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Has anyone removed the KARR alarm installed by the dealer??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBBsti LTD, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Apr 10, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    BBBsti LTD

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    My truck has a KARR alarm installed by the dealer but it is not activated. Anyone here knows how many wires connect this alarm to the harness of the car?

    Do they tap the wires and connect everything even if you dont buy the alarm from the dealer?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    godofspeed

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    why not just activate it and use it? If you need to get another alarm, just go to a stereo shop and buy a new alarm, they will bypass the stock one.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    Hans Moleman

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    When I bought my truck new from the dealer, it had the "KARR" alarm sticker on the driver's side window. But I never paid for the option and I don't have any remote for it either. The dealer I bought my truck from got it from another dealer so the original dealer must have installed the alarm.

    When I ripped apart my dash to do change the LEDs on my gauge, I did notice there were wiring T-Taps on various places of the wiring so I assumed this was from the alarm. If anyone can find a way to activate it, let me know.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    cjastacio

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    I have removed the KARR install from my truck. It's pretty easy as they typically just use t taps to get into the stock wireing. The only thing about removing it is that you will need to reconnect the starter wire to it's self. Otherwise, you're stuck in the water:)
     
  5. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    removed mine in like 5 minutes. The activated mine for free, told them i didnt want it. So i removed it first day and installed my own alarm
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    Hans Moleman

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    since my truck came with the KARR alarm pre-installed and it is not active, can I just buy a KARR remote and program it to work?
     
  7. Apr 10, 2010 at 11:03 PM
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    BBBsti LTD

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    I think you have to go to the dealer, Karr is not sold to individuals.
     
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