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Installing Remote start on 2005 Silverado


liketohunt

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I am a great advocate of doing all work myself, but the remote start on my Corvette was $155 for the kit, or $206 installed, so I paid to have it installed. I picked up the $52 version for my little English Escort, and I'll never try to wire another one again, there are some many crazy things that you won't think of, and I think the only way to get good at installing remote start is to install three a day in every type of vehicle, so I leave this installation to the professionals.

 

I have a Viper system on my Corvette, I absolutely love it, I had a Cobra system on my Escort, I absolutely hated it.

 

Good luck.

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I had a 2000 silverado and I installed a Bulldog starter myself. It was very hard to do because you had to splice wires in the steering column. I am looking at putting one in my 2004 silverado but I don't want to have warranty problems, so I'm waiting for it to run out. When I put it in I will be putting the bulldog one in again. I had no trouble with it at all. They now have what they call a T-Harness that plugs into the factory harness and saves about 1/2 the install time. They say you still have to splice wires in the steering column.

Just my 2 cents.

Dave

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For the do-it-yourselfer, its not too big of a job. If you can handle installing a radio , amplifier, foglights, etc., then a remote start will be something you can handle. It will most probably take you ALL day to do it, but if you're mechanically inclined you can do it. But on the other hand, if you hate working on your own truck, know absolutely nothing about wiring, circuits, relays, etc, then this is something you should pay to have done. You will probably do more damage than good if you have no clue whats inside the dash. But if you do decide to accomplish a remote start on your own, I strongly advise you test ALL wires before splicing into them. Use either a multimeter or an LED test light. A multimeter is a better choice because in cant damage the computer or trigger the airbags if you end up probing the wrong wire.

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It's not nearly as easy as it used to be. I just did one (Viper 560XV) on our '06 Yukon, and it took me every bit of eight hours to install (this is my 6th remote start install, and several hundred alarms). I'm not trying to scare anyone away, but there are several things 90% of the mechanically inclined people would not know about todays vehicles. There are a lot of circuits that have to be diode isolated from the BCM and from each other, the door locks use a specific interface module, the PK3 uses a specific immobilizer bypass module for each specific vehicle, you have to make sure you hook up the arm and disarm for the factory alarm, otherwise your RAP will not shut off. I think on my next one I'll pay someone else and save my back, and knees! :crazy:

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Autopat, you're absolutely right. Unless you are very familiar with electrical circuits, doides, and relays, then it will be too confusing for you. I installed an autopage remote start on my 2001 suburban and it took me all day, well over 8 hours. But then again, I did take my time being picky about a few things like wire tying d**n near every wire, mounting the siren behind the headlight, running a seperate fused power wire straight to the battery for the remote start relays, covering all underhood wire in black wire loom, etc. And I must say, the most P.I.T.A. part was diode isolating all the door trigger wires at the BCM. Then bypassing the retained accessory power so the radio wouldnt stay on after shutting down the remote start. I was gonna hook up window modules to roll the windows up and down, but the install took me so long I decided to skip that part(at least for now). I'll open up the dash and do that another day. But even though it took me all day, I'd still rather spend a whole day doing it myself and not only saving at least 150-200 bucks, but I know everything is securely connectedbecause i did it myself and double checked everything myself. Like they say, "You want somethin done right, ya gotta do it yourself."

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