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Door Lock Issue

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Stoney Ranger, Jun 20, 2022.

  1. Jun 20, 2022 at 11:55 AM
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    Stoney Ranger

    Stoney Ranger [OP] New Member

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    I keep the windows down when my '18 SR5P is in the garage. Occasionally the doors will lock 'cause the key fob was "somehow" activated while in my pocket. After a few minutes, if I try to unlock with the electric switch on the door panel, it does not work. If I unlock manually, using the button(?) next to the open-the-door latch, the alarm goes off. Then I have get the fob to kill the alarm. The owners manual is no help reprogramming this particular issue.

    The door-panel switch and the button work fine immediately after locking with the key fob. It's after a few minutes that I need to fetch the key fob, or the electric switch won't operate, and if I use the manual button the alarm goes off.

    Any one have a program solution so that both door lock switches will operate after the doors are locked with the fob? I am trying to avoid a Carista, but will get one if needed.

    The SR5 does not have a smart key.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2022
  2. Jun 20, 2022 at 12:09 PM
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    08TXRunner

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    Is it the OEM fob? It almost sounds like you have an aftermarket alarm on that truck.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2022 at 2:23 PM
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    ElectroBoy

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    Everything seems to be working as designed. When you arm the system any time you unlock from the inside button or open a door it will set off the alarm. That’s deliberate, a thief would take a coat hanger and flip that button, you’d want the alarm to go off.

    Carista will do a lot but will not customize this feature.
     
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  4. Jun 20, 2022 at 3:43 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Pretty normal stuff as mentioned. The only thing you can turn off is auto lock after unlocking but no door is opened.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2022 at 4:45 PM
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    Stoney Ranger

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    I hadn't thought of the anti theft angle, but it makes sense. It is a little annoying when I need to get into the truck and the door is locked, with the window down, and I have fetch the keys. A minor inconvenience that I will have to live with. Thank you.
     

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