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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have lost all keys, you must see a Toyota dealership to have them reseed the immobilizer and cut a new key or keys. They shouldnt charge you more than 2-2.5 hours labor plus the cost of keys. I do these all the time
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
An immobilizer bypass is an electrical circuit which allows current to flow to whatever component is starved of current to keep the engine from running (usually the coil). The immobilizer opens the circuit to the coil, the immobilizer bypass closes the circuit to the coil.
If you didn't install an immobilizer circuit, then you don't need the bypass. There are probably instructions you missed in the manual explaining the immobilizer circuit.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
If there is a blinking car icon with an "X" over it. This icon means the Immobilizer has been activated and hence won't allow the car to start. It could be due to a bad SCU, Start Control Unit. The SCU is actually the ignition switch on these cars.
Most of the time it's triggered by the anti-theft system..You can try this trick i learned that the dealers won't tell you...try locking and unlocking of the doors five times with the remote to reset the immobilizer and see if this helps.
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Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Followed your recommendation of holding the valet (red) button for 6 seconds. It deactivated the alarm system and I was able to start the vehicle. This solution saved me from buying another key from the dealership (139$) and a programming charge of (100$). And not to mention the time saved from towing the vehicle to the dealership. I can't thank you enough for time and money saved with this valuable service. Will be signing up with your service when I get back from Orlando.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
SOURCE: Have a 2001 RAV4. Tried to
if this is a factory alarm... good luck
If this is an after market alarm you will find a black box under the steering colum that will probly be ziptied to something you will notice most of them have a knob to adjust the sensativity level on them just unplug it and make sre you vehicle will start after you unplug it most alarm systems just slice into other wires not rout them through it so it will not hurt anything to just unplug it.
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Posted on Mar 19, 2010
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