VISION 1480 products connect to your car by way of digital CAN-BUS. NEVER purchase a 1480 product online without verifying if the firmware for your specific car is installed! Installation is not possible for every car. ALWAYS consult our Compatibility PDFs before you buy. If you find that your car is incompatible with the 1480, it's likely our 1460 (analog-installation model) will be compatible. The advantage of the 1480 over the 1460 is faster and easier installation.
When viewing our Compatibility PDFs, you will see Toyota and Lexus divided into two vehicle compatibility List choices. If you want our patented "2 Unlocks to Disarm" Relay Attack Prevention feature (Toyota 2 or Lexus 2 only), note that Speed-Lock & Door Lock Control functions are not available. You can still get Relay Attack Protection with Toyota 1 or Lexus 1 while also retaining Speed-Lock and Door Lock Control features, but you will need to purchase an optional 2-way pager or 1-way remote. If you want to choose Toyota 2 or Lexus 2 and also want Speed-Locking, you will need to separately purchase one of our Speed-Lock products. Also note that our 1460 security system (analog wiring version of the 1480) offers our patented "2 Unlocks to Disarm" Relay Attack Prevention feature on all compatible cars.
Our CAN-BUS products like the 1480 were engineered to work well with conflicting with any 3rd party CAN-BUS add-on products, but the reverse is not always true. Some badly designed CAN-BUS products continually blast the car's ECU with data such that our 1480 cannot communicate effectively. If you have no other OBD devices, the 1480 will work fine in your car (if your car is compatible with the 1480). You can add any combination of our products without worry — for example, a 1480 and one of our Speed-lock products. But we cannot guarantee our 1480 will work perfectly if you combine it with another company's products.
Because vehicle firmware programmed into the 1480 for your car is specific to your car, you cannot buy a new car in the future and move the 1480 to that car and expect it to work. It may be possible we can upgrade the firmware at that future time for you, but only if your future new car is listed on our Compatibility PDFs.
If your car is listed on our Compatibility PDFs but it was made outside Japan, there is the possibility the CAN data could be different. Please consult with us so we can investigate. If your car was made in Japan though, there should not be any compatibility problems, assuming the importer to your country did not modify the ECU in any way.
1480B & 1480B-DR models include a siren with internal backup battery that lasts about 3 years. Even after the battery dies, the siren will continue to operate. That battery is glued inside and is not replaceable. Backup sirens also come with 2 keys to allow you to kill the siren sound easily. We cannot issue replacement keys, so please keep 1 key in a safe location.
The 1480 may flash vehicle Hazard or Parking lamps, depending on the vehicle. Light flash is not possible on some cars by using CAN-BUS signals. Consult our Compatibility PDFs for details about your car. To enable vehicle light flash on cars incompatible with light flash via CAN-BUS, please purchase our KCM-1 interface. The KCM-1 flashes 5 times on Warning triggers and flashes continually during the 30 second siren blast, but does not flash when you Arm or Disarm.
If you open a door while the Ignition is ON, the 1480's LED will flash until the door is closed. This is normal and cannot be disabled.
REMOTE STARTERS. In 2014, we become aware that some factory Remote Starters and 3rd party Remote Starters use a dedicated "Door Open" signal output wire to trick the vehicle into thinking a door has been opened after the Remote Starter shuts off the engine. This "door open" signal wire is needed to trigger the Headlights to shut off, on cars that have an Auto Light feature. The problem is that the Door Open signal will trigger our 1480. The SOLUTION is to turn OFF Auto Light (usually at your light switch) and disconnect the remote starter's "Door Open" signal wire. In cases where that does not work (for example, if your Remote Starter connects via CAN-BUS), you would need to Disarm before the engine shuts down (which may not be possible on some cars), or disable the remote starter altogether, or simply not install our 1480. Please note that we do not sell remote start systems.
We can update your 1480 firmware as required in the future for a nominal fee. Please inquire for details.
Some cars experience large voltage drops less than 5V during cranking. Please purchase our UPS-47 for those vehicles.
Please only use Posi-Tap connectors when making CAN connections for best results. Do not solder or use electrotaps.
Have a Dash Cam? The 1480S or 1480B can control if you also buy a KDR-1. Alternatively, you can purchase one of our 1480-DR Value Packs instead. The Value Packs include the KDR-1, as well as our MMF-2 radar sensor and SB-33 sensor splitter, which are very useful for Dash Cam setups because the MMF-2 will temporarily activate Dash Cam recording when people come too closely to your car, even if they never touch your car. 1480-DR Value Packs give you a 12~13% discount versus purchasing the parts separately.