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Reprogramming blinker to blink more than 3 times

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Sootytom, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:52 PM
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    Sootytom

    Sootytom [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've got my 2018 dclb or 4-4 at the dealer for my 5000 service, oil change and a few little warranty items.
    I'm requesting that my blinkers be reprogrammed. When I lightly press the blinker switch it blinks 3 times, I'd like to change that to 5 or 7 blinks. I've read on TW that it's possible to have the dealer change that setting. My dealer has told me twice that's it's not possible to change the setting. I'm not asking them to do it for free.
    Does anyone have more information about this procedure and have you had yours reprogrammed ?

    Thanks for you time and knowledge
     
  2. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    shakerhood

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    Look for another Dealer, when I had my truck in to have my tires put on I asked them to change it to 5 blinks, they did it free of charge.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    daddy_o

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    It can be done. My dealer said it could not because of the Blind spot monitor. I said O.k and when I got home I downloaded carista and paid for the week pass. I already had the Bluetooth dongle. I made the change and sent the salesman an email. It can be done.
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  4. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    shakerhood

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    Why would they say it cant be done with BSM, that makes no sense?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    Jayscull

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    What did the dealer say in reply to your e-mail??
     
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  6. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    I didn't try to make sense of it. It was a slaesman talking, I wasn't really in the mood to argue, I knew I could do it, so I left.
     
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  7. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    He said he was sorry, and stated that he would pass that info on to the shop guys. My guess is that is as far as it went, I would bet he never mentioned it to anyone.
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    Sounds like you need another Dealership too.
     
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  9. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    I have a better one for my service needs, I just bought the truck from this one because they had one of the last Inferno Sports in the area. All I asked for during the PDI was do not install the front plate mount, and change the blinks to 5. I guess 1 out of 2 is the best I could I get.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    ksj

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    Is there one on Fantasy Island?
     
  11. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    hiPSI

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    They don't do it because it takes time. If you want to get shot done like that, best time is when you buy the truck. Bundle it into the deal.
    With my truck, I got a pro grille and flaps added in no charge.
     
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  12. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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  13. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    I had my dealer change mine to 5 flashes, they charged me $19 to do it. They won’t do any extras for free.:mad:
     
  14. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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  15. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:51 PM
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    Whats your location? Maybe there are members local to you that have Carista or Techstream and can help you out?
     
  16. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    FreeVillains

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    This. I updated mine using Carista too.
     
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  17. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    I did my own too. There’s a thread here showing how to do it... somewhere.
     
  18. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    Sootytom

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    Thanks for all the replies
    I've copied the tech stream PDF file and will email it to my service writer tomorrow
    I'll keep you'll posted
     
  19. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    You can do it in the entune radio.
     
  20. Jan 10, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    Jesus christ, I can't for the life of me see why this is important. lol No wonder dealerships hate customers.
     

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