the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
icon

remote start on 78 nova


Post ReplyPost New Topic
< Prev Topic Next Topic >
still_walkin 
Silver - Posts: 644
Silver spacespace
Joined: April 18, 2007
Location: California, United States
Posted: February 26, 2014 at 10:39 AM / IP Logged  
Ok I gave a 78 nova original engine 6 cylinder 250 and I want to put remote remote start on it. This install is basic but driving me up the wall. So Im basically don't want to use the power locks or any functionality of the alarm. Just the triggers for the doors hood and trunk. I don't need help with those because they don't exist so I will have to add them into the car. What I need help with is the ignition part. I watched a few videos online and they said I need a accessory, ignition, constant, starter wire brake wire and tach. The engine is of course not fuel injected so I put a solenoid on the throttle cable to push for gas and I'm going to use the trunk feature on the alarm to trigger the solenoid. The alarm I'm using is a viper 5X04
1993 sdv
Alpine 4x6 6x9 5 1/4 swr-10d4
alpine v60
12.5 VGA flip down
Nettop pc w/10" touch screen
78nova
5-re audio 5x7 ,10" sub &
Xtx-500.5
"Take the faceplate off get the jumperpack"
davep. 
Gold - Posts: 636
Gold spacespace
Joined: May 27, 2011
Location: California, United States
Posted: February 26, 2014 at 11:47 AM / IP Logged  
Carbrueted engines require interaction by the driver to get them started. Ie, the driver operates the throttle as required to get the engine started. Unless the carb is perfect, and will always start with the same travel of your solenoid, in any weather, regardless of engine temperature, you're going to be frustrated with time-outs and no-starts.
There's a reason instructions and recommendations for Remote Starts always include "for installation on fuel injected engines only". Because EFI engines start reliably under a wide spectrum of conditions.
still_walkin 
Silver - Posts: 644
Silver spacespace
Joined: April 18, 2007
Location: California, United States
Posted: February 26, 2014 at 11:51 AM / IP Logged  
I understand that I got the carb rebuilt and I'm keeping the factory key option I just wanted to know what wires I actually needed
1993 sdv
Alpine 4x6 6x9 5 1/4 swr-10d4
alpine v60
12.5 VGA flip down
Nettop pc w/10" touch screen
78nova
5-re audio 5x7 ,10" sub &
Xtx-500.5
"Take the faceplate off get the jumperpack"
davep. 
Gold - Posts: 636
Gold spacespace
Joined: May 27, 2011
Location: California, United States
Posted: February 26, 2014 at 12:05 PM / IP Logged  
I'm doing this from memory. I don't think the colors have changed over the years.
On the Nova Ignition Switch:
Pink = Ignition
Purple = Start
Brown = Accy
Red = (B+)
There may be a dk grn = "bulb test" do not connect anything to this.
still_walkin 
Silver - Posts: 644
Silver spacespace
Joined: April 18, 2007
Location: California, United States
Posted: February 26, 2014 at 12:21 PM / IP Logged  
Thanks so i don't need the brake wire and tach to use the remote start also for the starter I dont need to connect a wire to that. as for the colors you saI'd its correct I see them going to a hsrness on the steering column but I have another another two purple and purple white going to a harness COnnector on the lower end of the steering colum
1993 sdv
Alpine 4x6 6x9 5 1/4 swr-10d4
alpine v60
12.5 VGA flip down
Nettop pc w/10" touch screen
78nova
5-re audio 5x7 ,10" sub &
Xtx-500.5
"Take the faceplate off get the jumperpack"
davep. 
Gold - Posts: 636
Gold spacespace
Joined: May 27, 2011
Location: California, United States
Posted: February 26, 2014 at 8:47 PM / IP Logged  
still_walkin wrote:
Thanks so i don't need the brake wire and tach to use the remote start also for the starter I dont need to connect a wire to that.
Most RS DO need a brake switch. And a tach wire may help you with more reliable starts with a carb'd engine. And if you don't connect to the starter circuit, how is the RS supposed to function?
Again from memory:
Brake = white wire at brake switch or turn signal switch connector.
Tach = A 1978 should be the GM HEI distributor. A big-azz thing. On the 'leg' that sticks out, there's a pink wire marked "IGN" and next to it (looking up) a terminal marked "TACH". Use this terminal for tach.
still_walkin wrote:
As for the colors you said its correct I see them going to a harness on the steering column but I have another another two purple and purple white going to a harness connector on the lower end of the steering column.
The pur and pur/wht wires "lower on the steering column" are the neutral safety switch. Use the purple wire at the ignition switch for starter.
You also need the hood pin as a safety input. Put one in.
still_walkin 
Silver - Posts: 644
Silver spacespace
Joined: April 18, 2007
Location: California, United States
Posted: February 26, 2014 at 8:53 PM / IP Logged  
Thanks for the info after you wrote the colors and told me to test them I went and looked at my two service manuals (organized wierd) and both books comfirm your right. This is my first alarm install but I have experience doing other things.I'm go look at the distributor cable . As ffor a hood pin I'm going to do one as well trunk and doors. The door harness I found. the hood and trunk I'm create the harness for them
1993 sdv
Alpine 4x6 6x9 5 1/4 swr-10d4
alpine v60
12.5 VGA flip down
Nettop pc w/10" touch screen
78nova
5-re audio 5x7 ,10" sub &
Xtx-500.5
"Take the faceplate off get the jumperpack"
still_walkin 
Silver - Posts: 644
Silver spacespace
Joined: April 18, 2007
Location: California, United States
Posted: February 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM / IP Logged  
I checked the wiring cods for the tach and its Brown. Under the dash there is a brown and a brown and white wire .does that tach wire goto the steering colum. Sorry for all the questions I just want to do this right the first time
1993 sdv
Alpine 4x6 6x9 5 1/4 swr-10d4
alpine v60
12.5 VGA flip down
Nettop pc w/10" touch screen
78nova
5-re audio 5x7 ,10" sub &
Xtx-500.5
"Take the faceplate off get the jumperpack"
Ween 
Platinum - Posts: 1,354
Platinum spacespace
Joined: August 01, 2004
Location: Illinois, United States
Posted: February 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM / IP Logged  
No, the tach wire shouldn't be at the steering column. If your vehicle has a tachometer then you would be able to use the signal wire for it. If it doesn't, then it will be at the distributor cap... as Davep stated. The BROWN / white I believe is a resistance wire for the alternator. Brown is used for parking/tail light circuits, accessory circuits, heater circuits.
still_walkin 
Silver - Posts: 644
Silver spacespace
Joined: April 18, 2007
Location: California, United States
Posted: February 28, 2014 at 8:31 PM / IP Logged  
Ok I found the tach at the cap that's a no brainer. The thing is I'm looking a wire shematic online and it gives color codes and the book doesn't show the steering column wiring only shows the starter
1993 sdv
Alpine 4x6 6x9 5 1/4 swr-10d4
alpine v60
12.5 VGA flip down
Nettop pc w/10" touch screen
78nova
5-re audio 5x7 ,10" sub &
Xtx-500.5
"Take the faceplate off get the jumperpack"
Page of 3

  Printable version Printable version Post ReplyPost New Topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

  •  
Search the12volt.com
Follow the12volt.com Follow the12volt.com on Facebook
Saturday, October 1, 2022 • Copyright © 1999-2022 the12volt.com, All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies
Disclaimer: *All information on this site ( the12volt.com ) is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular use. Any user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and use of this information. Please verify all wire colors and diagrams before applying any information.

Secured by Sectigo
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
Support the12volt.com
Top
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer