Bulldog Security | 721 | Installation guide | Bulldog Security 721 Installation guide

INSTALLATION GUIDE
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OWNER’S GUIDE
REMOTE STARTER MODELS RS92 / RS92E
CONTENTS
System Features .......................................
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System Components .....................................
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Required Tools ........................................
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Technical Assistance ..................................
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Before You Begin ....................................
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Precautions ...........................................
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Testing Your Wires ....................................
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Making Wiring Connections............................ 2-4
Locating & Making Connections ........................ 4-5
Connecting the 12-Pin Harness and the 4-Relay Harness...6
Neutral Safety Switch .................................
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Antenna Placement (E Models)........................... 7
Anti-Theft System .....................................
7
Factory Anti-Theft System.............................. 7
How to use Your Remote Transmitter ..................... 7
Programming Instructions .............................. 8
Technical Assistance
All tech personnel are expertly qualified to answer any technical questions.
Technicians are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Address
288 Canton Avenue • Wintersville, Ohio 43953
Telephone
Phone: 740-264-4710 • 800-878-8007 • Fax: 740-264-7306
SYSTEM FEATURES
Four-Button Extended Range
Remote Control
Remotely start your car to run the heater or air conditioning from an extended distance.
Instant Panic
Works as personal protection. The horn sounds and the lights flash for 30 seconds.
Car Finder
The horn will sound and the lights will flash to help you locate your vehicle in a crowded parking lot.
Remote Programmable Run Time
Remotely program your vehicle to run 5 to 15 minutes.
Run Time Confirmation
Lets you check the run time that the unit is programmed for.
Tach/Tachless Option
A programmable feature that lets you choose from the easy to install tachless operation or the standard wire-in, tach
operation.
Parking Light Confirmation
Confirms that your vehicle has received a remote signal and will remain on if the engine is remotely started.
Automatic Hot and Cold Start
Remotely program your car to start at a preset temperature. Automatically starts your car in extreme temperatures.
Pit Stop Mode
Allows you to exit the vehicle while the engine remains running.
Extended Range Antenna
Allows you to operate your system from up to 400 feet away. (800 feet for E Models)
Code Learning
Allows your remote starter to learn new remotes, should you want to add remotes, or if remotes are lost.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Guarantees life-long protection.
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Your system includes:
1-Installation & Operation Guide
1-Main Control Module
1-Four Button Remote Transmitter with Slide Protector
1-(4) Relay Harness with Relays
1-12-Pin Wire Harness
1-Hood Pin Switch
1-Extended Range Antenna
(E Model Only)
2-Window Clips (E Model Only)
1-Warranty
1-Warning Sticker for Under the Hood
2-Bulldog Window Decals
REQUIRED TOOLS
You will need a computer-friendly test light and a 5/16 drill bit when moubting the hood pin switch. In
most cases no additional tools are required, however if the bottom of your dash on the driver’s side will
come off you must remove it. In this case a screwdriver or socket set may be needed.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Should you need help. First check our website at www.bulldogsecurity.com/wires.htm or call our toll-free
Tech Support Hotline Monday through Friday 9AM-8PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM EST at 800-878-8007.
You must give the following information:
•Name
•Telephone Number with Area Code (Fax number if applicable)
•Year, Make, and Model of the vehicle
•The model number of the system you are installing
•The type of assistance you are requesting
If you give the above information you will be called back as soon as possible, usually within 10 minutes.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Congratulations, you have purchased one of the most advanced remote starter systems ever made. Your new remote
starter is a technological breakthrough utilizing the most advanced, state of the art technology and components.
It is computer controlled and manufactured in the U.S.A. The dependability and variety of features make Bulldog
Security the leader in the industry. Enjoy your new remote starter for years to come!
This remote system is designed to start your vehicle by sending a command signal from the remote transmitter.
It is required that your installation is done in a well-ventilated area. It is the responsibility of the
owner to ensure that the remote system is not used to start the vehicle in an undesired location.
It is recommended that a carbon monoxide detector be installed in the living area near a location where the
vehicle may be garaged.
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Since there are many different makes and models of vehicles, look at the wiring chart on or our website,
www.bulldogsecurity.com/wires.htm.
Read this manual thoroughly before starting the installation. You must decide if the parking light option
is desired. An optional part #775 will be needed. Please do not skip any steps.
TACH/TACHLESS OPERATION
In most cases the decision to go with tachless mode will save time during the installation. If your vehicle
is hard-starting then you should use tach mode.
MAKE SURE YOU PLACE THE WARNING STICKER UNDER YOUR HOOD.
PRECAUTIONS
This system is designed to be used with fuel-injected,
automatic transmission vehicles only.
SAFETY FIRST!
Never start your vehicle if it is indoors, if the keys are in the ignition and you’re sure the car is in
park. A periodic safety check is recommended to ensure that your system is in proper working order.
DO NOT use mechanical wiring connections, such as crimp or snap together taps. Follow instructions
below.
DO NOT disconnect the battery if the vehicle has an anti-theft-coded radio or is equipped with an airbag.
Doing so may cause a warning light to be displayed and may require a trip to the dealer to be corrected.
DO NOT leave the interior or exterior lights on for an extended period of time as it may cause battery
drain. Remove the dome light fuse from the fuse box. NOTE: Starter systems do not work well with a partially
discharged battery.
DO NOT mount the control module until all connections have been made and tested. Using wire ties or
double sided tape, MOUNT THE MODULE UNDER THE DASH. Place the warning sticker under the hood.
WARNING!
GENERAL MOTORS REAR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES AND DODGE DAKOTAS
All General Motors rear wheel drive vehicles and Dodge Dakotas built prior to 1996 do not have an
electrical Neutral Safety switch. They have a mechanical neutral safety switch. The mechanical neutral
safety switch operates as follows.
a)The key will only turn to start position when the gear selector is in park or neutral.
b)The key can only be removed from the ignition switch when the gear selector is in the park
position.
You must use special precautions with this system. For more information see page 7.
TESTING YOUR WIRES
When testing for a positive or negative voltage, you must use a computer friendly test light (logic probe)
or a volt/ohm meter. Make sure to probe and test each wire before making your connections.
MAKING WIRING CONNECTIONS
1. Strip back two inches of insulation on the wire from the keyless entry.
Two Inches of Bare Wire
2. Strip back one inch of insulation on the wire you need to connect to.
One Inch of Bare Wire
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3. Separate the vehicle wire as shown. Make the separation large enough to fit the other wire
through.
4. Insert the wire from the unit through the hole as shown.
5. Wrap the wire around one side then the other and finally around itself as shown.
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6. Use electrical tape to wrap. Be sure to cover the wire about two inches on either side of the
connection. First pull the wire that you have just connected along side the wire you connected
to, tape and wire tie them together. Use this method for all connections.
Wire Tie
Electrical Tape
CAUTION: All wires must be wrapped and taped.
MAKING END TO END CONNECTIONS
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
1. When tying two separate wires together at their ends, strip back 1” of insulation on both
wires and separate the strands of wire as shown below.
2. Twist upper wires together, twist lower wires together as shown.
3. Lay upper twisted pair of wires over right wire as shown. Bring lower twisted pair of wires
up to meet the left wire as shown.
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4. Use electrical tape to wrap, be sure to cover about 2 inches on either side of connection.
Secure with wire ties as shown.
Electrical Tape
Wire Tie
Wire Tie
Use this method ONLY when connecting two separate wires end to end.
LOCATING & MAKING CONNECTIONS
Please see the wiring chart on our website, www.bulldogsecurity.com.
CONSTANT POWER (+12V, key in any position including off)
These wire(s) are in your vehicle’s main ignition harness, usually located on the steering column
coming from the ignition switch. Probe each wire with your test light. The correct wire(s) will
show +12V when the ignition switch is in these 5 positions
(ACC-LOCK-OFF-RUN-CRANK).
1.If your vehicle has only (1) constant power wire, attach the
RED wire from the 12-pin harness and both large RED wires from
the 4-relay harness to the constant power wire in the vehicle.
IGNITION HARNESS
UNDER DASH
2.If your vehicle has (2) constant power wires, attach the RED wire
from the 12-pin harness and (1) large RED wire from the 4-relay harness
to one of these constant power wires. Then connect the other large RED wire from the 4-relay
harness to the second constant power wire in the vehicle.
Make sure to wrap electrical tape around all (3) fuse holders to prevent shorting to ground.
IGNITION WIRE(S) (+12V in run and crank position only)
The ignition wire(s) are also located in the main harness coming from the ignition switch. Probe
each wire with your test light, the correct wire(s) will show +12V only when the ignition switch
is in the RUN AND CRANK positions only. The correct wires will not show +12V when in the OFF or
ACCESSORY position. Most Ford, GM, and Chrysler vehicles have at least (2) ignition wires. Most
foreign vehicles have only (1).
1. Strip back the YELLOW wire from the 12-pin harness and then strip back (1) of the (2) WHITE
wires from the 4-relay harness and twist both of these wires together.
2. Connect the YELLOW wire and the WHITE wire from step (1) to the ignition wire in the main harness.
If your vehicle has only (1) ignition wire, tape off the end of the second WHITE wire from the
4-relay harness and do not use.
3. If your vehicle has (2) ignition wires, connect the second WHITE wire from the 4-relay harness
to it.
4. If your vehicle has (3) ignition wires (some GMs) connect the second WHITE wire from the 4relay harness to both the second and third ignition wires in the vehicle.
ACCESSORY WIRE(S) THAT POWER THE HEATER/BLOWER MOTOR
(+12V in run or on positions) This wire is also in the main ignition switch harness usually located in
the steering column. Make all connections as close to the ignition switch harness as possible.
Most vehicles will have (1) accessory wire; however some Fords, newer GM vehicles and Chrysler 94 and
up will have (2) or more accessory wires. To locate these wire(s) probe for wire(s) that only show +12V
when the ignition switch is in the RUN or ON positions. This wire(s) will not show +12V when the ignition
switch is in any other position.
1.If your vehicle has only (1) accessory wire connect the WHITE WITH BLACK STRIPE wire from the 4-relay
harness to this wire.
2.If your vehicle has (2) accessory wires, connect the WHITE WITH BLACK STRIPE wire to both.
3.If your vehicle has (3) accessory wires connect the unused WHITE wire from the 4-relay harness to the
third accessory wire.
STARTER/CRANK WIRE (+12V only in the start position)
The starter/crank wire is also in the main harness. Locate the wire that shows +12V on your test
light only in the cranking position. This wire will not show +12V in any other position. Attach
the YELLOW WITH BLACK STRIPE wire from the 4-relay harness to this wire.
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CHASSIS GROUND
Factory Bolt
Locate an easy to get to bolt or screw
located under the driver’s side of the dash and
attach the BLACK ground wire from the 11-pin
Spade Connector
harness securely as pictured.
PARKING LIGHTS (+12V only with parking lights on)
Turn the parking lights to the ON position. (NOT YOUR HEADLAMPS).
Probe the wire(s) coming from your headlamp control switch.
Find a wire that will show +12V only when the parking lights
are ON. Connect the BROWN wire from the 12-pin harness to this
wire. If this wire tests as a (-) negative, see diagram above.
Black Ground Wire
Note: Remove any paint below
the spade connector.
YELLOW
WHITE
RED
BLACK
87a
Brown wire
from 18 pin
harness
NEGATIVE PARKING LIGHT OUTPUT
Optional part #775 required.
To (-)Parking
Light Output
BLUE
To Ground
To Ground
DO NOT USE THE RED WIRE, TAPE OFF.
BRAKE INPUT
The brake wire is located on the switch near and above the brake pedal. The correct wire will show
+12V on the test light only when the brake is pressed. Connect the ORANGE from the 12-pin harness
to this wire.
FACTORY ALARM SHUT DOWN WIRE (FASD) (-)
If your vehicle is equipped with a factory alarm system (as most vehicles with a factory keyless
entry are) probe for a small gauge wire (usually found in the driver’s side kick panel) that shows
(-) ground when the door lock cylinder is turned to the unlock position using the key. This wire
will usually show a (+) positive voltage before turning the key. NOTE: Some factory disarm wires
remain neutral before you turn the key to unlock instead of +12v positive. Connect the WHITE WITH
RED STRIPE wire from the 12-pin harness to this wire.
HOOD PIN SWITCH
This feature will keep the engine from starting or shut off the engine when the hood is opened.
Locate a good chassis ground, if at all possible do not install the pin switch in the rain gutter.
Drill a 5/16 hole, insert the pin switch into the hole and tighten. Check for the hood adjustment,
there is approximately 1/4” adjustment in the pin switch. Close the hood easy, making sure that
the pin switch is not keeping the hood from closing all the way, if it does, cut off approximately
1/8” of the black plastic off of the top of the hoodpin switch and try closing the hood again.
Check to make sure that the hoodpin switch remains neutral when the hood is closed and shows ground
when the hood is open. Plug the BLUE WITH WHITE STRIPE wire from the 12-pin harness into the bottom
of the hood pin switch.
TACH INPUT (Optional)
By this time, you should have determined the way you want your vehicle to start (tach or tachless).
If you have chosen the TACHLESS start option, simply proceed to the next step and skip the following
connection instructions. Make sure to tape the GREEN WITH BLACK STRIPE wire up if not used. For
TACH mode connect the GREEN WITH BLACK STRIPE wire from the 12-pin harness to the negative side
of the coil or the tach wire at the coil pack under the hood. To find the coil pack follow the
spark plug wires back to the termination point. To operate in tach mode, make sure to program tach
option, see programming tach option page 8.
HORN HONK OUTPUT (-) (Optional part #775 required)
The horn wire is usually located in the ingition switch
harness. This wire will test as a ground (-) when the
horn is honked. An optional relay is needed to make this
connection. Connect the GRAY wire from the 12-pin harness
to this relay.
YELLOW
WHITE
Gray from
12-pin
harness
RED
To Horn output
wire in vehicle
87a
BLUE
BLACK
12V constant
fused at 10
amps
To Ground
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AUXILIARY INPUT
If you wish to use this starter with an aftermarket alarm, connect the BLUE wire from the 12-pin
harness to the second or third channel (-) output of your existing alarm. When the output is
activated, a (-) signal will be supplied to the remote starter.
CONNECTING THE 12-PIN HARNESS & 4-RELAY HARNESS
GREEN/BLACK
(-) Tach Input
BLUE/WHITE
(-) To hood pin switch
BLUE
(-) Aux. alarm channel input
VIOLET
(not used)
WHITE/RED
(-) Factory Alarm Shutdown
WHITE/ORANGE
(not used)
ORANGE
(+) Brake Input
BROWN
(+) Parking lights
GRAY
(-) Negative Horn Output
YELLOW
Ignition input
BLACK
Ground
RED
To +12V constant
CAUTION: Before connecting the 12-pin harness
to the module, double check all connections
to be sure they are secure and properly wrapped
with electrical tape. Mount the unit under
the driver’s side dash. Make sure to properly
place antenna. (See antenna placement page
7.) Plug the 12-pin harness into the main
control module. Once it is plugged in, press
and release transmitter button #4, the parking
lights flash 3 times. The flash confirms that
the transmitter code has been programmed to
the unit. Once the module is programmed,
connect the 3-pin harness from the 4-relay
harness to the module. NOTE: There are (2)
wires in the 12-pin harness that will not be
used. All unused wires must be taped.
WHT/BLK 16 ga.
Press the start button, the parking lights
will flash once and the vehicle will start
and run. NOTE: If your vehicle does not start
and run you may have a factory anti-theft
system. Refer to page 7 to see if this applies
to your vehicle.
WHITE 16 ga.
YEL/BLK 16 ga.
750ma (-)
Outputs
For Passlock I
WHT/BLK 16 ga
RED
RED
2 Red wires need
+12V constant.
WHITE
Either white wire
to Ignition 1. If
your car has 2
ignitions use both.
WHITE
For Passlock II
WHITE 16 ga
YELLOW/BLACK To Starter/Crank
Wire
YELLOW
ANTENNA
For Passlock I
Keep as
YEL/BLK 16 ga
straight as
possible,
tape end
Tap here when
to hold
installing bypass
straight.
module 721.
To Accessory
Wire(s) that run
the Heater/Blower
Motor. Attach at
the ignition switch
wire harness only.
WHITE/BLACK
NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH
PRE-1996 GM REAR WHEEL DRIVES WITH PURPLE CRANK WIRE – Optional part #775 required.
MECHANICAL NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH (Rear Wheel Drive Only)
When installing a Bulldog remote starter on GM vehicles or Dodge Dakotas built prior to 1996, you
must: Use the diagram below to create a circuit that will prevent the remote starter from starting
the vehicle unless the key is removed from the ignition switch.
YELLOW
PRE-1996 DODGE DAKOTAS
Optional part #775 required.
Driver’s Door Switch
TAN
Tie into
heavy white
wire on
4-relay
harness
Key
Cylinder
GREEN
Ground
WHITE
86
YELLOW
87
85
87a
5 Amp
fuse
BLUE
(-) Negative
hood pin wire
Driver’s Door Switch
BLACK
BLACK/LT.BLUE
30
Ground
Ground
RED
NOT USED,
TAPE OFF
Key
Cylinder
LT.BLUE/GREEN
Message
center or
key buzzer
Tie into
heavy white
wire on
4-relay
harness
WHITE
86
87
85
87a
5 Amp
fuse
Ground
BLACK
30
BLUE
RED
NOT USED,
TAPE OFF
(-) Negative
hood pin wire
Message
center or
key buzzer
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ANTENNA PLACEMENT
ANTENNA
For best results, run the antenna (YELLOW WIRE WITH
BLACK TIP from the back of the unit) as straight
as possible. Do not place the antenna next to any
metal parts or the vehicle’s main computer control
module. Range is up to 400 feet.
Antenna Wire
Antenna Tube
E MODEL REMOTE STARTERS
Run the antenna up the windshield pillar on the
Control Module
driver’s side and across the top of the windshield
to the center, behind the rearview mirror. Use the
antenna clips provided to hold it in place. Be sure to expose the full length of the clear antenna.
It will perform best if mounted vertically, below the dark windshield tint. Never leave antenna
in headliner. Range is up to 800 feet. Each receiver is tested to more than 400 feet (800 feet,
E models) of clear air reception. While many times you will see a higher range. Many factors will
affect the range, including the amount of radio signals in the area, battery strength, window tint,
etc.
FACTORY ANTI-THEFT SYSTEMS
FOR GENERAL MOTORS CARS ONLY
System 1: PASSKEY I and II system (1985 and up). This system has a resistor pill in the key. Measure
resistance of the pill using a volt/ohm meter. A bypass module is available, part #VATS-WR module.
System 2: PASSLOCK I and II system (1995 and up). Passlock does not have a pill in the key. It
has a light on the dash that states ANTITHEFT OR SECURITY system. A bypass module is available,
part #GMBP-721 module.
System 3: PASSKEY III system (GM 1998 and up). Passkey III is GMs version of a transponder system.
This key will have the letters PK3 on it. A bypass module is available. (Part #781)
FORD ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM: PATS
Ford uses a bypass part #FBP-718 module, 1995-1998. (1999 and up will use part #781.)
CHRYSLER AND MOST IMPORTS ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM: TRANSPONDER
1998 and up will use part #781.
HOW TO USE YOUR REMOTE TRANSMITTER
Start
Stop
Finder
Panic
BULLDOG
BUTTON #1
Starts your vehicle from 400 feet
away. (E-Model, up to 800 feet)
BUTTON #2
Shuts engine off and programs runtime.
BUTTON #3
Locates your vehicle in a crowded
parking lot.
BUTTON #4
Sounds alarm.
Starting the Vehicle with the Remote Transmitter
Press and release Button #1 (start). The parking
lights will flash once, confirming the car
starter received the signal. The car will then
start and the parking lights will turn on and
remain on while the vehicle is running. To shut
off the engine before the preset time, press
Button #2 (stop) or press the brake pedal. NOTE:
If your car does not start on the first crank
it will automatically attempt to start up to 2
more times. (only in tachless mode) In tachless
mode, parking lights will wait approximately 10
seconds before turning on.
Pit Stop: Exiting the Car with the Engine Running
Make sure the transmission is in park and press Button #1 (start) before turning the ignition switch
off. (The engine will remain running for the preset time.)
Runtime Confirmation (Engine Not Running)
To check programmed runtime, press and release Button #2 (stop), the parking lights will flash
for the programmed length of time.
Finder
Press and release this Button #3 to sound the horn and flash the parking lights to locate your
vehicle in a crowded parking lot.
Panic
Press and release this Button #4, the horn and parking lights will cycle in full panic for 35
seconds.
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PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS
ENTERING PROGRAMMING MODE
Make sure your vehicle is not running and the brake is pressed. The brake is to remain pressed as
long as you want to remain in programming mode.
Adding New Transmitters
Press and hold the brake, then press and hold Button #1 (start) on the working transmitter until
the parking lights flash once. Release Button #1. Press any button on the new remote, the parking
lights will flash three (3) times, the new remote is now programmed.
Programming Automatic Start
Press and hold the brake, the press and hold Button #2 (stop) until the parking lights flash twice.
Release. Press and release Button #1 (start) the parking lights will flash once. The unit is now
programmed for Automatic Start. This feature lets the vehicle start every three (3) hours regardless
of temperature. To turn off Automatic Start, press and hold Button #1 (start) until the parking
lights flash twice. Release the brake, the parking lights will flash three (3) times. NOTE: The
factory setting is Automatic Start off.
Programming Cold Start
Press and hold the brake, then press and hold Button #2 (stop) until the parking lights flash twice.
Release Button #2. Press and hold Button #2, the parking lights will flash once. Each continuous
flash represents a progression in degrees: one (1) flash= -40ºF, two (2) flashes=-30ºF, three (3)
flashes=-20ºF, four (4) flashes=-10ºF, five (5) flashes=0ºF, six (6) flashes=10ºF, seven (7)
flashes=20ºF. To disable Cold Start, press and hold Button #2 until the parking lights flash seven
(7) times, then two (2) quick flashes 8 and 9. The Cold Start is now disabled. Release the brake,
the parking lights will flash three (3) times, the programming is now entered. NOTE: The factory
setting is Cold Start off.
Programming Hot Start
Press and hold the brake, then press and hold Button #2 (stop) until the parking lights flash twice.
Release Button #2. Press and hold Button #3, the parking lights will flash once. Each continuous
flash represents a progression in degrees: one (1) flash= 160ºF, two (2) flashes=150ºF, three (3)
flashes=140ºF, four (4) flashes=130ºF, five (5) flashes=120ºF, six (6) flashes=110ºF, seven (7)
flashes=100ºF. To disable Hot Start, press and hold Button #3 until the parking lights flash seven
(7) times, then two (2) quick flashes 8 and 9. The Hot Start is now disabled. Release the brake,
the parking lights will flash three (3) times, the programming is now entered. NOTE: The factory
setting is Hot Start off.
NOTE: Only Cold and Hot Start functions can be enabled at the same time. If button #1 is pressed
for programming, Cold/Hot Start is disabled. When Buttons #2 and #3 are pressed, then the Automatic
and Low Voltage Starts are disabled.
Programming Tach/Tachless Start
Press and hold the brake, then press and hold Button #3 (finder) until the parking lights flash
three (3) times. Release Button #3. Press and release Button #4, the parking lights will flash
once. The unit is now in Tachless Start Mode. Press and release Button #4, the parking lights will
flash twice. The unit is now in Tach Start Mode. Release the brake, the parking lights will flash
three (3) times. The programming is now entered. NOTE: Factory setting is Tachless Start Mode.
Programming Runtime
(Can be changed without entering programming mode)
Your engine must be off. Press and hold Button #2, within 10 seconds the parking lights will begin
to flash. Release Button #2 when the desired time has been reached. The maximum time is 15 minutes
or 3 flashes. To check runtime, press and release Button #2 and the unit will indicate how long
the runtime is with flashing the parking lights (each flash equals 5 minutes of runtime).
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