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Toyota Corolla key fob bleeper

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by moby, May 28, 2006.

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  1. moby

    moby Guest

    Does anyone know what is in these devices, what the power source is and
    most importantly, how to get into the little suckers. My wife's (Year
    2000, 1.6L petrol stationwagon) bleeper died last night, necessitating
    a rescue, and without the bleeper, the car is a dead duck.
    Everything else is OK as my spare bleeper worked, but I'd like to get
    the other one working.
    What's in there ?.
    cheers
    M
     
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "moby"


    ** Read your bloody handbook - you moby DICKHEAD.





    ......... Phil
     
  3. Clearly a problem that is unlikely to affect you Phil.
    After all you neither drive or own a car.
     
  4. Does anyone know what is in these devices, what the power source is and
    most importantly, how to get into the little suckers. My wife's (Year
    2000, 1.6L petrol stationwagon) bleeper died last night, necessitating
    a rescue, and without the bleeper, the car is a dead duck.
    Everything else is OK as my spare bleeper worked, but I'd like to get
    the other one working.
    What's in there ?.



    **** ER,just WTF is a bleeper? Perhaps a ewe with laryngiitis?

    Brian Goldsmith.
     
  5. James

    James Guest

    Um...If you're talking about the remote for the central locking I wouldn't
    have thought the car would be useless without it?????? But to be honest I
    thought a bleeper was a thing that covered up swearing in radio / TV
    programmes.
    For what its worth I have a 2003 Corolla and the key fob for the central
    locking comes apart very easily, just drop it on the ground about 150 times.

    James
     
  6. Pete

    Pete Guest

    There's a user-replaceable lithium coin cell in my wife's Toyota RAV4
    remote, although it's couple of years older than your Corolla.

    Does the case for remote have a seam around the middle? If so, there's
    probably one small section that's wider than the rest, and this is where
    you prise it apart with a knife blade or something similar.

    If that's not what yours is like, then maybe they've moved away from
    user battery replacement. I suggest you go to your local Toyota dealer
    and ask them what to do - if your remote comes apart, they'll know, and
    may even show you what to do if you ask nicely.

    Peter
     
  7. moby

    moby Guest

    Thanks, James - unfortunately the central locking remote (bleeper) also
    activates
    an immobilisation function - no power to the ignition circuitry (though
    the dash telltales
    still function) and there is no crack at the seam - it appears to be
    plastic welded together
    and I'd rather not hacksaw it unless absolutely necessary. There is
    also a transponder
    in the key itself. It is a long way from the Morris Minor in terms of
    electrical sophistication
    (probably where the twit who says read the handbook's car knowledge
    ends) and they no longer include a wiring diagram in the handbook.
    M
     
  8. Desmond Wong

    Desmond Wong Guest

    With these there is an over-ride function, there should be a slot to put
    this in hidden in the glovebox to disable the remote and then you are able
    to use your key to lock+immobilise and unlock+unmobilise the car.

    There was a certain combination that was required, inserting it and turning
    the ignition on and off in a certain pattern to enable just the key control
    to do all the above.

    This was a feature that is not very well documented, actually don't think it
    is documented. I needed this info to put on a secondary alarm system to tie
    in with the remote without having to have my alarm system to a remote to
    open/close and do factory immobilise.

    I tried to bypass the factory immobilise on installing my alarm on top of
    the factory one, wasn't a good idea. The function is tied into the ECU - or
    at least that is where every wire ran for that.
     
  9. R1rob

    R1rob Guest

    A new remote is more than likely needed.
    It will probably have to be programmed/allocated to the bcm by your toyota
    dealer.
    You should be able to override the immobiliser function somehow as the
    transponder in most of the remote keys are unpowered.

    R1rob
     
  10. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    IIRC, earlier Toyota key fobs could be reprogrammed by the owner via a
    slot in the glovebox. I think you just needed a working remote to copy
    the codes from.

    - Franc Zabkar
     
  11. R1rob

    R1rob Guest

    Good function.
    Pity the holden remotes aren't like this.
    Having to buy a new one when the battery is flat is absolute CRAP.
     
  12. Shaw

    Shaw Guest

    There are several versions - some are user replaceable CR2032 - others are
    soldered and glued. On our Camry, it is sealed. $38 (IIRC) and you can get
    a new one from Scarboro Toyota. Ask nicely and they will program it for
    free instead of $20.
     
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