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    Re: Alarm fitters to AVOID

    Guys I should have read this post earlier...hope its not too late!
    I've just put my Corrado back on the road after 2 years of sitting on the drive. There is no sound coming from my old Toad Ai600. So I rang Gap Security and they quoted a new siren (fitted) at £150. Then they suggested I get a new alarm for £300 - Hornet Maxx 1. So I thought, my key fobs have no rubbers buttons, one fob is broken and the range on the Ai600 is 20 cm from the car - why not. But they have taken my money up front and in their terms and conditions it states the following about cancellations:

    "10) The contract may be cancelled by the Client with a 25% charge of the total order being made to cover costs providing this is no later than 24 hours prior to the agreed time of delivery and free fitting."

    That means if I cancel they will charge me £70. They are due to arrive tomorrow afternoon...hope its not a chav in a Vauxhall and hope they don't cut the wires of my Rado!

    I felt the sales guy was quote pushy. Should have stuck to my gut instincts. Now that I have read this thread I feel really sick!

    Will keep you posted.
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    Re: Alarm fitters to AVOID

    Ok an update on the fitting.

    The fitter wasn't too bad but they had to rearrange the fitting date as they over-ran on a previous job.

    Did a clean job. However just this weekend I noticed that the Hornet Maxx II was not wired up to my bonnet. So on Saturday morning, while I was tinkering about with the battery compartment I noticed that the alarm reactivated itself even though the bonnet was open.

    So i tested the rest of the entry points - doors and boot. Alarm didn't reactivate itself when these were open.

    So I called GapSecurity this morning and the sales guy there didn't really want to know. Told me to call the fitter directly. Tried calling fitter, got voicemail. Left message (twice) but no reply.

    Will keep you posted.
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    Re: Alarm fitters to AVOID

    Quote Originally Posted by abrargill
    Ok an update on the fitting.

    The fitter wasn't too bad but they had to rearrange the fitting date as they over-ran on a previous job.

    Did a clean job. However just this weekend I noticed that the Hornet Maxx II was not wired up to my bonnet. So on Saturday morning, while I was tinkering about with the battery compartment I noticed that the alarm reactivated itself even though the bonnet was open.

    So i tested the rest of the entry points - doors and boot. Alarm didn't reactivate itself when these were open.

    So I called GapSecurity this morning and the sales guy there didn't really want to know. Told me to call the fitter directly. Tried calling fitter, got voicemail. Left message (twice) but no reply.

    Will keep you posted.
    Any luck mate?
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    Re: Alarm fitters to AVOID

    Hi there.

    I managed to get through to the fitter directly. He gave me some story that he definately connected it to the bonnet but it must have come loose - CAT 1 alarm? Don't think so!

    Anyway - he's asked me to rearrange to fit it. Will call him this week to do so and update you.

    Cheers.
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    Best of luck, they are barstewards
    Corrado VR6 No:3

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    it seems to me that the more you spend the worse it gets!avoid exec spec Nottingham!!!RUSH JOB,POOR WIRING,ONLY OFFSIDE INDICATORS FLASH WHEN ENGAGED,AND A CHIMP COULD HAVE PUT THE DASH BACK TOGETHER BETTER!proxy sensitivity set way too high Clifford concept 650 £450.ouch!

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    SECURE A CAR.

    Had a hornet maxx 1 fitted about 3 months ago, it went off when it was windy and also when it rained, not good if you live in england lol. The full closure stopped working the day after it was fitted, and the valet mode did not work at all.

    Phoned them up and asked what could be wrong?? they told me to check the bonnet pin they fitted (no problem there) and then to check the micro swith in the boot. yeh that was ok.

    asked for somebody to come and have a look at it, they said they dont come out to fix alarms as people are known to mess with alarms after being installed (WTF) Well sorry but i'm not driving from sutton coldfield to stoke to have an alarm looked at they they fitted, so they sent somebody down to look at it, after a few hours the remote locking was working and the alarm was not just going off for no reason, so all good??? NO ITS NOT now the alrm will not go off at all.

    so its off to stoke later to have a row as they want nothing to do with the alarm anymore.

    SECURE A CAR AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE.

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    asked for somebody to come and have a look at it, they said they dont come out to fix alarms as people are known to mess with alarms after being installed (WTF)
    I don't know anyone who has messed with an alarm after getting it installed. The reason most people get them installed is because they don't understand wiring, or want nothing to do with it! There are so many cowboys out there it's unbelievable.. no wonder once you find a reputable person (e.g. Andy @ TrimWizard) you stick with them like GLUE!

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    exactly jim, esp me as i'm sooooo colour blind lol
    need another corrado in my life, much less hassle than a woman.

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    Just fit it you're self,if you allowed 2 days to fit the alarm ( if this is all new to you) you can't go wrong.
    Fitting a alarm is straight forward it is just time to fit

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