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Can the VIP system be armed/disarmed without the remote? i.e. by pushing the handle button? :?:

In other car models the system can self arm when you remove the key and exit. No such luck for the Prius?
 

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VIP Alarm system

I'm not sure if it arms itself, but it definitely re-arms itself automatically if you dis-arm it with the remote and do not enter the car within a few seconds. This is good if you get distracted or forgot soething and go back into your house after dis-arming but can also be annoying if you just don't get there fast enough.
 

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I know if I press the button on mine the doors lock; based on the "blink" I'd guess that it's armed. Haven't considered testing that theory to find out... :p
 

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lasrx said:
In other car models the system can self arm when you remove the key and exit. No such luck for the Prius?
Can be done
It does not lock the doors it just arms the system

IE If you get home go in the house not locking the car and later go out to get something out ( not disaming it ) you will set it off

From my experience the smart start will not disarm it

You can power on the car before the alarm goes off ... assume you can after as well

You can set a 0 14 or 30 second delay
I currently have it set for 14 seconds
sounds like I nead to dig up the docs and post them
in my own words of course
 

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passive mode will arm the car but not lock it when you just leave it alone
car is shipped in active mode

I figure I will put the car back in active mode when I have it serviced
I wouldn't want some service person thinking somthing was wrong

Start with
drivers door open
all doors unlocked

Insert and remove the key from the slot 3 times within 5 seconds
close the drivers door
lock and unlock all doors via wireless trasmitter 3 times
open and close the drivers door
manually lock and unlock the drivers door 3 times
open the drivers door
you will then hear the doors lock letting you know you got this far
manually unlock the drivers door

for passive mode continue
for active mode see below

passive mode
close and open the drivers door three to five times (enrty delay time 3=0,4=14,5=30)
manually lock and unlock the drivers door
doors will lock letting you know you are done

active mode
close and open the drivers door two times
manually lock and unlock drivers door
doors will lock letting you know you are done

I think I got all the steps correct
 

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...then you shake it all about.

No. Really.

So, what are the active and passive modes? Is there a way to get it so that the Prius automatically locks and arms itself after a few seconds of being turned off and having the driver's door open and close? Usually I push the button on the door handle when I leave, but sometimes I forget.

And what's the VIP system, is that just the Smart Entry/Start?
 

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Does the Smart Entry not disable the alarm when you get in? That could become quite annoying and defeat the purpose of Smart Entry if true.
 

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Richard said:
Is there a way to get it so that the Prius automatically locks and arms itself
Dont believe so just arm
If it did somone without smart entry/start could lock the FOB in the car correct?
I would assume this is why it does not lock the doors as well

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Does the Smart Entry not disable the alarm when you get in? That could become quite annoying and defeat the purpose of Smart Entry if true.
The smart entry does not disable the alarm in this mode
you can get in and power up which disarms it ( as well as any key on the fob )
I would agree that smart entry should disarm in this mode

note:
All passive mode does is change how the car reacts when left unlocked
All the rest of the things you love about the car stay the same
 

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artman67 said:
Dont believe so just arm
If it did somone without smart entry/start could lock the FOB in the car correct?
I would assume this is why it does not lock the doors as well
Well, clearly the car can sense when the fob is inside, and presumably it wouldn't auto-lock itself when it does so.
 

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Richard said:
artman67 said:
Dont believe so just arm
If it did somone without smart entry/start could lock the FOB in the car correct?
I would assume this is why it does not lock the doors as well
Well, clearly the car can sense when the fob is inside, and presumably it wouldn't auto-lock itself when it does so.
In a car without Smart Start/Entry ??
Just asking I dont have access a prius without Smart Start/Entry
 

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I had a talk with my dealer today. They said that they couldn't install the GBS on Prius if it didn't come with factory alarm. I was like WTF, if they're installing the same V5 as used in every other Toyota model why can't you slap on tha GBS ECU? I'm gonna talk to him in person friday when I pick up my car.

Is there any technical reason why a GBS ECU can't be installed on a Prius with a RS3200/V5 upgrade? The only thing different a Prius has that could be a problem is the globebox where the GBS is mounted is a different configuration than the other cars.
 

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GBS on Prius with dealer installed V5

We have a package 3 which did not come with the factory installed VIP system. We had the V5 alarm system and the Glass BReakage Sensor installed by a different dealer than we purchased the car from. It works great!
 

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artman67 said:
In a car without Smart Start/Entry ??
Just asking I dont have access a prius without Smart Start/Entry
I have a package nine, so I've got Smart Start/Entry.
 
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