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Stupid Viper alarm install people

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeremy_283, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    any suggestions on how to seal their stupid god damn hole, i have to take it back so they can finish it up still and get the remote start working, but i am gunna go ahead and put this tilt sensor on the inside of my tailgate, so how should i seal these holes off?

    [​IMG]isn't that about the stupidist damn place to put a sensor?

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  2. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    Yes that is the most ridiculous spot to mount the sensor. I would use a pop rivet (black) and some silicone. Is it the small hole made by the screw holding the sensor on?

    Edit: now I see the hole :eek:. I would ask them to find another location, after all they are suppose to be professionals. They could have 3M taped that bitch inside the tailgate.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    Ya. Use some black adhesive silicone. That aught to seal it up pretty good.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    Why can't you pull the panel off and mount it "inside" under the panel? There has to be an opposite "valley" to the one that is on the face of the panel. It's out of sight and will not get ripped off the first time you move a couch.

    See in your picture how the sensor is DOWN in the groove....now look immediately left or right. The raised groove is opposite underneath which would make it an "innie" not an "outie" (only way I figured to get technical) That panel comes off easy. I pulled mine when I put in the tailgate lock. I believe it's 15 (number of quantity, not number of the Torx bit) Torx Fasteners. I put my Torx bit in a cordless drill and they spun right out. There is even more room inside the skin of the tailgate and there is plenty of access to get in there. Hell, If I can get my meaty peter pumpers in there....Like was mentioned, put some good 3M tape on the sensor and stick it inside the tailgate.

    There has got to be a better place. Hell, there is probably room on the edges (vertical when closed) to place that. Where the cable and the latch is.

    Good luck to you Sir.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    by not drilling the hole in the first place. mount it on the inside of the gate not the outside. or use a pin switch so that if opened the alarm goes off.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    yea, they had the panel off anyways to run the wiring, i dont know what dumb fuck would do that, they are prolly so use to installing stereos on trucks and shit that are just for show that they forgot what a truck is suppose to be used for
     
  7. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    Man, that was a stupid way to mount that sensor.

    Now that I have re-read your post, you are going to put it on the inside of your tail gate, right? To seal the hole, I would get a small piece of metal and seal that down with silicone sealant. Maybe even use some small pop rivets to keep it from moving :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    some black 4200 or 5200 caulk. rub your finger in some soft hand soap like dial and it makes it easier to work with, and prevents it from sticking to your fingers.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    that's pretty fkn stupid...
     
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    WOW. They call themselves professionals.
     
  11. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    The sad thing is the installer probably thought he did a great job but has absolutely no clue as to how much abuse tailgates take
     
  12. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    Apparently alarm installers :anonymous: are not required to graduate high school! :eek: That's just unprofessional and uncalled for! :frusty:
     
  13. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    That is just sad. I would be SO mad...
     
  14. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    yea, other than that its a pretty damn good install ........... maybe he was :proposetoast:
     
  15. Jan 31, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    go to an electrical wholesaler and buy a T&B "H050CAP" it's a 1/2" cap off, you'd be able to find something similar in a smaller size as well. Personally, I'd Make whoever installed it buy me a whole new plastic piece from toyota.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    sounds interesting, what exactly does it look like? lowes wont have it? lol
     
  17. Feb 1, 2009 at 5:17 AM
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    it's a circular shaped cap with threads coming out of it and a blue seal around it, and you just thread a locknut on the other side of the hole when you stick it in. you can find some that just push in, but they won't be as watertight.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    well, heres what i did

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  19. Dec 15, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    lol.

    For whatever reason, the shop I that installed my Clifford recommended me not to use a pin switch for my tailgate. They said they would use a tilt sensor too. I was like nevermind, I'll do that part myself.

    So I got a pin switch online. This 1 to be exact.
    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=060-812


    And hooked it up to the hood pin switch already in place.

    Works fine and it's hidden.
     
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    beat me to it :)

    id do it just to be a prick and get the message through
     
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