Keyless entry? - Toyota RAV4 Forums
4.1 General Discuss anything RAV4.1 related that doesn't fit in the categories below.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 07:04 AM
Junior Member
Country: One Legged Josh's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
Keyless entry?

I just bought my 2000 Rav4 last week. When I got it, it only had one key and no key fob/keyless entry remote. How would I know if I have the factory installed keyless entry system? I found programmable replacement remotes on ebay, but they will do me no good if the car didnt have the receiver installed from the factory.

There is a small antenna looking thing behind the rear view mirror. Is that it?
One Legged Josh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 09:02 AM
Pim
Advanced Member
Country: Pim's Flag is: Netherlands
 
Pim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,213
Thanks: 6
Thanked 101 Times in 101 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Garage
Keyless entry usually is located under the central console or at the left side at the rear of the car. Many RAV4 mark 1 don't have it.
Take a picture of your key and the antenna you mentioned and it may be identified by people here.
Greetz

Pim

Driving a BMW318i with LPG at the moment. Had a 2.0 RAV4.1 1997 3drs 4WD euro model w/ABS dual sunroof blue two tone previously.
Pim is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 09:23 AM
Junior Member
Country: One Legged Josh's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pim View Post
Keyless entry usually is located under the central console or at the left side at the rear of the car. Many RAV4 mark 1 don't have it.
Take a picture of your key and the antenna you mentioned and it may be identified by people here.
Greetz

Pim
Here is the antenna.



Red light, just left of the steering column. (the pic is sideways)



Here is the key.


Last edited by JuneBug; 11-05-2012 at 04:06 PM.
One Legged Josh is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 10:37 AM
Your Humble Administrator
Country: JuneBug's Flag is: United States
 
JuneBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 10,731
Thanks: 78
Thanked 1,126 Times in 815 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
JuneBug is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to JuneBug For This Useful Post:
talkingtree (12-20-2013)
#5 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 01:17 PM
Pim
Advanced Member
Country: Pim's Flag is: Netherlands
 
Pim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,213
Thanks: 6
Thanked 101 Times in 101 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Garage
That antenna, if it is for the alarm, it is definitely not Toyota's.
You also have non standard keys. This is not a spare key, the key has been replaced with a new one, but also not from Toyota.

Dashboard is also not something i recognize from Toyota's options list. That might be stick on foil. So my guess is that a former owner of your RAV4 went berserk with adding lots of after market items. Question remains: what maker and type and how to use it.
To answer that, you will have to look under the driver's and passenger's seat, and inside the centre console as well as open up the dashboard to check what's inside.
If you find anything, make pictures, so it may get identified.
Greetz

Pim

Driving a BMW318i with LPG at the moment. Had a 2.0 RAV4.1 1997 3drs 4WD euro model w/ABS dual sunroof blue two tone previously.
Pim is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Pim For This Useful Post:
talkingtree (12-20-2013)
#6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 09:25 PM
Junior Member
Country: One Legged Josh's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
The fake woodgrain is the same that is on my friends 2000 Camry. It is just stick down fake wood though, I am not positive that it is "factory" but his is identical.



One Legged Josh is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 02:19 AM
Senior Member
Country: wilcodude1134's Flag is: United States
 
wilcodude1134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 233
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to wilcodude1134
Josh,
It looks like you do have the alarm system. I have it in my car and there are a couple things that indicate it, one more permanent than the other.

The first is a decal on the front side windows for the Toyota VIP Security System. The second is the thing indicated in your second picture. Were the fake woodgrain not there, you would see a panel that says "Toyota Security" (or something to that effect; I can't remember exactly off the top of my head) with the blinking red light in the middle. The light blinks when the system is on to indicate that it's armed.

I can post pictures of either of these things later in the week if you like as well as a picture of my remote and possibly a part number. I hope this helps and let me know if I can help you in any other way!

Joe

Joe
1998 RAV4 4WD 5-Speed
wilcodude1134 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 11:02 AM
Junior Member
Country: One Legged Josh's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wilcodude1134 View Post
Josh,
It looks like you do have the alarm system. I have it in my car and there are a couple things that indicate it, one more permanent than the other.

The first is a decal on the front side windows for the Toyota VIP Security System. The second is the thing indicated in your second picture. Were the fake woodgrain not there, you would see a panel that says "Toyota Security" (or something to that effect; I can't remember exactly off the top of my head) with the blinking red light in the middle. The light blinks when the system is on to indicate that it's armed.

I can post pictures of either of these things later in the week if you like as well as a picture of my remote and possibly a part number. I hope this helps and let me know if I can help you in any other way!

Joe
Yes, please do post pictures. I appreciate the help.
One Legged Josh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome