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Unread 12-14-2014, 01:19 AM   #1
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Best place to tap into wire to make hazard lights flash?

Installing an alarm system and am looking for the best place to tap into a wire to make the hazards flash? and what color that wire is.

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Unread 12-14-2014, 05:01 PM   #2
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Why not use the interface for the alarm you are installing. You may find the wire - but flashers AND park lights are CanBUS controlled - I tapped in wrong on a CanBUS Ford Motorhome and it was very expensive - cooked the headlight switch, dash light switch, and required a reflash...
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Unread 12-14-2014, 07:36 PM   #3
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What do you mean by, use the interface?
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Unread 12-15-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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Alarm makers also make a CanBUS interface unit that plugs in line to the computer wiring harness - and you wire the alarm to it rather than to the individual wires - interfacing the alarm with the CanBUS has the effect of the alarm telling the CanBUS to light the light - rather than supplying the 12v output from the alarm into the single wire... the interface for the JK is around 65.00 - as quoted in my bid to have a complete (remote start, 2 stage proximity, g-force and hood/door tamper) package installed.

Google "CanBUS interface for ______ alarm" (which alarm are you using?).
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Unread 12-15-2014, 05:00 PM   #5
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Unread 12-15-2014, 05:05 PM   #6
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One issue is that I don't have the oem door locks.
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One issue is that I don't have the oem door locks.
I THINK you then just pair the lock trigger wires to the non oem harness rather than run through the interface with em... I would have to test it out (alarm unit voltage out when lock unlock, and voltage required for cycle). Some locks are three wire (G, L and U), some (mostly European) are two - G and cycle (two wire are distinctive - operating one lock operates em all).

I wont be doing my alarm til March... I was looking at the viper - my local alarm and trim guy quoted me a generic brand with all the same features, installed for about 100 more than what I would pay for just the viper and have to do the install myself. It's like my hearing aids - I wear Audibels but the same company makes Starkey which is 60% the cost of the Audibels (BUT I got the Audibels for the price of the starkeys - frequent flyer!) - the alarm he is using comes off the same line as the viper - just not branded and advertised... and he's going to co-ordinate with my work (am decking the back seat in and adding inverter, heat exchanger, water tank and refer along with locking side boxes made for the fenders and a removable headache wall) so it will go in phases.
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