This is a Pictorial on a remote start with keyless entry install for a 2001 Ford Taurus sedan. This vehicle had the 3.0L
V-6 engine, Factory Remote Keyless Entry and no alarm. Vehicles from 2000 - 2003 ( including the Mercury Sable )
should be similar.
These cars are equipped with Fords' PATS3 engine immobilizer system. There are many good data style bypass
modules available. Some of the more popular bypass modules for DIYers are the Fortin Key-OverRide-All, it's cousin
from Directed the PKALL and from iDatalink, the ADS TBSL KO and ADS TBSL TI. All of these modules are pre-loaded
and ready to go right out of the box. However, all require two working, non-clone, keys for vehicle programming.
Install on this vehicle is very straight forward and yields no surprises. For this vehicle an Ultra Start U1272 remote
start w/keyless entry and an ADS TBSL KO bypass module was used. Typical street price for these units run about
$90. Any quality remote starter can be used, preferably one with an extra, selectable, ignition output for this vehicles
Accessory2 wire. The U1272 is capable of D2D mode communication with the ADS TBSL KO bypass module which
eliminates the 3 wire connections between them.
Aside from the standard tools used in 12 Volt installations, an 8mm socket and possibly a 7mm deep socket are needed.
Using the 8mm socket, remove the two bolts shown below at the bottom of the drivers side lower dash panel, then
pull the panel straight away from the dash. There are two plastic clips along the top edge.
While not mandatory, for easier access ( and less lost skin ) remove the cross brace by removing the two 8mm bolts
There is no need to remove the steering column covers, as all of the necessary wires are now exposed. If you are
using a key-in-the-box style universal bypass module, removing the steering column cover is somewhat unique and
detailed at the Bulldog Security WEB site : http://www.bulldogsecurity.com/bdnew/vehiclewiringdiagrams.aspx
Use a non-marring trim tool to pop out the Headlight Switch assy and the Trunk Release Switch panel.
The Brake wire is found at the brake switch connector at the top of the brake pedal. Here is a picture.
The Parking Light wire is shown below in this picture of the back of the headlight switch.
The door lock wires can be found at the GEM module, which is on the inner firewall to the left of the steering column
and shown in the photo below. ( Lock wires can also be found in the Driver Kick Panel.)
For alarm system installs, the four door trigger wires are also found in the same White 26 Pin plug.
The Trunk Release wire is pictured below. Please note that vehicles without Factory RKE will have a Gray/Red (+)
trunk release wire. ( Sorry for the washed out photo. )
Here is a photo of the ignition wires. This connector can be removed using a 7mm deep socket on it's center
bolt for easier wire connections.
This is a close-up picture of the Transponder connector with the wires marked ( as per the iDatalink install guide ).
Also shown is the Horn wire.
For the most reliable engine remote start operation Tach Mode is recommended. Here is a photo of a good Tach wire
found at the coil pack.
Other Tach wire locations are the F.I.'s and the PCM, Tan / YELLOW, Pin 48. Not shown is the firewall pass thru for the
Tach wire & Hood Pin and a Chassis Ground point. As always, use a Digital Multi Meter to locate & verify wires and
solder all connections.
Soldering is fun!