Australian Car Repair Issues? Ask an Auto Mechanic for Answers ASAP
I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question
Ok, try this as it always works with older toyotas
Open driver door and leave open. Pop the hood and disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait 60 seconds, insert the key into the ignition and turn the key to the on position. Now, reconnect the negative cable. The alarm should sound for 60 seconds and go off. Once it does, cycle key to off and then crank it
Ok, this is factory alarm and antitheft system, correct
How many keys do you have? Also doe it have remote start or keyless entry?
Ok, it sounds like the immobilizer has either lost memory of the key or has failed. Unfortunately this will require a scan tool to diagnose at this point
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