Audiovox 128-7760 Installation manual

Model AS 9076
Installation Manual
Remote Start Upgrade Module
Installation Instructions
This Unit Is Intended For Installation In Vehicles With
12 Volt Negative Ground Electrical Systems,
Gasoline or Diesel With True Tach Reference
And Automatic Transmissions Only.
Kit Contents
(1) -Control Module
(1) - Multi Pin Input/Output Harness
(1) - Six Pin Power Harness
(1) - Four Pin Auxiliary Harness
(1) - Four Pin I/O Harness
(1) - Control Switch / Programming Switch
(1) - Ring Terminal
(4) - 1/2" Long Screws
(1) - Pin Switch
(1) - Remote Start Warning Label
(1) - Literature Package
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This Remote Start/Keyless Entry Upgrade 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
preheat which may be required for certain diesel vehicles, (see selectable feature #5). If the diesel engine has
a instant fire, (no glow plug preheat system), feature #5 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
Output, 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 / CONTROL SWITCH:
Select a mounting location that is within reach of the ignition switch, as this switch, in combination with the
ignition switch and brake, 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.
The AS-9075 is to be used in vehicles with AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS only! Although this 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:
Note: Do not remove the fuse holders from this wire harness. Fuses must be
used and located as close as possible to the power source for adequate protection of the vehicle.
Fused RED w/ WHITE TRACE WIRE: + 12 volt Battery 1 Source
Locate the vehicle battery wire(s) at the ignition switch. Verification: These wires will register voltage in all positions
of the ignition switch. Connect the Red w/White wire to the vehicle's battery wire. This wire provides power for the
control circuit as well as the ignition 1 and ignition 2 relays.
Fused RED WIRE: + 12 Volt Battery 2 Source
Locate the vehicle battery wire(s) at the ignition switch. Verification: These wires will register voltage in all positions
of the ignition switch. Connect the Red wire to the vehicle's battery wire. This wire provides power for the start relay
and the accessory relay.
I M P O R TA N T !
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTALLING TECHNICIAN TO DETERMINE THE LOAD FACTOR OF THE
VEHICLES ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS WHEN THE VEHICLE IS RUNNING AND TO ADEQUATELY FUSE THE TWO
POWER WIRES BASED ON THAT LOAD. IF THE VEHICLE, RUNNING UNDER LOAD WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER, HEATER BLOWER MOTOR, AND ACCESSORIES EXCEEDS 24 AMPS CONTINUOUS, WE RECOMMEND
THAT TWO FUSES BE USED IN COMBINATION ON EACH POWER WIRE AS SHOWN BELOW. FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION SEE TECH UPDATE ISSUED 9/30/96.
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.
Remote Start Connection
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SEE NEUTRAL START SAFETY TEST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
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 #5)
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 AS-9075 Remote Start Module is operative. When
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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.
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 AS-9075, 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.
Note: The Brown/Black wire is used for programming, if the brake switch in the vehicle switches ground, a normally
open push-button switch must be added. During the program sequence, when the brake pedal is pressed
and released, this switch will be used in it's place.
If the installation of this switch is necessary, connect one end of the normally open push button switch to the Brown/
Black wire, and connect the other end of the switch to a fused + 12 volt source.
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 500mA + 12 Volt transistorized 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.
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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.
(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.
White From Remote
Start Module
White or White w/ Red
Trace Wire From Remote
Start Module
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 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.
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NOTE: These wires are typically White w/ Black trace and Violet w/ Yellow trace, however in later model
Cadillacs, they are run through an orange sleeve, and are either both Black, both Yellow, or both
White wires. Consult the factory service manual for additional information.
3. Connect the Light Blue Wire from the Remote Start Unit to terminal #86 of an external relay. Connect
terminal #85 of the relay to a fused + 12 volt battery source.
4. Cut (#1) wire (as shown), and connect the ignition switch side of the cut wire to terminal #87a of the relay.
Connect the other side of the (#1) wire to terminal #30.
5. Connect the previously selected resistor from terminal #87 to the second (#2) wire (as shown).
NOTE: The above information and following diagram is for the GM VATS system only. For GM PASS LOCK
System you will require the Audiovox AS-PASS II Module.
General Motors VATS By-Pass Diagram
GREEN/YELLOW Wire: Diesel Wait To Start
For Diesel glow plug preheat circuits, this wait to start input will allow the ignition to keep the glow plugs
active for the vehicles automatic time out period before cranking the starter motor. If this wire is connected
to the glow plug wire, this will take precedence over the timing setting and the gas/Diesel selection in the
feature selection chart. Use this wire if you do not want to set the timing of the glow plug preheat circuit as
shown in the feature selection chart.
DARK GREEN/ORANGE 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. (See programming information shown later in the manual)
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Tachometer Input Wiring Detail
WIRING THE 4 PIN AUXILIARY OUTPUT HARNESS
The auxiliary 4 pin connector provides low current outputs to control various functions in the vehicle during different
stages of the Remote Start unit's operation. Understanding these outputs and the time in which they occur will
allow you to determine if they are needed for the particular vehicle you are working on as well as how to use them.
Black w/ Blue Trace Wire: Pulsed Ground Output Before Start
The Black w/ Blue Trace wire will provide a 1 second 300 mA pulsed ground output 1.5 second before the remote
start unit activates as well as when the transmitter is used to unlock/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.
Black w/ Light Green Trace Wire: Pulsed Ground Output After Start
The Black w/ Light Green Trace wire will provide a 1 second 300mA pulsed ground output after the vehicle is
started under control of the remote start unit. Typically this wire will be used to re-lock the vehicle doors if the doors
unlock automatically when the factory anti-theft system is disarmed.
Black w/ Red Trace Wire: Pulsed Ground Output After Shutdown
The Black w/ Red Trace wire will provide a 1 second 300 mA pulsed ground output after the remote start unit shuts
down. This output will occur regardless of whether the circuit times out or is manually terminated. Typically this
output will be used to re-lock the vehicle doors if the doors unlock automatically when the ignition circuit transitions
to off.
Black w/ Yellow Trace Wire: Ground Output During Start (Crank)
The Black w/ Yellow Trace wire will provide a 300 mA ground output while the starter output of the remote start unit
is active. This output can be used to activate the Crank Low/Bulb Test wire found in some GM vehicles. This wire
is also referred to as the ECM wake up wire in some Chrysler vehicles.
NOTE: The outputs above are low current outputs and must be used with a relay if the circuit's requirement is more
than 300 mA.
4 PIN KEYLESS ENTRY UPGRADE INPUT TRIGGER WIRES:
The system allows the factory keyless entry units to directly trigger the remote start providing the factory system
sequentially unlocks, first the drivers door, then the passenger doors if the transmitter is activated a second time.
The Red, Green, and Red/Black wires when properly connected and sequentially operated, lock, unlock, lock,
trigger the remote start unit. While the vehicle is operating under command of the remote start unit, if the lock,
unlock, lock buttons are sequentially activated the remote start will shut down. Because these wires learn the
polarity of the vehicles door lock system, it is necessary, that the Red, Red/Black, and Green wires be connected
before connecting the main 6-pin and 12-pin connectors to the control module.
TO OPERATE THIS UNIT DIRECTLY FROM THE FACTORY KEYLESS CONNECT AS FOLLOWS:
RED Wire: Driver Door Unlock
Connect the Red wire of the three pin connector to the driver's door unlock motor leg.
GREEN Wire: Door Lock Wire
Connect the Green wire of the three pin connector to the driver's door lock motor leg.
RED/BLACK Wire: Unlock Switch Or Passenger Motor Unlock Wire
Connect the Red/Black wire of the three pin connector to the unlock wire of the door lock control switch.
Connect the Main 12 pin and 6-pin connectors.
DARK BLUE/BLACK TRACE Wire: Trigger Input
The Dark Blue/Black trace wire is the trigger input wire. When this wire receives a pulse ground from the
controlling remote circuit, the remote start unit to activate. Connect this wire to a ground pulsed output from
the controlling circuit. (When upgrading a factory keyless entry system, do not use this wire. See information
concerning the 3 pin upgrade connector found later in this manual)
NOTE:If you are not upgrading a factory keyless entry system and these wires are not used, all three wires MUST
BE connected to chassis ground. (See Dark Blue/Black Wire for single trigger input.)
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1. Programmable Features:
Feature
Lts Flash 1X
Lts Flash 2X
Lts Flash 3X
Lts Flash 4X
Default
1 Run Time
5 Min.
10 Min.
15Min.
20 Min.
10 Min
2 Park Lights
On Steady
Flash
Steady
3 Input Check
Voltage
Tach
Tach
4 Voltage Level
> 0.5V B4 Start < 0.5V B4 Start
> 0.5
5 Ign. 2 Crank
Off
On
On
6 Diagnostics
Off
On
Off
7 Crank Time
0.8Sec
1.0 Sec
1.5 Sec
2.0 Sec
1.0
8 Gas/Diesel
Gas
Diesel 10
Diesel 15
Diesel 20
Gas
9 Blu/Blk Start Input Single Pulse
Double Pulse
Single Pulse
NOTE:
1) When selecting Diesel operation over gasoline, the only change is to the ignition 1 circuit. When Diesel is
selected, the ignition 1 circuit 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.
When selecting Diesel mode, be certain that the intended vehicle has a true tach reference and be certain
to connect the tach input wire.
NOTE:
2) The Crank Time Selection, is considering the time it takes from when the unit reaches the preset 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. Start with the ignition switch in the "OFF" position and the programming switch in the "ON" position.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
3. Within 5 Seconds begin to toggle the control/program switch OFF - ON - OFF - ON - OFF then ON.
3a Parking Lights Turn On.
4. Within 5 Seconds, Turn the ignition key OFF, then ON.
4a Parking Lights Turn Off.
5. Within 5 Seconds begin to toggle the control/ program switch OFF - ON - OFF then ON.
5a Parking Lights Turn On For 1 Seconds Then Off Indicating Program Mode Entered.
6. Within 5 seconds of the lights turning off, begin to move the control/program switch off then on to sequentially
move through the programmable features.
Example: Press and release the brake to toggle between 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes run time, or, move the switch on then
off to advance to feature 2, the lights will flash twice indicating feature 2, parking lights on or steady, is selected. Press
and release the brake to toggle between on or steady. Continue to move the switch on then off until you've moved
through the programmable features setting each with the brake pedal as described.
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, and in certain instances reengage the starter motor.
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This Remote Car Starter will learn the tach rate of most vehicles single ignition coils, multiple coil packs, and or single
injector.
To learn tach;
1. Start with the ignition switch in the "OFF" position and the programming switch in the "ON" position.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
3. Flip the program switch OFF - ON - OFF - ON - OFF then ON.
4. Immediately turn the ignition key OFF.
5. Flip the program switch OFF, 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 ON. The parking lights will turn on for 3 seconds then turn off indicating that the tach signal
is stored and the tach program mode has been ended.
Diagnostics:
Enter the diagnostics selectable and turn on as described in the programmable feature section.
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
2
3
4
5
6
7
Flash
Flashes
Flashes
Flashes
Flashes
Flashes
Flashes
5,10, 15, or 20 Minute Run Timer Expired
Low or No Tach Signal (RPM)
Positive Or Negative Shutdown Wire Activated
Control Switch Moved to Off Position
RF shutdown, Remote signal received, or manual start trigger wire reactivated.
High RPM Signal Received
Tach Signal Has Not Properly Been Learned
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. After 10 seconds, the lights will flash 2 times confirming the 2 hour start mode selected, or, 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 4
times indicating the 4 hour start mode selected.
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.
The lights will flash 4 times. Indicating timed interval mode has been initiated. The vehicle will automatically start
every 2 or 4 hours as programmed. To cancel the timed start mode start the vehicle either by RF or by the ignition key.
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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.
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 (Green/Orange) 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/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, but this time move the gear selector to the drive position. If the unit attempts to
start, failing this test, recheck your Yellow Wire's connection. This wire must be connected to the
ignition switch side of the Neutral Start Switch. If the vehicle you are working on does not have an Electrical
Neutral Safety Switch, it will be necessary to reconfigure the Remote Starts Wiring to accommodate
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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.
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 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 reconfigured to allow a
margin of safety and will prevent the vehicle with a Mechanical Neutral Start Switch from starting in gear.
WE ADVISES THAT YOU MAINTAIN THE FACTORY CIRCUIT WHENEVER POSSIBLE. The following two
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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.
The Following 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 Remote Start
Unit as shown below.
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.
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METHOD 2
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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