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Posted: 10/11/2007 12:18:56 AM EST
has anyone ever installed a remote starter?

i'm thinking when I get my 4X4 i'm saving up for I want one since it won't be garaged like my car is

i'm debating on weather or not I wanna install it myself or pay to get it done

what do you estimate it would cost to get one installed?
how complicated is it to do it myself?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:53:42 AM EST
for basic install is charge an average of $125, depending on time involved(some cars are harder than others) plus any parts, and any other necessary modules.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:44:36 AM EST
I would'nt do it.

Most aftermarket remote start systems are hack wiring jobs to your factory
wiring harness. And guess who pays for the needed repairs if it interferes/damages
another controlled component. You do!

Have or find somebody very reputable do the install if you decide to do it.

FWIW, I work in the automotive industry. And I have seen many vehicles catch fire due to poor aftermarket install's of alarms/remote start systems/trailer wiring/etc.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:03:05 AM EST
If it's done right it can be good.

Good luck finding someone to do it right.

Look around on the net. I'm sure there are plenty of how to's.

Honestly what I really want is push button start!!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:37:23 AM EST
Find a good stereo shop. My sister's husband had one put in on a Galant he had and I think my GF has one of those on her Hyundai.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:58:21 AM EST
Best thing I ever got was a viper alarm with remote start.

Find a good shop that will do a good install.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 12:49:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 12:53:40 PM EST by GM_Muscle]
If you can understand a wiring diagram, can solder, and do neat meticulous
work, do it yourself. I got a really nice two way radio remote starter (works up to a half mile) from Bull Dog for $85 + $30 for VATs bypass. Many shops charge around $400 for this setup. Only took me a few hours to do a nice job so I don't think I would every pay anyone to install one.

Many companies like Bulldog offer plug and play wiring harness' to make all the major connections so there is no cutting and splicing of ignition wires. They also have very detailed instructions and send an instructional DVD.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 1:12:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 1:19:02 PM EST by netofficer3710]
on the note of fires.......

it's only an issue to the idiots who don't know how to install a fuse holder

i'm not talking about doing this to something expensive either

i'm shopping for something under $2500 (if I wanna drive something nice my cars in the garage)

if I can get it installed for 125 by someone reputable i'd be all over that

I like wiring stuff but i'm only good when my wires are positive and ground
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 2:43:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 2:44:14 PM EST by MightyHD]
I got a viper 791xv on amazon NIB for $140 shipped overnight.
I got the door lock module it also needed on amazon for $15.

Big price difference from the shop.
Alarm: $450
Module: $150

I paid $130 to install and then moved all the wiring, modules and brains to my own special places.

And depending on the wiring, you may need to diode isolate things. Leave it to a professional.


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