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Installing The ATEK 4000-4800 REMOTE START/ALARM COMBO'S

VACUUM (Optional)
A. Find the exsisting vacuum hose at the intake manifold. Cut the hose and install the Vacuum TEE included in the optional kit. (see Fig 2)
B. Connect the YELLOW output from the Remote Start Combo
to one pin on the vacuum switch, and the other pin goes to ground.

(Please note that the connection to the Vacuum Hose, other than at the manifold, and any less then 10" from the manifold, may cause damage to your unit!

The following is to be used as a guide for your installation. Thank you for purchasing the ATEK 4000 Remotestart/Alarm/Keyless Entry Combination system! We at ALARMTEK appreciate your business and strive to help you in any way we can with the installation and use of this product. To start, determine the colors and locations in your vehicle that you will need to address during the installation. You can aquire the wiring for your vehicle at the link available on this page Next, find a suitable location under your dashboard, to position the "brain" of the alarm/remotestart system. This should be a dry location, high up in the underdash area. The alarm "Brain" has two tabs on it to affix it to an exsisting vehicle wiring harness. (Use 2 wire ties to mount it securely) Take the RF antenna for this system and run it along (behind) the driver side panels, up into the head liner to the middle of the windshield, hiding the excess wire as you go, and extend the wire down just above the rear view mirror. With double sided tape, affix the small RF "BOX" receiver to the windshied just above the mirror. atattcah the wire to the box, clean up the unclipped panels and move on to the rest of this installation.

Using black electrical tape, wrap the main harness wires you will be using, neatly cutting off the excess length of the wires, to fit between the distance from where you placed the "brain", to the ignition switch harness coming off the key cylinder. This is where your main wiring for this alarm/remotestart system will be done.
So far, so good. Find the BLACK(-) wire in the main harness and locate a good solid chasis ground. If painted, scrape a bit off and with a 1/4 self tapping screw, and eyehole connector, mount to the vehicle securely. Then follow the designated wiring color code above preferably using solder to make the proper connections. If you choose to use crimp connectors, please make sure the proper guage connectors and crimp tool is used to assure a solid connection. If using a solder method, once your connections are made use more black electrical tape to cover the exposed solder joints. Now for the LED, and VALET switch. Find a visable location in the dashbaord area, or center console in your vehicle. This spot is for the LED that is included and you will need to take extra care to check behind the area you've chosen to place it. Using a 1/4 inch drill bit, slowly procede in drilling the whole to mount the LED in place. Feed the plug & wire through your whole and plug into the alarm "brain" The VALET switch follows the same as the LED, but we suggest a hidden area, either under the dash or, high up on the drivers side, plastic kick panel. Next, you want to find a suitable "pass through" for the siren output wire This will normally be fed through the firewall, to the engine compartment, using either a rubber gromet that already exsists for your vehicle's main wiring packs, or by drilling a small hole using another 1/4 inch screw in a SAFE area of the firewall that has "thin" sheet metal separating the engine compartment, and the interior driver footwell. Now carefully feed the siren output wire through the hole you made, and run around to the area you are going to place your siren. Mount the siren, with the bell opening faced down to prevent "the bucket" effect and getting water in it's circuitry. Now Connect the siren output wire, to the RED siren wire and waterproof the connection. Ground the black lead to the vehicle's chasis & Tape off the added siren wire, so that it does'nt show if desired.

The next section concerns itself with the REMOTE START part if this installation. This should be fairly easy since most of the hard work is complete at this point. On the "brain" you will see 8 guage wires that have female blade connectors on the ends. Let's take these one at a time.
1. connect the ORANGE 8 guage wire to the accessory wire in your ignition harness. This will control the ACC & HEAT systems in your vehicle to come on when remote started. Then attatch to the proper blade connection on the "brain". 2. connect the VIOLET 8 guage wire to the starter wire in your ignition (shows 12 volts ONLY when cranking), and connect to the proper blade connection on the "brain". 3. Take the 2 RED, 8 guage wires and connect either directly to the battery, or at the ignition 12 volt constant source, where you connect the smaller RED wire for the alarm part of the system. Now here is the tricky part. Most vehicles will have only one ignition wire in the vehicle harness. If this is the case, take the 8 guage YELLOW wire and attatch it directly to the ignition wire. However, if you have a vehicle that has 2 ignition wires, (the second is usually for controlling the transmision) the BROWN (last) 8 guage wire on the system "brain", is designed to energize the second ignition wire during the operation of the Remote Start function. Now, find the GRAY smaller guage wire on the main harness, this wire detects when the engine is running and will allow the unit to operate. You have 2 choices here. The first is to use the "SMART SENSING" system built in, that does not use the TACH to monitor the remote start function. Attatch this to your constant power source in the ignition harness, where you did your system power. If tach sensing, find the negative tach wire at the coil under the hood, and follow the adjustment instructions in your manual to "tweak" for your vehicle.

The last part of the remote start installation is the brake switch wire. This is used as a failsafe to protect your vehicle while the vehicle is in remote start mode. Essentially, when you depress the brake pedal during this mode, the remote starter will cease to function, and will shut down the engine. Usually, this wire is connected at the switch above the brake pedal, that shows 12 volts when the pedal is pressed down. Attatch the YELLOW output from the main harness to this wire. (NOTE do not use the yellow vacuum wire supplied on the 3 pin plug that includes the factory disarm and (-) trunk release wires. You need the one in the main harness for the brake connection.)
Speaking about these, The yellow wire here, is to be used with vehicles that require a vacuum switch (FIG 2) to operate correctly. Most will not require it, but the kit is available if needed. The other 2 wires are your second channel output trunk release wire (GREEN/BLACK) and the (RED) which is used to disarm built in factory car alarm systems. See diagrams in the RELAY CENTER on our TECH support page, to use these wires for your installation.
Lastly, you will see a very small plug in with 2 wires, WHITE/YELLOW and RED/BLACK. The WHITE/YELLOW is to add the vehicle's horn as an extra announcement device, like the siren. If you want to use it (relay requred), and the RED/BLACK is for turning on the dome light inside the vehicle when you disarm the system, lighting your way to the vehicle at night, and allowing you to see inside before you enter. This to requires a relay, and you can find the wiring diagrams for these hook ups in the RELAY CENTER as well.

The final part af the installation process is attatching the trigger points, ie; dome lights, trunk and included shock sensor. The shock sensor should be securely mounted with wire ties, to a firm harness on the right side of the steering column, close to the center of the vehicle for the best responce. Leave the sensitivity screws accessable for you so when you plug in the harness, you can set it to the level you desire. As far as the other trigger points, once you get the diagram for your vehicle, you will know where, and which wires that will be needed in your installation.

You may need to make some changes and adjustments (ie; shock sensor, tach mode settings etc...)
You are now ready to test the Remote start/Alarm system and make any adjustments you require, to finish this installation. Plug in the main harness to the alarm "brain". At this point the alarm will trigger, sounding the siren, and flashing the parking lights. The included transmitters are factory pre-programed and by pressing button 1 (on the left) of the transmitter, will disarm the alarm. *Installing keyless entry, & starter kill will in most cases require relays (not included)These diagrams are all available for you through the links on this page. Now test out all of the function of the system that you've installed to insure that you've covered all the bases.

If you found any glitches, methodically go over your work. We all make mistakes, and this is'nt the easiest thing to do to your car, or truck. Take your time and make it right, you will apprecialte the extra 5, or 10 minutes you spend trouble shooting in the long run!

CONGRATULATIONS, you've completed the task at hand!


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