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Alarm question by Orenda
Started on: 02-12-2011 12:31 AM
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Report this Post02-12-2011 12:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for OrendaClick Here to Email OrendaSend a Private Message to OrendaDirect Link to This Post
This is a really weird question but, does anyone deal with people thinking your Fiero is worth way more than it is? Some people are really mindless and think my Fiero is worth like $100,000. They really have no clue as to what it is. The problem is, it's in my brother's neighborhood, “THE hood” and they want to steal it. The issue is, I'm getting it painted on Tuesday, making it even more attractive to their thieving eyes. I just want to get an alarm put on it. I'm a woman and I get stopped by thugs all over the place asking me about my car and I'm scared that when I paint it my baby will be gone. Can anyone recommend an alarm that's cheap. I know on star is really pricey. What types of alarms are cheap and effective? Do clubs work? LOL! Or do they just cut those off? I don't go down there too often but as I said it's all over the place, especially at the gas station in the summer. I just feel really vulnerable in my car being a woman. I had two dudes like staking it out, walking past and rubbing it seeing if it had an alarm. It was really crazy.

What's the cheapest you've heard of? I want a $100-$150 range.
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Report this Post02-12-2011 01:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RWDPLZClick Here to visit RWDPLZ's HomePageSend a Private Message to RWDPLZDirect Link to This Post
Looking for installed, or do it yourself? You can get one and install it yourself for easily within that price range. DEI makes excellent alarm systems, Viper are their higher-end systems. You can also add systems like keyless entry, a trunk release, and remote start.
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Report this Post02-12-2011 01:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Mike GonzalezClick Here to Email Mike GonzalezSend a Private Message to Mike GonzalezDirect Link to This Post
In addition to the alarm you can put a switch down near the fuse box and tie it into your fuel pump fuse so you can turn of the fuel pump. Also make sure your parking brake works correctly and always set it. Non Fiero people usually cant figure out how to release it, and it will make it really difficult to tow away or get on a trailer.
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Report this Post02-12-2011 02:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
The audiovox prestige system is quite nice. I had it in my 87GT and installed it my self. Rather easy to install and has all the features you could ever want. I used to drive to the hood every day and got tired of the fiero getting picked on. Some of the features of this alarm are a 2 way pager. Meaning if something is going on with the car it will vibrate and start making a alarm noise. It is nice when you are in the mall and your key ring starts ringing and you look at the display on the remote and realize someone is trying to open the door. It is also nice on a hot summers day to be in a store and while in the checkout line you fire up the car to get it cooled down. It is a older system dont get me wrong but I would take it over a viper system any day of the week. It also displays in car temp and has 3 aux outputs. The key less entry is beyond easy to hook up along with the rest of the system. I got 2 sensors and installed one in each door. You could set it up as if a strong breeze blew on the car it would go off. Overall it took 3 hours to install with a factory manual for the car. However with the fiero door locks being how they are I recomend you clean and dial in all the locking rods so that way you know when you hit lock the doors will actually lock. And while you are in the door panels you can go ahead and run the wiring for pop doors if you are going to go that route in the future. Here is a link to one on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...ZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo
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I have an alarm that sits basically under the driver dash speaker but tucked really good and impossible to get to without taking the dash out. I also installed 2 kill switches since it was easy ( fuel pump and injectors). Hide them good and not necessarly on the fuse box.. I use the autolock club that goes under the pedals and "not" the club for the steering wheel. I don't have a parking brake so I'm scewed there.. Turn your wheel all the way when you park locking the factory steering lock. This is so they can't push it away.. My alarm is an old one ( audiovox ) but it works, I put on the highest sensitive setting and its loud.. Getting it towed is my worst fear out in Cali but usually hommies don't have the tow truck. I don't leave it outside either. Always in the garage or in a safe spot. I would invest in a good system. Maybe one that has the key chain caller... I want to get low jack myself..

I wanted to add to just take out the fuses--- 2 or 3 for now until you get situated. And remember which ones go where.
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Report this Post02-12-2011 06:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for OrendaClick Here to Email OrendaSend a Private Message to OrendaDirect Link to This Post
Thanks, I think I will just take it somewhere, I have no idea how to install a car alarm. I wouldn't wanna do it wrong. Good to know of a price range though.
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Report this Post02-12-2011 07:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Orenda:

This is a really weird question but, does anyone deal with people thinking your Fiero is worth way more than it is? Some people are really mindless and think my Fiero is worth like $100,000. They really have no clue as to what it is. The problem is, it's in my brother's neighborhood, “THE hood” and they want to steal it. The issue is, I'm getting it painted on Tuesday, making it even more attractive to their thieving eyes. I just want to get an alarm put on it. I'm a woman and I get stopped by thugs all over the place asking me about my car and I'm scared that when I paint it my baby will be gone. Can anyone recommend an alarm that's cheap. I know on star is really pricey. What types of alarms are cheap and effective? Do clubs work? LOL! Or do they just cut those off? I don't go down there too often but as I said it's all over the place, especially at the gas station in the summer. I just feel really vulnerable in my car being a woman. I had two dudes like staking it out, walking past and rubbing it seeing if it had an alarm. It was really crazy.

What's the cheapest you've heard of? I want a $100-$150 range.


Sounds like Cleveland good luck with your car.
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Originally posted by Orenda:

Thanks, I think I will just take it somewhere, I have no idea how to install a car alarm. I wouldn't wanna do it wrong. Good to know of a price range though.


It wouldn't hurt to have a Service Manual with wiring diagrams for them.
It's unlikely they'll have them for your Fiero. http://www.fieronews.net/fusion/downloads.php

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Report this Post02-12-2011 03:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for OrendaClick Here to Email OrendaSend a Private Message to OrendaDirect Link to This Post
yep, cleveland.

Thanks for the link, I've been looking for that.
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Report this Post02-12-2011 05:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Orenda:

yep, cleveland.

Thanks for the link, I've been looking for that.


Nice my wife has family up there, stay warm.
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Originally posted by Orenda:

I'm a woman and I get stopped by thugs all over the place asking me about my car


Maybe its you there checking out and using the car as an excuse to talk to you

BTW, cheap and car alarms do not usually mix well... You may get a cheap unreliable brain (the control box) that will false alarm frequently OR the person doing the cheap installation will do a hack-job...
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