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Everyone,

As of last night the convertible top on my SSR is REMOTE CONTROLLED!!!!!! YEAH!! :party

MY HAT GOES OFF TO VICTOR KELLY OF VICTOR KELLY ALARMS IN VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA:thumbs

From inside my house or from hundreds of feet away I can not only remote start and stop my vehicle with the press and release of a button! but I can also

RAISE AND LOWER THE TOP WITH THE PRESS OF A BUTTON! :flag

All from the same remote starter and alarm that I had installed!

This is wonderful! Now for get great respect I have for Victor I won't give away his secrets, but all he had to do was to add some additional programming to the already existing starter/alarm, install some relays and diodes and Voila!

IT WORKS!

What is great about this is that if I am driving with the top down and want to go inside someplace. I can just get out of the car and raise the top while I am going inside! Or when I am ready to leave I can start the car and lower the top so that when I get to the car the top is already down! THAT'S SO GOOL! :cool

Also, Victor checked around and spoke to others who have attempted this with other remote starters/alarms. He gave me the the straight story on some of the other installations. You definitely have to know what you are doing. Apparently it was not as easy as it seemed. Some of the other installations involved the internal fuses of the car being blown. These were not the fuses behind the seat or under the hood which are relatively easy to get to. There apparently are fuses within the vehicle that require some disassembly of the vehicle to access. When those fuses were blown reported the cars had to be taken back to the dealers (discretely) for repair.

Not my SSR. No Sir, reprogram the alarm/starter brain install the aforementioned hardware and that was it!

Now what was also Cool is that Victor got to see first hand the GREAT Appeal of these vehicles. The car was parked in front of the shop while it was being tested (make sure the top functions properly and eveything else-remote start, remote turn off, remote-window-up and down) worked properly. Well, people from Rusty's cafe and the other shops would stop and couldn't believe their eyes! They were absolutely amazed at the SSR! (They thought the top went up and down automatically until Victor told them he made it happen)

Nevertheless, he got to see that with the SSR a person is a celebrity. People want to stop, chat, ask questions and be friends. All this is well and good, but it doesn't help to get the work done.

Anyway, Victor already has another person who is getting their top automated, so if you want to do it go for it before he gets too busy. Summer is just around the corner.

Also he and I are talking about doing some other stuff.

Finally the reason for all this praise is because he is contentious, stands behind his work and he loves what he does! You should have seen the look on his face and heard the excitement in his voice when he told me that he'd figured out how to automate the top. We need people just like him to help us with our vehicles, so I am passing him along to you.

You know, this vehicle is very cool, but with my new goodies it just got a whole lot cooler!

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Sounds just like my buddy, Mike Hudson at Boomers audio and alarm here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the same way. Going to get him to do it again on this 05 I have now. :cool :thumbs
 

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Sounds incredible. How much (if you don't mind me asking) and can you provide the phone number for the company?

Thanks!
 

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Victor Kelly Alarms in Victorville, California

ssrbh said:
Sounds incredible. How much (if you don't mind me asking) and can you provide the phone number for the company?

Thanks!

ssrbh,

Here is the contact information for Victor Kelly Alarms

Victor Kelly Alarms
14196 Armagosa Road
Victorville, California
760-951-2440


Also I don't want to obligate him to a particular price, but tell him you are a forum member and he will give you a great deal! I will say that he was NOT pricey. I believe that there was a post where someone paid almost $1200 for their alarm. All I can say is please see Victor. Also I will admit that I do not know what those others had done to their vehicle. Maybe the price was appropriate, but do yourself a favor and see Victor.

Also I will say that when I was checking around I called some alarm manufactures for some of the products he offers and I was very, very surprised that they automatically told me what a great guy he was. What struck me about it was all I had to do was mention his name and out popped praise for him.

In my 23+ years in business, I know that it really takes something to have that kind of reputation.

I hope that this helps, and if you get the top done just be ready for that extra jolt of amazement you will get from people. Don't be in too much of a hurry to get somewhere. Those people who were thinking about talking to you will now talk to you, and those people who already would talk to you now have more to talk about!

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That is a Fax #

I looked him up on the Superpages and got
Victor Kelly Alarms
14196 Amargosa Road Suite E, Victorville, CA 92392
(760) 962-4105


Hours start @ 9:00 Am Mon-Sat west cost time
 

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Number Correct Just Set-Up to Fax

thatrhinoguy said:
That is a Fax #

I looked him up on the Superpages and got
Victor Kelly Alarms
14196 Amargosa Road Suite E, Victorville, CA 92392
(760) 962-4105


Hours start @ 9:00 Am Mon-Sat west cost time

That's him. Also the number I posted is correct. It is the number I have always reached him at. It is also the number in the Yellow Pages. Presently, it is just set-up for the fax machine. I tried your number and I was also able to reach him there as well. So, try both. If you can't get him at one you are sure to reach him at the other.

Thanks for posting this response. Otherwise people interested would not know how to reach him. :thumbs

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how do you by-pass the brake pedal being depressed and keep it safe, can this be activated when the vehicle is moving :eek

sounds really cool though. :thumbs

How long did it take to install?
 

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How???

Think of it like hooking up an additional battery directly to the starter motor. It's gonna turn. Even if the car is in gear. With the right connections the truck's computer control system is completly bypassed, including any need to press the break pedal, also bypassed are all the safeguards preventing undesirable retractions.

Now having said that, It's easier to just fake the computer into believing the various switches, buttons and pedals have been activated as necessary. Relays hooked up in parallel to the swtiches would would take care of that. That would leave the SSR's computers in charge of the actual sequence. Most if not all the safeguards would stay in place.
 

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Do you use the factory remotes or do you have to use a aftermarket remote? If it is an aftermarket remote dose it replace all the functions of the factory one or do you have to carry two of them?
 
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Now having said that, It's easier to just fake the computer into believing the various switches, buttons and pedals have been activated as necessary. Relays hooked up in parallel to the swtiches would would take care of that. That would leave the SSR's computers in charge of the actual sequence. Most if not all the safeguards would stay in place.
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This was the way mine was done so the computer was still in control.
aftermarket remot done everything + that the factory one done.

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Relays Take Care of The Brake

TicketBait,

As one of the others posted here the break pedel being bi-passed is a function of the relays that are installed. I would rather answer generically so as not to give away Victor's secrets.

Also, I use both remotes only because I want to. The vehicle is escentially double alarmed this way. I only use the factory remote as a double alarm. In other words, if I open the vehicle with the aftermarket alarm and the factory alram has not been turned off, the factory alarm will sound. Also vice-versa with the factory alarm. Otherwise the aftermarket alarm does everything the factory alarm can do.

Finally, the top will not activate when the vehicle is moving. The vehicle functions normally. You have to depress the brake to raise and lower the top. Only if you stop, put the vehicle in park and press the remote will the top raise and lower.

I hope this answers all the questions.

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Do yiu need the key in the car to use the romote top.
 

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No

JRYS said:
Do yiu need the key in the car to use the romote top.
No,

I do not need the key in the vehicle to use the remote control. The way I had the vehicle set up is that the vehicle must be running before the remote will operate. This saves the battery. So here is how it works.

1) Press the remote start button. The remote signals that it recieved the instruction then the vehicle starts and the remote then gives you a signal on the remote control screen that the vehicle has started.

2) Press the button that will activate the top. The remote signals that it has recieved the proper instruction and then the top activates.

You do not need the key to activate the top.

However, after you have remote started the vehicle if you enter it and then try to shift out of park without first putting the key in the ignition and turning it to the "On" position, the remote starter will shutdown and lock-out the vehicle.

In other words, you need to have the key inserted into the vehicle and the vehicle turned to "On" before the remote start will let you take the vehicle. This is a safety feature so that no-one can take the vehicle without the key after it is remote started.

I hope that this answers your questions.

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