Closed Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 38

Reload Thread: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

  1. #16
    GaryWA's Avatar
    GaryWA is offline Noobie

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    109
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    The12Volt.com will help you greatly...
    Yup, already got the wiring colors. Just gotta learn how to make a relay to pop the trunk and take the plunge haha.







  2. #17
    bubbagumper6's Avatar
    bubbagumper6 is online now CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    The D
    Posts
    10,816
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryWA View Post
    Yup, already got the wiring colors. Just gotta learn how to make a relay to pop the trunk and take the plunge haha.
    That website has far more than just vehicle wiring diagrams. For example it has a few dozen relay wiring diagrams...




  3. #18
    daboyfrumdabx's Avatar
    daboyfrumdabx is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Pleasant Mt., PA
    Age
    24
    Posts
    1,199
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by mendon99 View Post
    You don't necessarily need to solder. You can use t-taps if used PROPERLY, this includes stress relief on harnesses so they never get pulled off, and recognizing when a wire is too thick to use a T-Tap (in this case you could cut some of the shielding off but again, experience helps)

    You could probably do this car without the trunk or, add a relay later. the door lock wires are in either kick. Let me know if you need a schem if you're going to try it anyways, give me your email and its yours
    West Palm Beach? I used to live there. Miss it greatly.
    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    That website has far more than just vehicle wiring diagrams. For example it has a few dozen relay wiring diagrams...
    This. If you can do head light relays, these are the same thing. Between the12volt.com and bcae1.com, if you can't figure it out, you need to stay away lol. Do you have a DMM? With a basic understanding on 12V electronics and knowledge of how to use your tools properly you should have no issues. Perhaps I've used them wrong, but I'm not a fan of t-taps. I much prefer solder. T-taps, in my instances, rarely worked out as planned. They either didn't go all the way through the insulation (thin insulation) or cut completely through the wire, which I try to avoid. Perhaps I just had low quality taps that didn't worked as designed, but solder is basically full-proof for me.



    *Sundown Z15 *SAX-1200D *CDT HD-61A *SAX-100.4 *Pioneer DEH-80PRS *KnuKonceptz *XS Power D3400 *270A Mechman

    Sold to: blackbonnie, TheOneJordan, resko1, kr15, Zichardruniga, IBmikexxx, plugitin
    Bought from: Gruszka530, theMessenjah44, ltr450racer690, Dpc69ss, 97maxima(Here and ROE), Pillow(CACO), pro-rabbit, woofercooker, Twisted_0912

  4. #19
    mendon99's Avatar
    mendon99 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    WPB, FL
    Posts
    929
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by daboyfrumdabx View Post
    Perhaps I've used them wrong, but I'm not a fan of t-taps. I much prefer solder. T-taps, in my instances, rarely worked out as planned. They either didn't go all the way through the insulation (thin insulation) or cut completely through the wire, which I try to avoid. Perhaps I just had low quality taps that didn't worked as designed, but solder is basically full-proof for me.
    You had to have used them wrong or more than likely, used the wrong tool to apply them. I've installed (with no exaggeration) thousands of remote starters and alarms, all with T taps, with a less than 5% come back (if I had to guess) due to a T tap issue.



    SOFL: PM me for Auto Alarm/Remote start installs

    refs: matmcss, nismos14, 6spdcoupe, kpr10is, Pyro by Nature, IONsql, 93 saturn sl2, sporty_drew, MadTheVillain, R-sosa, BiZkiT8u, Benilson09, bamavoo, XsabesX, ldyzlvudis06

  5. #20
    Sleeklsc's Avatar
    Sleeklsc is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    il
    Posts
    6,855
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    There's 2 things I leave to the pro's, it's alarm's and tint.



    Ref's:1. Midwestcustoms 1.5. Desertheat 2. Mjbailey 3. Terryracing86 4. Sickmint79 5. Untouchable11 6. mattj 7. Ssweet96 8. Kool9accord 9.Kristinspapi10. Kmhogan224 11. Alpine3612 -x3- 12. Vectork39 13. Livinlife 14.Chriscivic 15. Violentraptor 16. Ricky616 17. Bassaddictj 18.orioles26 19.Khail19 20. jak3th3snak311 21. Myjaja 22. Springy101 x2 23. Ali1 24. Privatepastry 25. Plus about 10+ more..

  6. #21
    daboyfrumdabx's Avatar
    daboyfrumdabx is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Pleasant Mt., PA
    Age
    24
    Posts
    1,199
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by mendon99 View Post
    You had to have used them wrong or more than likely, used the wrong tool to apply them. I've installed (with no exaggeration) thousands of remote starters and alarms, all with T taps, with a less than 5% come back (if I had to guess) due to a T tap issue.
    Very possible. I only tried using them twice and with those poor results I moved on to solder and never looked back. If your results have been that good, I'm sure if I had tried them a few more times my results would have improved. I can't say I've installed thousands, or even close to a 100, but of all cars I've done with solder, 0% have come back do to anything wiring related (other than a loose hood pin)
    Quote Originally Posted by sbcaprice305 View Post
    There's 2 things I leave to the pro's, it's alarm's and tint.
    Eh. While my tint was done professionally because I **** at anything with compound curves. Tinting, or trying to tint probably isn't going to damage a vehicle. May damage a vehicles appearance but won't compromise it's integrity. Worst case is ugly car or lots of lost wasted money. Remote start/alarm...I definitely say leave it to the pros or at least someone with some level of experience (I certainly don't consider myself a pro). My first RS/alarm project turned into a 3 days project and I'm lucky I didn't damage my electrical system. I didn't touch one for about a year after that. Just conversed with other installers and picked their minds and by the time I tried a new one, I was well prepared.



    *Sundown Z15 *SAX-1200D *CDT HD-61A *SAX-100.4 *Pioneer DEH-80PRS *KnuKonceptz *XS Power D3400 *270A Mechman

    Sold to: blackbonnie, TheOneJordan, resko1, kr15, Zichardruniga, IBmikexxx, plugitin
    Bought from: Gruszka530, theMessenjah44, ltr450racer690, Dpc69ss, 97maxima(Here and ROE), Pillow(CACO), pro-rabbit, woofercooker, Twisted_0912

  7. #22
    mendon99's Avatar
    mendon99 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    WPB, FL
    Posts
    929
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    daboy,

    Im sure if you were properly taught, you wouldve found that they're fine...working in a busy shop, its unfortunate that speed is looked at equally as important as quality install (they're in biz to make money obviously), and it doesnt get faster than taps. poke and wrap with solder is def the best 0 risk option though, you're right.



    SOFL: PM me for Auto Alarm/Remote start installs

    refs: matmcss, nismos14, 6spdcoupe, kpr10is, Pyro by Nature, IONsql, 93 saturn sl2, sporty_drew, MadTheVillain, R-sosa, BiZkiT8u, Benilson09, bamavoo, XsabesX, ldyzlvudis06

  8. #23
    daboyfrumdabx's Avatar
    daboyfrumdabx is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Pleasant Mt., PA
    Age
    24
    Posts
    1,199
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by mendon99 View Post
    daboy,

    Im sure if you were properly taught, you wouldve found that they're fine...working in a busy shop, its unfortunate that speed is looked at equally as important as quality install (they're in biz to make money obviously), and it doesnt get faster than taps. poke and wrap with solder is def the best 0 risk option though, you're right.
    I think that is the key word.



    *Sundown Z15 *SAX-1200D *CDT HD-61A *SAX-100.4 *Pioneer DEH-80PRS *KnuKonceptz *XS Power D3400 *270A Mechman

    Sold to: blackbonnie, TheOneJordan, resko1, kr15, Zichardruniga, IBmikexxx, plugitin
    Bought from: Gruszka530, theMessenjah44, ltr450racer690, Dpc69ss, 97maxima(Here and ROE), Pillow(CACO), pro-rabbit, woofercooker, Twisted_0912

  9. #24
    GaryWA's Avatar
    GaryWA is offline Noobie

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    109
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    About to order the Viper 3303, glass break sensor, and backup siren/battery. What do you guys think?




  10. #25
    disturbed471985's Avatar
    disturbed471985 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Greenwood, La
    Age
    29
    Posts
    7,046
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    I want even attempt to install an alarm like many have said way to much that can and will go wrong..



    RIP Maynard "My heart"

    HU - Eclipse CD7000
    Front Stage - 5 Silver flute 6.5's - 6 Seas Prestige tweets Soon to be FS
    Front Stage amp - DB Drive A7 125.4 For Sale In amp section
    Subwoofer - 3 Skar VVX 10's & 2 TRF Blacks For Sale in Sub Section
    Subwoofer Amp - 2 - Skar SK-2500's & Sundown 5k & 2 Nendo bc2000's For Sale in Amp section
    Box - 4.25cf tuned to 30hz using a 6" internal aero 15" long.. Free
    Wiring - Knukonceptz everything, Big 3, Sprinter S12V370F & HC1800 Soon to be all FS

  11. #26
    GaryWA's Avatar
    GaryWA is offline Noobie

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    109
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    I can't afford an alarm and an install haha.




  12. #27
    disturbed471985's Avatar
    disturbed471985 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Greenwood, La
    Age
    29
    Posts
    7,046
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    ^^^ can u afford a repair bill if you mess something up??



    RIP Maynard "My heart"

    HU - Eclipse CD7000
    Front Stage - 5 Silver flute 6.5's - 6 Seas Prestige tweets Soon to be FS
    Front Stage amp - DB Drive A7 125.4 For Sale In amp section
    Subwoofer - 3 Skar VVX 10's & 2 TRF Blacks For Sale in Sub Section
    Subwoofer Amp - 2 - Skar SK-2500's & Sundown 5k & 2 Nendo bc2000's For Sale in Amp section
    Box - 4.25cf tuned to 30hz using a 6" internal aero 15" long.. Free
    Wiring - Knukonceptz everything, Big 3, Sprinter S12V370F & HC1800 Soon to be all FS

  13. #28
    Bettr n' Revrse's Avatar
    Bettr n' Revrse is offline I do what I want



    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
    Posts
    16,839
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    72 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?





    Western Rep.

    99 Honda CRV: (Always Changing) ___________ 79 F-150: Show Truck ________________
    -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100________________ -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100
    -Sub Stage: Sundown SD-2 8's sealed________ -Sub Stage: Looking
    -Mids/Highs: Deciding_____________________ -Mids/Highs: Scan Speak & Blaupunkt
    -Sub Amp: MMATS Hifi 6 channel____________ -Sub Amp: American Warrior Set (Zed Built)
    -Mid Amp: ^^^ 5/6 bridged at 1 ohm_________ -Mid Amp: ^^^

  14. #29
    GaryWA's Avatar
    GaryWA is offline Noobie

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    109
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    Guess I know what I'm doing with my next paycheck I guess..




  15. #30
    Louisiana_CRX's Avatar
    Louisiana_CRX is offline dem shoes......



    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Piney Hills of Louisiana
    Posts
    34,152
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)

    Re: How hard is it to install a car alarm?

    Hooking up a car alarm is just about as simple as installing a car stereo...you can get a wiring diagram on this site below....




    Remote Car Starter & Keyless Entry Systems




    Current 2010 Louisiana USACi State Records :

    Trunk 0-1000.................. 151.3
    StreetBeat 2................... 145.6
    Stock 1801-up.................153.8
    SuperStock 1801-up..........154.2
    Top three in 11 out of 26 power classes and Louisiana USACi Points Leader at 465

Closed Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. how hard is it to install an alarm?
    By zthumper in forum Car Video, Security and Electronics
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-04-2006, 10:43 PM
  2. How hard is it to install a viper 791XV
    By trigger2008 in forum Car Video, Security and Electronics
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-03-2006, 11:32 PM
  3. How hard is it to install HU?
    By digital mint in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-26-2006, 03:41 PM
  4. How Hard Is It To Install 5.25 Components?
    By shanerz21 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-31-2005, 02:51 PM
  5. How hard is it to install a white face guage kit?
    By Kaos in forum Car Interior/Exterior Enhancements
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-16-2005, 09:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts

1e2 Forum