Progress in the alarm installation

April 10, 2004

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Over the last couple of days I’ve managed to make some progress with the alarm. This afternoon the remote start worked for the first time! There’s something a bit creepy about watching a car start itself with nobody sat in it.

I’ve still got a few things left to wire in:

  • Parking lights (they flash when you arm or disarm, and light up when the engine is running)
  • The alarm sounder (I also need to find a space for it under the bonnet)
  • The door open switches
  • The boot and bonnet switches
  • The vibration sensor (needs mounting on the bodywork somewhere)
  • Boot open solenoid (needs some thought…)
  • Probably some other stuff

There is no remote boot release on my car, but I’ve got a spare solenoid that might work… that’s the last job though when the rest of it is installed.

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