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QUESTION: why is my car alarm going off when I open my door using the key
?

ANSWER: Silly answer to obvious question,
You set off the car alarm without disarming it.

Try key in the drivers door, turn left then right
to disarm and drive.

or use the remote.

ALARMTEK

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QUESTION: Silly answer to obvious question,
Excuse me?
Are you being rude?  

Second question: my gas tank door won't open. there is a leaver on the floor just outside of the drivers seat. When you raise the leaver, the gas tank door opens. Why would it not open?

ANSWER: Just the way I am and how it was posed.

On the gas tank, it's a mechanical device, not electric.
I have the same trouble with the wife's Tuscon SUV.
Could be a cable fatigue issue (a small threaded cable
runs from the latching lever to the door release.)
But basically, you'd need to bend the retaining plate
to "pop" the door away from the frame. Inspect it to see.

Sorry about your perceiving that I was rude to you.
Just reacting to the vague question you asked,
and I have a thick skin myself
so it was meant jokingly.

In any event,

Have a good day.

A.

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QUESTION: I think I know what you are talking about when you say 'retaining plate'. It is broken. Is this difficult to replace? It looks fairly simple.

Answer
Ah, well I think it's a welded piece.
You might need to reconstruct it.

You can check with Toyota to see if they can quick
repair, or maybe a local body shop can handle the fix.

Not certain you can bend it yourself correctly
to repair without inspecting it firsthand. :>(

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Expertise: Questions about installing/using car alarms, auto starts, and other car security devices. I am the owner of ALARMTEK AUTO SECURITY and have been on the internet since 1994, providing online installation tech support for professional and backyard installers.

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