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Remote Car Starter Installation Manual for Model 40027, 40027T - page 2 / 20





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On cars with airbags, you may notice bright yellow tubes or harnesses marked SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) un- derneath the steering column area. DO NOT tamper with these wires in any way, to prevent personal injury and/or damage to the air bag system.

On GM rear-wheel drive vehicles built prior to 1995 and Dodge Dakota trucks built prior to 1996, see the last page of this instruction manual.

Battery gases are explosive. Do not smoke while working near the car’s battery.

Note: Some installers connect a battery charger to the vehicle’s battery during installation. This is fine, but it must be removed before running the vehicle under remote starter control.

When running the wires through the car’s firewall, be sure to protect them from sharp metal edges and from hot surfaces on and around the engine.


1. Before You Start Please read through the entire installation manual before beginning.

Always leave a window open to avoid locking your keys in your car.

IMPORTANT: After having read the entire manual, start the installation by putting the yellow WARNING STICKER in the engine compartment. Choose a surface that is clean and readily visible when the hood is open.


This car is equipped with a remote control starting device. Disable before working on car!


Ce véhicule est équipé d’un systéme de démarrage a distance. Mettez-le hors fonction avant d’eflectuer toute opération d’entretien ou de réparation!

POWER & IGNITION HARNESS The remote starter module will be installed under the dash once all wiring has been completed. Do not mount the module at this time! You will need to check the red diagnostic LED light as the installation progresses. Locate (or drill) a hole in the firewall to run the PURPLE and GREEN wires of the Control Harness and the PINK wire of the Power Harness into the engine compartment. The remaining short wires stay in the passenger area. Leave about a foot of the wire harness under the dash for ease of working and visual access to the diagnostic light.

The Installation Information section of our web site www.designtech- intl.com is available 24 hours/day to provide you with free, up-to-date vehicle wiring information for your particular vehicle.

Note: Always connect the Pink and Black wires before connecting any of the other wires. Do not insert the fuse until step 11.

2. Black Wire (16 AWG) - Ground Connect the BLACK wire to a very good, clean chassis ground in the driver’s kick panel area. Use the small ring terminal. (The thin metal bracing around or beneath the dash board is not always adequate.)

3. Pink Wire (12 AWG) - Power (+12 Volts) Connect the ring terminal at the end of the short PINK wire to the +12 Volt terminal of the battery. Run the long pink wire through the firewall of your vehicle. Join the remaining ends of the power wire together by soldering them. Tape with electrical tape to leave no exposed wires. Alternatively, you may wish to use the yellow butt connector, but we recommend solder- ing. Wait to insert the 30 amp green fuse into the holder until step 11.

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Note: Failure to properly install the fuse holder and 30 amp fuse to the pink wire to the battery voids all product warranties.

Ignition Key Diagram for Steps 4-7 The vehicle’s wires are found coming off of the key switch. Remove the panel under the steering column to access these wires.

4. Blue Wire (14 AWG) - Ignition 1 Connect the BLUE wire to the ignition 1 wire of your vehicle. This wire will measure +12 Volts on the test meter in the “run” and “start” position, and is off in the “lock/off” and “accessory” positions.

5. Green (14 AWG) - Ignition 2 Connect the GREEN wire to the Ignition 2 wire in the vehicle. The Ignition 2 wire can function in several different ways in your vehicle. It is important to understand how it works. The Ignition 2 wire will usually measure +12 Volts in the “run” position and is off (ground) in the “lock/off” and “accessory” positions. In certain vehicles, it may also show +12 Volts in the “Start” position or Ignition 2 may turn OFF during “Crank” and turn back ON after the starter disengages. Carefully note the function of the Ignition 2 wire. If the Ignition 2 turns OFF during “Crank”, see Changing Ignition 2 Function in section 24. If Ignition 2 stays ON during “Crank,” no options need to be changed. Please refer to our wire color information available at www.designtech-intl.com

6. White Wire (14 AWG) - Accessory Connect the WHITE wire to the accessory wire which is +12 Volts in the “run” and “accessory” position, but off in the “start” and “off” positions. In most GM vehicles, connect the white wire to the orange wire that is hot in “run” only.

7. Yellow (14 AWG) – Starter Connect the YELLOW wire to the starter wire. This wire will measure +12 Volts on the test meter in the “start” position only.

Note: Most Nissan vehicles have two starter wires. Connect both starter wires of the vehicle to the YELLOW start wire of the remote starter.

8. Dash-mount LED-On/0ff Control Switch Connection of the LED-On/0ff Control Switch is mandatory. Do not let the switch wires touch ground. Mount the control switch so that it is easily seen and accessible. If a hole is to be drilled to route the switch wire, make sure there is enough clearance behind and nothing can be damaged by the drill. Use a 1/4" drill-bit for the mounting hole. Plug the switch connector into the module just to the right of the control harness. The LED will turn Red when the switch is turned ON and the LED will turn Green when the switch is turned OFF.


9. Purple Wire - Hood Pin Switch - Control Harness The hood pin switch MUST be installed with the remote starter. It prevents operation of the remote starter when the hood is open and is used to initialize and program the unit. Connect the PURPLE wire to the hood pin switch using the red connector.

Note: If you already have a hood pin switch which is being used by a car alarm system, you may share the wiring – but be sure to diode isolate each wire going to the hood pin switch with the bands of diodes point- ing towards the pin switch as shown in the diagram.

To Alarm

To Remote Starter How to share a hood pin switch with an alarm

© 2005 Directed Electronics, Inc.

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