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How hard to install Security System?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeremy_283, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Dec 26, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    jeremy_283

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    How difficult is it to install a security system such as the Viper 5002?
     
  2. Dec 26, 2008 at 9:30 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm not familiar with what the 5002 includes, so I'm really just referring to alarms in general. I would be very hesitant to install an alarm unless I had someone with a few installs done helping me out.

    I have a feeling that you could get it installed, but you should search around for tutorials on alarm installations before you make any decisions. Here is a good tutorial that I like http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3917413
     
  3. Dec 26, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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    Delmarva

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    x2... I wouldn't tackle this myself unless I had been trained to -- I'd be too scared to screw something up.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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    jwscoot

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    Get the info and wiring schematics, search online, I just gathered all the info to do the install on my 98 including adding power locks and related relays tonight. It shouldn't be too hard if you have some automotive/electrical knowledge.

    it's gonna be -31c tomorrow... so I'll wait til it warms up or I find a heated garage,

    05-09 wiring:
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  5. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    jaws revenge

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    the 5002 is a two way. i'd agree that if you have electronics knowledge, its doable. but personally i'd have it installed by an experienced professional. a lot of the installers at places like best buy aren't that great. like when they quote 4 hours and they aren't busy, they don't have that much experience in alarm installs (maybe they are experienced in stereo installs). it should only take 1-2 hours for an experienced installer.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    wawireguy

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    I'd just spend the money on better insurance : ) It's a PIA to install a security system and I wouldn't let any installer monkey touch my vehicles.
     
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