Now that our 87 D150 project truck is almost complete and were able to drive it, we want to make it secure from predators. We called our friends at Crutchfield to help us pick the best security system for our needs. Crutchfield suggests that we have a system with a two-stage shock sensor, glass tampering sensor, two-stage two-zone motion sensor, starter disable, and keyless entry. Additionally, Crutchfield recommends a separate kit with door lock actuators so the doors will automatically lock when the alarm is set.
Fortunately, we discovered this was a very simple kit to install and is programmable to the owners liking. Follow along and see how its done.
Automatic LockingTo be on the safe side, we decided to install door lock actuators and hook them up to the alarm. This ensures that the doors lock automatically when the alarm is enabled and unlock when its disabled.
Specific-Model SystemsRegardless of your Mopars year or model, Crutchfield has a security system for you. From specifically designed systems for specific models to universal fit applications, you are covered when it comes to a do-it-yourself auto security system.
Crutchfield makes it as easy as possible for the do-it-yourselfers by offering wire harnesses that mate up with all types of vehicles. This photo shows a harness and relay set for a 94-and-newer Ram pickup.