If I recall correctly, the last one i did was actually made by alpine and took all of .5hr to install. you just plug in the connector to the one under the dash and poof! instant alarm...I ordered a Honda factory alarm kit for my 06 coupe. I'm trying to see how long it usually takes so I know how much time I should set aside this weekend to self install.
Same here, I have no LED anti-theft light indicating my alarm is on. When I get out of the car and hit the "lock" button on my key the car will lock. then when I hit the "lock" button a second time the car will "beep," which I always thought indicated the alarm turning on. However, there is no LED light that blinks or lights up on my dash. Anyone have any answers? :dunno:There's only 3 connectors I need to attach to the car.
Mine has no LED nor did the manual have any mention of LED install but there is mention of LED light usage. Weird. Maybe there is one built in the dash? It does have a MIC.
If you look on your radio unit while your car is off, there should be a light there that blinks periodically. This is not an indicator of an alarm system, but it is an anti-theft alarm for your radio only. I don't think LX-S or anything below EX models came with factory alarm.Same here, I have no LED anti-theft light indicating my alarm is on. When I get out of the car and hit the "lock" button on my key the car will lock. then when I hit the "lock" button a second time the car will "beep," which I always thought indicated the alarm turning on. However, there is no LED light that blinks or lights up on my dash. Anyone have any answers? :dunno:
You don't have an alarm. what you have is an anti theft immobilzer for the ignition, I believe all the Accord trims have this. Its a chip in the key that "talks" to the cars computer when you attempt to turn on the car. That's why you need to go to the dealer if you need a new key.My dad has an 03 EX coupe V6 and he does have the red light on his radio that blinks when the car is off, it's a small red light. On my 07 LX coupe I don't even have that. I do have though on both my passenger and drivers side windows a decal with a key pad lock and car on it that says "Immobilizer Anti-Theft System". Doesn't that indicate my car has an alarm on it? What is the noise when I hit the lock button twice on my key mean then? I always thought that was arming my car..? Especially since I have those decals in my windows..
Basically I just need to know if I have an alarm or not lol.
I did the alarm today. Pretty simple and straight forward. Took about an hour.
Tools used were: lamp, 10mm socket, drill bit, screwdriver, wire cutters to trim the zip ties and knee pads.
Taking apart everything was the hardest and longest part. There's only 2 screws and 2 10mm bolt to remove. The rest were those pesky plastic panel clips you yank on to remove. I only broke 1 of those clips, near the door sill.
The car already has all the connection ports so all you do is plug it in. 3 connectors, add 1 fuse to the fuse box and 1 ground wire and it was done. Now that I've done this, I could do it again in say 15 mins.
The best part about the factory setup is that its cheap in price and you don't need to tap into any wires, it has connection points all ready to go and a mounting place for the alarm brain built in. All of the documentation is there for you to do it yourself. Also the LED in the dash is now activated.