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10. Orange Wire - Brake Shut-off - Control Harness Connect the ORANGE wire to the brake wire which receives +12 Volts when the brake pedal is depressed. This wire must be connected. It arms a critical safety feature which disables the remote starter when the brake pedal is depressed.

Note: In some cars, the ignition must be in the “on” position to test the power in the brake wire.

Note: If the Ignition 1 & Ignition 2 wires come on whenever the brake is depressed and the hood is open this just means you need to initialize the unit in step 11.


  • A.

    Insert the fuse into the pink fuse holder on the pink power wire.

  • B.

    The remote starter requires the installer to open the hood and then press and hold the brake pedal. Note: The ignition/dash lights will come on if the unit is not initialized.

  • C.

    While depressing the brake (with the engine off and the hood open) turn the ignition key to the “RUN” (not “start”) position.

  • D.

    Put the car in “DRIVE” from the “PARK” position.

  • E.

    Put the car back in “PARK” and release the brake.

  • F.

    Turn the key off and remove the key.

Note: Confirm initialization by looking at the control switch/LED. If the control switch/LED is Green, the unit is initialized. Push the control switch once, LED turn Red. Unit is ready to try to remotely start.

If the unit is not initialized, control switch/LED is Off. The dash lights will come on (the remote starter powers up the ignition wires) when the brake is depressed or the hood is open, and the control/valet switch is on. REPEAT STEPS A THROUGH G. See the colored Trouble Shooting Sheets if neces- sary.

12A. Green Wire - Tach Input - Control Harness The Remote Starter has two ways of monitoring the car during the starting process. Both ways will ensure a clean, accurate start. Read about both methods before deciding which one to use. Normally you should try the “No Tach™” method first.

“No Tach™” Starting (recommended for most vehicles) This starting method does not require the connection of the GREEN tach wire. This method will start the car by reading the car’s voltage before attempting to start, and then looking for a voltage increase when the alternator kicks in. This feature automatically takes into account voltage, temperature, and the time since the vehicle was last run. The “No-Tach™starting is preset at the factory and you can skip step 12B if you would like to use it. Note that if the vehicle is hard to start, set option #3 [Setting Program Features section (step 23)] for “extended crank.”

Tachometer sensing If the vehicle is generally hard to start (i.e. requiring a cranking time of more than 1 second) you will get more accurate starting with the tachometer sensing starting method. This method starts the car by reading the engine speed (tach) information from a wire under the hood. If you choose tachom- eter sensing, connect the GREEN (18 awg) wire to the car’s tach wire under the hood (normally the negative side of the coil or tach output of coil pack). After you have connected the GREEN wire, you need to teach the remote starter the vehicle’s tach rate at idle. Proceed to step 12B.

Note: You must have already initialized the remote starter in Step 11.

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12B. Tach Rate Learning Note: Only use if the tachometer sensing method is chosen. The tach option must be selected first. See the Setting Program Features (section

  • 23)


    • A.

      Set option #1 (Tach Mode) Section 23.

    • B.

      Connect the GREEN tach wire to the vehicle's tach wire under the


  • C.

    Open Hood.

  • D.

    Start vehicle with key (engine running)

  • E.

    Press and HOLD brake pedal.

  • F.

    Press the Control Switch button 3 times.

  • G.

    Release the brake pedal.

  • H.

    The LED on the Control Switch will flash RED 3 times.

The tach rate is being recorded and averaged for the next 5 seconds.

The unit will flash the lights output 3 times to signal the unit has successfully learn the tach signal.

  • I.

    Turn the key to Off, (engine Off).

  • J.

    Close the hood.

  • K.

    Push the Control Switch push button so the LED is showing RED.

  • L.

    Push the start button on the transmitter, vehicle should cleanly start

and remain running.

13. Gray/Black Wire - Alarm Input - Control Harness

This wire will accept any negative alarm input, including door inputs, shock sensors, radar sensors, etc..

Any sensor that supplies a negative or ground output when activated is acceptable. If multiple sensors are to be used, the inputs must be diode isolated.

If you are using a sensor or input that switches to (+) when triggered, you will need to reverse the polarity with a relay before connecting to this GRAY/ BLACK input wire (Ford door switches for example).

If you have a POSITIVE DOOR TRIGGER (Most Fords) a relay will be needed to reverse the polarity. Connect the relay as follows:

1. 2. 3. 4

Pin 85 of the relay to DOOR PIN SWITCH (Positive Trigger) Pin 86 of the relay to GROUND Pin 87 of the relay to GROUND Pin 30 of the relay to Gray/Black on the AutoCommand

The alarm feature is “last door arming” and “Negative going trigger”.

If you choose not to use this alarm feature, set Option #4 "No Alarm" (section 23)


14. Yellow Wire - Headlights/Parking Lights - Seperate Tab Connector Connection of the YELLOW wire allows you to activate the low beam head- lights or parking lights for remote start and lock status. After the remote starter has started the car, the lights will remain on until the remote starter shuts off after 10 minutes, or when the brake pedal is pushed, or when the car is put into gear. This is a relay +12 Volts output. Connect the YELLOW wire to the wire that has power when the lights are on.

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