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Please help this moron adjust his factory alarm!

I've seen the giant thread which was on this forum last year, and I was so lost, I finally gave up. I have this pdf for working on the factory alarm. My car is an '05 Mustang GT coupe bought sometime in April of '05. It equipped with an auto and has the stock factory alarm, equipped with the theft recovery system that came with the "Platinum Package." The only button I can find was in the first photo, but I believe it serves as a valet parking feature. If this button were to be held down for five seconds the led lights up blue. If you hole it down for any other length of time, nothing happens. Holding it down for another five seconds will turn the blue light off. I am clueless to where the other button is located, if any. The reason I am so concerned now is that in the past month and a half there were four cars broken into in my neighborhood, including my dad's new Ford Explorer. Two nights ago someone threw a statue into the rear windshield of my neighbor's brand new car, then sped off. (I live in a neighborhood with a bunch of quiet, retired people.) Needless to say I am worried to death about my car. The problem is, you smash my car with a sledge hammer and the alarm still won't go off. I'd love to get into the remote start features and all, but right now I am concerned with my car's safety. The first two photos are of under the driver's side. I have no idea what that is in the third photo. It used to dangle freely until I tucked it in beneath the passenger area. Any help is appreciated!!!


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that appears to be an aftermarked install and hopefully you can find someone with the same system; it was not installed by the factory; good luck.


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You're kidding me. Can I raise this (being non-factory) issue with the dealer? I suppose I have to take it back to them anyways, since the alarm does not work...
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That is definitely an aftermarket alarm.

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Does anyone recognize the brand of the alarm? What is that thing in the third photo? It's got some adhesive on the other side. The car is equipped with a tracking device, not LoJack. Are these usually integrated with the alarm system?
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as many above stated, this is not a OEM Factory Installed alarm.:blowingup:

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Does anyone recognize the brand of the alarm? What is that thing in the third photo? It's got some adhesive on the other side. The car is equipped with a tracking device, not LoJack. Are these usually integrated with the alarm system?
That device appears to have the Hirschmann antenna logo on it.

Your best bet is to follow all the wires back to the main unit.

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BMR, C&L, Centerforce, Fidanza, FRPP, GI Joe, JBA, JDM Engineering, LPW, Saleen, SCT, Steeda, SOS

S/C 1.613 60'. 4.748 330', 7.332 @ 93.75mph 1/8th, 9.566 1000', 11.427 @ 119.92 1/4mile
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That device appears to have the Hirschmann antenna logo on it.

Your best bet is to follow all the wires back to the main unit.

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Yes! That is the symbol. Now to figure out how to adjust it... Thank you so much.
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yeah on an alarm like that, you will most likely have a shock sensor with a dial to turn for sensitivity. just remove the dash piece on the bottom where your knees are and im sure its up there. theres just a couple of screws on the bottom and the top pops off...i bet you can find the sensor up there.
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Thanks for the advice. It seems the Hirschmann is actually a tracking device. The alarm is a KARR-4040A... no knobs to turn, here. Now to look for an install manual online...

Well, I guess I've read on other forums, etc, that KARR does not release their owner's manual... and from what I'm reading, KARR is not a good system.
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third photo, the hockey puck looking thing with the coax cable attached may be a GPS antenna. You mentioned it has a tracking device in it. Most of them use GPS for the location part, and then a small auto dial cellphone transmitter to send the GPS info with a short data burst to a central alarm center some where. GM's OnStar uses this type of system and it uses Verizon's analog cell phone system nationwide. I'd ask the dealer about it.

Also, the GPS antenna has to sit somewhere that is will have a clear view of the sky. The GPS system (the correct name is the Navstar system, developed by the Air Force) is a constelation of 24 satellites whizzing around the earth in roughly a polar orbit. they aren't stationary like satellite TV or Sirious or XM.

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