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’03 kia optima, remote start, door locks

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Forum Name: Car Security and Convenience
Forum Discription: Car Alarms, Keyless Entries, Remote Starters, Immobilizer Bypasses, Sensors, Door Locks, Window Modules, Heated Mirrors, Heated Seats, etc.
URL: https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=128683
Printed Date: April 10, 2021 at 8:10 PM


Topic: ’03 kia optima, remote start, door locks

Posted By: vettepwr
Subject: ’03 kia optima, remote start, door locks
Date Posted: September 30, 2011 at 4:17 PM

I am going to install a remote start with door locks on my wife's car and was wondering if anything else is needed to work on this car besides a remote start kit?



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Posted By: kreg357
Date Posted: September 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Don't think the U.S. models had a transponder immobilizer system.  I did a 2004 Optima a while ago and it did not need a bypass.  Pretty easy car to do.

+12V Constant        Red x 2         @ Ignition Switch Harness ( to right of steering column )
Starter                      Yellow           @ Ignition Switch Harness
Ignition                      Pink             @ Ignition Switch Harness
Accessory 1            Orange          @ Ignition Switch Harness
Accessory 2            Brown           @ Ignition Switch Harness
 
Parking Lights(-)   Light Blue      @ 12 Pin connector at headlight switch
Horn (-)                   Yellow            Steering column
Brake (+)                 Green           @ Brake pedal switch

Lock (-)             White           Black Plug lower side of fuse box
Unlock (-)          Blue            Black Plug lower side of fuse box
Trunk (+)           Blue            Low in drivers kick panel in harness going to rear.    There are 3 Blue wires in the bundle, test.
 
Tach (AC)                             non-common color wire @ any F.I.



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Posted By: vettepwr
Date Posted: September 30, 2011 at 5:43 PM
thank you - my wife has been bugging me to put one in but i heard i needed the bypass and didnt know where to get it and wire it in.




Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: September 30, 2011 at 6:03 PM
3 ways to see if it has an immobiliser.
a) Remove the key from the vicinity of the car, try and hotwire it.
b) Remove the cover around the ignition switch. Is it bare, if so no immobiliser, if it has a plastic cowling with a plug and 2-4 wires (not the ignition switch wiring), then there's an immobiliser.
c) Install the alarm then see if it starts. If not and it only starts with the key in the ignition, you have an immobiliser.

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Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.




Posted By: vettepwr
Date Posted: September 30, 2011 at 6:16 PM

thanks for that info - if it does have the immobilizer, what do i need to bypass it and where do i get the parts?

what is also a low cost no fancy pancy remote start with door locks i can buy





Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: September 30, 2011 at 6:25 PM
Only one rule with electronics...you get what you pay for.

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Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.




Posted By: kreg357
Date Posted: September 30, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Another test for a transponder immobilizer is to get a plain key made at the local hardware store for $1.99 and try to start / drive the car.

Looks like they started needing a bypass in 2007.  DEI, Fortin & iDatalink do not list a bypass module for the 2003 KIA Optima.  You should be OK. 



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Soldering is fun!




Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: September 30, 2011 at 6:37 PM
Of course the other answer is to stick with the leading brans e.g. DEI (Clifford, Viper Hornet etc.), Compustar, Audiovox/Code, Autopage, and check the specs of their products against what you require.
No fleabay because generally unknown brands = no warrantee or tech back-up.

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Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.




Posted By: vettepwr
Date Posted: October 01, 2011 at 1:09 PM

you guys are awesome - what methods do you use to tap the wiring needed to connect this system.

tap connectors or soldier?





Posted By: kreg357
Date Posted: October 01, 2011 at 1:29 PM
Always solder and quality electric tape (  Scotch Super 33+) or heat shrink tube where possible.  As Howard says " Read my By-line ".   posted_image

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Soldering is fun!




Posted By: vettepwr
Date Posted: October 01, 2011 at 1:32 PM
lol - figures....i can do mostly anything, but soldering is my enemy




Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: October 01, 2011 at 1:41 PM
110% with Kreg here. In fact in the UK we are only allowed to solder the joints, at one time we even had to use the crimp ring connectors that you heated after!
I even import Scotch 33+!
Read Kreg's bye-line and go to the General Discussion section where the pros and cons of different connection methods are discussed, you may not be too surprised the all the pros have the same idea...solder!

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Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.




Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: October 01, 2011 at 1:43 PM
P.S. If I remember correctly there are even how to instructions but the two main tricks are to heat the wire first then let the solder flow. Result, a nice shiny low resistance "wet" joint

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Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.




Posted By: kreg357
Date Posted: October 01, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Just takes a little practice and a decent soldering gun or iron.    I use an old WEN Model 199K soldering gun that has dual range, 100 and 140 watt, unless the location is very tight.   Howard uses a high tech butane iron.  There are some "How to" posts with more info on the forum.

Most of professionals do the entire install with the battery connected.  Just have to be careful with the +12v constant wires.



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Soldering is fun!




Posted By: vettepwr
Date Posted: October 03, 2011 at 11:04 AM
you guys are very helpful - thanks a lot





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