Remote starter and dvd system
I've installed for my auto-start a clifford solaris system. This is an entire alarm system in addition to the factory alarm. You can add an auto start kit with the existing system. The little circle outlined on the transmitter can be punched out an an auto start can be put in. If you do that you can auto-start but can not open doors thru the remote, have to open manually. I decided to go with an additional system for the following reasons.
1. Glass protection
2. Shock impact
3. Tilt sensor
5. Short stop- can leave vehicle running remove key from ignition,arm the system and leave the SUV running. Return to car, disarm the alarm/doors open, enter vehicle put back into ignition and continue to go without shutting off vehicle. This is good for a quick stop for fast food, gas station, or 7-11.
6. police output siren.
8. starter kill
9. hood and hatch switches
There are many other features which tell you if the alarm has gone off while you were away. Can even have the car autostart if voltage drops in battery. It is one of the hardest system for a criminal to break into, due to the electrical set-up of system.
A viper is less expensive but doesn't have as many features and more important easier to break thru.
The system overall cost $500-$600 depending on how many features you get. I went for a battery backup siren that is self powered and can notice any change in voltage, then go off.
As far as the DVD system i haven't found anyone or any system that satisfies my needs. There are many systems but i'm trying to find the correct one. hopefully soon and I'll let you know
My alarm guy, showed me HID bulbs in the MDX and I couldn't believe the difference. It looked as if the battery was dead in the stock beam. The light from the factory was so yellow compared to the HID beam. It lite up the len like you would never believe, I never even had thought about this change and I can't get it out of my mind the sight of those beams!! BTW the cost was $600 for only two beams, and I would have to do the fog lights and the standard lights which would be 4 beams at a cost of $1200 a little costly almost as much as the dvd.
Best of luck to all you guys.
BTW for the alarm system I would reccommend John at Ultrasounds in Lynbrook N.Y. 11563
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