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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 09:32 PM
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ok, i had my alarm done a few months back and since getting my pass key fault problem done at the stealership and having them touch the wiring for the vats sake, noticed something hanging near my e-brake pedal thats small seethru box which i looked up turns out to be the shock sensor

now unfortunatly for my sake the shop that done the install has gone up in smoke (true to the pun) and i'm no installer but i damn well know that shouldn't be there so i'm asking for those of you who install these alarms for a living where should the shock senor be properly place in the car?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 01:02 AM
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Some people zip tie them to the steering column and some people zip tie them to the wiring under the dash. Steering column seems to be front of the car biased. zip tied to wiring seems to not always work the way you want and sometimes hard to program. I like to use some double sided tape and mount them to the dash plastic or metal under the dash. I have mine behing my dash bezel. You can try zip attaching it to the wiring under the dash and then test it to make sure it works the way you want. Shut the doors, arm the alarm, and lightly hit the door frames to see how far away it reads and how well it picks up.
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 01:12 AM
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thanks for the info, definitely will try that as i also gotta tweak the proximity sensor i got as well.

i kinda thought things like that should be attached on the side of the car or the firewall but i guess it will proly be a pain to deal with if it were there.
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2006, 07:06 PM
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I had mine screwed into an extra hole near the ashtray and it would not work right, ie set so a passing truck won't set it off and you had to hit the door very hard to get it to go off. Feel the bottom of the dash when a 18 wheeler goes by and it vibrates alot. I moved it to the trans tunnel up near the firewall and it works great (previous owner had a speaker for a cellphone mounted there so I allready had a hole)
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