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Model APS 686

Installation Manual

4 Channel Remote Start / Keyless Entry System

Installation Instructions

This Unit Is Intended For Installation In Vehicles With

12 Volt Negative Ground Electrical Systems, Gasoline or Diesel With True Tach Reference And Automatic Transmissions Only.

Kit Contents

Control Module

(2) - 4 Button Code Hopping Transmitters

4 Channel Code Learning Receiver

ExternalSuperheterodyneAntenna/Receiver

(1)- Multi Pin Input/Output Harness

(1)- Six Pin Power Harness

(1)- Four Pin Auxiliary Harness

(1)- Two Pin I/O Harness

(1)- Accessory 2 Pin Connector

(1)- 2 Pin Door Lock Harness

(2)- 30 Amp In-lineFuse Holders With Fuses

(1)- Control Switch

(1)- Programming Switch

(1)- Ring Terminal

(4)- 1/2" Long Screws

(1)- Pin Switch

(1)- Remote Start Warning Label

(1)- Literature Package

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This Remote Start/Keyless Entry System is designed to be used with Automatic Transmission Vehicles Only! The unit provides a selectable ignition control that allows a number of selectable timed outputs for glow plugpre-heatwhich may be required for certain diesel vehicles, (see selectable feature #11). If the diesel engine has a instant fire, (no glow plugpre-heatsystem), feature #11 should remain in the default Gasoline mode setting. For diesel applications, consult your dealer for the type of ignition system used in your particular vehicle. Regardless of the vehicle, Gasoline or Diesel, for every installation, the vehicleMUST HAVE a Tach Signal Input, and an Automatic

Transmission.

INSTALLATION OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS: CONTROL MODULE:

Select a mounting location inside the passenger compartment (up behind the dashboard). The mounting location selected must be within 24" of the ignition switch wiring harness to allow connection of the 6 pin main wiring harness. Be certain that the chosen location will not interfere with proper operation of the vehicle. Avoid mounting the module to or routing the wiring around the steering shaft/column, as the module or wiring may wrap around or block the steering wheel preventing proper control of the vehicle. Secure the module in the chosen location using cable ties or screws as necessary.

Do Not Mount The Module In The Engine Compartment, as it is not waterproof.

HOOD PIN SWITCH:

The pin switch included in this package is required for the safety shut down of the remote start unit. If the vehicle is being worked on, this hood switch prevents the remote start activation even if the RF command to start is issued. This switch MUST be installed in all applications Failure to do so may result in personal injury or property damage. Mount the switch in an area under the hood that is away from water drain paths. If necessary, the included brackets may be used to move the switch away from rain gutters or allow mounting to the firewall behind the hood seal. In either case the switch must be set up to allow the hood door to depress the switch at least 1/4 inch when the hood is closed and fully extended when the hood is opened. For direct mounting, a 1/4 inch hole must be drilled. Carefully check behind the chosen location to insure the drill will not penetrate any existing factory wiring or fluid lines. Drill a 1/4" hole in the desired location and thread the pin switch into it using a 7/16" nut driver or deep well socket. If using the mounting bracket, first secure the bracket to the desired location and secure the pin switch in the pre-threadedmounting bracket hole.

THE RECEIVER/ANTENNA ASSEMBLY:

The Superheterodyne Receiver Antenna Assembly provided with this unit allows routing from below the dash board for maximum operating range. Choose a location above the belt line (dashboard) of the vehicle for best reception. Special considerations must be made for windshield glass as some newer vehicles utilize a metallic shielded window glass that will inhibit or restrict RF reception. In these vehicles, route the antenna toward a rear window location for best reception. Secure the antenna with double stick tape provided. After securing the antenna, we advise also securing a section of the antenna cable to a fixed support. This will prevent the antenna from dropping down in case the double stick tape is exposed to extreme heat which may loosen it's gummed surface.

PROGRAM PUSH BUTTON SWITCH :

Select a mounting location that is within reach of the ignition switch, as this switch, in combination with the ignition switch, will be used to program the selectable features of the system. It is suggested that the switch be mounted to the lower dash panel in the driver's area. Inspect behind the chosen location to insure that adequate clearance is allowed for the body of the switch, and also that the drill will not penetrate any existing factory wiring or fluid lines. Drill a 9/32" hole in the desired location and mount the switch by passing it through the panel from the underside. Secure the switch using the nut and star washer. Route the switch wires toward the control module.

NOTE: During the program sequence, there are times when this switch and the ignition switch will be used simultaneously. We recommend that thepush-buttonswitch be mounted on the left side of the ignition switch to facilitate this operation.

CONTROL SWITCH:

Select a mounting location known and accessible to the operator of the vehicle. A lower dash panel, kick panel, or glove box is desirable. Inspect behind the chosen location to insure that adequate clearance is allowed for the body of the switch, and also that the drill will not penetrate any existing factory wiring or fluid lines.

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Drill a 1/4" hole in the desired location and mount the switch by passing it through the panel from the underside. Secure the switch using the nut, star washer, and on/off face plate. It is suggested that the switch be oriented to allow the on position to be up toward the driver and the off position to be down or away from the driver. Route the switch wires toward the control module.

This system is to be used in vehicles with AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS only! Although this combination Keyless Entry/Remote Start unit is a sophisticated system with many advanced features,IT MUST NOT be installed into a vehicle with a manually operated transmission. Doing so may result in serious personal injury and property damage.

IMPORTANT!

DO NOT PLUG THE SIX PIN MAIN POWER HARNESS OR THE MULTI PIN INPUT / OUTPUT HARNESS INTO THE CONTROL MODULE UNTIL ALL CONNECTIONS TO THE VEHICLE HAVE BEEN MADE. AFTER SELECTING YOUR TARGET WIRES AS DEFINED BELOW, DISCONNECT THE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE FROM THE VEHICLE BATTERY PRIOR TO MAKING ANY CONNECTIONS.

WIRING THE 6 PIN MAIN POWER HARNESS:

RED w/ WHITE Trace Wire: + 12 volt Battery 1 Source

Connect this wire to a + 12 VDC constant source found at the vehicle's ignition switch using the 30 Amp fuse and holder provided. This wire provides power for the control circuit as well as the ignition 1 and ignition 2 relays.

RED Wire: + 12 Volt Battery 2 Source

Connect this wire to a + 12 VDC constant source found at the vehicle's ignition switch using the 30 Amp fuse and holder provided, but NOT the same vehicle wire as used by the battery 1 source. Most vehicles have more than one battery source supplying power to the ignition switch. Separate feed wires must be used for the Red and Red/White wires. If your vehicle does not have two battery feed wires at the ignition switch then it is possible to connect both wires to the vehicle's battery. This wire provides power for the start relay and the accessory relay.

IMPORTANT!

It is the responsibility of the installing technician to determine the load factor of the vehicles electrical circuits when the vehicle is running and to adequately fuse the two power wires based on that load. If the vehicle, running under load with the air conditioned, heater blower motor, and accessories exceeds 24 Amps continuous, we recommend that two fuses be used in combination on each power wire as shown below. For additional information see Tech Update issued 9/30/96.

YELLOW Wire: Starter Output

Careful consideration for the connection of this wire must be made to prevent the vehicle from starting while in gear. Understanding the difference between a mechanical and an electrical Neutral Start Switch will allow you to properly identify the circuit and select the correct installation method. In addition you will realize why the connection of the safety wire is required for all mechanical switch configurations.

Failure to make this connection properly can result in personal injury and property damage.

In all installations it is the responsibility of the installing technician to test the remote start unit and assure that the vehicle cannot start via RF control in any gear selection other than park or neutral.

In both mechanical and electrical neutral start switch configurations, the connection of the Yellow wire will be made to the low current start solenoid wire of the ignition switch harness. This wire will have +12 volts when the ignition switch is turned to the start (crank) position only. This wire will have 0 volts in all other ignition switch positions.

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NOTE: This wire must be connected to the vehicle side of the starter cut relay (if present). For the electrical neutral switch configuration, this connection must be made between the starter inhibit relay, (if present) and the neutral safety switch as shown in the following diagram.

Failure to connect this wire to the ignition switch side of the of the neutral safety switch can result in personal injury and property damage.

SEE NEUTRAL START SAFETY TEST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

(if present)

BLUE Wire: Ignition 1 Output

Connect this wire to the ignition 1 wire from the ignition switch. This wire will show +12 volts when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" or "RUN" and the "START" or CRANK" positions, and will have 0 volts when the key is turned to the "OFF" and "ACCESSORY" positions.

For Diesel Applications, this wire must be connected to the ignition circuit that powers the glow plugs if the vehicle requires glow plug pre-heating.(See selectable feature #9)

GREEN Wire: Ignition 2 Output

Connect this wire to the ignition 2 wire from the ignition switch. This wire will show + 12 volts when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" or "RUN" position and is some cases the "START" or CRANK" position. This wire will show 0 volts when the key is turned to the "OFF" and "ACCESSORY" positions.

NOTE: See programming information concerning this wire to allow output during the "START" mode.VIOLET Wire: Accessory Output

Connect this wire to the Accessory wire from the ignition switch. This wire will show + 12 volts when the ignition switch is turned to the "ACCESSORY" or "ON" and "RUN" positions, and will show 0 volts when the key is turned to the "OFF" and "START" or "CRANK" positions.

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WIRING CONNECTIONS: 12 Pin Input / Output Harness Black Wire: Chassis Ground Source

Connect the Black wire to a known vehicle ground source or to a solid clean metal part of the chassis. Be certain to remove any paint or grease and secure this wire with a self taping screw and ring terminal.

BLACK w/WHITE Tracer Wire: Control Switch

The Black w/ White tracer wire provides ON-OFFcontrol of the Remote Starter.

When the Black w/ White wire is switched to a full time ground, the Remote Start Module is operative. When the Black w/ White wire is at open circuit through the control switch, the remote starter is disabled.

Connect the Black w/ White tracer wire to one of the wires from the back of the previously mounted control switch. Connect the remaining wire of the control switch to chassis ground. Always try to mount the switch so that the ON position is in an upward or toward the driver direction.

GREY Wire: Negative Inhibit Input 1

Connect the GREY wire to the previously mounted hood pin switch provided . This wire will be routed through the fire wall into the engine compartment. It is necessary to use an existing grommet when passing wires through the fire wall to prevent short circuiting. This is an important safety feature and failure to use this feature can result in serious injury. Route the wire to the pin switch and connect it using the bullet connector provided.

GREY w/ BLACK Tracer Wire: Negative Inhibit Input 2

Any time the grey w/ black tracer wire is grounded, the Remote Starter will stop operating, even if the signal is received from the transmitter.

If the brake light switch in the vehicle switches ground to the brake light circuit, connect the Grey w/ Black trace wire to the output of the brake light switch. If the brake light switch in the vehicle switches +12 Volts, do not use the Grey w/ Black wire; see Brown w/ Black tracer wire.

BROWN Wire: Positive Inhibit Input 1

Any time + 12 Volts is applied to the Brown wire, the Remote Starter will stop operating, even if the signal is received from the transmitter.

If the vehicle has a factory installed hood pin switch, and that switch provides + 12 Volts to an under hood light, the Brown wire can be connected to the existing pin switch.

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BROWN w/ BLACK Tracer Wire: Positive Inhibit Input 2

Any time + 12 Volts is applied to the Brown w/ Black tracer wire, the Remote Starter will stop operating, even if the signal is received from the transmitter. If the brake light switch in the vehicle switches + 12 Volts to the brake light circuit, connect the Brown w/ Black trace wire to the output of the brake light switch. If the brake

light switch in the vehicle switches ground, do not use the Brown w/ Black wire; see Grey w/ Black tracer wire.

Brake Switch Positive Shutdown Detail

YELLOW w/ BLACK Tracer Wire: + 12 Volt Alarm By - Pass Output

NOTE: YOU MUST DISCONNECT THE IGNITION INPUT OF THE ALARM FROM ANY OTHER WIRE THAT IT IS PRESENTLY CONNECTED TO IN THE VEHICLE.

This wire provides a + 12 Volt output when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, and 0 Volts when the ignition key is “OFF” and when the vehicle is running under the control of the remote starter.

This wire should be connected to the ignition input of the alarm system.

The Yellow w/ Black wire output will allow you to remote start the vehicle while leaving the alarm armed, and to lock/unlock the doors while running under control of the remote start unit.

(2) WHITE Wires: Parking Light Flasher

These wires are the COMMON and NORMALLY OPEN contacts of the on-boardparking lamp relay.

If the vehicle's parking lights are a +12 volt switched system, connect (1) of the White wires to a fused (15A max.) +12 volt battery source, and connect the second White wire to the vehicle's parking light wire.

If the vehicle's parking lights are a chassis ground switched system, connect (1) of the White wires to a chassis ground source, and connect the second White wire to the vehicle's parking light wire.

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GREEN/YELLOW Wire: Diesel Wait To Start

For Diesel glow plug preheat circuits, this wait to start input will allow the ignition to keep the glow plugs active for the vehicles automatic time out period before cranking the starter motor. If this wire is connected to the glow plug wire, this will take precidence over the timing setting and the gas/Diesel selection in the feature selection chart. Use this wire if you do not want to set the timing of the glow plug preheat circuit as shown in the feature selection chart.

LIGHT BLUE Wire: Ignition 3 / Shock Disable Output

This wire provides a 300mA ground output that becomes active 3 seconds before the Remote Start Unit initializes, and remains grounded while running plus an additional 4 seconds after the Remote Start Unit turns off. In all of the applications described below, a relay will be required.

The Light Blue wire can be used to accommodate the following situations:

A.Shock Sensor By Pass:

If there is Shock Sensor used with an alarm system and it is not shunted during the Remote Start activation period, then vibration from the running vehicle can cause the alarm to trigger. In this case, connect the Light Blue Wire to terminal #86 of a external relay. Connect terminal# 85 of the relay to a fused + 12 volt battery source. Cut the shock sensor trigger wire and connect one end of the cut wire to terminal #30 and the other end of the cut wire to terminal #87a. Just before the Remote Start unit is activated, the relay contacts will open, preventing the shock sensor's operation until the Remote Start unit shuts off.

B.Ignition 3 Output:

Some newer vehicles use a third ignition wire which is required to start and keep the vehicle's engine running. If this is the case, connect the Light Blue wire to terminal #86 of an external relay. Connect terminal # 30 & # 85 to a fused + 12 volt battery source rated for a minimum of 25 Amp. Connect terminal # 87 to the third ignition wire in the vehicle.

C.GM VATS Key Override:

If the vehicle has the General Motors VATS system installed, you will need to by-passthe system while the vehicle is operating under the control of the Remote Start Unit. To Do This;

1.Measure the resistance of the resistor pellet on the ignition key then select a resistor within 5% of the key's value from the resistor pack supplied.

2.Locate the pair of VATS wires in the vehicle, usually a pair of thin gauge wires running from the ignition switch to the VATS control module.

NOTE: These wires are typically White w/ Black trace and Violet w/ Yellow trace, however in later model Cadillacs, they are run through an orange sleeve, and are either both Black, both Yellow, or both White wires. Consult the factory service manual for additional information.

3.Connect the Light Blue Wire from the Remote Start Unit to terminal #86 of an external relay. Connect terminal #85 of the relay to a fused + 12 volt battery source.

General Motors VATS By-PassDiagram

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4.Cut (#1) wire (as shown), and connect the ignition switch side of the cut wire to terminal #87a of the relay. Connect the other side of the (#1) wire to terminal #30.

5.Connect the previously selected resistor from terminal #87 to the second (#2) wire (as shown). NOTE: The above information and following diagram is for the GM VATS system only. For GM PASS LOCK

System you will require the Audiovox AS-PASSII Module.

DARK GREEN/ORANGE Wire: Tach Sensor Input

This wire will continually monitor the engine tach rate while the unit is under power of the Remote Start module. This wire will be routed to the vehicle ECM tach input or through the firewall into the engine compartment and connect to the negative side of the ignition coil. This Remote Start unit learns the tach rate of the vehicle and in most cases will operate properly from one multi coil pack regardless of the number of cylinders. If the vehicle has a single coil unit for each cylinder, it may be necessary to connect this wire to more than one cylinder for proper tach reference. See multi coil wiring detail shown later in this manual for additional information.

Tachometer Input Wirng Detail

3 Pin Door Lock/Unlock Harness: (White Connector)

The Red & Green, Door Lock/Unlock output wires provide either a pulsed ground or pulsed + 12 volts to control the vehicle door lock / unlock circuits. The Red/Black 2nd Unlock output wire provides only a pulsed ground, and when used, must be wired as shown later on in this manual. The output of these wires has a maximum switching capability of 300mA. Many vehicles today have factory door lock relays which can be connected directly to these outputs. However, always confirm that the factory relays in your particular vehicle do not exceed the rated 300mA output of the units door lock/unlock/unlock 2 circuits. Plug the three pin connector of the door lock/unlock harness into the mating connector shell of the control module. Determine the door lock circuit of the vehicle you are working on and wire according to the diagrams shown.

3 Wire Ground Switched Door Lock Circuits:

In this application, the Red wire of the door lock harness provides a ground pulse during locking or pulsed ground lock output. Connect the Red wire to the low current ground signal wire from the factory door lock switch to the factory door lock relay.

The Green wire of the door lock harness provides a ground pulse during the unlocking sequence, or pulsed ground unlock output. Connect the Green wire to the low current ground signal wire from the

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factory door unlock switch to the factory door unlock relay. See Below For Wiring Detail.

3 Wire Ground Switched Door Lock/Unlock Wiring Detail

3 Wire Ground Switched 2 Step Door Locks

In this application, the red wire provides a ground pulse during locking, or thepulsed ground lock output. Connect the red wire to the wire that provides a low current ground signal from the factory door lock switch to the factory door lock control relay.

The green wire provides the first ground pulse during unlocking, or thedrivers door pulsed ground unlock output. Connect this wire to thedrivers door unlock relay that requires a low current ground signal to unlock only the drivers door. If the vehicle does not have a separate drivers door relay, one will have to be added. Locate the drivers door unlock motor wire and cut it at a convenient location to allow wiring of an optional relay. Connect the door side of the cut wire to terminal 30 of the optional relay added. Connect the vehicle side of the cut wire to terminal 87a of the optional relay added. Connect the green wire of the 3 pin harness to terminal 86 of the optional relay added. Connect terminal 85 of the optional relay added to a fused constant + 12 volt source. Most vehicles door lock/unlock motor legs rest at ground, and switch +12 volts to the door lock/unlock motor legs for operation, if this is the case in the vehicle you are working on, connect the remaining terminal, 87, to a fused + 12 volt source. In the rare instance that the vehicle door lock/unlock motor legs rest at + 12 volts and switches ground to the door lock/unlock motors, connect the remaining terminal, 87, to chassis ground.

The Red/Black wire provides a pulse ground output when the unlock button of the transmitter is pressed a second time after unlocking. Connect the Red/Black wire to the wire that provides a low current ground signal from the factory door unlock switch to the factory door unlock control relay.

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3 Wire Positive Switched 2 Step Door Locks

The green wire provides a positive pulse during locking, or thepulsed + 12 volt lock output. Connect the green wire to the wire that provides a low current positive signal from the factory door lock switch to the factory door lock control relay.

The red wire provides a positive pulse during unlocking, or thedrivers door pulsed positive unlock output. Connect this wire to thedrivers door unlock relay that requires a low current positive signal to unlock only the drivers door. If the vehicle does not have a separate drivers door relay, one will have to be added. Locate the drivers door unlock motor wire and cut it at a convenient location to allow wiring of an optional relay. Connect the door side of the cut wire to terminal 30 of the optional relay added. Connect the vehicle side of the cut wire to terminal 87a of the optional relay added. Connect the red wire of the 3 pin harness to terminal 86 of the optional relay added. Connect terminal 85 of the optional relay added to chassis ground. Most vehicles door lock/unlock motor legs rest at ground, and switch +12 volts to the door lock/unlock motor legs for operation, if this is the case in the vehicle you are working on, connect the remaining terminal, 87, to a fused + 12 volt source. In the rare instance that the vehicle door lock/unlock motor legs rest at + 12 volts and switches ground to the door lock/unlock motors, connect he remaining terminal, 87, to chassis ground.

The Red/Black wire provides a pulse ground output when the unlock button of the transmitter is pressed a second time after unlocking. Because the vehicle you are working on requires a positive pulse from the factory door lock switch to the factory door lock control relay, you will have to add a relay to invert the output polarity of this wire. Connect the Red/Black wire to terminal 86 of the optional added relay. Connect terminal 85 & 87 to a fuse + 12 volt source. Connect terminal 30 to the low current door unlock wire from the factory door switch to the door unlock control relay.

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