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1996 Toyota Celica remote security system no longer works

1996 Toyota Celica battery was removed for charging. when battery was replaced, remote vehicle security system no longer worked. Security system is a toyota fitted unit P/N 08191-20810 with 2 touch pads. unit in car has a red light and 1 button, which never seemed to do anything. Smaller pad on remote never seemed to do anything.

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  • Alan Jones
    Alan Jones Mar 10, 2009

    Thanks for your help mvamobile, I'm tryng to get info from Toyota Australia, but they have not been very helpfull yet. They want me to go to a dealer and let their people reprogram it whereas I'm after info on the system.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    Hi, ive also had a problem with my remote central locking.
    I have a celica GT 1996 import, and the remote keyfob worked for a while, then worked intermittently (i found the chip in the key fob was acting up) so i stopped using it and just use the key... not long after the battery was replaced as everything died on the car.... then the other day i decided to see if the keyfob could be fixed and found nothing happened even with new battery (in keyfob)

    does anyone know how to manually reprogram or how to find out the relevant codes to fix. I would go tothe nearest dealer, however I feel they would say theres nothign they could do, just so I have to buy a new one.

    many thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    overdrive does not work when pushed in

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    can not get in car



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Hi, Contact your dealer and get instructions for reprogramming your remotes. When a security system loses power for an extended amount of time the programming for the remotes are lost.

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Hello "problem with 1996 Toyota Celica", I have the same problem and all I can get out of the Dealer is that they can reset it for $40. This is not a very fair answer. If you find out how to reset the Security system is a toyota fitted unit P/N 08191-20810 with 2 touch pads... would you be able to let me know and I will do likewise. Thank you

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