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    "Free" OEM alarm



    I did not have a factory alarm listed on my window sticker nor did I have one added at time of purchase. As far as I knew, I did not have the alarm system from Toyota. Guess what? Most of these trucks have the alarm system in place; it is just not activated! When the alarm is listed on the window sticker or you order it, generally all they need to do is hook up the "Techstream" code reader/programmer and active the alarm option. Then they can charge you $299 for the alarm.

    I found this out when I looked into and ordered the OEM glass break sensor for the OEM alarm from Sparks.

    What I learned is that if your truck has an engine immobilizer (standard on V8s) and keyless entry, then you have the alarm. If it is not working it can be activated by a tech using the "Techstream". Many dealers either don't know this or what to charge you for the "alarm". Some folks have had luck getting the service guys to do it for free or for just a small labor charge. I had my Lexus tech buddy do mine in about 5 minutes.

    Here is the install PDF for the glass break sensor. On pages 10-17 it explains how to activate the alarm with the scanner.

    So go make friends with your local service guys and activate your alarm if it is not already active.

    The guys at Sparks were very helpful in figuring this out.
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    Everything comes down to costs these days.. it's simply cheaper to make one circuit board a million times, then to make 5 different models of circuit board 200,000 times each. I'm willing to bet most of the vehicles come with everything you need for most options, save for the external knobs and gizmos associated with them. For example.. I see the readout and display for the sonar is in all the trucks - i bet you just need to turn this display "on" and then connect the sonar sensors. You can probably get that accomplished in the same manner, and buy aftermarket sonar sensors very cheaply.
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    Re: your alarm - i'm assuming when the alarm is activated, it does the same thing as when the panic button is pressed on the fob?

    When does it go off? If you try the door handle when it's locked, does it set the alarm off? Or is turning this on really only useful with the glass break sensor installed?
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    ok nevermind.. just read through the pdf and it explains it all.

    Hmm.. change security system from "on" to "off" - made me chuckle because it's so simple hehe..

    ok at this point i'm just getting my post count up haha
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    I went to high school with one of the service managers. I bet I could get him to do it. I'll have to do that sometime if I don't get my after market alarm put in soon.
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    I need to get mine activated. I might have to wait until I get my GBS installed, though
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    Any idea if you can still activate this if you have had an after market remote starter put in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by War Pig View Post
    Any idea if you can still activate this if you have had an after market remote starter put in?

    Or can you activate it without the GBS?
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    You should be able do it without the GBS.
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