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How to bypass annoying locking feature?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by preach4bass, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    preach4bass

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    I just bought a 2003 Tacoma that came keyless entry. It's a nice feature, but it won't lock my doors with the key in the ignition. Is there any way to bypass that feature so that I can leave a key in the ignition and still be able to lock the doors via keyless entry.

    Thanks is advance.:)
     
  2. Apr 9, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    Was that an aftermarket alarm?
     
  3. Apr 9, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    I can't say for sure, but I don't think so because the remote has the Toyota emblem on it.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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  5. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    Thanks for your help. I'll see if I can figure it out with that.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    s a design feature of the key less entry that wont let you lock your keys inside of the truck while running. the door will lock if it's closed, but wont lock if the door is open.
    with the key in the ignition, the key fob is useless, and will not lock or unlock the doors while running. Best bet is a spare key.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    on my 08 I have to use a key too lock the doors from the outside if the engine is running, not really a problem since I always carry a spare on my house key ring.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    Wait a second, I'm confused. Can't you just push the lock/unlock button on the door armrest controls?

    Personally, I wish the doors would automatically lock when you put the vehicle in drive. My Honda was nice because I could program all of that stuff.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    According to this site you can set the car to lock when the ignition is turned on, and unlock when the ignition is turned off. Seems like that would be about the same as putting it in drive.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    All I want to do is leave the key in the ignition permenantly, and use my remote to lock and unlock the door. But, the keyless entry won't lock the door if the key is still in the ignition. I still haven't found a way to bypass this.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    ....just put the keys in the cupholder....:D
     
  12. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    For some reason I think this only works for 1st gens.

    Also, when the doors lock due to the car being put into Drive there is less likely of a chance that the keys would get locked in the truck with it running.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    doesnt seem like a very good idea to be leaving your keys in the truck, more incentive for someone to want to break in regardless of what security system you have
     
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