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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, just got Viper Smartstart installed on my 04 Escalade in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Hi All, I was debating on getting a subscription to ONSTAR for my 04 but after reading the articles here ...
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    Thumbs up just got Viper Smartstart installed on my 04 Escalade

    Hi All,

    I was debating on getting a subscription to ONSTAR for my 04 but after reading the articles here and hearing about how many vehicles are stolen and violated with Onstar I decided to purchase a viper alarm. I know that any car can be stolen but I am very happy with my purchase . I also purchased the smart start unit to be controlled via Iphone ,a glass break sensor and a tilt sensor to alert me if it is being jacked up or towed away . My question to you guys here is do any of you own this system and how reliable has it been for you ?

    Thanks

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    I have it... No issues thus far, jus renewed for another year

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    How much did a setup like that cost, if you don't mind me asking.

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    Re: just got Viper Smartstart installed on my 04 Escalade

    All together with installation I spent almost 1000 dollars . Best buy did the installation and it took the guy around 11 hours to install everything how I wanted it . I also told him to wire it so that the horn goes off at the same time the siren does to make it louder and more noticeable . It's really cool though to be sent a text message and an email immediately if someone tries to violate your vehicle .

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    I paid about $500 in parts and installed myself (disclosure) I am a certified installer

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    Re: just got Viper Smartstart installed on my 04 Escalade

    Why did it take the guy so long to install mine ? How long did it take you to install your own system ?

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    Its a rough install with programming as well so it takes time, your installer probably had customers to help and phones to answer on top of the install

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    Re: just got Viper Smartstart installed on my 04 Escalade

    I have the same setup in mine. Mine was about $850.00 installed out the door from Best Buy. It took their installer about 6 hours to do. He's a really cool guy and they run a ton of installs.

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