Hey guys! I'm been lurking the forums for a long time now, and I've learned lots from all of you so now it's time for me to try and teach something! It is finally summer now and while this will not be immediately useful, it will hopefully be useful in the future!
I installed this remote starter system at the beginning of last winter and it has been rock solid and super useful for the entirety of winter thus far. It's fantastic early in the morning or late and night when it's freezing outside, and you can even install it for a hot summer to turn your AC on if you'd like!
Here are some of the features it has that I like:
- Remote starting from up to 3000ft away (with a clear line of sight)
- Programmable engine run time, automatic timed starting and constant start feedback
- Lock, unlock, trunk and hood status from your key fob. You will know the status of your car just by looking at your key fob since this is a 2-way system.
- Will not start if the hood is open
Here are some of the dangers of this project:
- You can now lock your keys in your car. Always have an extra set of keys available in the event that you do lock your keys in your car.
DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for your car blowing up, stalling, dying, causing you cancer, holding your family hostage or anything else. I am a college student and if I can do this, chances are you can as well, but please try to be careful. There are always dangers to working with cars, especially with the electronics, so do this at your own risk, and if you don't think this is for you, DON'T DO IT!
That being said, here we go!
Here are some of the tools you will need for this install:
- Soldering Iron and solder
- Electrical Tape
- Zip Ties
- Socket & Screwdriver set
- Automatic Wire Stripper or Wire Cutters
- Knife or Scissors
- Multimeter (If you’d like)
Here are the parts you will need for this install:
Fortin Evo-All Bypass and Interface Module (Mandatory)
- Buy this, don’t by anything else. This is the best bypass module available from an awesome Canadian company with some of the best tech support I have ever gotten.
Crimestopper RS7 2-Way LCD Remote Starter (Mandatory)
- Realistically any remote starter should work, but this is the one I chose because it is 2-way, has 3000ft of range, has a nice LCD fob, and was not super expensive like the VIPER ones. I much prefer Crimestopper stuff and this system has given me no problem at all so far.
The best place to buy the full kit for this would be from a great company called MyPushCart. They are actually the ones who introduced me to this configuration and their tech support is also outstanding. I am not affiliated with them at all, but I would highly recommend purchasing a kit from them for your install. I have used some of their documentation in my write-up, and including a link to their product page is the least I can do.
Onto the install:
Here is a picture taken from the MyPushCart instructions. I did not create this and they get 100% credit for this drawing. It is very helpful.
First let’s get the wires all prepped and ready to go. Here are the colors for each wire and what they mean:
--> Goes to the ignition harness, let’s the module know when the car is in ignition
--> Needs to be grounded for the module to activate. Sadly I did not get a picture of this, but you need to connect this to the Yellow/Black wire on the RS7.
Grey & Grey/Black
--> CANBUS wires, these allow the module to interface with the ECU and BCM.
Red/White & Green/White
--> Security LED. This is as simple as it sounds, it is the security LED on your car that flashes to let you know the status of the security system.
--> Goes to a BCM connector, more on this below
Every other wire is useless for us. Either cut it off or tuck it away like I did.
All of these wires seem mandatory except for the Driver’s Door Pin. This is used for the Autolight shutdown in the car, but since these cars already have that feature, I don’t think it’s necessary. I have it wired up but I’m not entirely sure what it does. Still, it’s up to you whether you include it or not.
This has a lot more wires which we are going to use. Here is the ignition harness:
Here are the wires for the main harness (We will not be using all of these)
And here are the wires for the door harness:
**This is only needed if your car doesn’t support lock and unlock over the CAN network. Apparently the 2004 G35s don’t have CAN support for this(?), in which case this connector needs to be used.
**This connector is only needed if you want to have external remote starter control from something like a smartphone or an Arduino or something else. We will not be using this.
Okay, now that we know what everything is, let’s get started:
Open the driver’s side door and find this side trim piece. To remove it:
Next step is to remove the foot rest:
Next step is to remove the plastic bolt holding the Fuse Box cover:
Once this piece is removed, now we have access to some of the wiring
If you stick your head in, you should be able to see this:
Next is the clip holding the wires down:
Once you have access to the connectors, we need to cut them free. To do this you need to cut the tape, but whatever you do, DO NOT CUT THE WIRES!!!