Alarm/Immobiliser/Keyless Entry

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 22:10
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Hi Group,
I am looking for an alarm system for the GU Patrol.

While I am at it I may as well get a keyless entry and immobiliser too. Looked at the Black Widow system from Strathfield Car Radio, which seemed to fit my needs but the salesman couldn't tell me how the immobiliser works on a diesel motor. So I wasn't prepared to buy it there and then till I asked you guys about it.

Has anyone here got a Black Widow system on their diesel?
Are they good?
Are there better systems for the same cost?

thanks
waynepdCheers
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Reply By: mcgra - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 22:28

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 22:28
hi ya wayne

i bought one from the USA via ebay has all the bits u mentioned but also remote start which means u can start the truck before u get in.

it comes with a relay switch which redirects the ignition thru the black box which is where all the electionics are same as an emoberliser.

also if your silly enuff to leave the keys in the ignition and some one drives of u can press the button on the remote which kills the car and sets the alarm off.

its a mannix alarm.
do a search for 'remote start' on www.ebay.com.au

and then use there lnk to there website and have a look you can also email otehr people who have bought one here in oz and ask what they think.

gra

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Follow Up By: Prado Boy - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 22:51

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 22:51
G'day mcgra

Do you have the link for the mannix alarm? And do you know if it'll work with a Turbo Timer? (I am thinking of getting the ARB Turbo Timer.) The remote start thing sounds cool!

Also - roughly how much?

Many thanx in advance. Cheers,
Prado Boy
P.S. Safe to assume it'll work on a TD Prado?
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Follow Up By: mik - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 10:19

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 10:19
waynepd
have a look at CYCLOPS ALARMS, after using this product for more than five years on a turbo diesal, i highly reccomend this product. has all the features your looking for, including turbo timer software. this world class, australian product is available country wide. check out web for details www.dynamco.com.au/
hope this helps
mik
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Follow Up By: The Crow - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 17:49

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 17:49
Is the alarm you got the same as the one on the site I have had a look at it on the site and I am thinking of getting one is it as good as it sounds and are you happy with it. Just don't want to get ripped off.
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Follow Up By: mcgra - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 22:22

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 22:22
hey crow

yes it is the one from mannix and it is as they say.

and yes it is as good as they say im very happy with it
they are very good to deal with u get it in about 4 days and it works well.

they do assist if you are unsure with setting it up and give assistance via email if yr unsure.
it wasnt to hard if you have installed a car alarm before you shouldnt have to much trouble

gra
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Reply By: Thor - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 11:11

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 11:11
Here is the link for the remote start/alarm gizmo. Very cool indeed. How good would it be to have an alarm to start your car for you at a certain time!

MANNIX 2-WAY LCD REMOTE START ALARM+ EXTRA
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Reply By: Troopie - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:16

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:16
G'day
I have the Blackwidow system in my truck - a diesel troopy (naturally aspirated) - no complaints from me. It is remote central locking and hasn't mucked up for me across some pretty long rough trips.

Only thing - make sure they set it so that it doesn't auto-arm itself. Mine was set like this so while out camping the first weekend it was in it was forever arming itself when all the doors were closed. You can turn this setting off - but the manual had/has one small mistake meaning the instructions for truning off the auto-arm function don't work.

This could be fixed by now of couse.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Roger - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:20

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:20
Hi Wayne,
Stick with Strath Rads at least you can go back if it fails.
Also remember in this state n.s.w. it is unlawfull to leave a vehicle with motor running even if it is locked. Also the insurance boys take a dim view if stolen.
Did you enjoy your outback bash after the big feed n the zoo.
RegardsDodg
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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 22:16

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 22:16
Hi Rog,
yeh mate we had a great time. I did mention meeting you and Bruce etc in a previous post. Is there any seafood left in Dubbo these days?? LOL.

I tend to agree with your idea about strathfield rather than an import that may be hard to repair. And i am quite capable of starting my own car with a key. I don't see a use for remote starting. Cheers
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Reply By: mcgra - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:03

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:03
hello

it comes with built in turbo timer, also if u use the remote start and someone trys to steal it as soon as they touch the break it cuts out.
also the alarm sounds on yr key ring and u can shut it down remotely.

i have a 60 series with an after market turbo in it and its fine.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2431613296&category=31250

thats the ebay site.

they have sold a fe where in oz and i emailed 7 people here to get an idea from them as to how they rated it.

i will be buying another one for the better halfs car.

gra


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Follow Up By: The Crow - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 14:25

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 14:25
What type of 4x4 do you have and was it easy to fit or did you use a auto elect shop.
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Reply By: Spanky - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:26

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:26
Dont worry about it NO ONE STEALS NISSANS they are crap. TOYOTAS are the car everyone steals cause EVERYONE WANTS ONE>

Oh What A Feeling !!!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 22:02

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 22:02
The name Spanky - is that something to do with monkeys?
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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 22:06

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 22:06
Hi Spanky,
Just goes to confirm my opinion of thieves being STUPID as well as inconsiderate a***holes.

keep the medication up mate you can only get better from this point on.

cheers
waynepdCheers
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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 22:30

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 22:30
Thanks everyone for the responses,
(even Spanky's..get back to your homework young man and let the adults talk )

You have given me some things to think about
cheers
WaynepdCheers
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