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Device on Windshield

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by speedgeezer, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Feb 21, 2021 at 8:51 AM
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    speedgeezer

    speedgeezer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This device is on inside windshield on drivers side. Bought Taco 2/20/21, used. Google images no help. Has several white wires that run into A pillar. Nothing in owners manual. Probably a tracker to disable vehicle if stolen or up for repossession. Anyone know it's purpose? Thanks.

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  2. Feb 21, 2021 at 8:54 AM
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    tirediron

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    I'd say you're spot on with your assessment, but I can't find anything that looks like that either.
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2021 at 8:56 AM
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    Knute

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    I suspect its a key pad to accept a code to unlock the Driver's door or enable the FOB system or some other circuit.

    Looks like a PO add-on.
     
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  4. Feb 21, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    530Taco

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    I was thinking it looked like an aftermarket keyless entry via keypad, kinda like Ford's been doing for years.
     
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    I've never seen anything like it. With that said, I would venture a guess that it is to unlock your doors via programmable code (much like you used to see on some Ford's driver side doors.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2021 at 8:58 AM
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    TheCochese

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  7. Feb 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    diabetiktaco

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    In NJ when you find a "device" this is what happens...

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  8. Feb 21, 2021 at 9:02 AM
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    whatstcp

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    So OPs truck is going to be reclaimed by the old owner eh
     
  9. Feb 21, 2021 at 9:03 AM
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  10. Feb 21, 2021 at 9:03 AM
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    Need to change the code to 98765.
     
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  11. Feb 21, 2021 at 9:42 AM
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  12. Feb 21, 2021 at 4:53 PM
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  13. Feb 21, 2021 at 5:01 PM
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    Pretty cool, I've always liked this feature on Ford's. I'd be curious how much it costs, if it can be bought and easily installed at home, and what years were compatible.
     
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    Just a keyless entry pad. They are nice to have because you can then lock your keys in the car and go do stuff, then come back and unlock the truck and be on your way.
     
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  15. Feb 21, 2021 at 5:33 PM
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    Seems to be a Toyota South East exclusive dealer part.

    Edit: Missed a letter
     
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    seems a little pointless when i can just unlock the car by touching the handle in a fraction of the time it would take to type a code
     
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  18. Feb 21, 2021 at 6:21 PM
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    You're missing the point, obviously.
     
  19. Feb 21, 2021 at 6:24 PM
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    To be able to lock you keys inside the vehicle? Like if you go jogging, to the beach, hiking, etc.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2021 at 6:33 PM
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    As long as you are good at remembering codes, some of the Ford vehicles automatically locked themselves after a short time which was sometimes inconvenient
     
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