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PBS-X Tabs

PBS-X Workflow

PBS-X Workflow
Step #1 Step #2 Step #3 Step #4 Step #5 Step #6 Step #7 Step #8 Step #9 Step #10

Step #1

Check Authorization Wire

The PBS-X needs to see a latched or pulsed negative signal for authorization, make sure that you have it hooked up to your ground when disarmed wire, and NOT your ground when armed. If you alarm only provides a Ground when Armed, you will need to invert it with a relay.

Make Sure PBS Module is Off

Make sure the system was not left in an IGN on or ACC on mode, If the button LED is staying on for longer than 30 seconds you either the module being authorized or you have the system on, walk it through a cycle to shut it off. Press the start button two more times will cycle it off if it is in ACC on mode or one press should cycle it off if it was in IGN on Mode. If you attempted to start the vehicle prior to this testing it may be stuck in ON MODE, if this is the case press the brake and hold the start button for about 2 seconds and it will shut off.

Step #2

Check Authorization Wire

The PBS-X needs to see a latched or pulsed negative signal for authorization, make sure that you have it hooked up to your ground when disarmed wire, and NOT your ground when armed. If you alarm only provides a Ground when Armed, you will need to invert it with a relay.

Check Power & Ground

Make sure our unit is seeing 12V on our heavy gauge Red wire as well as a good ground. It is extremely important to have a good ground, we recommend grounding the unit directly to the battery.

Make Sure Module is Plugged in

Make sure all Harnesses are firmly seated into the Module.

Check Keyfob Batteries

Check to ensure you alarms Keyfob batteries are good.

Make Sure your Keyfobs are Programmed.

Make sure your alarms keyfobs are programmed and functioning correctly.

Make Sure Button is Plugged in.

Make sure the button is firmly plugged into the module.

Step #3

Check Green & Blue IGN Wires

Take a multi-meter and check our IGN wires for 12V, as long as our wires are putting out 12V you will need to investigate further down line to see where the problem is. The most common problems are bad /missing fuses or relays.

If Using a Data Module if Applicable

If using a data module, ensure our IGN wires are putting out 12V, check circuity with data module wiring diagram for specific vehicle.

Step #4

Check Start Button Wires

Check to make sure the start button wiring Harnesses has not been damaged.

Step #5

Check Start Button Wires

Check to make sure the start button wiring Harnesses has not been damaged.

Step #6

Make Sure System is Still Authorized

When the Module is authorized the start button will be lit up. You may have lost your authorization signal. If you are using a pulsed authorization signal you have a 30 second window to put the vehicle in ACC mode, if you are using a latched authorization signal, your wire may have come loose.

Check Brown Brake Wire

This wire must receive 12V whenever the brake is depressed. Make sure to test this wire at our module.

Step #7

Make Sure System is Still Authorized

When in Manual Mode the system will stay active (disarmed) for 30 seconds or until the lock button is pressed.

Check White Wire Output

Take a multi-meter and check our heavy gauge White starter wire for 12V, *** This wire will only put out 12V while you are holding the start button down for a maximum of 6 seconds*** as long as our wire is putting out 12V you will need to investigate further down line to see where the problem is. The most common problems are bad /missing fuses or relays.

Check Starter Relay

Check your vehicles starter relay.

Check Battery Voltage

Make sure your vehicles battery is at 12V or higher, also test this while vehicle is cranking.

Check Data / Bypass Module If Applicable.

Check your wiring to the data module, ensure our data module authorization wire is giving it the proper signal. Check your data module's wiring schematic for the specified vehicle. NOTE*** you can NOT use both our positive and negative start wires.

Step #8

Make Sure Button Was Held Down Long Enough

The starter will crank for as long as the start button is held down (6 second MAX) make sure you held the start button long enough for the motor to catch.

Check Yellow ACC wire

Our Yellow ACC wire drops out during cranking, check to make sure you have nothing crucial to the engine running hooked up to this wire such as a fuel pump.

****IMPORTANT INFO****

Whenever our system is walked through a start sequence (start button flashing and you press the button) the module then believes the engines running, even if the motor is not running, in order to shut our module down you must put your foot back on the brake, then press and hold the start button for roughly 2 seconds until everything shuts off.

Check Data/Bypass Module If applicable

Check your wiring to the data module, ensure our data module authorization wire is giving it the proper signal. Check your data module's wiring schematic for the specified vehicle. NOTE*** you can NOT use both our positive and negative start wires.

Step #9

Check Brown Brake Wire

This wire must receive 12V whenever the brake is depressed. Make sure to test this wire at our module.

Check Start Button Wires.

Check to make sure the start button wiring Harnesses has not been damaged.

Step #10

Make Sure Vehicle is Not Still in an on Position

Make sure the system was not left in an IGN on or ACC on mode, If the button LED is staying on for longer than 30 seconds you have the system on or it is still being authorized, walk it through a cycle to shut it off. Press the start button two more times will cycle it off if it is in ACC on mode or one press should cycle it off if it was in IGN on Mode. If you attempted to start the vehicle prior to this testing it may be stuck in ON MODE, if this is the case press the brake and hold the start button for about 2 seconds and it will shut off.

The install is on par with your typical hardwired remote start, We do recommend professional installation as it does require identifying specific wires.

To bypass the factory immobilizer, you will use either a data module or a bypass module.

There are a few different ways to handle steering column locks, we recommend the cut key method, this entails getting a copy of the key made, testing the new key to make sure it works the ignition switch, cutting the head off the key blade leaving enough of the blade for your to stick it in the ignition and turning it to run to unlock the column. Once our system is fully installed your key switch is simply a mechanical lock. Another method is to go into the steering column lock and physically disabling it. If the steering column lock is electric, you can use one of our outputs to disable it as well.

A Bypass Module makes it possible to connect after-market electronics into a modern networked vehicle ignition system. A car with “Chip in the Key” an Immobilizer Interface has a coded ignition cylinder, meaning without the proper chip key, the vehicle will not start. When you push the start button of your system the Bypass Module will allow the vehicle to “see” the correct key, and start just like the key was in the car. Most all Remote Start installations of any brand product require either a Bypass (or Data) module. There are several brands of these products, all good in quality and they are available for a nominal cost from any alarm installation shop.

Much like a Bypass Module, a Data Integration Module preforms the same immobilizer bypass functions but additionally interfaces with other vehicle systems such as door locks, Ignition circuits etc. Many modern vehicles use integrated electrical systems that network many electrical components in your vehicle. A Data Integration Module speaks to the factory computer in its native language. As with Bypass modules, there are several brands of these products, all good in quality and they are available from any alarm installation shop.

If When you depress the brake and the start button starts blinking Check the heavy gauge purple wire to make sure this is hooked up to your starter, If you have a relay inline be sure to check and make sure it is wired properly and is operating correctly.


If when you depress the brake the start button DOES NOT blink, check your brake wire connection, our small gauge brown brake wire needs to receive 12Volts when the brake is depressed.

The PBS-X receives its authorized from either a pulsed or latched ground signal, when installing into a vehicle with an aftermarket alarm, you will want to use the alarms ground when disarmed wire to authorize the PBS-X.

The PBS-X was designed to work with all aftermarket alarm systems; a factory alarm system does not give out the proper output to trigger authorization. However you are able to use a factory unlock signal to authorize the PBS-X you will want to make sure that this signal will be coming from the factory remote and not the in door unlock button.

Yes, However you need to make sure to diode isolate the signal so that the unlock switch in the car will not trigger our system to authorize. When doing this make to test all of the lock/unlock switches in the vehicle.