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I just had the Compustar 2W900FMR (3000) installed on my 04 S60r. This unit has auto start, security, and a turbo timer! The Auto start is wonderfull for our cold blooded Volvo's that run terrible untill up to temp. The security system is really neat. I had perimeter sensors installed that I can adjust how far from the car an object (person,car) can be before the car warns the person or persons with an audible chirp. 1-5 foot range If they stay in that perimeter after the initial warning the remote will vibrate and then the alarm goes off. The sensors are everywhere, front, back, each door, under the car and on top. But now to get to the good stuff! It has a built in turbo timer option. (extra 125.00 installed) The turbo timer actually takes into consideration how long the car has been running and at what speeds and rpm's. Then adjusts the time it needs to cool down according to that information. COOL! You can manually adjust this as well. Now I do have a GT. Which makes the auto start and turbo time much easier to do. HOWEVER, this sytem is also able to be integrated into a manual transmission. It does cost 200.00 more for a manual transmission because there is alot more bypassing that needs to be done to the electrical system. All in all I highly recommend this product. No more cold starts here in Minnesota and having a jerky car that runs like a pig when cold. No more sitting in the car after spirited driving for 5 minutes. And a top notch security system all in one! My cost for everything was 900.00. The unit was 499.99 and the rest was a flat charge for labor. Good thing it was a flat charge for the labor, because it took the gentleman 7 1/2 hours to do the work! I hope this answers alot of questions. I had a ton of them prior to jumping into this and thinking " there is no way this all could work without a hitch. And It does <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MASH at 4:42 PM 5-5-2006</i>
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (MASH)

COOL! I have read a ton of posts in the archives. It seemed untill now that either everything did not work as stated, or only partially. Great to see an innovater that is not affraid to take a risk with these quirky cars we own! Super job MASH! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (MASH)

Is the compustar a universal product? Where did you get it? And you said it costs $200 more for a manual, were you speaking of installation or the kit? Thanks
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (jdog)

Yes, it is a universal product. The only thing that changes is the control box they use as well as the bypass sensors. Those two things determine the vehicle make that this system works on. I bought the unit from Mach 1 Custom Audio in Little Canada, Minnesota. Tau their head installer tackled the project. The extra 200.00 for a manual was an estimate from Tau for just the extra labor costs. He said after my project, he would probobly charge double that because it was such a pain in the a$$. Cheers, Rick
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (MASH)

Nice! I always hear good stuff about CompuStar. I never thought it would integrate with any complicated Volvo electronics.<p>Now the door has opened <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (Tigers81)

And it works from 3/4 mile away!
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (MASH)

Hey MASH, where did they put the light that blinks when the alarm is on?
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (Hattrick)

They buried it neatly just behind the shift knob. About 2 inches back on the face of the surround around the shifter. It is an LED light that has 3 brightness settings. If I keep it on the brightest setting at night the whole inside of the car turns blue.
 

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They hacked a key out of my spare. Then they put that into the ingnition bypass sensor. So when the car is running without the key in the ignition it is feeding the signal from the spare key that is in the bypass sensor. They actually cut a hole in the firewall behind the insulation and put the sensor there. Then they tack welded that shut and installed the insulation. Apparently it iliminates the possibilty of the car theif finding the sensor and using the spare to steal the car. I thought that was cool.
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (MASH)

An alarm that warns people to stay away from your car is really offensive, and is certainly begging for someone to vandalize it. Whenever I have the misfortune to come across these infernal things, I assume the owner is a major a**hole. It's worse than parking at an angle across two parking spots. Just my opinion. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MASH</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> They hacked a key out of my spare. Then they put that into the ingnition bypass sensor. So when the car is running without the key in the ignition it is feeding the signal from the spare key that is in the bypass sensor. They actually cut a hole in the firewall behind the insulation and put the sensor there. Then they tack welded that shut and installed the insulation. Apparently it iliminates the possibilty of the car theif finding the sensor and using the spare to steal the car. I thought that was cool.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If your immobilizer is bypassed, it's bypassed. I wouldn't say it removes the possibility of the theif finding the sensor, now they just don't have to.
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (Dashdog)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dashdog</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">An alarm that warns people to stay away from your car is really offensive, and is certainly begging for someone to vandalize it. Whenever I have the misfortune to come across these infernal things, I assume the owner is a major a**hole. It's worse than parking at an angle across two parking spots. Just my opinion. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah man definitely! when i see a car that chirps when i get close to it...it actually makes me want to kick it! what is wrong with the factory alarm settings?
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (phuz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>yeah man definitely! when i see a car that chirps when i get close to it...it actually makes me want to kick it! what is wrong with the factory alarm settings? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>For anyone who has either lived in or spent significant time in NYC, those perimeter alarm warnings are the absolute most annoying thing ever. <p>But MASH, sounds like a great setup otherwise! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: For those of you wanting a Turbo Timer and MORE.............................. (needsdecaf)

The bypass sensor has to be accessed and the spare key removed from that (if a person does not have the original key) in order for the car to start. They can't even hot wire it. So having that key in the sensor in the firewall, eliminates them finding the sensor with the key in it. As far as the perimeter sensor goes I live in a small town and wok in an area that does not have alot of traffic in the parking area. So the sensor with it set to 2 feet is perfect. I find no reason why a person would need to be any closer to a car that they don't own than 2 feet. I whole heartedly agree with those of you that live in the inner city. It would be very annoying. So far, I believe I am the only one that has an R that has had everything work correctly with the auto start, security, and the turbo timer. So far so good anyways. And another asked "what is wrong with the factory alarm"? Alot. No sensors to pick up sound of someone banging on the window (if they were trying to break it), no audible alert when armed or dissarmed, no auto start option. Just to name a few.
 

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Nope. I did not want to see all of the panels they had off at the time of install. Call me quirky. I just wanted to show up and see if it worked. I was planning on showing up and the dealer telling me that there is no way we can do this and make it all work. He even did some searching here to see what others have done, and why theirs failed. After that search he was determined to get things to work! Funny thing is he could barely speak english. But when I went to pick it up he was so exited that everything worked that he brought the owner out to translate his language for me.
 
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