Hybrids: Titanium Toyota Camry w/ NAV (no energy screens)
Re: RS3200 Security with Glass Breakage sensor
I had the same issue, so I took mine in to have it verified. The service tech demonstrated it in front of me. It turns out I had been way too gentle with the amount of force I was using. You have to strike the window pretty hard. I was afraid of breaking the glass, but apparently that'll need a fairly hefty wallop. You also need to use a regular size key - the one in the fob isn't heavy enough to make much noise.
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The glass break sensor (microphone) is under the left side of the glove box. There is a beauty panel below the glove box. The sensor is taped to the top of that beauty panel. I saw mine when I had the panel off, while I was installing the satellite radio. In the Toyota documents, that beauty panel is called the "Glove Box Under Cover".
Pete4 -- You are almost right that everything except the glass break sensor is built in. There are also two control units, and a surprising amount of wire. It seems like a lot of hardware for such a little amount of additional function.
The reason I bought it is, of course, the insurance. The "optional alarm system", if installed, gets an additional insurance premium reduction. In hind sight, the reduction in the insurance premium will pay for my alarm after about 30 years, so it's not really worth it. I didn't know that when I ordered the alarm.
At one point I did a glass-break test by taking an extra piece of car-window glass, sitting in the car with that glass and a hammer (and a baking pan to catch the pieces, and a piece of cloth to prevent the pieces from flying all over the place), waiting for the alarm to arm, and then striking that glass with the hammer. It did detect the sound and set off the alarm. I would NOT try a test to set off the alarm using the expensive glass that is installed as part of the car, mainly because it could get expensive.
Last edited by SteveHansen; 04-09-2008 at 04:54 PM.