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Heritage Z
post Feb 7 2005, 11:03 AM
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I'll have to check the specs on the other aux channels on the 790. I know that I can hook it up to where pressing the aux channel will vent the windows about 2" with every press of the button. Or holding it down for about 2 seconds will cause the windows to roll down completely. I can connect the "up" trigger wire on the DEI 530T module to another aux channel from the 790 so that it does not roll up everytime you arm the system. Also, the DEI 530T will add "One-Touch" operation to your windows, instead of having to hold the switch.


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post Feb 7 2005, 03:01 PM
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man this sounds great... are you going to be in the shop Friday morning?

also, I already have the trunk release set up on when you hold down the aux button for about 1 second... if that matters... that's what Circuit City did when they installed the unit.


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post Feb 7 2005, 03:25 PM
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oh yeah I forgot to mention, that my passenger window is geared slightly slower than the driver... so I was wondering how the module knew the windows were up... time or switch? because it doesn't hurt the driver window motor if I just hold them both down until the passenger one is full rolled up.


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Heritage Z
post Feb 7 2005, 05:07 PM
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Yea, I'll be at the shop Friday.
We'll have to look at the other aux channels if your trunk release is already using channel 2. But that shouldn't present a problem.
As far as the module knowing the positions of the window- Once the window motor reaches full travel, the current load will become much higher at that instance, and the module will see the higher load, then shut off power to the windows. So it doesn't work by how far the windows travel.


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post Feb 7 2005, 06:18 PM
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... just take your stuff to Best Buy where they have an AMAZING warranty on their installs... they will even remove all of it for free whenever the hell you want them to.


Through my many years of experience in this field, I always suggest NOT to go to places like you mentioned above (big chain stores), as I have seen a lot of their work and have personally re-done a lot of it. While they are out there, it is hard to find an installer at a lot of the bigger chain stores that actually do quality installs. An install doesn't consist of just throwing in a deck or alarm that works. HOW it is put in has a lot to do with the install. You have to keep in mind that the enviroment which mobile electronic products are installed in are vehicles, which constantly see vibrations. Therefore, connections and harnesses, and the components themselves have to be secure. I have seen plenty of times where an alarm is just thrown under the dash and held up by another harness instead of mounted with zip ties,screws, or other means of aceptable mounting hardware. I have seen installs that are t-tapped, butt connected, and even just bare wire twisted together then taped. All of these are potential areas of future problems once vibrations and all the movements from being inside of a vehicle start making things come loose. All connections should be soldered and heat-shrinked. All harnesses should be neatly zip tied and secured to factory harnesses or other secure points.
Aside from wiring and installing the components properly, the installer should know how to troubleshoot a problem with any type of system.
"My main fuse to my stereo system keeps blowing." Is it because there is a short somewhere? If so, is it in the wiring or one of the components? Or is the system drawing too much current for that particular rated fuse? A seasoned installer with a background in electronics can apply Ohm's Law to determine which fuse would be right for a particular system.
"The picture quality on one of my screens is very poor." Could be a bad video cable, or a bad connection. Maybe the installer didn't recommend a video amp if multiple screens were installed. Or EMI could be coupling into that certain cable feeding that particular screen. Could even possibly be the screen itself.
Ask questions when you decide where to get your equipment installed. Find out how many years of experience the installers have, and if they are MECP certified. If so, ask if they are at least 1ST CLASS certified. Ask if their connections are soldered, rather than crimped. Ask about warranties on their labor. If you are getting a custom job done, ask if they have a picture album of some of their work. Good installers always have an album of their work to show to customers. I have an album at my shop, along with a couple certifications and a magazine with my Expedition featured in it so I can show customers the kind of work I can do. You can avoid a lot of headaches and even money by asking other people where thay have had their equipment installed and who they recommend.


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post Feb 8 2005, 11:10 AM
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Well I've seen some pretty horrible installs come from both chains and audio shops... so I guess I'm pretty biased towards NO installer! smile.gif There are good and bad in both worlds... I mainly talk of the warranty on the products at chains... like my 4-year renewable warrnanty, no-question-asked... I like it... but everyone has their preferences.


Hey Heritage, what time is best for you? Any time on Friday is good for me, 'cept I have to be at work in south austin at 5pm.... so if you can work it into your schedule its cool.. if not then that's cool too.

later

also installs are pretty much always higher quality at installer shops... as long as they have enough experience.

edit: hey Heritage, does the window current load monitor sense when each individual window hits its current load, or is it a combined load? either way I just hope it can compensate... I hate buying used cars, I'm sure that door is a replacement from another year or something... or at least the window motor and gears...

also... how hard would it be to get the output connectors that you can plug into the alarm? Circuit city seems to have not left me with any ability to use the other channels... I wanna be able to use a few latching output channels for my stereo and headlights and maybe some stuff in the future... it didn't seem like I could just screw in a wire... you actually need another harness I think, but I'm no alarm expert.


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post Feb 9 2005, 10:49 AM
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what do you think of before noon?


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post Feb 9 2005, 06:33 PM
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SCRAP- bad news. We are out till the next truck comes in. We MIGHT have some more in by Fri., but I won't know til then. If so, I will let you know.
Hmm...also, the module monitors current load on each seperate window. And I might be able to get some of the harnesses you need. I'll try to get some by the time we work on it.


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post Feb 10 2005, 10:08 AM
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ah man thanks for everything, and is it fairly easy to hook up the horn output on the alarm, that's something I've wanted to do, but that whole harness thing, plus the manual doesn't even tell me what connections do what...

thanks, I'll just give you a call around 11am on Friday, if you're awake by then! smile.gif


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post Feb 11 2005, 10:37 PM
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hey heritage, don't worry too much about getting the part by tuesday, as I'm gonna be out of town from monday to thursday of next week... I get back in town mid-day thurs.. I have all morning til 5pm on Friday, same schedule all weekend. Thanks again for this.

Is it possible to set it up like this?
1. connect horn output of alarm to car
2. make a single push of the aux button roll the windows all the way up, and when I press it twice it rolls them down? that way if I accidentally hit the remote in my pocket, it will only roll them up

the remote would then be set up like this...

hold aux: pop hatch - channel 1
single aux: roll up windows - channel 2
double aux: roll down window - channel 3
tripple aux: unused - channel 4 -- future expansion
quadruple aux: unused - channel 5 -- future expansion
5 aux: unused channel - 6 -- future expansion

I don't know what channel these buttons correlate to but I assume these configurations are fairly standard?

so if the truck comes on tues or thurs it's not really important to me...

Thanks,

Steven

let me know how much this harness and whatever parts are needed to do all this... if any...


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post Feb 24 2005, 03:18 PM
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hey heritage do you know if you have any of those modules in stock? I may be able to come by this weekend.


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post May 18 2005, 10:38 PM
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So, didn't Ultimate Electronics close down? Do we have a new hookup?


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post May 19 2005, 08:11 AM
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Yup, closed.
Hook up for equipment - eBay. biggrin.gif
Hook up for labor - yourself ... or one of us! :mrgreen:


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post May 19 2005, 08:47 AM
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dang, I guess I'll have to learn how to wire in that window module myself...

it can't be that hard... you probably just need to access the window switches in the console, and some always-on power....

(window up/down module for viper alarm)


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post May 19 2005, 09:24 AM
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i bought my sub from Ultimate Electronics, i payed like 250 for my Rockford Fosgate HX-2 in a box and then i bought my amp from a friend for 50 bucks, i used to have a panasonic deck i got from Circut City but i lost it when i totalled my integra and now i just use the OEM acura deck but when i want new stuff i get it from friends that have it for sale cuz its cheap.
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post May 19 2005, 11:14 AM
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Yep, we (Ultimat Elec) are shutting down. Someone bought us out and decided to shut down 32 of the stores. Liquidators have taken over and everything is on sale. Car audio is 30% off right now, if anyone is interested. They shut my install bays down, but i am doing some work out of my home when I have time, in case anyone needs anything.


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01 Supercharged Tahoe LT 12.85@105.9 (before new gears and updated pcm tune) on street tires and in full street trim @ 6000lbs -6.0 LQ9 swap, Intercooled radix s/c @ 10 lbs boost, Lingenfelter cam, LT Headers, true duals, BB pcm tune, Performabuilt Pro-Race trans, Eaton True-Trac and 4.56 gears, 24x10 wheels, 3/5 drop, LOTS more
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post May 19 2005, 01:28 PM
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Sorry to hear they are shutting you down, sounds like you did good work (rare in this industry). Hope you can find something or startup something of your own soon. It's sad but the general public does not want high quality. They want cheap that they can convince themselves is high quality.
Good luck man. :banghead:


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post May 19 2005, 01:38 PM
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Hey Heritage... I just ordered that 530T window up/down module...

You interested in installing it, for the right price?

smile.gif

and I may just go buy your store to see what they've got, although I'm assuming that all the employees scavanged through the good stuff before it went on sale...


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post May 28 2005, 03:36 PM
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oops... I guess I won't go 'buy' it....


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