Toyota Hilux Technology: Remote Central Locking and Engine Immobiliser
HiLux in Australia comes standard with remote central locking on all SR and SR5 models. For added security, an engine immobiliser system is also fitted. The engine immobiliser is automatically activated when the key is removed from the ignition. An indicator light will start flashing to show that the system has been activated.
The immobiliser system recognises the registered key every time it is inserted, and automatically cuts the engine and fuel injection whenever that key is removed from the ignition. The registered key contains an electronic chip, with an electronic code that is transmitted to the vehicle when the key is turned in the ignition.
The system is automatic, and it will only allow you to start the engine when the code in the chip corresponds to the vehicle’s registered code.
Should someone else try to start the HiLux with an unregistered key, the system blocks an ignition signal and a fuel injector control signal, so the engine can’t start.
Another example of the technology that makes HiLux such a popular choice.