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      06-07-2007, 01:44 AM   #45
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Cool. Thanks FrankoQ.
I'm sure we can use all the help we can get.
Maybe you can help me install my Hartge Front Lip.
I can provide beer and maybe we'll do a small BBQ at my house.
Gotta ask the wife first.
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Cool. Thanks FrankoQ.
I'm sure we can use all the help we can get.
Maybe you can help me install my Hartge Front Lip.
I can provide beer and maybe we'll do a small BBQ at my house.
Gotta ask the wife first.
Beer? BBQ? I'm in!!!
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Just finished installing the alarm which was a relatively easy DIY project. The siren is piercingly loud which I like I'll be glad to help out at the group install meet if needed.

Some lessons learned:

- No need to disconnect the battery.

- I found the PnP harness for the motion sensor was impossible to release from the rear lamp trim. I wound up using needle-nose pliers to break it free so it could be plugged into the sensor.

- Didn't have to take apart the engine bay trim pieces as suggested.

- Didn't have to remove the wheel to gain access for the siren install. It makes things easier to move around, but it's not necessary.

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Just finished installing the alarm which was a relatively easy DIY project. The siren is piercingly loud which I like I'll be glad to help out at the group install meet if needed.

Some lessons learned:

- I found the PnP harness for the motion sensor was impossible to release from the rear lamp trim. I wound up using needle-nose pliers to break it free so it could be plugged into the sensor.

- Didn't have to take apart the engine bay trim pieces as suggested.

- Didn't have to remove the wheel to gain access for the siren install. It makes things easier to move around, but it's not necessary.
Removing the rear light trim is a little tricky but give it time and it comes off.
Same for engine bay trim. No need to remove it.
As for the siren, I just lifted the car. No need to remove wheel.
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Just finished installing the alarm which was a relatively easy DIY project. The siren is piercingly loud which I like I'll be glad to help out at the group install meet if needed.

Some lessons learned:

- No need to disconnect the battery.

- I found the PnP harness for the motion sensor was impossible to release from the rear lamp trim. I wound up using needle-nose pliers to break it free so it could be plugged into the sensor.

- Didn't have to take apart the engine bay trim pieces as suggested.

- Didn't have to remove the wheel to gain access for the siren install. It makes things easier to move around, but it's not necessary.
Thanks for the info.
My car still isn't here yet.
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I had my car programmed for the alarm yesterday. Depending on your progman version, it can take several hours to update. In fact it took the tech 2-3 hours to update my 2/07 production car. I have no reason to believe the labor hours were inflated since this job was done for free and I was provided a loaner at their expense.

Anyway, so I took my SA out to lunch as a thank you and found out he works on 100% commission (no base salary). If he gets even just a few "4s" on the satisfaction surveys, it can cost him a few thousand at the end of the month! The guy is a true car, modding and racing enthusiast. I hope he doesn't leave the dealership anytime soon!
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Cool!
What dealership did you go to?
Who was your SA?

That is some good information to know.
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I had my car programmed for the alarm yesterday. Depending on your progman version, it can take several hours to update. In fact it took the tech 2-3 hours to update my 2/07 production car. I have no reason to believe the labor hours were inflated since this job was done for free and I was provided a loaner at their expense.

Anyway, so I took my SA out to lunch as a thank you and found out he works on 100% commission (no base salary). If he gets even just a few "4s" on the satisfaction surveys, it can cost him a few thousand at the end of the month! The guy is a true car, modding and racing enthusiast. I hope he doesn't leave the dealership anytime soon!
i don't feel badly about giving my SA a 4 on his last survey...I reminded him 50 times NOT to wash my car....and they still did it...he's lucky I didn't give him a 1.
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