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I did not order an alarm with the LX. Any comments about having outside auto alarm shop install an alarm. What is a good reliable brand? Any problems and things to avoid?
 

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According to my dealer...........The Honda "security system" offered as an option for the LX (standard on the EX) only works if the doors are opened, and an add-on hood switch can also be added. It is all operated in conjunction with the stock horn.

As far as aftermarket alarm systems go I currently have a Viper system on my Acura Integra purchased and installed at Circuit City that works great. It is seismic so that it not only activates if doors are opened but also when there is movement/vibration (someone jacking the car up) or someone breaking a window for example.

We have a Silver Pilot EX on order which comes with the Honda "security system" and not sure if we'll upgrade to a more robust security system.
 

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ALARM FOR EX

I JUST WENT THROUGHT THIS CRAP WITH THE DEALER I PURCHASED
MY EX FROM.....TIPTON HONDA TOLD US WE DID NOT HAVE GLASS
BREAKAGE ON OUR EX PILOT ALARM....NOT SO ACCORDING TO
HONDA USA....ALSO I WENT ON LINE FOUND THE PARTS # FOR THE
HONDA ALARM THAT IS ON THE EX ......THE SAME AS YOU WOULD GET
IF YOU PURCHASED FOR THE LX (MAKING SURE IT IS A HONDA PART)
IT IS ALSO THE SAME ALARM AS THE OTHER EX MODELS..THE ACCORD, THE VAN ,,,, I ALSO PURCHASED A EX-CRV AND HAD THE ALARM INSTALLED........THE ALARM BRAIN DOES HAVE A SENSOR.
I'M STILL PISSED OFF AT HOW MY HUSBAND AND I WERE TOLD THAT
OUR EX DID NOT HAVE GLASS BREAKAGE AND SO WE FELL FOR THE
YOU NEED TO BUY THE UPGRADE....AT THE TUNE OF 469 ,,,IT GETS
BETTER IT WASN'T A HONDA PART AND IT WAS THE WHOLE SYSTEM!!! TIPTON DID TAKE THE AFTER MARKET ALARM OFF AND GAVE US OUR MONEY BACK...WHAT A NIGHTMARE....THEY STILL CLAIM
THEY DID NOTHING WRONG.....SO BUYER BEWARE!!!!
HOPE THIS HELPS AND IF ANYONE NEEDS MORE INFO I WILL GLADLY
GIVE IT... GEE CAR DEALERS WONDER WHY THEY HAVE A BAD
REPUTATION!!!!
 

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I have LX. I ordered it from Tim, and installed it myself.
It took 3-4 hours, but it was my first time. Instruction fairly good and I am happy with the alarm and remote entry function it provides. Cost was $280.
My dealer offer to install it for $50 (thru the back door) labor. My SIL took that route.
 

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Ok just a few points.

The oem alarm for the LX to bring it to same specs as EX is not $280 from tim it is $330 parts. It is three kits, not two (don't forgeet the hood latch). My dealer will install all three for $485. That is $155 installation over tim's price. Or the two main componenets for $418 ($140 labor over Tim's price).

I am good with mechanics, have all the tools but looking at the instructions it is clear to me it will cost me more than $150 in time and frustration if I do it myself.

It is the only accessory install I would not do myself.

FYI the EX factory and the LX accessory alarm are identical and BOTH have glass break sensor.
 

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Geo said:
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FYI the EX factory and the LX accessory alarm are identical and BOTH have glass break sensor.
Correction/clarification: The EX factory alarm, i.e., the one that comes standard with the vehicle from Alliston, does N O T have glass breakage sensors... :)
 

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Correction/clarification: The EX factory alarm, i.e., the one that comes standard with the vehicle from Alliston, does N O T have glass breakage sensors... :)
ok i will take your word for it. I understood that the units were identical. This info was from honda service person who does electronic instals at dealership, not from a salesman. He told me the box had the same part number and even how to ajdust glass sensativity. If i am wrong sorry.
 

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Geo said:
ok i will take your word for it. I understood that the units were identical. This info was from honda service person who does electronic instals at dealership, not from a salesman. He told me the box had the same part number and even how to ajdust glass sensativity. If i am wrong sorry.
Geo: Would you mind if I asked a question? :confused:

What were the steps that the service tech gave you for adjusting the sensitivity of the glass breakage sensor? :8:

I'm 99.9% sure that the EX (at least for the 2003 models) doesn't have the glass breakage sensor, but I'm willing to see if I can adjust the glass breakage sensor if I do indeed have one on my Pilot... :)
 

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kemosabe,

I understand in the 04 lx optional oem the main alarm control unit is installed in the left (driver) side kickpanel and that there are a couple of switches and one dial. the dial adjusts the glass breakage sensor which is also right on the main control unit.

Perhaps you want to give your service center a call to confirm before removing any interior trim in case I am wrong.
 
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