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Okay another newbie question here. This will be my first time messing with vehicle electronics. I'm planning on having a switch on the rear door AND by the driver's seat. My question is how to then conect all the wires together for both switches to be functional. Do they get soldered into the same point or do I solder one switch in place then solder the second a little ways down? I'm planning on using an (on)off(on) in the rear like the OP and an (on)off on the dash. Also does anyone have a schematic to help this newbie? Thanks all!
 

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Okay another newbie question here. This will be my first time messing with vehicle electronics. I'm planning on having a switch on the rear door AND by the driver's seat. My question is how to then conect all the wires together for both switches to be functional. Do they get soldered into the same point or do I solder one switch in place then solder the second a little ways down? I'm planning on using an (on)off(on) in the rear like the OP and an (on)off on the dash. Also does anyone have a schematic to help this newbie? Thanks all!
Just an option...could pop it from anywhere really...sitting in the driver seat ect. http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...97985-rear-window-remote-control-writeup.html
 
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I'm planning to do this mod soon, but had a realization when purchasing switches.

Why not purchase a Toyota lock/unlock switch? It would say lock/unlock, look factory, and I believe those switches must also be (on)-off-(on) as well, right? It seems like the perfect switch to use.

Also, if that's true, then why add a switch to the front of the vehicle...there is already one in the door. Is it possible to wire only the window to the driver side door lock/unlock switch. That way holding the driver side lock switch down for two seconds would open the window.

Thoughts?
 

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I'm doing this mod, and have connected my 3 wires to the (on) off (on) momentary switch. I spliced into the 3 wires directly from the door hatch's key hole harness (black in the middle, red on one side, green on the other side). Everything is working as expected, however I've read here that people have been able to rock the switch and lock / unlock ALL the doors on the FJ, but in my experience, it only applies to the rear door. Can anybody confirm or deny this?
 

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I haven't looked into the wiring, but I know when I turn my key in the rear door, I can open the window, lock or unlock all doors, so there is definitely the option to unlock the front doors from the back door.
 

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I haven't looked into the wiring, but I know when I turn my key in the rear door, I can open the window, lock or unlock all doors, so there is definitely the option to unlock the front doors from the back door.
Interesting. Taking the switch out of the equation, I just tried this myself using just my key. I turn the key to the left, and the rear door unlocks. I turn the key to the right, and the rear door locks. Hold the key to the right and the window unlatches. At no point do any of the 2 front doors lock or unlock. Am I missing something here?
 

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Interesting. Taking the switch out of the equation, I just tried this myself using just my key. I turn the key to the left, and the rear door unlocks. I turn the key to the right, and the rear door locks. Hold the key to the right and the window unlatches. At no point do any of the 2 front doors lock or unlock. Am I missing something here?
I just checked with my 2013 FJ and it behaves exactly as you describe:

Rear door lock cylinder: affects only rear door regardless if the other doors are locked or not.
Passenger side lock cylinder: Locks or unlocks all doors with a single turn.
Driver's door cylinder: single turn locks or unlocks driver's door only. Two quick key turns locks or unlocks all doors.
 
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I just checked with my 2013 FJ and it behaves exactly as you describe:

Rear door lock cylinder: affects only rear door regardless if the other doors are locked or not.
Passenger side lock cylinder: Locks or unlocks all doors with a single turn.
Driver's door cylinder: single turn locks or unlocks driver's door only. Two quick key turns locks or unlocks all doors.
Thank you for confirming.
 

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Interesting. Taking the switch out of the equation, I just tried this myself using just my key. I turn the key to the left, and the rear door unlocks. I turn the key to the right, and the rear door locks. Hold the key to the right and the window unlatches. At no point do any of the 2 front doors lock or unlock. Am I missing something here?
Never knew this was something they changed in newer FJs. Wonder why? I double checked my 2007 and I can lock and unlock all doors via the rear key.
 
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For those of you who are visual learners like myself, I made a video guide on (my version of) the installation of this mod. Sometimes reading and reviewing photos aren't enough to explain exactly how stuff works, so I hope this is helpful for anyone looking to do this mod (I know I could have used something like this when I read through this thread and was trying to grasp it). In the end, it really is a pretty straight forward mod that anyone can do, but some of the talk about splicing into wires, soldering, drilling, and even removing the plastic door cover, can be a little intimidating if you've never done it before. Thanks to all on this forum for sharing these awesome ideas for our FJs.

 

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I just checked with my 2013 FJ and it behaves exactly as you describe:

Rear door lock cylinder: affects only rear door regardless if the other doors are locked or not.
Passenger side lock cylinder: Locks or unlocks all doors with a single turn.
Driver's door cylinder: single turn locks or unlocks driver's door only. Two quick key turns locks or unlocks all doors.
I double checked my 2007 and I can lock and unlock all doors via the rear key.
I wonder if rear door lock function is programmable?
I know that you can set several functions such as a single press on the remote either unlocks only the driver's door or all the doors, or the 'relock if unopened' timing.
 

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I wonder if rear door lock function is programmable?
I know that you can set several functions such as a single press on the remote either unlocks only the driver's door or all the doors, or the 'relock if unopened' timing.
It isn't in the list of customizable features in my 2013 Canadian owners manual (relevant pages attached) but there may be more items available that aren't documented if you hook up to Techstream.
 

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Never knew this was something they changed in newer FJs. Wonder why? I double checked my 2007 and I can lock and unlock all doors via the rear key.
From going through the USA and Canada owners manuals, it appears that the change in the behaviour of the rear door lock cylinder was made during the 2007 model year. The manuals for Jan '06 production 2007 USA MY FJ have the rear door cylinder locking or unlocking all doors when turned. The manual for the Oct '06 production 2007 USA MY FJ does not.
 

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From going through the USA and Canada owners manuals, it appears that the change in the behaviour of the rear door lock cylinder was made during the 2007 model year. The manuals for Jan '06 production 2007 USA MY FJ have the rear door cylinder locking or unlocking all doors when turned. The manual for the Oct '06 production 2007 USA MY FJ does not.
Interesting! I'm a March '06 build, so that adds up.
 
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