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JReed615 05-02-2013 02:27 PM

I got a viper installed a few months ago, it was poorly done IMO. I have a 5 year warranty, and I've taken it back to get problems fixed a few times. I'm going to be taking it back soon. I'm wondering if I should have them move the proximity sensor or not? They just tucked it under the carpet below the parking brake... It's not a huge deal, but it seems kind of tacky and I can't put stuff between the handbrake and the cup holders. Should I ask them to put it in a better spot or not? Is there a better place to put it? Where?

okcscott 05-02-2013 05:47 PM

I'm getting ready to install a viper in my wife's jeep, but I going to do the install because of all the bad to really bad stories of install jobs I keep hearing.
I was thinking of putting the sensors 1 under the steering wheel to the right is a small grill about 1 1/2' in diameter with a hole and 2 mounting holes behind the grill, I have no ideal what it is made for.
The second sensor I was going to drill a hole (have a tuffy steel console that has knock outs on back) and have it face the back of the jeep.
I have the install manual for the viper and some wiring diagrams for the jeep but I wish I had a wiring diagram for the viper and the year jeep.
I have one for my suburban from viper just for the model year and it make it so much faster. Problem is you have to be a Directed Electronic installer to download the diagrams.

JReed615 05-02-2013 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by okcscott (Post 3711771)
I'm getting ready to install a viper in my wife's jeep, but I going to do the install because of all the bad to really bad stories of install jobs I keep hearing.
I was thinking of putting the sensors 1 under the steering wheel to the right is a small grill about 1 1/2' in diameter with a hole and 2 mounting holes behind the grill, I have no ideal what it is made for.
The second sensor I was going to drill a hole (have a tuffy steel console that has knock outs on back) and have it face the back of the jeep.
I have the install manual for the viper and some wiring diagrams for the jeep but I wish I had a wiring diagram for the viper and the year jeep.
I have one for my suburban from viper just for the model year and it make it so much faster. Problem is you have to be a Directed Electronic installer to download the diagrams.

Yeah I only have 1 sensor, and your jeep is bigger so it's a little different. I was thinking I'd like to have it in the center console, but I think that'd be too much to ask. I don't want them to ruin my center console or not put it back together properly because they lack automotive skills, or they're in a hurry

Barmanvarn 05-02-2013 11:21 PM

Mine is mounted above the rearview mirror. There is a plastic panel at the top of the windshield that you can get behind by popping it off.

Completely hidden and gives me good coverage.

laollis 05-04-2013 01:53 PM

Mine is mounted under the top of the center console. You can't see it.

eboven 05-06-2013 06:15 PM

Any field disturbance sensor should be mounted facing up; the field it creates is a "dome", so it will cover everything above and to the sides of it. There is no reason to mount them sideways and doing so will only reduce the sensor's effectiveness. The field does not penetrate metal at all, but is unaffected by fiberglass and other materials. I mounted mine to the lid of my center console. I made a small ABS plastic box for it to fit inside, and routed the wires under the console. Since it's on the top of the center console, it rests right at the top of the tub level - this makes it very effective for topless season.

Lynskey 05-08-2013 07:53 AM

I did a home made prox sensor alarm and I installed the prox sensor upside down in the center console lid and have no issues. Works just as I envisioned. Consealed, unnoticeable and the field is programmed for any reach into the cabin. It also works when you open a door. I set it up for days I am topless/doorless and park at places like the beach, etc. Just something to warn away would-be passers-by thieves..

Here is the write up:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/pro...og-234253.html

As far as the OP is concerned, ask the installer to perform the job correctly.

okcscott 05-08-2013 09:56 PM

Lynskey, great info thanks


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