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Intermittent Flasher Problems (when locking and unlocking)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pickett, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Sep 27, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Pickett

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    Hi Everyone,

    I've had a bit of a strange issue. Every once in a while, when I lock my truck with my key fob sometimes it doesn't flash to let me know its been locked. And after repeated clicks (when I know it is locking, because I can hear the doors lock) it still won't flash.

    However, leave it for a few hours, and come back and it might work, or it might not.

    Its rather bizarre,
    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Pickett
     
  2. Sep 27, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    Jester243

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    Just for fun, you are sure all of the doors are completely closed?
     
  3. Sep 27, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    yes, because I can and have locked the car (and I'm pretty sure it won't lock unless the doors are all closed).
     
  4. Oct 10, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    Any thoughts on this? It just happened again tonight after leaving the car for an afternoon. It locks fine, it just won't flash
     
  5. Oct 10, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    On my 2005 if the light switch is left in either the parking light or headlight position when I turn off the truck, the lights won't flash with the key fob.

    This may or may not have something to do with my aftermarket remote start - but is the case with my truck.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    This isn't the case for me. Has no one has this issue? Its started flashing like normal today...
     
  7. Oct 11, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    Doors not closed properly is my guess. The back access doors. Or the door switch is not being made properly every time.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Flashing light output (+12v) on alarm unit intermittenly going bad? Check that wire connected to the parking lights with a multimeter while arm/disarming and see if there is voltage.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    This type of thing can happen when the battery is starting to die in the fob. Otherwise, it could be a defective fob.
     
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