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Disclaimer: To all the self-appointed "Search Police", I have already done a search and didn't find what I was looking for.

The Tundra won't let me lock the doors via remote with the engine running. My previous vehicles would allow me to start the engine, turn on the AC and then lock the doors with the remote. This was a great way to cool off the 140* interior during the summer months or heat the truck in the winter while providing a reasonable amount of security.

I asked my dealer and they were clueless.
 

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I am waiting to install an aftermarket 2 way like the Compustar in my Tundra. I have installed many before, I just dont want to be the test dummy that creates the Wiring diagram. Id rather just print it out and go to town.

I thought about the factory one, as its prob plug and play, but really... 80 ft is nothing. The one I had in my Tacoma (compustar 2w900fm-as) worked 3000ft or so, and told me the truck was running without being able to see the truck. 2 way is the way to go and at about 200$ parts for the system, probably much cheaper than factory.
 

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The reason I haven't thought about the aftermarket ones is I hear you can have/cause a lot of gremlins with ECUs and such. Even the company that installs them here admits that sometimes they just can't get their equipment to work correctly on some vehicles. Especially the Solara they say. I'm not an electrical wizard and hate chasing wires so I thought factory would be the easiest to install.
 

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I was going to add remote start (viper) to my truck ,,,, But this new Tundra runs a CAN system (1 wire can control many many circuts),,,, So until DEI or some other company makes a (bus) adaptor it is a major pain to install anything at this point in time, and i would not want to cut wires or even splice into any until the adaptor is availible...My installer saw the wiring diagrams and looked at the truck and said no way on the remote star for now,,,

The newer Chev's have the same type system,,,, And they can get almost all functions ie: start,int light,door locks all thru 1 wire at the data port....
 

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It is your truck bud, just my suggestion.
I didn't mean to come off as ungrateful or rude. I was only saying I'm a bit afraid of trying aftermarket and causing myself problems.

If you get one and all goes well let us know. I could end up with one myself. I'm just chicken to jump into the aftermarket stuff. :eek:
 

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So this leads back to my original question. Can the FACTORY remote start be added by myself or the dealer? Anyone?
 

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So this leads back to my original question. Can the FACTORY remote start be added by myself or the dealer? Anyone?
as long as you have factory remote locks yes....i have a kit in stock and the instructions printed,,, i would say a 6-7 out of 10 (10 being the hardest)
mainly because of the trim pieces you need to pull and the running the harness and such,,,,
 

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If you can read and follow instructions, you can definatley do it your self.
 

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Can you tell more about the instructions and price? PM me if you feel you need to. Thanks!
 

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Can you tell more about the instructions and price? PM me if you feel you need to. Thanks!
The kit has a toyota list of $395.00 ,, If you do not have a factory Hood switch you will need to add that @ $65.00...

I tried to upload a pdf of the install but the file is to large ,,,(38) pages,,,
 

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The kit has a toyota list of $395.00 ,, If you do not have a factory Hood switch you will need to add that @ $65.00...

I tried to upload a pdf of the install but the file is to large ,,,(38) pages,,,
wow. you can get 2 aftermarket systems for that price if you are installing yourself.. and take the range from 80 ft to half a mile or more.
 

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Disclaimer: To all the self-appointed "Search Police", I have already done a search and didn't find what I was looking for.

The Tundra won't let me lock the doors via remote with the engine running. My previous vehicles would allow me to start the engine, turn on the AC and then lock the doors with the remote. This was a great way to cool off the 140* interior during the summer months or heat the truck in the winter while providing a reasonable amount of security.

I asked my dealer and they were clueless.
YES

the dealer I got the truck from said "no problem":tu:
 

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wow. you can get 2 aftermarket systems for that price if you are installing yourself.. and take the range from 80 ft to half a mile or more.
Well if you want an installer to start cutting into a $1000.00-$1400.00 Dash harness and possibly messing up the ''CAN" system... Be my guest ....

My installer (that works on cars like lambo's and MBZ's ,BMW's)

Would not do an aftermarket system yet,,,,,Not until DEI releases a module ,,,,,
 

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Well if you want an installer to start cutting into a $1000.00-$1400.00 Dash harness and possibly messing up the ''CAN" system... Be my guest ....

My installer (that works on cars like lambo's and MBZ's ,BMW's)

Would not do an aftermarket system yet,,,,,Not until DEI releases a module ,,,,,
I am my installer. While the CAN makes it much simpler, it can be done without. Diodes, resistors, relays, all your best friend. Remember, even though there is an interface...there are still wires to control the seperate funtions. Just like in the good old days. :) With the CAN systems you need to isolate the signals from feedback (diodes) to make it safe.
 

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Diodes, resistors, relays, all your best friend. Remember, even though there is an interface...there are still wires to control the seperate funtions. Just like in the good old days. :) With the CAN systems you need to isolate the signals from feedback (diodes) to make it safe.
That is beyond my capability. I guess I need to pay the Toyota prices. With the 25% discount it gets a little more reasonable.
 

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I just picked up my truck yesterday from the the dealer. I had them put in remote start to seal the deal. They installed an aftermarket from a company called Code Alarm. Works great. The key fob is much smaller then the Toyota OEM. The said it lists for 399 installed.
 

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How is the remote start working out? Any quirks you've found?
 

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Disclaimer: To all the self-appointed "Search Police", I have already done a search and didn't find what I was looking for.

The Tundra won't let me lock the doors via remote with the engine running. My previous vehicles would allow me to start the engine, turn on the AC and then lock the doors with the remote. This was a great way to cool off the 140* interior during the summer months or heat the truck in the winter while providing a reasonable amount of security.

I asked my dealer and they were clueless.
Hey MLN, this may or may not interest you, but you may want to check your local/state laws about doing this. A neighbor of mine that is in law enforcement stated that in our state it is illegal to do this (leave a vehicle running while not inside it) and that it can have repercussions in terms of claiming insurance if the vehicle is stolen. I just thought I would let you know... every place will be different, but you may want to check it out anyway. I hope you got the alarm installed! :)
 
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