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What is this button?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by nagorb, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    nagorb

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    My truck is a 2001 sr5 4door 4x4.

    I bought it about two weeks ago from a dealer.

    I was cleaning it today and noticed there was a button on the drivers side foot panel or whatever its called. It's clearly not stock and I have no clue what it is, I've looked at the mods section but I didn't see anything.

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  2. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    Maverick904

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    follow the wires...see where they go...

    whatever you do..DONT PRESS IT.. :eek:
     
  3. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    Probably part of an aftermarket alarm system. I see a relay with a zip tie on it. Probably also part of an alrm system. That button is probably a valet button.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    saundern

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    self destruct button
     
  5. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    i had the same thing in mine in the same location when i bought my 05 used. Asked the guy and he said it was from an aftermarket alarm system he had
     
  6. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    Did, not sure where it goes.

    I already did! do you think my trucks gonna blow up?!:goingcrazy:
     
  7. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    none...yet
    Yea I think its how u program the alarm system
     
  8. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    do you hear a ticking noise as in a timer count down?
     
  9. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Thats what I thought but the wire doesn't go to the alarm. I'll have to go check.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Fuck...
     
  11. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    take pics of the aftermath
     
  12. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    When I worked at Douglas, we had a couple of engineers who constantly played practical jokes on each other.

    One day, one of them walks in and finds a box on his desk.
    One button, and a green light like the old CB base station "ON AIR/OFF AIR" lights that said "PRESS TO ACTIVATE"

    Who could resist that? He pressed it.

    The light changed to "RELEASE TO DETONATE"

    He stood there for a good 10 minutes before he released the button.
    Builder had wired a small smoke bomb into it... let out a couple of puffs and the lights went out.

    The practical jokes stopped PDQ.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    currently hiding behind a brick wall, got the camera ready.


    Thats too funny!
     
  15. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    I checked and as far as I can tell it doesn't go to the alarm, I really can't tell though as it is wrapped up with a bunch of other wires.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    Does it start if you press it?
     
  17. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    Nope.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    Can you start it after you press it?
     
  19. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    Sorry I misunderstood you, the button doesn't stop the truck from starting.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    I missed it earlier i guess because it was bright out and you cant really see the alarm light during the day, but when I press the button it lights up the light. I'll check the manual for the alarm.
     
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