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questions on security, airbag switch, filter

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jylphoenix, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Dec 26, 2009 at 1:23 AM

    jylphoenix [OP] New Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Bay Area, CA
    03 PreRunner SR5 TRD
    Been part of the Toyota family for many years, but finally got a Tacoma
    2003 PreRunner Double Cab, purchased from a small dealer.

    need to do some work on the the truck

    1.) did not come with a remote for keyless entry, but I'm suspecting it has an alarm with the KARR alarm system. I tried researching for that company and couldn't really find anything. I'm debating of either going to the factory and having them install their alarm on (which I know will cost an arm & leg) or get an aftermarket alarm. any recommendations?

    2.) on some of my friends' trucks, i noticed that they have a switch to turn off the airbag for the passenger side. I don't have that switch or if i do there is a hole in my console (not sure if that was supposed to be where the alarm sensor light goes or what). I don't intend on putting a kid in the front seat just wondering.

    3.) Is there a difference in a regular oil filter and the TRD oil filter?

    thanks, hope everyone had a merry xmas
  2. Dec 31, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    EnolaGaia Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    Midwest USA
    '01 & '04 S-Runners
    01 SR: Double Cab conversion, S/C, lowered.
    KARR is an aftermarket vendor whose alarms are sold to dealers for point-of-sale installations. KARR alarms have a poor reputation (whether it's because they're crap or because dealers don't install them well, I don't know ...). Your cheapest alternative is probably a decent aftermarket alarm system.

    The front passenger airbag cutoff switch was not included on pre-2005 Double Cabs, because there's a back seat to put children in.

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