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Old 01-11-2009, 01:21 AM   #11
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On second thought. Some people should be very afraid. BTW, 157 thanks for the electrical connections link. Wish I had had that before.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:22 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Tim From Cleveland View Post
Who did your install and did you have to buy anything extra? Someone I was talking to mentioned I needed some kind of bypass switch to get around the security system.
I have an appointment to get an alarm and remote starter installed on my stang in two weeks. This guy I talked to told me the same thing. He would need to get a bypass module from Ford and it will cost ~$85. I don't even have the active security system either. It's because the keys have a chip in them that the ignition must recognize before it will let the car start.

Definitely avoid Best Buy or any other place like that. Take it to a professional shop that specifically installs alarm systems. Call some dealerships and ask who they send cars to for aftermarket installs. The guy that is installing my alarm is supposedly the best in my area. I had to book an appointment 3 weeks in advance because he is always busy. A few of the local car dealerships even send cars to him for installs. He did an install from my moms car and all of the wiring is completely hidden. It looks 100% factory. Definitely ask around your area and try and find the best place. Wiring on a modern car is not something to mess around with. The last thing you want is a hack job.

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Old 01-11-2009, 03:04 PM   #13
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I am getting a remote start installed in about 3 weeks. I wouldn't trust anything but the Ford one installed by my dealer. Yes I have one of the good dealers.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:26 PM   #14
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dont go 2 a store like best buy or circuit city they are terrible...there is a shop at the end of my street that does car audio and i see some of there work come in 2 get fixed and it cracks me up...go 2 a car audio and alarm specialist...
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:41 PM   #15
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stay away from prestige stick to viper..I made the mistake of getting a crappy prestige 2 way autostart, half the time it doesn't even work.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:06 PM   #16
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I've got the Viper 5701 alarm... its definately a nice system and the remote looks like a factory keyless entry remote. Only pitfall is that I had to change out the battery in the remote after 4 months
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:33 PM   #17
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This link shows which bypass modules will work. IB-F3 is the best for this application. They are not a Ford part. Omega Research (Excalibur alarms, K-9 Security, etc) makes them for Viper and everyone else because they hold the patents. Do NOT do the install yourself unless you've done this professionally.

If you still need system recommendations, let us know.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:11 PM   #18
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I have an autopage alarm. No problems whatsoever.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:03 PM   #19
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From everything that I have read and been told, it would be a better idea to go to the Ford dealership for your remote start. Ford will even cover it in the manufacturers warranty in most cases.
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i went with compstar alram and remote start it works great its the only one made for a 5spd
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