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Car Alarm on a Tacoma without power locks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JaCkaL829, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Feb 22, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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    JaCkaL829

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    Hello,

    I'm looking to install a car alarm/remote start on my 'new' 1996 Toyota Tacoma. My Tacoma does not have power locks, so I'm wondering how would this work? Would I first need to get a power lock kit so that an installer can hook the alarm up to it? I'm going to get the Python 991 alarm/remote start.

    ANy help would be appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. Feb 22, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    xcmtb83

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    I do not have power locks in my 1996 Tacoma but I still have some sort of OEM dealer installed alarm on it. The alarm goes off if the truck is not started or the ignition is at least turned to “ON” within 15 seconds of opening the door. I wanted to be able to turn the system on and off at times so I went and talked to a Toyota service manager and he ended up giving me an extra key fob that he had collecting dust and printed me off instructions for setting up the system. Being able to turn it off would be very nice when out car camping for example or any time that you are frequently in and out of your vehicle. I tried to set it up but was not successful. Hint, hint…if anyone knows how to accomplish this please chime in. Sorry if this is hijacking…
     
  3. Feb 22, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    I think it would just be the immobilizer and shock sensor.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    What he said, You can get an alarm without power locks. It just won't have the lock actuators which I think you can get aftermarket so it will unlock/lock with the press of the key fob.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    So if I didn't go the power door lock route with new actuators, the alarm would still work? I'm guessing hitting the unlock on the key fob would disarm the alarm, than I would have to use the key to manually open the door? This would still deter theft assuming when they pop the lock the shock sensor of the alarm would alarm?
     
  6. Feb 23, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    You got it right.
    Most systems will have an option to add on power locks.
    It's not necessary to have them.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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    I have the exact same thing, my dad helped me install it. You can just ask the company to install door actuators in addition to the alarm. I think they should be like $25-$30 for each door plus installation. I love mine, the 2 way remote only has to be charged about once a month and when it gets low it will give off a second beep letting you know that.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

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    the factory system was a rs3200 or the rs3300 for the 03's and newer tacos. ALL of them were the dealer option, installed at the dealership. id go aftermarket, really just door sensor (tapped off of the open door switch (also controls the dome light)), or if you plan on keeping the vehicle for a while, get power locks. might be easier to find a whole door with wiring harness and everything, the factory harness SHOULD have the plug, but might not.

    maybe talk to a member parting out a truck if you go power locks. and stay in the same series, 95.6-97, 99 & 98, early 2000, and late 2000 to 2004.

    they did some funky stuff between the series.
     
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