segues right into keyless entry systems
funny, i've been searching the forums for remote keyless entry installs. apparently this is a known problem on this car as i've seen the posts on usenet. the fix is to replace the worn parts at a cost of about $350 or install a remote keyless entry system (duh). :p
so what's the consensus - the jcwhitney route looks really easy to do. the crutchfield solution is almost double in price but requires no circuitboard mod. each procedure appears to have advantages and disadvantages. i kinda like the antenna in the tail light because it will potentially extend range.