It can be a lot cheaper to do things yourself rather than paying to have a professional do it. Installing your own car alarm is another of these things many people opt to do on their own. It requires some time and patience as well as a few tools but it’s not all that difficult. Make sure you plan ahead before you do it so that you have all the time that you need and you are not missing any important components. When you open the parts required for your alarm, double check that they are all there and in good shape.
Make sure that you disconnect the battery of the car before you start this process. You will reconnect it after. After you disconnect the power to the battery you can start looking for a good place to mount the control module of the alarm. Often the underside of the hood is used for this. Make sure that wherever you put it, it will not obstruct anything else under the hood.
Your car alarm system should come with a set of helpful instructions to guide you through the process of installation. Pay close attention to it. The point is for the instructions to help you not hinder you. Look at the instructions to see where the sensors must be mounted. They need to be in the right spot for optimum efficiency. Make sure to connect all of the appropriate wires so the sensor is linked to the control module.
As you go you may want to test all of the parts to make sure that they are as they should be and that they are all hooked up properly. When it comes to installing the LED status indicator you may have to do some dash drilling. Consult the instructions to see a diagram of the exact location on the dash so that you get it in just the right place.
After you get this all completed you can look for the wires that work the door locks. You will have to connect these wires to your alarm system which will be indicated in the guide. You may also have to connect your starter wire to the relay on the alarm system. Not every alarm system is the same so look over the steps you have to take before you decide to take on this job yourself.
When you have successfully hooked everything up you will have to connect the alarm system to the battery so that it can take power from your car. Reconnect the battery after this and go through a few trials to see if everything is working as it should be. It’s important to test the system before you drive away. And make sure you didn’t leave any loose wires anywhere. They all must be properly connected according to the instructions.
Always follow the directions that are given to you when installing your own car alarm. Gather all of the necessary tools needed ahead of time too so you don’t find yourself partially done and in need of something. Pay attention, follow direction and installing a car alarm will be a breeze.
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