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Unread 12-18-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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I want to save money on a remote starter for a 2006 Liberty.

I'd like to buy a remote starter for my girlfriend for Christmas. She has a 2006 Jeep Liberty. If anyone needs more info about it I can get it tomorrow while she's parked in the driveway.

I'm a DIY kind of guy who would like to see what it might take to install one of these things myself as well as where the best deal on a install kit might be. Thanks in advanced!

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Unread 12-19-2008, 08:08 AM   #2
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Unread 12-19-2008, 08:21 AM   #3
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Just my $.02, but I'd let the factory do it.

reason being:

I had "alarm tech's" at visions do an alarm on my 1993 Subaru Legacy - and they royally f'd it up.

1st problem: worked find for about a month, then I noticed, on a random alarm test, that the alarm goes off, but I could turn up the radio LOUDER than the alarm went off. Easy fix, but the dumb@$$ didn't even tighten down the "siren ground" wire, just looped it around a bolt.

2nd problem: it's now winter, and EVERY morning going to start the car - my battery's dead. I figure out what the problem is - my brake lights were coming on as it got cold - so after about 2 months of pulling the brake light fuse every night, i finally found the problem. He afixed the alarm control module on some metal box under the dash (by my feet) with DOUBLE SIDED TAPE!!! The tape froze over night, and "lifted" pushing the alarm module against the brake light sensor, which turned them on. again, fixed with zip-ties.

3rd problem: car won't start at all. I have power this time, but nothing, not even a "click" from the starter. It WOULD however start if it was jumpered to another car. took it into the dealer because I have NO CLUE when it comes to wiring a car.... they manage to find that the alarm guy spliced in the alarm after the ignition - but didn't solder anything together, so the wire had come out of the contol module. $500 for them to fix that one.

And THAT diablo, is why i say let a dealer install - if something goes wrong, they'll be able to fix it (assuming you throw a fit in their office). not to say you're as dumb as whoever installed MY alarm - heck, you got into a forum, I don't think it would be POSSIBLE for you to be dumber than him - but imho too many things can go wrong.

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Unread 12-19-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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^^^Brendon..........I agree with you when it comes to alarms and remote starts and installation. I do all my own maintenance as I don't like others messing with my Jeep. But when it comes to wireing/alarms/remote starts, so much can go wrong. Personally I would get the Mopar OEM one and take it to the dealer and have them install it. Remote starts are a common dealer installed option. They do it all the time and the OEM one is made for your specific vehicle application, and it will also be warranteed that way. Unless you really know what you are doing, then do it yourself.
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