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I have an alarm I need installed in my 2006 Dodge 2500 Diesel. I took it over to circuit city and the guy told me he won't touch the truck because of Chrysler's "muts" system that makes the remote start and starter kill more difficult to install (needs relays and diodes). I purchased all of the components necesary to defeat the Sentry key system and make the install easier. Audio express wanted $500 for the install. I took it to circuit city because they quoted me $180 for the install. Can anyone recommend a good installer who isn't going to anally assault me on the install price?

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Mitch
 

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Chronic car audio, what a joke. I'm either too old or too white to shop there. I went to their store in Tempe a month ago when I was shopping for a DVD/navi deck and alarm system. They carry mostly no name or lesser known name product, and the high end product they had was all last year's models for full retail. The Eminem wannabe behind the counter kept saying "I feel you, bro" every 20 seconds during our conversation. He was gone as soon as another customer walked in the door. After being completely ignored by all three sales clerks for 10 minutes when there was only one other customer in the store I decided to leave. Eminem ran up and got in the way of me closing my door after I started my truck. He asked if I would come back in and buy the alarm from him, I replied that he had lost my business because of his poor customer service skills and suggested he move so I could close my door. I doubt what I said about his skills actually soaked in, it probably couldn't make it past the stench of Axe body spray.

I wish there was somewhere like "The Specialists" in Tucson, that chain has decent customer service and good installs.
 

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You could try posting on CL... the trick there is to make sure you get a guy that is worth a crap. I would post, say I want install certification and or references prior to the install. Say you are willing to pay a decent amount for a decent install and then give the same specs (problems) you gave on this thread. Say you want someone with experience and succeful installs on these systems. There are some good installers out there looking for side gigs, you just gotta look for em. You could probly get it done for half that. I would do it for you but I havent ever done the bypass crap on any Chryslers and I would hate to F that up!
 

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Chronic car audio, what a joke. I'm either too old or too white to shop there. I went to their store in Tempe a month ago when I was shopping for a DVD/navi deck and alarm system. They carry mostly no name or lesser known name product, and the high end product they had was all last year's models for full retail. The Eminem wannabe behind the counter kept saying "I feel you, bro" every 20 seconds during our conversation. He was gone as soon as another customer walked in the door. After being completely ignored by all three sales clerks for 10 minutes when there was only one other customer in the store I decided to leave. Eminem ran up and got in the way of me closing my door after I started my truck. He asked if I would come back in and buy the alarm from him, I replied that he had lost my business because of his poor customer service skills and suggested he move so I could close my door. I doubt what I said about his skills actually soaked in, it probably couldn't make it past the stench of Axe body spray.




I wish there was somewhere like "The Specialists" in Tucson, that chain has decent customer service and good installs.

HAHA The one in East mesa isnt bad I didnt even know they had another store.
 

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These guys know what they are doing. They are about the only people I will let near the interior of my vehicle.

They are on the edge of a demilitarized zone but the up side is you can walk right over to Bourbon Street while you're waiting.

http://www.sunvalleystereo.com/

I have no idea what they'd charge you but it'd be worth a call.

-Scott
 

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I havent ever done the bypass crap on any Chryslers and I would hate to F that up!
Shane,

This is why I'm willing to pay someone else who is better at it than I. Normally I don't let anyone touch my junk.

Scott,

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll stop by there tomorrow and see what they'd be willing to do it for. It's close to Julie's office. Neighborhoods like that are the reason why we carry firearms.

Thanks,

Mitch
 

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mitch I would like to take a look at it. is there any notes or instructions that came with it? I have installed a few alarms and they are not all that hard. Im anal and find a place to hide the module and tape all wiring to look factory(bitchen recall ford tape!) so its near impossible to tell whats aftermarket and whats factory. most places just hang it right out in plane view to cut wires and get the siren to shutup.

let me know if the place scott mentioned does not work out.
 

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Dustin,

Here is a link to describe what needs to be done that stopped circuit city in their tracks:

http://64.85.6.129/extrainfo/diagra...DODGE RAM STARTER and ACCESSORY 2 DIAGRAM.pdf

I purchased the XK532 box to interface with the Can-Bus system and provide the sentry key (like PATS) system override. It provides the door lock control, dome light supervision, etc. to simplify things. I've got the DEI 530T window module as well that I planned on installing. I got into it and realized I should :whiteflag before I connected the first wire. My previous Fords have all been more straight forward that this Dodge in the ignition wiring.

Mitch
 

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do you have the resistors already?

really does not look that difficuilt. now finding the right wires on the truck might be a little more difficuilt if I cant have access to the wiring diagrams?? know anyone at dodge to get the factory EVTM diagrams?
 

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I've got the 9317 page factory shop manual on CD (thanks eBay). The wiring diagrams look pretty good, but I can't post attachments here. There is a radioshack around the corner that should have the resistors and diodes, or Fry's if necessary. I do know people at Airpark Chrysler Jeep.
 

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These guys know what they are doing. They are about the only people I will let near the interior of my vehicle.

They are on the edge of a demilitarized zone but the up side is you can walk right over to Bourbon Street while you're waiting.

http://www.sunvalleystereo.com/

I have no idea what they'd charge you but it'd be worth a call.

-Scott
Scott,

I went by there today on the way to the airport. I told them you sent me in. They seemed knowledgable and professional. After checking out my equipment they told me $250 for the install, 4 hours or so. I made an appointment for next monday morning.

Home of the one dollar wire fire (audio express) had quoted me $932 out the door for this whole system. Buying all of the parts online and having Sun Valley install it I'll be at about $510 total.

Thanks,

Mitch
 

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Sweet. I'm glad it worked out for you. Please let me know how they do.

FYI-the guys in back don't make but squat, even though they are good, so don't forget a tip for the actual installer.

I know they should have gone to college, not smoked as much pot or committed the second felony and that any one of those issues might be what has prevented them from getting a job that pays better and offers a good, affordable health plan and retirement benefits. I also know that it's not every one else's problem to help support them. But all I'm saying is if they do a good job, they probably deserve a tip since it's a service.

That is all.

-Scott
 

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Sweet. I'm glad it worked out for you. Please let me know how they do.

FYI-the guys in back don't make but squat, even though they are good, so don't forget a tip for the actual installer.

I know they should have gone to college, not smoked as much pot or committed the second felony and that any one of those issues might be what has prevented them from getting a job that pays better and offers a good, affordable health plan and retirement benefits. I also know that it's not every one else's problem to help support them. But all I'm saying is if they do a good job, they probably deserve a tip since it's a service.

That is all.

-Scott
Scott,

Thanks for the local knowledge. I'll make sure I take care of the installer.

Thanks,

Mitch
 

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Some times I think I should be a career councilor.

...but then I look at Dustin and realize what an utter failure he's turned out to be and think maybe I might have had something to do with it.

...but then again he is a gay douche bag so odds are he's fu$k up at some point anyway and at least he has a job...unlike me.

-Scott
 

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Some times I think I should be a career councilor.

...but then I look at Dustin and realize what an utter failure he's turned out to be and think maybe I might have had something to do with it.

...but then again he is a gay douche bag so odds are he's fu$k up at some point anyway and at least he has a job...unlike me.

-Scott
I knew something was wrong. The first time I met Dustin he was young and intimidating. Must be you did something to him because the next time I went wheeling with him he had some long haired fella with him and that hand shake of his is limp wristed as well. :goodfinge
 
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