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[5 May 2006 | No Comment | ]

A well thoughtout killswitch is extremely effective in preventing the theft of your vehicle. I hate starter-kills, because they are silent in operation, and by the time the thief gets to the point of making noise, the switch has been defeated. If you disable either ignition, or fuel injection, the car will make quite a bit of noise in the time that the thief is unsuccessful. Many thieves will abandon a car that’s making noise, if they can’t start it in 60 seconds – …

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[4 Apr 2006 | No Comment | ]

I thought this might be useful information to have because of our 1985 Suburban project, and then I decided that perhaps others can make use of the information. Who knows, maybe I’ll start a collection?

Wire Color
Wire Purpose

Battery: Permanent (Not available all models)

Battery: Accessory/Ignition


Power Antenna (Not available all models)


Light Green
Speaker: Front, Right, +

Dark Green
Speaker: Front, Right, –

Light Grey
Speaker: Front, Left, +

Dark Grey
Speaker: Front, Left, –

Dark Blue
Speaker: Rear, Right, +

Light Blue
Speaker: Rear, Right, –

Speaker: Rear, Left, +

Speaker: Rear, Left, –


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[21 Oct 2005 | No Comment | ]

Having had a car stolen from us earlier, one of the first things we did when we picked up the old ’85 Suburban pimpwagon was pick up a cheap alarm system just to add as a deterrant. If nothing else, I kinda wanted the remote keyless entry stuff just as a toy. Our car had factory electric locks, so that made things a good bit easier. So I guess you could say this is just a “How I installed an alarm into my 1985 …