Does Remote Start require a Remote Connect Subscription?

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Nathan, Nov 21, 2021 at 3:05 PM.

  1. Nathan

    Nathan Administrator Staff Member

    I found the following instructions for remote start

    Press the LOCK button on the remote.
    Press the LOCK button a second time within 1 second.
    Press the LOCK button again, this time holding it for 3 seconds. The vehicle will start.

    I couldn't get it to work until I set up my vehicle in the Remote Connect app. Now it works.

    Question is, when my "free" subscription ends in 12 months does the Remote Start feature using my Key Fob stop working?
     
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  3. Jersey Black Beauty

    Jersey Black Beauty Well-Known Member

    Don’t think so. Assuming your referring to your new truck?
    My 2017 has Factory Remote Start,,no subscription needed!
    New ones have Apple Play,right ? Did you have to put the App on your phone?
    I would think you set up your phone via blue tooth on the truck and that’s all
     
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  4. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    My '18 Sport starts with 3 hits of the lock button......mine is a 12voltsolutions!
     
  5. OP
    Nathan

    Nathan Administrator Staff Member

    Yup, the 2022. It has Apple Carplay.
    It wouldn't work until I put the app on my phone and registered my vheicle. Once I did then the keyfob started to work for the remote start. It doesn't seem like the two should be connected but somehow they are.
     
  6. Jersey Black Beauty

    Jersey Black Beauty Well-Known Member

    Nathan,,you have keyfob and push button start?
     
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  7. Jersey Black Beauty

    Jersey Black Beauty Well-Known Member

    My 17 is like B-Man,,,3 pushes on the lock
     
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  8. Jersey Black Beauty

    Jersey Black Beauty Well-Known Member

    I believe with have Etune though
     
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  9. OP
    Nathan

    Nathan Administrator Staff Member

    You have to press lock, press lock again, and then press and hold lock for 3 seconds.
     
  10. Jersey Black Beauty

    Jersey Black Beauty Well-Known Member

  11. hatred

    hatred New Member

    New here. Just got my 22 Barcelona Red SR5. I have an android and installed the Android Auto app. What do I need to download in order to get the auto start to work? Tried the press twice and hold but it didnt work.

    Thanks, Tony
     
  12. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Seems to be an issue with the new Tacos.:mad:
     
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  13. OP
    Nathan

    Nathan Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the site Tony.

    I have a 2022 TRD OR. I had to download the Toyota app on my phone and create an account. I then added my Truck using the VIN number and it gave me a verification code to verfiy ownership. To enter the code follow these steps.

    Turn on your Toyota vehicle and use its Audio Multimedia touchscreen and perform the following steps:

    1. Select "Menu"
    2. Select "Apps"
    3. Select "Communications"
    4. Select "Remote Connect Authorization"
    5. Enter the Authorization Code

    Once it was setup I coould then use my key to start the truck.
     

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