Audiovox AX-900 Installation manual

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Model AX-900
Installation Manual
SELECTABLE FEATURES
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.
RF Programmable Features :
Feature Selection
1st DoorL/UL
1 Chirp
1 Sec.
2 Chirps
3.5 Sec.
3 Chirps
1 Sec L, Dbl. U/L
4 Chirps
Default
1 Sec.
2nd Accy Lock
Auto Lock On
Auto Lock Off
3rd Accy. UL
Auto UL Dr.
Auto UL All
Auto UL Off
4th Headlights
On Arm
On Disarm
On Both
5th Passive Locks
Passive
Active
Active
6th Passive/Active Arm
Passive Arm
Active Arm
Active Arm
7th Black/Blue (Aux O/P)
Single Pulse
As Feature #1
8th Siren/Horn
Siren/Horn
Siren Only
Horn Only
Siren/Horn
30mS
16mS
Auto Lock Off
Auto UL Off
Off
Both
Single
9th Horn Chirp
10mS
16mS
10th Override Method
Custom Code
Valet
Valet
11th Two Step Unlock
On
Off
Off
12th Chirp Delete From Tx
On
Off
Off
To program these selectable features;
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
Action
Turn ignition on
Press and release the valet switch 3 times
Within 3 seconds, turn ignition Off
System Response
No response
1 Chirp - LED 1 flash
Short chirp, then long chirp
Then turn the ignition back On
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
1 chirp = 1 second door locks
2 chirps = 3.5 second door locks
3 chirps = 1 sec. lock, dbl 1 sec. unlock
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
3
4
1
2
chirps = headlight output when arming and disarming
chirps = headlight output off
chirp = headlight output when arming
chirps = headlight output when disarming
2 chirps = active locks
1 chirp = passive locks
2 chirps = active arming
1 chirp = passive arming
2 chirps = as feature #1
1 chirp = single pulse
Revision A: 4-21-04 Changed remote start and tach rate programming features.
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Eighth
Ninth
Tenth
Eleventh
Twelfth
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter lock button to change
or
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
or
Press and release the valet switch
Press transmitter Lock button to change
Press and release the valet switch
or
Turn ignition key off
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
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
Exit program mode
Exit program mode
Note : Once you enter the feature programming mode, do not allow more than 15 seconds to pass between steps or the
programming will be terminated.
This Remote Start/Alarm System is designed to be used with Automatic Transmission- Fuel Injection
Vehicles Only! The unit provides a selectable ignition control that allows a number of selectable timed outputs
for glow plug preheat in addition to a "Wait To Start Input" either of which may be required for certain diesel
vehicles, (see selectable feature #9 & or Green/Yellow Wire). If the diesel engine has a instant fire, (no glow
plug preheat 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, Automatic Transmission and Fuel Injection.
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.
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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 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 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 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 9/32" 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. Route the
switch's connector toward the control module.
NOTE: During the program sequence, there are times when this switch and the ignition switch will be used
simultaneously. We recommend that the pushbutton switch be mounted on the left side of the ignition
switch to facilitate this operation.
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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.
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.
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 AX-900 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/ PURPLE 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.
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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.
PURPLE 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 of the neutral safety switch can result in
personal injury and property damage.
SEE NEUTRAL START SAFETY TEST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
PURPLE START WIRE DETAIL
PINK 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 preheating. (See selectable feature #9)
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PINK/WHITE 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.
ORANGE 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.
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Parking Light Wiring Detail
Brown 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 Brown 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
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.
Note for vehicles with interior delay lighting see programming under title "Completing The Installation".
Positive Door Switch Wiring Detail
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Blue 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
Blue w/Black Trace 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.
This 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 Blue/Black 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 Blue/Black 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 Blue/Black 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.
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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
Black 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 Wire: Negative Inhibit Input plus Trigger When Armed
The Grey wire provides an instant shutdown for the Remote Start Control Module whenever it is grounded
and trigger whenever the unit is armed. Connect the Grey 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.
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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 Negative Inhibit Safety Shut Down Detail
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
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Brown w/ Red Trace Wire: Positive Inhibit Input + Trigger When Armed
This wire provides an instant shutdown for the Remote Start Control module whenever it gets + 12 volts
and triggers the alarm when armed. If the Brake lights switch in the vehicle switches + 12 volts to the
brake light circuit, connect this 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
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 tapping screw and ring terminal.
Chassis Ground Connection Detail
Purple w/ White 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.
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Tachometer Input Wiring Detail
Green 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
this 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 detail.
Note for vehicles with interior delay lighting see programming under title "Completing The Installation".
Negative Door Switch Wiring Detail
Red w/ White Trace Wire: Trunk Pop Delayed 300mA Pulsed Channel 2 Output
This 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 Red/White 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
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White w/ Blue Trace Wire: 300mA Pulsed or Latched Channel 4 Output
This 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 White/ 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 the channel 4 output.
White w/Green Trace Wire: External Trigger Input
The White w/Green 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.
Brown w/ Black Trace Wire: 300 mA Horn Output
The Brown w/ Black 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 this 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.
Green w/ Orange Trace Wire: Low Current (-) Ground Headlight Output
The Green w/ Orange Trace wire is provided to operate the optional headlamp illumination feature of the system.
This is a low current (300mA) output and must be connected to an external relay to control the high current
switching circuit of the vehicle's headlamps. To use this option, Connect this wire to terminal # 86 of a P&B
VF45F11 relay or equivalent. Connect Terminals #85 and # 30 to a fused + 12 Volts source with a current capability
equal to or in excess of the factory headlamp fuse. Connect terminal # 87 of the relay to the switched + 12 volt wire
feeding the vehicle's headlamp circuit.
NOTE: For ground switched headlamp circuits, Connect this wire to terminal # 86 of a P&B VF45F11 relay or
equivalent. Connect Terminal #85 to a fused + 12 Volts source. Connect terminal # 30 to a clean chassis
ground. Connect terminal # 87 to the ground switched headlamp control wire in the vehicle.
Empty Cavity: Empty Cavity In Connetor No Function
Blue w/White Trace Wire: (-) Instant Trigger Zone 1
This is a instant on ground trigger input intended for the connection of optional triggering devices. The ground
trigger output wire of motion detectors, microwave detectors, or glass break detectors, can be connected to this
trigger input wire.
Purple w/Black Trace Wire: 300 mA Pulsed or Latched Channel 5 Output
This 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 Purple/Black wire to the high current switched output of trunk release circuits, some
remote start trigger inputs, will damage the control module.
Connect the Purple/Black wire 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.
White w/Black Trace Wire: 300 mA Pulsed Cannel 6 Output
This 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 white/black to the high current circuits, will damage the control module.
Connect the white/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.
Lt. Blue w/ Black Trace Wire : 300 mA Pulsed Channel 7 Output
This 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.
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WARNING:
Connecting the light blue/black to the high current circuits, will damage the control module.
Connect the light blue/black wire 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.
Grey w/Black Trace Wire: DIESEL WAIT TO START INPUT
This wire, when connected to the wire that get + 12 volts during the glow plug preheat stage will delay the starter
output until this wire drops the 12 volts. In other words, in a Diesel vehicle with glow plug preheat circuit, when the
ignition is turned on, the vehicle will not crank until the glow plugs are hot enough to fire the atomized fuel oil when
injected into the cylinder. By connecting this wire to the glow plug + 12 volt wire, when the remote start unit
activates the ignition one output, the glow plug output also activates. The remote start sees the black/gray with
positive voltage and waits for this to go inactive( drop the 12 volts) before activating the starter motor. If this wire
is not used or you have difficulty accessing the glow plug preheat circuit, you may elect to utilize the Diesel timed
output as specified in Remote Start feature selection #9. NOTE: If Black/Gray wire is used, it will override or negate
any setting of feature #9.
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.
Lt. Green w/ Black Trace Wire: Pulsed Ground Output Before Start
The Lt. Green/Black 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 system is used to unlock the doors.
Light Blue: Pulsed Ground Output After Start
This 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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4 Pin Upgrade Telematic Module:
Red = + 5 Volts / Black = Ground / White = Data TX / Yellow = Data RX
Connect the 4 pin harness found in the Telematic one way module kit to the mating port on the PTUGM.
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.
2 Pin Valet/Program/Override Push-Button Switch: (Blue Connector)
The Black & Grey twin lead wires loaded in the two pin blue connector are the ground supply and program/valet/
override 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. For override information, refer to the owners manual.
4 Pin Antenna/Receiver Connector: (White Connector)
Plug the previously routed 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.
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.
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.
3 Pin Door Lock/Unlock Harness: (White Connector)
The Green and Blue 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 300 mA. The Blue/Red 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, Green
is used to control the drivers door unlock relay, and the Blue/Red will be used to control unlock of all other doors.
3 Wire Ground Switched Door Lock Circuits:
In this application, the Green wire of the two pin harness provides a ground pulse during the arming sequence,
or pulsed ground lock output. Connect the Green wire to the low current ground signal wire from the factory door
lock switch to the factory door lock relay.
The Blue wire of the two pin harness provides a ground pulse during the disarming sequence, or pulsed ground
unlock output. Connect the Blue wire to the low current ground signal wire from the factory door unlock switch to
the factory door unlock relay. See Wiring Details Below.
3 Wire Ground Switched Door Lock/Unlock Wiring Detail
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3 Wire Positive Switched Door Locks:
In this application, the Green wire of the door lock harness provides a + 12 volt pulse during the disarming
sequence, or pulsed 12 volt unlock output. Connect the Green wire to the low current 12 volt signal wire from the
factory door unlock switch to the factory door unlock relay.
The Blue wire of the door lock harness provides a + 12 volt pulse during the arming sequence, or pulsed 12 volt
lock output. Connect the Blue 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 Green wire provides a ground pulse during arming, or the pulsed ground lock output.
Connect the green 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 Blue 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 blue 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 Blue/Red wire provides a pulse ground output when the unlock button of the transmitter is pressed a second
time after disarming. Connect the Blue/Red wire to the wire that provides a low current ground signal from the
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3 Wire Positive Switched 2 Step Door Locks
The Blue wire provides a positive pulse during arming or the pulsed + 12 volt lock output. Connect the blue 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 Green wire provides the first 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 green 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 the remaining terminal, 87, to chassis ground.
The Blue/Red 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 Blue/Red 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.
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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, and or fixed resistors.
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.
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.
Refer to page 1&2 for alarm selectable features.
RF Programmable Features:
Feature Selection
1 Chirp
1st Door L/UL
1 Sec.
2nd Accy Lock
Auto Lock On
3rd Accy. UL
Auto UL Dr.
4th Headlights
On Arm
5th Passive Locks
Passive
6th Passive/Active Arm
Passive Arm
7th Voltage Sense
On
8th Siren/Horn
Siren/Horn
9th Horn Chirp
10mS
10th Override Method
Custom Code
11th Two Step Unlock
On
12th Chp Delete From Tx On
2 Chirps
3.5 Sec.
Auto Lock Off
Auto UL All
On Disarm
Active
Active Arm
Off
Siren Only
16mS
Valet
Off
Off
3 Chirps
4 Chirps
1 Sec L, Dbl. U/L
Auto UL Off
On Both
Horn Only
30mS
Off
Default
1 Sec.
Auto Lock Off
Auto UL Off
Both
Active
Active Arm
Off
Siren/Horn
16mS
Valet
Off
Off
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 preset 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.
TEMPERATURE START:
When Temperature Start, feature #11 is selected on, the temperature start mode can be activated from the
transmitter. See owners manual for turning this feature on from the transmitter. Once activated, the unit
will start 1 time if the vehicle temperature reaches "0* " and then will run the allotted time.
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Feature
1 RF Start Chirp
2 Run Time
3 Park Lights
4 Input Check
5 Voltage Level
6 Ign. 2 Crank
7 Diagnostics
8 Crank Time
9 Gas/Diesel
10 Trans. O/P
11 Temp Start
Lts Flash 1X
Off
5 Min.
On Steady
Voltage
> 0.5V B4 Start
Off
Off
0.8Sec
Gas
While RS On
Off
REMOTE START SELECTABLE FEATURES
Lts Flash 2X
Lts Flash 3X
Lts Flash 4X
On
10 Min.
15 Min.
20 Min.
Flash
Tach
< 0.5V B4 Start
On
On
1.0 Sec
1.5 Sec
2.0 Sec
Diesel 10
Diesel 15
Diesel 20
During Start
Until Ign Off
On
Default
On
10 Min
Steady
Tach
> 0.5
On
Off
1.0
Gas
While RS
Off
LED Pattern
1X Pause,etc...
2X Pause,etc...
3X Pause,etc...
4X Pause,etc...
5X Pause,etc...
6X Pause,etc...
7X Pause,etc...
8X Pause,etc...
9X Pause,etc...
10X Pause,etc..
11X Pause,etc..
NOTE: 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, 15, or 20 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.
To Program The Remote Start Selectable Features:
1. Turn the ignition key to the On position.
2. Press and release the valet/program switch three times.
3. Immediately turn the ignition key Off then press transmitter start button for 1 second.
4. Immediately turn the ignition key back On.
5. Press and release the valet/program switch two times. The siren will emit 2 short and 1 long chirp verifying you
are in the feature program mode.
6. 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 channel 1 button 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.
7. Use the start button on the transmitter to change the selection of the programmable feature. If you are not sure
what the setting for any feature is, press the start button 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.
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 and, in certain instances, may try to 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 pushbutton switch 3 times.
3. Immediately turn the ignition key Off.
4. Press and hold the valet/program pushbutton 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.
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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 Purple/White 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
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)
7 Flashes
Tach signal has not been learned
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.
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), (Orange/Green), or (Purple/White) tach input of the Audiovox remote start
unit.
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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 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 Purple 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 Purple 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/Red 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 c a r
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 Purple 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.
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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 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/RED WIRE TEMPORARILY
DISCONNECTED IN STEP 3
DO NOT RELEASE THIS VEHICLE TO THE CONSUMER UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE OPERATION
OF THE NEUTRAL SAFETY START FEATURE.
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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.
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) of the 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 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 Remote Start Unit as shown in this installation guide.
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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, 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 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 Remote Start Unit as shown in this installation guide.
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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 Remote Start unit and tested all the safety features of the
system:
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.
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.
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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.
8. Place the Valet Switch Tag and or the Remote Start Control Switch Tag on their respective switches and
point these out to the customer.
White
White/Red
Green/Orange
Orange
Brown/Black
Vacant
Black/White
Blue/Black
Light Blue/Black
White/Black
Purple/Black
White/Blue
Grey/Black
Red/White
Black
Brown
Purple/White
Blue/White
Blue
Green
Brown/Red
Purple
White/Green
Grey
24 Pin Main Harness
Parking Light Output
Parking Light Polarity Input
(-) Headlight Control Output 300mA
(-) Starter Disable Ground When Armed Output 300mA
(-) Horn Honk Output 300mA
Not Used
(-) Domelight Supervision Output
(-) 3rd Ignition Output (-) During Remote Start 300mA max
(-) Channel 7 Output Pulsed 300mA
(-) Channel 6 Output Pulsed 300mA
(-) Channel 5 Output Pulsed or Latched 300mA
(-) Channel 4 Output Pulsed or Latched 300mA
(+) 12 V Diesel Wait To Start Input
(-) Trunk Pop Output Pulsed 300mA
(-) Chassis Ground Input
(+) Siren Output
Tachometer Input
(-)Instant Trigger Input
(-) Trunk Pin / Instant Trigger Input (Shunt During Trunk Pop)
(-) Door Trigger Input
(+) Brake Pedal Shutdown Input
(+) Door Trigger Input
(-) Remote Start Activation Input
(-) Hood Pin Shutdown and Trigger Input
Orange
Pink
Red
Red/Purple
Purple
Pink/White
6 Pin Heavy Gauge Remote Start Harness
(+) 12 V Accessory
(+) 12 V Ignition Output
(+) 12 V Constant Input
(+) 12 V Constant Input
(+) 12 V Starter Output
(+) 12 V 2nd Ignition Output
Light Green/Black
Light Blue
Black/Red
Black/Yellow
(-)
(-)
(-)
(-)
4 Pin Auxiliary Output Harness
Factory Alarm Disarm Output (Pulse Before Start) 300mA
Pulse After Crank 300mA
Factory Alarm Re-Arm Output (Pulse After Shutdown) 300mA
Second Starter Output (Pulse During Crank) 300mA
4 Pin Shock Sensor
Red
(+) 12 Volt Constant
Black
(-) Ground When Armed Output
Green
(-) Full Alarm Trigger Input
Blue
(-) Warn Away Trigger Input
4 Pin Telematic Port Harness
White
Data Tx
Yellow Data Rx
Black
Ground
Red
(+) 5 V
3 Pin Door Lock Harness
Green
(+) Unlock / (-) Lock 300mA max
Blue
(+) Lock / (-) Unlock 300mA max
Blue/Red (-) 2nd Unlock 300mA max
2 Pin Transponder Bypass Harness
Red(+) 12 V Constant 300mA
Black(-) Gnd Out Per R/S Feature # 10 Setting 300mA max
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