Well, after my truck got broken into last week and they stole my wallet, I decided I needed an alarm system. I wanted something with a 2-way remote so that I could be alerted if I wasn't able to hear or see my truck. I did a little research and decided to go with the Viper Model 5704. I also purchased a couple additional sensors; audio (glass break) sensor, as well as a digital tilt sensor to detect vehicle tilt in the event of somebody trying to tow your vehicle away, or jack it up and steel yours wheels!
I chose this model for a few reason. My truck did not have an alarm, so that was obvious. My truck also didn't have remote keyless entry, which was just plain unacceptable. And all my others vehicles have remote start, and I have grown fairly used to it so when this truck didn't have any modern day features, I knew this was the model for me!
I installed this thing myself and all in all, from the time I opened the box, to the time I called it complete, total working hours was probably 7-8 hours. It's super hot outside so I was kinda working slow and took my time. Plus there were a lot of hours spent researching this or that or trying to trouble shoot an issue.
The bulk of the install took 2 hours tops. It's dealing with the little stuff here and there that really screw with ya. The hardest part for me was finding the door trigger wires, and getting the stupid door locks to work. The door triggers weren't too difficult to find, just time consuming to locate the correct wires. I didn't want to use the dome supervision wire as i heard people had issues with false alarms and such.
The door locks were something else! The wires were super easy to find, but since my truck didn't come with keyless entry from the factory, I guess it uses what's called a "5-wire reverse polarity" or something to get the locks to operate. I couldn't just tap into the lock/unlock wires and call it good. I had to do a ton of research before I finally found a picture of exactly what I had to do. I ended up having to make a small harness, with two relays and connect a bunch of wires. I have no idea the reasoning for having to hook the relays and wires up the way I did, I just trusted the picture/diagram that somebody made, and hoped for the best!
Sure enough, it worked perfect!
People also reported issue with the remote start using the factory tach wire. Originally I had an issue with this as well as the truck would run for 20 seconds and then shut down. All I did, was do the "tach learn" sequence and haven't had an issue since.
I couldn't be happier with the model that I went with and all the features are amazing!
2003 F-350 6.0L. CCLB, 6" lift on 35's, 100k miles: Sinister coolant Filter, Sinister EGR delete, Sinister boots, ARP studs, Diamond Eye 4" turboback exhaust, cat-elc, blue
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