Viper | Responder LE 5701 | Installation guide | Viper Responder LE 5701 Installation guide

Responder LE Models
Viper 5701
Clifford 3.3X
Python 872
Security and Remote Start
Installation Guide
This product is intended for installation by a professional
installer only! Attempts to install this product by a person other than a trained professional may result in severe
damage to a vehicle’s electrical system and components.
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The
Bitwriter®
(p/n
998U) requires chip
version 2.7 or newer to
program this unit.
Bitwriters with a date code of 6a or older require an IC upgrade (p/n
998M). Some bitwriters with a date code of 6B do not require the IC
upgrade, refer to tech tip # 1112 for more information.
Contents
Warning! safety first ........................................................................................................................ 4
Wiring Diagram ............................................................................................................................. 5
Wiring Connections ........................................................................................................................ 6
Main Harness (H1), 12-pin connector .......................................................................................... 6
H2 Harness, 18-pin connector .................................................................................................... 6
Remote Start, (H3) 10-pin connector ............................................................................................ 6
Door Lock, 3-pin connector ......................................................................................................... 7
Adjusting the Sensor ........................................................................................................................ 7
Initializing Virtual Tach (not needed w/hardwire tach inputs) ................................................................ 8
Learning the Tach (not needed with Virtual Tach) ................................................................................. 8
Neutral safety switch interface .......................................................................................................... 8
Testing the neutral safety switch ................................................................................................... 8
Remote Start Shutdown/Startup Diagnostics ....................................................................................... 9
Remote Pairing ............................................................................................................................. 10
Programming System Features ........................................................................................................ 11
Feature Menus .............................................................................................................................. 12
Menu 1 - Security .................................................................................................................... 12
Menu 2 - Convenience ............................................................................................................. 14
Menu 3 - Remote start .............................................................................................................. 16
Bitwriter - Only Options ................................................................................................................. 18
Basic Remote Functions .................................................................................................................. 20
Reset and Deletion ........................................................................................................................ 20
Table of Zones .............................................................................................................................. 21
Troubleshooting: Alarm .................................................................................................................. 21
Troubleshooting: Remote Start ......................................................................................................... 22
Warning! safety first
The following safety warnings must be observed at all times:
฀ Due to the complexity of this system, installation of this product must only be performed by an authorized
Directed Electronics dealer.
฀ When properly installed, this system can start the vehicle via a command signal from the remote control.
Therefore, never operate the system in an area that does not have adequate ventilation.
The following precautions are the sole responsibility of the user; however, authorized Directed Electronics
dealers should:
฀ Never use a test light or logic probe when installing this unit. Always use a multimeter.
฀ Never operate the system in an enclosed or partially enclosed area without ventilation (such as a garage).
฀ When parking in an enclosed or partially enclosed area or when having the vehicle serviced, the remote
start system must be disabled using the installed toggle switch. It is the user’s sole responsibility to properly handle and keep out of reach from children all remote controls to assure that the system does not
unintentionally remote start the vehicle.
฀ USER MUST INSTALL A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR IN OR ABOUT THE LIVING AREA ADJACENT
TO THE VEHICLE. ALL DOORS LEADING FROM ADJACENT LIVING AREAS TO THE ENCLOSED OR PARTIALLY ENCLOSED VEHICLE STORAGE AREA MUST REMAIN CLOSED AT ALL TIMES.
Use of this product in a manner contrary to its intended mode of operation may result in property damage,
personal injury, or death. Except when performing the Safety Check outlined in this installation guide, (1)
Never remotely start the vehicle with the vehicle in gear, and (2) Never remotely start the vehicle with the
keys in the ignition. The user is responsible for having the neutral safety feature of the vehicle periodically
checked, wherein the vehicle must not remotely start while the car is in gear. This testing should be performed
by an authorized Directed Electronics dealer in accordance with the Safety Check outlined in this product
installation guide. If the vehicle starts in gear, cease remote start operation immediately and consult with the
user to fix the problem immediately.
After the remote start module has been installed, test the remote start module in accordance with the Safety
Check outlined in this installation guide. If the vehicle starts when performing the Neutral Safety Shutdown
Circuit test, the remote start unit has not been properly installed. The remote start module must be removed
or properly reinstalled so that the vehicle does not start in gear. All installations must be performed by an
authorized Directed Electronics dealer.
OPERATION OF THE REMOTE START MODULE IF THE VEHICLE STARTS IN GEAR IS CONTRARY TO ITS INTENDED MODE OF OPERATION. OPERATING THE REMOTE START SYSTEM UNDER THESE CONDITIONS
MAY RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY. IMMEDIATELY CEASE THE USE OF THE UNIT
AND REPAIR OR DISCONNECT THE INSTALLED REMOTE START MODULE. DIRECTED ELECTRONICS WILL
NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OR PAY FOR INSTALLATION OR REINSTALLATION COSTS.
Remote starters for manual transmission pose significant risks if not properly installed and operated. When
testing to ensure the installation is working properly, only remote start the vehicle in neutral gear, on a flat
surface and with a functional, fully engaged parking brake. Do not allow anyone to stand in front of or behind
the vehicle.
This product should not be installed in any convertible vehicles, soft or hard top with a manual transmission.
Installation in such vehicles may pose certain risk.
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Wiring Diagram
Control button
Status LED
Control Center 6211T
D2D jumpers; Factory setting is horizontal position.
Most Xpresskit modules use this setting, check the
Xpresskit installation guide for the specific setting.
MINI ATM
RPN: 8540
10A FUSE
+
(10A (MAXIMUM) FUSE JUMPER)
LIGHT FLASH POLARITY
LIGHT FLASH POLARITY
(10A (MAXIMUM) FUSE JUMPER)
+
-
10A FUSE
MINI ATM
RPN: 8540
Remote Start (H3)
(see wiring tables)
Main Harness (H1)
(see wiring tables)
CPU1
IMPORTANT! Neutral Safety
switch must be plugged in
and in the ON position
ON
Optional Mux Port
(for additional sensors)
Neutral Safety
Switch
RF Port
for IVU
Bitwriter
Port
Temperature
Sensor
Control Center
Door Lock
(see wiring tables)
D2D Port (for external
Xpresskit interface module)
H2 Harness
(see wiring tables)
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Wiring Connections
Main Harness (H1), 12-pin connector
1
12
H1/1
RED/WHITE
(-) 200mA AUX/TRUNK OUTPUT
H1/2
RED
(+)12VDC CONSTANT INPUT
H1/3
BROWN
(+) SIREN OUTPUT
H1/4
WHITE/BROWN
PARKING LIGHT ISOLATION WIRE - PIN 87a of onboard relay
H1/5
BLACK
(-) CHASSIS GROUND
H1/6
VIOLET
(+) DOOR TRIGGER INPUT
H1/7
BLUE
(-) TRUNK PIN/ INSTANT TRIGGER INPUT (N/C OR N/O)
H1/8
GREEN
(-) DOOR TRIGGER INPUT (N/C* OR N/O)
H1/9
BLACK/WHITE
(-) 200mA DOME LIGHT SUPERVISION OUTPUT
H1/10
WHITE/BLUE
(-) REMOTE START/ TURBO TIMER ACTIVATION INPUT
H1/11
WHITE
PARKING LIGHT OUTPUT
H1/12
ORANGE
(-) 500mA GROUND WHEN ARMED OUTPUT
*The Normally Closed setting will only work if one of the vehicle's doors is connected. If more than one door
is to be monitored, then it is recommended to use the Xpresskit DTIMAZDA or tech tip # 1921 on www.directechs.com to interface with these types of vehicles.
H2 Harness, 18-pin connector
18
10
9
1
H2/1
LIGHT GREEN/BLACK
(-) 200mA OEM ALARM DISARM OUTPUT
H2/2
ORANGE/BLACK
(-) 200mA AUX 4 OUTPUT
H2/3
GREEN/WHITE
(-) 200mA OEM ALARM ARM OUTPUT
H2/4
VIOLET/BLACK
(-) 200mA AUX 2 OUTPUT
H2/5
WHITE/BLACK
(-) 200mA AUX 3 OUTPUT
H2/6
WHITE/VIOLET
(-) 200mA AUX 1 OUTPUT
H2/7
GREY/BLACK
(-) DIESEL WAIT TO START INPUT
H2/8
BROWN/BLACK
(-) 200mA HORN HONK OUTPUT
H2/9
VIOLET/WHITE
TACHOMETER INPUT
H2/10
DARK BLUE
(-) 200mA STATUS OUTPUT
H2/11
PINK/WHITE
(-) 200mA FLEX RELAY CONTROL OUTPUT
H2/12
ORANGE
(-) 200mA ACCESSORY OUTPUT
H2/13
PURPLE
(-) 200mA STARTER OUTPUT
H2/14
PINK
(-) 200mA IGNITION 1 OUTPUT
H2/15
GREY
(-) HOOD PIN INPUT (N/C OR N/O)
H2/16
BLUE/WHITE
(-) 200mA 2ND STATUS /REAR DEFOGGER OUTPUT
H2/17
BROWN
(+) BRAKE SHUTDOWN INPUT
H2/18
BLACK/WHITE
(-) NEUTRAL SAFETY INPUT
Remote Start, (H3) 10-pin connector
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
H3/1
PINK
(+) IGNITION 1 INPUT/OUTPUT
H3/2
RED/WHITE
(87) FLEX RELAY +12V INPUT (30A FUSED)
H3/3
ORANGE
(+) ACCESSORY OUTPUT
H3/4
VIOLET
(+) STARTER OUTPUT (CAR SIDE OF THE STARTER KILL)
H3/5
GREEN
(+) STARTER INPUT (KEY SIDE OF THE STARTER KILL)
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H3/6
RED
IGNITION 1 +12V INPUT (30A FUSED)
H3/7
PINK/WHITE
(30) FLEX RELAY OUTPUT (car side of ign, acc or starter wire)
H3/8
PINK/BLACK
(87a) FLEX RELAY INPUT (key side of ign, acc or starter wire if needed)
H3/9
RED/BLACK
ACCESSORY/STARTER RELAY +12V INPUT (30A FUSED)
H3/10
NC
No Connection
Door Lock, 3-pin connector
1
3
1
BLUE
(-) 500mA UNLOCK OUTPUT
2
EMPTY
NOT USED
3
GREEN
(-) 500mA LOCK OUTPUT
Adjusting the Sensor
Important! The vehicle system must be disarmed and the vehicle doors, hood, and trunk should remain closed
and ignition off or the unit will exit adjust mode prematurely.
Adjusting the sensor with the Responder LE remote control:
1. Press and hold the
button of the remote control for 8 seconds (If Car 2 mode is on, ignore the Car Select
beep after 3 seconds) or until the amber LED turns on and you hear one long beep.
button 1.5 seconds or until the amber led comes on solid.- The control module emits
2. Press and hold the
one long chirp, confirming that it has entered adjustment mode.
3. Press the
,
or
buttons to adjust the sensor level. When adjusting the sensor, the Ghost LED's on the
remote will light up according to the level that is set.
Note: You can test the new setting by cautiously impacting the vehicle with increasing intensity until the siren
chirps, indicating the impact level required to fully trigger the alarm.
฀
button: Pressing this button increases the sensitivity one level. The siren chirps twice confirming the sensitivity adjustment.
button: Pressing this button decreases the sensitivity one level. The siren chirps once confirming the sen฀
sitivity adjustment.
฀
button: Pressing this button resets to default level 7. The siren chirps three times.
To exit the shock sensor adjustment mode from the remote control:
Press and release the
button any time during programming to go back to the main menu. Press and hold for
1.5 seconds in the main menu to exit programming.
Adjusting the sensor with the 1way remote control:
1. Disarm the system, turn the ignition Off and close all the doors.
2. Press and hold the
button of the remote control for 8 seconds (If Car 2 mode is on, ignore the Car
Select beep after 3 seconds) or until the amber LED turns on.
button 1.5 seconds or until the amber led flashes then comes on solid.- The control
3. Press and hold the
module emits one long chirp, confirming that it has entered adjustment mode.
4. Press the ,
or
buttons to adjust the sensor level.
Note: You can test the new setting by cautiously impacting the vehicle with increasing intensity until the
siren chirps, indicating the impact level required to fully trigger the alarm.
฀
button: Pressing this button increases the sensitivity one level. The siren chirps twice confirming the
sensitivity adjustment.
button: Pressing this button decreases the sensitivity one level. The siren chirps once confirming the
฀
sensitivity adjustment.
button: Pressing this button resets to default level 7. The siren chirps three times.
฀
To exit the shock sensor adjustment mode from the 1 way remote control:
Press and release the
button any time during programming to go back to the main menu. Press and hold
for 1.5 seconds in the main menu to exit programming.
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Initializing Virtual Tach (not needed w/hardwire tach inputs)
To program Virtual Tach:
1. After the install is complete, remote start the engine. The programming operation may require 3 cranks of
the starter before the engine starts and runs. Do not turn off the remote start if this happens, it is a normal
programming operation.
2. Once the engine begins running, let it run for at least 30 seconds.
3. Using the Remote, send the Remote start command to turn remote start off. Virtual Tach is programmed.
To reset Virtual Tach, go into the Reset and Deletion section of this guide. Virtual Tach cannot be reset with
the Bitwriter.
Note: Virtual Tach cannot be used in MTS Manual Transmission Mode. It is also not recommended for diesel
trucks.
Virtual Tach handles disengaging the starter motor during remote starting – it does not address over-rev. If the
customer wants to have the over-rev protection capability, the tach wire must be connected.
Important: After successfully learning Virtual Tach, a small minority of vehicle starters
may over crank or under crank during remote start. The Bitwriter can be used fine tune
the starter output time in 50mS increments to compensate for such an occurrence.
Learning the Tach (not needed with Virtual Tach)
To learn the tach signal:
1. Start the vehicle with the key. Within 5 seconds, press and hold the Control button.
2. After 3 seconds the status LED on your Control Center lights constant when the tach signal is learned.
3. Release the Control button.
Note: When the tachometer is programmed the main unit automatically enters the Tachometer engine checking mode.
Neutral safety switch interface
Some vehicles do not have an electrical neutral safety switch. Instead, the vehicle has a mechanical neutral
safety switch that physically interrupts the starter wire and is used when the vehicle is in any drive gear. If the
remote start is interfaced before this switch, it will provide protection from starting in gear. However, some
vehicles combine the column shift mechanism and the mechanical neutral safety switch into one mechanical
part.
Important: You must complete the remote start system installation before doing the following test. Ensure that the remote start system is functioning normally. This includes connecting to the brake as a shut-down.
Testing the neutral safety switch
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Make sure there is adequate clearance to the front and rear of the vehicle because it may move slightly.
Make sure the hood is closed and there are no remote start shut-downs active.
Set the emergency brake.
Turn the key to the “run” position, this releases the shifter.
Place the car in drive (D).
Place your foot directly over the brake pedal, but do not depress it. Be ready to step on the brake if the
starter engages.
7. Activate the remote start system.
8. If the starter engages, immediately depress the brake to shut the remote start system down. If the
starter does not engage, no additional safety
system is required.
If the starter engages and the vehicle is a General Motors product or Dodge Dakota pickup, refer to
www.directechs.com for Document 1008 under the Resource tab. For an alternative shut-down method
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which prevents the starter from engaging. If the vehicle is not a General Motors product or a Dodge
Dakota pickup, please call Directed Electronics Technical Support for an alternative shut-down method.
Do not return the vehicle to the customer until this feature is properly installed!
Remote Start Shutdown/Startup Diagnostics
Shutdown diagnostics: If the remote start activates but fails to stay running, the remote start module has the
ability to inform you of what may have caused the remote start failure. Before performing shutdown diagnostics it is important that you let the remote start shut off on its own i.e. let it attempt to start 3 times then shut
down, if this is not done the unit will report the shutdown you used to shut off the remote start.
Note: Shutdown diagnostics does not report if the vehicles factory immobilizer is causing the problem.
To perform shutdown diagnostics:
1. With the ignition Off, press and hold the Control button (on Control Center).
2. Turn the ignition On and then back Off while holding the Control button.
3. Release the Control button.
4. Press and release the Control button. The status LED flashes to report the last shutdown for one minute or
until the ignition is turned on, as shown in the following table:
Status LED Flashes
1 flash
2 flashes
3 flashes
4 flashes
5 flashes
6 flashes
7 flashes
8 flashes
9 flashes
10 flashes
11 flashes
Shutdown Mode
Runtime expired
Over-rev shutdown
Low or no RPM
Transmitter shutdown (or optional push button)
(+) Brake shutdown
(-) Hood shutdown
Timer mode/Turbo mode/Manual mode error *
Neutral safety shutdown
Low battery (voltage mode)
Alarm triggered **
Wait-to-start input timed out
*
Timer mode error: Ignition is on or shutdown input is active when activating timer mode.
Turbo mode error: Turbo mode is programmed off, engine is not on or shutdown input is active.
Manual mode error: MTS mode not enabled.
** Alarm was triggered during remote start sequence.
Startup Diagnostics: If the vehicle fails to activate the remote start, the remote start module will notify you via
your Responder LE 2-way remote control and will flash the parking lights on the vehicle to notify you of what
caused the no-start situation.
Parking Light Flashes
5 flashes
6 flashes
7 flashes
8 flashes
Brake wire is active
Hood pin wire is active
Manual transmission mode is enabled and not initialized.
Neutral safety wire has no ground or the neutral safety switch is Off.
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Remote Pairing
Prepare the vehicle system to be Paired with a new remote
1. Open a door.
2. Turn the key to the ON position.
3. Within 5 seconds press and release the Control button on the Control Center one time.
4. Within 5 seconds, press and hold the Control button on the Control Center. The status LED will flash one
time and the siren then chirps to confirm the vehicle is ready for remote pairing.
5. Release the Control button and proceed below.
Note: If no remote pairing results, the system will exit after 60 seconds.
Prepare the new Responder LE remote to be Paired with the system:
Remote Pair matches your LE remote to the system. Make sure the LE remote is set for the desired Car 1 (Default)
or Car 2 operation for the system it will be paired with.
button for 8 seconds.
1. Press and hold the
Note: If Car 2 mode is on, ignore the Car Select beep after 3 seconds
2. Wait for the Transmit LED to light solid and the remote to beep. Release the
button.
button for 1 second. The transmit LED will blink 3 times and beep 3 times.
3. Press the
4. Within 5 seconds, press the
button.
5. The vehicle siren will chirp and the LED indicators on the remote will light in sequence with sound. You have
now successfully learned the remote to the vehicle remote start and security system.
button two times to exit learn routine on the remote. The transmit LED will turn off and exit tone
6. Press the
will sound.
Prepare the vehicle system to be Paired with the companion or a new 1-way remote as described above.
Note: If no remote pairing results, the system will exit after 60 seconds.
Prepare the companion 1-way remote control to be Paired with the system:
Make sure the remote is set for the desired Car 1 (Default) or Car 2 operation for the system it will be paired
with.
button for 8 seconds.
1. Press and hold the
Note: If Car 2 mode is on, ignore the Car Select beep after 3 seconds.
2. Wait for the Transmit LED to light solid and the remote to beep. Release the
button.
button for 1 second. The transmit LED will blink 3 times and beep 3 times.
3. Press the
4. Within 5 seconds, press the
button.
5. The vehicle siren will chirp. You have now successfully learned the remote to the vehicle remote start and
security system.
button two times to exit learn routine on the remote. The transmit LED will turn off and exit
6. Press the
tone will sound.
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Programming System Features
The System Features Learn Routine dictates how the unit operates. It is possible to access and change most of
the feature settings using the Control button.
1. Open a door.
2. Turn the ignition on, then off.
3. Select a Menu. Press and hold the Control button. The number of siren chirps indicates the menu number. 1 chirp indicates menu 1, 2 chirps - menu 2 and 3 chirps for menu 3.
4. When the desired menu chirps are heard, release the Control button.
5. Select a Feature. Press and release the Control button the number of times corresponding to the feature
you wish to change. Then press and hold one more time to select the features.
6. Program the Feature. While holding the Control button, you can program the feature using the remote
control.
For features with only two options;
= option 1 while
= option 2.
selects the options in ascending order, while
For features with more than two options;
descending order.
Note: Pressing
selects them in
button resets the feature to the factory default.
Once a feature is programmed:
฀ Other features can be programmed within the same menu
฀ Another menu can be selected
฀ The learn routine can be exited if programming is complete
To access another feature in the same menu:
1. Press and release the Control button the number of times necessary to advance from the feature you just
programmed to the next one you want to program.
2. Then press the Control button once more and hold it.
To select another menu:
1. Press and hold the Control button.
2. After 3 seconds, the unit advances to the next menu and the siren chirps, indicating which menu has been
accessed.
The learn routine exits if any of the following occurs:
฀ The open door is closed
฀ The ignition is turned On
฀ There is no activity for 30 seconds
฀ The Control button is pressed too many times
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Feature Menus
Default settings are Opt. 1 (in bolder type). New features are bold with grey background.
Menu 1 - Security
Menu
Item
Feature
Opt. 1
Opt. 2
Opt. 3
Opt.4
Opt. 5+
1
System Arming Mode
Active
Passive Arm
w/o lock
Passive Arm
w/lock
Auto re-arm
w/o lock
Auto re-arm w/
lock
2
Panic Mode
On
Ign Off only
Off
3
Confirmation Chirps
On w/Warn
chirps On
On w/Warn
chirps Off
Off w/ Warn
chirps On
Off w/ warn
chirps Off
4
Siren Duration
30 sec.
60 sec.
5
Ign-controlled Locks
No Ign- locking
Lock & Unlock
Lock Only
Unlock Only
6
Door Lock Pulses
Single
Double Unlock
Only
Double Lock
Only
Double Lock &
Unlock
7
Door Lock Output Duration
0.8 sec.
3.5 sec.
0.4 sec.
8
Ignition Controlled 2nd Unlock
2nd unlock on
Ign-control after
first unlock
2nd unlock on
Ign-control with
first unlock
9
Comfort Closure
No Comfort
Closure
Comfort Closure 1
Comfort Closure 2
10
Horn Function
Full Alarm Only
Siren Function
20 ms
Siren Function
30 ms
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Hood Switch type
Normally Open
Normally
closed
12
Sensor Full trigger
Single
Double
13
Door Switch Type
Normally open
Normally
closed
14
Trunk Switch Type
Normally open
Normally
closed
15
Remote Button unlock (Ign off)
On
Off
Siren Function
40 ms
Siren Function
50 ms
1. System Arming mode
1. Active: the transmitter must be used to arm the system
2. Passive Arm w/o lock: after exiting the vehicle the system will automatically arm. The doors will not
lock
3. Passive Arm w/lock: after exiting the vehicle the system will automatically arm and lock the doors
4. Auto re-arm w/o lock: if the vehicle is not entered after receiving a disarm command, the system will
automatically re-arm. The doors will not lock
5. Auto re-arm w/lock: if the vehicle is not entered after receiving a disarm command, the system will
automatically re-arm and lock the doors
2. Panic Mode
1. On: the Panic output can be activated at any time
2. Ign Off Only : the Panic output can be activated only when the ignition is off
3. Off: the Panic output is defeated
3. Confirmation Chirps
1. On w/Warn Chirps On: arm, disarm, and sensor warn-away chirps are active
2. On w/Warn Chirps Off: arm and disarm chirps are active, warn-away chirps are defeated
3. Off w/Warn Chirps On: arm and disarm chirps are defeated, warn-away chirps are active
4. Off w/Warn Chirps Off: arm, disarm, and sensor warn-away chirps are defeated
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4. Siren Duration
1. 30sec: the siren output for full trigger activations and Panic mode is 30 seconds
2. 60sec: the siren output for full trigger activations and Panic mode is 60 seconds
5. Ign-controlled Locks
1. No Ign-locking: the door lock/unlock outputs will not activate when ignition is turned on/off
2. Lock & Unlock: the door lock & unlock output will activate when ignition is turned on & off
3. Lock Only: the door lock output will activate when ignition is turned on
4. Unlock Only: the door unlock output will activate when ignition is turned off
6. Door Lock Pulses
1. Single: the door lock & unlock outputs will pulse once
2. Double Unlock only: the unlock output only will pulse twice
3. Double Lock Only: the lock output only will pulse twice
4. Double Lock & Unlock: the lock & unlock outputs will pulse twice
7. Door Lock Output Duration
1. 0.8sec.: the door lock output pulses will be 800mS in duration
2. 3.5sec.: the door lock pulses will be 3.5 seconds in duration
3. 0.4 sec.: the door lock pulses will be 400mS in duration
8. Ignition Controlled 2nd Unlock
1. After first unlock: for Ign-controlled unlocking, the 2nd unlock will activate 800mS after the first (driver
door) unlock
2. With first unlock: for Ign-controlled unlocking, the 2nd unlock will activate at the same time as the first
(driver door) unlock
9. Comfort Closure
1. No comfort Closure: Comfort Closure is defeated when arming
2. Comfort Closure 1: the door lock pulse (or 2nd pulse for double pulses) will remain on for 20 seconds.
3. Comfort Closure 2: 800mS following the end of the door lock pulse (or 2nd pulse for double pulses);
the door lock output will turn on again for 20 seconds.
10. Horn Function
1. Full Alarm Only: the horn output will pulse only during full trigger events.
2. Siren Function 20/30/40/50ms: The horn output will emulate the siren output with selectable chirp
output timing to compensate for OEM horn inefficiency.
11. Hood Switch Type
1. Normally Open: for vehicles with a hood switch that rests at ground when the hood is OPEN
2. Normally Closed: for vehicles with a hood switch that rests at ground when the hood is CLOSED
12. Sensor Full Trigger
1. Single: full trigger activation of only one sensor is required to fully trigger the alarm
2. Double: full trigger activation of two sensors within a ten second period is required to fully trigger
the alarm.
13. Door Switch Type
1. Normally Open: for vehicles with door switches that rest at ground when the door is OPEN
2. Normally Closed: for vehicles with door switches that rest at ground when the door is CLOSED
14. Trunk Switch Type
1. Normally Open: for vehicles with a trunk switch that rests at ground when the trunk is OPEN
2. Normally Closed: for vehicles with a trunk switch that rests at ground when the trunk is CLOSED
15. Remote Button Unlock (Ign off)
1. On: a message telling the remote control to unlock the keypad is sent each time the vehicle ignition
is turned off
2. Off: no message is sent
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Menu 2 - Convenience
Menu
Item
Feature
Opt. 1
Opt. 2
Opt. 3
Opt.4
Opt. 5+
1
One-time Bypass
One time
bypass Off
One time
bypass On
2
Nuisance Prevention
On
Off
3
Override Pulse count
1
2
4
Door Trigger Error Chirp
On
Off
3
4
5
5
Ign-controlled Dome light
On
Off
6
OEM Alarm Disarm w/AuxTrunk
On
Off
7
OEM Alarm Disarm Output
With Unlock
Before Unlock
8
OEM Alarm Disarm Pulses
1
2
9
Aux 1 Output type
Validity
Latch
Latch/reset/ign
30 sec. Timed
Off (5)/2nd
unlock (6)
10
Aux 1 Linking
No Linking
Link to Arm
Link to Disarm
Link to Arm/
disarm
Link to Remote
Start only
11
Aux 2 Output Type
Validity
Latch
Latch reset/ign
30 sec. Timed
Off (5)/2nd
unlock (6)
12
Aux 2 Linking
No Linking
Link to Arm
Link to Disarm
Link to Arm/
Disarm
Link to Remote
Start only
13
Aux 3 Output Type
Validity
Latch
Latch reset/ign
30 sec. Timed
Off (5)/2nd
unlock (6)
14
Aux 3 Linking
No Linking
Link to Arm
Link to Disarm
Link to Arm/
Disarm
Smart Key
Control (Link to
Remote Start
Off)
15
Aux 4 Output Type
Validity
Latch
Latch reset/ign
30 sec. Timed
Off (5)/2nd
Unlock (6)
16
Aux 4 Linking
No linking
Link to Arm
Link to Disarm
Link to Arm/
Disarm
Link to Remote
Start Only
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Aux/Trunk Output type
Validity
Off
2nd unlock
Remote Start
Only
1. One-time Bypass
1. Off: One-Time Bypass is not available
2. On: the One-Time Bypass feature will defeat Passive Arming once and, if Armed by remote control,
will defeat Comfort Closure and Aux outputs linked to Arming
2. Nuisance Prevention
1. On: sensors that trigger excessively will be defeated until they have been stable for more than one
hour
2. Off: sensors will not be defeated if triggered excessively
3. Override Pulse Count
฀ 1-5: sets the number of presses (1-5) on the Control Button required to override the alarm system
4. Door Trigger error Chirp
1. On: if the door trigger is active when arming, the siren will emit a chirp and a message will be sent
to the 2way remote control as an alert
2. Off: an active door trigger when arming will not create an alert output
5. Ign-controlled Dome light
1. On: the dome light output will activate when the ignition is turned off
2. Off: the dome light output will not activate when the ignition is turned off
6. OEM Alarm Disarm w/Aux/Trunk (H2/1 wire)
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1. On: the OEM Alarm Disarm wire will pulse as programmed when the Aux/Trunk output is activated
2. Off: the OEM Alarm Disarm wire will not pulse when the Aux/Trunk output is activated
7. OEM Alarm Disarm Output (H2/1 wire)
1. With Unlock: the OEM Alarm Disarm wire will pulse as programmed at the same time as the unlock
(Blue) wire
2. Before Unlock: the OEM Alarm Disarm wire will pulse as programmed before the unlock wire
3. Remote start only: the OEM Alarm Disarm wire will pulse as programmed during remote start only
8. OEM Alarm Disarm Pulses (H2/1 wire)
1. 1: the OEM Alarm Disarm wire will pulse once per operation
2. 2: the OEM Alarm Disarm wire will pulse twice per operation
9. Aux 1 Output Type (H2/6 wire)
1. Validity: when the Aux command is received the wire will turn on and remain on until the command
ceases
2. Latch: when the Aux command is received the wire will turn on and remain on until the command is
received again
3. Latch/reset/Ignition: when the Aux command is received the wire will turn on and remain on until the
command is received again or the ignition is turned on/off
4. Timed: when the Aux command is received the wire will turn on for the programmed time duration
(default 30sec)
5. Off: the output will not activate for a remote control command, use this option when the Aux command controls an external device such as a garage door module
6. 2nd unlock: the wire will operate as 2nd unlock and will not activate for remote control commands
10. Aux 1 Linking
1. No Linking: the Aux output will not activate for a remote control command
2. Link to Arm: the Aux output will activate for the Arm command
3. Link to Disarm: the Aux output will activate for the Disarm command
4. Link to Arm/Disarm: the Aux output will activate for the Arm & Disarm commands
5. Link to Remote Start: the Aux output will activate for any Remote Start activation
11. Aux 2 Output Type
฀ Refer to Aux 1 Output Type descriptions
12. Aux 2 Linking
฀ Refer to Aux 1 Linking descriptions
13. Aux 3 Output Type
฀ Refer to Aux 1 Output Type descriptions
14. Aux 3 Linking
฀ Options 1-4: Refer to Aux 1 Linking descriptions
฀ Option 5: SmartKey Control (Link to Remote Start Off): The Aux output will pulse once following
Remote Start shut down for vehicles with push button engine stop operations. During runtime, if any
door is opened remote start will shut down immediately and pulse the output.
15. Aux 4 Output Type
฀ Refer to Aux 1 Output Type descriptions
16. Aux 4 Linking
฀ Refer to Aux 1 Linking descriptions
17. Aux/Trunk Output Type
฀ Refer to Aux 1 Output Type descriptions
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Menu 3 - Remote start
Menu
Item
1
Feature
Opt. 1
Opt. 2
Transmission Mode
Manual
Automatic
Opt. 3
Opt.4
Opt. 5+
2
Engine Checking Mode
Virtual Tach
Voltage
Off
Tachometer
3
Cranking Time
0.6 sec.
0.8 sec.
1.0 sec.
1.2 sec.
1.4 (5)/ 1.6
(6)/ 1.8 (7)
2.0 (8)/ 4.0
(9)
4
Remote Start Runtime
12 min.
24 min.
60 min.
On-3 min.
On-5 min.
On- 10 min.
9 min.
5
Activation Pulse Count
1
2
6
Turbo Mode
No Turbo Mode
On-1 min.
7
Timer Mode Runtime
12 min.
3 min.
6 min.
8
Flex Relay Function
Ignition 2
Accessory 2
Starter 2
9
Diesel Start Delay
Wait-to Start
input
Timed 15 sec.
Timed 30 sec.
10
Accessory during Diesel Start
Delay
On
Off
11
Status 2 Output
Status
Latch Rear
Defogger
Pulse Rear
Defogger
Off
12
Parking Light Output
Constant
Pulsed
13
Anti-grind Output
On
Off
14
Tach Mode Starter Release
Normal
Increase
15
Vehicle Temp
Auto Report
Off
On
16
Remote Start Safelock
Off
On
Timed 45 sec.
Decrease
1. Transmission Mode
1. Manual: requires ‘Tachometer’ for the Engine Checking Mode, and requires the user to successfully
perform a procedure when parking the vehicle before remote starter will engage
2. Automatic: uses any of the Engine Checking Modes and does not require any special procedures
when parking
2. Engine Checking Mode
1. VirtualTach: battery voltage drop/rise during cranking determines when the starter output is released.
During runtime, constant voltage level is monitored to determine if the engine is running
2. Voltage: starter output during cranking is a programmed duration (Set in Cranking Time). During
runtime, constant voltage level is monitored to determine if the engine is running
3. Off: starter output during cranking is a programmed duration (Set in Cranking Time). The remote start
will keep the ignition/accessories active for the programmed runtime whether the engine is running
or not
4. Tachometer: tachometer input signal during cranking and runtime to determine when the starter output is released and if the engine is running.
3. Cranking Time
฀ 0.6/0.8/1.0/1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2.0/4.0 seconds: determines the starter output duration during
cranking for the ‘Voltage’ and the ‘Off’ Engine Checking Mode options
4. Remote Start Runtime
฀ 12/24/60 minutes: sets engine runtime during normal remote start operations
5. Activation Pulse Count
฀ 1/ 2 pulses: sets the number of remote control commands received or Activation Input required to
activate and de-activate remote start
6. Turbo Mode
1. No turbo Mode: Turbo mode is not available
2. On – 1/3/5/10 minutes: Turbo Mode is available and, when activated, the engine will run for the
duration set per the selected option
7. Timer Mode Runtime
฀ 12/3/6/9 minutes: sets the runtime when the engine is started by the Timer Mode and SmartStart
features
8. Flex
1.
2.
3.
Relay Function
Ignition 2: the relay will emulate the Ignition 1 output during remote start
Accessory 2: the relay will emulate the Accessory 1 output during remote start
Starter 2: the relay will emulate the Starter output during remote start
9. Diesel Start Delay
1. Wait-to-start input: (-) input on the Grey/black (H2/7) WTS wire will delay the starter output until the
ground ceases.
2. Timed 15/30/45 seconds: delays the starter output per the selected option, the WTS wire does not
function.
10. Accessory during Diesel Start Delay
1. On: the Accessory outputs (H/3 high current and H2/12 low current) will be ON during diesel start
delay
2. Off: the Accessory outputs (H/3 high current and H2/12 low current) will be OFF during diesel start
delay
11. Status 2 Output (Dark Blue H2/10 wire)
1. Status: the output will activate before the ignition outputs turn on, and de-activate after they turn off
during remote start
2. Latch rear defogger: the output activates 10 seconds after start if the interior temperature is below
55F. It turns off after 10 minutes or upon remote start off
3. Pulse rear defogger: the output activates (for 800mS) 10 seconds after start if the interior temperature
is below 55F.
12. Parking Light Output
1. Constant: the lights will turn on solid during remote start
2. Pulsed: the lights will pulse on/off during remote start
3. Off: the lights will be off during remote start
13. Anti-grind Output
1. On: the high current starter relay will be activated during remote start as anti-grind protection.
2. Off: the high current starter relay will not be activated during remote start, no anti-grind protection
is available.
14. Tach Mode Starter Release
1. Normal: the starter output will release normally during cranking (50% of the learned tachometer
value)
2. Increase: the starter output will release later during cranking (at 35% of the learned tachometer
value)
3. Decrease: the starter output will release sooner during cranking (at 35% of the learned tachometer
value)
15. Vehicle Temp Auto Report
1. Off: the report during remote start is defeated
2. On: the report is sent every 2 minutes during remote start if the temperature has changed (+/-) 1
degree since the last report
16. Remote start Safelock
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locked) during remote start and after shut down
2. On: the Door lock and Factory Alarm Re-arm outputs will arm/lock the vehicle during remote start
and after shutdown
Bitwriter - Only Options
If programming with the Bitwriter®, the learn routine can be locked or unlocked. If the learn routine
has previously been locked, it must be unlocked with Bitwriter® - this cannot be done manually with
the Control button.
The Bitwriter®
gives you access to a wider range of system options. These features and the adjustments
that may be programmed are described in the table below.
Menu
Item
1
Feature
Default
Opt. 2
Opt. 3
Opt.4
Opt. 5+
Zone 4 Sensor Type*
None
Shock/Omni
Field Disturbance
Tilt Sensor
Glass Break (5)/Ultrasonic (6)
Audio
Lights/Left dr/Right dr/
Rear Hatch
Sunroof
Audio/Lights/Left dr/
Right dr/Rear Hatch/
Timed/Latched
Sunroof
Audio/Lights/Left dr/
Right dr/Rear Hatch/
Timed/Latched
Sunroof
Audio/Lights/Left dr/
Right dr/Rear Hatch/
Timed/Latched
2
Siren Duration
30 sec.
3
Aux/Trunk Icon Type*
Trunk
Options: 1 to 180 sec.
Window
Sunroof
4
Aux 1 Timed Output
30 sec.
Options: 1 to 90 sec.
5
Aux 1 Icon Type*
Pulsed
Trunk
Window
6
Aux 2 Timed Output
30 sec.
Options: 1 to 90 sec.
7
Aux 2 Icon Type*
Pulsed
Trunk
8
Aux 3 Timed Output
30 sec.
Options: 1 to 90 sec.
9
Aux 3 Icon Type*
Pulsed
Trunk
Aux 4 Timed Output
30 sec.
Options: 1 to 90 sec.
10
Window
Window
11
Diesel Start Delay Timer
15 sec.
Options: 1 to 90 sec.
12
Timer Mode Runtime
12 min.
Options: 1 to 16 min.
13
Timer Mode Starts
6 starts
Options: 1/2/3/4 to 24 (Starts) in increments of 2
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Timer mode intervals
3 hr.
Options: 1/2/3/4 to 24 in 2 hour increments
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Smart start low temp
0° (F)
Options: OFF, -20° to 70° in 10° increments
16
Smart start high temp
100° (F)
Options: OFF, 40° to 130° in 10° increments
17
Smart start low battery (volts)
10.5V
Options: OFF, 9V to 12.5V in 0.5V increments
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Sensor 1 Level
7
Options: 0 to 15 in increments of 1
19
Starter Release Fine Tune
6
(normal)
Options: 0 to 20 in increments of 1
20
Feature Programming
Unlocked
Locked
21
Transmitter Programming
Unlocked
Locked
22
Remote Start Runtime
12 min.
Options: 1 to 60 min.
23
Virtual Tach Fine tune
Not Initialized
Options: Not initialized, 0 to 1000 in 50 millisecond increments
* Not available on 1-way remote
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1. Zone 4 Sensor Type: sets the Zone 4 (Sensor 2) name to be displayed in the Text Field for Warn-away
and Full Trigger activations
2. Siren Duration: sets the Full Trigger output duration in 1 second intervals up to 180 seconds.
3. Aux/Trunk Icon Type: sets the Accessory animation to be displayed on the screen when the Aux/Trunk
output is activated/de-activated
4. Aux 1 Timed Output: sets the output duration in 1 second intervals up to 90 seconds for Aux 1
5. Aux 1 Icon Type: sets the Accessory animation to be displayed on the screen when the Aux 1 output is
activated/de-activated
6. Aux 2 Timed Output: sets the Aux 2 “Timed” output in 1 second intervals up to 90 seconds
7. Aux 2 Icon Type: sets the Accessory animation to be displayed on the screen when the Aux 2 output is
activated/de-activated
8. Aux 3 Timed Output: sets the Aux 3 “Timed” output in 1 second intervals up to 90 seconds
9. Aux 3 Icon Type: sets the Accessory animation to be displayed on the screen when the Aux 3 output is
activated/de-activated
10. Aux 4 Timed Output: sets the Aux 4 “Timed” output in 1 second intervals up to 90 seconds
11. Diesel Start Delay Timer: sets the delay before engine crank in 1 second intervals up to 90 seconds for
diesel engine vehicles
12. Timer Mode Runtime: sets the duration of runtime when the engine is started by the Timer Mode and Smart
Start features
13. Timer mode Starts: sets the number of times the engine will be started by the Timer Mode and Smart Start
features
14. Timer mode Intervals: sets the number of hours between engine starts by the Timer Mode and Smart Start
features
15. Smart Start Low Temperature: sets the low temperature threshold required for Smart Start to start the
engine
16. Smart Start High Temperature: sets the high temperature threshold required for Smart Start to start the
engine
17. Smart Start Low battery (Volts): sets the low battery level threshold required for Smart Start to start the
engine
18. Sensor 1 level: directly sets the sensor level of the on-board shock sensor
19. Starter Release Fine Tune: adds or subtracts crank time in Tachometer mode in order to overcome engine
types that short crank or over-crank on the first start attempt
20. Feature Programming: locks and unlocks the user’s ability to enter the feature menus and manually
change the main unit programming using the Control Center
21. Transmitter Programming: locks and unlocks the user’s ability to enter the remote control/Reset menu and
manually change any functions using the Control Center
22. Remote Start Runtime: sets the duration of runtime when the engine is started by remote command
23. VirtualTach Fine tune: adds or subtracts crank time in VirtualTach mode in order to overcome engine types
that short crank or over-crank on the first start attempt
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Basic Remote Functions
See Owner’s guide for functionality details on both the LE and 1-way companion remote control.
Reset and Deletion
If a feature/virtual tach needs to be reset or the remote controls need to be deleted, use the following procedure.
1. Open a door. (The GREEN wire, H1/8, or the VIOLET, H1/6 must be connected.)
2. Turn the ignition to the ON position (The heavy gauge pink wire must be connected).
3. Within 10 seconds, press and release the Control button: 2 times if you want to delete remotes, 3 times
to reset features or 4 times to reset virtual tach.. These function steps are described next.
Step 2:
Delete remotes: This feature erases all remotes from the memory of the security system. This is useful
in cases when a customer’s remote is lost or stolen.
Note: This does not reset the programmed features of the security system or reset the Virtual Tach
setting.
Step 3:
Reset Features: This resets features all of the security system to the factory default settings.
Note: This feature does not delete the remotes from the security system or reset the Virtual Tach setting
Step 4:
Virtual Tach Reset: Deletes all previously learned values for Virtual Tach, and on the next remote start
sequence the unit begins virtual tach initialization.
Note: The “Zap” feature on the Bitwriter does not reset the Virtual tach setting.
4. Once you have selected the function step, press the Control button once more and hold it. The LED flashes
and the siren chirps to confirm the selected functional step. Do not release the Control button
5. While holding the control button, press the
button on the remote control. The unit chirps to confirm that
the feature has been successfully reset.
Once the feature is reset, the Control button can be released.
Long Term Event History
The system stores the last two full triggers in memory. These are not erasable. Each time the unit sees a full
trigger, the older of the two triggers in memory is replaced by the new trigger. To access long term event
history:
1. With the ignition Off, press and hold the Control button (on Control Center).
2. Turn the ignition On.
3. Release the Control button.
4. Within 5 seconds, press and release the Control button. The status LED flashes in groups indicating the last
two zones that triggered the unit for 1 minute or until the ignition is turned off. Refer to table of zones.
Note: The Warn Away triggers are not stored to memory and is not reported.
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Table of Zones
A zone is represented by the number of status LED flashes used by the system to identify a particular type of input.
Zone
Description
Input Description
1
Trunk Pin
H1/7 Blue wire
2
Instant trigger: a heavier impact
detected by the onboard shock sensor
On board shock sensor.
3
Door switch trigger
H1/8 Green or H1/6 Violet wire
4
Instant trigger: For optional sensors
Optional MUX port
5
Ignition trigger
H3/1 Pink wire
6
Hood Pin
H2/15 Grey wire
Troubleshooting: Alarm
Shock sensor doesn’t trigger the alarm:
1. Was the onboard shock sensor adjusted before the brain was mounted? If so re-adjust the sensor.
2. Has the onboard shock sensor been turned off? The sensor has the ability to be turned off when
adjusting.
3. Has the NPC® system been triggered? If so, you hear 5 chirps when disarming. To check this, turn the
ignition key on and off to clear the NPC® memory, and then retest the shock sensor. For a detailed
description of NPC®, see Nuisance Prevention Circuitry section of the owners guide.
Door input does not immediately trigger full alarm. Instead, chirps are heard for the first 3 seconds:
฀ That’s how the progressive two-stage door input works! This is a feature of this system even if the door
is instantly closed again, the progression from chirps to constant siren continues.
Closing the door triggers the system, but opening the door does not:
฀ Have you correctly identified the type of door switch system? This happens often when the wrong
door input has been used.
System does not passively arm until it is remotely armed and then disarmed:
1. Is passive arming programmed ON?
2. Are the door inputs connected? Is the H1/7 blue wire connected to the door trigger wire in the vehicle? Either the H1/8 green or the H1/6 violet should be used instead.
Door input does not respond with the progressive trigger, but with immediate full alarm:
฀ Does the Status LED indicate that the trigger was caused by the shock sensor? (See Table of Zones section of this guide.) The shock sensor, if set to extreme sensitivity, may be detecting the door unlatching
before the door switch sends its signal. Reducing the sensitivity can solve this problem.
Door locks operate backwards.
฀ This unit has easily-reversed lock/unlock outputs. Recheck wire connections to see if you have reversed these.
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Troubleshooting: Remote Start
The remote start will not activate the remote start
1. Check remote startup diagnostics.
2. Is the neutral safety switch plugged in and turned on?
3. If the vehicle has an automatic transmission, make sure the remote start is programmed for Automatic
Transmission mode.
4. Is the remote programmed to the system?
5. Can the remote start be activated manually by applying a ground pulse to the H1/10 White/Blue
wire?
6. Check the harnesses and their connections. Make sure that the harnesses are completely plugged into
the remote start module. Make sure there are good connections to the vehicle wiring.
7. Check voltage and fuses on the main 12-pin harness and on the heavy gauge remote start harness.
The remote start will activate, but the starter never engages.
1. Check for voltage on the purple starter wire two seconds after the remote start becomes active. If
there is voltage present, skip to Step 8. If there is not voltage present, advance to Step 2.
2. Check the 30A fuses.
3. If the gray/black wait-to-start wire is detecting ground upon activation, the starter will not crank.
4. Is the tach wire connected? If so disconnect it and remote start the vehicle to see if the purple wire
sends out voltage. If you get voltage you will need to go to an alternate tach source, the tach wire
you are currently on has a voltage spike upon ignition power up which can cause the remote start to
not send out the crank voltage.
5. Is the vehicle a Chrysler or GM with a multiplexed starter wire? The vehicle will not crank if the resistance is incorrect on the multiplexed accessory/starter wire.
6. Is the vehicle a GM? If so the Brown 2nd accessory needs to be powered up on some of the vehicles
for the vehicle to crank.
7. If this is a manual transmission vehicle, the clutch will need to be bypassed (see tech tip # 10000 at
www.directechs.com)
8. Make sure the purple starter wire is connected on the starter side of the optional starter kill/anti-grind
relay.
9. Does the vehicle have an immobilizer? Some immobilizer systems will not allow the vehicle to crank
if active.
10. Check connections. The heavy gauge remote start input wires on the heavy gauge 10-pin connector
should have a solid connection. “T-taps” or “scotch locks”.
The vehicle starts, but immediately dies.
1. Does the vehicle have an immobilizer? The vehicle’s immobilizer can cut the fuel and/or spark during
unauthorized starting attempts.
2. Is the remote start programmed for virtual tach or voltage sense? If so, the crank time may not be set
high enough. Voltage sense will not work on some vehicles.
3. Is the remote start in tach mode? If so has the tach been programmed to the system?
4. Check diagnostics. Sometimes a shutdown will become active during cranking or just after cranking.
The vehicle starts, but the starter keeps running.
1. Is the system programmed for engine checking off or virtual tach voltage sense? When programmed
for either of these features, the engine cranks for the pre programmed crank time regardless of how
long it takes for the vehicle to actually start. Adjust to a lower cranking time.
2. Was the Tach Learn successful? The LED must light solid and bright to indicate a successful learn.
3. Make sure that there is a tach signal at the purple/white tach input wire of the remote start. If there
is not a tach signal, recheck the connection to the vehicle’s tach wire and make sure the wire is not
broken or shorted to ground leading to the remote start.
4. Is an ignition or accessory output wire connected to the starter wire of the vehicle? Verify the color
of the starter wire in the vehicle and confirm that an ignition or an accessory output is not connected
to that wire.
The vehicle starts, but will only run for 10 seconds
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1. Is the remote start programmed for voltage sense? If this does not work, a tach wire should be
used.
2. Check shutdown diagnostics.
The climate control system does not work while the unit is operating the vehicle.
1. Either the wrong accessory wire is being energized or more than one ignition or accessory wire must
be energized in order to operate the climate control system.
2. If the vehicle has an electronic climate control system some will reset when the key is turned off and
then back on, unfortunately this is a function of the vehicle and cannot be bypassed.
MTS - Manual Transmission Start diagnostics
When enabling MTS, if you get a failure notification from the remote or the vehicle fails to remain started
check for following:
฀ Tachometer not connected or programmed.
฀ E-brake not connected to the remote start unit. The black/white H2/18 neutral safety wire must have
a ground when the parking brake is set.
฀ Foot must be off the brake when activating the MTS mode on the remote.
฀ Is the door open when enabling the MTS mode? If so this would cause the unit to enter Pit Stop Mode
and the remote start will continue to run when arming/locking the system.
฀ Is the door input connected? The system needs to see a door open then close after initiating the remote start.
฀ Does the vehicle have a delayed dome light? If you are connected to the dome light wire and the
dome light is staying on after arming/locking the system, the system can exit the MTS mode.
฀ Make sure the neutral safety switch is plugged in and turned on.
MTS mode exiting diagnostics:
If the remote start has entered the MTS mode but exits the mode after the system is armed/locked. Check
these for possible causes.
฀ The vehicle door has been opened or the security system has been triggered in your absence.
฀ Does the vehicle have a delayed dome light circuit or does the dome light come on when the ignition
is shut off? If so you may need to go to the independent door inputs of the vehicle.
฀ If you are connected to the dome light wire in the vehicle and cannot connect the system to the
individual door inputs of the vehicle due to it having normally closed door inputs, you can use the
Xpresskit DTIMAZDA module or Tech Tip # 1921 at www.directechs.com to interface with these
types of circuits.
฀ The E-brake wire connected to the neutral safety input of the system loses ground when ignition
is turned off or after a certain amount of time, with these vehicles unfortunately there is no workaround.
฀ The E-brake wire connected to the neutral safety input of the system has a poor ground. Clean the
contacts on the switch or replace the switch.
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