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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:22 pm 
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Hey guys,

I've been looking at installing a remote start for my 2003 SSEI. It seems like the combination of an idatalink ALCA (link here) along with just about any remote start system, especially the Compustar systems, is a really easy install that retains all of the factory functionality.

When I asked a local stereo/remote start place, they said it was a complex install that would cost over $400.

What am I missing?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:32 pm 
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There are no plug and play options for the Bonneville. It's all self wired, looking at wiring diagrams and tapping into 20-30 wires. It would take a couple hours to install plus the actual unit, hence their $400+ price tag. Sounds normal to me.

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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 4:35 pm 
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That makes sense, thanks man.


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I thought I was the king of taking time to mull things over, but March 2020 to May 2021 between replies makes me a rank amateur! I salute you, sir! :salute:

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