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    Whats the best way to alarm upgrade

    Hi there I just got my 99 astra 1.6 sport which I really like, problem is the overall spec isn't even close to my old 93 Cav SRI.

    I've got the imobiliser and remote central locking part but no alarm, what's the best way to upgrade.
    I'm told the cabin alarm is normally via an ultrasonic or perhaps microwave unit in the front courtesy light, could this be retro fitted as I read here in the technical guides that the wiring is in place for electric wing mirror conversion so it might also be for the alarm?

    How have others upgraded their system?

    Regards, MikeDes

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    If you want a alarm system your better off upgrading it with a after market system. To the best of my knoledge there isn't any wiring already in the car for it

    Going to a decent alarm specialist it should cost you around £250 for a upgarde alarm either with it's own remotes or linked to the factory remote

    If your local to I could do it a bit cheaper
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    not sure if you car will have the loom for the alarm although it may all be there as my 99 sport has got the full standard vaux alarm

    if the loom is there then there may be the bonent switch already in place (it is located to the top left hand side of the engine

    if there isn't any loom for the standard alarm then i would suggest getting an after market system fitted

    which will probably be better than the standard vaux one anyway

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    you only just beat me andy...only just..i'll get you next time

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    Nope no bonnet switch looks like the after market units the way to go, thanks for the info guys.

    Regards, MikeDes

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    Alarm or stand alone Black Jax

    You could either go for an alarm such as Avital, Toad or Clifford or get a stand alone Clifford Black Jax fitted. The Black Jax is a good 'piece of mind' bit of kit. Even if a nerdy scum bag car thief gets your keys it's useless without your Black Jax code. Also effective if you get car jacked (God forbid of course!)

    A Thatcham Category 1 Avital would be around £295 fully fitted or a Cat 1 Clifford would be around £400 (that would include Black Jax and Dual Zone prox sensor etc

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    Thanks Iain I had a Toad fitted to a car two or three years ago and it seemed to work pretty well, think I'll go for another one.

    Cheers MikeDes

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