Fiat Ducato Upgrade Alarm

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The current Fiat Ducato is now in its 3rd generation and was released in 2006. It’s also re-branded and sold as a Peugeot Boxer and a Citroen¬†Jumper.

All models come with keyless entry and a transponder immobiliser as standard but lack an alarm.

The Ducato received a face lift in 2014 which was mainly cosmetic. I highly recommend the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS alarm for both the pre and post face-lift models as it works flawlessly.

I have also added a Cobra remote to one in the past which is a good option if you only have one remote key.

2014 Facelift Fiat Ducato

Bonnet Switch

It’s one of those vehicles where there is no obvious spot to fit a bonnet switch. When this happens I like to get the old bluetack out to see where the bonnet compresses down.

For the Ducato I ended up using a custom bracket which mounts on a factory bolt and used a waterproof switch. The result is tidy and will not rust like the shitty ones most alarms come with. As always I take notes and photos so the next one is easier.

Custom Bracket for bonnet switch locates on factory bolt

All you’ll see after the install are the Ultrasonic sensors and LED over-ride switch.

Here are some more photos of what you’ll see after the install:

Cobra Ultrasonic Sensors in the Fiat Ducato look the part and protect the internal cabin.

Cobra LED fits well on black dash plug next to the hazard switch

Fiat Ducato Camper Van

The camper van version of the Ducato can have reed switches fitted to protect the external hatch doors and a PIR sensor for the back when required.

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