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2004 honda accord factory upgrade?

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Posted: April 19, 2004 at 11:20 AM / IP Logged  

I just purchased a honda accord and the dealer offers a facotory alarm upgrade (Karr Security) that apparently just adds a shock sensor to the existing honda security solution (with LED/Valet Switch and some insurance junk for $400).  It would seem to me that I can simply purchase a compatible shock/glass sensor and install it accordingly (around $60?).

Is there anything wrong with my thinking?  Are standards in place so that the factory alarms and aftermarket sensors compatible?  Anybody that has done this or has ideas, please post.

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Posted: April 19, 2004 at 11:41 PM / IP Logged  
Dont buy anything from KARR it is all junk. If you live in the SF bayarea there installers are all hacks. I wouldnt let them install in a wrecked car.
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Posted: April 20, 2004 at 8:54 AM / IP Logged  
you would be better off going with a stand alone willl be able to do more with it...
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Posted: April 20, 2004 at 9:13 AM / IP Logged  

Thanks for the replies.

The dealership already has these units installed in all of their inventory, if you don't want it, you ask them to remove it (which I did).  They left a wiring harness connected to the factory alarm.  I wonder whether the harness can be used with other units...

I would like to avoid a stand alone unit, preferring to just add a little 'shock intelligence'  to the factory installed solution.

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