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trigger2008
01-31-2006, 10:25 PM
I'm really thinking about doing one these alarms myself, but I have a few questions. How complicated is it? Is it something you can just take your time on and get it done right? Second, when I buy the alarm does it come with a code or something to download your specific vehicle instructions? Also, does anyone know where I can get the 556LW(for chevy colorado) at other than directed?

Exploder 97
01-31-2006, 10:27 PM
IMO,, ive installed the 791xv into 2 vehicle,,, ford explorer and jeep wrangler... the 3rd vehicle i have is a monte carlo ss and i decided to take that to the shop to get it installed... took them 1 hour to install it,,, took me atleast 2 full days to do a clean install... so i looked at it that way.

docutech
01-31-2006, 10:59 PM
Not to mention that if your alarm is not installed by a DEI approved installer, it will void your warranty :)

baseballer1100
01-31-2006, 10:59 PM
How do you figure out if they are a dei approved installer?

docutech
01-31-2006, 11:02 PM
on the website, http://www.directed.com/security/viper/default.asp near the bottom of the pageenter your zip code. This will pull up authorized dealers in your area.

bimma85
01-31-2006, 11:03 PM
How do you figure out if they are a dei approved installer?
Uh, ask? :) If they sell dei I would also say its safe to assume they're authorized installers.

baseballer1100
01-31-2006, 11:07 PM
^^ true but the people around me **** seriously.

Zacmc212
01-31-2006, 11:10 PM
I don't mean to steal you thread but i was wondering the same thing.

How much does it normally cost to get installed by an authorized installer?

baseballer1100
01-31-2006, 11:11 PM
Found it thanks docutech.

docutech
01-31-2006, 11:24 PM
Found it thanks docutech.

you're welcome.

docutech
01-31-2006, 11:26 PM
I don't mean to steal you thread but i was wondering the same thing.

How much does it normally cost to get installed by an authorized installer?

The place that I had mine installed at, Audio Express, quoted me 200-250 when I spoke with them over the phone. Once I got there they told me that I wouldnt need the additional "piece" that holds the car key (which is chipped) and that I wouldnt need the door relay either. My total was 173 dollars.

Randy Savage
01-31-2006, 11:30 PM
Chevy Colorado?

Haha, have fun with that.

Have a shop do that one.

Kenny Pollock
02-01-2006, 06:30 AM
It took a shop here 4 hours and $170 to get mine installed, and I love the alarm.

dantheman8328
02-01-2006, 03:19 PM
haha i just installed mine yesterday actually(still in the process with the remote start). basically the way i feel about is that you can do it yourself and do just as good of a job as a professional can, but it will take longer..and you dont get the warrenty, but imo its not worth the extra 200 dollars. if you can find the wiring diagrams for your car i say go for it if your interested in that kind of thing. i love car audio and all the car electrical stuff so it interested me and i just saved myself 200 dollars. this is my second alarm install and it still took forever, much easier then my first though

dak0ta_g33k
02-01-2006, 03:29 PM
i paid retail, $550 for the alarm with all necessary modules for basic install, plus $150 install fee. this was done last september at Big Apple Music in watertown NY, and it took them nearly all day to do. my decision to have the shop do it was mostly for the warranty and avoiding the headache of the remote start.

dantheman8328
02-01-2006, 10:30 PM
ouch i got mine for 190, but it was at a brand new shop that had just opened and was starting out and i was bringing in some business you know...
but yea i plan on taking apart the ignition sometime this week. if you have the 200 dollars, id say its worth it just for the remote start, but im cheap and still in school lol.
the installation instructions say though not to extend the large wires at all, but i dont think theyll reach the ignition the length that they are...is it alright to extrend them just an extra foot or two?? i have an older 93 escort so it shouldnt be that big a problem right?

Randy Savage
02-01-2006, 10:36 PM
Some cars are absolute cake to do. I can do a RS in a Hyundai in a half hour, while taking my time.

If you've never done a RS before...the Colorado isn't the car you want to do your first on...no Chevy is ;)

dantheman8328
02-02-2006, 09:56 AM
any tips for installing the RS?

Vestax
02-03-2006, 06:32 PM
any tips for installing the RS?

Don't install in the dark, use a DMM to verify wires. It can be done by anyone, as long as you read the directions.

dantheman8328
02-03-2006, 11:32 PM
ok thanks, i picked up the wiring diagrams from the shop today:D