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roxyracer Sep 1, 4:24am - #264365 

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Alarm help, not going off?

Hi, I have the factory installed Toyota alarm and I was wondering if anyone knows how it works. I set the alarm and then lifted my door handle...nothing... Just what does it take to make this thing go off? It seems like I need a better alarm I just thought I would check with you guys before I bought something better. What do you think is the Toyota alarm any good or would you recommend something else considering all the audio equipment I have?

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Xer0GT Sep 1, 4:28am - #264366 
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i got a whole new alarm. it took a lot to set off my factory alarm too.

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Sancho Sep 1, 5:16am - #264367 

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If you have the power doors function, open the door with your key instead of unlocking the doors with the remote. Always sets mine off. Then again, I have an aftermarket installed by Toyota. thumbsup

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BigTony Sep 1, 5:21am - #264368 

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Sancho, where in SD are you at

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celicagirlie Sep 1, 5:24am - #264369 

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well the alarm sets off when you open any door (yes the hatch is a door) or try to unlock it from the inside (im supposing jimmying counts too) while its set. the horn honks and the lights flash basic factory stuff...so if someone wanted to steal your stuff they would first have to open the door...which would set off the alarm... unless they wanted to break the window (i dont know if that sets it off and im not gonna break my window to find out lol) get in through the open window take your stuff hand it through the window and then crawl out through the window and thats a little conspicuous LOL if you want a loud obnoxious alarm that sets off when you get near it by all means...get one and then run outside every 5 minutes when someone accidentally brushes up against your car...i know you can turn the sensitivity down on them but most people like it to go off when you look at it funny. its up to you but i think the factory is fine for all intents and purposes... unless youre going to leave it 10 blocks away from where youre going to be in a dark alley... thumbsup

PS...if you leave the window open and then lock your doors try to unlock the drivers door from the inside...it sets the alarm off but it locks the door back so you cant open it LOL cute huh

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roxyracer Sep 1, 5:32am - #264370 

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Originally Posted by celicagirlie
well the alarm sets off when you open any door (yes the hatch is a door) or try to unlock it from the inside (im supposing jimmying counts too) while its set. the horn honks and the lights flash basic factory stuff...so if someone wanted to steal your stuff they would first have to open the door...which would set off the alarm... unless they wanted to break the window (i dont know if that sets it off and im not gonna break my window to find out lol) get in through the open window take your stuff hand it through the window and then crawl out through the window and thats a little conspicuous LOL if you want a loud obnoxious alarm that sets off when you get near it by all means...get one and then run outside every 5 minutes when someone accidentally brushes up against your car...i know you can turn the sensitivity down on them but most people like it to go off when you look at it funny. its up to you but i think the factory is fine for all intents and purposes... unless youre going to leave it 10 blocks away from where youre going to be in a dark alley... thumbsup

PS...if you leave the window open and then lock your doors try to unlock the drivers door from the inside...it sets the alarm off but it locks the door back so you cant open it LOL cute huh


Very true, I get your point and I agree I don't want an annoying alarm going off for any reason and I do suppose your right a door or hatch would have to be opened to steal anything. Thanks for your opinion it makes sense. So far so good thumbsup

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celicagirlie Sep 1, 5:38am - #264371 

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well thats girl power talkin there LOL

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Sancho Sep 1, 6:13am - #264372 

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Originally Posted by BigTony
Sancho, where in SD are you at?


Northen SD. La Costa area, by the Resort. Besides Josie, everyone else in SDC should be south. You live on Mira Mesa Blvd, right? Will we see you at the meet on Sunday?

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celicagirlie Sep 1, 1:11pm - #264373 

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Originally Posted by Sancho
Originally Posted by BigTony
Sancho, where in SD are you at?


Northen SD. La Costa area, by the Resort. Besides Josie, everyone else in SDC should be south. You live on Mira Mesa Blvd, right? Will we see you at the meet on Sunday?


hmm...better for pms? not about alarm question... wtf

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