Audiovox AA-RS40CS Installation manual

Model AA-RS40CS
Installation Manual
4 Channel Remote Car Starter
With Full Feature Alarm System
Installation Instructions
This Unit Is Intended For Installation In Vehicles With
12 Volt Negative Ground Electrical Systems,
Gasoline Or Diesel With True Tach Reference
And Automatic Transmissions Only.
Kit Contents:
Remote Start/Alarm Control Module
(2) - Three Button Anti Code Grabbing Transmitters
3 Channel Code Learning Receiver
External Superheterodyne Antenna/Receiver
Mini Six Tone Siren
(1) - Multi Pin Input/Output Harness
(1) - Six Pin Power Harness
(1) - Four Pin Auxiliary Output Harness
(1) - Two Pin LED Indicator
(1) - Two Pin Valet / Programming Switch
(1) - Two Pin Control Switch
(1) - Four Pin Shock Sensor Harness
(1) - Two Pin Door Lock Harness
(1) - Dual Stage Shock Sensor
(1) - Starter Inhibit Relay and Socket
(2) - 30 Amp In-line Fuse Holders With Fuses
(1) - Pin Switch Hardware Bag
(2) - Under Hood Caution Labels
(1) - Installation Manual
(1) - Operator's Manual
(1) - Limited Warranty
(2) - Window Decals
The AA-RS40CS Remote Start/Alarm System is designed to be used with Automatic Transmission
Vehicles Only! The unit provides a selectable ignition control that allows a 10 second output for glow
plug pre-heat which may be required for certain diesel vehicles, (see selectable feature #9). If the diesel
engine has a instant fire, (no glow plug pre-heat system), feature #9 should remain in the default
Gasoline mode setting. For diesel applications, consult your dealer for the type of ignition system used
in your particular vehicle. Regardless of the vehicle, Gasoline or Diesel, for every installation, the vehicle
MUST HAVE a Tach Signal Input, and an Automatic Transmission.
INSTALLATION OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS:
CONTROL MODULE:
Select a mounting location inside the passenger compartment (up behind the dashboard). The mounting
location selected must be within 24" of the ignition switch wiring harness to allow connection of the 6 pin
main wiring harness.
Be certain that the chosen location will not interfere with proper operation of the vehicle. Avoid mounting
the module to or routing the wiring around the steering shaft/column, as the module or wiring may wrap
around or block the steering wheel preventing proper control of the vehicle. Secure the module in the
chosen location using cable ties or screws as necessary.
Do Not Mount The Module In The Engine Compartment, as it is not waterproof.
SIREN:
Select a location in the engine compartment that is not accessible from below the vehicle. The selected
location must be clear of hot or moving parts within the engine compartment The siren must be pointed
downward to prevent water retention and the sounding end must be pointed away from and out of the
engine compartment for maximum sound distribution. Before securing the siren, check behind your
chosen location to assure that the mounting screws will not penetrate any factory wiring or fluid lines.
Secure the siren mounting bracket using #8 self taping screws or by first using the mounting bracket as
a template, scribe or mark the mounting holes. Drill the marked holes using a 1/8" drill bit, then mount the
siren using #8 sheet metal screws.
HOOD AND TRUNK PIN SWITCHES:
The pin switches included in this package are intended for protecting the hood and trunk areas of the
vehicle. In all cases, the switch must be mounted to a grounded metal surface. When the pin switch is
activated, (hood/trunk open), it will supply a ground to the input wire activating the alarm. In addition, the
hood switch is required for the safety shut down of the remote start unit. If the vehicle is being worked on,
this hood switch prevents the remote start activation even if the RF command to start is issued. This
switch must be installed in all applications Failure to do so may result in personal injury or property
damage. Mount the switches in the hood and trunk locations away from water drain paths. If necessary,
the included brackets may be used to move the switch away from rain gutters or allow mounting to the
firewall behind the hood seal. In both cases the switch must be set up to allow the hood or trunk door to
depress the switch at least 1/4 inch when the hood or trunk is closed and fully extended when the hood
or trunk is opened. For direct mounting, a 1/4 inch hole must be drilled. Carefully check behind the
chosen location to insure the drill will not penetrate any existing factory wiring or fluid lines. Drill a 1/4"
hole in the desired location and thread the pin switch into it using a 7/16" nut driver or deep well socket.
If using the mounting bracket, first secure the bracket to the desired location and secure the pin switch in
the pre-threaded mounting bracket hole.
DASH MOUNTED LED:
The small Red LED included in the kit will serve as a visual indicator of the alarm's status and provide
a visual deterrent to a potential thief. The LED also provides important feed back information during the
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transmitter and feature program modes. The LED should be installed in the dash in an area highly
visible so that it may be seen from the driver's seat as well as from outside the vehicle. Inspect behind
the chosen location to insure that the drill will not penetrate any existing factory wiring or fluid lines.
Carefully drill a 1/4" hole in the desired location and pass the connector end of the LED through the hole
and toward the control module. Press the LED firmly into place until it is fully seated in the mounting hole.
THE RECEIVER/ANTENNA ASSEMBLY:
The Superheterodyne Receiver Antenna Assembly provided with this unit allows routing from below the
dash board for maximum operating range. Choose a location above the belt line (dashboard) of the
vehicle for best reception. Special considerations must be made for windshield glass as some newer
vehicles utilize a metallic shielded window glass that will inhibit or restrict RF reception. In these vehicles, route the antenna toward a rear window location for best reception. Secure the antenna with
double stick tape provided. After securing the antenna with tape, we advise also securing a section of
the antenna cable to a fixed support. This will prevent the antenna from dropping down in case the
double stick tape is exposed to extreme heat which may loosen it's gummed surface. Route the 3 pin
connector toward the control module using caution not to pinch the cable as this will cause poor or no RF
reception to the control module.
VALET/PROGRAM/MANUAL OVERRIDE SWITCH :
Select a mounting location that is easily accessible to the operator of the vehicle. It is not necessary to
conceal the switch. However, concealment is recommended as it offers a higher level of security. The
switch can be mounted to the lower dash panel in the driver's area. Inspect behind the chosen location
to insure that adequate clearance is allowed for the body of the switch, and also that the drill will not
penetrate any existing factory wiring or fluid lines. Drill a 1/4" hole in the desired location and mount the
switch by passing it through the panel from the underside. Secure the switch using the nut, star washer,
and on/off face plate. It is suggested that the switch be orientated to allow the on position to be up toward
the driver and the off position to be down or away from the driver. Route the switch's connector toward
the control module.
CONTROL SWITCH:
Select a mounting location known and accessible to the operator of the vehicle. A lower dash panel, kick
panel, or glove box is desirable. Inspect behind the chosen location to insure that adequate clearance is
allowed for the body of the switch, and also that the drill will not penetrate any existing factory wiring or
fluid lines. Drill a 1/4" hole in the desired location and mount the switch by passing it through the panel
from the underside. Secure the switch using the nut, star washer, and on/off face plate. It is suggested
that the switch be oriented to allow the on position to be up toward the driver and the off position to be
down or away from the driver. Route the switch's connector toward the control module. Place the RED
rubber boot, included in the kit, over the switch handle to differentiate this switch from the valet/program
switch.
SHOCK SENSOR:
Select a centrally located, solid mounting surface for the shock sensor that will allow consistent
operation from all areas of the vehicle. The selected location must be within 18" of the control module to
allow routing and connecting of the 4 pin harness. Secure the shock sensor to the chosen location using
two #8 self tapping sheet metal screws. The sensor can also be secured to an existing dash brace using
cable tie straps. Whichever mounting method is used be sure to allow access to the sensitivity
adjustment potentiometer for use later in the installation.
STARTER INHIBIT RELAY:
Select a mounting location within 12" of the ignition switch's low current start solenoid wire. Secure the
relay to an existing harness in the chosen location using a cable tie around the relay's wiring harness.
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Caution! Do not wire tie the metal bracket to an existing wiring harness as vibration may cause chaffing
and shorting damaging the factory wiring. If an existing harness is not available then secure
the relay's metal mounting tab to an under dash metal brace with a #8 self tapping sheet
metal screw. Wire the relay as per the diagram found later in this manual.
The AA-RS40CS is to be used in vehicles with AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS only! Although this
combination Alarm/Remote Start unit is a sophisticated system with many advanced features, IT MUST
NOT be installed into a vehicle with a manually operated transmission. Doing so may result in serious
personal injury and property damage.
IMPORTANT!
DO NOT PLUG THE SIX PIN MAIN POWER HARNESS OR THE MULTI PIN INPUT / OUTPUT
HARNESS INTO THE CONTROL MODULE UNTIL ALL CONNECTIONS TO THE VEHICLE HAVE
BEEN MADE. AFTER SELECTING YOUR TARGET WIRES AS DEFINED BELOW, DISCONNECT
THE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE FROM THE VEHICLE BATTERY PRIOR TO MAKING ANY
CONNECTIONS.
WIRING THE 6 PIN MAIN POWER HARNESS:
RED w/WHITE Trace Wire: + 12 volts Battery 1 Source
Connect this wire to a + 12 VDC constant source found at the vehicle's ignition switch using the 30 Amp
fuse and holder provided. This wire provides power for the control circuit as well as the ignition 1 and
ignition 2 relays.
RED Wire: + 12 Volts Battery 2 Source
Connect this wire to a + 12 VDC constant source found at the vehicle's ignition switch using the 30 Amp
fuse and holder provided, but NOT the same vehicle wire as used by the battery 1 source. Most
vehicles have more than one battery source supplying power to the ignition switch. Separate feed wires
must be used for the Red and Red/White wires. If your vehicle does not have two battery feed wires at
the ignition switch then it is possible to connect both wires to the vehicle's battery. This wire provides
power for the start relay and the accessory relay.
IMPORTANT!
It is the responsibility of the installing technician to determine the load factor of the vehicles electrical
circuits when the vehicle is running, and to adequately fuse the two power wires based on that load. If
the vehicle, running under load with the air conditioner, heater blower motor, and accessories exceed 24
Amps continuous, we recommend that two fuses be used in combination on each power wire as shown
below. For additional information see Tech Update issued 9/30/96.
YELLOW Wire: Starter Output
Careful consideration for the connection of this wire must be made to prevent the vehicle from
starting while in gear. Understanding the difference between a mechanical and an electrical
Neutral Start Switch will allow you to properly identify the circuit and select the correct installation
method. In addition you will realize why the connection of the safety wire is required for all
mechanical switch configurations.
Failure to make this connection properly can result in personal injury and property damage.
In all installations it is the responsibility of the installing technician to test the remote start unit and
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assure that the vehicle cannot start via RF control in any gear selection other than park or neutral.
In both mechanical and electrical neutral start switch configurations, the connection of the Yellow wire
will be made to the low current start solenoid wire of the ignition switch harness. This wire will have +12
volts when the ignition switch is turned to the start (crank) position only. This wire will have 0 volts in all
other ignition switch positions.
NOTE: This wire must be connected to the vehicle side of the starter cut relay (when used). For the
electrical neutral switch configuration, this connection must be made between the starter inhibit relay,
( when used ) and the neutral safety switch as shown in the following diagram.
Failure to connect this wire to the ignition switch side of the of the neutral safety switch can result in
personal injury and property damage. (See feature # 10 for OVERCRANK information)
SEE NEUTRAL START SAFETY TEST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
YELLOW START WIRE DETAIL
BLUE Wire: Ignition 1 Output
Connect this wire to the ignition 1 wire from the ignition switch. This wire will show +12 volts when the
ignition key is turned to the to the "ON" or "RUN" and the "START" or CRANK" positions, and will have
0 volts when the key is turned to the "OFF" and "ACCESSORY" positions.
For Diesel Applications, this wire must be connected to the ignition circuit that powers the glow plugs if
the vehicle requires glow plug pre-heating. (See selectable feature #9)
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GREEN Wire: Ignition 2 Output
Connect this wire to the ignition 2 wire from the ignition switch. This wire will show + 12 volts when the
ignition key is turned to the "ON" or "RUN" position and is some cases the "START" or "CRANK"
position. This wire will show 0 volts when the key is turned to the "OFF" and "ACCESSORY" positions.
NOTE: See programming information concerning this wire to allow output during the "START" mode.
VIOLET Wire: Accessory Output
Connect this wire to the Accessory wire from the ignition switch. This wire will show + 12 volts when the
ignition switch is turned to the "ACCESSORY" or "ON" and "RUN" positions, and will show 0 volts when
the key is turned to the "OFF" and "START" or "CRANK" positions.
WIRING CONNECTIONS: Multi Pin Accessory Input/Output Harness
White w/Red Trace Wire: Parking Light Flasher Feed
This wire is the common contact of the on board parking light flasher relay. If the vehicle you are
working on has +12 volt switched parking lights, connect this wire to a fused + 12 volt source. (Max. 15
Amps)
NOTE: If the vehicle's parking lights are ground switched, connect this wire to chassis ground.
White Wire: Parking Light Flasher Output
This wire is the normally open contact of the on board parking light flasher relay. Connect this wire to
the vehicle parking light feed wire. See diagram below for details on wiring positive switched parking
light circuits.
Parking Light Wiring Detail
White w/Black Trace Wire: (+) Siren Output
This is the positive siren feed wire. Route this wire through a grommet in the firewall to the siren
location. Connect the White w/Black Trace wire to the Red wire of the Siren. Secure the Black wire of
the Siren to a known chassis ground or solid clean metal surface.
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Siren Wiring Detail
SIREN
RED
l
TO WHITE w/BLACK WIRE OF MODULE
BLACK
(-) TO VEHICLE'S CHASSIS GROUND
Purple Wire: (+) Door Trigger Input
If the vehicle's door courtesy light switches + 12 volts when the door is opened, (Some Fords and some
Imports), you must connect this wire to the positive output from one of the vehicle's door pin switches.
In most cases, the Purple wire will need to be connected to only one door switch no matter how many
doors the vehicle has as most door lighting circuits are wired in parallel. This wire will be shunted when
remote starting the vehicle and will remain shunted, if active, while running under command of the
remote start. If this wire is active when the system is armed, the siren will emit three chirps. When the
zone clears, the siren will emit 1 chirp to confirm full arming. See below for wiring details.
Positive Door Switch Wiring Detail
Dark Green Wire: (-) Instant Trigger Input
This is the instant on ground trigger input wire. This wire must be connected to the hood and trunk pin
switches previously installed.
Note: This wire will be shunted when remote control channel 2 is accessed, (trunk release). This wire
will remain shunted all the while there is ground present and for 5 seconds after the ground is
removed. This allows the operator to open the trunk via the remote transmitter without having to
first disarm the alarm system. See below for wiring detail.
Hood Pin Switch Detail
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Light Blue Wire: Ignition 3 Output
This wire provides a 300mA ground output that becomes active 3 seconds before the Remote Start
Unit initializes, and remains grounded while running plus an additional 4 seconds after the Remote Start
Unit turns off. In all of the applications described below, a relay will be required.
The Light Blue wire can be used to accommodate the following situations:
A. Shock Sensor By Pass:
If there is a Non Plug in Shock Sensor used with the alarm system and it is not shunted during the
Remote Start activation period, then vibration from the running vehicle can cause the alarm to
trigger. In this case, connect the Light Blue Wire to terminal #86 of a external relay. Connect
terminal # 85 of the relay to a fused + 12 volt battery source. Cut the shock sensor trigger wire and
connect one end of the cut wire to terminal #30 and the other end of the cut wire to terminal #87a.
Just before the Remote Start unit is activated, the relay contacts will open, preventing the shock
sensor's operation until the Remote Start unit shuts off.
B. Ignition 3 Output:
Some newer vehicles use a third ignition wire which is required to start and keep the vehicle's engine
running. If this is the case, connect the Light Blue wire to terminal #86 of an external relay. Connect
terminal # 30 & # 85 to a fused + 12 volt battery source rated for a minimum of 25 Amp. Connect
terminal # 87 to the third ignition wire in the vehicle.
C. GM VATS Key Override:
If the vehicle has the General Motors VATS system installed, you will need to by-pass the system
while the vehicle is operating under the control of the Remote Start Unit. To Do This;
1. Measure the resistance of the resistor pellet on the ignition key then select a resistor within 5% of
the key's value from the resistor pack supplied.
2. Locate the pair of VATS wires in the vehicle, usually a pair of thin gauge wires running from the
ignition switch to the VATS control module.
NOTE: These wires are typically White w/Black trace and Violet w/Yellow trace, however in later model
Cadillacs, they are run through an orange sleeve, and are either both Black, both Yellow, or both
White wires. Consult the factory service manual for additional information.
3. Connect the Light Blue Wire from the Remote Start Unit to terminal #86 of an external relay.
Connect terminal #85 of the relay to a fused + 12 volt battery source.
4. Cut (#1) wire (as shown), and connect the ignition switch side of the cut wire to terminal #87a of
the relay. Connect the other side of the (#1) wire to terminal #30.
General Motors VATS By-Pass Diagram
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5. Connect the previously selected resistor from terminal #87 to the second (#2) wire (as shown).
NOTE: The above information and following diagram is for the GM VATS system only. For GM PASS
LOCK System you will require the Audiovox AS-PASS II Module.
Green w/White trace Wire: Entry Illumination Ground Output
This wire provides a 30 second ground output (300 mA Max.) whenever the remote is used to disarm
the alarm or to unlock the doors and provides a continuous pulsed output whenever the alarm is triggered. This wire should be connected to an external relay, and wired to the vehicles interior entry
lighting whenever the optional Interior Illumination circuit is desired. See below for relay wiring details.
Entry Illumination Detail
Grey w/Black Trace Wire: Negative Inhibit Input
The Grey w/Black Trace wire provides an instant shutdown for the Remote Start Control Module
whenever it is grounded. Connect the Grey w/Black trace wire to the hood pin switch previously
installed. This wire must be routed through a grommet in the firewall and connected to the hood pin
switch. If the pin switch is to be used with an alarm system, connect this wire using the diode assembly
provided.
IMPORTANT! This connection is a safety wire and must be connected as shown and tested as
specified. Failure to do so may result in personal injury or property damage. See detail
of wiring in the following diagram. This wire may also be used if the vehicle brake light
circuit switches ground to the brake lights. An isolation diode must be used for ground
switched brake light circuits and must be connected to the output of the brake switch.
Grey w/Black Trace Negative Inhibit Safety Shut Down Detail
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Orange Wire: Ground When Armed Output
This wire provides a 300 mA ground output when the alarm circuit is armed to control the starter inhibit
relay. Connect the Orange wire to terminal #86 (orange wire) of the relay provided. Connect terminal
#85 (red wire) of the relay to an ignition wire in the vehicle that is +12 volts when the ignition switch is
turned to the on and start positions and off when the key is off. Locate and cut the low current start
solenoid wire found at the vehicles ignition switch harness. This wire will have + 12 volts when the
ignition key is moved to the start (crank) position and will have 0 volts in all other key positions. Connect
one side of the cut wire to terminal #87a ( Black wire) of the relay. Connect the other side of the cut wire
to terminal #30 (White/Black wire) of the relay. See below for detail of wiring, also see Yellow Start wire
detail for connection to vehicle considerations.
Starter Inhibit Wiring Detail
Black
White/Black
Brown w/Black Trace Wire: Positive Inhibit Input
The Brown w/Black Trace wire provides an instant shutdown for the Remote Start Control module whenever it gets + 12 volts. If the Brake lights switch in the vehicle switches + 12 volts to the brake light
circuit, connect the Brown w/Black trace wire to the output side of the brake switch. This will allow the
Remote Start to shut down if an attempt is made to operate the vehicle without the key while running
under the control of the Remote Start. In most vehicles, in order to shift into gear, the brake pedal must
be depressed. The brake input will in turn cause the remote start unit to shut off. See detail in the
following diagram for wiring the brake light circuit.
Brake Switch Positive Shutdown Detail
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Black Wire: Chassis Ground Source
Connect the Black wire to a known vehicle ground source or to a solid clean metal part of the chassis.
Be certain to remove any paint or grease and secure this wire with a self taping screw and ring terminal.
Chassis Ground Connection Detail
Green w/Orange Trace Wire: Tachometer Input Signal
This wire will continually monitor the engine tach rate while the unit is under power of the Remote Start
module. This wire will be routed to the vehicle ECM tach input or through the firewall into the engine
compartment and connect to the negative side of the ignition coil. This Remote Start unit learns the tach
rate of the vehicle and in most cases will operate properly from a single coil, single injector, or one multi
coil pack regardless of the number of cylinders. In certain vehicle with a single coil for each cylinder, it
may be necessary to connect this wire to more than one cylinder for proper tach reference. See multi
coil wiring detail shown later in this manual for additional information. (See feature # 10 for OVERCRANK
information)
Tachometer Input Wiring Detail
Brown Wire: Negative Door Trigger
If the vehicle's door courtesy light switches ground when the door is opened, (Most GMs and Imports),
you must connect this wire to the negative output from one of the vehicle's door pin switches. In most
cases the Brown wire will need to be connected to only one door switch no matter how many doors the
vehicle has as most door lighting circuits are wired in parallel. This wire will be shunted when remote
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starting the vehicle and will remain shunted, if active, while running under command of the remote start.
If this wire is active when the system is armed, the siren will emit three chirps. When the zone clears, the
siren will emit 1 chirp to confirm full arming. See below for wiring detail.
Negative Door Switch Wiring Detail
Dark Blue Wire: Delayed 300mA Pulsed Channel 2 Output
The Dark Blue wire supplies a 300mA ground pulsed output whenever channel two of the receiver is
accessed. Pressing the pre-programmed transmitter button for three seconds will access channel two.
This is a low current output and must be connected to a relay to supply power to the trunk release or the
circuit you wish to control. Connect the Dark Blue wire to terminal # 86 of a VF45F11 P&B relay or
equivalent. Connect terminal # 85 of the relay to a fused + 12 volt source. Connect the common,
normally open, and normally closed contacts of the relay to perform the selected function of channel 2.
See below for relay wiring detail.
Channel 2 Relay Wiring Detail
Green w/Black Trace Wire: 300mA Latched Channel 3 Output
The Green w/Black Trace wire supplies a 300 mA switched output whenever channel three of the
receiver is accessed. Pressing the pre-programmed transmitter button(s) will access channel three and
will remain active, for up to 8 seconds, as long as the transmitter button(s) is held. This is a low current
output and must be connected to a relay to supply power to the device you intend to control. Connect
Green w/Black Trace wire to terminal #86 of a VF45F11 P&B relay or equivalent. Connect terminal #85
of the relay to a fused + 12 volt source. Connect the common, normally open, and normally closed
contacts of the relay to perform the selected function of the channel 3 output.
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Dark Blue/Black Trace Wire: External Trigger Input
The Dark Blue/Black trace wire allows the remote start unit to be activated from an external source. The
intent of this wire is to allow the unit to be controlled from a "POSSE/CAR-LINK" paging system or
similar device. When this wire receives a ground pulse, the unit will start the vehicle. Connect this wire
to a ground pulsed output from the controlling circuit.
WIRING THE 4 PIN AUXILIARY OUTPUT HARNESS
The auxiliary 4 pin connector provides low current outputs to control various functions in the vehicle
during different stages of the Remote Start unit's operation. Understanding these outputs and the time
in which they occur will allow you to determine if they are needed for the particular vehicle you are
working on as well as how to use them.
Black w Blue Trace Wire: Pulsed Ground Output Before Start
The Black w/Blue Trace wire will provide a 1 second 300 mA pulsed ground output 1.5 second before
the remote start unit activates as well as when the transmitter is used to disarm the system. Typical use
for this output would be to disarm a factory theft deterrent system to prevent false triggering of the
factory alarm when the remote start unit engages or when the 775 is used to unlock the doors.
Black w/Light Green Trace Wire: Pulsed Ground Output After Start
The Black w/Light Green Trace wire will provide a 1 second 300mA pulsed ground output after the
vehicle is started under control of the remote start unit. Typically this wire will be used to re-lock the
vehicle doors if the doors unlock automatically when the factory anti-theft system is disarmed.
Black w/Red Trace Wire: Pulsed Ground Output After Shutdown
The Black w/Red Trace wire will provide a 1 second 300 mA pulsed ground output after the remote start
unit shuts down. This output will occur regardless of whether the circuit times out or is manually terminated.
Typically this output will be used to re-lock the vehicle doors if the doors unlock automatically when the
ignition circuit transitions to off.
Black w/Yellow Trace Wire: Ground Output During Start (Crank)
The Black w/Yellow Trace wire will provide a 300 mA ground output while the starter output of the
remote start unit is active. This output can be used to activate the Crank Low/Bulb Test wire found in
some GM vehicles. This wire is also referred to as the ECM wake up wire in some Chrysler vehicles.
NOTE: The outputs above are low current outputs and must be used with a relay if the circuit's requirement
is more than 300 mA.
2 Pin Control Switch: (Red Connector)
The Black & Black w/White Trace wires loaded in the two pin red connector enable the operation of the
Remote Start unit. When the Black w/White Trace wire is grounded, the remote start unit is operable.
When this wire is open from ground, the remote start is disabled. Route the twin lead Black & Black w/
White Trace wires from the control switch to the remote start unit and plug red two pin connector into the
mating red two pin connector shell of the control module.
4 Pin Shock Sensor: (White Connector)
The Red (+12 volt), Black (ground), Blue (pre-detect) and Green (full trigger when armed) wires loaded
into the white connector shell are the inputs/outputs of the shock sensor. Route the 4 wire harness from
the shock sensor to the remote start control unit and plug the 4 pin white connector into the mating 4 pin
connector shell of the control module. Note: While operating under the control of the remote start unit
the shock sensor will be shunted (by-passed). Once the remote start shuts down, the shock sensor will
be re-enabled.
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2 Pin LED Harness: (White Connector)
The Red & Blue wires loaded into the two pin mini white connector control the anode and cathode of the
dash mounted LED. Route the twin lead Red and Blue wires from the LED to the remote start control
unit and plug the two pin connector into the mating white mini connector shell of the control module.
2 Pin Valet/Program Switch: (Blue Connector)
The Black & Grey twin lead wires loaded in the two pin blue connector are the ground supply and
program/valet input of the Remote Start unit. When the Grey wire is grounded, under certain conditions,
the unit will enter the valet mode. When the Grey wire is sequentially grounded under other conditions,
the unit will enter the various program modes. Route the twin lead Black and Grey wires from the valet/
Program switch to the remote start unit and plug the two pin connector into the mating blue connector
shell of the control module. Refer to the remote programming, feature programming and function programming shown later in this installation guide for operation of the valet/program switch.
3 Pin Antenna/Receiver Connector:
Plug the previously routed three pin connector from the antenna receiver assemble into the mating
connector of the control module. This connector supplies 12 volts, ground and RF data from the antenna receiver to the remote start module. Be certain this connector is firmly seated making good
contact to the control unit.
2 Pin Door Lock/Unlock Harness: (White Connector)
The Red & Green Door Lock/Unlock output wires provide either a pulsed ground or pulsed + 12 volts to
control the vehicle door lock / unlock circuits. The output of these wires have a maximum switching
capability of 300mA. Many vehicles today have factory door lock relays which can be connected directly
to these outputs, however always confirm that the factory relays in your particular vehicle do not exceed
the rated 300mA output of the units door lock/unlock circuit. Plug the two pin connector of the door lock/
unlock harness into the mating connector shell of the control module. Determine the door lock circuit of
the vehicle you are working on and wire according to the diagrams shown.
3 Wire Ground Switched Door Lock Circuits:
In this application, the Red wire of the two pin harness provides a ground pulse during the arming
sequence, or pulsed ground lock output. Connect the Red wire to the low current ground signal wire
from the factory door lock switch to the factory door lock relay.
The Green wire of the two pin harness provides a ground pulse during the disarming sequence, or
pulsed ground unlock output. Connect the Green wire to the low current ground signal wire from the
factory door unlock switch to the factory door unlock relay. See Below For Wiring Detail.
3 Wire Ground Switched Door Lock/Unlock Wiring Detail
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3 Wire Positive Switched Door Locks:
In this application, the Red wire of the two pin harness provides a + 12 volt pulse during the disarming
sequence, or pulsed 12 volt unlock output. Connect the Red wire to the low current 12 volt signal wire
from the factory door unlock switch to the factory door unlock relay.
The Green wire of the two pin harness provides a + 12 volt pulse during the arming sequence, or pulsed
12 volt lock output. Connect the Green wire to the low current 12 volt signal wire from the factory door
lock switch to the factory door lock relay. See Below For Wiring Detail.
Note: For connection to Four Wire Polarity Reversal, 5 Wire Alternating 12 Volts, And All Other Door
Lock Circuits the Audiovox AS-9159 Door Lock Interface, (or equivalent 30 A automotive relays)
must be used. Refer to the Audiovox Door Lock Wiring Supplement for proper wiring of these
circuits.
3 Wire Positive Switched Door Lock/Unlock Wiring Detail
ALARM SELECTABLE FEATURES
NOTE:The Alarm Selectable Features and Remote Start Selectable Features programming steps
following are based on transmitter button 1 being programmed for channel 1 and transmitter
button 2 being programmed for channel 2.
RF Programmable Features:
Feature Selection
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
1 Chirp
1 Second Door Locks
Auto Lock On
Auto Unlock On
Passive Door Locks
Passive Arming
2 Chirps
3.5 Second Door Lock
Auto Lock Off
Auto Unlock Off
Active Door Locks
Active Arming
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3 Chirps
1 Second L/Dbl. Unlock
Default
1 Second
Auto Lock Off
Auto Unlock Off
Active Door Locks
Passive Arming
To Program The Alarm's Selectable Features:
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Action
Turn the ignition switch on
Flip the valet/program switch on then off 3 times
Within 3 seconds, turn the ignition switch off
and then on.
Press transmitter button 1 to toggle between the
three selections.
Or
Flip valet/program switch on then off
Press transmitter button 1 to change.
Or
Flip valet/program switch on then off
Press transmitter button 1 to change.
Or
Flip valet/program switch on then off
Press transmitter button 1 to change.
Or
Flip valet/program switch on then off
Press transmitter button 1 to change.
Or
Flip valet/program switch on then off
Or
Turn ignition switch off.
System Response
No Response
1 Chirp-LED 1 Flash
Short Chirp, then Long Chirp
LED Flash Pattern
1 Chirp = 1 second Locks
2 Chirps = 3.5 second Locks
3 Chirps = 1 Second Lock &
Double 1 Second Unlock
2 Chirps = auto locks off
1 Chirp = auto locks on
1 Flash Pause etc.
2 Chirps = auto unlock off
1 Chirp = auto unlock on
3 Flash Pause etc.
2 Chirps = active locks
1 Chirp = passive locks
4 Flash Pause etc.
1 Chirp = passive arming
2 Chirps = active arming
5 Flash Pause etc.
2 Flash Pause etc.
Exit Program Mode
Exit Program Mode
NOTE: Once you've entered the program mode DO NOT allow more than 15 seconds to pass between
steps, or the programming mode will be terminated.
TIMED START PROGRAM:
The Remote Start unit has the ability to start the vehicle automatically at timed intervals. This feature is
useful in extremely cold climates where starting the engine is the only means to keep the battery charged
and fluids warm. The operator has the option to have the unit start every 2 or 4 hours for a maximum of
48 hours. Factory pre-set is to start at 4 hour intervals. To select 2 or 4 hour automatic start timer:
1. Start with the Enable switch (Red Handle) in the "On" Position.
2. Turn the ignition on then off.
3. Within 10 seconds of the key turning off, cycle the enable switch Off, On, Off, On ( 2 times) to select a
2 hour timed start interval. Cycle the enable switch Off, On, Off, On, Off, On, Off, On (4 times) to
select a 4 hour timed start interval. The lights will flash and the siren will chirp 2X or 4X dependant
upon 2 or 4 hour interval setting.
NOTE: Once selected, 2 or 4, this timer interval will remain in memory until it is manually changed. To
change, the above sequence will have to be followed.
TIMED START OPERATION:
To begin the start timer, within 10 seconds of turning off the ignition switch, activate the RF command to
start 2 times. (Press button 2 four times). The lights will flash and the siren will chirp 4 times. Indicating
timed interval mode has been initiated. The vehicle will automatically start every 2 or 4 hours as
programmed. To cancel the timed start mode start the vehicle either by RF or by the ignition key.
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REMOTE START SELECTABLE FEATURES
RF Programmable Features:
Feature Selection
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
Eighth
Nine
Ten
Park Lights Flash 1 x
RF start chirp confirm off
Park Lights Flashes 2 x
RF start chirp confirm on
Default
Off
LED Pattern
1 x Pause etc.
10 minute run time
Parking lights on steady
15 minute run time
Parking lights flash
10 Minutes
Steady
2 x Pause etc.
3 x Pause etc.
(No function)
(No function)
Tach operation
(No function)
Tach
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4 x Pause etc.
5 x Pause etc.
Ignition 2 off during crank
Diagnostics off
Ignition 2 on during crank
Diagnostics on
Off during crank
Off
6 x Pause etc.
7 x Pause etc.
(No function)
Gasoline Engine
(No function)
Diesel Engine
--------------Gasoline
8 x Pause etc.
9 x Pause etc.
Starter Pole 5X
Starter Pole 3X
Pole 5X
10 x Pause etc
NOTE:
1. When selecting Diesel operation, (Feature Nine), over gasoline, the only change is to the ignition
circuits. When Diesel is selected, the ignition circuits will power up 10 seconds before the start circuit.
The intent of this feature is to allow the glow plug warming required by some diesel engines. If your
vehicle is a instant start diesel, it is not necessary to activate this feature.
NOTE: When selecting Diesel mode, be certain that the intended vehicle has a true tach reference and
be certain to connect the tach input wire.
2) The difference between selecting Starter Pole 5X or Starter Pole 3X, (Feature Ten), is considering the
time it takes from when the unit reaches the pre-set RPM to when the Starter Motor drops out. This
feature allows fine adjustments when you note a slight overcrank. If after programming tach, the unit
seems to hold the starter engaged slightly longer than necessary, select this feature to pole 3 X. If the
unit starts and the starter drops out properly, (NO OVERCRANK) no change is necessary.
To Program The Remote Start Selectable Features:
1. Start with the valet/program switch in the "Off" position.
2. Turn the ignition key to the On position.
3. Flip the valet/program switch On, Off, On, Off, On, then Off.
4. Immediately turn the ignition key Off then press transmitter button 2 for 1 second.
5. Immediately turn the ignition key back On.
6. Flip the valet/program switch On, Off, On, then Off. The siren will emit 2 short and 1 long chirp
verifying you are in the feature program mode.
7. Use button 1 on the transmitter to advance to the feature you want to change. EXAMPLE- If you
need to change selectable feature 3, press and release button 1 on the transmitter 3 times in
succession. The parking lights will flash, and the siren will chirp 3 times confirming that selected
feature 3 can be changed.
8. Use button 2 on the transmitter to change the selection of the programmable feature. If you are not
sure what the setting for any feature is, press button 2 one time, the parking lights will flash once or
twice indicating the features setting.
NOTE: Once you've entered the program mode DO NOT allow more than 15 seconds to pass between
steps, or the programming mode will be terminated.
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Programming Tach Rate:
NOTE: All applications require that tach be programmed.
The unit will not operate unless tach is programmed. If an attempt is made to start the vehicle via the
remote start without first programming tach, the unit will flash the parking lights 7 times indicating tach has
not been learned and stored. If the tach rate is not properly programmed to the specific vehicle, the unit
may not realize that the vehicle is running in certain instances reengage the starter motor.
The Remote Start Unit will learn the tach rate of most vehicle's single coil, multiple coil packs, or single
injector. To learn tach.
1. Start with the programming switch in the Off position.
2. Turn the ignition key to the On position.
3. Flip the valet/program switch On, Off, On, Off, On, then Off.
4. Immediately turn the ignition key Off.
5. Flip the valet/program switch On, then start the vehicle using the key.
6. When the unit senses the tach signal, the parking lights will begin to flash. The lights must flash at
least 10 times
7. Flip the valet/program switch Off, The parking lights will turn on for three seconds to indicate that the
learned tach signal is stored and the unit is out of the tach learn mode.
NOTE: If the unit fails to learn tach rate due to an improper tachometer connection or a poor tach
source, the parking lights will not flash.
To correct this situation, locate and connect the Green/Orange wire to the proper tach signal, and then
repeat the tach learn routine.
Diagnostics:
Enter selectable feature #7 and turn on as described above.
NOTE: Diagnostic mode is a temporary mode. Once you have accessed the diagnostic mode, the unit
will pause for two seconds then begin to flash the last stored shut down code. This code will be
displayed three times in succession, then the unit will automatically exit the diagnostic on mode.
The parking lights will flash a number of times indicating the reason for the last remote start shutdown.
The light flash indications are as follows:
1 Flash
10 or 15 minute run timer expired
2 Flashes Low or no tach signal (RPM)
3 Flashes Positive or Negative inhibit wire activation
4 Flashes Control switch moved to the off position
5 Flashes RF shutdown, Remote signal received, or manual start trigger wire reactivated.
6 Flashes High tach signal (RPM)
NOTE: 7 Flashes when attempting to remote start indicates that Tach Has Not Been Programmed
Multi Coil Pack Adaptor: (Optional)
The multi coil pack adaptor is designed for use with vehicles having multiple ignition coils where a single
point tach signal is unavailable, or non responsive. P/N 136B1400
To use the adaptor, the Green/Black wires must connect to the negative side of the ignition coil(s).
1. For vehicles utilizing independent coils per cylinder, connect the three Green/Black leads to
alternate coils. To achieve optimum performance the coil signals must be evenly distributed. This is
accomplished by first mapping out the firing order of the engine in groups of as indicated below.
Draw a circle around any of the columns. The Green/Black wires should be connected to the
negative (-) terminal of the respective cylinder number which appears in any of the circles.
2. For vehicles utilizing 2 cylinder firing per coil pack, connect Green/Black to the tach side of each coil
pack. For 8 cylinder, four coil systems, connect to any of the three coils.
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3. Connect the Yellow wire to a +12 volt ignition 1 source. This wire will have +12 volts with the ignition
in the on and start position and have 0 volts with the ignition in the off position.
4. Connect the Green wire to the (Green) or (Orange/Green) tach input of the Audiovox remote
start unit.
TESTING YOUR INSTALLATION:
WARNING!! The following procedure must be performed after the installation of an Audiovox Remote
Start Device. It is the responsibility of the installing technician to complete these tests.
Failure to test the unit in the following manner may result in personal injury, property
damage or both.
HOOD PIN SAFETY SHUT DOWN:
The intention of the hood pin safety shut down is to prevent the Remote Start unit from being activated
while a mechanic or vehicle owner is performing normal routine vehicle maintenance.
To test the integrity of this circuit:
1. With the drivers window in the down position, start the vehicle using the RF transmitter.
2. Reach inside the car and pull the hood release.
3. Raise the hood and confirm that the remote start unit shuts down.
If the unit fails this test, recheck your pin switch connection to the Gray/Black wire of the Audiovox
Remote Start Unit.
DO NOT RELEASE THIS VEHICLE TO THE CONSUMER UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE
OPERATION OF THE HOOD PIN SAFETY SHUT DOWN FEATURE.
MANUAL SHUT DOWN / ENABLE CIRCUIT:
The intent of the manual shut down / enable circuit is to allow the vehicle operator to prevent operation
of the Remote Start Unit regardless of the RF transmitter operation.
To test the integrity of the manual shut down / enable circuit:
1.Place the control switch in the on (Closed To Ground) position.
2.Start the vehicle using the RF transmitter.
3.The vehicle should start and run under the control of the remote start unit.
4.Move the switch to the off (Open From Ground) position, the vehicle should shut off.
If the unit fails this test, recheck your enable switch connection to the Ground and the Black/White wire
of the Audiovox Remote Start Unit. If you have a plug in enable switch, check that the two pin connector
is firmly seated in the mating connector on the control module.
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DO NOT RELEASE THIS VEHICLE TO THE CONSUMER UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE
OPERATION OF THE MANUAL SHUT DOWN / ENABLE FEATURE.
NEUTRAL START SAFETY TEST:
The intent of the neutral start switch is to prevent the vehicle from starting while the gear selector is in
any position other than Park, or Neutral. When installing a Remote Start Device, it is imperative that the
Yellow Starter wire be connected to the ignition switch side of the Neutral Start Switch. Consideration
for the placement of a starter inhibit relay is important as well, and should be connected to the ignition
switch side of the Yellow Start Wire.
To test the integrity of the Neutral Start Safety Circuit:
1. Set the vehicle parking brake.
2. Block the drive wheels to prevent vehicle movement.
3. Temporarily disconnect the Brown/Black positive shut down wire from the vehicle's brake switch.
4. Sitting in the vehicle, start the engine using the vehicle's ignition key.
5. Step on the brake pedal and shift the gear selector into reverse.
6. Allow the transmission to shift. When you feel the engine pull, do not move the gear selector just
turn the ignition switch off. DO NOT attempt to remove the key.
7. Keeping the brake pedal depressed, activate the RF transmitter in an attempt to start the vehicle.
The car should not start.
8. Repeat the above test this time move the gear selector to the drive position. If the unit attempts to
start, failing this test, recheck your Yellow Wire's connection. This wire must be connected to the
ignition switch side of the Neutral Start Switch. If the vehicle you are working on does not have an
Electrical Neutral Safety Switch, it will be necessary to reconfigure the Remote Starts Wiring to
accommodate this vehicle. The information concerning the Mechanical Neutral Safety Switch provided below will help you to determine if the vehicle you are working on has this type of safety switch
and will provide alternate wiring methods to accommodate this situation.
CAUTION!
REMEMBER TO RECONNECT THE BROWN/BLACK WIRE TEMPORARILY
DISCONNECTED IN STEP 3
MECHANICAL NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH CONSIDERATIONS:
Mechanical neutral safety switch configurations differ slightly in that they do not offer the same level of
safety when installing a remote start device. Often when the ignition switch is turned off while the gear
selector is in any position other than park or neutral, the mechanical function will not allow the key to be
turned to the start position or be removed from the ignition cylinder. This configuration prevents
mechanical operation while the vehicle is in gear but offers no consideration for electrical operation.
Because of this potential problem, this installation requires the additional connection of a safety wire
from the remote start device to the vehicle Park/Neutral ECM Input or the vehicle key in sensor. This
connection will prevent remote start operation if the key is left in the ignition switch regardless of the
gear selectors position.
PARK / NEUTRAL ECM INPUT:
The Park / Neutral ECM input is the preferred method of installation. This not only maintains the
integrity of the factory circuit, it is also the easiest to install, providing the vehicle you are working on has
this ECM input.
The installation required for this application (shown below), indicates the slight reconfiguration of the
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control switch wiring and the addition of a 4000 series diode. Shown is a typical GM Park/Neutral ECM
input circuit. To connect the Audiovox remote start unit to the GM Park / Neutral ECM input:
1. Locate the Orange / Black reference wire in the" C2" connector found at the ECM in GM B Body
vehicles or, locate the equivalent reference wire in the vehicle you are installing the Audiovox
Remote Start Unit in.
2. Connect the Cathode, (Striped) end, of a 4000 series diode to this reference wire.
3. Connect the Anode, (Non Striped) end, of the diode to one side of the Remote Start j enable switch.
4. Connect the other side of the enable switch to the Black/White enable input wire of the Remote Start
unit.
The reference diagram below shows a typical GM B Body ECM reference wire and how it is to be
connected to the Remote Start Unit.
DO NOT RELEASE THIS VEHICLE TO THE CONSUMER UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE OPERATION
OF THE NEUTRAL SAFETY START FEATURE.
KEY IN SENSOR CIRCUITS:
If the vehicle you are working on does not have or you cannot locate the ECM reference wire, there are
two alternatives available. Although not preferred, the vehicle Key In Sensor may be reconfigured to
allow a margin of safety and will prevent the vehicle with a Mechanical Neutral Start Switch from starting
in gear.
AUDIOVOX ADVISES THAT YOU MAINTAIN THE FACTORY CIRCUIT WHENEVER POSSIBLE. The
following two circuits may be used only if the above circuit is not available.
NOTE: When completing an installation using either of the following key in sensor circuits, if the operator
inserts the ignition key while the vehicle is running under the control of the Remote Start, the
vehicle will shut down. This must be explained to the operator as it is in contrast to the normal
operation of a vehicle utilizing an electrical neutral start switch and is inconsistent with the
operators manual.
Additional information concerning Key In Sensor methods 1 & 2 are listed below and should be
reviewed before considering either alternative.
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Method 1 will allow the safety required for the remote start unit and prevent the vehicle from starting
while in any gear other than Park or Neutral while the key is in the ignition cylinder however, if the key is
left in the ignition switch and the door is left opened, the added relay will be energized causing a 150mA
drain on the battery.
Method 2 will allow the safety required for the remote start unit and prevent the vehicle from starting while
in any gear other than Park or Neutral while the key is in the ignition cylinder however, the original factory
key in chime module will not alert the owner that the key has been left in the ignition switch. In addition,
this may also effect other warning tones such as the light on reminder.
These situations should be carefully considered before altering the vehicle's wiring and must be fully
explained to the consumer.
METHOD 1
To connect to the key in sensor as shown in method 1:
A. Locate the control wire that connects the drivers door pin switch to the key in sensor switch.
B. Cut this wire and connect the ignition cylinder side to chassis ground.
C. Locate the key in sensor switch wire that connects the chime module to the ignition cylinder .
D. Cut this wire and connect the ignition cylinder side to terminal 30 of a P&B VF45F11 or equivalent
relay.
E. Connect the cathode (striped) side of a 4002 series diode to this same wire, and connect the (non
striped) side to the negative shut down safety wire (Gray / Black) of the Audiovox Remote Start Unit.
F. Connect terminal 86 of the relay to a fused +12 volt constant battery source.
G. Connect terminal 87 of the relay to the Chime Module side of the previously cut wire in step D.
H. Connect terminal 85 of the relay to the Drivers Door side of the pin switch wire previously cut in step B.
NOTE: A second 4002 series diode may be required to maintain the integrity of the hood open, shut
down circuit. If this is the case, it must be installed as shown in the diagram above. The anode
(Non Striped) side must be connected to the Gray/Black wire of the Remote Start Unit. The
cathode (Striped) side must be connected to the hood pin switch. If the hood pin switch is also
used for an alarm trigger input, be certain to use the dual diode assembly packaged with the
Audiovox Remote Start Unit as shown in this installation guide. (Page 9)
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METHOD 2
To connect to the key in sensor circuit as shown for method 2:
A. Locate the control wire that connects the drivers door pin switch to the key in sensor switch.
B. Cut this wire and connect the ignition cylinder side to chassis ground.
C. Locate the key in sensor switch wire that connects the chime module to the ignition cylinder .
D. Cut this wire and connect the ignition cylinder side to the Remote Start Negative Safety Shut down
Wire Gray/Black, using a 4002 series diode as shown above.
NOTE: A second 4002 series diode may be required to maintain the integrity of the hood open, shut
down circuit. If this is the case, it must be installed as shown in the diagram above. The anode
(Non Striped) side must be connected to the Gray/Black wire of the Remote Start Unit. The
cathode (Striped) side must be connected to the hood pin switch. If the hood pin switch is also
used for an alarm trigger input, be certain to use the dual diode assembly packaged with the
Audiovox Remote Start Unit as shown earlier in this installation guide.
AFTER THE CONNECTION OF THE NEUTRAL START SAFETY WIRE AS INDICATED IN ANY OF
THE PREVIOUS ALTERNATE CONFIGURATIONS, THIS CIRCUIT MUST BE TESTED FOR OPERATION.
Retest by following the steps outlined in the NEUTRAL START SAFETY TEST shown in this manual.
COMPLETING THE INSTALLATION:
After you have confirmed the operation of the Audiovox Remote Start unit and tested all the safety
features of the system:
1. If not done so already, place the red rubber handle cover over the handle of the control switch for ease
of identification. This will allow your customer to distinguish the Remote Start control switch from the
program switch.
2. Mount the control module up and behind the dash securing it in place with cable ties or screws. Be
certain that the chosen mounting location will not inhibit any of the controls of the vehicle.
3. Securely harness and tie all wiring up and away from all hot and moving parts that they may come in
contact with under the dash board or in the engine compartment areas.
CAUTION: Particularly avoid the area around the steering shaft and column, as wires can wrap around
these mechanisms and impair the safe operation of the vehicle.
4. Apply the Caution Labels supplied with this kit to a conspicuous area in the engine compartment.
Make sure to clean the surface before affixing the label.
5. Check the vehicle's wipers, lights, horn, etc.... to insure proper operation.
6. Replace all panels that were removed during installation, and retest the system.
7. Explain all activated features and safety systems associated with Remote Start Unit installed to the
customer.
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