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Anyone install remote start?

Has anyone done this themselves? Doesn't seem like it would be that hard but i'm curious to see if anyone has done it. I would think its just a few wires but maybe i'm wrong.

Any comments would be appreciated.

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It's really not that hard, power to the starter, ground and a relay. My insurance company made install a "kill" switch to keep covarage and all i did was wire it into the brake .pedal so if someone without the keys in the ignition gets in with the remote start runing when they hit the brakes it shuts off
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remote start bypass anti-theft???

Is the remote start capable of bypassing the anti-theft (crystal in key) that is included in my 99 ranger? how did you approach this issue... also, I have a manual... I plan on bypassing the clutch switch... and I never leave my truck in gear, just E-brake.

Let me know about the anti-theft...
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i got it..

i let a shop do it..i read the install crap..and said no way..thats the only thing that i have let a shop done on my truck..everythin else ive done
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i got it..

i let a shop do it..i read the install crap..and said no way..thats the only thing that i have let a shop done on my truck..everythin else ive done

how much it run you?

I might get one installed before I move to Maine. Not sure if its gonna be cheaper in Ohio
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Well mine didn't have the anti theft and it's an auto,so it was pretty easy. One power to the starter with a relay, the ground then it wired into the running lights with a relay and i wired the brake lights into the ignition switch to kill the circuit if the key is not in the on position. The system i have is from Viper alrm and was an add on to the alarm and i wired it so, if you would tackle installing an alarm then this is the same thing. As far as working around the manual trans and anti-theft systems i have no clue.
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Let a shop do it, rangers are cake if youve done remote starts before but ive seen peopel fry ignitions, parking light circuits, ground out fuel injectors theres ALOT that can go wrong
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I know bust buy installs them. Price IDK; give your local Best Buy a call. Your SOL if you break your truck, if they break it their SOL.
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no if they break we have insurance and it will get fixed
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Let a shop do it... i had mine installed for 260... lifetime warrantee... im going asap to get a 2way pager alarm with remote start installed.. if i knew how to remove all of the wiring and brain to it... i would sell it to scott...

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PS dont go to best buy, i had my car alarm installed there and they were crappy... wires hangin, alarm didnt work right...

I went to a local place called "columbus car audio" go to an audio store to have it done.. thats all they do
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ive seen alot of "custom shops" do shady work....Also best of luck gettin a warranty if that shop goes under like alot of them do
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Columbus car audio has been in business for a long time... a lifetime warrantee is pretty good compared to a ****ty do it yourself where something could go wrong...
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A bunch of car audio shop around here install them for $100-$150 which includes the remote starter.

But it's not that hard to do it yourself if you have a little electrical knowledge. it can be intimidating when you pop the panel off and see hundreds of wires.
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