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Old 03-25-2012, 01:10 AM
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Questions: After-Market Car Alarm with Doors Off

I've run into a challenge I did not anticipate and am looking for some guidance. *

2012 Wrangler Sport with half doors and an after market alarm (Clifford 330.3X, with added proximity sensor and a backup alarm). *After the install it became clear that running my Jeep with the doors off may be problematic.*

My main issue: I want my alarm to function properly*when the doors are off. *If someone dicks with it I want the proximity alarm to go off and kill the ignition. *When the doors are on, I want them connected back into the system*(wired back in via a quick connect/disconnect setup of some sort). *

My question is really about how to make this possible. I've read a few comments about the factory alarm (which I do not have) and how it's wired to account for the doors being off. *Is there any way I can tap into this functionality or do something similar with my existing setup? *

Would really appreciate the advice/input of some installers here if at all possible. *Or someone who's found a way to address this...

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Let me add another question. Can I just wire the door sensors to the dome light or use the dome light supervision feature? Or is this how it's wired by default anyway?

I am thinking that if I tie the door sensors to the dome light (instead of the doors themselves) I can just pull the dome light fuse when doors are off - and everything else relating to the alarm should work just fine (hood latch, tailgate latch, proximity sensor, etc.). Sounds reasonable to me, but I need to understand the wiring mechanics a bit better and can't find installation instructions or a wiring diagram for the Clifford 330.3x anywhere.

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* So basically, you didn't research your aftermarket alarm thoroughly enough to prevent problems?*

Not ragging on you, *but I've spent about 3 weeks investigating that topic, and still haven't settled on a specific alarm*, though I'll almost certainly buy something from these guys*:

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:26 AM   #4
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That should work. You alarm definitely thinks the doors are open when they are off and isn't arming correct?? If you tap into dome light and set you settings to turn off power with key not 30 seconds it should arm and sound if gate is opened. If you don't change the power off you will still have to wait as my dome light turns on when I turn off my jeep and stays on 30 seconds. Mine is an 08 however..
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