Car Alarm Misery on 96 Toyota Camry

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Old 05 Jul 2006, 11:43 am   #1 (permalink)
alvinstraight38@hotmail.com
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Default Car Alarm Misery on 96 Toyota Camry

The ironic thing about my old 96 Toyota Camry is that the vehicle has
performed fine except for the car alarm. This thing has given me so
much grief, and I wish there was a simple way to just deactivate the
thing.

My main problem has been that the alarm will just go off at random, and
my remote key only deactivates the alarm if I depress the button really
hard.

Well today, the remote key button got stuck somehow and it armed my car
when I was inside. I tried to start the car, and it refused to start.
Thank God, the remote managed to work after several tries. However, I
am now out of town, and I won't have access to a Toyota dealership
until Saturday. I am scared of this damn remote button getting stuck
again and setting off the alarm. However, if I leave the remote at
home, I will be screwed as well if the alarm goes off.

Is there anything an owner can do to turn off the alarm without the
remote?

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Old 05 Jul 2006, 12:12 pm   #2 (permalink)
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<alvinstraight38@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> The ironic thing about my old 96 Toyota Camry is that the vehicle has
> performed fine except for the car alarm. This thing has given me so
> much grief, and I wish there was a simple way to just deactivate the
> thing.
>
> My main problem has been that the alarm will just go off at random, and
> my remote key only deactivates the alarm if I depress the button really
> hard.
>
> Well today, the remote key button got stuck somehow and it armed my car
> when I was inside. I tried to start the car, and it refused to start.
> Thank God, the remote managed to work after several tries. However, I
> am now out of town, and I won't have access to a Toyota dealership
> until Saturday. I am scared of this damn remote button getting stuck
> again and setting off the alarm. However, if I leave the remote at
> home, I will be screwed as well if the alarm goes off.
>
> Is there anything an owner can do to turn off the alarm without the
> remote?

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Wouldn't it be possible to simply pull a fuse to the alarm?
I assume the alarm makes the horn blow, so you can't simply cut the wires to
the
horn, rendering it always inoperable, but I should think you could trace the
wiring from
the alarm to the horn, silencing the horn when the alarm activates, but
still leaving the
horn working......? Or if you're electrically inept, it should be a
simple matter for
an automotive electrical specialist to sort out, leaving the horn working
but the
alarm de-activated.


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Old 05 Jul 2006, 03:06 pm   #3 (permalink)
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alvinstraight38@hotmail.com wrote:
> The ironic thing about my old 96 Toyota Camry is that the vehicle has
> performed fine except for the car alarm. This thing has given me so
> much grief, and I wish there was a simple way to just deactivate the
> thing.

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I'd give this guy a call.
He's been very helpful in providing programming instructions when I've
purchased remotes - perhaps he can tell you how to program it into an
"OFF" mode.
http://www.etaag.com/items/item81.htm
Since you're not a prospective purchaser, just try being honest - ie.,
"I read a post from one of your customers, and he suggested I call you."

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Old 05 Jul 2006, 03:08 pm   #4 (permalink)
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mack wrote:

> > Is there anything an owner can do to turn off the alarm without the
> > remote?

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Wouldn't it be possible to simply pull a fuse to the alarm?

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Wouldn't be a very effective alarm if that would do it.

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Old 06 Jul 2006, 01:59 am   #5 (permalink)
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Is this the Toyota VIP alarm system? Or dealer's "aftermarket special"?

If the VIP, it's made by Fujitsu-Ten. There is a fax-back number
posted, I think:
310 327-9905 is still correct (?). Factory alarm won't lock you in if
the key is in the ignition.

Fujitsu-ten will fax you complete installation instruction and wiring
information that may help. Reading it is fun even if you don't need to
work on the alarm. (Besides, most of the wiring is already in place
from the factory, so it's almost "plug and play".) But If your alarm is
dealer's own aftermarket special, then it could be anything.


alvinstraight38@hotmail.com wrote:
> The ironic thing about my old 96 Toyota Camry is that the vehicle has
> performed fine except for the car alarm. This thing has given me so
> much grief, and I wish there was a simple way to just deactivate the
> thing.
>
> My main problem has been that the alarm will just go off at random, and
> my remote key only deactivates the alarm if I depress the button really
> hard.
>
> Well today, the remote key button got stuck somehow and it armed my car
> when I was inside. I tried to start the car, and it refused to start.
> Thank God, the remote managed to work after several tries. However, I
> am now out of town, and I won't have access to a Toyota dealership
> until Saturday. I am scared of this damn remote button getting stuck
> again and setting off the alarm. However, if I leave the remote at
> home, I will be screwed as well if the alarm goes off.
>
> Is there anything an owner can do to turn off the alarm without the
> remote?


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