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Copper - Posts: 52
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Joined: June 26, 2002
Location: Canada
Posted: January 03, 2006 at 9:23 PM / IP Logged  
Ok when you guys say that Mercedes are a "pain" or "hard" what do you mean by that? Space? Things are hard to locate? etc....?
Just trying to figure out what it's all about. If it's a fact or a myth about Mercedes.
Copper - Posts: 81
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Location: United States
Posted: January 03, 2006 at 10:40 PM / IP Logged  
Older Camery and Cadys are great.  Dodge Intrepid sucked as far as taking the entire dash out to get to wires but install was easy after that. 
Ryan Lybeck
"Wiring diagrams are nice but still double check with DMM"!
Copper - Posts: 192
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Joined: June 19, 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posted: January 04, 2006 at 1:33 PM / IP Logged  
mazda rx7: pretty simple except for the locking. You need to add a motor and its a PITA
Copper - Posts: 55
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Posted: January 04, 2006 at 2:22 PM / IP Logged  
Saturn Ion's are a PITA, from a RS/Security standpoint. Figuring out the door lock stuff on the newer Silverado's was "fun". And like pretty much everyone else, I tend to cringe when I see ANY new European car cross my path - just waaay too much computer for a newbie (unless you enjoy late nights, tons of coffee, and lack of hair from pulling it out in frustration).
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Posted: January 07, 2006 at 10:03 AM / IP Logged  
Any car is a attemptable car for any professional installer.  If you are a profressional installer and you feel certain cars are to risky to attempt you need a new line of work.  I have done cars nobody thinks you can do.  The only and most important key is to use simple testing procedures to firgure out how to wire up to a car.  Your meter and ohms law and basic knowledge of relays and exp[erience.  For example i have recently attempted an audi a6  no tech info of any kind after a bit of work i found out how to get it done.  Dont be afraid to attempt just be careful and take your time and know when to stop when you run into something that is beyond your scope if you dont know how to wire up or test for something ask someone else with more experience and if you ask and they dont know then its probably time to stop the install.
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Posted: January 11, 2006 at 8:45 PM / IP Logged  
In my opinon the "EASIEST" install would be the "Buick Rendevous". 45 minutes and your done. Lots of room to get to stuff and is all mainly located in the center concoule, which you could stuff a dead body in there. As for the "HARDEST" one I would have to say the "2002 Caravans". Man I hate doing those.
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