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Jul 29, 11:13am - #31734 
security system

ok i dont think my stock security system works, i tested it out by locking the car and trying to open the door, shouldn't this set off the alarm? this thing sucks.

is anyones elses like this?

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Jul 29, 11:17am - #31735 
what do you mean by trying to open the door?

if you just mean pulling on the handle while the door is locked...then nothing is wrong. Most aftermarket alarms won't even be set off like that.

I don't have the factory alarm but things that usually set off alarms are:

1. Door/Hood/Trunk opening - if you pull on the handle that won't do anything, if the door actually opens (ie slimjimmed or sth...that should set of your alarm).

2. Shock sensors - if someone smashes your windows...

3. Some extra features...like proximity sensors (usually for convertibles...if anything moves around the car), or tilt sensors...i.e. if someone is trying to raise your car so they can jack ur rims.

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Jul 29, 11:18am - #31736 
Most systems are not that sensitive. I had CarToys install a very nice Python system and mine would not react to someone lifting the door handle either. Typically the car must be jarred from bumping or the 'perimeter must be breeched.'


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Jul 29, 11:18am - #31737 
just thought of this...

sit inside your car and arm the alarm...

then unlock the door by hand...not using any 'unlock' button.

then open the door...should set the alarm off.

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Jul 29, 11:27am - #31738 
i used to have such a sensitive car alarm on my old car, that even if my car was parked somewhere and a G'd out car playin loud music or havin a big ole loud exhaust drove by, the alarm would start to go off...it was annoying as HELL.


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Jul 29, 2:13pm - #31739 
Originally Posted by codealiasJD
just thought of this...

sit inside your car and arm the alarm...

then unlock the door by hand...not using any 'unlock' button.

then open the door...should set the alarm off.


ok i'll try this tomarrow, my friend has a civic with the BEST alarm system,we were goin for a ride so i walk over to the passanger side and i was like 5 feet from the door and the alarm goes off, thats NICE!

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Jul 29, 2:20pm - #31740 
Mine is so sensitive that if you lean against my car, it goes off.

The ups truck always sets it off when it drives by.

But I also have a series of warning beeps and then the full alarm, which disables the starter and such.


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Jul 29, 2:33pm - #31741 
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by codealiasJD
just thought of this...

sit inside your car and arm the alarm...

then unlock the door by hand...not using any 'unlock' button.

then open the door...should set the alarm off.


ok i'll try this tomarrow, my friend has a civic with the BEST alarm system,we were goin for a ride so i walk over to the passanger side and i was like 5 feet from the door and the alarm goes off, thats NICE!


Thats PROXIMITY sensors for ya!

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Jul 29, 2:34pm - #31742 
Originally Posted by swthrtracer
Mine is so sensitive that if you lean against my car, it goes off.

The ups truck always sets it off when it drives by.

But I also have a series of warning beeps and then the full alarm, which disables the starter and such.


damn...i personally don't like my shock sensors so sensitive...cause i have compustar and i don't want it paging be for every truck! grin

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Jul 29, 5:59pm - #31743 
the stock VIP system is like glass, dent and breakable protection...meaning if everyhing is locked and it only will detect if someone breaks the glass open, hits the car, or such. Opening doors will not trigger the alarm. Stock Toyota security isn't the best there is.


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Jul 29, 6:05pm - #31744 
mine works


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Jul 30, 5:28am - #31745 
My VIP system goes off if you open the door

it also disables the engine starter confused


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