iKey L Workflow

iKey L Workflow
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Step #1

Make sure transmitter fobs and bypass cards are out of range|closed.Make sure transmitter fobs and bypass cards are out of range (they are still in range if status LED is blinking only blue) *** When the Status LED is blinking only blue, this means it is reading the fobs and the system is disarmed, when testing in a garage or shop you can get an extended range because the RF signal is bouncing off the walls and tool boxes. You may need to bring the Fobs more than 10 ft. away or stick them inside of a metal tool box.

Make sure PKE Module has power and groundMake sure PKE Module has power and ground *** Test at the Module to make sure the PKE Module is receiving 12V and a good ground.

Make sure all harnesses are plugged into PKE ModuleMake sure all harnesses are plugged into PKE Module *** The PKE Module has 6 spots where you can plug harnesses into them, all of these should be filled, if you are missing a harness that could be the solution for the issue, check the box and make sure you did not forget to hook something up. NOTE: one of the harnesses is a Y Harness, two antennas plug into this.

Make sure door locks are hooked up properlyMake sure door locks are hooked up properly *** Wiring into Factory power door locks- Make sure you did not reverse our lock and unlock wires, Blue is unlock, Green is lock. If you are wiring in your own door locks, check your circuitry and your actuators.

Make sure ACC on detect is hooked up to our ACC2 wire on the PBS ModuleMake sure ACC on detect is hooked up to our ACC2 wire on the PBS Module, this wire should not have 12V on it at this time *** Our ACC on detect wire should be hooked up to the yellow ACC2 wire on the PBS Module, this wire should only be at 12V when ACC2 is turned on. If it detects 12V the PKE Module will not passively lock or unlock the doors.

Step #2

Ensure that both Authorization wires (purple wires) are connected to each otherEnsure that both Authorization wires (purple wires) one from our Pke module and one from our PBS module are connected to each other *** Make sure these wires have a good connection to each other, this is a data connection for the two modules to communicate to each other.

Make sure the Start Button is securely plugged into the PBS ModuleMake sure the Start Button is securely plugged into the PBS Module ***The Start Button should be firmly plugged into the PBS Module, ensure the housing on the PBS Module has not been pulled loose, or this will cause a bad connection, if the housing has been pulled lock press it firmly back in place with your thumb and plug the Start Button back into the PBS Module.

Make sure PBS Module has power and groundMake sure PBS Module has power and ground *** All of the power for your vehicle is running through the PBS Module, it is HIGHLY recommended to get your power and ground directly from the battery. Check for 12V at the module as well as ground.

Ensure all Harnesses are securely plugged into PBS ModuleEnsure all Harnesses are securely plugged into PBS Module *** The PBS Module has connectors for plugging in 3 harnesses(1 Start Button, 1 Main Harness and 1 ACC Harness) all three must be securely plugged into the module.

Step #3

Make sure antennas are plugged into the PKE ModuleMake sure antennas are plugged into the PKE Module*** Make sure the Bypass Antenna is plugged in with the pigtail directly into the PKE Module, the main antennas are plugged into the Y Harness that is plugged into the PKE Module.

Make sure batteries in fobs are over 3.0VMake sure batteries in fobs are over 3.0V *** Our Fobs use a CR2032 Battery, in order for these fobs to work correctly they must see 3.0V coming from their batteries, pop the batteries out of the fobs and test them with a multi-meter, if they are reading 2.99 or lower they are no longer a good battery. NOTE: You must test them with a Multi-Meter, the LED on the fob lighting up when you press a button does not indicate the battery is good.

Check the Black Antenna wire on PKE ModuleEnsure the black antenna sticking out of the back of the PKE Module is not wrapped around around other wires or touching metal *** This Antenna is the receiving antenna for the system, it is very important to not have this wrapped around wires or touching metal, this will dramatically reduce the range of the fobs.

Ensure all Harnesses are securely plugged into PBS ModuleEnsure all Harnesses are securely plugged into PBS Module *** The PBS Module has connectors for plugging in 3 harnesses(1 Start Button, 1 Main Harness and 1 ACC Harness) all three must be securely plugged into the module.

Make sure all harnesses are plugged into PKE ModuleMake sure all harnesses are plugged into PKE Module *** The PKE Module has 6 spots where you can plug harnesses into them, all of these should be filled, if you are missing a harness that could be the solution for the issue, check the box and make sure you did not forget to hook something up. NOTE: One of the harnesses is a Y Harness, two antennas plug into this.

Make sure PKE Module has power and groundMake sure PKE Module has power and ground *** Test at the Module to Make sure the PKE Module is receiving 12V and a good ground.

Make sure Antennas are not touching metalMake sure Antennas are not touching metal *** Make sure the Antennas are not touching metal this will dramatically reduce range.

Check for breaks in the Antenna wiresCheck for breaks in the Antenna wires *** Check to make sure the Antenna Wires are not broken, even a little cut in the wire with copper stick out can and will dramatically reduce the range.

Step #4

Make Sure Door locks are hooked up properlyMake sure door locks are hooked up properly *** Wiring into Factory power door locks- Make sure you did not reverse our lock and unlock wires, Blue is unlock, Green is lock. If you are wiring in your own door locks, check your circuitry and your actuators.

Make sure all Harness are securely plugged into PKE ModuleMake sure all harnesses are plugged into PKE Module *** The PKE Module has 6 spots where you can plug harnesses into them, all of these should be filled, if you are missing a harness that could be the solution for the issue, check the box and make sure you did not forget to hook something up. NOTE: One of the harnesses is a Y Harness, two antennas plug into this.

Step #5

Ensure Start Button is firmly plugged into PBS ModuleMake sure the Start Button is securely plugged into the PBS Module ***The Start Button should be firmly plugged into the PBS Module, ensure the housing on the PBS Module has not been pulled loose, or this will cause a bad connection, if the housing has been pulled lock press it firmly back in place with your thumb and plug the Start Button back into the PBS Module.

Check to make sure the ACC2 wire (Yellow) is hooked upCheck to make sure the ACC2 wire (Yellow) is hooked up *** This wire is used to turned on a set of accessories independently from the ignition, similar to that first turn of the key, typically this is wired up to power your radio. NOTE: This wire drops our during cranking.

Check to make sure all Harnesses are securely plugged into PBS ModuleEnsure all Harnesses are securely plugged into PBS Module *** The PBS Module has connectors for plugging in 3 harnesses(1 Start Button, 1 Main Harness and 1 ACC Harness) all three must be securely plugged into the module.

Step #6

Check your Ignition Wire and make sure it is hooked up

Check your Ignition Wire and make sure it is hooked up*** Make sure this is hooked up to your ignition wire, this wire does not drop out during cranking.

Check your ACC 1 Wire and make sure it is hooked up

Check your ACC 1 Wire and make sure it is hooked up *** Use this wire to power other accessories with the ignition. NOTE: This wire drops our during cranking.

Step #7

Ensure Button is firmly plugged into PBS Module

Make sure the Start Button is securely plugged into the PBS Module ***The Start Button should be firmly plugged into the PBS Module, ensure the housing on the PBS Module has not been pulled loose, or this will cause a bad connection, if the housing has been pulled lock press it firmly back in place with your thumb and plug the Start Button back into the PBS Module.

Step #8

Check Brake wire.

Check to make sure that when you depress the brake our Brake Wire (Brown) is receiving 12V *** Make sure that whenever you depress the brake (whether the ignition is on or not) that this wire receives 12V. Check to make sure both the PBS modules brake wire and the PKE modules brake wire are receiving 12V whenever the brake is depressed. This is used to control whether you want to start the car, cycle through ACC/IGN/OFF, or shut the vehicle down when it is running.

Check to make sure all Harnesses are securely plugged into PBS Module

Ensure all Harnesses are securely plugged into PBS Module *** The PBS Module has connectors for plugging in 3 harnesses(1 Start Button, 1 Main Harness and 1 ACC Harness) all three must be securely plugged into the module.

Step #9

If installing on a Toyota

When installing on a Toyota you need to wire in a relay so that ACC1 does not drop out during cranking, otherwise the vehicle will not run, please see the ikey Toyota ACC1 Diagram to address this issue.

Check and make sure our Starter Wire (White) is hooked up

Check and make sure our Starter Wire (White) is hooked up *** This is the wire that tells your starter to crank, make sure this is hooked up properly.

Make sure your using a Data Module/Bypass Module if your vehicle needs it

Make sure you're using a Data Module/Bypass Module if your vehicle needs it *** Some vehicles need Data Modules or Bypass Modules to interface with the vehicles, these are used in vehicles that came with "chips" in the key. If you are unsure if your vehicle needs one please give us a call at 877-246-5393.

Check and make sure vehicle battery voltage is 12V.

Check and make sure vehicle battery voltage is 12V *** Check to make sure your vehicles battery is at 12V, Use a Multi-Meter.

Check Starter Wire

While pressing button to crank the motor, make sure our white Starter wire is putting out 12V *** Test our white wire while you are attempting to crank the motor, our white wire should be putting out 12V while attempting to crank.

Check Vehicles Starter Relay Click to Collapse

Check Vehicles Starter Relay*** Check to make sure you have a good Starter relay in your vehicle.

Check ACC1 and ACC2 Click to Collapse

Both ACC1 and ACC2 drop out during cranking, make sure neither of these wires have anything crucial to the vehicle start and running hooked up to them. *** Both accessory circuits on our unit drop out during cranking, make sure you are not powering your fuel pump or anything else crucial to the engine starting and running on these wires.

Step #10

(iKEY RS) Reprogram tach signal higher

(iKEY RS) Reprogram tach signal higher *** You may have programmed your Tach signal too low, if this is the case go back into tach learning mode and relearn the tach at a higher RPM.

Check ACC1 and ACC2 Click to Collapse

Both ACC1 and ACC2 drop out during cranking, make sure neither of these wires have anything crucial to the vehicle start and running hooked up to them. *** Both accessory circuits on our unit drop out during cranking, make sure you are not powering your fuel pump or anything else crucial to the engine starting and running on these wires.

Check and make sure vehicle battery voltage is 12V

Check and make sure vehicle battery voltage is 12V *** Check to make sure your vehicles battery is at 12V, Use a Multi-Meter.

TOYOTA*****

When installing on a Toyota you need to wire in a relay so that ACC1 does not drop out during cranking, otherwise the vehicle will not run, please see the ikey Toyota ACC1 Diagram to address this issue.

(iKey RS) Check Tach Source Click to Collapse

(iKey RS) Make sure you are getting your tach signal from a source we have listed on our tach learning pages *** Our unit needs to see a strong Tach clean tach signal, make sure you are getting a tach signal from a source listed in our manual, if you are getting the signal from somewhere else, the signal may be not be strong enough.

Step #11

Reprogram Tach Signal, when doing so give the engine time to come to a low idle

Reprogram Tach Signal, when doing so give the engine time to come to a low idle *** Reprogram the tach at a lower RPM, let it come down to its resting idle before exiting tach learning mode.

Check Tach Source

(ikey RS) Make sure you are getting your tach signal from a source we have listed on our tach learning pages *** Our unit needs to see a strong Tach clean tach signal, make sure you are getting a tach signal from a source listed in our manual, if you are getting the signal from somewhere else, the signal may be not be strong enough.

Step #12

Ensure Button is firmly plugged into PBS Module Click to Collapse

Make sure the Start Button is securely plugged into the PBS Module ***The Start Button should be firmly plugged into the PBS Module, ensure the housing on the PBS Module has not been pulled loose, or this will cause a bad connection, if the housing has been pulled lock press it firmly back in place with your thumb and plug the Start Button back into the PBS Module.

Check Brake Wire

Check to make sure that when you depress the brake our Brake Wire (Brown) is receiving 12V *** Make sure that whenever you depress the brake (whether the ignition is on or not) that this wire receives 12V. Check to make sure both the PBS modules brake wire and the PKE modules brake wire are receiving 12V whenever the brake is depressed. This is used to control whether you want to start the car, cycle through ACC/IGN/OFF, or shut the vehicle down when it is running.

Step #13

Make sure door locks are hooked up properly

Make sure door locks are hooked up properly *** Wiring into Factory power door locks: Make sure you did not reverse our lock and unlock wires, Blue is unlock, Green is lock. Wiring in your own door locks: Check your circuitry and your actuators.

Make sure transmitter fobs and bypass cards are out of range.

Make sure transmitter fobs and bypass cards are out of range (they are still in range if status LED is blinking only blue) *** When the Status LED is blinking only blue, this means it is reading the fobs and the system is disarmed, when testing in a garage or shop you can get an extended range because the RF signal is bouncing off the walls and tool boxes. You may need to bring the Fobs more than 10 ft. away or stick them inside of a metal tool box.

Make sure ignition/acc are powered off

Make sure ignition/acc are powered off *** You should not have any dash lights on and your Status LED should be blinking blue-red-blue. If it is not get in the vehicle and press the start button once, your ignition will come on at this time point, one more press will turn it off.

Check ACC on detect wire

Make sure ACC on detect is hooked up to our ACC2 wire on the PBS Module, this wire should not have 12V on it at this time *** Our ACC on detect wire should be hooked up to the yellow ACC2 wire on the PBS Module, this wire should only be at 12V when ACC2 is turned on. If it detects 12V the PKE Module will not passively lock or unlock the doors.

Step #14

Check Neutral safety wire

Check Neutral safety wire, make sure it is going to ground when the vehicle is in neutral *** This wire needs to be see a ground in order to let the remote start engage.

Check Wait to start wire

Check Wait to start wire, if this is not a diesel vehicle it should be capped off. *** This wire is hooked up to your wait to start light for diesel applications, to give the glow plugs time to heat up.

Make sure ACC on Detect wire is not receiving 12V

Make sure ACC on detect is hooked up to our ACC2 wire on the PBS Module, this wire should not have 12V on it at this time *** Our ACC on detect wire should be hooked up to the yellow ACC2 wire on the PBS Module, this wire should only be at 12V when ACC2 is turned on. If it detects 12V the PKE Module will not passively lock or unlock the doors.

Step #15

Check to make sure you are within 100 FT of vehicle move closer to vehicle and try again Click to collapse

Check to make sure you are within 100 FT of vehicle move closer to vehicle and try again *** Range can vary greatly depending on environment, you may be change in range depending on what is near you or the vehicle even weather can affect the range.

Check to make sure the transmitter batteries have 3.0V Click to collapse

Make sure batteries in fobs are over 3.0V *** Our Fobs use a CR2032 Battery, in order for these fobs to work correctly they must see 3.0V coming from their batteries, pop the batteries out of the fobs and test them with a multi-meter, if they are reading 2.99 or lower they are no longer a good battery. NOTE: You must test them with a Multi-Meter, the LED on the fob lighting up when you press a button does not indicate the battery is good.

Check Antenna wire on PKE Module Click to collapse

Ensure the black antenna sticking out of the back of the PKE Module is not wrapped around around other wires or touching metal *** This Antenna is the receiving antenna for the system, it is very important to not have this wrapped around wires or touching metal, this will dramatically reduce the range of the fobs.

If this is an older vehicle make sure antenna is not completely block by metal Click to collapse

If this is an older vehicle make sure the receiving antenna is not completely block by metal *** The receiving antenna is the small black wire sticking out the back of the PKE Module, on older cars with metal dashes do your best to make sure this antenna is not surrounded by metal, or other wires as this can dramatically reduce range.