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Old 02-15-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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I've got a remote starter I want to install into my 2000 Bonneville SSEi. Before I begin the hunt for the wires I need to tap into, I thought I'd ask a question here and take advantage of the knowledge here.

Does anyone know of wires that are "best" or "better than others" to be tapped into when installing a remote starter on a 2000 Bonneville SSEi? Does anyone know of any wiring leads that would appear to be a good choice, but are known to cause trouble down the road when used for a remote starter install? I'm not 100% up to speed on what wiring circuits you don't interrupt, and which ones are more forgiving to be interrupted. I'm thinking of doing the install this weekend. These 0 and below temps and snow and ice storms lately have me wanting a warm car for the daily commute. Now seems a good time to install the remote.

So, any pitfalls I can avoid, I'd like to avoid them.

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due to the factory alarm system, you're going to want to invest in a module(*) that disarms the system, and bypasses the PK3 immobilizer system. Definately not one of the easiest cars to do this install on, and the databus systems will make your live much harder if you don't purchase the right equipment. I did my install using a Directed 457G bypass, but there are other companies out there who make good databus interfaces.
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Thank You gentlemen. Looks like I'll be putting off this weekend'* install till I get a databus interface. Nothing comes easy with these cars does it?

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Which Remote Starter are you going to install ?
Does it have a RS232 plug ?

Here is a awesome Bypass module, if there is a BestBuy or Circuit City close by you can pick one up from them.
If you buy this unit make sure they program it for your car before you leave with it. These units are awesome and can be programed for many different cars and come blank with nothing programed.
http://www.idatalink.ca/viewprod.asp...id=15&type=car
Multi Series - ADS-DL or ADS-AL CA is what you need

These are one of the easiest to use and will control everything through one Data Line in the Diagnostic plug (ODB2) of your car. This means way fewer wires to hook up from the R/* (Remote Starter).
If your R/* has a RS232 plug on it, it is even easier as it will be Plug & Play.

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I've got to look at the system and see what options it has. I don't recall a RS-232 interface, but I could have glossed over it. Looking at the directions, these modules can make this a real easy setup of only a couple wires when hooking up into the car'* wiring harness. Hooking up the RS system to the module outside the car is a breeze.

Thanks for the info. I'm glad I asked the question before I decided to rip into the wiring harness.


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