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Help Identifing Switch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rustyrooster, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    Rustyrooster

    Rustyrooster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell me if you know what this little microswitch might be that I just discovered under my emergency brake pedal. I had new Pioneer AVH4100 installed but the guy who did it didn't mention anything about installing switch here related to radio. I can't figure this out?
    (See attached pic)[​IMG]
     
  2. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    grammy

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    Do you have a remote start?? Could be the switch for that...
     
  3. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:10 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    Certainly not factory. Did you buy the truck new? If not, maybe the previous owner had it installed, or perhaps the dealer. Part of an aftermarket security system maybe? Have you tried pushing it to see what happens? Try it with and without the engine running.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    BeefTaco

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    Do you have an aftermarket alarm kinda looks like a valet switch for the alarm.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    Rustyrooster

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    Bought Truck New Alarm sys was already installed
     
  6. Oct 4, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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    poornavyguy

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    Yeah if that is an aftermarket alarm I am sure that your switch is the valet switch. I copied this from a website...A valet switch is a manual shut-off that temporarily disables the alarm system (so you can let the valet park your car, for example). The valet switch is hidden in an out-of-the-way spot in the car.
    Pretty much you can set your alarm and push this button and then let the valet park it and once he parks it the alarm will automatically set itself. I would refer to your manual on how exactly yours works but that is the jist of it.
     
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