hey guys. sorry ive been lax on posting lately. ive got an outside job doing a bit of everything and its about an hour away. after those 4 100*+ days in a row and burning my *** when i get in the car every day, i decided it was time for a remote start. i went to bestbuy.com, bought their $135 remote start with "free installation", got there and they wanted to charge $39ea. for every little thing (trunk, locks, hood switch etc). i promptly got my money back, and went to autozone and bought this
i was highly impressed with the quality of their product and the dvd and instructions that came with the kit. they also have a wiring chart for every car you could put this on from 96+ example
its also worth noting, if you have any questions, or are unsure of something you can call their tech support and get assistance. ive never talked to such a nice (AMERICAN) tech support person before.
if ive got any gripes about the kit, its 2 things. 1, it has a clip on cheapo keychain, which i hate, and 2, you have to wire in the locks and trunk. id of liked a system where their clicker was compatible with my car'* receiver.
pk3, or any other car with a transponder key and not a resistor you have to put a spare key in its own hole in the brain itself. (pictured) pk2 pk1 and vats, you just start the car and let it run a few minutes and it will learn the resistance value itself. another nice feature with this starter, is it uses a loop around the ignition cylinder thats only energized when the brain is on instead of disabling the passkey system.
anyway, i guess i should show you the install. (or hanging box right now if you want to be technical about it)
the reason i didnt wire the unlock or trunk is because i had an idea, and i need your guys' help before i attempt it. i read in the manual, that as long as you hold unlock or trunk, it will send a continuous signal. so my thought was to give my car a faster cooling method. i want to attempt to wire all the window down wires to the trunk wire for the remote start, so when i hold trunk all the windows go down. i have found 2 problems with this. 1, are the windows controlled by the bcm, or is the switch the last stop before they go down? if its not bcm controlled id have to play with relays which i really dont want to get into. second question is how to i wire it so all 4 dont go down at once with the window switch? ive thought about diodes, but im not really sure how to wire them where i wont be disabling the windows all together.
i attached some pics of the ungodly amount of things i had to take apart just to get to the ign harness.
thanks alot for reading through this guys. i appreciate it.