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#1 nigel8558

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 10:06 PM

help i have a 1999 celica 1.8i sr last week the alarm went off the only way i could shut it off was to take the battery off when i re connected the battery the next day the central locking and arming of the alarm worked fine but with additions one beep for arming and two for disaming strange never heard it do that before but now no siren only the indicator light flash and you can still start the car
i have pulled the connector by the siren and when i re connect it sounds every few minuets but i can't disarm it is there any way to reset this problem also sometimes i get 16 beeps when i reconnect the siren tvss iiib alarm

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#2 celsteve

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 10:30 PM

Mmmm this sounds a bit strange. Sorry can't help but I know a man that can (possibly!!) He should be able to give you a bit of advice as I think he has the same system and has been the Guru on this matter for a while now :D Haven't you Sotal??!! Depends on when he is next online though!! Be patient my friend.

#3 sotal

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:53 AM

I wouldn't say guru ;) - Just had lots of problems with mine which I luckily keep managing to fix :lol:

To be honest that doesn't sound like the normal Celica Alarm system, has it had another one added alongside the TVSS IIIB

I'm pretty sure the TVSS IIIB doesn't have the ability to beep, it does all it's status alerts through the red LED behind the gearstick.

When was your car made? The reason I ask is from Nov 1999 Toyota started using the TVSS IVS - which is a different alarm altogether.

The only thing I can really suggest is to take the battery off for an hour or so, and try again - but that's a long shot as you've already had it off once.

I'll keep thinking and post anything else - just have a look at the control unit under the gear stick to make sure you have got the TVSS IIIB

#4 nigel8558

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:20 PM

hi it was registerd in 1999 on a t plate last ones of this shape only 500 of the sr just before the vvti

had a look under the gear stick the box has tvss on it and a dial on the right had side looking from above
any help nigel

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:26 PM

Sounds like the TVSS IIIB,

not known one to ever react like that, the dial on the side adjust sensitivity - you could try turning that right down (should have a plus and a minus on it) then see if it keeps going off??

Other than that I can't think of anything else - sorry

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:16 PM

well surprise its finally corrected took the glove box out behind it on the left hand side is a black box (key transponder) i pulled the cable connector did'nt really do anything at first then i plugged it back in the siren went off the onl way to stop it was to pull the main fuse out no joy there but hey lets mess around with it for a while i can on short the system !!!! turn the key to acc ad pushed the connector back in lo the beeps had gone the siren did'nt sound tried to arm the alarm and guess what the alarm is now all back working what a game thanks all
may b this may help some one :yahoo:

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 08:34 AM

Just out of interest was there a button on the unit you were playing with? I've heard about a green button hidden somewhere on one of the units but the TVSS IIIB is used on other cars like the lexus is400 and the rav4 so it might be different in them.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 12:12 PM

did't take the unit off sorry only pulled the connecter out it did say on someting like code key ecu ??or remote ecu one thing i have noticed although the alarm goes off now and the indicators flash i can still drive the car i thought it immoblised the car as well ????? thanks for your help

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 08:47 AM

The reason for this is:
The 16 beeps means that the siren back-up battery (built into the siren box) is not charging enough anymore because of age or water ingress (usually age). It beeps 16 times when the voltage from the backup battery is less than a certain voltage level. This is to notify you to replace the siren box. It is held in with 2 screws and has 2 wires coming out of it with a plug connector for connection to the wire to the alarm ECU, so it's easy to replace. The TVSS IIIB siren is currently 49.76 (incl VAT) from Toyota dealers. :toast:

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 06:48 AM

I realise the above is for the Gen6 car, but I've got problems with the standard system in my Gen 7 (and I've only had the car a week!).

The problem has only started this morning, but basically the alarm keeps setting itself off. I've checked to make sure both doors, boot and bonnet are all firmly shut properly, but still the little %$(er keeps going off. Hasn't happened at all in the other 6 days of having the car.

Could this be just a proximity issue, and if so is the control box in the same place (under the gear stick) on the Gen 7?

For the time being I've disconnected the battery. Not a permanent solution, but effective for now. Certainly don't want to be going to see Mr T if I can avoid it at all!

Cheers,
Mike

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