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post #1 of 11 Old 12-09-2009, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Installing an alarm in a CJ5

I don't really know how this would work, seeing as the doors come off often, as with the top. I have an autopage alarm that was given to me, and I was going to pay someone to do it, I just have no idea how it would be set up.

Anyone have an alarm and want to share?

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-09-2009, 07:47 PM
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The shock sensor would be the only thing active (maybe the ignition disable) when the doors are off. You would have to pull the fuse for the dome light if you have one (or unplug the door switches)

I had one in my YJ for awhile, but with the doors off I got more false triggers from the shock sensor. I wouldn't do it again, I would just do a battery cutoff switch and maybe a hood lock if your worried about theft. Honestly even those are easily bypassed, but it is something anyway.

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Its not really theft of the vehicle Im worried about, its theft of the sound system I want to put in, but honesty, I think I am just going to put personal alarms around the speaker cones so they start going off when you pull one, cause those things are LOUD~
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-10-2009, 06:15 AM
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-10-2009, 09:47 AM
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Easiest thing to do is hide as much of your stuff as possible and make everything difficult to remove. I don't even lock the doors on my Jeep. I use a Masterac (predecessor to Tuffy) center console bolted through the floor for the head unit and signal processors (it has locks on the lid plus an additional bar that you can slide in and secure with a padlock). Amps are under the back seat and bolted down with security torx, speakers are screwed in with torx, and the sub box is bolted in as well. If a thief wants something, they're either going to have have to spend a bunch of time at it with the right tools, or destory it trying to remove it. The last vehicle break in that I had, they smashed the window on my ZJ and ripped out the head unit, then walked up to the CJ-7, opened the door, saw that big hunk of metal between the seats, and left.

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post #6 of 11 Old 12-10-2009, 12:43 PM
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There are those proximity 'radar' sensors you could use, they were designed for convertibles. I had thought about it for mine, but where I wanted to mount the sensor it was not a good place - under the dash out of sight. Read up on them, and decide for yourself.

I have a POS 10 year old head unit that works but would be no loss, 2 Sony Xplode 6x9 in cheap Walmart speaker boxes, and a length of 4-way trailer harness wire for speaker wire. The head unit won't damage anything if they try to rip it out, and the speakers are no big loss. I would hate to have to spend more money to replace the stuff, but the whole thing isn't worth that much. Don't make your stuff look desirable and it won't attract attention. I won't get that much quality sound from it, but you won't hear it too well buzzin down the highway anyways, and if you trail ride the Jeep, why spend $$$ on something water/mud can destroy easily?

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LoJack

Get LoJack installed and you will get the Jeep back before anyone can take a wrench to it. I just had the early waining installed and if the Jeep moves without the key fob I will get a call on my cell, home and work phone as well as text and email alerts.
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Get LoJack installed and you will get the Jeep back before anyone can take a wrench to it. I just had the early waining installed and if the Jeep moves without the key fob I will get a call on my cell, home and work phone as well as text and email alerts.
LoJack is cool but not available in my area.

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post #9 of 11 Old 04-27-2011, 05:20 AM
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I plan on leaving my 32 year old stock stereo in place and putting a newer functioning one in the center console. My hope is they see the knobs and realize it is older than they are and move on to the next vehicle. As for your speakers you could probably come up with something creative as well.
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