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I have a 2003 Outback All-Weather with working key fobs. Should there be a security light flashing in dash when the car is locked indicating that I have a security system? How do I check if I have one at all?
 

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I have a 2003 Outback All-Weather with working key fobs. Should there be a security light flashing in dash when the car is locked indicating that I have a security system? How do I check if I have one at all?
If the security light is flashing, it means the car is in "Valet Mode." I think any 2003 with keyless entry has an alarm system.
 

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cars101.com should have a some info on the security system.

I suppose you could arm it, then open the door with the key and see if it is triggered.
 

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Do you have stickers on the rear windows indicating a system is installed?

Do you have an extra horn on the inside of the front passenger strut tower?

Do you have a control box next to the radio behind the trim?

Keyless entry is available without an alarm, girlfriends '04 is like that. The security light on mine will flash any time the car is locked, or it sits unlocked for a period of time and arms itself.
 

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It doesn't seem like I have a factory security system installed. I don't have any stickers in the windows, no flashing light on the dash and I don't see an extra horn near the strut tower either.

I checked cars101, and it states a "security system upgrade" as an option for the all-weather equiped Outback wagon, so it looks like the previous owner didn't have that installed.

I am considering to get a Compustar alarm/remote start combo installed in a few months, its ~$200 at Future Shop with installation.
 

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Is it possible to install the factory alarm system, has anyone done this before?
 
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