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Locked OUT after battery drain

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Rons66, May 11, 2016.

  1. May 11, 2016 at 1:47 PM
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    Rons66

    Rons66 [OP] New Member

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    Polished and waxed the Tundra and left in the garage for several days. When I went to get in,the door unlock via the fob did not work!
    Opened the door with the key and placed the key in the ignition switch and attempted to start the truck. No response, Dead battery - The overhead light had been left On. Released the hood and closed the door.
    Opened the hood and connected the battery charger On Start Cycle. Seconds later, the alarm sounded and the lights flashed. When I tried to open the door to reset the alarm, it was Locked- With the key in the ignition!
    Lights flashed and alarm sounded for several minutes,then stopped- Doors remained locked with the key in the ignition.
    Had to use another key to get in.
    Never thought you could lock thedoorswiththekey in the switch!
     
  2. May 11, 2016 at 2:20 PM
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    Sean266

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    Welcome!
    What year Tundra is this?
     
  3. May 11, 2016 at 2:32 PM
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    15whtrd

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    Yeah I found out that if you leave the domelight on the alarm sounds every 10 or 15 minutes constantly. Instead of just the light shutting itself down after a period of time it would rather your alarm go off and piss everybody else off and drain your battery in the process.
    But I guess I'll take that over your situation. Quite a few of my previous vehicles the domelight would just shut itself off after a while.
     
  4. May 11, 2016 at 2:52 PM
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    Ryan Mc.

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    I accidentally hit my dome light the first night I brought it home. Alarm kept sounding every 10-15 min. It took me standing outside watching the truck for 30 minutes to figure it out. I almost thought someone kept hitting the truck (jealousy) and was running off before I could see. But Id rather it sound and wake me up/keep me wondering than to wake up with a paperweight sitting in my garage. Id say good call Toyota with that feature!! ;)
     
  5. May 11, 2016 at 3:09 PM
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    I didn't know about the dome light/alarm thing. I need to try it because I'm curious ("like a cat, that's why they call me whiskers")...
     
  6. May 11, 2016 at 3:22 PM
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    Just beware of curiosity.....it killed the....
     
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  7. May 11, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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    Yeah I didn't figure it out until the next day. I got so frustrated with it the first time it happened that I just unpluged the battery. I started thinking it was a hood sensor that went bad so I unplugged that to no avail. Well the next morning I found that my dome light was on. Had it happen a second time where I must've bumped the domelight on, went to school and almost 3 hours later I come out to find my truck alarm going off. It must've done it constantly while I was in there just slowly draining the battery. And I know how punk kids can be. An alarm is almost like an attractant to F with the vehicle.

    Personally I think it's a ridiculous feature it should just timeout!
     
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  8. May 11, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    Sean266

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    I discovered something the other week. I turned off the truck and removed the key from the ignition but it gave me a quick one beep tone...I couldn't figure it out..started checking the truck...I didn't close the sun roof all the way..it does this for all windows.
     
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  9. May 12, 2016 at 3:04 PM
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    Rons66

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    Tundra is a 2008.
    I have had dead battery's before, but nothing like this.
     
  10. May 13, 2016 at 8:35 AM
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    RowdyRon

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    Hmmmmm, I have turned my truck off after cracking my windows to prevent heat build up in the truck and have never had mine beep at me that I recall. I wonder if this is only for sun roof equipped trucks?
     
  11. May 13, 2016 at 11:02 AM
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    ^^^^^^^^
    Ditto on my 2011!
     
  12. May 13, 2016 at 12:54 PM
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    Could be a feature of the "limited" and up models.
     
  13. May 13, 2016 at 2:40 PM
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    That could 'splain it.
     
  14. May 14, 2016 at 5:14 AM
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    Happened to me with a '08 Suburban in the middle of winter in Montana, yeah it was flippin' cold out, it has something to do with the security system getting a sudden jolt of good ole 13.8 VDC. Had to call a guy to come out and let me in and from that point forward when I leave the truck running I'll either not close the door or leave the window down.
     
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