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    Installing an alarm with remote start

    Is this easily accomplished by a DIYer or would i rather be willing to shell out another 200#$$$$$ to get it installed "professionally".
    My car does not have a chip in it, and already has an alarm installed, i dont think it could be too hard.
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    if you know what youre doing it can be quite easy. all you need access to is your main ignition wires. remember to get a wiring chart from a local shop or something first or perhaps the dealer, so you dont start putting the wrong wires in.
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    Leave it to the pro's. You have no idea the headaches that a misconfigured car alarm can cause you at 5AM when a garbage truck rolls by in front of your house.

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    actually my comment was quite biased cause i am an installer =P
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    What does a garbage truck have to do with an alarm besides an overly sensative shock sensor which you can easily detune????

    Definitely get the wiring diagram, and since you already have a unit installed, the install will become much easier. DIY. It comes down to doing a good install and knowledge about electronics and your willingness to do a quality install. If your just gonna do a x x x x job then let the installer do it.

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    It's not that hard as long as you have good instructions and access to your vehicles wire colors and locations. I use this site to find the wire colors. http://www.designtech-intl.com/Conte...rt/wirecolors/
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    I installed part of my remote start.

    The shop wouldn't do the whole job because my car is a manual transmition.

    The remote start module was part of the Viper 791xv

    You have to do some speacial stuff if your car is a manual transmition, also my car has the transponder chips so i had to get an additional module that woul simulate the chip

    All in all it wasn't that difficult the parts that i did.
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    automatics are definatly easier. Good sites for reference are the12volt.com and bulldogsecurity.com

    Both of these sites have huge lists of diagrams for most specific makes and models.

    The universal transponder kits are pretty basic too and only run about $25. But since you said your car doesnt have a chip shouldnt be hard. Just remember....disconnect the battery
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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgetimes2
    It's not that hard as long as you have good instructions and access to your vehicles wire colors and locations. I use this site to find the wire colors. http://www.designtech-intl.com/Conte...rt/wirecolors/
    Man - I actually paid $5 from eBay for one of these manuals. Thanks for the link!

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    i installed a cliffofd rsx3.5 remote start into my car. i had no wiring diagrams, no experience or anything! i just read the book, read the book.... and read the book.
    As for the remote start, i used a multimeter to determine which wire did what.. it wasn't that hard. The most time consuming thing was hiding all the wires. I did have one problem though and that was that i dont have a tachometer in my car, and the alarm uses a tachometer to determine that the car has correctly started. Anyway, after googling around for a while i found that i could use one of the wires from the electronic ignition. All in all the whole thing took 2/3 days to install, and fine-tune.

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