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Quieting lock/unlock beep

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JKD, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Aug 2, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    JKD

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    We live pretty close to our neighbors, and I park my truck about eight feet from their bedroom window. The lock/unlock beep is a pretty loud, piercing sound, and I was concerned that it might annoy people at night.

    I popped the hood to identify where the sound comes from, and it is made by a little piezo beeper mounted to the back of the radiator closure panel, near the top. It is a typical piezo beeper, and has a small hole about 1/8" in diameter where the sound is emitted. Covering the hole with my finger dampened the sound a lot.

    I had an old pair of foam ear plugs from shooting, and I rolled one of them up and stuck it in the beeper hole. Perfect.

    I can still hear the beep from as far away as I can lock/unlock the truck, but it is maybe 1/10 as loud as it once was. Certainly less likely to annoy the neighbors.

    It's not quite a free mod, but I think the cost would be about a quarter if you have to buy the earplugs new.

    If anyone wants, I'll grab a picture or two.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    Isn't there a trick with the little red button to turn off the beep? I'm not sure on 09's but on my 05 in the owners manual there is a trick to turn off the 1 and two honks when I lock/unlock. It does get annoying. I think you have to have the key in the on position and puch it like 6 times. I can't remember, but I have been wrong before
     
  3. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    mine doesnt beep.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    Yours is broken :D
     
  5. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    is it supposed to beep? lol
     
  6. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:55 PM
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    The VIP alarm that is an option on most Toyota's beeps. The factory remote door locks that come with almost all the tacomas doesn't beep.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    wait a minnit.... I got an 09, and mine beeps. There was no VIP alarm on the sticker. Do I have a vip alarm? Any other way to confirm?
     
  8. Aug 2, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    well... does it beep? LOL!
     
  9. Aug 3, 2009 at 1:30 AM
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    I suspect any 09 truck with the "engine immobilizer" is likely to have the beep.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2009 at 4:17 AM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...-wireless-door-lock-customize-parameters.html

    This is what I used :D I'm the same way I live in an apartment and felt guilty leaving every morning because my truck is like 5 ft from a families window. Completely disables the horn - leaves the lights that flash so you still know when it's locking/unlocking.

    *edit* and just a hint - when you do this correctly you'll hear a small beep ( the last beep you'll ever hear ) ^^
     
  11. Aug 3, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    I just said "and mine beeps".

    I have the immobilizer thing. I doubt it's an alarm, no VIP alarm noted on sticker.
     
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    LoL... it was a joke! I have immobilizer as well and no beep.
     
  13. Aug 3, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    09's with keyless beep from the factory, no alarm needed.
     
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    Lock it with the key? Then will it beep?
     
  15. Aug 3, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    Meh I never use my key to unlock anymore - and there was no point to me having the beep on the lock/unlock past locking it from a long distance where I can't see the lights but that' rarely happens if at all.
     
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    I want the beep .. how do i turn it on .. ?
     
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    I want mine to do the default double-beep when locking but no beeps when unlocking.

    Haven't seen a code sequence for that yet.
     
  18. Jan 22, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    i just got some instructions to do it how in one of the threads here and it worked just fine on my 05 ... Awsome now it honks at lock and unlock.
     
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    Hey Thanks for your opening post. I'm going to try this soon. This sounds like a great cheep/free mod.

    I have a 2009 with the factory key-less entry system with engine immobilizer too and it beeps once when I lock and beeps twice when I unlock and I agree it's a bit too loud for my taste.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    I have an 09 , it goes beep when I lock it and beep beep when I unlock it , and when I left my keys in the truck and tried to unlock the back door with driver's door button , but accidentally hit lock instead of unlock , I locked myself out of my truck with the keys in it ,

    OZ then went " What the BLEEP BLEEP BLEEPEDY BLEEP !!!!"
     
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