I wouldn't do it myself. Let someone who has done tons of them do it. My
03 ram has a Viper starter in it, the third vehicle done at the same
local place by the same guy. He never even opened the installation
stuff, he just did it. This time of year, they really do a ton of them.
if you haven't dealt with the place before, check them out at the BBB
website. If they have been around for a while, they will probably be ok
anyway, as word gets out quick.
As an installer, I would NEVER recommend that you do this yourself. You are
looking at about a 3 hour job and they are not easy. You will have to cut
the starter wire for it to split the relay (as an example of part of the
The first thing I have to ask is what type of tranny do you have? In most
places there are legal aspects you MUST consider before you install a remote
start on a manual tranny. It is against the law in some states to do this.
As for brands, I would not recommend anything from DEI. We have used them
in the past and had less then a 50/50 satisfaction rate.
Doesn't DEI make most of them? I know Clifford, Viper, and a couple more
are made by DEI. Never really had much of a problem with any of the
three, except this one needed the "brains" replaced when the blower quit
when in remote start. Took a half hour and was free under warranty.
Yeah, DEI does make a lot of the alarm/remote start set ups out there. We
use TRC and Warlock. Both of there high end set ups include the basic
alarm, door lock, ignition kill and remote start, plus an FM based pager
with about a 1/2 mile range.
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