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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by animal, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    animal

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    I have an 06 DC I just purchased a couple months ago.
    Yesterday I noticed this transmitter type thing near the rearview mirror.
    Is this from the factory or aftermarket and does anyone know what it is for?
    It has a button on it which I pushed and I didn't see or hear anything happen.
    Could it possibly be a garage door opener from the previous owner?
    Anyone have one like it?

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    Not stock. Well, my 06 doesn't have it.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    stop pressing it, my garage door keeps opening!!!!
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    looks like an older gps tracking device.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    jandrews

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    That's a rear view mirror.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    No name but it has a sticker on the side with a barcode and these numbers.........41800252

    Also has what looks like a little lite on the bottom side facing the dash where that antenna looking thing is at the bottom. The antenna looking thing is about an inch long.
    Has a plug at the top that connects 5 wires to it.
    The wires run to the drivers side and then down behind the a pillar.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    the gov't is watching you
     
  8. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    Remote starter antenna?
     
  9. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    I was just teasing you. It is a push button for lights that were probaly put on the bottom of the truck or inside. I had some on my caravan. No James Bind SHeet.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    Go back and read again douche bagger....................

    Yesterday I noticed this transmitter type thing near the rearview mirror.
    Is this from the factory or aftermarket and does anyone know what it is for?
     
  11. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    I wonder if this mystery will go as deep as the SRS box with the bold in it....
     
  12. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    That could be. I did have remote start installed when I made the purchase.
    I've had a few remote starts installed though and none of them ever had something like that. And what would the button be for then?
    I have the book for the remote start and there is no mention of it in there.

    I don't think so.
     
  13. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    :confused:
     
  14. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    a day or 2 ago a person made a thread about a little box and he didnt know what it was for... all he had to do was open it and notice that it was covering a bolt head hah
     
  15. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    I bet LED lights or Plasma glow light kit controller.
     
  16. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    You are correct sir.

    Thank you

    After doing some research online I found out it is the remote start antenna with built in LED and valet button. Here's a picture of evrything that comes with the remote start package.
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    As you can see bottom center is the device I was asking about in my first post.

    Thanks everyone for your help


    Mystery solved........................:cool:
     
  17. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    You ruined my joke. I was going to say it was a side airbag.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    I believed that's the antenna for your alarm.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    Now that the mystery is solved.... does it still work?
     
  20. Jan 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    I have this antenna on my truck too and I am looking to find out what type of remote starter it is unfortunately your pic doesn't load anymore. Would you be able to post a pic or the name of the remote starter? Thanks!
     
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