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Tips and Tricks on the 3rd Gen Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by AAChaoshand, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Oct 22, 2020 at 8:20 PM
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    aarongue

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    I have a 2017 OR 4x4 in blazing blue. The picture on the roll and pitch of the truck is gray. I was wondering if there is a way to switch that to match the color of my truck.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2020 at 8:23 PM
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    Just keep in mind, you can't lock the truck and it can be driven away. I tested this with my truck after seeing it happen to a Silverado. Thus the safety feature for the remote start.
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2020 at 10:34 PM
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    My 2021 has automatic start on it,turns off when you open the door. Never even expected auto start when I got it
     
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  4. Oct 23, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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    I'm referring to the people who don't have it and want to warm up their vehicle in the morning. You can start the truck and walk away, but you can't lock the truck and it can be driven away without the key present. That's why the push button start vehicles have the shut-off when you open the door after remote starting it.
     
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  5. Oct 23, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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    I believe the door chime only dings if you open the door before you shut the engine off. If you Turn off THEN open the door, no chime...
     
  6. Oct 29, 2020 at 8:14 PM
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    I don’t know. My last truck had remote start and a push button starter. And it didn’t shut off when you unlocked it. You had to have the key fob in with you and hit the start button before you could drive. Kind of a weird feature on the new Tacos if you ask me.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2020 at 1:34 AM
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    Don't get me wrong, I don't think it is a great system. But as I said, with the truck running, you can drive it away. And yes, I have tested this after seeing it happen with a Silverado. How that was overlooked is beyond me. Granted, I didn't drive it a mile down the road or anything, but the key was plenty far away.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2020 at 1:35 AM
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    I'm not entirely sure, but if your tire is coming into contact there, you have other issues going on. It's actually pretty out of the way.
     
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  9. Oct 30, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    We recently bought a 2020 Armada that has remote start. After starting the vehicle remotely, if you get in and put it in Drive the engine kills.
    But after starting remotely, if you get in and step on the brake and press the Start button the vehicle will remain running when you put it in Drive.
     
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  10. Oct 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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    Just adding to the CCW conversation, but I prefer to just keep my gun on me at all times. I carry appendix in an T1C Axis Elite and for me and the situations I can see happening this is best. My draw stays the same, if I need to exit the vehicle I can do so quickly, and it’s always concealed just to name a few reasons.
     
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  11. Oct 30, 2020 at 12:36 PM
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    Yeah, but I recall something similar from my last truck too. Basically it's either on the inside or the outside of the frame and either way, there's potential to be hit. (Not referring to running it through the frame, just on the "inside" from the location you've shown.)
     
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  12. Oct 30, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    Yeah, I'm not sure why it can't just function like the keyed version. You get in and step on the brakes without a key detected and it kills the engine. That way I can still let the truck warm up while I'm loading items inside it.
     
  13. Oct 30, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    You can start it, than lock the door with the key that is hidden inside your key fob.
     
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  14. Oct 30, 2020 at 2:23 PM
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    That's good for one door. 3 left. Although I haven't tried with the door buttons. I'll try it now and report back.

    Edit: tried it, but the truck keeps unlocking itself again any time you hit lock.
     
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    Interesting, mine locks all doors with the key. Maybe because I changed my settings for when I push unlock on my key fob, one push unlocks all doors instead of just the drivers door. Factory has it set that you need to push unlock twice to unlock all doors.
     
  16. Oct 30, 2020 at 3:37 PM
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    Based on what you said, I decided to give it a try. I almost never use the key fob to unlock the truck since the handle is just easier. (I have that set to unlock all doors). One push of the unlock button allows me to unlock just the driver's door. I can then start the truck and manually lock it and none of the other doors unlock. I have to manually unlock the door though as the key fob still won't unlock the truck.
     
  17. Oct 31, 2020 at 7:26 AM
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    Dang. That is weird. I don’t have that at all.
    As soon as I unlock my Taco it shuts off. I can’t even get in the door.
    Still bizarre to me. I should be able to get into the truck and hit the start button to ensure the key is present. I could see the truck shutting off as soon as someone puts it in gear if no key fob is present. But simply opening the door or unlocking is odd. Undo wear on the starter. I wonder if there is a setting I can change somewhere...
     
  18. Oct 31, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    There is no setting you can change. It is done from the factory. Even installing an aftermarket remote start won't solve the issue.
     
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  19. Nov 12, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    Tip #33 to change screen images does not work with the 2020's if anyone was wondering.

    Edit for clarity: meant the image that shows on your screen during start up and when the display is set to "OFF"
     
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  20. Nov 12, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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