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Question: Locking the Doors...ugh!

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by MrTuRDPro, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Jan 17, 2015 at 8:45 PM
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    MrTuRDPro

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    Alright, so perhaps not the best subject line in history but I felt it would capture the most response. I'm not sure if this is an issue with older model years but I cannot seem to figure out how to lock the doors on my 2015 TRD Pro while the engine is running.

    My past three vehicles had keyless starting/entry (push-button) so I just always kept the remote fob with me...start the car, get out, lock the doors with the remote, etc. Even a past vehicle that used a key would allow me to lock the doors with the remote fob.

    Granted, I live in San Antonio so it doesn't get that cold here but it's cold enough to warrant starting my girl up in the morning (particularly when I depart for work around 4:00 AM). I'd like to be able to lock my doors and go back into the house, pack a lunch, make an iced caramel macchiato, drop a deuce, rub one out...whatever.

    Anybody have any ideas, or know something I don't? I've dug relentlessly through the owner's manual, searched online, fiddled with settings, etc. etc. etc.

    Thanks for any tippers!
     
  2. Jan 17, 2015 at 8:58 PM
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    Do you have remote start? If so when you activate the remote start the doors will lock/stay locked until you activate unlock via the remote & then it will cut off the engine.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2015 at 9:19 PM
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    Unfortunately no. I don't think the TRD Pros even get that option. I know that I couldn't build that into any options on Toyota's website when I was researching. It just doesn't make any sense to me that I can't use the remote to lock the doors after I've started the vehicle. The other issue is that it seems as if the remote is entirely disabled when the vehicle is running. By that I mean I can't lock or unlock or anything from the outside of the vehicle. I conducted some research and thought this might be a security feature I could have shut off at the dealership but wasn't able to confirm anything. Super bummer!
     
  4. Jan 18, 2015 at 3:35 AM
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    Waaay off the subject, but kudos to you for slipping in the phrase "rub one out". :rofl:
     
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  5. Jan 18, 2015 at 3:51 AM
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    I live in Northwest PA and I don't have time to even pack my lunch (not to mention rub one out) while the truck is running. Well, by the time I de-ice the truck, it's all ready to go. Perhaps you should move to PA, haha.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2015 at 5:31 AM
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    Yeah that's weird. Seems odd that the Pro's don't have an option to add remote start. Maybe call the dealership just to confirm whether or not you can add one? Obviously you'd have to buy one now so it may be worth looking into a different remote start system like one by Viper alarms, that's the only way I can think of starting the truck while keeping it locked. Guess it just depends on how much you really want that feature this year, knowing Texas we'll probably not get many more "cold days" but then again I probably just jinxed it.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2015 at 9:15 AM
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    The doors can not be locked with the key in the ignition, I think this is in the manual.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2015 at 1:11 PM
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    Yep.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2015 at 4:18 PM
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    Well darn it to heck...that's a first for me. Thanks a million and two gentlemen, I must have overlooked this section in the manual. Oh well, c'est la vie!
     
  10. Jan 20, 2015 at 9:44 AM
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    I agree that this is not acceptable and you should be able to lock the doors, "if you want to" while the engine is running. It's been more cold than usual down here this year, and there have been numerous mornings where I've started my truck and gone back inside the house for a minute or two.....all the while hoping no one decided they wanted my truck more than I do.
     
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  11. Jan 20, 2015 at 12:00 PM
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    I had a 93 explorer back in the day and a 94 Toyota pickup crawler where the mechanism that keeps the key in the cylinder was broke. I could start it and pull the keys out then lock the doors. While inside. Unfortunately safety reasons I presume prevent the doors locked while engine running with newer vehicles.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2015 at 3:17 PM
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    I suppose it keeps stupid people from locking their kids in a running truck while running into the mini mart..
     
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    Funniest thing I've read today.
     
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    My 2016 Pro has factory remote start. It locks the doors. However it kills the engine whenever you open the door with the key/fob. It's a really stupid feature and the reason why most people hate it. I never use it. Almost as stupid as a nav system that relies on a pathetic phone app like Scout Link. Toyota, are you listening?
     
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  15. Nov 6, 2016 at 4:17 AM
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    I haven't tried with my Tundra yet but I had a '01 F150 that I cut a spare key and I could lock the doors with it while the truck was running.
     
  16. Nov 6, 2016 at 4:44 AM
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    I lock the doors on my 2016 Pro while it's running. Have to use the extra key in the door to lock it and then unlock it. Maybe it's a concession for us Canucks and our winter?
     
  17. Nov 6, 2016 at 7:41 AM
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    Yeah I would think it would work with a key. If it does work, I would have a non transponder key cut for a few bucks and use a quick release attached to the key.
     
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    Yes you can !!!!!

    With the truck running with a key in the ignition, close the door and use a second key to manually lock the drivers side door. A quick turn of the key will lock all the doors.
     
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