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yet another door-relock thread (2005-2013)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jamestcurran, Mar 15, 2024.

  1. Mar 15, 2024 at 10:27 PM
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    jamestcurran

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    Hi folks,
    apologies if this has been asked a million times...

    I have a 2013 DCSB that has that "feature" where after remote unlocking, the it will re-lock within X seconds if you don't open a door.

    I've read a bunch of those twiddle-the-key-and-open-close-the-drivers-door threads and tried enough that I'm pretty sure my neighbours think I have a crazy-bad case of OCD or am trying to enter some Komami code into my truck.

    Can anyone point me to a specific thread for my vehicle, or tell me whether these "general Toyota" techniques are applicable? Am I just really stupid or am I trying the wrong procedure?

    Any help much appreciated - I'm slowly going crazy over here.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2024 at 10:29 PM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    I don’t know if this is relevant as I’m firing from the hip a few beers in, but have you heard of carista? It’s an app and OBDII dongle that lets you customize features on your car, if it’s available, and this sounds like one that could be disabled. I’d start there to do some digging and see if it would work.
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2024 at 10:36 PM
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    TnShooter

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    I don’t remember anyone saying that feature can be turned off.
    But if it can, I’d say you need to do it with TechStream.

    @Bishop84 mignt know?
     
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  4. Mar 15, 2024 at 10:50 PM
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    Thanks folks. Will give carista and TechStream a look. I have a few OBDII adaptors from working on motorcycles. Just need to see if I can get any of them to connect.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2024 at 7:36 AM
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    2nd gens are quite old as far as computers go, there is not many customization options in techstream.

    The only thing it looks like you can do is turn off the beeping when locking.

    They barely have 6 ecus in some cases, most modern Toyotas have over 50 haha.
     
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    My 2007 has that same “feature” as well, I’ve gotten around it by either not unlocking it until I’m reaching for the door handle or unlocking it, open and close the nearest door to turn the feature off, then go about my business outside until I’m actually ready to get in. I’ve found this less stressful and probably less damaging than trying to fool with the ECU or mess with wiring to turn it off.
    Good luck, I hope you come to a solution that works for you.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2024 at 7:44 AM
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    I was looking at this feature in techstream last week, I can't remember if there was a way to turn it off, but you could make adjustments to the time.

    Installing techstream was a challenge though.

    This virtualbox method is what worked for me to install techstream.
    https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/how-to-techstream-in-5-minutes.1034923/


    a cable should be around $30-40
    https://www.amazon.com/VCI-J2534-Cable-Techstream-V17-00-020/dp/B0C65GYR8D
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2024 at 8:31 AM
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    There's really no programmable parameters on a 2nd gen, you can turn the driver and passenger seat belt warning chimes on and off with a scan tool or techstream but that's it.

    The lock/unlock beep can be turned on and off as well but that has to be done via button press combinations.

    The auto re-lock can not be turned off.

    2013 Meter Customize Parameters.jpg


    2013 Wireless Door Lock Customize Parameters.jpg
     
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