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Alarm issues (non-toyota brand)

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Nimbus 2008, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Aug 24, 2008 at 12:44 AM
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    Nimbus 2008

    Nimbus 2008 [OP] Protected by GSD security systems

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    I'm dealing with a huge issue with Circuit City & alarms for my truck. It's a great long story that I will only share should this thread have any interest.

    Basic question:

    1) Anyone ever have any issues with non-factory (more specifically Python brand) alarms in second generation Tacoma's? Anything from say issues with the window & door lock functions to... oh I don't know... freezing the breaking system to the point the breaks completely lock up?

    Two models now, both models I was told (before installation) work with my year & model truck but both had very serious issues once installed. It's clearly installation stupidity even from my lack of knowledge with these (brand new alarms, brand new truck) but CC is being :frusty: & won't pay for the two tows, toyota dealership check or refund my alarm.

    I might write out more of the story tomorrow anyway just to see all of your expert-wiring-opinions.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2008 at 6:16 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Tell the whole story. I dont know why they wouldnt refund your money if the unit doesnt work. :confused:
     
  3. Aug 29, 2008 at 11:20 PM
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    Nimbus 2008

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    There's a fair amount to the story, but seems we might end up in small claims after all so I won't mention it here.

    I really just wanted to know if anyone else had issues with Python Alarms, the rest is my problem. *sigh*

    Thanks.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    Janster

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    No a python - but I had an aftermarket alarm in the past. Although it did work for several years, it was flakey and did all kinds of weird shit.

    I'll never go aftermarket alarms ever again. All factory or non-at all.

    Most definately PUSH the issue and get back what is owed you.... Don't back-down. Be a pain in their ass until you're fully satisfied.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. Aug 31, 2008 at 1:41 AM
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    Nimbus 2008

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    They are just as big a pain in the rear, but you're right on, I'm not going away. Thank you, Janster.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2008 at 5:24 AM
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    thats why i totaly cut off circuit city. they are so effed up its not even funny
     
  7. Aug 31, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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    MikeS.

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    I have a Python in my 08, no problems.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    2009tacomav6

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    Circuit city is awful. I had to stop buying from them years ago, horrible sales reps with near zero product knowledge. Its not surprising they folded up a bunch of shops last year
     
  9. Jan 17, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    SC4333

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    I hate to hear about the problem you're having bud! Unfortunately you will probably have to 'get in line.'

    Circuit City is soon to be no more. They are are closing all stores, laying off their 34,000 or so employees, and liquidating all of their stock, as we speak, in an attempt to pay off debts to their creditors.

    looks like BestBuy might have a bit of a monopoly now.
     
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