Last post on Oct 03, 2008 at 11:57 AM
You are in the Toyota RAV4
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Toyota RAV4, Security System, SUV
#4 of 13 Re: CAR alarm answers! [kris2001]
Mar 14, 2007 (9:39 am)
Do all LTD's come with the "pre wire"? I don't see it written anywhere I've looked. Do you know if they did any wire-cutting to install your VIP? I don't want them to cut stuff up it that's what it takes. Thanks for the offer, but I'm in Texas, I'll have to ask my dealer. Is your engine pretty quiet or pretty loud/strong sounding? I guess I'm comparing to the camry, but my RAV's engine is loud (I think), I thought it should sound quieter(compared to the camry again). Just wondering, or if I'm just wanting my RAV to be "perfect". Mine is white. Do you have a running board? thinking about getting one of those too.
#5 of 13 Alllll my ex-xs live in texas....Cant think of a title:)
Mar 15, 2007 (6:03 pm)
Hi, I read about the prewire from brochures before buying. Not sure about wire cutting but it is clean. My engine is quite loud and others say that too...Its a rav4 thing! What is the use of a running board?
#6 of 13 Re: Alllll my ex-xs live in texas....Cant think of a title:) [kris2001]
Mar 18, 2007 (7:44 pm)
I asked the dealer about installing the alarm, and they said something about installing a "port alarm". The alarm that they would install at the port before the car went to the dealership. They said that the doors do not automatically lock when you shift into gear. Does yours do that? They said that they can't get any of the RAV4's to do that for some reason.
Running boards are for short people who can't step up into the already lower RAV4.
#7 of 13 Re: CAR alarm answers! [kris2001]
Apr 25, 2007 (9:30 am)
I am in the S.E. PA area and just bought a 2007 Toyota Rav4. I want to get the VIP installed. Can you tell me what dealer you used.
#8 of 13 Re: Alllll my ex-xs live in texas....Cant think of a title:) [holly8]
May 23, 2007 (3:21 pm)
I think "pre-wired" means the alarm control unit simply plugs into a male/female jack thingy, no wire-cutting or anything, which is one big advantage of using a Toyota alarm vs an aftermarket unit. But, what I wanted to ask was whether the VIP alarm comes standard with the remote start, or if that has to be bought separately?
Also, are there user-customizable features on the VIP? Such as passive-arming, motion-sensor, shock-sensor, enable/disable light flash and audible "beeps". Did they give you a user manual that lists all the different settings you can change?
#9 of 13 Re: CAR alarm answers! [holly8]
Sep 20, 2007 (9:00 am)
I also have a camry and RAV 4. Comparing with Camry, RAV 4 starts loud, a little bit too loud. Don't know why. Maybe because of the timing chain or what.
#11 of 13 RAV4 Out-Of-Box security System V/S VIP Security System
Oct 29, 2007 (8:06 pm)
what is the out-Of-Box security system installed on on RAV4 base model - 4430. Does it has any?
Is there any advantage of installing "Toyota VIP Security System" for base version - Model Number 4430.
Nov 11, 2007 (9:21 am)
For RAV 4 1995 model import from japan to united kingdom. Can enyone please help I own a rav4 estate ( 5 door) i disconected the alarm under the bonnet by pulling the plug on the actule alarm horn unit because it was set to fine the alarm kept going off, this was fine for approx 3 months i was still able to use my key fob and all the indicators flashed when i used the fob just as before,then sudenly the other day the key fob did not work and none of the indicator lights flashed any more,I replaced the fob battery and double checked battery is in correctly, can enyone tell me what to do now to get my alarm back, i have reconnected the plug back up under the bonnet but still nothing.
#13 of 13 passive alarm system
Oct 03, 2008 (11:57 am)
I had a passive alarm system installed in my 08RAV4. If you dont exit the car within 30 seconds from the time you shut off the engine it mans itself and the alarm will sound if you open the door. It has become a nuisance and the solution is to run the engine but who wants to burn extra gas. Went back to the dealer and he said they can remove a wire so I can man it with the keyless entry.
My son feels if they remove a wire from the system if could effect the electrical system in the car and I could have other problems with the alarm. Has anyone had this done and if so what was your experience.