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2020 Remote Start Quirkiness?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by RossL, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    RossL

    RossL [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I searched and didn't see this question so hopefully it hasn't been asked yet.

    My question is for 2020 owners, when you use the remote start is there a trick to make it always work? Mine seems very finicky where if I click it 3 times too slow it won't engage on the 5 second hold or when I click it too fast, same result. Sometimes it's perfect, most of the time it's quirky. Is it me? the truck? or have I not learned the taco secret handshake?

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    PuyallupJon

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    learn the rhythm

    no problems here
     
  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:45 PM
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    Rising Eagle

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    It's not just you. I noticed it as well. The trick I found is that the first two clicks need to happen rapidly, then press an hold the third click
     
  4. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:45 PM
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    Grindstone

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    I found just holding until I hear the engine start works better than counting to 5 or 10 or whatever. I click at about the same cadence as the song "Click Click Boom" from Saliva, if that helps.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    RossL

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    Thanks, now I have that song in my head :).
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    RossL

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    To confirm the cadence, You do the first 2 clicks fast then hold for about 5 seconds? Unfortunately I can't hear my truck start from inside my house.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:59 PM
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    Click.
    Click.
    Click(holding)


    Practice closer to the truck so you can hear. Once you get the cadence, you can experiment with the length of holding.
     
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