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alright im planning on buying one but getting it installed is way to expensive.. so has anyone ever done it? how hard is it? or better just get it installed?
 

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get it installed

unless you have been trained and certified on how to install an alarm system, dont even bother

trust me on this, on a scale of 1 to ten, for the average do it yourselfer, id say about a 10
 

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Yeah i would get it installed. I have a remote starter on my car and it was installed for free at best buy because i bought it there and has a lifetime warranty. Your best bet is to buy it at a place that will install it for free if you buy from them or just pay to have it installed. It will be well worth it.
 

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yup i went to best buy and they have one for 249 installed, but for key less entry and remote trunk is another 80 to install :(.. its kina expensive with tax and stuff
 

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Yeah i would get it installed. I have a remote starter on my car and it was installed for free at best buy because i bought it there and has a lifetime warranty. Your best bet is to buy it at a place that will install it for free if you buy from them or just pay to have it installed. It will be well worth it.
ill add to that too, since i work at best buy

the basic labor is free, but there will still be extra parts and extra labor to purchase if you also get the remote start

you will need a bypass module, most likely the xk04, and you will need to pay for the bypass install on the remote start portion

if you do buy from best buy, the best alarm will be a two way paging system, which comes with the remote start feature

so as long as your car is an automatic, youre good for that too
 

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i pretty much meant after the alarm would be installed only hocking up the doors and remote trunk? would this be hard?
 

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ill add to that too, since i work at best buy

the basic labor is free, but there will still be extra parts and extra labor to purchase if you also get the remote start

you will need a bypass module, most likely the xk04, and you will need to pay for the bypass install on the remote start portion

if you do buy from best buy, the best alarm will be a two way paging system, which comes with the remote start feature

so as long as your car is an automatic, youre good for that too
i have a manual.. thats another problem.. so im just thinking going with only an alarm.. coz i almost never leave the on neutral.. just in case.. so it would be pointless..
 

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i have a manual.. thats another problem.. so im just thinking going with only an alarm.. coz i almost never leave the on neutral.. just in case.. so it would be pointless..
yea, that sucks

BUT let me recommend still getting a two way system

someone breaks into your car with just a basic alarm, and what good does that do unless your close to the car

on my focus i had the 5900, with the mile range, and if i was inside a movie theater, it would page me if the alarm went off

after having a two way, ill never do anything else..
 

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i pretty much meant after the alarm would be installed only hocking up the doors and remote trunk? would this be hard?
yes becuase if you go in after its installed, and everything is all taped up, soldered in and hidden, it screws with the install

AND, if you do ANYTHING to modify an install best buy did, your warranty on the install will be VOID

seen this all the time. people come in, saying something isnt working, and we look, and sure enough, theyve hacked the origional install to pieces
 
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