Joined: November 07, 2009 Location: Oregon, United States Posts: 14
Posted: December 18, 2009 at 10:11 PM - IP Logged
Howie is correct. I'd never done an install before today, and I'd bought a Viper 5002 several weeks ago, to install in my '02 Civic. I read everything I could about that install over the past three weeks, jumped in this morning and it went without a hitch, mostly because I had photos, diagrams, the right tools, and the time to do it right. I did not do a remote start on it, since it's a 5 speed, but I know I could have if I'd really wanted to.
If you don't know how to use a digital multimeter or a soldering iron, study up! This is not brain surgery, and there is a wealth of information right her on the.12volt.com, not to mention some folks who are very experienced in these installs and willing to help you out.
Joined: March 11, 2002 Location: Pennsylvania, United States Posts: 1,665
Posted: January 21, 2010 at 12:03 PM - IP Logged
I'm not sure where you ever got the impression that wiring harnesses would never have duplicate wire colors - it's simply not the case at all.
The car manufacturer is undoubtedly concerned that their color choices don't tend to a)result in defects during the manufacturing process or b)make warranty repairs excessively difficult. They couldn't care less if you have to actually break out the DMM to figure out which wire to connect to, however.
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