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Old 05-31-2004, 08:40 AM   #1
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I am really looking to put in a multi-feature alarm/keyless entry system in my '89 SSE. The sites I have used are either lacking the information I need, or I believe their prices are too high. Basically I need this:

Incredible Alarm System that will scare away theives
Remote Start
3-5 other functions to control things like remote trunk release, roll down windows, etc..

I want this:

Incredible Alarm System that will scare away birds that have migrated to florida when i'm in michigan
Remote start
10 other functions to control things I don't have yet, and things I can never afford
2 way paging system with an LCD display of my car and whats going on with her just in case a very dumb person chooses to mess with my baby.

I really don't want to spend too much money maybe $200USD at the most, I would pay up to $50 more if it meant the same features just with the 2 way paging remote.

Also I just purchased a service manual for my '89 and the wiring in this car is daunting, is this install going to be impossible for me and a couple of buddies to tackle? Because I would rather not have an alarm than have somebody else do something for me [ because everytime i would use it, i would know somebody else installed it, probably because it would work properly ]


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Don't know what you'll get for 200 bucks, but check this thread for a nice 2way alarm/remote start

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=15997
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oops, I guess I should read what I type, I meant $300. I think the most important thing is the install because it really needs to be capable, because I can't afford nor want to have a professional installer do something for me. That autopage remote looks sweet, with that 911 pictured, thats cool. cooler would be a bonneville. lol


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oops, I guess I should read what I type, I meant $300. I think the most important thing is the install because it really needs to be capable, because I can't afford nor want to have a professional installer do something for me.
You can do the installation yourself if you're patient, good with small parts, and understand the basics of reading a wiring diagram and finding a given circuit on your car. Note that this work is nothing like heavy mechanical projects such as swapping engines or transmissions; it doesn't matter how good you are with those. With electrical stuff, the go juice is completely invisible (at least until it starts melting your insulation ) so you need to know what you're doing, and how to logically troubleshoot it if it'* going wrong. You also need to be semi-skilled with soldering; you shouldn't plan on doing your wiring work by simply twisting things together or using 3M QuickSplice connectors everywhere.

The two main things I stress whenever somebody asks about this are

1) Be patient and don't be intimidated by the installation manual; understand that they write it to cover every car out there, so they can only guide you so far on each step of the process before you have to figure out how to do that step on _your_ car. We can help you at this point because we have experience with these installations on actual Bonnevilles.

2) Don't set yourself up with an immovable deadline for when you must have the car running again. It will take you roughly twice as long as you think it will. Having a second car for use as a parts chaser or general backup is recommended.

Good luck and keep us informed.
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awesome, because I build computers and work tons with electrical circuits. and I consider myself a great electrical solderer. And I recieved my service manual yesterday, so I'll know where all the stuff is in the car.


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