How to Disable Tundra Factory Alarms

by Emily Retherford

The alarm that Toyota made available for its 2001 vehicles was the VIP RS3000, which was available as an optional feature on all Tundra pickup trucks. Arming and disarming a Tundra's anti-theft alarm system requires a single press of a button on the remote transmitter. Disabling the alarm system---placing the system in "valet mode," in which all security functions are turned off---requires that you follow a very short sequence of steps from inside the cabin of the truck. The last two steps must be executed in 30 seconds.

Step 1

Place the key in the ignition switch and turn the switch to the "ON" position.

Step 2

Press and hold both buttons on the remote at the same time for at least two seconds. Watch for the status monitor's LED to turn on.

Step 3

Select "VALET MODE ON," the mode in which all security functions are disabled.

Step 4

Complete the following steps in 30 seconds from start to finish to prevent the alarm from reverting back to its previous settings.

Step 5

Press the top button on the remote control three times. The "chirper" will chirp one time and the exterior lights will flash once.

Step 6

Turn the ignition switch to the "lock" position. The chirper will chirp three times and the exterior lights will flash three times.

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