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Toyota Avalon, Security System, Sedan
Jan 31, 2003 (4:44 pm)
The car we bought did not come with the remote button. There were many of them for sale at ebay but I found one at a junk yard. The one's on ebay claim it is very simple to program them to your car. Can anyone help with the How to part? Obviously the one we got from the junk yard didn't work on our car.
#3 of 116 Remote door lock problem. Need help
Apr 19, 2003 (7:54 am)
About a month ago we purchased a 1998 Avalon XLS and we are having a problem with the door locks. We haven't got a manual yet and we haven't had a chance to get back to the dealer. The battery in the remote is good but the transmitter will not work all the time. Sometimes you have to press the button about a dozen times to get it to work and even then it may not. Other times it works as first try. Also sometimes after you unlock the door with the remote it will automaticly lock the doors in about 30 seconds. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what is going on or experienced a similar problem? This is our first 'foregin' car. The remotes on our 1991 Olds never gave a problem in 12 years so this is very frustrating. Thanks. Al
#4 of 116 Remote door locks...
Apr 19, 2003 (10:20 am)
The 30 second "re-lock" is correct, if you don't open one of the doors, after "un-locking". This is a security feature. ie) You accidently hit un-lock when putting your keys in your pocket, or someone with the same frequency parked near you (not very likely but, possible) ...un-locked their car and drove away ...now your Avy would be sitting un-locked!
Did you only get the ONE key FOB?? Are ALL 3 (maybe 2) buttons acting this way???
OPEN the non working key fob and clean the rubber diaphram (the backside of the rubber button), as well as the "contacts" on the transmitter's circuit board. Inspect for wear. You may have to get a new one... -nomad-
#5 of 116 Remote Door Lock Problem for al49
Apr 23, 2003 (8:01 pm)
Does this happen anywhere, or just at certain locations? I have a 2003 Avalon XLS with the remote door locks, and one or twice a week this happens to me in the parking lot at work. The first time it happened I was really upset, but after mentioning it to some co-workers, I found out they have the same problem with their remotes. We think it is some kind of electromagnetic interference, or something. We are within a mile of an international airport, the Coast Guard Station, and the Naval Station. This is the only place it happens, but only occasionally.
#6 of 116 Remote door lock follow up
Apr 29, 2003 (9:40 am)
Thanks for the replies. I just had the car back to the dealer and got the second remote that was part of the deal and it works as it should. The older remote works better than it did but not as good as the new one. Al
#7 of 116 car alarm
Mar 20, 2005 (9:54 pm)
Has anyone else had trouble with their car alarm going off at the slightest vibration? My car is about 2 feet from my door that goes from the garage into the utility room and if we accidentally slam the door- even just a little- my horn starts honking and lights flashing! What a sensitive alarm. I am afraid that when I am working or especially when I leave it at the airport the slightest vibration will make it go off and run my battery down! Can those things be set to be less sensitive?
#8 of 116 Re: car alarm [lnt]
Apr 07, 2005 (5:49 am)
YES! I think that is what happened to my car tonight. It was in my locked garage and for NO reason I could tell the alarm started going off at 3:45 AM! I checked the area out and found nothing. I figured it was a cat or something in the garage setting it off. I sent the dogs in to find it but nothing! About 15 minutes later the alarm went off again! This however is the first time in a year that the alarm has EVER triggered. Now that I see your post it is possible that the wind hitting the garage door has set it off. I am glad that I now have a better cause than ghosts or electric problems. BTW I have a 2001 XLS.
#9 of 116 automatic door locking?
Apr 20, 2005 (8:14 am)
Just picked up my new '05 Avalon last week. I am trying to change the auto door locking from its current default setting. Currently the doors lock as soon as I put the car in reverse or drive. I have tried to switch it so the doors will lock when the car gets to 12 mph. I have followed the procedure in the owner's manual, and it appears to change. However, the next time I start the car and engage the transmission, the doors lock prior to the car moving. Anyone able to help?
#10 of 116 Re: automatic door locking? [curry]
Oct 05, 2005 (10:55 am)
With my '06, it took probably 5 tries to change the setting to make the door lock at shift to/from park. One of my mistakes was having the ignition on ACC vs ON, or was it the other way around.