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Old September 24th, 2006, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How hard are these to install? I know the local car electronics place will want to charge in the hundreds. Now my car is a 92' buick centry so im not too serious about doing this i just thought it would be handy to have remote entry or starter now that winter is coming. If i could pick up one of these units for fairly cheap and install it myself, that would be pretty cool. I found this site with the wire colors to install a security system. Now is it just as simple as wiring it up to these wires or what? If so are those wires just the ones here? (pic of bunch of wires under driver side of dash


Like I said, if its not too complicated to install these type of things It would be pretty handy. If you think this is over my head then ill just forget about it. Thanks Guys
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Old September 24th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thats one of the things i havent really gotten into because you can mess some stuff up if you dont do it right

i would recommend taking it to a car audio shop
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Old September 24th, 2006, 09:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats one of the things i havent really gotten into because you can mess some stuff up if you dont do it right

i would recommend taking it to a car audio shop
yea thats what some people have told me. Its not really worth it to me if i have to pay to have it installed. I know it will cost me at least a hundred bucks easily for the install.
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Old September 24th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah thats about the going rate for an alarm install around here
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Yeah, let a shop do it right the first time. There are too many variables if you mess it up, splice the wrong wire or fawkup something that will cost more then $100.
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Old September 24th, 2006, 09:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, let a shop do it right the first time. There are too many variables if you mess it up, splice the wrong wire or fawkup something that will cost more then $100.
right, but if all i got was a keyless entry system, wouldnt i just have to splice into the 2 lock, unlock wires. I dont see how that would ever really screw up the car
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Old September 24th, 2006, 09:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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right, but if all i got was a keyless entry system, wouldnt i just have to splice into the 2 lock, unlock wires. I dont see how that would ever really screw up the car
it would screw up the car if you accidentily mistook the "unlock" wire for the "asplode" wire.

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edit: but really, if u spliced the wrong wire and ran current the wrong way, or shorted out a bunch of stuff.. it would be bad.
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Old September 24th, 2006, 09:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yea thats what some people have told me. Its not really worth it to me if i have to pay to have it installed. I know it will cost me at least a hundred bucks easily for the install.
keyless entry isint too bad from what i have heard but i dont have any hands on experiance so i cant really give too much advice on this topic right now
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right, but if all i got was a keyless entry system, wouldnt i just have to splice into the 2 lock, unlock wires. I dont see how that would ever really screw up the car
To be honest, I have no idea. My cousin has his own shop and he takes care of all my auto audio and visual needs at a very good price

Also, not to flame the Century (since it's what I learned to drive on), but do you even want to mess with something that old?
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eww please dont put an alarm on your car unless its like a brand new benz or something.

at the garage i work at, you have NO idea how many cars are brought in cause they wont start, and its cause of a aftermarket alarm that has gone bad. And they wire that **** right into the computer, and sometimes its almost impossible to remove it w/o screwing something else up.

if you must get an alarm, get a real expensive one man, it will make a difference.
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Old September 24th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Also, not to flame the Century (since it's what I learned to drive on), but do you even want to mess with something that old?
well i figure im going to be driving it for a while. Its in really nice condition with only 90,000 miles and runs great. Im was mainly just thinking of keyless entry, those can be found really cheap if I were able to install it myself.


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eww please dont put an alarm on your car unless its like a brand new benz or something.

at the garage i work at, you have NO idea how many cars are brought in cause they wont start, and its cause of a aftermarket alarm that has gone bad. And they wire that **** right into the computer, and sometimes its almost impossible to remove it w/o screwing something else up.

if you must get an alarm, get a real expensive one man, it will make a difference.
yea forget the whole alarm thing, im mainly just looking at keyless entry
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Old September 24th, 2006, 09:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Well, I have a $500 Avital 4400 2 way page/ remote start system on our 04 Civic. It works great and lets you know if someone messes with it. I have to say that the remote start will make any winter bearable. If you were just looking for a remote start, I've seen like $50 kits at Walmart/ Pepboys type of stores. They should start showcasing them soon since winter is on the way, but I have no idea if they are any good. At least look for a decent name brand like Clifford/ DEI.

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if you have some basic wiring experience, can read a schematic/wiring diagram, and fully understand the directions, you can do it yourself. it's when you rush things/guess on things that screws stuff up. just make sure you do enough research and are crystal clear on what wires do what, where they are, etc.
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Old September 24th, 2006, 10:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I've seen those kits they sell at Walmart. That's kinda scary. If you are shopping in Walmart for a remote car starter chances are you aren't smart enough to wire that up.



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