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GPS tracker

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ‘19toycoma, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:02 PM
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    ‘19toycoma

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    Hey TW, any recommendations on a gps tracker? I’m looking for one I can place anywhere on the car with a long battery life. I hear there’s some out there that have no fees ever, but not a deal breaker. I don’t care about all the features, just location. Ideas? Thanks
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:05 PM
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    Honestly, I got the 12v Solutions Remote Start and decided to add the Smart Phone Module add-on and I am glad that I did because I can find the location of my truck from anywhere in the world, not only just lock, unlock and remote start, shutoff plus I can see the state of my battery any time. Its awesome! It was like $300 total I think
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:13 PM
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    I’m guessing it’s hooked up to the truck? Is there a monthly fee? Does it work with OEM?
     
  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:20 PM
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    yes, behind the dash just above the OBDII port and one connector is connected on the steering column behind the steering wheel. There is a module for the remote start operation and a smaller module separate for adding the smart phone controls. It is super reliable, never had connectivity problems. I am in Idaho now, but I live in DC and it took 5 seconds to verify my truck was locked from the app. It has a 15 minute countdown to let you know how long your truck has been running. There is not a monthly fee. There is an annual fee of only $39.99. That only equates to less than $4 a month. That's less than a coffee at Starbucks every month lol. It works flawlessly with OEM wiring. Everything is 100% plug and play. Also, their support and install videos are really good and easy to follow.
     
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    Does it notify you if the alarm goes off?
     
  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:38 PM
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  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:46 PM
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  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:51 PM
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  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:51 PM
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    Do these things have alarms? haha. I really am asking. TBH, i don't know.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:57 PM
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    Some do. GPS/alarm/auto start/pages you/long battery life(2 months+)no fees(questionable). All the ones I’ve seen with these features have a monthly/annual fee
     
  11. Jun 18, 2019 at 4:37 AM
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    I would highly recommend the https://www.eyerideonline.com/ tracker. It is very easy to use, as a matter of fact it plugs right in to the vehicles diagnostic port and it can be hidden under the dash further with an OBDII splitter cable! The software takes me right to the vehicles exact location when I log in and I can see where the vehicle has been by clicking on a calendar.
     
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  12. Jun 18, 2019 at 4:43 AM
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  14. Jun 18, 2019 at 6:13 AM
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    8 months after they broke the app, I once again can see the status of my vehicle(outbound communication) with the MyCar Controls app (available in branded versions, including 12v Solutions). The inbound communications worked so if I told it to lock the doors, it would, I just wouldn't get the verification back.
     
  15. Jun 18, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    Oh I use the CL6 app (CarLink) and it’s been great.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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    That is also another branded version.

    My app worked great at the beginning of last November. 2 weeks later it didn't. I notified their tech support. I also noticed their app had been updated between the time I knew it was working and the time I knew it wasn't working properly.

    Spent time and effort trying to get it to work following their direction.
    I have a nice collection of e-communications with them. They stopped communicating with me about 4 months ago.
    A week or so ago I noticed it working. I noticed the app had been updated the day before.
    They didn't bother to tell me that. Great customer service MyCarControls.

    I realize getting an app to work across many devices is difficult. But they totally ignored the info about it worked before their update and didn't after their update.

    And 8 months without a correctly working service that I had paid for with the product purchase.
    Good customer service would offer to extend that for the 8 months I wasn't fully able to use their product.

    EDIT Let me add that as a courtesy, I notified them that is was once again working properly.
     
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  17. Jun 18, 2019 at 4:23 PM
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    Why do you want to track your truck, in the event that it’s stolen?
     
  18. Jun 18, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    Grossomotto

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    To notify the Police where your truck is so they can get it. Or if you’re a heavy pipe hitting honest citizen you may want to get it yourself.

     
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  19. Jun 18, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    I like OPs idea of hiding it anywhere on the vehicle. If I were a car thief, first thing I'd check is if anything is plugged into the diagnostic port and pull it out.
     
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  20. Jun 19, 2019 at 3:50 AM
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    You could get a dash cam like the thinkware f800 pro which has tracking ability and accident notification. You can set a geofence to notify you when the vehicle is out of a certain area.
     

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