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how to reset alarm on 07 tacoma

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how to reset alarm on 07 tacoma
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  ToyotaTom replied 4 years ago.
What does your remote look like? Is there a little light on the dash that flashes when the doors are locked? If so what does it look like, and is there a "circle" of little holes down below it?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
the remote has lock and unlock buttons and a red panic button , yes there is a little red light under the steering column and no circle of holes below
Expert:  ToyotaTom replied 4 years ago.

Is it a factory Toyota remote? Is the little red light also a button, or is it attached to a black plastic bracket? A lot of the ones that are attached to the black plastic thing have a little black push button on the back side of it.

 

And what exactly do you mean by "reset" the alarm? Arm it? Disarm it? Disable it?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes a factory alarm it does have a small button on the back of the light when i push the alarm button it locks the doors but does not set the alarm it just stopped working one day not sure why
Expert:  ToyotaTom replied 4 years ago.
Is the little light on solid? Or does it blink like normal when the doors are locked?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
it blinks
Expert:  ToyotaTom replied 4 years ago.

Unfortunately, it sounds like the alarm module itself has failed. I'll be honest with you, it's a cheap cheesy system and I've seen a ton of them die. Your best option if you like and plan on keeping the truck is to get a good aftermarket alarm. The only brand I would recommend is DEI. DEI makes Automate, Viper, Clifford, Python, Avital, Boa, Rattler, and about a dozen other brands. They are all basically the exact same system with different 'brand' names. There's a reason for this, but kind of long and lengthy and I won't bore you with the details :) Anything made by DEI is good, and have an extremely low failure rate. 99% of problems with them is installation related, not equipment related. A good installer that knows what they're doing is key.

 

If you want to keep your factory remote, Automate makes a system called the AM1 that is a full security system that utilizes your factory key fob. Your other option is you could get any number of systems that use their own remotes if you don't mind getting different remotes. Plus it gives you the flexibility to add remote start, you could open your windows with the remote, or a ton of other things that you can't do with the factory system.

 

Good luck :)

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