Toyota Corolla Wagon Alarm/Immobiliser

The Toyota Corolla Wagon (with manual transmission) is one of the few new cars that does not come with an immobiliser as standard.

The Current Shape (E160) Corolla wagon was released in 2012. Only two models are available in New Zealand. Both are GX specification, one a CVT and the other a Manual Transmission

The Automatic with CVT comes with push to start and proximity smart key so has a factory immobiliser.

Manual version lacks an Immobiliser!

The manual transmission model is basic, it has keyless entry but does not come with an immobiliser. I’d recommend the Autowatch 573PPi transponder immobiliser for the manual as a minimum level of security.

Toyota Corolla Wagon Alarm/Immobiliser

Toyota Corolla Wagon (E160) 2012 >

For those wanting an Upgrade alarm, the Cobra AK4218 Toyota Alarm is an excellent choice.

Corolla Wagon GX CVT Security

The CVT version does have an immobiliser but having a push to start button and smart key makes it vulnerable to keyless theft.

For an Upgrade, alarm the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS Alarm is a good option. It may be worth adding an ADR Card too.

Here are some photos of how the alarm lools inside the car.

Cobra Ultrasonic Sensors in the Corolla Wagon

Cobra LED Over-ride button in the Corolla

There is the option to have a switch to turn off the ultrasonic sensors as explained in this link…

Toyota Ultrasonic Switch

Comfort Closure

If you want your windows to close when the Corolla is locked the Authors Comfort Module is recommended. Here is how it works:

More details about Comfort Window Closure can be found here…

Consider an OBD BLOCK to protect against key cloning.

E140 Corolla Wagon (2006-2012)

2006-2012 Corolla Wagon (E140)


The previous generation Corolla Wagon also lacked any form of Alarm or Immobiliser.

New Zealand was the only country other than Japan to get this car, hence the lack of security.

Again I recommend the Autowatch 573PPi as a minimum level of protection. Both the Cobra AK4218 and Cobra AK4615 are excellent alarm options for this car


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