Toyota Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Did the aftermarket remote start use the Toyota factory key fobs? They should be black with 2 buttons "lock" and "unlock" and a toyota logo on the front. and look like one of the below links
If not, can you provide me the VIN number of your vehicle so i can see if one of those factory fobs are compatible?
The receiver module is in the passenger "C" pillar behind the plastic trim cover by the rear windshield.
Can you confirm the procedure you are using to try and program the fobs? Do the door locks cycle like they are supposed to to confirm you are entering programming mode? Also silly question maybe, but have you confirmed the batteries are good in the fobs?
This is the procedure you should be using. Please try this and let me know what happens.
Insert Key in ignitionremove key Insert key in ignition remove keydriver's door closeddriver's door opendriver's door closeddriver's door openInsert key in ignitionremove keydriver's door closed driver's door opendriver's door closed driver's door openkey in ignitiondriver's door closedignition ON (run position, not ACC)ignition off remove key
Door locks should cycle. press lock and unlock at the same time on the fob. door locks should cycle once. repeat for additional transmitter.
Plese clarify.... The door locks should cycle "lock-unlock" and wait. When you press the lock/unlock button together on the fob they should cycle "lock-unlock" once to confirm it learned. If nothing happens then most likely either you have a bad battery in the remote, or the remote itself is no good. The fact that the locks cycle to enter programming mode tells me it is not a fuse or anything else in the car that could be affecting operation of the receiver module.
While it is possible the door control receiver has failed, it is extremely uncommon for that to happen. 99% of the time it is a fob.
Have you tried replacing the remote batteries? If they've been sitting unused since the car was new in 2006 there's a good chance they are no longer good :) Sometimes it is easy to overlook the simple things, part of life i guess lol
Door locks should cycle once as soon as you enter programming mode, is this happening?
Door locks should cycle once when you program the first transmitter. cycling twice means programming has failed. Maybe try to program just 1 of the transmitters and see if that works.
If none of that works, you may possibly have a failed wireless received. It's rare, but i have seen it happen in the older Camry's and Avalon. Good news, is it's easy to replace. Pull down the plastic pillar cover and 1 bolt holds the box in, takes about 10 minutes. Bad news, it is pretty pricey from the dealership. Would probably have better luck from a junkyard