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Toyota Camry Security System, Remote Start and Keyless Entry Questions

I was just wondering if all of the 99 Camry LE's are equipped with the VIP security system. It seems as though mine should be but it came with no remote. Can someone please give me some info about this?


  • my3rdmy3rd Posts: 3
    Just purchased 03 Camry SE-4. I declined dealer's
    offer of Toyota system for $695+; "generic
    system,"??? $399+. I am now trying to decide what
    I should do. 'anyone with suggestions about WHAT
    and WHERE, in the (west) San Francisco bay area?
    SE-4 already has keyless entry and pwr. door/trunk
    locks. 'would like something with starter kill.
    'don't nd rmt strt. I haven't tried any local
    places yet. What is a fair price to pay for a
    pretty good system?
  • Does Toyota make a remote starter for a 2002 Camry LE? I would want something installed by Toyota that would not void any warranties. I already have the remote entry option. Any info is appreciated.
  • lok888lok888 Posts: 1,749
    Toyota don't make remote starter. They only have keyless entry (no alarm) and V.I.P. RS3200 security system (keyless and alarm). I have one installed by a local auto stereo guy. I have an '03 Camry SE with factory installed keyless entry system. And I have this Auto Mate (by Directed Electronic) auto alarm system plus remote starter. Since your Camry has no alarm system, I suggestion you consider the alarm (for auto insurance deduction) with starter remote. Or you can just add a remote starter in your car. Of course, this is an aftermarket accessories. Toyota will not cover it if something happening. My co-worker has an aftermarket alarm installed somewhere. His Accord has a recall on transmission. The repair was free, but the dealer charged him $30 to disconnect and connect some wires.
  • Yea, my dealer said the same thing, Toyota does not make one. They did reccomend a local shop to install the remote starter ($250)...still I'd feel better if it were something Toyota stood behind...THANKS!
  • lok888lok888 Posts: 1,749
    The cheapest one that I found in my area is not more than $200 installed. Well, you can buy one of those DIY remote starter from the department store for less. But I am no expert in auto alarm system.
  • vtimmvtimm Posts: 1
    I just bought an '02 Camry LE and it has the power locks and VIP protection. Does anyone know what is required to make it into keyless entry: part numbers and estimated prices?
  • OEM VIP and aftermarket alarm can give you keyless entry function. if you are missing the remote or the remote not working on your car, you probably just need to get a remote reprogram it.
  • not exactly sure what that is but if it is in effect an alarm, installed by Toyota you should have Keyless Entry. Did you buy at a dealer? If so they should give you the preprogramed fob to unlock your doors and trunk. If a private purchase or if the dealer tries to rip you off you can look on Ebay for a fob. I saw a post on how to program it somewhere here on was a little conveluted but worth a try before likely paying an hour's labor at the dealer.
  • njguy732njguy732 Posts: 2
    I have an '01 Camry with keyless entry. Went to the local guy to get a 2way alarm with remote start installed. After paying for the alarm and showing up to have it installed, it took the guy all of abt 15 mins to tell me that my car has an alarm. After trying to explain to him that all i have is the keyless entry. He tells me that it has the "characteristics" of an alarm. HUH? And will conflict with an after market alarm when it is "armed". Once again HUH? Anyone have any ideas on what this is all abt? And am I going to run into this problem at the next store? Needless to say i got a refund and left that store as quick as possible. Btw, the alarm i was getting installed is the Prestige aps996.
  • lok888lok888 Posts: 1,749
    It looks like you only have the factory installed keyless entry system. And you need to get the Toyota (OEM parts) V.I.P. RS3200 plus alarm system or aftermarket alarm system (not just lock & unlock doors). If you choose the aftermarket system, you will get the whole new system like those car without any alarm system installed. I am glad that you have you money back. Although I have an '03 Camry with factory installed keyless entry system, I did installed an aftermarket alarm system with remote starter. Even your car doors are locked but is not "armed". Nothing will tragic the horn or siren except you press the panic button on your remote. BTW, you can still use your Toyota remote for lock & unlock doors after you have the aftermarket system installed. Again, you need the Prestige remote to activate the system. I treated it as a spare key.
  • njguy732njguy732 Posts: 2
    sorry to be such a pain. but am i correct in assuming that the store should have been able to install my alram for me with no problem?
  • Toyota offers only the V5 (RS3200 security system)for LE Camry which costs $239 and you need only one remote to operate doorlocks and security. I would like to get a remote starter and heard about after market products that combine both the remote starter and the alarm options which also operate factory installed keyless remote entry system (thus avoiding the need for two separate remotes, one for doors and the other for starter/alarm). Would installation of such aftermarket products void the new car warranty and/or the Toyota Platinum warranty ? Any recommendations/suggestions ? Thanks in advance.
  • to a 2003 camry LE?
  • bd21bd21 Posts: 437
    Call your local Toyota dealer, so you can get an accurate price.
  • I am tring to install a remote start with keyless entry. I have a 2001 solara. on the new keyless entry i installed when I unlock the doors the horn sounds, I would like to use the original siren(the one that sounds when I use the factory remote) but I can not find the siren. does anyone no where I can locate it, or which wire I can tap into in the car, or is this even possible.
  • stingray2stingray2 Posts: 6
    What kind of security system did most of you get?
    My best friend got lojack and another friend said that I should get the alarm system from the dealer to intergrate it with my remote and its warranty.

    The other question I have is , I love my Ipod and with my old camry had a cassette , I used the cassette adapter. What is the best way to use the ipod with the JBL system?

    Do I have to hotwire it in the system and if I do, will that void my warranty as far as my electrical system of my car?
  • stingray2stingray2 Posts: 6
    Okay, what is better then, lojack or a good alarm system?
  • dekesterdekester Posts: 322
    Alarms don't work if you don't hear it. I lived in NYC where car alarms go off ALL the time and no one pays any attention to them. Most times, a passing truck or some kid with his 1000 watt subwoofers pounding will set them off.

    I must have been the only one on my block who ran to the window whenever I heard an alarm go off to see if it was my car.

    LOJAK is a tracking device, so if you don't know you car has been stolen, what good is it? A good chop shop will have your car in pieces within an hour and the LOJAK unit tossed before you can call the police.

    IIRC, doesn't LOJAK have batteries that need to be replaced?

    I guess it's a coin toss.

    The Camry comes with an engine immobilizer (our '03 LE V6 has it, do they all now?) with the flashing red LED in the dash that helps.

    Just my opinion, don't shoot the messenger.

  • stingray2stingray2 Posts: 6
    the lojack will set me back 700 bucks and the alarm, just 200 dollars?
  • I want to buy a keyless entry remote for toyota camry 98 ,LE.
    I think i have dealer installed system (there is a red button on dash board) .
    I don't know how /what to buy ? how much it costs ?
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