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Old 01-23-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default Pros & Cons of having hood and trunk triggers connected to the alarm system?

I'm getting a compustar alarm system (2WFM) in my car next week.
I was wondering what are the Pros & Cons of having hood and trunk triggers connected to the alarm system?
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:22 PM   #2
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Pro - easy way to defeat your alarm is to disconnect the battery, if someone can pop your hood without the alarm going off you'll never hear the alarm.

Con - Use strong metal pins or the factory pin if its lubbed properly. Plastic pins bend after a while, plastic gets "metal fatigue (plastic fatigue ?) and a bent pin will trick the alarm into thinking the hood has moved triggering the alarm.

- Using the factory pin , if its sticky will produce the same result.


IN the end I call it a "must" do as leaving those areas unprotectd just gives the thief an easy backdoor into your car.
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I wanted to ask someone else besides the installer for reasons; since it means more money for them.

Thanks
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:28 PM   #4
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If possible, try to get magnetic switches instead of standard pins. The magnetic switches are sealed and not as susceptable to the weather and wear and tear as mechanical pins.

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