Audiovox AA-RS10CS Installation manual

Model AA-RS10CS
Installation Manual
3 Channel Remote Start / Keyless Entry System
Installation Instructions
This Unit is Intended for Installation in Vehicles with 12 Volt Negative Ground
Electrical Systems, Gasoline Tach Reference and Automatic Transmissions Only.
Kit Contents
AA-RS10CS Control Module
(2) - 3 Button Anti Code Grabbing Transmitters
3 Channel Code Learning Receiver
External Superheterodyne Antenna/Receiver
(1) - Multi Pin Input/Output Harness
(1) - Six Pin Power Harness
(1) - Four Pin Auxiliary Harness
(1) - Two Pin I/O Harness
(1) - Accessory 2 Pin Connector
(1) - 2 Pin Door Lock Harness
(2) - 30 Amp In-line Fuse Holders With Fuses
(1) - Control Switch
(1) - Programming Switch
(1) - Ring Terminal
(4) - 1/2" Long Screws
(1) - Pin Switch
(1) - Remote Start Warning Label
(1) - Literature Package
Released 7-10-00.
Released 1-23-02.
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The AA-RS10CS Remote Start/Keyless Entry System is designed to be used with Automatic Transmission Vehicles Only!
The unit provides a selectable ignition control that allows a 10 second output for glow plug pre-heat which may be required
for certain diesel vehicles, (see selectable feature #9). If the diesel engine has a instant fire, (no glow plug pre-heat
system), feature #9 should remain in the default Gasoline mode setting. For diesel applications, consult your dealer for
the type of ignition system used in your particular vehicle. Regardless of the vehicle, Gasoline or Diesel, for every
installation, the vehicle MUST HAVE a Tach Signal Input, and an Automatic Transmission.
INSTALLATION OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS:
CONTROL MODULE:
Select a mounting location inside the passenger compartment (up behind the dashboard). The mounting location
selected must be within 24" of the ignition switch wiring harness to allow connection of the 6 pin main wiring harness.
Be certain that the chosen location will not interfere with proper operation of the vehicle. Avoid mounting the module to
or routing the wiring around the steering shaft/column, as the module or wiring may wrap around or block the steering
wheel preventing proper control of the vehicle. Secure the module in the chosen location using cable ties or screws as
necessary.
Do Not Mount The Module In The Engine Compartment, as it is not waterproof.
HOOD PIN SWITCH:
The pin switch included in this package 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 switch in an area under the hood that is 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 either case the
switch must be set up to allow the hood door to depress the switch at least 1/4 inch when the hood is closed and fully
extended when the hood 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.
PROGRAM SWITCH :
Select a mounting location that is within reach of the ignition switch, as this switch, in combination with the ignition
switch, will be used to program the selectable features of the system. It is suggested that the switch be mounted to the
lower dash panel in the driver's area. Inspect behind the chosen location to insure that adequate clearance is allowed
for the body of the switch, and also that the drill will not penetrate any existing factory wiring or fluid lines. Drill a 1/4"
hole in the desired location and mount the switch by passing it through the panel from the underside. Secure the switch
using the nut, star washer, and on/off face plate. It is best to oriented the switch 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 wires toward the control module.
CONTROL SWITCH:
Select a mounting location known and accessible to the operator of the vehicle. A lower dash panel, kick panel, or glove
box is desirable. Inspect behind the chosen location to insure that adequate clearance is allowed for the body of the
switch, and also that the drill will not penetrate any existing factory wiring or fluid lines.
Drill a 1/4" hole in the desired location and mount the switch by passing it through the panel from the underside. Secure
the switch using the nut, star washer, and on/off face plate. It is suggested that the switch be oriented to allow the on
position to be up toward the driver and the off position to be down or away from the driver. Route the switch wires
toward the control module. Place the RED rubber boot, included in the kit, over the switch handle to differentiate this
switch from the program switch.
The AA-RS10CS is to be used in vehicles with AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS only! Although this combination Keyless Entry/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.
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WIRING THE 6 PIN MAIN POWER HARNESS:
RED w/ WHITE Trace Wire: + 12 volt 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 Volt Battery 2 Source
Connect this wire to a + 12 VDC constant source found at the vehicle's ignition switch using the 30 Amp fuse and
holder provided, but NOT the same vehicle wire as used by the battery 1 source. Most vehicles have more than one
battery source supplying power to the ignition switch. Separate feed wires must be used for the Red and Red/White
wires. If your vehicle does not have two battery feed wires at the ignition switch then it is possible to connect both wires
to the vehicle's battery. This wire provides power for the start relay and the accessory relay.
IMPORTANT!
It is the responsibility of the installing technician to determine the load factor of the vehicles electrical circuits when the
vehicle is running and to adequately fuse the two power wires based on that load. If the vehicle, running under load with
the air conditioner, heater blower motor, and accessories 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.
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 of the neutral safety switch can result in personal injury and
property damage.
SEE NEUTRAL START SAFETY TEST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
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BLUE Wire: Ignition 1 Output
Connect this wire to the ignition 1 wire from the ignition switch. This wire will show +12 volts when the ignition key is
turned to the to the "ON" or "RUN" and the "START" or CRANK" positions, and will have 0 volts when the key is turned
to the "OFF" and "ACCESSORY" positions.
For Diesel Applications, this wire must be connected to the ignition circuit that powers the glow plugs if the vehicle
requires glow plug pre-heating. (See selectable feature #9)
GREEN Wire: Ignition 2 Output
Connect this wire to the ignition 2 wire from the ignition switch. This wire will show + 12 volts when the ignition key is
turned to the "ON" or "RUN" position and is some cases the "START" or CRANK" position. This wire will show 0 volts
when the key is turned to the "OFF" and "ACCESSORY" positions.
NOTE: See programming information concerning this wire to allow output during the "START" mode.
VIOLET Wire: Accessory Output
Connect this wire to the Accessory wire from the ignition switch. This wire will show + 12 volts when the ignition switch
is turned to the "ACCESSORY" or "ON" and "RUN" positions, and will show 0 volts when the key is turned to the "OFF"
and "START" or "CRANK" positions.
WIRING CONNECTIONS: 12 Pin Input / Output Harness
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.
BLACK w/WHITE Tracer Wire: Control Switch
The Black w/ White tracer wire provides ON-OFF control of the Remote Starter.
When the Black w/ White wire is switched to a full time ground, the AA-RS10CS Remote Start Module is operative. When
the Black w/ White wire is at open circuit through the control switch, the remote starter is disabled.
Connect the Black w/ White tracer wire to one of the wires from the back of the previously mounted control switch. Connect
the remaining wire of the control switch to chassis ground. Always try to mount the switch so that the ON position is in
an upward or toward the driver direction.
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GREY Wire: Negative Inhibit Input 1
Connect the GREY wire to the previously mounted hood pin switch provided . This wire will be routed through the fire wall
into the engine compartment. It is necessary to use an existing grommet when passing wires through the fire wall to prevent
short circuiting. This is an important safety feature of APS 675, and failure to use this feature can result in serious injury.
Route the wire to the pin switch and connect it using the bullet connector provided.
GREY w/ BLACK Tracer Wire: Negative Inhibit Input 2
Any time the grey w/ black tracer wire is grounded, the Remote Starter will stop operating, even if the signal is received
from the transmitter.
If the brake light switch in the vehicle switches ground to the brake light circuit, connect the Grey w/ Black trace wire to
the output of the brake light switch. If the brake light switch in the vehicle switches +12 Volts, do not use the Grey w/ Black
wire; see Brown w/ Black tracer wire.
BROWN Wire: Positive Inhibit Input 1
Any time + 12 Volts is applied to the Brown wire, the Remote Starter will stop operating, even if the signal is received from
the transmitter.
If the vehicle has a factory installed hood pin switch, and that switch provides + 12 Volts to an under hood light, the Brown
wire can be connected to the existing pin switch.
BROWN w/ BLACK Tracer Wire: Positive Inhibit Input 2
Any time + 12 Volts is applied to the Brown w/ Black tracer wire, the Remote Starter will stop operating, even if the signal
is received from the transmitter. If the brake light switch in the vehicle switches + 12 Volts to the brake light circuit, connect
the Brown w/ Black trace wire to the output of the brake light switch. If the brake light switch in the vehicle switches ground,
do not use the Brown w/ Black wire; see Grey w/ Black tracer wire.
Brake Switch Positive Shutdown Detail
YELLOW w/ BLACK Tracer Wire: + 12 Volt Alarm By - Pass Output
NOTE: YOU MUST DISCONNECT THE IGNITION INPUT OF THE ALARM FROM ANY OTHER WIRE THAT
IT IS PRESENTLY CONNECTED TO IN THE VEHICLE.
This wire provides a + 12 Volt output when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, and 0 Volts when the ignition
key is “OFF” and when the vehicle is running under the control of the remote starter.
This wire should be connected to the ignition input of the alarm system.
The Yellow w/ Black wire output will allow you to remote start the vehicle while leaving the alarm armed, and to lock/unlock
the doors while running under control of the remote start unit.
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(2) WHITE Wires: Parking Light Flasher
These wires are the COMMON and NORMALLY OPEN contacts of the on-board parking lamp relay.
If the vehicle's parking lights are a +12 volt switched system, connect (1) of the White wires to a fused (15A max.) +12
volt battery source, and connect the second White wire to the vehicle's parking light wire.
If the vehicle's parking lights are a chassis ground switched system, connect (1) of the White wires to a chassis ground
source, and connect the second White wire to the vehicle's parking light wire.
From Vehicle
Park Light Switch
LIGHT BLUE Wire: Ignition 3 / Shock Disable 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 Shock Sensor used with an alarm system and it is not shunted during the Remote Start activation period,
then vibration from the running vehicle can cause the alarm to trigger. In this case, connect the Light Blue Wire to
terminal #86 of a external relay. Connect terminal# 85 of the relay to a fused + 12 volt battery source. Cut the shock
sensor trigger wire and connect one end of the cut wire to terminal #30 and the other end of the cut wire to terminal
#87a. Just before the Remote Start unit is activated, the relay contacts will open, preventing the shock sensor's
operation until the Remote Start unit shuts off.
B. Ignition 3 Output:
Some newer vehicles use a third ignition wire which is required to start and keep the vehicle's engine running. If this
is the case, connect the Light Blue wire to terminal #86 of an external relay. Connect terminal # 30 & # 85 to a fused
+ 12 volt battery source rated for a minimum of 25 Amp. Connect terminal # 87 to the third ignition wire in the vehicle.
C. GM VATS Key Override:
If the vehicle has the General Motors VATS system installed, you will need to by-pass the system while the vehicle is
operating under the control of the Remote Start Unit. To Do This;
1. Measure the resistance of the resistor pellet on the ignition key then select a resistor within 5% of the key's value
from the resistor pack supplied.
2. Locate the pair of VATS wires in the vehicle, usually a pair of thin gauge wires running from the ignition switch to
the VATS control module.
NOTE: These wires are typically White w/ Black trace and Violet w/ Yellow trace, however in later model Cadillacs, they
are run through an orange sleeve, and are either both Black, both Yellow, or both White wires. Consult the
factory service manual for additional information.
3. Connect the Light Blue Wire from the Remote Start Unit to terminal #86 of an external relay. Connect terminal
#85 of the relay to a fused + 12 volt battery source.
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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
DARK GREEN Wire: Tach Sensor Input
This wire will continually monitor the engine tach rate while the unit is under power of the Remote Start module. This
wire will be routed to the vehicle ECM tach input or through the firewall into the engine compartment and connect to the
negative side of the ignition coil. This Remote Start unit learns the tach rate of the vehicle and in most cases will operate
properly from 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
2 Pin Door Lock/Unlock Harness: (White Connector)
The Red & Green Door Lock/Unlock output wires provide either a pulsed ground or pulsed + 12 volts to control the
vehicle door lock / unlock circuits. The output of these wires has a maximum switching capability of 300mA. Many
vehicles today have factory door lock relays which can be connected directly to these outputs, however always confirm
that the factory relays in your particular vehicle do not exceed the rated 300mA output of the units door lock/unlock
circuit. Plug the two pin connector of the door lock/unlock harness into the mating connector shell of the control module.
Determine the door lock circuit of the vehicle you are working on and wire according to the diagrams shown.
3 Wire Ground Switched Door Lock Circuits:
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In this application, the Red wire of the two pin harness provides a ground pulse during the arming sequence, or pulsed
ground lock output. Connect the Red wire to the low current ground signal wire from the factory door lock switch to the
factory door lock relay.
The Green wire of the two pin harness provides a ground pulse during the disarming sequence, or pulsed ground
unlock output. Connect the Green wire to the low current ground signal wire from the factory door unlock switch to the
factory door unlock relay. See Below For Wiring Detail.
3 Wire Ground Switched Door Lock/Unlock Wiring Detail
3 Wire Positive Switched Door Locks:
In this application, the Red wire of the two pin harness provides a + 12 volt pulse during the disarming sequence, or
pulsed 12 volt unlock output. Connect the Red wire to the low current 12 volt signal wire from the factory door unlock
switch to the factory door unlock relay.
The Green wire of the two pin harness provides a + 12 volt pulse during the arming sequence, or pulsed 12 volt lock
output. Connect the Green wire to the low current 12 volt signal wire from the factory door lock switch to the factory door
lock relay. See Below For Wiring Detail.
3 Wire Positive Switched Door Lock/Unlock Wiring Detail
Note: For connection to Four Wire Polarity Reversal, 5 Wire Alternating 12 Volts, And All Other Door Lock Circuits the
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Audiovox AS-9159 Door Lock Interface, (or equivalent 30 A automotive relays) must be used. Refer to the Audiovox
Door Lock Wiring Supplement for proper wiring of these circuits.
4 Wire Polarity Reversal and
5 Wire Alternating 12 Volt
Door Lock Control Circuits
In these applications, the AS 9159 Door Lock Interface ( or equivalent 30 A automotive relays) must be used. Refer
to the AUDIOVOX Door Lock Wiring Supplement for proper connection to these types of circuits.
2 Pin Blue Connector : Programming Switch
Route the grey and black wires in the 2 pin connector from the previously installed programming switch to the control
module and plug it into the mating blue connector on the side of the module.
Blue and Green w/Black Trace Wires - 2 Pin Accessory Output Harness
Dark Blue Wire : Delayed 300 mA Pulsed Output/Channel 2
The dark blue 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.
This output is activated by the same transmitter button that is used to activate the remote start function (factory default
is button 2). Press and hold button 2 to activate this trunk release output, or press and release button 2 two times within
2 seconds to activate the remote starter.
CAUTION: Connecting the dark blue wire to the high current switched output of the trunk release circuits and some
remote start trigger inputs, will damage the control module.
Connect the dark blue wire to terminal 86 of the AS-9256 relay (or equivalent 30 A automotive relay), connect terminal
85 to a fused +12 volt source and wire the remaining relay contacts to perform the selected function of channel 2.
Channel 2 Relay Wiring Detail
Green w/ Black Trace Wire: 300mA Latched Channel 3 Output
The Green w/ Black Trace wire supplies a 300 mA switched output whenever channel three of the receiver is accessed.
Pressing the pre-programmed transmitter button(s) will access channel three and will remain active, for up to 8 seconds, as long as the transmitter button(s) is held. This is a low current output and must be connected to a relay to supply
power to the device you intend to control. Connect Green w/ Black Trace wire to terminal #86 of a VF45F11 P&B relay
or equivalent. Connect terminal #85 of the relay to a fused + 12 volt source. Connect the common, normally open, and
normally closed contacts of the relay to perform the selected function of the channel 3 output.
CAUTION ! Connecting the dark green w/black trace wire to any high current switched output (300 mA max.)
will damage the control module.
1. RF Programmable Features:
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Feature Selection
1 Flash
2 Flashes
Default
First
1 Second Door Locks
3.5 Second Door Locks
1 Second
Second
10 Minute Run Time
15 Minute Run Time
10 Minute
Third
Park Lights Steady On
Park Lights Flash
Steady
Fourth
(No Function)
Tach Operation
Tach
Fifth
(No Function)
(No Function)
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Sixth
Ign. 2 Off During Crank
Ign. 2 On During Crank
Off During Crank
Seventh
Diagnostics Off
Diagnostics On
Off
Eighth
(No Function)
(No Function)
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NOTE:
1) When selecting Diesel operation, (Feature Nine), over gasoline, the only change is to the ignition circuits.
When Diesel is selected, the ignition circuits will power up 10 seconds before the start circuit. The intent of this
feature is to allow the glow plug warming required by some diesel engines. If your vehicle is a instant start diesel,
it is not necessary to activate this feature.
NOTE: When selecting Diesel mode, be certain that the intended vehicle has a true tach reference and be certain to
connect the tach input wire.
2) The difference between selecting Starter Pole 5X or Starter Pole 3X, (Feature Ten), is considering the time it
takes from when the unit reaches the pre-set RPM to when the Starter Motor drops out. This feature allows fine
adjustments when you note a slight overcrank. If after programming tach, the unit seems to hold the starter
engaged slightly longer than necessary, select this feature to pole 3 X. If the unit starts and the starter drops out
properly, (NO OVERCRANK) no change is necessary.
To program these selectable features:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Start with the programming switch in the OFF position.
Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
Flip the program switch ON - OFF - ON - OFF - ON - then OFF.
Immediately turn the ignition key OFF, then back to ON.
Flip the program switch ON - OFF - ON - then OFF.
Use button 1 on the transmitter to advance to the feature that you want to change. EXAMPLE - If you need to change
programmable feature number 3, press and release button 1 on the transmitter 3 times in succession. The parking
lights will flash 3 times confirming that selected feature 3 can now be programmed.
7. Use button 2 on the transmitter to change the selection of the programmable feature. If you are not sure what the setting
for any feature is, press button 2 one time, the parking lights will flash once or twice indicating the features setting.
Note: Once you enter the feature programming mode, do not allow more that 15 seconds to pass between steps, or the
programming will be terminated.
2. 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.
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The AA-RS10CS Remote Car Starter will learn the tach rate of most vehicle's ignition coils, multiple coil packs, and or
single injector. To learn tach;
1. Start with the programming switch in the OFF position.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
3. Flip the program switch ON - OFF - ON - OFF - ON - then OFF.
4. Immediately turn the ignition key OFF.
5. Flip the program switch ON, then start the vehicle using the ignition key.
6. When the unit senses the tach signal, the parking lights will begin to flash.
7. Flip the program switch OFF. The parking lights will turn on for 3 seconds to indicate that the tach signal is stored
and the unit is now out of the program mode.
3. Diagnostics:
1. Be sure that programmable feature number #7 is set to the "Diagnostics On" mode.
2. First flip the program switch on, then turn the ignition key to the ON position.
3. The lights will flash, and number of flashes will indicate the reason for shutdown on the last remote start attempt.
The indications are as follows:
1 Flash
10 or 15 Minute Run Timer Expired
2 Flashes
Low or No Tach Signal (RPM)
3 Flashes
Positive Or Negative Shutdown Wire Activated
4 Flashes
Control Switch Moved to Off Position
5 Flashes
RF shutdown, Remote signal received, or manual start trigger wire reactivated.
6 Flashes
High RPM Signal Received
7 Flashes
Tach Has Not Been Programmed
Multi Coil Pack Adaptor: (Optional)
The multi coil pack adaptor, (P/N 136B1400), is designed for use with vehicles having multiple ignition coils where a
single point tach signal is unavailable.
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) or (Orange/Green) tach input of the Audiovox remote start unit.
TESTING YOUR INSTALLATION:
WARNING!! The following procedure must be performed after the installation of an Audiovox Remote Start Device. It
is the responsibility of the installing technician to complete these tests. Failure to test the unit in the following manner
may result in personal injury, property damage, or both.
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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 driver's 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 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 re-configure the Remote Starts Wiring to accommodate this vehicle. The information concerning the
Mechanical Neutral Safety Switch provided below will help you to determine if the vehicle you are working on has
this type of safety switch and will provide alternate wiring methods to accommodate this situation.
CAUTION!
REMEMBER TO RECONNECT THE BROWN/BLACK WIRE TEMPORARILY
DISCONNECTED IN STEP 3
DO NOT RELEASE THIS VEHICLE TO THE CONSUMER UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE OPERATION OF THE NEUTRAL
SAFETY START FEATURE.
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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 re-configuration 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 Starts 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.
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 re-configured 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
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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.
Circuits may be used only if the above circuit is not available.
METHOD 1
To connect to the key in sensor as shown in method 1:
A. Locate the control wire that connects the drivers door pin switch to the key in sensor switch.
B. Cut this wire and connect the ignition cylinder side to chassis ground.
C. Locate the key in sensor switch wire that connects the chime module to the ignition cylinder .
D. Cut this wire and connect the ignition cylinder side to terminal 30 of a P&B VF45F11 or equivalent relay.
E. Connect the cathode (striped) side of a 4002 series diode to this same wire, and connect the (non striped) side to the
negative shut down safety wire (Gray / Black) of the Audiovox Remote Start Unit.
F. Connect terminal 86 of the relay to a fused +12 volt constant battery source.
G. Connect terminal 87 of the relay to the Chime Module side of the previously cut wire in step D.
H. Connect terminal 85 of the relay to the Drivers Door side of the pin switch wire previously cut in step B.
NOTE: A second 4002 series diode may be required to maintain the integrity of the hood open, shut down circuit. If this
is the case, it must be installed as shown in the diagram above. The anode (Non Striped) side must be
connected to the Gray/Black wire of the Remote Start Unit. The cathode (Striped) side must be connected to
the hood pin switch. If the hood pin switch is also used for an alarm trigger input, be certain to use the dual diode
assembly packaged with the Audiovox
Remote Start Unit as shown below.
METHOD 2
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To connect to the key in sensor circuit as shown for method 2:
A. Locate the control wire that connects the drivers door pin switch to the key in sensor switch.
B. Cut this wire and connect the ignition cylinder side to chassis ground.
C. Locate the key in sensor switch wire that connects the chime module to the ignition cylinder .
D. Cut this wire and connect the ignition cylinder side to the Remote Start Negative Safety Shut down Wire Gray/Black,
using a 4002 series diode as shown above.
NOTE: A second 4002 series diode may be required to maintain the integrity of the hood open, shut down circuit. If this
is the case, it must be installed as shown in the diagram above. The anode (Non Striped) side must be
connected to the Gray/Black wire of the Remote Start Unit. The cathode (Striped) side must be connected to
the hood pin switch. If the hood pin switch is also used for an alarm trigger input, be certain to use the dual
diode assembly packaged with the Audiovox Remote Start Unit as shown in this installation guide. (Page 9)
AFTER THE CONNECTION OF THE NEUTRAL START SAFETY WIRE AS INDICATED IN ANY OF THE PREVIOUS
ALTERNATE CONFIGURATIONS, THIS CIRCUIT MUST BE TESTED FOR OPERATION.
Retest by following the steps outlined in the NEUTRAL START SAFETY TEST shown in this manual.
COMPLETING THE INSTALLATION:
After you have confirmed the operation of the Audiovox Remote Start unit and tested all the safety features of the system:
1. If 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.
5. Check the vehicle's wipers, lights, horn, etc.... to insure proper operation.
6. Replace all panels that were removed during installation, and retest the system.
7. Explain all activated features and safety systems associated with Remote Start Unit installed to the customer.
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