Video: installing a Viper remote start system


Robert Ferency-Viars

Robert Ferency-Viars is the managing editor for the Crutchfield car A/V learning content, and has been with the company since 1999. A Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he loves spending time with his wonderful wife and sons, listening to music, writing, and playing games with friends. Robert's love for car audio began at 16 when he installed his first car stereo.

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One of the best tools in the fight against cold temperatures is a remote start system for your car — so when it’s freezing outside, your vehicle will be all toasty and ready to roll when you get in it. Viper, the most popular brand of security and remote start systems, adds a whole new level of ease and convenience to your driving fun.

You'll also get some peace of mind along with convenience. The Viper Responder LC3 security system includes Starter Kill, which prevents hot-wiring, and a dual-stage shock sensor, which tells a siren to chirp a warning and then unleash ear-splitting blasts when an intrusion occurs. Additional features include 24/7 roadside assistance with your SmartStart service plan (subscription required), and SmartPark, which remembers where you parked and provides directions back to your car when you need them.

This video shows an installation in a Nissan Maxima, using the Responder LC3, XpressKit DB-ALL interface and the XpressKit Nissan harness.

  • Ryan Thompson from Temple Hills, MD

    Posted on 8/10/2015 1:36:50 AM

    Whats is a good website or link for me to lookup the schematics of my car to install my remote start

  • Buck Pomerantz from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/10/2015 3:30:49 PM

    Ryan, You can search our online Knowledge Base for some of that information. Just type in the year, make, and model of your vehicle in the question field and click Search. For more extensive wiring information, try looking at forums specificaly geared to your model vehicle.

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