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locking the doors while truck is running

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by snyder, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Jan 1, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    snyder

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    none, dont want to void the warranty
    So my 09 Tacoma wont let me lock the doors while the truck is running. I know toyota had good intentions to prevent people from locking their keys in the truck but I want to keep my truck warm in the winter without someone opening the door and stealing it. So how do I lock the doors while its running.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    Afwrestler1986

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    Lock it with a key. at least thats how my 1st gen is.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    Mr_Torque

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    Use your spare key to lock the door.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    jtav2002

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    Yea try the key that would be my only guess. I don't think there's a modern car in existence that lets you lock the doors with the key in the ignition.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    DON'T lock the door with the spare key! It won't let you unlock it while the truck is running. Already tried. Thankfully I left the rear window open just incase.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    WATacoRider

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    My remote start has a feature that allows me to do that.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Mr_Torque

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    I have done this every cold morning for the last two years with no problem! You use the spare key to unlock too.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    gjbonner

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    hmmm which is it??? 2 first hand knowledge based accounts..i dont know what to do!!
     
  9. Jan 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    08pretaco

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    you can try it out and leave a window open in case
     
  10. Jan 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    REALLY? huh.. well hell now I am going to go try it again!
     
  11. Jan 1, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    WTF! the spare key worked fine!
    so ignore my first comment and go with unlocking it with the spare...
    must have been having a blonde morning or something that day
    :facepalm:
     
  12. Jan 1, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    08pretaco,

    very "wise" statement...easier to reach through open window than call locksmith;).....
    I lock mine BUT the spare is the single KEY in the ignition and the master is with ME....

    S
     
  13. Jan 11, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    MINTaco

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    Actually, I just traded a Chev Avalanche on my 08 Taco and locked it using the key fob remote all the time with it running. Can't believe the Toy won't allow it. Somebody here must have a clever work around mod that would allow you to take the remote entry with you and lock the truck with the key in the ignition.....anyone??????
     
  14. Jan 11, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    Why don't you just turn your truck on. open drivers door, hit the lock all doors button on the driver's side and then get out and close the door? The door will be locked so you'll need your spare key to open and get back in.

    Or..

    Turn truck on, get out, lock with spare key and then unlock with spare key.. same beezwax
     
  15. Jan 11, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    X2 on the remote starter. Allow it with no problem
     
  16. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    x2, I can either start it then get out and lock, or just remote start it:)
     
  17. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i tried this weekend w/ the normal key/remote in the truck and on....then remote locking w/ the spare remote and manually locking the door from the inside and it wont stay locked
     
  18. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    PA452

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    The Tacoma will automatically unlock the doors again right after you lock them if the key is in the ignition.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    akyota

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    I had tha issue with both my yota's, and like they said above use the spare!! Not sure if the valet key will work??
     
  20. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    Is that new? I don't remember ever getting one of those with my 2007.
     
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