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Remote start issues on my 2014 Tundra.

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by CISCO KID, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Feb 19, 2021 at 12:37 PM
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    CISCO KID

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    I have had a viper remote start and alarm system on my 2014 Tundra, everything was working fine one day, next day I remote started the truck and it run for a few seconds and turned off. I went to an professional installer who said it look like it needed to be reprogram, that did not work so he said it looked like it had lost it brains and he could trouble shoot it at time and materials. $100/hr Since the system was five years old I decided to just invest on a new system. Much to the surprise of the tech and me the new system ( compustar) did exactly the same. after two days the tech told me he had worked with tech support and it seems like the TPMS control module went bad. A new module is close to $500. I lower the air on one of the tires and the TPMS went on on the dash board, air the tire and went off, I dont know if that means the module is good. I may add that someone suggested testing my battery, it turn out battery was putting out 11v and about 65% CC amps. Replaced batt same problem. Sorry for the long thread but I am very confused and frustrated> any help will be much appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2021 at 12:48 PM
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    Was this a Toyota tech? If you don't have a tpms light on or a check engine light on the module is fine.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2021 at 1:45 PM
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    That was my first thought a ground wire but I have gone over all connections I can think of . some on suggested the ground on the starter but on this truck it is not easy to get to. Thanks for the reply's
     
  5. Feb 19, 2021 at 10:24 PM
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    Your tap connections are loose. Soldering are the connections should solve your problem.
     
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  7. Feb 20, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    Thank you for the reply. I tried their recommendations with no luck :(
     
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    Try your keyless entry while the truck is remote started. Hopefully you have enough time to test before it dies. If keyless does not work while remote started, that's another point to something wrong with the TPMS connection or the module itself.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2021 at 4:54 PM
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    I have nothing of value to add here, sorry, but im curious what the tpms has to do with the remote start??

    Wondering if maybe it's some sort of anti theft shutting the car down? Does it start normal afterwards?
     
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  10. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:25 AM
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    Thanks for the reply, as I understand the vehicle immobilizer is tied to the TPMS. But I have heard here that if the TPMS was bad I would have a check engine light on and I do not. This is driving me crazy. I really do not want to replace the TPMS module unless I am sure it is bad as the module is $400+. There are some used ones available but I have had bed luck with used parts so I try to stay away from them.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    Don't buy a module. You don't need one and guessing is just wasting money. The proper way to find the problem is to use Techstream to diag.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2021 at 5:33 AM
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    Thanks, I have ordered the Techstrean, hopefully that will help me solve my problem as it is driving my crazy. I am one that takes a challenge and works at it until it is solved. This one is kicking my but!!
     
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