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    what does hardware not included mean?   (1 Answer)

    By Anonymous March 20, 2016.

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      It means that this is to be purchased if you bought the product elsewhere. This is for the installation only. Best Buy provides free basic installation only when you buy the remote starter from them. Depending on your car, you may have to buy additional parts too.

      By Billy Ocean March 23, 2016.

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      WIll my original key fab still work after installation?   (2 Answers)

      My wife had remote start on her last car but it was purchased with it. the remote had messed up the old key fab. I was curious if the installation messes with the original fab or a new one is added for start?

      By zakrayls February 7, 2015.

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        I have a 2011 Sentra with keyless entry, my remote start is the Viper 2-way system (not sure if this makes any difference). My key fob works in conjunction with it perfectly. I can start it while I'm in the store then come outside and hit panic button to beacon me to the target. Horn still blows when I lock it. All good over here.

        By Techstro April 5, 2015.

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        PRICES   (1 Answer)

        What is the reason for not including the total cost before installation, if you know the make and model of the car/truck and why is there no way to enter the make and model to find out what the cost of the hardware. It may cut down on unhappy customers and increase sales.

        By Anonymous September 29, 2015.

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          Typically there is a lot of confusion with any estimates, every car can be different with different anti theft systems just supplying your year make model wouldn't gaurantee an accurate estimate... Here's a few examples 2003 Toyota Corolla s model came with or without a Antitheft key as a factory option would not know until the car is disassembled. 2001 and up Ford F-150 does it have factory keyless? If not additional parts needed and labor 97 and up Dodge Ram factory anti theft option does it have a black key or grey key? Difference in parts are 100's of dollars for just the type of key you may have .... It goes on and on for nearly every car no idea what your vehicle has equipped post factory assembly, some of these cars supplying a vin would help but moral of the story don't be lazy call or stop in and speak with the installer directly ...Hope this helps

          By An installer January 19, 2016.

        • Question
          Can you install a bulldog remote start system?   (1 Answer)

          By Anonymous August 26, 2014.

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            The Geek squad installed a bull dog remote start system last week and had a flawless, timely and install of it. Will be using these guys in the future again!

            By CommunityAnswer August 28, 2014.

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            I would like to know how long installation of remote starter and car alarm on average will take?   (1 Answer)

            By Stpstylr July 8, 2017.

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              I was told 6 hours. Which sounds about right. I had one installed by a different company years ago. It took them 5 hours. So it can vary. Best thing to do is have someone pick you up there so you won't have to sit around waiting.

              By Gigi August 5, 2017.

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              can you install an alarm system if i bring my own?   (1 Answer)

              i have a brand new car alarm system.can you install it and how much will it coast?

              By lovechild August 10, 2013.

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                Yes, Geek Squad will install a car alarm system if you did not purchase the device from us. Installation varies from $29.99 and $149.99 (Hardware not included). To find out how much it will cost, I would suggest contacting to your local Geek Squad that offers a car installation service.

                By KatBBY August 11, 2013.

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              I have a 2016 corolla and a Viper 5806V. Will it really cost me $200 to install everything or will it go up to 500 from different costs? I will bring every part needed.   (1 Answer)

              By Reza July 22, 2017.

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                If you brought on line. Alarm and remote start. $199.99 + 35.99 for advanced ad on install. That all you need

                By Th122207 August 11, 2017.

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              if i buy your starter online does geek squad come to my location for installation   (1 Answer)

              By doug December 23, 2016.

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                Car installations are able to be performed in the installation bays located in your local Best Buy store.

                By GeekSquadSupport December 24, 2016.

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              I see a ton of questions, just as I have that dont seem to be amswered..... begs the question as to the support I may see from bestbuy if I purchased this?? Why no responses? Do you instal remote starters? I dont mind if its your house brand but curious .   (1 Answer)

              By Charris December 1, 2016.

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                Hi Charris - Geek Squad does install remote starters. We are sorry for the delay in responding to your specific question. Sometimes, when a very technical or specific question is asked it takes time to track down the answer.

                By GeekSquadSupport December 1, 2016.

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              Is this a basic installtion for someone who has already purchased a remote starter seperatly and needs an installation?   (0 Answers)

              By Tyler October 12, 2017.

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