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Remote starter help/advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WillzTaco, May 10, 2012.

  1. May 10, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    WillzTaco

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    Hey guys I just bought a Viper 5704 remote starter and alarm system. Anyone have this or have opinions about it? Also, I was going to try and tackle the install myself, but Ive never done a remote start before. I can read wiring diagrams and I'm a computer engineer so i was thinking i could handle it. I looked at all the wire and got discouraged though and called best buy and they want to charge like $300 to install :eek: Im on the fence about the DIY or paying to install. What does everyone think? What should i do? I'd probably make a write up on it considering i didn't find one and i think it'd be very helpful on saving some coin. Thanks for any help/advice
     
  2. May 10, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    jonatay

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  3. May 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    Rellik01

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    It will be the best $300.00 you ever spent. Say you get hung up in the middle of the install, you may be down for several days.
     
  4. May 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    let a pro do it
     
  5. May 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    Cowboyz

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    I just had that installed about a month ago and it took the professional over 4 hours to install. Its not something you would want to put yourself through. Shop around on install costs. Best Buy is quite expensive
     
  6. May 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    mynewtoy

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    i did a remote start install on my truck myself.it took me 4 afternoons . my advice is take it to a pro. it will the best money you ever spent.
     
  7. May 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    J4RR

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    Had mine done at best buy, spend the money! Remote start is awesome.
     
  8. May 10, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    sun

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    Hit me up if u decide to do it ur self I install them all the time professionally lol yea it took me about 4 hrs too on my taco but ima about ready to ripp it out and do something different idk yet lol. I got the 5901 which is the 5704 the difference is the 5704 has a sperate shock sensor which is awesome another thing is does ur taco have the chip in the key? If u don't know look at ur key and see if there is a G or dot at the base on the metal of the key if there is u got a chip and u will need a bypass which is another issue in itself
     
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