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Device on Windshield

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

  1. Feb 21, 2021 at 6:40 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    It's removal would have been a pre-requisite to the purchase for me.
     
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  2. Feb 21, 2021 at 8:30 PM
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    Kev250R

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    I like it and would consider adding one to my Taco. A couple of years ago I had a rental F-150 for a month for work. It was nice being able to lock my keys in the truck. For my Taco it would be a nice feature for when I'm outside and need to get something out of my Taco and don't want to walk back inside to get my key.

    EDIT I just googled the part #, looks like it's available for $140. I also read the install instructions; it uses T-Taps which I'm not crazy about, also if I end-up installing one I'll likely mount it Horizontally and low on the windshield so that it's more out of sight. I'm seriously considering adding this to my Taco. If I do so I'll do a write-up on it.
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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    I use it too much on my company Ford Fusion - I believe it's standard built in on the door pillar of most Ford-owned brands.

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    Only dumb thing with the Ford system on my car is that our fleet build is keyless start, but not keyless entry/access, so you end up using the door code a bunch to get into the car since the door doesn't recognize the keyless fob. It's also left me leaving my keys (used to unlock the door when I don't touch the door pad), in the cupholder for the day in a major metropolitan city since I have a habit of hitting the finger lock (7-8 + 9-0 key) on the way out, but used the physical key to get in and didn't leave in a bag or pocket. First world problems for sure, but this add-on for Tacoma would seem to solve that problem.

    Note: I know other Ford trims recognize keyless entry, just odd they built hundreds of them for our company that don't recognize the entry, but are keyless start.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2021 at 8:43 PM
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    I can see this being helpful if you had a standard key you could lock up, but with the keyless entry, the code serves no purpose.

    Also, the code device would somehow have to override the feature where the truck won't lock with the key fob inside.
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:59 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    How does it work if the vehicle battery dies?

    Does it have it's own battery backup?
     
  6. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:10 AM
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    Cool I'll be look in my forward to it! Where did you find it,, got a link? I looked for a bit and only see ebay, but it's $322.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:33 AM
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    jmneill

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    If I find out this works on the 2018's I'm gonna probably have to grab one.
    I'm on the river all summer long and this would be really convenient.



    It does.
     
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  8. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    I miss this feature from my F-150, I used to hide my keys inside and lock the car from the keypad when at the lake or camping.

    Wouldn't really work all that well with the proximity key, unfortunately.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:06 AM
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    Rock Lobster

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    Yeesh. There are less hideous ways to unlock your car.
     
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  10. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:12 AM
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    It's pretty moot. If you're battery is so dead that this unit won't work, your battery is dead enough that the power doors won't work either.
     
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  11. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:50 AM
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    We had this on our Ford family car for a decade and really got used to the feature. Super handy to be able to lock the keys in the vehicle when out and the beach or hiking or any thing where you wouldnt want to lose the keys while your out. Also super handy when you need to grab something out of the locked car but the wifes got the keys in her purse. Just use the keypad and grab what you need. This toyota version looks a bit too bulky for me tho.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    Wow! I mean, like, once again, somebody posted something great to this group! Man, I love this group! While I see some good things about this, I am personally wondering about OTHER uses for this, for those of us with keyless entry already. I am specifically thinking about this since the somewhat fairly recent talk about how Tacoma's are having their RF signals stolen. My 2019 TRD Sport came with keyless entry and push button ignition, and while I was somewhat hesitant about it, my beautiful saleslady said I would get used to it quickly. She was right, in that I do love it! I just walk up to the truck, grab the handle and open it. I used to have to lock and unlock my steering wheel/brake pedal lock whenever I got in and out of my old 96 Tacoma, as that was my security device on that. I felt pretty good about this keyless system until I read about RF hacking and Tacomas being stolen. So this keypad thing interests me for alternative uses for security. Anyone else wonder about this, or come up with other uses for security?
     
  13. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:04 AM
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    Please do. I've had this on my Fords for the last 15 years and ended up using it way more than I ever thought I would.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:10 AM
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    If I get this, I was thinking of extending the taps and attach it to the rear windshield.
     
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  15. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:16 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Of course. But all this chatter of leaving their keys in the vehicle........
     
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  16. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:18 AM
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    A simple spring loaded center punch will devastate a window. Then grab keys, start......gone. <60 seconds.

    Wouldn't suggest to leave the keys in the vehicle.
     
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  17. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:37 AM
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    I get why some people would like this on their vehicle but I'd pay money to take it off. Not a fan of them personally.
     
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  18. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:46 AM
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    daveeasa

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    This is appealing to me. I run every Sunday with friends from a very secure location. I’ve been carrying a spare metal key to get back into the truck post run but it’d be nice to not have to carry.

    I can see why T taps are used to cut down on T harnesses and keep costs minimized. I already have all the taps from the KARR I ripped out.

    I think it’s only missing a kill switch so you can disable it. That would be easy enough to add on though. A latching switch which resets with ignition would actually be ideal, though some might want that only to disable vs enable.

    I may bite on this. It’s nice and stealth.
     
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  19. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:50 AM
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    yeah...so much of this seems to be inviting totally avoidable trouble....
     
  20. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    Had it on my last Ford F250 and was probably one of my favorite options. Being able to unlock the truck, without a key, is far more useful that one might think. I used it ALL the time. You can also lock your keys in the vehicle if you were doing something (swimming, etc) where you might not want your keys in your pocket.
     
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