This how-to applies to 07-12 Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban. In the first part I will run through how I bench prep and what connections need to be made between remote start and bypass module. In the second part we will physically install the unit.
I am using a basic remote start the Avital 4103 and a Directed DLPK. The DLPK will control door locks, give us tach signal, and handle the transponder bypass. We will be doing a W2W conenction between the Avital and the DLPK.
First the DLPK printout which shows all the connections we will have to make at the ignition harness. This covers all connections except a +12 volt, ground, parking light, and brake wire.
Tools I use for bench prep and for install. A cordless drill, wire cutters, strippers, crimper, electrical tape, soldering iron, solder, heat shrink tubing.
Avital & DLPK laying out with all harness opened up and connected. At this point many will be intimidated by all the wires but dont worry we wont use many of them.
The wires we will use for this are as follows, all others are cut back and not used.
The above are the only wires we will be using, all others can be cut back and have heat shrink put over them. Make your connections between the avital and the dlpk and then group your wires that are going to ignition switch and transponder connector and spin them together in your drill.
In this pictures you can see I have strapped the dlpk to avial and cut most of the unneeded wires away. I have heat shrunk over them and I am starting to spin wires together with the drill.
I now have made all connections between avital and dlpk. All connectinos are soldered and taped or heat shrinked. Most wires have been spun up in the drill and everything is zip tied together. Dont forget to tape the fuse into the fuse holder as well.
At this point we now have taken the black and red from dlpk and spliced them in with the +12 and ground from the avital. Since this unit will pull very little current as it is just picking relays not really powering anything I cut the one +12 volt wire from the avital just before the fuse holder and splice it and the red wire from dlpk into the other +12 volt wire after the fuse holder. I also downfuse the unit as well to 10 amps.
Also I take the Pink and Purple heavy gauge wires and splice them into a 16ga wire since heavy gauge isnt needed for this vehicle and it will make it easier to run. I then tape up my main bundle that will run up into the steering column. This bundle has Ignition, Accessory, R code, Data, V Ref, and the 2 wires that go to accessory feed at transponder. We then have the ground/nss wire that will be grounded on a factory stud, brake shutdown, parking light wire, and +12 volt feed. Looks much less intimidating then the early picture.
Part 2 will cover the actual installation into a 2012 Silverado