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Posted by Michelle Steiner on August 13, 2006, 4:32 pm


Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by =?iso-8859-1?Q?mark=5Fdigital= on August 15, 2006, 10:14 am

I locked the doors with the fob while I sat inside. Opened the door and the
alarm didn't sound. I tried it again but this time I raised myself off a bit
from the seat and the alarm still didn't sound. So, for the third time, how
does the security system know if the inside handle of the door is being
opened by someone in the car or standing outside the car?? Is there pressure
sensors near the gas peddle or brake? Can it smell an occupant? ;)

Posted by richard schumacher on August 15, 2006, 1:28 pm

No: it knows how many times the doors have been opened.  Toyota knows
that lots of people lock the doors while driving.  It would be silly to
design the alarm to sound the first time the doors are opened after they
were locked.

Roll down a window, then shut off the car and get out and lock it the
usual way.  Then reach in through the window and open the door.

Posted by =?iso-8859-1?Q?mark=5Fdigital= on August 15, 2006, 5:17 pm

Damn! Now why didn't I think of that?? Wait a minute. I did that already.
So, what you're saying is the first time in counts as one and then open the
door and lock it counts as two. So the alarm will sound off on the even

Posted by Bill on August 15, 2006, 5:24 pm

I smell fish.  What if two people enter the rear seating with one door
operation but leave separately with two operations of the same door?

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