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Old 08-03-2011, 11:39 AM
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so i go to bestbuy this morning to have my alarm installed and i go through filling out info and shit and the guy goes out to my truck and see's thats its a manual trans. he says to me," i cant do it because we installed a remote start on a recent customers car and he got drunk one night at his home and remote started the car when it was in gear and his car ran through his garage and he tried to blame us (bestbuy) for his damages"

at this point i was disappointed because i made this appointment a week in advanced and the guy i talked to on the phone said it was no problem to install my alarm/ remote start into my manual trans truck. turns out that the guy i talked to on the phone was new. fuck bestbuy never get anything installed there.

also i found out from my local audio shop that i go to looked at my viper alarm unit and told me that it was a refurbished model. now i know why i got the unit for so cheap.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:43 AM
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Oh well just take it somewhere else. And don't park your truck in gear.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:50 AM
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yeah i did. i took it to my local car audio shop that i have been with for 4 years. im getting it all installed for 220. i will post a demo vid of my alarm tomorrow
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: bestbuy car alarm install FTL

Most places have the same policy about not installing them in manual transmission vehicles for that very reason.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:23 PM
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so i go to bestbuy this morning to have my alarm installed and i go through filling out info and shit and the guy goes out to my truck and see's thats its a manual trans. he says to me," i cant do it because we installed a remote start on a recent customers car and he got drunk one night at his home and remote started the car when it was in gear and his car ran through his garage and he tried to blame us (bestbuy) for his damages"

at this point i was disappointed because i made this appointment a week in advanced and the guy i talked to on the phone said it was no problem to install my alarm/ remote start into my manual trans truck. turns out that the guy i talked to on the phone was new. fuck bestbuy never get anything installed there.

also i found out from my local audio shop that i go to looked at my viper alarm unit and told me that it was a refurbished model. now i know why i got the unit for so cheap.
I never had that experience but purchasing a refurbished Viper alarm "twice" I can say that I will never do that again! I rather save my money up for one then to buy refurbished.
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:21 PM
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you'd think they would have you sign a waiver
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:20 PM
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you'd think they would have you sign a waiver
When it comes to liability, waivers are 110% meaningless. Your attorney would just turn it around and use it against them in court. Total waste of paper.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:32 PM
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even a contract? (if there's a difference?)
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:33 PM
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I installed a remote start on my dads f-150. I used an auto plug for the saftey switch. He liked to carry his keys in his pocket, well the button got hit one day. Luckily he had put the E brake on, force of habit I suppose. The truck started (in gear) but died out after it couldnt go cause the E-brake. Thanks god for E-brakes!
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:37 PM
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even a contract? (if there's a difference?)
A contract and a waiver are two completely different and unrelated things. However, a contract is just as meaningless in a liability lawsuit.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:14 PM
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well i have an update on my situation. i called DEI in vista, ca and asked them about the different model number on the brain which is 5X02 and they told me that they are now using that model number on the 5301, 5701,5901,and 5902, brains. and he also told me that it was not a refurbished model and he said that it would work when installed. then i went to a different car audio shop and they told me that it was a brand new unit and not refurb and this guy has been in the business for 45 years and is a licensed Viper dealer. will post video tomorrow after installed
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:32 PM
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You're better off steering clear of BB.
I wouldn't let them install 2x D batteries in a maglite.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: bestbuy car alarm install FTL

I belive the new viper alarms are built to be able to be put on a manual trans safely now. I was just talking to a tech at best buy a few months ago about it. I have an old one and it does not support it, but the new one is suppose to check that its not in gear and the brakes on and door shut... i don't really remember what it connected to but he did say it is built by viper to be put in manual trans vehicls.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:21 AM
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Most places have the same policy about not installing them in manual transmission vehicles for that very reason.
There was an episode concerning this on 1000 Ways to DieA guy actually was showing off in front of his Ram truck and hit the start button. The front tire rolled over him. Not a way I'd like to go.
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There was an episode concerning this on 1000 Ways to DieA guy actually was showing off in front of his Ram truck and hit the start button. The front tire rolled over him. Not a way I'd like to go.
That's only if your careless like the dude. He was simply showing off to the other guy and he was so round up that he bumped the stick and out it into drive (not neutral) and ran over him. So unless your going to show off and brag to others about your ride, you should be fine.
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