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Is it a "Factory" Alarm?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bananahands, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Bananahands

    Bananahands [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just bought an '05 trd sport longbed a couple of weeks ago. Everytime i lock/unlock it, it honks lightly. There is a small sticker on the driver side window that says "KARR Security", is that a factory alarm system? The dealer didn't have any keyless remotes or anything, just one key. There's also a blue blinking light mounted on the bottom of the dash under the steering wheel between the drivers legs, what is that? I assume its part of the alarm but WTF???
    I picked up a keyless entry remote and haven't had any luck programing it. I've tried over 20 times, could this other alarm be the problem?

    Help a new taco owner out!

    Khris
     
  2. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    moserjjx

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    sure doesn't sound factory to me. my taco doesn't beep, sure wish it did!
     
  3. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    Bananahands

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    no, its really annoying. Plus, i can only unlock it from the drivers side without setting off the alarm. I kind of think it is a dealer alarm that somewhere along was installed but never removed.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    moserjjx

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    i've now had vehicles that beeped and didn't. i know lots of others here like the no beep but i do miss it. i've never heard of the system you mentioned but i'd bet it isn't factory. you could probably have it removed by a local installer, you might go visit one to find out. definitely gotta figure out a way to get yourself a keyless entry fob!
     
  5. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    Bananahands

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    I have the FOB just can't seem to get it programmed.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    karr is an aftermarket alarm. i'm not sure if they are still around.

    is your FOB the toyota factory for the remote unlock/lock? i don't think that will control the karr.

    you should order a karr replacement fob and then reprogram that.
     
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