Bulldog Security | 781 | Installation guide | Bulldog Security 781 Installation guide

INSTALLATION GUIDE
•
OWNER’S GUIDE
REMOTE STARTER
MODELS RS1200/RS1200E
CONTENTS
System Features.......................................
1
System Components .....................................
1
Required Tools ........................................
1
Technical Assistance ..................................
1
Before You Begin ......................................
2
Precautions...........................................
2
Using your Test Probe .................................
2
Making Connections ....................................
3
Locating & Making Connections........................ 4-6
Neutral Safety Switch .................................
6
Connecting Wiring Harness ............................. 6
Antenna Placement .....................................
7
Anti-Theft System .....................................
7
Optional Features ...................................
7-9
Operator Programming Instructions ................... 9-10
How to use Your Remote Transmitter.................. 10-11
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
2 Four-Button Extended Range
Remote Control
Remotely start your car to run the heater, air conditioning or defroster from an extended
distance.
Keyless Entry
Remotely locks and unlocks your power door locks.
Trunk Release/Sliding Door
Remotely open your power trunk or your power sliding van door with a push of a button.
Remote Programmable Run Time
Remotely program your vehicle to run 5 to 15 minutes.
Run Time Confirmation
Remotely check the programmed run time of 5 to 25 minutes.
Ignition Controlled Door Locks
A programmable feature that locks and unlocks the doors whtn the brake is pressed or the
ignition is cycled.
Tach/Tachless Option
A programmable feature that lets you choose from the easy to install tachless operation or
the 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.
Dome Light Supervision
Never walk up to a dark vehicle again. When unlocking the doors by remote control, the dome
light will come on and stay on for 1 minute. This feature will shut off when you activate the
ignition switch or step on the brake.
Automatic Cold Start
Remotely program your car to start at a preset temperature. Automatically starts your car in
freezing temperature so you never have a dead battery.
Automatic Start
Remotely program your car to start every three hours regardless of the temperature.
Pit Stop Mode
Allows you to exit the vehicle while the engine remains running without leaving the key in
the ignition switch.
Extended Range
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:
2- Four Button Remote Transmitter
1- Main Control Module
1- 16-Pin Wire Harness
1- 5-Pin Door Lock Harness
6- Heavy Gauge Wires w/ Spade Connectors
1- Hood Pin Switch
1- Extended Range Antenna (E Models Only)
2- Window Antenna Clips (E Models Only)
1- Warranty
1- Warning Sticker for Under the Hood
2-Bulldog Window Decals
1- Installation & Operation Guide
1- Bonus Installation Kit (with selected models)
REQUIRED TOOLS
You may need a 5/16 inch drill bit when mounting 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 wrench may be needed.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Should you need help. First check our website at www.bulldogsecurity.com for the most common installation
problems or then our toll-free Tech Support Hotline Monday through Friday 9AM-8PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM
EST at 800-878-8007.
Before you begin, check our website at www.bulldogsecurity.com for complete wiring information for your
vehicle.
You must give the following information:
• Name
• The model of the system you are installing
• Telephone Number with Area Code (Fax number if applicable) • The type of assistance you are requesting
• Year, Make, and Model of the vehicle
If you give the above information you will be called in the order your call was received.
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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
or by programming automatic temperature start. It is required that your installation be done in a wellventilated 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 the location where
the vehicle may be garaged.
Since there are many different makes and models of vehicles, for a more complete wiring chart, visit our
website, www.bulldogsecurity.com to access your vehicle’s colors and location of wires.
Read this manual thoroughly BEFORE starting the installation. Most newer vehicles may have a factory antitheft system. If you vehicle is equipped with this system, an additional module, Part #781 or #791, will
be required. Contact 800-659-0764 to order this item. Please do not skip any steps. Mount the control
module under the driver’s dash inside the vehicle after all connections have been made. Do not mount the
control module in the engine compartment.
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 THE HOOD.
PRECAUTIONS
This system is designed for use with vehicles equipped with fuel-injected,
gasoline engines with automatic transmissions only.
SAFETY FIRST!
Never remotely start your vehicle indoors, with the keys in the ignition or unless the transmission
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 wire connectors.
Instead, follow the instructions on page 3-4.
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 which 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 vehicle’s fuse box. NOTE: Starter systems do
not work well with a partially discharged battery.
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 the 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.
USING YOUR TEST PROBE
To operate your test probe, connect the black clip to a good chassis ground. Connect the red clip to a good
12V positive source. If the test probe is connected correctly, both the green and the red lights will be dimly
illuminated. If a positive source is probed, the red light will glow bright and the green light will go out.
If a negative source is probed, the green light will glow bright and the red light will go out.
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MAKING WIRING CONNECTIONS
NOTE: In most cases you should not cut your vehicle wire in two.
1. Strip back two inches of insulation on the wire from the remote starter.
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
3. Separate the vehicle wire as shown. Make the separation large enough to fit the other
wire through.
4. Insert the wire(s) from the starter through the hole as shown. If two or more wires
are inserted, wrap them in opposite directions.
5. Wrap the wire around one side then the other and finally around itself as shown.
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2
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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 with tape and wire tied.
MAKING END TO END CONNECTIONS
Use this method ONLY when connecting two separate wires end to end.
1. When tying two separate wires together at their ends, strip back one inch of insulation on
both wires and separate the strands of wire as shown below.
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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.
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 this website.
Most of the wires you will be using will be in a taped or nylon sleeve coming from the ignition switch.
You must find and remove about six inches of this outer covering for testing and connecting.
CONSTANT POWER (+12V, key in any position including off)
Make all connections as close to the ignition switch as possible.
These wire(s) are in your vehicle’s main ignition harness, usually located in the steering column coming
from the ignition switch. Probe each wire with your provided test probe. The correct wire(s) will show
+12V and the RED light will glow bright on the test probe 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 both heavy
gauge RED wires to it.
2. If your vehicle has (2) constant power wires, attach
each.
IGNITION HARNESS
UNDER DASH
one RED wire to
IGNITION WIRE(S) (+12V in run and crank position only)
Make all connections as close to the ignition switch as possible.
The ignition wire(s) are also located in the main harness coming from the ignition switch. Check your
chart for probable colors and probe each wire with your provided test probe. The correct wire(s) will
show +12V and the RED light will glow bright only when the ignition switch is in the RUN AND CRANK
positions. The correct wires will not show +12V when in the OFF or ACCESSORY position. Most Ford, GM,
and Chrysler vehicles have at least two (2) ignition wires. Most foreign vehicles have only one (1). 4
1. If your vehicle has only one (1) ignition wire, as most 1993 and older domestic and import vehicles
do, connect the heavy gauge WHITE wire to it.
2. If your vehicle has two (2) ignition wires, as most 1994 and newer vehicles do, connect the heavy
gauge RED with WHITE stripe wire to the Ignition 2 wire.
3. If your vehicle has three (3) ignition wires, as some newer GMs, Fords and Chryslers do, connect the
heavy gauge WHITE wire to the third ignition along with the Ignition 1 wire.
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. Make this connection as
close to the ignition switch as possible.
Most vehicles will have one (1) accessory wire; however some Fords, newer GM vehicles and Chrysler 94 and up will
have two (2) or more accessory wires. Check your wire color chart and then verify these wire(s). The correct
wire(s) will show +12V and the RED light will glow bright 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 one (1) accessory wire connect the heavy gauge WHITE WITH BLACK STRIPE wire to this
wire.
2. If your vehicle has two (2) accessory wires, connect the WHITE WITH BLACK STRIPE wire to both accessory wires.
3. If your vehicle has three (3) accessory wires, connect the WHITE WITH BLACK STRIPE wire to all three.
STARTER/CRANK WIRE (+12V in the start position only)
Make all connections as close to the ignition switch as possible.
The starter/crank wire is also in the main harness. Check your chart for probable colors and verify the wire. The
correct wire(s) will show +12V and the RED light will glow bright only in the crank position. This wire
will not show +12V in any other position. Attach the YELLOW WITH BLACK STRIPE wire to it.
NOTE: Most Nissans will have two (2) starter/crank wires. Both must be connected to the YELLOW WITH BLACK STRIPE
wire.
CHASSIS GROUND
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 16-pin harness securely as pictured. A good ground is vital for your system to operate correctly.
Factory Bolt
Black Ground Wire
Spade Connector
Note: Remove any paint below
the spade connector.
FACTORY ALARM SHUT DOWN WIRE (FASD) (-)
If your vehicle is equipped with a factory alarm system (as most new model vehicles with a factory keyless
entry are) and you can disarm your factory alarm by using your key in the door. Check the owner’s manual or
contact your dealer to see if your vehicle is so equipped. Probe for a small gauge wire (usually found in
the driver’s side kick panel) that shows (-) ground and the GREEN light will glow bright when the door lock
cylinder is turned to the unlock position using the key and will show +12V and the RED light will glow bright
before turning the key. NOTE: Some factory disarm wires remain neutral (both the GREEN and the RED lights
will be dimly illuminated) before you turn the key to unlock instead of +12v positive. Connect the RED WITH
BLACK STRIPE wire from the 16-pin harness to this wire. See chart, page 21 for listing by manufacturer.
IGNITION OUTPUT (-) (Security bypass output wire)
This wire will be used to operate the security bypass module, VATS-WR, #781 or the #791 module. This
WHITE wire holds a ground output the entire time the remote starter is activated. Connect this wire to
the WHITE wire on the bypass module to control when the bypass is on and off.
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. Route the BLACK WITH BLUE STRIPE wire from the 16-pin harness through the
firewall and connect it to the bottom of the hood pin switch.
BRAKE INPUT (+)
The brake wire is located on the switch near and above the brake pedal. The correct wire will show +12V and
the RED light will glow bright only when the brake is pressed. Connect the BLUE WITH BLACK STRIPE from the 16pin harness to this wire.
TACH INPUT (Optional)
If you have chosen the TACHLESS start option, simply proceed to the next step and skip the following
instructions. Make sure to tape the BLACK WITH WHITE STRIPE wire if not used. For TACH mode connect
the BLACK WITH WHITE STRIPE wire from the 16-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 their beginning point. To operate in tach mode, make sure to program tach option, see programming
tach option page 10.
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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.
The correct wire will show +12V and the RED light will
glow bright only when the parking lights are ON. Connect the
BROWN wire from the 16-pin harness to this wire. If this wire
tests as a (-) negative, the GREEN light glows bright. See
negative parking light diagram.
NEGATIVE PARKING LIGHT DIAGRAM ONLY
Optional part #775 required.
YELLOW
WHITE
To (-)Parking
Light Output
87a
Brown wire
from 16-pin
harness
BLACK
BLUE
DO NOT USE THE RED WIRE, TAPE OFF. RED
Ground
NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH
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.
PRE-1996 GM REAR WHEEL DRIVES WITH PURPLE CRANK WIRE
Optional part #775 required.
YELLOW
PRE-1996 DODGE DAKOTAS
Optional part #775 required.
Driver’s Door Switch
WHITE
TAN
Ground
Key
Cylinder
Tie into
heavy white
wire on
4-relay
harness
FUSE
86
85
87a
5 Amp
fuse
BLACK
Ground
Ground
Key
Cylinder
30
RED
BLUE
GREEN
WHITE
BLACK/LT.BLUE
87
Not Used
LT.BLUE/GREEN
Tie into
heavy white
wire on
4-relay
harness
FUSE
86
87
85
87a
5 Amp
fuse
Ground
BLACK
30
BLUE
RED
Not Used
(-) Negative
hood pin wire
(-) Negative
hood pin wire
Message
center or
key buzzer
YELLOW
Driver’s Door Switch
Message
center or
key buzzer
DO NOT USE RED WIRE, TAPE OFF
DO NOT USE RED WIRE, TAPE OFF
CONNECTING THE WIRING HARNESS
Green/White - Door lock input
Green/Black - Door lock output
CONNECTORS:
Ignition 2
Ignition 1
CONTROL
MODULE
White/Black Yellow/Black
Red
Red
Red/Black - FUSE Power Source
Blue/White - Door lock input
Blue/Black - Door lock output
White/Red - Ignition 2
White - Ignition 1
Black/White - Tach
Black/Blue - Hood Pin
Blue - Auxiliary In
Violet - Dome Light
White/Red - Trunk
Orange - N/A
Brown - Parking Lights
Grey - N/A
Grey/Black - N/A
Blue/Black - Brake
Black/Yellow - N/A
Green - N/A
Red/Black - FASD
Black - Ground
White - Ignition Negative
Yellow - Antenna
Keep as
Opt. “E Model” Antenna
straight
FUSE
12V Power
Starter/Crank
FUSE
12V Power
Accessory/Heater Blower
as
possible,
tape end
to hold
straight.
CAUTION: Before connecting the 16-pin harness to the
module. All unused wires must be taped. 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 16-pin harness into the main control module. Once
it is plugged in. Plug in all six (6) spade connectors
on the module. Be sure to plug connectors in their
correct openings. 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. NOTE: There are several wires in the
16-pin harness that will not be used.
Press the start button, the parking lights will flash
once and the vehicle will start and run. NOTE: If
your unit receives a signal and the vehicle does not
start and run, or starts then dies within five (5)
seconds, you may have a factory anti-theft system.
If your vehicle starts and remains running and you
wish to connect your door locks, proceed to pages 78, “Testing Door Locks”, and follow the provided
instructions.
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ANTENNA PLACEMENT
ANTENNA
For best results, run the antenna (YELLOW
WIRE WITH BLACK TIP from the back of the
Antenna Wire
unit) as high up in the dash and as straight
as possible. Do not place the antenna next
to any metal parts or the vehicle’s main
Antenna Tube
computer control module.
E MODEL REMOTE STARTERS
Run the antenna up the windshield pillar on
the driver’s side and across the top of the
windshield to the center, behind the rearview
Control Module
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 or VATS system (1985 and up). This system has a resistor pill in the key. Measure
resistance of the pill using a test meter. A bypass module is available, part #781 or #791.
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 ANTI-THEFT OR SECURITY system. A bypass module is available, part #781 or
#791.
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 or #791.
FORD ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM: PATS
1995-1997 Ford uses a bypass part #FBP-718 module. (1998 and up will use part #781 or #791.)
CHRYSLER AND MOST IMPORTS ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM: TRANSPONDER
1998 and up will use part #781 or #791.
To order bypasses, contact Direct Wholesale at 800-659-0764.or see our website at www.bulldogsecurity.com.
START VEHICLE AND CHECK STARTER SYSTEM
BEFORE ADDING OPTIONAL CONNECTIONS.
OPTIONAL CONNECTIONS
TESTING: Door Locks
There are three basic types:
“Type A” Door Lock Test (Most GMs and some Chryslers)
Probe both of your door lock wires going to the door lock switch usually located in the driver’s kick
panel. Probe the lock and the unlock wires, the test probe will show a (-) negative and the GREEN light
will glow bright on both the lock and the unlock wires. Press and hold the lock button on the switch
and test the lock wire. The correct wire will test (+) positive and the RED light will glow bright.
Release the lock button and this wire should show a (-) negative and the GREEN light will glow bright.
Now press and hold the unlock button on the switch and test the unlock wire. The correct wire will
test (+) positive and the RED light will glow bright. Release the unlock button and this wire should
show a (-) negative and the GREEN light will glow bright. Your vehicle has a “Type A” door locking system.
Make sure to mark which wire is lock and unlock. Connecting Door Locks. NOTE: “Type A” and “Type C”
locks will test the same. Make sure you run both tests before making your connections.
“Type B” Door Lock Test (Most Imports, some newer Fords)
Probe both of your door lock wires going to the door lock switch usually located in the driver’s kick
panel. Probe the lock and the unlock wires, the test probe will glow both GREEN and RED (dimly) on
both the lock and the unlock wires. Press and hold the lock button on the switch and test the lock
wire. The correct wire will test (-) negative and the GREEN light will glow bright. Release the lock
button and this wire should again glow both GREEN and RED (dimly). Now press and hold the unlock button
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on the switch and test the unlock wire. The correct wire will test (-) negative and the GREEN light
will glow bright. Release the unlock button and this wire should again glow both GREEN and RED (dimly).
Your vehicle has a “Type B” door locking system. Make sure to mark which wire is lock and unlock.Make
sure to mark which wire is lock and unlock.
“Type C” Door Lock Test (Most Fords, some Chryslers, GM Trucks)
Once you have located the lock and unlock wires in the vehicle using the wire color chart in this manual
or from our website, you will need to perform the same test as for the Type A system. Once you have
completed this test, and it tests the same as a Type A (as it should) you will need to cut the lock
wire in two. Now try the door lock switch in both the lock and unlock positions. The door locks should
not function, this is a Type C system. Proceed to Connecting Door Locks.
NOTE: If for any reason the doors unlock but do not lock with this wire, cut in two, this is a Type A
system.
“Type B” (-) Negative (5-pin harness)
GREEN/BLACK Unlock
GREEN/BLACK Unlock
GREEN/WHITE Not Used
GREEN/WHITE Not Used
UNLOCK
RED/BLACK
+12V Constant
FUSE
LOCK
BLUE/BLACK Lock
MODULE
MODULE
“Type A” (+) Positive (5-pin harness)
UNLOCK
RED/BLACK
Ground
FUSE
LOCK
BLUE/BLACK Lock
BLUE/WHITE Not Used
NOTE: Connect the RED WITH
BLACK STRIPE wire to +12V
constant fused at 30 amps.
BLUE/WHITE Not Used
NOTE: Connect the RED WITH
BLACK STRIPE wire to ground.
NOTE: Once you have made the connections for the 5-pin door lock harness, you will need to plug the
door lock harness into the main module 5-pin plug on the front of the unit.
“Type C” Reverse Polarity
(5-pin harness)
POWER
DOOR
LOCK
MOTOR
GREEN/BLACK Unlock
MODULE
GREEN/WHITE Unlock
RED/BLACK
FUSE
+12V
Constant
BLUE/BLACK Lock
BLUE/WHITE Lock
NOTE: Connect the RED WITH BLACK STRIPE wire
to +12V constant power fused at 30 amps.
NOTE: You will need to cut factory wiring to make an end
to end connection, see “Making Connections” on page 8.
LOCK
Once you have determined that your door locks are Type C
system, you must cut the unlock wire in two. Now you need
to determine which wire is coming from the switch and the
motor sides of each lock and unlock wire. First, test the
lock wires, press and hold the door lock switch in the
lock position. Test both lock wires, the wire that shows
(+) positive, and the RED light glows bright, will be the
switch side and the other wire will be the motor side of
this circuit. Mark these wires. Repeat these steps for the
unlock wire by pressing and holding the door lock switch
in the unlock position. The wire that shows (+) positive,
and the RED light glows bright, will be the switch side
and the other wire will be the motor side of the unlock
circuit.
UNLOCK
DOME LIGHT
To determine if your dome light is turned on with (+)
positive or (-) negative trigger, probe for a wire in the
driver’s side kick panel that switches polarity when the
door is closed, then opened. You can also find this wire
going to the under dash courtesy lights.
•If this wire tests (+) positive, the RED light glows bright
when the door is open (as with most Fords) and when the
door is closed, this wire tests as a (-) negative, the
GREEN light glows bright, this is (+) positive dome light.
•If this wire tests (-) negative, the GREEN light glows
bright, when the door is open and when the door is closed,
this wire tests as a (+) positive, the RED light glows
bright, this is a (-) negative dome light.
If your dome light is a (-) negative (as most others are),
connect the VIOLET wire to the dome light wire from the
16-pin harness.
If you dome light is (+) positive (most Fords) you must
add Part #775 to use this option. See diagram below.
Optional part #775 required.
YELLOW
WHITE
(-) VIOLET
FROM 16-pin wire
harness.
RED
DO NOT USE,
TAPE OFF.
To Dome Light
Circuit
87a
BLUE
BLACK
+12 VOLT FUSED
AT 5 AMPS
NOTE: When testing the door pin wire, make sure the dome
light is on. Some vehicles, if the door is left open
for a period of time, the dome light will go out,
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resulting in a false reading.
TRUNK RELEASE AND SLIDING VAN DOOR RELEASE (+)
Locate the trunk release or sliding van door release wire
coming from the back of the release switch. To determine
if your release is tripped by a (+) positive or a (-)
negative (most trunk release or van door release switches
are (+) positive). Press the “trunk” or “sliding door”
button, if the RED light glows bright, you have a (+)
positive release. If the GREEN light glows bright you have
a (-) negative release.
If your release is a (-) negative an
optional part #775 is required. Connect the WHITE WITH
RED STRIPE wire to the WHITE wire of the optional relay.
Attach the BLACK wire and the BLUE wire to chassis ground
and attach the YELLOW wire to the release output wire on
the vehicle. Please use figures above for correct connections.
If your release wire is a (+) positive, connect the WHITE
with RED stripe wire from the 16-pin harness to the release
wire in the vehicle’s harness.
For more detailed information, visit www.bulldogsecurity.com
or contact Technical Support at 800-878-8007.
AUXILIARY INPUT (-)
If you wish to use this starter with an aftermarket alarm,
connect the BLUE wire from the 16-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 which will start the vehicle.
NEGATIVE TRUNK/
SLIDING DOOR RELEASE ONLY
Optional part #775 required.
TO FACTORY TRUNK/SLIDING DOOR WIRE WIRE
YELLOW
WHITE
WHITE/RED
FROM REMOTE
STARTER
RED
THE RED WIRE IS NOT
USED, TAPE OFF.
87a
BLACK
BLUE
Ground
OPERATOR PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS
Adding Additional Remotes
Press and hold brake. Next, press and hold Button #1 on the working remote until the parking lights
flash once, release. Press and release Button #4 on the new remote. The parking lights will flash three
(3) times confirming that the new remote was learned.
Cold Start On and Off (Degree Select)
Press and hold brake. Next, press and hold Button #2 until the parking lights flash twice, release,
press and hold Button #2. Each parking light flash is a progression in degrees. Flash #1 is -40ºF, flash
#2 is -30ºF, flash #3 is -20ºF, flash #4 is -10ºF, flash #5 is 0ºF, flash #6 is +10ºF, flash #7 is +20ºF.
Two rapid flash parking light flashes is Cold Start Off. Release the brake, the parking lights will
flash three (3) times. NOTE: Factory setting is OFF.
Door Lock Pulse Length (Long) (For European type door locks)
Press and hold brake. Next, press and hold Button #3, the parking lights will flash three (3) times,
release, press and release Button #1. The parking lights will flash once, the door lock pulse length
will be 3.5 seconds. Release the brake, the parking lights will flash three (3) times.
Door Lock Pulse Length (Short)
Press and hold brake. Next, press and hold Button #3, the parking lights will flash three (3) times,
release, press and release Button #1. The parking lights will flash twice, the door lock pulse length
will be 0.7 seconds. Release the brake, the parking lights will flash three (3) times. NOTE: Factory
setting is SHORT pulse length.
Automatic Start - On
Press and hold brake. Press and hold Button #2 until the parking lights flash twice. Release. Press
and release Button #1. The parking lights will flash once. The automatic start is programmed ON. Release
the brake, the parking lights will flash three (3) times. NOTE: Factory setting is OFF.
Automatic Start - Off
Press and hold brake. Press and hold Button #2 until the parking lights flash twice. Release. Press
and release Button #1. The parking lights will flash twice. The automatic start is programmed OFF. Release
the brake, the parking lights will flash three (3) times. NOTE: Factory setting is OFF.
Programming Lock with Brake, Unlock with Ignition Off
Press and hold the brake, then press and hold Button #3 (trunk) until the parking lights flash three (3)
times. Release Button #3. Press and release Button #2, the parking lights will flash once. The unit will
now lock with the brake and unlock when the ignition is turned off. Press and release Button #2 again,
the parking lights will flash twice. The Lock with Brake feature is now turned off. Release the brake,
the parking lights will flash three (3) times. The programming is now entered. NOTE: Factory setting is
Lock with Brake off.
Tach Mode - ON
Press and hold the brake pedal. Press and hold Button #3 until the parking lights flash three (3) times. Release. Press
and release Button #4, the parking lights will flash twice. Release the brake, the parking lights will flash three (3)
times. The unit is now programmed for Tach Mode. NOTE: Factory setting is Tachless Start ON.
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Tachless Mode - ON
Press and hold the brake pedal. Press and hold Button #3 until the parking lights flash three (3) times, release, press
and release Button #4, the parking lights will flash once. Release the brake, the parking lights will flash three (3)
times. The unit is now programmed for Tachless Mode.
Tach Learn
To program your unit to Learn your tach signal. Press and hold the brake pedal, now press and hold Button #2 until the
parking lights flash twice. Release Button #2. Turn your ignition key to the RUN or ON position while still holding the
brake, press and hold Button #4 until the vehicle starts. After the engine starts, release Button #4 to disengage the
starter. Release the brake and turn the ignition OFF. After the Tach Learn is complete, the unit will flash the parking
lights once to show that the Tach Learn is now programmed. Now try the remote starter, to be sure there is no over crank
and the unit does crank long enough.
Dual Pulse Door Lock
If your vehicle requires a Dual Pulse Lock output to lock the doors or to arm your factory alarm, you must program your
unit to do this. Press and hold the brake pedal, press and hold Button #3 until the parking lights flash three (3) times.
Release Button #3 then press Button #3 again and release. The parking lights will flash once the unit is now programmed
to dual pulse the lock output. Release the brake and the parking lights will flash three (3) times. To turn Dual Pulse
Lock off, repeat the above steps, then when you press and release Button #3, the parking lights will flash twice. Release,
the brake and the parking lights will flash three (3) times.
Dual Pulse Door Unlock
If your vehicle requires a Dual Pulse Unlock output to unlock the doors or to disarm your factory alarm, you must program
your unit to do this. Press and hold the brake pedal, press and hold Button #4 until the parking lights flash four (4)
times. Release Button #4 then press Button #3 and release. The parking lights will flash once the unit is now programmed
to dual pulse the unlock output. Release the brake and the parking lights will flash three (3) times. To turn Dual Pulse
Unlock off, repeat the above steps, then when you press and release Button #3, the parking lights will flash twice.
Release the brake, the parking lights will flash three (3) times.
Programming Runtime
Press and hold Button #4. The parking lights will flash once for every five (5) minutes you want the engine to run.
Release button at desired runtime. Maximum length, 15 minutes.
Clearing the Memory of the Unit
Press and hold the brake pedal, now cycle the key in the ignition switch from OFF to RUN (not start) five (5) times
within four (4) seconds. Release the brake, now try the remote. The unit should not function with the remote. If the
unit does not function, unplug the unit from both harnesses, wait one (1) minute and plug it back in. Press Button #4
(stop) the parking lights will flash three (3) times, the unit is now back to factory default and ready to operate.
HOW TO USE YOUR REMOTE TRANSMITTER
RS1200/RS1200E:
Start
RS1200/1200E:
BUTTON #1
Starts your vehicle.
Lock
Unlock
BUTTON #2
Locks and unlocks your
power door locks.
Locks and unlocks your
power door locks.
Trunk
Stop
BULLDOG
Starts your vehicle.
Pops your trunk
BUTTON #3
Pops your trunk
BUTTON #4
Shuts engine off and
programs runtime.
BULLDOG
Shuts engine off and
programs runtime.
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 #4 (stop), press the brake pedal or open the hood. NOTE:
In tachless mode, parking lights will wait approximately 10 seconds before turning on after the vehicle is running.
Pit Stop: Exiting the Car with the Engine Running
Make sure the transmission is in park; press button #1 (start) before turning the ignition switch off. (The engine
will remain running for the preset time.)
Keyless Entry Operation
Press Button #2 (lock/unlock), the doors will lock and the parking lights will flash once. Press Button #2 again,
the doors will unlock and the parking lights will flash twice. The parking lights will flash and remain on for one
minute or until you turn the ignition on or press the brake.
Dome Light Option
The remote starter includes an optional output that can be used to operate the dome light when pressing Button #2,
unlock your power door locks. The dome light will remain on for one minute or until you turn the ignition on or
press the brake.
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Trunk Release Output
The remote car starter includes an optional output from our unit that with a press and release of Button #3 will
give a pulse of (+) positive voltage for .75 seconds and if Button #3 is held down, this output will hold (+) positive
voltage on this wire until Button #3 is released. The parking lights will remain on for as long as this button is
held down. With a momentary press of this button the parking lights will flash once. This output can be used to
operate a power trunk release (part #775 may be required for some imports and some domestics), power sliding doors
and rear lift gates (part #775 may be required on some domestic and imported mini vans) operate a window roll up
module (part #706 required) or operate a power sunroof (part #775 may be required).
Runtime Confirmation (Engine Not Running)
To check programmed runtime, press and release Button #4 (stop), the parking lights will flash for the programmed
length of time. Each flash will equal 5 minutes of runtime. Example: Three parking light flashes represents 15 minutes
of runtime.
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