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    Post any tips on installing a remote starter?

    I am about to install a remote starter in the wife's Grand Cherokee Laredo, and was wondering if anyone has some tips they would share with me that might help me avoid any trouble. Thanks!
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    Me too! I've had one sitting in the garage for 18 months waiting to install. It will cost between 200-250 to install professionally. It is very complicated especially if you wire into the keyless entry so you only have one fob(remote). I know if I do it I'll blow lots o'fuses and probably mess up some stuff that will cost more money to fix. Decision: buy new tires and lift kit and wait until until later when I can afford the professional instal.
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    Tip: Make sure you know what you are doing. My friend had the Viper remoter start which he installed himself. It never worked. I got mine installed professionally and it worked perfectly every time.

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    Yep be careful with the wiring. I had it installed on my '96 Trans Am. It worked great but it kept setting off the "Service Engine Soon" light. Ended up ripping the remote starter out and getting my money back.

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    Excuse my ignorance, but why would you want a remote starter. Also, can you turn off the engine with it.

    Needing enlightment,
    Eric

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    Not sure this is what you wanted to here but I'd agree with the others. Have a professional do it unless you're absolutely sure you know everything required to install it. It's not worth the money you'd save if you screw something up.

    EricS - They obviously allow you to start the Jeep from some distance away. Why is this good? It's pretty cool on a frigid winter morning when you can push a button and the Jeep starts and warms up while you drink your coffee. Also nice if you can park close to your office and start it 5 minutes before you leave. Both in the winter AND on a hot summer day. Get it now?

    Forgot to mention... I grew up in Newtown, CT. Lived in Monroe for a couple of years too.

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    I have one in my ZJ. I'm sure I will really love it this winter considering it's not stored in a garage! Look below for wiring diagrams, locations and install notes. It will take about 8 hours if you take your time to remove the dash and everything else. I had to drop the steering wheel to access everthing (just 4 nuts).
    If you install on a 96-up, the door locks are diferent and need a special box in order for the aftermarket to work properly.

    Good luck

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    http://www.bulldogsecurity.com/wires/gndchero93-95.htm
    http://www.bulldogsecurity.com/wires/gndchero96.htm
    http://www.bulldogsecurity.com/wires/gndchero97-98.htm



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    Cool

    Thanks to all of you for you comments and assistance!!!
    Jonathan has supplied me with enough info to feel confident enough to start the job tonight! It is great to find a bunch of mature and informative people so willing to help a stranger!
    KevinJ: Monroe AND Newtown are growing up FAST!!! The changes I've seen here in the last 10 years are amazing... Thanks again to all!

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