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I'll try to explain this as best as I can because it has me confused as to what happened or what is going on.

About a week ago a co-workers vehicle wouldn't start due to a battery issue, I gave him a jump and since then my Versa has been acting differently.

Before the jump when I would lock my Versa the lights on both the back and front would blink, nothing else. When I would unlock it, nothing at all would happen no lights or anything.

After the jump, when I would lock it the lights would flash but the horn went off once. And when I would unlock it the lights would flash.

I am just wondering what happened to make it change like that as I assume what is happening now was supposed to happen before. Really baffled by it and am hoping it's not a cause for concern but would like to know now.

Any clue?

It's a 2009 Versa S Hatchback, has original Nissan battery in it. (not sure if relevant)
 

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I'll try to explain this as best as I can because it has me confused as to what happened or what is going on.

About a week ago a co-workers vehicle wouldn't start due to a battery issue, I gave him a jump and since then my Versa has been acting differently.

Before the jump when I would lock my Versa the lights on both the back and front would blink, nothing else. When I would unlock it, nothing at all would happen no lights or anything.

After the jump, when I would lock it the lights would flash but the horn went off once. And when I would unlock it the lights would flash.

I am just wondering what happened to make it change like that as I assume what is happening now was supposed to happen before. Really baffled by it and am hoping it's not a cause for concern but would like to know now.

Any clue?

Your "after the jump"description is exactly the way both my Versas operate. I think there is an option in the owners manual where you can set up different preferences when locking and unlocking the car. As for the reason yours changed by jumping the other car, it could have something to do with a possible voltage fluctuation when you actually jumped the car. With todays vehicles, you have to be extremely careful when using your car to jump another vehicle. The electronics are susceptible to voltage spikes, and can be damaged if the jump is not done correctly. In your case, you ended up with positive results.
 

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It appears your horn chirp may have been reset to default.

Normally, as Pimperell described, the horn will chirp when locking the car, UNLESS one of the doors is open or ajar, then the doors will lock but the horn will not chirp.

I have not done this, but it appears you can program the horn to be disabled if desired using this procedure (see note towards the top).

Nissan Vehicles Remote Key Fob Reprogramming Procedure | Nissanhelp.com
 

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This is all good to know & I thank both of you for the information. I was worried that there was something going on that could be a possible electrical problem. Had a car with serious electrical issues and didn't want to deal with that again.
 

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That battery is near the end of its life, being at least 5, and likely 6, years old. You can replace it proactively, or wait until it doesn't start. Because your settings got reset during a jump, I would take that as a sign that the battery is weakened.

When replacing the battery, look for the highest CCA (cold crank amps) you can afford, and avoid batteries that are too tall (Optima), as installing them will be a royal pain.
 
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