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OEM Glass Breakage Sensor Installation

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OnHartung'sRoad, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. Sep 19, 2021 at 9:38 AM
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    OnHartung'sRoad

    OnHartung'sRoad [OP] -So glad I didn't take the other...

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    Thanks- some if the other online Toyota pdf directions show the same graphic with it pointed at 6 so its good to post as 6 is not sensitive enough and 8 works.
     
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  2. Sep 19, 2021 at 9:40 AM
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  3. Sep 23, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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    I just got done installing the GBS PT398-35160. What a pain in the butt. For something that is actually quite simple to install.

    I tried to follow the instructions; they had me zip tying the V5 harness like crazy. Finally decided to just zip tie it in such a way that made sense and wasn't so involved.

    The 10P connectors and 26P connector's wiring was a bit excessive between the male and female portions. That was a bit of a challenge just trying to arrange it behind the drivers side kick panel.

    And the interior cabin hood latch release lever.... Jeezuz H. Keerist.... I must've fooled with that damned thing for an hour trying to get the hood release cable back onto the latch lever. Finally realized that it helps to half install the lower panel and to dettach the latch assembly and leave it loose in it's mounting spot. Finally got it connected.

    I did set the GBU module sensitivity to number 8. Seems to be working as designed with a slight tap on the glass with keys.
     
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  4. Sep 23, 2021 at 4:26 PM
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    on a scale from 1-10 (10 being the hardest), what do you rate this install at?
     
  5. Sep 23, 2021 at 4:35 PM
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    I would rate it at a three. Maybe a four. It's just a little tight under there in spots.

    But I do like the Tacoma's. They're built like Lego's. Everything just snaps apart and back together. If you're careful.
     
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  6. Sep 23, 2021 at 6:15 PM
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    What instructions did you guys use? I just got my kit in.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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  8. Sep 23, 2021 at 6:47 PM
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  9. Oct 4, 2021 at 4:04 PM
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    @Skydvrr @willtill -Oh man I should’ve mentioned this earlier, I just left the hood latch cable connected and let the panel lean out and worked around it. I tried getting the cable off and gave up on that one. It’s actually not that hard to work around the panel but you do have to finesse it.

    Also you’re right about all the extra cable, if you can’t use the tie wraps the way the instructions say, it doesn’t matter, just do it yourself so it is secure, it’s much easier. Just try not to get too thick of a loop bunch (coil the extra in larger loops) behind the side wall panel because you won’t be able to close it properly if it is too thick.

    Oh, and that Toyota parts deal place I referenced in the first post has it listed for $160, Amazon is overpriced.
     
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  10. Oct 4, 2021 at 4:13 PM
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    Did you install yours yet, how did it go?
     
  11. Oct 4, 2021 at 4:41 PM
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    I don't have an open switch blank :oops:

    Might just disassemble it and see if I can mount it somewhere
     
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  12. Oct 4, 2021 at 5:37 PM
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    You may be abe to extend the mic cable also.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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    I thought about that, and using the overhead, but idk if anyone makes one for that style.

    Actually, thank you for bringing this up. I just realized I have an extra switch blank in my meso panel. I'll disassemble the factory switch / mic, drill a hole on the @MESO blank and mount it to the left of the steering wheel. Hell yeah.

    The older I get, the more I appreciate how lazy I am haha. :rofl:
     
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  14. Dec 7, 2021 at 9:39 PM
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    Do you recall if you bothered with disconnecting the battery, before you got started or were you able to skip that part of the instructions?

    Also, just to confirm I “do install” the V5 harness, even though I already have the factory alarm?
     
  15. Dec 8, 2021 at 12:30 PM
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    I didn’t disconnect the battery (dumb on that part!). Please do!

    yes, the harness that comes with that kit I linked worked with the factory alarm on my 2017. I also have the hood lock sensor installed and did not put their terminal connector on that.

    Give the glass break sensor about 30 seconds to activate after you lock the truck, then test it with a tap on the glass. I suggest cranking the sensitivity up to maybe 9 as well.
     
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  16. Dec 16, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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    Does this work for manual trans trucks with factory alarm?

     
  17. Dec 16, 2021 at 7:24 AM
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    It does.
    Verify your vehicle indeed has a Toyota Alarm, though.:)
    And this:
    upload_2021-12-16_12-5-14.jpg
     
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  18. Dec 16, 2021 at 9:08 AM
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    Thx, this is what I have in the pic below. Doesn't look exactly like your pic though. I've had the alarm go off before while opening the hood so I must have the connector.

    20211216_120559.jpg
     
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  19. Dec 16, 2021 at 9:49 AM
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    :(
    upload_2021-12-16_13-48-28.jpg
    It doesn't mention the real reason...especially the manual transmission part...
     
  20. Dec 16, 2021 at 9:55 AM
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    I have one of these on the way for my 2021 6MT. Only thing I’m having issues with is finding a good location for the mic, since manuals use the only “tall” switch space on the left of the wheel for the clutch start cancel switch, but I’m thinking about cutting a hole on the empty space on that switch panel.
     
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