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What is this black box in my new 2010?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBBsti LTD, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    BBBsti LTD

    BBBsti LTD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a 2010 DC, 4WD, TRD OR automatic. I noticed this box next to the hood opener mechanism.

    What is this?

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  2. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    BBBsti LTD

    BBBsti LTD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    All I have is the stock keyless system. Don't know???
     
  3. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    Paul's TRD

    Paul's TRD I'm Not Your F***ing Brother

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    did you buy the truck used or new?
     
  4. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    looks like something after market
     
  5. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    Outlaw

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    is that a button? push it and see what it does!
     
  6. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    Follow the wires as far as you can and see what it goes to.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    Azjohn

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    Thats a Karr alarm system
     
  8. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    Bryan139

    Bryan139 I have a spectacular aura

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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    X2
     
  9. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Homeland Security installed that to monitor your thoughts and actions.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    wooddogg922

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    ^ Agree.. Or some other aftermarket starter kill/alarm. They had one installed in my truck when I bought her used. I made them take that crap out. Hope they didn't charge you extra for it.. Might want to check your sales contract.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    05offroad

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    my dealer told me about it....its a toyota alarm that if you dont pay extra for when you buy the truck they put that cap on it (which makes it look like a black box) and you cant use it. i have the same thing. no point for it being there but not sure if i can take it out
     
  12. Apr 1, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    go8soccer

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    Ejection Seat switch, the end
     
  13. Apr 1, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    BBBsti LTD

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    I guess, seems, I did not get any alarm, but I will double check the contract. My remote has a Toyota logo an looks OEM.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    woodygg

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    yep... a buddy of mine owns dealerships... they often put these things in that you plug a key into... can't start without the key. if the person wants to pay for it, they pay extra - ifnot, they put a plug in it... you'd be amazed the markup on them...
     
  15. Apr 1, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    I'd make them take it out and replace that cover, cause I don't want a screw hole in it, I hate dealers that do that.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    You push it for on Star when your pedal sticks or u have some type of recall
     
  17. Apr 1, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Outside...

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  18. Apr 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    That's weird! I purchase alarm from Toyota and it was small black thing in the middle between Dual 12V auxiliary power outlets. I think that is where they are. I am not really sure. I have to look in my truck again.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    05Moose

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    Nah, you push it when you get locked IN your vehicle.;)
     
  20. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    Remember that scene in "The Fifth Element" where the ugly mercenaries got a bunch of fancy new guns but never asked what the little red button is for? LOL
     
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