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

Programming a transmitter


Post ReplyPost New Topic
< Prev Topic Next Topic >
sammith 
Member - Posts: 9
Member spacespace
Joined: February 22, 2016
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posted: March 17, 2016 at 1:50 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote sammith
What could cause a remote starter to not want to program a remote? For the purpose of this question, let's assume both the remote and the antenna work. Anything else that could cause programming a remote not to work?
pjr
smokeman1 
Platinum - Posts: 1,588
Platinum spaceThis member has made a donation to the12volt.com. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Security and Convenience. Click here for more info.spacespace
Joined: September 14, 2009
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Posted: March 17, 2016 at 3:55 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote smokeman1
Not following the proper steps. A wire not connected. Incorrect remote for the antenna.
What system are you asking about?
When all else fails, Read the Instructions
Support the12volt.com Make a Donation
sammith 
Member - Posts: 9
Member spacespace
Joined: February 22, 2016
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posted: March 17, 2016 at 4:15 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote sammith
The system is in the Autostart/Directed family. But I got it figured out. What I ended up doing is resetting the module on my other vehicle (similar system) and tried reprogramming that one to see get a feel for how it's done. Basically it's the usual procedure for these starters, but a few things I noticed were:
1. Only works when the driver's door is open (I remember a mention of this on a Youtube video, but I don't recall seeing it written in the manual, so I never really took it seriously)
2. I had to start pressing the lock button right away once I entered transmitter programming mode. If I'm too slow, it won't work. At first I noticed that the antenna LED came on about 4 seconds after turning the key off, so I figured that meant it was ready to accept programming, but by then it's too late apparently.
3. I could only program one remote at a time. I was able to program the second remote, but I had to exit and re-enter programming mode. Maybe that's normal. Doesn't specify in the manual.
That's about it. For some reason this starter has been a headache since the start. I tried programming the remotes a few weeks ago when I bought the car (used) and no matter how much I tried, nothing seemed to work, so I started suspecting the remotes or antenna and next thing I know I'm bald! Oh well, at least now it works, so I'm happy.
pjr

If you wish to post a reply to this topic, you must first login.
If you are not already registered, you must first register.

  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, May 21, 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