My daughter drives a 1999 Toyota Camry with the factory-installed Theft Deterrent System (TDS), which we’ve never really used. We still have the key fobs which have the buttons to control the alarm but since the battery went dead in them, it would have cost a fair amount to have the dealer reprogram the system after putting new batteries in which we never used anyway.
Unfortunately, the system seems to be acting up and going off on occasion when she unlocks the door with the key (it doesn’t do this every time). I’d really like to just disable the alarm system completely (not too worried about what happens to a 13-yr old car), and wonder if this is something I can do myself. My wife called a local independent Toyota repair place who said they’d charge around $100 to do this, but I wanted to see if this really needs to go to a shop. Searching for this on Google just seems to turn up information about disabling it temporarily when it’s going off, so haven’t had much luck finding an answer.
Thanks in advance!