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Ok, so I made a post about 2 weeks ago about my tC's alarm systemcausing fuses to blow. I'm sorry to say that things haven't gotten any better for me since my last post...
Latest update:
After the car being in the shop for a week and half, I talk to the service manager and he says that they can't get it to blow fuses when the alarm system is not connected. so, here is the plan of action, approved by toyota, apparently: I drive the car around this week and see if I can get any fuses to pop using it the way that I use my car(have the radio and the heat on at the same time *gasp*) and at the end of the week, they want me to decide between 2 options:
1-Take the alarm system out completely. I get my money back. This is not an option for me because I live in a fairly large city in a neighborhood known to be so so on safety.
2-Have an "aftermarket" non-scion alarm system installed in place of the one that I have. This is a better option than the first one, but I risk messing up my warranty with aftermarket parts and it downright just pisses me off, it seems that no one else has had this problem, so why should I have to settle?

I don't know what to do. I'm angry. I've called Scion and no one really seems to have an answer for me that I like. Either this dealership has been really pulling the wool over my eyes, or something is seriously wrong with my car. I just want to drive my new car and not have to worry about something going wrong with it all the time. I mean, I bought this car for all of the options(including the security system!), so why should I accept anything less than what I am expecting?
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Put on an aftermarket alarm. Scion security is crappy.

I have a Viper 791xv. Alarm w/ LED remote (displays where the alerts are on the car) that does vibrating or beep alerts. Plus it has a remote start. All for only $400 installed (Probably cheaper than what you paid for Scion Security).
 

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Originally posted by krdshrk@Jan 9 2006, 03:41 PM
Put on an aftermarket alarm. Scion security is crappy.

I have a Viper 791xv. Alarm w/ LED remote (displays where the alerts are on the car) that does vibrating or beep alerts. Plus it has a remote start. All for only $400 installed (Probably cheaper than what you paid for Scion Security).
That is a sweet security system. but i had lots of trouble with it because i had Car toys install it and that night with a strong breaze it was going off. it was way to touchy. it took me a long time to get it to finally not go off every 5 minutes. once i got that set though it was sweet.

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Factory alarms sucks. Factory alarms have always sucked. The Scion Security system is no exception. Like the others said, get an aftermarket system. It'll be cheaper and it'll work tons better.
 

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If the dealer's techs are going to be the one installing the aftermarket alarm, you'll have a pretty ironclad defense against them if they try to say that the aftermarket alarm caused a malfunction in the electrical system. In other words, it's going to be tough for them to say that the manufacturer's warranty doesn't apply because a part that THEY installed caused a malfunction.

That, and I have not known one person who had an alarm cause electrical system problems.
 

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Originally posted by sarahbott@Jan 10 2006, 08:46 AM
You're sure it doesn't mess up the warranty on the car's electrical system? I'm not so sure that's true...
This shouldnt do anything to the warranty. Also ive never heard of it messing with someones wires, and if it ever does it's super rare. i sugjest getting it installed by a place that knows what their doing though so that your satisfied with the end results.
 

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Look up the magnusson-moss act, it essentially states that your warranty may not be void solely based upon the installation of aftermarket accessories to your vehicle. However, if the product itself or improper installation cause damage to the vehicle then you could be in trouble. I suggest getting a product with a lifetime warranty (all dei systems) and having it professionally installed by a company that warranties their installation for as long as you own your car.
 
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