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Mystery Button - Below Parking Brake

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by TheMike515, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Feb 18, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    TheMike515

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    Does anybody know what this button is / does? I've tried pushing it a few times and nothing...

    [​IMG]

    My truck does have that viper keyless entry / alarm thing so I'm wondering if this has to do with that. Any input appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Yes it is for your Alarm
     
  4. Feb 18, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    DrewH

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    HAHA... nice one.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Whatever you do, don't push that button! [​IMG]
     
  6. Feb 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    Its called a valet switch.


    PUSHBUTTON: That's the valet switch. It serves two functions:
    1. You can deactivate the alarm so it won't bother garage attendants and mechanics. As long as your alarm does not arm all by itself after you close the doors, your mechanic won't care anyway.

    2. If the remote is broken or lost, you operate the valet switch in a certain sequence with the ignition key---this shuts the alarm off and allows you to drive until you can replace the remote.

    (Copied from F-Body Message Boards)
     
  7. Feb 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Wow, Awesome! Thanks for all the info guys!
     
  8. Feb 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    Yes. It's the valet switch. I had in my Tundra. It made the visual light on dash stay lit, instead of flashing in armed mode.:)
     
  9. Feb 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    It's probably the valet switch

    edit: lol, should have read past post #1
     
  10. Feb 18, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    TheMike515

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    Haha, Yeah, I was joking that it might do something dramatic like that!
     
  11. Feb 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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  12. Feb 18, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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