alarm installation.... worst outcome?

92civic

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im in the market for an alarm... so im deciding if i should get a shop to install it for $140... or let me friend do it for $90... i just wanna know what 's the worst that can happen if he messes up... i heard it can fry to ECU or not? should i let me friend go for it... or leave it to the shop... thanks let me know... my friend has only installed one alarm before....
 

Matt.

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I can't fry the ecu, it has nothing to do with the ecu.
 


kaace

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alarms are pretty simple for anyone that has done any type of wiring...you can get the wiring diargrams at the12volt.com ...thats what i did...i had no problems...just dont get stoned or drunk and you'll be fine...
 

Trey99EK

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Fly me out there and I'll do it for free. Only thing that may happen is you may fry the brain, or blow a fuse.
 


cujo613

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whatever.
Yes you can fry the ecu to the car by installing an alarm wrong. You can also meltdown you main power harness and secondary harnesses at the steering column.
On your car though it is pretty straight foward and there is less chance of foul up. I think that for an easy install on your vehicle half the wires can be plugged straight into the fuse box.
If you have automatic doors they are right in the kick as well as the door trigger/domlight. Green with a red if I remember right.
On a newer vehicle I always cringe at the do it yourself mentsality. Always laughh at kids that bring me their 2000+ cars and ask what going on I only installed an alarm.
 

92civic

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snoopy316 said:
whatever.
Yes you can fry the ecu to the car by installing an alarm wrong. You can also meltdown you main power harness and secondary harnesses at the steering column.
On your car though it is pretty straight foward and there is less chance of foul up. I think that for an easy install on your vehicle half the wires can be plugged straight into the fuse box.
If you have automatic doors they are right in the kick as well as the door trigger/domlight. Green with a red if I remember right.
On a newer vehicle I always cringe at the do it yourself mentsality. Always laughh at kids that bring me their 2000+ cars and ask what going on I only installed an alarm.

yeah its not the civic... its actually a 2001 honda accord thats why... everythings a bit more complicated... i should just leave it to the shop huh? haha
 

PiNoY Ep3 SI

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Those year accords can be a little tricky if you cut the starter in the wrong place you will cause a check engine light, and you also have to run wires to the passanger side to get the power door locks to work. I would suggest a shop do the install and not your friend.
 

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Get the shop to do it. Spend the money for peace of mind and so you can complain to someone if something goes wrong.
 




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