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Toyota Tacoma Alarm with Red Light on Dash

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jabrackin, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    jabrackin

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    Does anyone have this alarm? It is the one that honks when you lock and unlock the truck. I have it and was just curious who else does.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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  3. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    the one i am talking about is not the VIP 3200 Security, but the Gulf States Alarm It has a red button on the dash that you can push in and out.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    I have an 08 X-Runner, I hooked my bed tailgate to the factory alarm.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    I have that alarm, but I disabled the annoying horn blow & just have the parking lights flash. The horn has a series of # of sound offs when you unlock to let you know the vehicle has had an alarm. In the pic you can see the red light-button to the right of the switches. It flashes when the alarm is armed.
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  6. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    Mine came with something like that too, what does your remote look like?
     
  7. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    MXscott14

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    i have that too what happens when you push it in, and out
     
  8. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    I got it. They placed it in one of the blank button slots.

    Not a bad alarm I guess, for stock anyhow.

    Beeper is the same stock beeper.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    I have this one also. The red light is a button that you can push to turn the alarm on and off.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    +1 mine is also in one of the blank slots. From what I've found the alarm is made by Audiovox, Prestige models. I downloaded a manual of one of their alarms with a similar remote as mine and everything works like the manual (disabling/enabling horn chirp etc etc)

    The manual states that pushing the red button is for disabling/enabling valet mode.

     
  11. Sep 4, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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    Wow didn't know it cost that much, I got mine luckily for free I wasn't expecting an alarm since my truck is a base 5-lugger, I was surprised to see the alarm when the truck got delivered.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2010 at 11:44 PM
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    Im guessing, but I think most Toyotas here in PR come with an alarm just like that. At least i've seen it in a lot of Toyotas in here.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2010 at 12:02 AM
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    I'm glad that we at least get that then, we already pay $2K more than what a Tacoma costs in the states. :eek:
     
  14. Dec 19, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    Anybody have a manual or anything on this alarm system. My 08 has one, and I have no clue as to it's operations, settings, ect.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    Anyone have a clue why this light would be lit up red when i am driving? it happened tonight and i'm stumped. I installed a new AFE CAI.... maybe the noise on top of the flowmaster? shot in the dark ....
     
  16. Feb 8, 2015 at 9:27 PM
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    K, I been standing on my head under the dash on the drivers side of my 2000 Tacoma Pre-Runner, after fighting with my alarm. My battery has been disconnected for the last 3 months, and now I'm trying to get things going again. I can not reset or disarm with the key fobs, the originals, with good batteries in them (I got a 5 pack of the little 12 volt batteries for them). I can disarm by turning the key to on (not start) and pushing the red button on the dash a couple of times, but if I open and shut the door,(nothing else) the red light on the dash blinks real fast for about thirty seconds, then the horn beeps once, the lights flash, and the alarm is armed again, and the only way to disarm it it to do the key to on/red light button thing again. Key fobs do nothing.
    I want the alarm GONE, or working right. This truck will be having the battery disconnected and reconnected a lot in the next several months. I followed the wire from the sensitivity box to another box that says "Main Module" and "Part # 00014-S0200" on it. It has a fairly big molex type connector also on it. Is that the alarm? Does anybody know what's wrong? Does anybody know how I can make my alarm inop completely? I don't care if I have to lock and unlock the door with keys/hands. Please help Tacoma alarm experts out there.
     
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    Mine came with it stock.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2015 at 12:40 PM
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    Mine was stock too, at least it was installed when I got the truck brand new.
     
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