

Anti-Theft Alarm System

The anti-theft alarm system is combined with the anti-theft locking system. The system monitors:

  • The doors, liftgate, and hood.
  • The passenger compartment and cargo area.
  • Vehicle inclination.
  • The ignition.

Indicator Light

The indicator light, on the

The indicator light, on the instrument panel near the windshield, indicates the status of the system:

Off : Alarm system is disarmed.

On Solid : Vehicle is secured during the delay to arm the system.

Fast Flash : Vehicle is unsecured.

A door, the hood, or the liftgate is open, or there is a system fault.

Slow Flash : Alarm system is armed.

Arming the Alarm System

1. Close the liftgate and the hood.

Turn off the vehicle.

2. Lock the vehicle in one of three ways:

  • Use the RKE transmitter.
  • Use the Keyless Access system.
  • With a door open, press on the interior of the door. on the interior of the door.

3. After 30 seconds the alarm system will arm, and the indicator light will begin to slowly flash indicating the alarm system is operating.

Pressing transmitter a second time will on the RKE transmitter a second time will bypass the 30-second delay and immediately arm the alarm system.

The vehicle alarm system will not arm if the doors are locked with the key.

If the driver door is opened without first unlocking with the RKE transmitter, the horn will chirp and the lights will flash to indicate pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not started, or the door is not unlocked by pressing transmitter during the 10-second on the RKE transmitter during the 10-second pre-alarm, the alarm will be activated.

If a door, the hood, or the liftgate is opened without first disarming the system, the turn signals will flash and the horn will sound for about 30 seconds. The alarm system will then re-arm to monitor for the next unauthorized event.

Disarming the Alarm System

Do one of the following to disarm the alarm system or turn off the alarm if it has been activated:

  • Press transmitter. on the RKE transmitter.
  • Unlock the vehicle using the Keyless Access system.
  • Start the vehicle.

To avoid setting off the alarm by accident:

  • Lock the vehicle after all occupants have left the vehicle and all doors are closed.
  • Always unlock a door with the RKE transmitter or use the Keyless Access system.

Unlocking the driver door with the key will not disarm the system or turn off the alarm.

How to Detect a Tamper Condition

If transmitter and the horn chirps three is pressed on the RKE transmitter and the horn chirps three times, an alarm occurred previously while the alarm system was armed.

If the alarm has been activated, a message will appear on the DIC.


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