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vettepwr 
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I am going to install a remote start with door locks on my wife's car and was wondering if anything else is needed to work on this car besides a remote start kit?
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Don't think the U.S. models had a transponder immobilizer system.  I did a 2004 Optima a while ago and it did not need a bypass.  Pretty easy car to do.

+12V Constant        Red x 2         @ Ignition Switch Harness ( to right of steering column )

Starter                      Yellow           @ Ignition Switch Harness
Ignition                      Pink             @ Ignition Switch Harness
Accessory 1            Orange          @ Ignition Switch Harness
Accessory 2            Brown           @ Ignition Switch Harness
 
Parking Lights(-)   Light Blue      @ 12 Pin connector at headlight switch
Horn (-)                   Yellow            Steering column
Brake (+)                 Green           @ Brake pedal switch

Lock (-)             White           Black Plug lower side of fuse box

Unlock (-)          Blue            Black Plug lower side of fuse box
Trunk (+)           Blue            Low in drivers kick panel in harness going to rear.    There are 3 Blue wires in the bundle, test.
 
Tach (AC)                             non-common color wire @ any F.I.

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vettepwr 
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thank you - my wife has been bugging me to put one in but i heard i needed the bypass and didnt know where to get it and wire it in.
howie ll 
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3 ways to see if it has an immobiliser.
a) Remove the key from the vicinity of the car, try and hotwire it.
b) Remove the cover around the ignition switch. Is it bare, if so no immobiliser, if it has a plastic cowling with a plug and 2-4 wires (not the ignition switch wiring), then there's an immobiliser.
c) Install the alarm then see if it starts. If not and it only starts with the key in the ignition, you have an immobiliser.
vettepwr 
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thanks for that info - if it does have the immobilizer, what do i need to bypass it and where do i get the parts?

what is also a low cost no fancy pancy remote start with door locks i can buy

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Only one rule with electronics...you get what you pay for.
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Another test for a transponder immobilizer is to get a plain key made at the local hardware store for $1.99 and try to start / drive the car.

Looks like they started needing a bypass in 2007.  DEI, Fortin & iDatalink do not list a bypass module for the 2003 KIA Optima.  You should be OK. 

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howie ll 
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Of course the other answer is to stick with the leading brans e.g. DEI (Clifford, Viper Hornet etc.), Compustar, Audiovox/Code, Autopage, and check the specs of their products against what you require.
No fleabay because generally unknown brands = no warrantee or tech back-up.
vettepwr 
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you guys are awesome - what methods do you use to tap the wiring needed to connect this system.

tap connectors or soldier?

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Always solder and quality electric tape (  Scotch Super 33+) or heat shrink tube where possible.  As Howard says " Read my By-line ".   ’03 kia optima, remote start, door locks -- posted image.
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