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12-08-2008, 05:27 PM
This is a bit of a strange problem. My wife bought a new Prado a couple of weeks ago, however, we noticed that when the rear (rt) door is opened the engine cuts off one minute latter.

We had an issue with the car in that it was delivered with a badly scratched rear door (same door). The dealer offered to replace the door but we insisted on getting a new car instead. I suspect that he merely changed the door and just told us he changed the car.

Anyhow I am wondering if there is some kind of security device or module in the door that is somehow not syncing up with the rest of the car that may be causing this cut-out problem? This is assuming that the door has been changed.

Thanks for your help. BTW I live in Nigeria and the dealer would have changed the whole door, trim and all from another car, not merely the shell.

p.s. Is there any definitive way to tell for sure if the door has been changed.

Thx

damonat
12-08-2008, 05:53 PM
to tell if the door has been changed, can be hard, if done well.
look and the hinge bolts, and the hinges.
look for any cracked paint.
the bolts and hinges are painted, and to remove the door, one would just undo
the bolts.
this is what you are looking for. socket marks and/or cracked paint on bolts from sockets/spanner.
being potentually both new vehicles, the trims and internals will appear the same.

as for the engine shutting down after 1 minute. no idea on that one.

can you fill in your location in your profile.
this will help in the future, and we'll have an idea where you are.

mav
12-08-2008, 06:51 PM
Is it possible to that the model you have has an anti hijack mechanism on it? I know some Subarus have it as well as other cars that if you get out of the driver seat with the engine running the car will shut itself down. There are probably other things it looks for as well such as the rear door opening etc whilst the motor is running.

Just a thought.

dustie
12-08-2008, 06:59 PM
Is it possible to that the model you have has an anti hijack mechanism on it? I know some Subarus have it as well as other cars that if you get out of the driver seat with the engine running the car will shut itself down. There are probably other things it looks for as well such as the rear door opening etc whilst the motor is running.

Just a thought.

With the many car-jackings in Syd these days. Maybe Toyota should start installing them on the locals models too :shock:

12-08-2008, 11:37 PM
Thanks for the help. We managed to sort it out in the end. Apparently it was something to do with a faulty installation of a 3rd party lojack devise that caused the problem.