When it's time to invest in a remote car starter, don't trust your vehicle with anyone else. Here at Custom Audio in Erie, PA, we understand that for most people their vehicle is one of their largest financial investments, and we go to great lengths to protect that investment. That's why we do things a little differently. We do not unnecessarily cut wires and we do not use plastic T-tap connectors. Instead, we use the military splice method.
THE CUSTOM AUDIO WAY
- We do not unnecessarily cut wires and we do not use plastic T-tap connectors. Instead, we use the Military Splice method. Meaning that we expose the vehicle wiring and then wrap the remote start wire around it.
- We then solder the wire. This ensures the securest connection possible.
- Taping the wire prevents the wires from a potential short.
- We will ziptie the connection to ensure that the electrical tape stays in place.
- As an added safety feature, we install a mercury switch or pin switch to prevent the vehicle from starting with the remote starter once the hood is opened. (When the vehicle is not equipped with one from the factory)
- Some vehicles require the use of 10 gauge power wire with an inline fuse that is connected directly to the vehicles battery.
*Installs like this do take a little longer, and we may not be able to do them in mass quantities, but we value quality over quantity every time.*
THE "OTHER" WAY
- The "other" way of doing a remote start install consists of cutting the vehicles wiring and making a crimped connection. This method should not be used because it is not meant to be permanent and can easily separate causing an adverse effect to a function of the vehicle.
- A Scotchlock or T-Tap connector bites down on the factory wire connecting it to the remote start wire. This connector is not meant to be used in cars as it does not always have a perfect connection which can lead to problems down the road. We do not use these because they are not meant to be permanent connectors. The constant vibrations of driving can comprise the connection.