Hey everyone I will install this remote start on my 2007 Jk, if anyone has had problems / luck with this product please give me a heads up?
Thanks for the heads up on the Bulldog, I was going to buy one, but I think I'll take your advice and go with a Viper. Any specific model that works best for the JK?Don't install a Bulldog! I install alarms and remote starts for a living, and Bulldog is probably my least favorite brand. The wires won't all be long enough, and the quality is horrid. Do yourself a favor and buy a Viper!
Are you doing it yourself? This won't be a simple install, as the new JK's have chipped keys and an unconventional ignition system.
Thanks for the info! Use to install car stereos when I was in college for a dealership, so should be able to handle this install too.The model of remote starter isn't what will dictate how easy it is to install in your JK. You really just need to make sure you get the correct immobilizer bypass and doorlock interface. UnionThug plans to use an XpressKit XK03; not sure why, as it doesn't appear to work with the JK's... the XK09 maybe. I would recommend using the XpressKit DBALL or the FlashLogic FLCAN; either can be purchased at a local Best Buy or car audio shop, and if you're lucky, they will flash it to the correct firmware and print the wiring info for a small fee. If you know your way around basic DC electronics and can read a wiring schematic, you should be able to figure it out, but I don't recommend doing it yourself unless you've done similar jobs before. Make the wrong connection and you could end up costing yourself thousands in repairs.
If you are looking for an alarm and remote start, check out the Viper 5901/5704. I have it on my Jeep along with a motion sensor and battery backup system, and couldn't be happier.
I noticed you referenced Viper, I thought you were ok with me going Bulldog, being that it is on the way?eboven said:The only thing I can stress is the bench prep - look over the manual, inspect the vehicle and find the wiring you need, and prep the viper brain and the bypass module accordingly. This step is often where people skimp, and the install's appearance and possibly it's integrity is compromised. Trying to troubleshoot a rats nest in the dash will cost you more if you need to bring it into a shop to diagnose your issues.
Also, I do not recommend the use of connectors like T-Taps or Scotchlocks, especially for the CAN High and CAN Low wires which carry data signals. I solder all my connections for remote starters for a lifetime of use.
Really, it's up to you and what you want installed in your Jeep. If you just want to get something in there to start it, than the Bulldog will do it, and you may not have any issues with it. If you want the best, than Viper is the way to go. I only referenced the Viper again because that's what I'm used to using - it's just second nature at this point.I noticed you referenced Viper, I thought you were ok with me going Bulldog, being that it is on the way?