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2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial


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Posted: December 23, 2014 at 8:29 PM / IP Logged  

This is a basic remote start with keyless entry Pictorial on a 2005 Buick Century.   The 2000 through 2005 models should be

the same.   These vehicles had the VATS anti-theft system ( resistor chip on key ), "one touch" starting and built in anti-grind.
Very straight-forward vehicle to install an after-market R/S system in to.

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

If the installer had the desire, you could do this install without a bypass module.  The VATS system could be bypassed

during a remote start by obtaining a Directed 652T VATS resistor kit ( > $5 ), a relay ( > $4 ) and following this diagram :
https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/file.asp?ID=237    Everything else could be hardwired. ( Pictures at end )

I chose to use a bypass module for the extra features it provides and the simplicity of the install.  There are many good

bypass modules available but for the DIY'er the Fortin INT-SL or INT-SL+ ( XPressKit DLPKGM ) or the iDatalink
ADS DLSL GM1+ are the best choices, as they come pre-loaded with firmware and are ready to go right out of the box.

Any quality remote start w/keyless entry system can be used.  Due to the vehicles many ignition circuits ( 2 IGN's and

2 ACC's ) additional parts ( 30/40 Amp SPDT relay, in-line fuse holder and 25 Amp fuse ) will be required.

Below is the wiring when using a Compustar CS800-s remote start unit and a Fortin INT-SL+ bypass module :

CS800-s

CN1

1 Red       +12V Constant           Century Red @ main ignition harness
2 GREEN / WHITE     + Parking Light Out    Century Light Blue at headlight switch
3 RED / White        +12V Constant Century RED / White @ main ignition harness
4 White      + Accessory   Century Orange @ main ignition harness
5 Blue      + Selectable     * Set to IGN2              Century White @ main ignition harness
6 Yellow              + Starter         Century Yellow @ main ignition harness
7 Green               + Ignition        Century Pink @ main ignition harness
8 Black      Chassis Ground          Century frame bolt

CN2

1 GREEN / WHITE       (-) Parking Lights       Not Used
2 RED / Black (-) Starter      Not Used
3 WHITE/ Black        (-) Accessory to extra relay Pin 85
4 Black      (-) Status        to INT-ST+ Blue wire
5 Orange   (-) Rearm       Not Used
6 ORANGE / White     (-) Disarm      Not Used
7 White      (-) Horn         Century Black @ steering column harness
8 Gray/Black          (-) Hood Pin to CS800-s kit supplied hood pin
9 Lt Blue/White      (+) Brake       Century White @ steering column harness
10 RED / White         (-) Trigger Start          Not Used
11 Red       (+) Trigger Start         Not Used
12 Yellow/Black     Tach to INT-SL+ ORANGE / Black wire

CN3

1 Empty
2 Violet/White      (-) Trunk Release           to INT-SL+ Light Blue/Black wire
3 ORANGE / Black   (-) Driver Priority Unlock   Not Used
4 Blue      (-) Unlock          to INT-SL+ White wire
5 Blue/Black        (-) Lock to INT-SL+ Light Blue
6 Empty

Extra 30/40 Amp Relay for Accessory2

Relay Pin 85 to CS800-s  CN2 Pin 3 WHITE/ Black
Relay Pin 86 and 87 to Century RED / White @ main ignition harness through 25 amp fuse
Relay Pin 30 to Century Brown @ main ignition harness
Relay Pin 87a not used

Fortin INT-SL+  ( W2W mode )

4 Pin plug  ( cut off one end )

Red to CS800-s CN1 Pin 1 Red
Black to CS800-s CN1 Pin 8 Black

14 Pin Plug

Light Blue         to CS800-2 CN3 Pin 5 Blue/Black
Light Blue/Black           to CS800-s CN3 Pin 2 Violet/White
White   to CS800-s CN3 Pin 4 Blue
WHITE/ Black      not used
Pink     to CS800-s CN1 Pin 7 Green
Pink/Black        not used / supported
Blue     to CS800-s CN2 Pin 4 Black
Green not used
Orange   not used / supported
ORANGE / Black   not used
Purple to Century OBD2 connector Pin 2 Violet
PURPLE / White     not used / supported
Yellow not used / supported
Yellow/Black     not used / supported

Vehicle disassembly :

Pull the door molding away from the car in the lower driver kick panel area and up to the door window.  Remove the

driver side panel and driver kick panel.

Remove the 2 plastic fasteners that retain the under dash insulation panel and remove the insulation panel.

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Remove the one Phillips screw by the OBD2 connector and pull the lower dash panel away from the dash and remove.

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

The knee brace plate is held in place by 4 Phillips screws ( marked with yellow arrows ) and four recessed 10mm bolts ( marked with

red arrows - use a deep socket ).  Remove this plate for full access to the steering column and main ignition harness.

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

At the side of the dash, remove the two Phillips screws that retain the headlight switch assy ( yellow arrows ), pull the back

end of the switch out and push the switch out of the dash.

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Wiring :

This is a photo of the main ignition harness :

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Next is a photo the Brake and Horn wires in the steering column harness :

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

This is a picture of a suitable chassis ground wire location ( there are other good locations ) :

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Here is a photo of the Parking Light wire :

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

While several wire guide listings show a (-) Parking Light wire at the BCM, a Gray/Black wire in either the Purple or Blue

connector, I could not locate and verify this wire on this car. 

The OBD2 connector was shown in this photo ( just under the marked screw ) :

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

And here is the back side of the OBD2 plug with the Violet wire at Pin 2 marked :

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

In case you wish to do the VATS bypass more directly / permanently, you can also delete the bypass module and hardwire

the door locks and trunk release.  These wires are located in the BCM Purple connector and are shown below :

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

2000-2005 Buick Century Remote Start Pictorial -- posted image.

Firewall pass through for the hood pin wire can be found at the grommet for the hood release cable.

As mentioned above, the car has "one-touch" starting and built-in anti-grind.  While the bypass module supplies a

Tach signal, you could set the remote starter to go Tachless or just output a fixed length Starter output.  There is no
need for a remote starter anti-grind circuit but Starter Kill is an option if desired.

Always locate, test and verify all vehicle wires with a Digital Multi Meter prior to making the R/S connections.

Soldering is fun!

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