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anyone install their own alarm in a 4kq?
For reasons of economy, I'm thinking of tackling my own install
in both 84/5 4ksqs, or at least in the 84 since I don't want them
mucking with all my mods and spliced wires :)
I'm leaning towards either the Excalibur alarms (since I've used them
in my GLI) or the Prestige series look good. I can get a nice
Prestife for under $100, especially if I get 2, with the usual
barrage of features. My only requirements are door lock outputs,
starter kill, shock sensor, led, anti-scan/code hopping, good
warranty (pref. lifetime). If you have any recommendations let
More along the install lines, has anyone ever done one in a 4kq?
It should be simple. I helped do the one in my Jetta and
from what I recall you need to wire:
- tap into door pin switches under dash
- tap constant and keyed power
- wire door lock output to doors - I will need to install
an actuator in the driver's door, which when triggered by the
alarm will run the vacuum locks.
- maybe reroute starter lead through the brain for starter
kill (some alarms use a separate module I think)
- siren output and/or horn output
- parking light outputs (with diode to prevent shorting the
brain by busting a taillight and shorting it)
- wire to dome light for courtesy light (if avail)
Anything else? Feel free to do a private reply if this is not
of general list interest. I just don't feel like dropping $600
on a pair of alarms right now.
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