Model APS-787
Installation Manual
SELECTABLE FEATURES
The selectable features can be set manually as explained below, or with the RF feature programmer.
To set features using the RF programmer, follow the instructions packaged with the programmer.
Factory default settings are indicated by bold text.
Note : The method of manual override can either be selected to operate from the valet switch or operate as custom code.
Be certain to place a check mark indicating the method used in the box located on the last page of the owner's manual.
NOTE: Keyless Entry Models with no horn output will Flash the Parking Lights instead of chirp where chirp is indicated.
Also, No data will be indicated if a feature is not available for a particular model. The unit will enter the feature but no selection will be available.
RF Programmable Feature Bank 1 Is For Transmitter Programming See Transmitter Programming Guide.
RF Programmable Features Bank 2 Is Alarm Selectable Features:
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Feature Selection
1 Chirp
1st DoorL/UL
1 Sec.
2nd Accy Lock
Auto Lock On
3rd Accy. UL
Auto UL Dr.
4th Headlights
Not Available
5th Passive Locks
Passive
6th Pass/Act Arm
Passive Arm
7th Siren/Horn
Siren/Horn
8th Horn Chirp
10mS
9th O/R Method
Custom Code
10th 2 Step U/L
On
11th Chp Del Tx
On
12th Volts/HdWire
Not Available
13th Trigger Circuits
Not Available
14th L/UL Poll
Not Available
15th Aux Channel 5 Select
Pulsed
16th Aux Channel 6 Select
Pulsed
17th Aux Channel 7 Select
Pulsed
18th Trigger Delay
Not Available
When using the RF programmer, enter the
Turn the ignition on.
Press and release valet switch 3 times;
turn ignition off then on.
Press and hold valet switch for 5 seconds.
2 Chirps
3.5 Sec.
Auto Lock Off
Auto UL All
Active
Active Arm
Siren Only
16mS
Valet
Off
Off
Push & Hold
Push & Hold
Push & Hold
3 Chirps
1 Sec L, Dbl. U/L
4 Chirps
Dbl L, 1 Sec UL
5 Chirps
Dbl L, Dbl UL
Horn Only
30mS
40mS
50mS
10 Seconds
10 Seconds
10 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
Latch On/Off
Latch On/Off
Latch On/Off
Auto UL Off
program mode as follows:
Siren chirps 2 times indicating access to RF feature program mode.
6 Chirps
1 S l/350mS ul
Hold 3.5 Sec For O/P
Hold 3.5 Sec For O/P
Hold 3.5 Sec For O/P
To program these selectable features;
Action
Turn ignition on
Press and release the valet switch 3 times
Within 3 seconds, turn ignition Off Then On
This Action Accesses Feature Bank 2 Alarm
First
System Response
No response
1 Chirp - LED 1 flash
Short chirp, then long chirp
Selectable Features
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
and release the valet switch 1 time
transmitter Lock button to change
transmitter Lock button to change
transmitter Lock button to change
transmitter Lock button to change
transmitter Lock button to change
or
Second
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Third
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Fourth
Press and release the valet switch
or
Fifth
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Sixth
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Seventh
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Eighth
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Ninth
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Tenth
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Eleventh
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Twelfth
Press and release the valet switch
or
Thirteenth
Press and release the valet switch
or
Fourteenth
Press and release the valet switch
or
Fifteenth
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Sixteenth
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Seventeenth
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Eighteenth
Press and release the valet switch
or
Press and release the valet switch or turn the ignition off to:
or
Turn ignition switch off then on to advance to feature Bank 3:
1 chirp = 1 second door lock & unlock
2 chirps = 3.5 second door lock & Unlock
3 chirps = 1 sec. lock, dbl 1 sec. unlock
4 chirps = dbl 1 sec lock, 1 sec unlock
5 chirps = dbl 1 sec lock, dbl 1 sec unlock
6 chirps = 350mS unlock. 1 sec lock
2 chirps = auto locks off
1 chirp = auto locks on
3 chirps = auto unlock off
1 chirp = auto unlock drivers door only
2 chirps = auto unlock all doors
Non Functional On This Unit
2 chirps = active locks
1 chirp = passive locks
2 chirps = active arming
1 chirp = passive arming
1 chirp = siren and horn output
2 chirps = siren output only
3 chirps = horn output only
2 chirps = horn chirp output 16mS
3 chirps = horn chirp output 30mS
4 chirps = horn chirp output 40mS
5 chirps = horn chirp output 50mS
1 chirp = horn chirp output 10 mS
2 chirps = valet switch override operation
1 chirp = custom code override operation
2 chirps = 2 step unlock off
1 chirp = 2 step unlock on
2 chirps = chirp delete from transmitter inactive
1 chirp = chirp delete from transmitter active
Non Functional On This Unit
Non Functional On This Unit
Non Functional On This Unit
1 chirp = ch 5 pulsed output
2 chirps = ch 5 output as long as button held
3 chirps = ch 5-10 second output
4 chirps = ch 5-20 second output
5 chirps =ch 5 latch on/latch off output
5 chirps = ch 6 hold 3 sec for pulsed output
1 chirp = ch 6 pulsed output
2 chirps = ch 6 output as long as button held
3 chirps = ch 6-10 second output
4 chirps = ch 6-20 second output
5 chirps =ch 6 latch on/latch off output
5 chirps = ch 6 hold 3 sec for pulsed output
1 chirp = ch 7 pulsed output
2 chirps = ch 7 output as long as button held
3 chirps = ch 7-10 second output
4 chirps = ch 7-20 second output
5 chirps =ch 7 latch on/latch off output
5 chirps = ch 7 hold 3 sec for pulsed output
Non Functional On This Unit
Exit Programming Mode
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To exit program mode, turn ignition off, or press and release valet switch.
RF Programmable Features Bank 3 Is Remote Start Selectable Features:
Feature Selection
1 Chirp
2 Chirps
1st Defrost Output
Pulsed
10 Mins
2nd RF Start Chirp
Off
On
On & Car Finder
3rd Run Time
5 Mins
10 Mins
15 Mins
4th Parking Lights
On Steady
Flashing
5th Input Check
Voltage
Tach
6th Voltage Level
>0.5V B4 Start
< 0.5V B4 Start
7th Ign. 2 Select
Off During Crank
On During Crank Same As Accy.
8th Ign. 3 Select
Off During Crank
On During Crank Same As Accy
9th Diagnostics
Off
On
10th Crank Time
0.8 Sec
1.0 Sec
11th Gas/Diesel
Gas
12th Transponder O/P
While R/S On
Not Available
14th Crank Averaging
Averaging
4 Chirps
20 Mins
DBI Tach
SAme As Starter
1.5 Sec
2.0 Sec
Diesel 10
Diesel 15
Diesel 20
During Start
Until Ign. Off
3
13th Temp Start
3 Chirps
Preset Time
Note: When averaging, the engine must be started 4 times with the key to be effective.
15th R/S Shock
Shunt Until Clear Shunt R/S Cycle
Shunt From Tx
16th Turbo Select
Off
3 Mins
5 Mins
17th Black/Blue (Aux O/P)
Single Pulse
As Feat #1 Bank 2
When using the RF programmer, enter the program mode as follows:
Turn the ignition on.
Press and release valet switch 3 times;
turn ignition off then on.
Press and hold valet switch for 5 seconds
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Siren chirps 2 times indicating access to RF feature program mode.
To exit program mode, turn ignition off, or press and release valet switch.
10 Mins
5 Chirps
6 Chirps
This Remote Start/Alarm System is designed to be used with Automatic Transmission
Vehicles Only! The unit provides a selectable ignition control that allows a number of selectable timed outputs 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 flared 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.
PUSHBUTTON LED SWITCH
Select a mounting location known and accessible to the operator of the vehicle. A dash knockout plug or
front dash panel is desirable as the now Push-Button LED assembly needs the LED to be visible from the
outside of the vehicle and will be used for valet modes, programming features, programming transmitters, and
for overriding the remote start unit when the vehicle is being serviced. 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 5/16" or 8mm hole in the desired location and mount the switch
by passing the connectors, one at a time, through the panel from the front side and pressing on the bezel until
the switch is fully seated.
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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.
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 taping
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. 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 taping sheet metal screw. Wire the relay as per the diagram found
later in this manual.
This system 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.
I M P O R TA N T !
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:
Note: Do not remove the fuse holders from this wire harness. Fuses must be used and located as
close as possible to the power source for adequate protection of the vehicle.
Fused RED w/ WHITE TRACE WIRE: + 12 volt Battery 1 Source
Locate the vehicle battery wire(s) at the ignition switch. Verification: These wires will register voltage in all
positions of the ignition switch. Connect the Red w/White wire to the vehicle's battery wire. This wire provides
power for the control circuit as well as the ignition 1 and ignition 2 relays.
Fused RED WIRE: + 12 Volt Battery 2 Source
Locate the vehicle battery wire(s) at the ignition switch. Verification: These wires will register voltage in all
positions of the ignition switch. Connect the Red wire to the vehicle's battery wire. This wire provides power
for the start relay and the accessory relay.
I M P O R TA N T !
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 EXCEEDS 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.
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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 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 neutral safety switch can result in personal injury
and property damage.
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 "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)
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.
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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 THE 4 PIN ALTERNATE IGNITION HARNESS
ORANGE/BLACK Wire: Parking Brake Input
This wire is used only when the turbo timer mode, Bank 3, feature # 16 is selected ON. This input insures that
the vehicle parking brake is applied whenever the vehicle is set up for and the turbo timer circuit is used. This
input must switch to ground when the vehicle's parking brake is applied. Connect the Orange/Black wire to the
negative output of the vehicle's parking brake switch.
RED/BLACK Wire: + 12 Volts Input
Note: The Red/Black and Pink are dry contacts and may be used for negative switching when necessary.
Connecting the Red/Black to chassis ground will result in Pink being ground when the R/S is activated.
This input is to be connected to a separate, (Other than the wire Red or Red/White is connected to), constant
on + 12 volt source which will supply + 12 volt power to the additional ignition output, (Pink), wire. Connect this
wire to a separate + 12 Volt source.
PINK Wire: Additional Ignition Output
This wire can be used as an additional + 12 Volt ignition output supplied by the Red/Black wire. This output
can be selected to be on or off during the start cycle. (See feature bank 3 selection # 8) Connect this wire to
the third ignition circuit in the vehicle and set the selectable feature # 8 of Bank 3 according to the way in which
the vehicle's ignition switch operates.
Note: Do not remove the fuse holders from this wire harness. Fuses must be
used and located as close as possible to the power source for adequate protection of the vehicle.
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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.
Siren Wiring Detail
SIREN
RED
BLAC
TO WHITE w/BLACK WIRE OF MODULE
z
K
(-) TO VEHICLE'S CHASSIS GROUND
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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.
Note: For vehicles with interior delay lighting see programming under title "Completing The Installation".
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 3 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 bypass 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.
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.
General Motors VATS By-Pass Diagram
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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
Gray w/ Black Trace Wire: Negative Inhibit Input
The Gray w/ Black Trace wire provides an instant shutdown for the Remote Start Control Module whenever
it is grounded. Connect the Gray 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.
Gray 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's 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 one multi coil pack regardless of the number
of cylinders. If the vehicle has a single coil unit 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.
Tachometer Input Wiring Detail
Green/Yellow Wire: Diesel Wait To Start Input
The Green/Yellow wire will connect to a diesel vehicles glow plug wire. When the unit receives a start command,
this wire must go to + 12 then to ground to allow the crank sequence to begin. When ignition #1 is activated by the
remote start unit, the glow plug circuit gets energized, (+ 12 volts), when the glow plug circuit of the vehicle drops
the + 12 volts, which effectively grounds the wait to start input, then 500mS later the starter will engage. This wire
can also be connected to the Glow Plug Bulb wire in the vehicle if this bulb wire gets + 12 volts when the ignition
comes on and drops low when the glow plug circuits temperature is reached. Be sure to fuse the wire with a 1 Amp
Fuse when connecting to a high current circuit such as a factory glow plug wire. The fuse should be installed as
close to the high current wire as possible. If you are installing this unit in a Gasoline vehicle, this wire is not used.
NOTE: If the Glow Plug sense wire, Green/Yellow is connected, this wire will have priority over the setting of feature
Bank 3 Feature #11.
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.
Note: For vehicles with interior delay lighting see programming under title "Completing The Installation".
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Negative Door Switch Wiring Detail
Dark Blue Wire: Delayed 300mA Pulsed Channel 3 Output
The Dark Blue wire supplies a 300mA ground pulsed output whenever channel three 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 3. See below for relay wiring detail.
Channel 3 Relay Wiring Detail
Green w/ Black Trace Wire: 300mA Latched Channel 4 Output
The Green w/ Black Trace wire supplies a 300 mA switched output whenever channel four of the receiver is
accessed. Pressing the pre-programmed transmitter button(s) will access channel four 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 4 output.
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.
Black w/ White Trace Wire : 300 mA Horn Output
The black w/ white trace wire is provided to beep the vehicle’s horn. This is a transistorized low current output,
and should only be connected to the low current ground output from the vehicle’s horn switch.
If the vehicle uses a + 12 VDC horn switch, then connect the black w/ white trace wire to terminal 86 of the AS
9256 relay ( or an equivalent 30 Amp automotive relay ), and connect relay terminal 85 to a fused + 12 VDC
battery source. Connect relay terminal 87 to the vehicle’s horn switch output, and connect relay terminal 30
to a fused + 12 VDC battery source.
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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 785 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 mA 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 vehicles.
NOTE: The outputs above are low current outputs and must be used with a relay if the circuit's requirement
is more than 300mA.
3 Pin Auxiliary Outputs 5, 6, & 7
Lt Blue/Green Wire : DELAYED 300 mA PULSED OUTPUT / CHANNEL 5
The light blue/green wire pulses to ground via an independent RF channel from the keychain transmitter. This
is a transistorized, low current output, and should only be used to drive an external relay coil.
WARNING: Connecting the light blue/green to the high current switched output of trunk release circuits, some
remote start trigger inputs, will damage the control module.
Connect the light blue/green to terminal 86 of the AS - 9256 relay (or equivalent 30 A automotive relay) and wire
the remaining relay contacts to perform the selected function of channel 5.
Lt Blue/Black Wire : DELAYED 300 mA PULSED OUTPUT / CHANNEL 6
The light blue/green wire pulses to ground via an independent RF channel from the keychain transmitter. This
is a transistorized, low current output, and should only be used to drive an external relay coil.
WARNING: Connecting the light blue/black to the high current circuits, will damage the control module.
Connect the light blue/black to terminal 86 of the AS - 9256 relay (or equivalent 30 A automotive relay) and wire
the remaining relay contacts to perform the selected function of channel 6.
Blue/Red Wire : DELAYED 300 mA PULSED OUTPUT / CHANNEL 7
The light blue/red wire pulses to ground via an independent RF channel from the keychain transmitter. This is
a transistorized, low current output, and should only be used to drive an external relay coil.
WARNING: Connecting the light blue/red to the high current circuits, will damage the control module.
Connect the light blue/red to terminal 86 of the AS - 9256 relay (or equivalent 30 A automotive relay) and wire
the remaining relay contacts to perform the selected function of channel 7.
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 (bypassed).
Once the remote start shuts down, the shock sensor will be re-enabled.
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2 Pin Transponder Control Output: (Yellow Connector)
This output is intended to allow the control of a transponder bypass interface module or transponder
bypass relay. The system also allows software selections to control the way in which this output operates, see remote start feature # 10 for setting this output.
When the unit is selected for output during the start sequence, this output will be active at the same time
Ign. 3 becomes active, and will remain active until the vehicle has started. This will be used for one time
read transponder circuits.
When the unit is selected for transponder on, this output will become active at the same time ign. 3
becomes active, and will remain active all the time the unit is operational under the control of the remote
start. When the unit is selected for continuous and the vehicle is started via the Remote Start, this output
will become active at the same time ign. 3 becomes active and will remain active until the ignition in the
vehicle goes low. This will allow the unit to be used for continuous read transponders circuits.
Push Button LED/Valet/Program/Override Switch: (Blue & White Connectors)
The Black & Gray and the Red & Blue twin lead wires loaded in the 2 two connector are the ground supply and
program/valet/override input as well as anode & cathode of the PBLED switch for 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 indicated on the
integral LED built into the switch. Route the twin lead Black & Gray and Red & Blue wires from the PBLED
switch to the remote start unit and plug both two pin connector into the mating blue and white connector shell
of the control module. For valet, remote start override, and alarm override information, refer to the owners
manual.
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.
3 Pin Door Lock/Unlock Harness: (White Connector)
The Red and Green wires will provide either a pulsed ground output to the factory door lock control relay, or a
pulsed + 12 volt output to the factory door lock control relay. In either case, the maximum current draw
through these outputs must not exceed 300mA. The Red w/Black trace wire will provide a pulsed ground
only, and will only provide an output when the unlock button of the transmitter is pressed a second time after
a first unlock command was issued. This is used for second step unlock or all doors unlock in a two step
circuit. In this arrangement, Red is used to control the drivers door unlock relay, and the Red/Black will be
used to control unlock of all other doors.
3 Wire Ground Switched Door Lock Circuits:
In this application, the Red wire of the door lock 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 door lock 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 door lock 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 door lock 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.
3 Wire Positive Switched Door Lock/Unlock Wiring Detail
3 Wire Ground Switched 2 Step Door Locks
In this application, the red wire provides a ground pulse during arming, or the pulsed ground lock output.
Connect the red wire to the wire that provides a low current ground signal from the factory door lock switch to
the factory door lock control relay.
The green wire provides the first ground pulse during disarming, or the drivers door pulsed ground unlock
output. Connect this wire to the drivers door unlock relay that requires a low current ground signal to unlock
only the drivers door. If the vehicle does not have a separate drivers door relay, one will have to be added.
Locate the drivers door unlock motor wire and cut it at a convenient location to allow wiring of an optional relay.
Connect the door side of the cut wire to terminal 30 of the optional relay added. Connect the vehicle side of
the cut wire to terminal 87a of the optional relay added. Connect the green wire of the 3 pin harness to
terminal 86 of the optional relay added. Connect terminal 85 of the optional relay added to a fused constant
+ 12 volt source. Most vehicles door lock/unlock motor legs rest at ground, and switch +12 volts to the door
lock/unlock motor legs for operation, if this is the case in the vehicle you are working on, connect the
remaining terminal, 87, to a fused + 12 volt source. In the rare instance that the vehicle door lock/unlock
motor legs rest at + 12 volts and switches ground to the door lock/unlock motors, connect the remaining
terminal, 87, to chassis ground.
The Red/Black wire provides a pulse ground output when the unlock button of the transmitter is pressed a
second time after disarming. Connect the Red/Black wire to the wire that provides a low current ground signal
from the factory door unlock switch to the factory door unlock control relay.
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3 Wire Positive Switched 2 Step Door Locks
The green wire provides a positive pulse during arming, or the pulsed + 12 volt lock output. Connect the
green wire to the wire that provides a low current positive signal from the factory door lock switch to the
factory door lock control relay.
The red wire provides a positive pulse during disarming, or the drivers door pulsed positive unlock
output. Connect this wire to the drivers door unlock relay that requires a low current positive signal to
unlock only the drivers door. If the vehicle does not have a separate drivers door relay, one will have to be
added. Locate the drivers door unlock motor wire and cut it at a convenient location to allow wiring of an
optional relay. Connect the door side of the cut wire to terminal 30 of the optional relay added. Connect the
vehicle side of the cut wire to terminal 87a of the optional relay added. Connect the red wire of the 3 pin
harness to terminal 86 of the optional relay added. Connect terminal 85 of the optional relay added to
chassis ground. Most vehicles door lock/unlock motor legs rest at ground, and switch +12 volts to the door
lock/unlock motor legs for operation, if this is the case in the vehicle you are working on, connect the
remaining terminal, 87, to a fused + 12 volt source. In the rare instance that the vehicle door lock/unlock
motor legs rest at + 12 volts and switches ground to the door lock/unlock motors, connect he remaining
terminal, 87, to chassis ground.
The Red/Black wire provides a pulse ground output when the unlock button of the transmitter is pressed a
second time after disarming. Because the vehicle you are working on requires a positive pulse from the
factory door lock switch to the factory door lock control relay, you will have to add a relay to invert the output
polarity of this wire. Connect the Red/Black wire to terminal 86 of the optional added relay. Connect
terminal 85 & 87 to a fuse + 12 volt source. Connect terminal 30 to the low current door unlock wire from the
factory door switch to the door unlock control relay.
Note: Resistive Circuits, As Well As 4 Wire Polarity Reversal and 5 Wire Alternating 12 Volt
Door Lock Control Circuits
These applications require the use of additional components which may include relays, fixed resistors, or
for convenience, the AS 9159 Door Lock Interface. Refer to the AUDIOVOX Door Lock Wiring Supplement
and or the Audiovox fax back service for information on your particular vehicle for properly connecting to
these types of circuits.
TIMED START PROGRAM
1. Start By Holding the Pushbutton switch On.
2. While Holding the Pushbutton Switch Turn The Ignition Switch On Then Off.
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3a) Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition switch off, Release and then Push On and release the
Pushbutton Switch 2 times holding it on the second time until the siren and or lights flash and chirp 2
times indicating that the 2 Hour Start Interval has successfully been set. or
3b) Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition switch off, (Step 2) Release
and then Push On and release the Pushbutton Switch 4 times holding it on the fourth time until the siren
and or lights flash and chirp 4 times indicating that the 4 Hour Start Interval has successfully been set.
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 the trunk/key button 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.
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. Turn the ignition key to the On position.
2. Press and release the valet/program push button switch 3 times.
3. Immediately turn the ignition key Off.
4. Press and hold the valet/program push button switch, then start the vehicle using the key.
5. When the unit senses the tach signal, the parking lights will begin to flash.
6. Release the valet/program pushbutton switch. 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 two 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
5, 10, 15, or 20, minute run timer expired.
2 Flashes Low or No tach signal received.
3 Flashes Positive input shut down.
4 Flashes Control switch was moved to "Off" position.
5 Flashes RF Shutdown command received.
6 Flashes High RPM signal over speed shut down.
7 Flashes Tach has NOT learned.
8 Flashes Negative input shutdown 4 Flashes Control switch moved to the off position
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.
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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.
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:
CAUTION!! 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.
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
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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.
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 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.
CAUTION!
REMEMBER TO RECONNECT THE BROWN/BLACK WIRE TEMPORARILY
DISCONNECTED IN STEP 3
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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.
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.
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 under heading of hood switch.
METHOD 1
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
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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 under heading of hood switch.
METHOD 2
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.
4 Pin Upgrade Telematic Module:
Red = + 5 Volts, Black = Ground, White = Data TX, Yellow = Data RX
If used, connect the 4 pin harness from the Telematic one way module kit to the mating port on the controlling circuit.
NOTE: If using the TWO WAY Telematic module, only Ground, TX, and RX are used on this port, the + 12 volt supply
for the two way module must be sourced separately or the unit will not operate.
4 Pin Upgrade Data Bus/Flash Logic Module:
If you are using an Audiovox Flash Logic module, it can be connected directly to the Alarm/Remote Start's
control module. Using the Blue 4 pin blue, red, black, & white harness and connect to the mating connector
on the Alarm/Remote Start control module. Wire the Flash Logic/Data Bus module to the vehicle as prescribed in it's installation guide.
NOTE: This unit has the ability to learn the dome light delay time, up to 60 seconds. If the vehicle has delay interior lights, and you
wish to avoid three chirp, defect zone, indication normally associated with this type of interior light, we suggest you learn the
interior light delay.
To learn the light delay, start with all doors closed:
(1) Use the transmitter to Lock / Unlock / Lock / Unlock / Lock / Unlock / Lock, the system.
The LED turns on solid to confirm the system entered the learn mode.
(2) Immediately open and close the door of the vehicle to initiate the dome delay.
The unit will monitor the door trigger input Positive, (Purple), and Negative, (Brown) when active.
When the dome light turns off, the unit will add 2 seconds then exit the learn mode.
(3) The LED will begin flashing the Armed indication indicating the unit has exited the learn mode and is armed.
1. If you have 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.
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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Check the vehicle's wipers, lights, horn, etc.... to insure proper operation.
5. Replace all panels that were removed during installation, and retest the system.
6. Explain all activated features and safety systems associated with Remote Start Unit installed to the customer.
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