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2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial


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kreg357 
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Posted: January 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote kreg357

This is a How To Pictorial for Remote Starter w/Keyless Entry installed in to a Dodge

Grand Caravan / Chrysler Town & Country mini-van for the 2008-2011 model years.
It is specific with respect to the bypass module used and the necessary vehicle wires.

Any quality remote starter can be used with the iDatalink bypass module when wired in

the W2W mode.  While this install was done with the ADS AL-CA module flashed with
the ADS ALSL CH4 firmware, the DIYer will find it easier to obtain the ADS ALSL CH or
ADS DLSL CA2 modules that come pre-loaded with the correct firmware.

Make the necessary connections between the R/S and the bypass on the bench following

the iDatalink install guide.  For the basic install, only 9 wire connections to the van will
be required ( including the optional Horn connection ).

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

The bypass module will control the door locks, both power sliding doors and factory alarm.

It will supply the R/S with a Tach signal, Brake signal, EBrake signal plus door and hatch
status signals.  It also handles the Transponder bypass, ignition MUX control, Parking Light MUX
and RAP shutdown ( if required ).  ( Newer iDatalink modules will not need the Parking Light MUX Relay.)

Vehicle Disassembly :

Remove the drivers side dash panel using non-marring tools.

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Remove the drivers lower dash panel by removing three Torx T-20 screws, one at the side and

two at the bottom edge.

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Remove the knee plate by removing four T-20 screws marked.  Lift the plate up slightly and remove.

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Here is a picture of the Ignition Harness connections. Harness continues to the right, to the back of the ignition switch.

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Here is a picture of the Horn wire.  Ignition switch harness in background.

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Here is a picture of the Parking Light MUX wire.

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Here is a picture of a convenient firewall pass thru grommet ( Hood Release ) for the Hood Pin and +12V constant wires.

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

While the battery is preferred, here is a picture of a +12V constant source. ( Fuse down the R/S to a total of 20 Amps.)

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image. 

Optional connections:

Drivers door pin for RAP shutdown.  Connect to R/S Arm (-) output wire.

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Rear Defroster :

2008-2011 Dodge Caravan Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

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Posted: January 11, 2012 at 9:49 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote tedmond
nice pictures kreg, i did one of these a week ago and it was easy with the evo-chr.
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Posted: January 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote xchrisx
Extremely helpful as always. We need more pictorials on the forum!
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Posted: January 06, 2014 at 2:27 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote houseofska
Hello, I know this is resurrecting an old thread, but I am stumped and looking for assist. I have a 09 Chrysler T&C and am having trouble with the remote start my "friend with install knowledge" and I installed. I put that in quotes because I quickly found out I knew just as much as him by reading from online sources.....
Anyway, I have a Viper 5704V and a idatalink ADS-AL CA.
I can arm, disarm, and do everything I am supposed to with the remote except start the car. I suspect I must have pre-wired some wires in the wrong spot. Appreciate any help I can get.
The car starts fine with the original key, factory as well as viper lock and unlock work as well.
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Posted: January 06, 2014 at 5:16 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote smokeman1
Might want to start a new thread for your Chrysler.
It would help if you could list all of the connections made from the Viper 5701, the ADS-AL CA, to the car.
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Posted: November 16, 2014 at 3:47 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote mydden
Did pretty much everything here. remote start would beep/instrumental panel lights up, can hear fuel pump on. But the vehicle wont crank.
Installed.
prostart with dball.
I install a few of these on Hondas, Toyotas no problem, But for some reason this caravan is been quite a pain.
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Posted: November 18, 2014 at 7:22 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote kreg357

I've had really good results with Avital, Ultra Start and Compustar system on these mini-vans.  I have never used a Prostart product, not too available in my area.

I've also had great results with iDatalink and Fortin modules.  I usually go W2W mode, too.  Never tried a DB-ALL or DB-ALL2, so can't comment or provide much assistance with them.

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Posted: November 18, 2014 at 7:40 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote pentavolvo
Just did a Caravan with avital one button unit and dball with zero issues
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Posted: October 04, 2015 at 6:28 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote tccustoms
Hey guys, I have an 09 Caravan and they installed the OMEGALINK OL-RS-CH4 and they never hooked up the corner lights and I want to do so since they are yanking me around about doing it...can I just tap the WHITE/ brown wire add shown here?
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Posted: October 05, 2015 at 7:39 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote kreg357
Yes.  Use the WHITE/ Brown wire from the OMEGALINK OL-RS-CH4 T-Harness 1 to the van's WHITE/ Brown Parking Light MUX wire.
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