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Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! #164542 Apr 25, 2:06am Apr 25, 2:06am
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Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote!
I'm the second owner of my GTS.. when I bought it, they didn't give me the keyless entry remote, cause the old owner didn't hand them in.. I whent to a Toyota Dealer to buy a keyless remote for my car.. The guy asked my for my VIN # and said that mine didn't came with the keyless entry system and that they would install a new one!.. I told them that my Celica is a GTS and that the keyless entry is not an option, its stadard on the GTS.. he said no, that mine GTS didn't came with one and that they would install it for $600.00... angry .. I told them OK, let me get my check book that's in my car.. I whent bakc to my car and took off... Ok here is my question, if I buy the remote for the Celica on ebay, do you think is going to work on my GTS??

Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: Chico] #164543 Apr 25, 4:48am Apr 25, 4:48am

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I would just go to another dealer and say you lost your remote and need another

Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! #164544 Apr 25, 7:31am Apr 25, 7:31am
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for $600 you could get a new 2way radio alarm


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Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: FPcelica] #164545 Apr 25, 7:59am Apr 25, 7:59am
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Check with another dealer. Give them your vin#, and ask them to check for all the options on your vehicle (the parts dept. should be able to do this for you).
I'm also going through the same situation. My car came with a remote, but it does not work. I've looked at the workshop manuals that isaac posted, but i'm still having troubles getting the remote to function. My next step is to call the dealer so they can check my vin# to see if i actually have the keyless entry system avavilable on my car.
Keep me posted on what you come up with for your car! cool

Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: Know666] #164546 Apr 25, 8:31am Apr 25, 8:31am
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go to another dealer thumbsup


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Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: Veilside] #164547 Apr 25, 9:18am Apr 25, 9:18am
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look up under your dash on the left side of the steering column.

there should be a little rectangle box in there. If there is, you have the VIP system.

Buy another remote, program it yourself with the manual on this site.

If not, then you need to buy one. wave


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Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: DiabloGTS] #164548 Apr 25, 10:37am Apr 25, 10:37am
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If you sill have to pay $150 or more just get one from best buy. I got a black widow alarmd from there for 210 and its a lot better than stock.

Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: GTQuentin] #164549 Apr 25, 12:02pm Apr 25, 12:02pm
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Stock alarm sucks dude. Don't go through all that trouble. Get a g5 clifford system. thumbsup

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Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: paperheart] #164550 Apr 25, 12:58pm Apr 25, 12:58pm
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yeah just get an alram and ull have key less entry


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Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: Chico] #164551 Apr 25, 1:42pm Apr 25, 1:42pm
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an advise don't get the factory alarm or keyless entry. it really sucks
i had one before and i had to change it when somebody tried to break into my car and messed up the whole passenger side keywhole. i had to pay 250.00( deductible to change the whole handle and paint the door.( the whole thing came to over 600.00. i got instead the clifford matrix rs2.5x with a motion sensor. it cost me over 700.00 to install it but it was wortk it. check best but they have really cool alarm systems and perfect customer service.

Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: samir221] #164552 Apr 25, 1:44pm Apr 25, 1:44pm
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ah by the way i forgot to mention that when the person tried to break into the car the alarm didn't go off. i found out later when i came out of work/

Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: Chico] #164553 Apr 25, 2:07pm Apr 25, 2:07pm
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by the way i have two keyless remote control.one of them is brand new and the other one is in perfect condition. i don't know if you can use them but in case you can and you are interested hit me back

Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: samir221] #164554 Apr 25, 2:57pm Apr 25, 2:57pm
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the keyless entry and alram are not standard on the gts mine did not come with them.

it is a option for both gt and gts but its hard to find a gts without the alarm.

go get a alarm installed and get keyless it will run you abot 200 or less


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Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: Krayze] #164555 Apr 25, 3:01pm Apr 25, 3:01pm
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jsut checked www.toyota.com and it is a dealer installed accesorie for the gts as well as gt


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Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: Krayze] #164556 Apr 25, 3:09pm Apr 25, 3:09pm
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best buy does have good alarms.. i work there! spineyes


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Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: boydevious] #164557 Apr 25, 4:37pm Apr 25, 4:37pm
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You should get the CompuStar 2WSS-AS system. I got mine for $720 installed. It's a bangin system, alarm and remote start. And it's one of the few systems out there that is designed to remote start a manual tranny car. thumbsup


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Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: theretiredpimp] #164558 Apr 26, 5:57am Apr 26, 5:57am
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Wow, I never thought I was going to get so many answers.. Yeah thanks guy.. I'll check under my dash system to see if I have a VIS.. If I do, I'll PM samir221 to see if he wants to sell me his remote.. .. If I my car did not came with one, I'll have to buy one.. wink but which one???

Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: Chico] #164559 Apr 26, 11:04am Apr 26, 11:04am
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if you have the extra cash to buy an alarm with a monitor on the remote get that. however the more walls in the way of you and your car and you will lose signal. I lose signal of mine while im out work and its in the parking lot. I dont lose signal when im at home and its sitting in the driveway, but then again I can hear the alarm if it goes off too so... it may not really be worth the extra cash. when looking for an alarm try to look for one that includes duel impact sensors, remote door lock/unlock, starter interrupt. if you want to feel special check for chirp on/off, flashing park lights, led indicator, so others fear your alarm lol. the sky is the limit for alarms, extras can always be added such as sensors for your windows, Hood, truck, wheels. trunk popper, a second siren under car (pro car thiefs are tricky and may disable first one, motion sensor(crap if you ask me, they are a waste unless you have a convertible, dont be lazy roll up your windows. these are only good if you like to hear your alarm at 5 am cause a damn cat ran under your car. however they now have smart sensors that can detach if its a small animal or a person with sticky fingers) expect to pay at least 200 for something worth putting in your car. on a side note; best buy will be coming out with an alarm full of goodies including GPS for a mere $750 start saving boys...

Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: vondutchguy] #164560 Apr 26, 11:11am Apr 26, 11:11am
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i don't think that all gts celicas come with the keyless remote or the alarm. it's optional for 600 bucks!!!

Re: Dealer tried to screw me over for a keyless remote! [Re: newcelica84] #164561 Apr 26, 11:12am Apr 26, 11:12am
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yeah mine didnt =(

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