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Old 07-04-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
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i got a semi quote today on a recent alarm/starter combon i just purchased and need installed, guy told me around at least 250$. yikes, does anyone know if best buy or circuitcity install alarms at a decent price?
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Doesn't it have instructions? It ought to be just a wee bit harder than that switch ya did. Definatly not worthy of install fees.
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I don't think alarms systems come with instructions..... the reason being then people would have easy access to know how-to disable them.
I thought they had to be installed professionally.
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Oh, I didn't mean like step 1, step 2 type instructions, I meant a wiring diagram. There'* got to be one available to you.
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Eh, yea they are supposed to send me the diagram for my car (still on a UPS truck). But as for installing it myself, I rather not. With no experience at all, then all the horror stories I have heard from people installing it themselves, I would just be better off forking over the cash and getting it done right the first time. Here is what I ordered, it is the 2WSS-AS model. http://www.compustar.org/products/2WSS_features.html I checked the phone book last night, and going to hit up some shops this week for more quotes.
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I would think that $150 to $200 would be about right for a combo install. The problem is that a lot of installation companies will not install product that they don't sell. This may be why your first quote was $250.

You might want to try Best Buy or Circuit City. I would frist ask them how mugh they charge to install one of their combo units and then ask them if yuo can get the same pricing for the one that you have.

Self installs are not all that difficult. You obviously have some electrical knoledge. My first one took nearly 6 hours to complete but I didn't have the support of a forum such as this
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Im sure I could install it with time and tons of patience, but I am gonna look around more for quotes. I got another project Im working on right now that is taking up some time.
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dont go for best buy....they have installed headunits that did not work in my friends explorer (even though it worked after i installed it in my friend'* porsche)....best buy did not wire it right...and when they dynamated my friends explorer they bent and lost 5 out of 8 clips that held the door in place. Be careful where you go to get things installed. i will never trust best buy to ever touch my car.
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[quote="Plurr"]dont go for best buy....they have installed headunits that did not work in my friends explorer (even though it worked after i installed it in my friend'* porsche)....best buy did not wire it right...and when they dynamated my friends explorer they bent and lost 5 out of 8 clips that held the door in place. Be careful where you go to get things installed. i will never trust best buy to ever touch my car.[/quote

I used to work there, and they did an install into our old Nova of a pioneer deck, and 4 speakers. Managed to install the speakers on these metal posts, and they weren't baffled at all. There was also a hole in one of the speakers, that REALLY showed up once i put a sub in the back.
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