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keeping airconditoning running when you are outside the locked vehicle?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by skweezal, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Jun 28, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    skweezal

    skweezal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's hot outside and i travel with my dogs. I sometimes have to keep the AC on for them but am unable to lock the doors when I am outside the vehicle. I really dont like to leave the vehicle running and unlocked!!
    Is there any way to over-ride this issue?
    thanks
    sk
     
  2. Jun 28, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    BlueT

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    Or remove cooling system out of portable cooler and run that, mounted to the back window :D. No need for running engine just tow battery.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    StandingCow

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    Pretty sure you gotta keep it running, but you could bring a second key with you so you can at least lock the doors.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    buck

    buck the-eh-team.com

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    x2, spare key and lock the doors.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

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    You could probably do it with a remote start... dunno if the timer is variable but I think most will run about 20min. This way, there's no key in the vehicle, if they attempt to put it in gear the immobilizer will kick in... better theft deterant. Leaving the key in the ignition even with the doors locked is still screaming for someone to take 2 seconds to break the window and drive off all in about 5 seconds.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    skweezal

    skweezal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    wow..thanks for all the speedy replies!! I thought I had tried the second key thing, but will try it again. THe locations I travel to are relatively safe (large equestrian centers etc), so not just on the street. I'd think (hope) the likelihood of someone breaking in to a locked/running vehicle when there are alot of other people around is less in a situation like this, but then again, never underestimate the stupidity or boldness of criminals!!

    Again, thanks from me and my pups! :)
     
  7. Jun 28, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    this...but...when im working i keep 2 sets of keys on me for my patrol car...1 in the ignition running and 1 in my pocket to lock and unlock
     
  8. Jun 28, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    bagster

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    Just get some meaner dogs.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    x 2
     
  10. Jun 28, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    Everbody

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    ...have special equipment to keep the AC on and will page an officer if the engine quits for any reason. www.officer.com is a start.
     
  11. Jun 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    kwalton

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    X2 for the remote starter. It's always the first thing i install on any of my vehicles.

    On another note you may want to check your local laws about leaving keys in running vehicle while unattended. My mom received a $50 ticket when her car was stolen out of her front driveway while she was warming it up in the winter. Talk about adding insult to injury...
     
  12. Jun 28, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    JKD

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    Put your key and your lock remote on a keyring with one of those disconnects on it.

    Leave the key in the ignition. Take the remote. Close door. Lock with remote.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    Cape Codder

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    The Technology Is Out There. Post #10 Looks Like a Great Idea.
    I've Heard About Site Called "Googley" or Somthin'. Might Try That
     
  14. Jun 28, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    skistoy

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    park, shut off veh, get out with keys

    use starter, veh locks, heat/air conditioning is just as you left it.

    best option the truck has
     
  15. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Yes, this is illegal in the surrounding counties where I live.
     
  16. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    get bigger meaner dogs or move to a good neighborhood
     
  17. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    747 function > form

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    I've received a ticket for an unattended vehicle also. For me, it probably didn't help that when the LEO was explaining to me that unattended vehicles lead to auto theft, I replied: "Poor police work leads to auto theft." Ooops...:D
     
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