Alarm install question

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  1. jpond210

    jpond210 New Member

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    This is my first post here. I have a 99 anniversary edition. For the past month this car has received a lot of love. Me and the wife have cleaned the interior, had to remove the whole back seat to fit the sub box in the trunk (wife hates the lack of space, I'm going to glass to get good trunk room), removed tint, tinted the windows 25% front, 2.5% rear, 2.5% back glass, fiberglass bezel for the double din. installed a new alarm.

    When I bought it there was a viper installed. All the diagrams and info show 2 relays for door locks on the alarm installed. When I ripped out the viper, there was just one relay for the door locks. Like a jackass, I didn't take note on how it was wired. Do I need 2 relays?
     
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    Not if the system is wired up under one relay. You just use that single relay and wire it up through that. [MENTION=11896]ttocs[/MENTION] would be better to answer this question than me tho. I've only installed one viper alarm. He's done many lol
     
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    In order to lock and unlock you will need two relays. Security is really something I recommend taking to a pro though....
     
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    I got the alarm for the door unlock function. I live on a military base and my car stays parked in my garage. I had a pro installer tell me it was a really good install. I jus t didn't ask him about the door locks. I work on electronics for a living and my wife is a biomedical repair specialist in the military (repairing xrays and what not). So I feel confident working on it. I guess I will go with the normal 2 relay setup. Thanks for help.

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    Just an FYI the door locks on our cars are the most difficult part of any security install. It uses a 5-wire reversing polarity system which is nice for ford as there are no relays needed but makes it much harder for us in the aftermarket. You will need to find the correct wires, then diagnose the master/slave switch and wire the relays in correctly or you will blow the circuit. Its easy for a pro to mix up and wire backwards and blow it but for someone that doesn't know you have a 50/50 chance.

    If you know a pro installer do yourself a favor and have him do it as 5-wires are one of the harder aspects of security installs and security is one of the tougher aspects of autosound/security. I am not dissing your wife as a repair specialist, or what you do but the WORST sound/security installs I have ever had to correct were done by electricians and mechanics, or people who had a buddy that was one and knew the car stuff was stupid simple..... True story...
     
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    I might have him look at it. I believe he's going to do a push start install for me. He wants to come over and see me glass the trunk, so I'm sure I can get him to do it. The relays seem pretty strait forward though. The wires are the green and purple in the kick panel.

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    A pro installer that wants to watch an DIY fiberglass job - something sounds weird about that to me...

    What wires are green/purple you lock/unlock wires should be the standard for pink/yellow pink/green? There are more then one though you have to find the right one, and then the right side of those wires. In a standard GM lock/unlock you just throw 12v on the wire and it locks/unlocks. On ours you have to use the relay to put 12v on the right SIDE of those wires or you will turn your power locks into a power smoke option.
     
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    The guy use to run a shop. He's in the military now.

    I pulled the old alarm out. The connectors are still on the wires for the doors. The doors worked just fine before. So I'm 100% sure they are the correct wires.

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    all you need to do now is test which is the master switch and which is the slave switch and be sure to wire the relay correctly.