How To Install A Remote Starter System (Jeep Liberty MPC RS0)
Like I said, we’re gon na do a remote start system. This is going to go on Project renegade, which is a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The company that sent this is called my push, cart or MPC. They sent this out to me to install this is the system that will allow you to use your factory. You know key fob, your lock and unlock thing very similar to the system that we installed. All in project dirty Willy so we’ll be able to use our factory. You know key and everything to do the remote start. They have multiple different kits that you know you can get to have they’re a separate button and all of that stuff. But I wanted to install the one that uses the OEM key fob, so let’s take this over to the bench and see what’s in the box. As soon as you open it, you get a stop warning. This basically says that you will need a tip sheet that’s. What they call it so you’ll go onto my push, cart website and you’ll have to enter your invoice number and you’ll get a set of vehicle. Specific instructions like I’ve already done here. Wiring, harnesses and don’t be intimidated by all of this wiring, because you’re not gon na use the majority of this it’s, just where these kits are made to work with multiple multiple vehicles. You’Ll have all this different wiring but, like I said most of it won’t get used, and then you have a Fortin data interface.
If you remember, we did an install video of a remote start on project dirty willie, which is the jeep wrangler, and it was a plug and play Fortin style system that worked with the OEM remote. This system will work with the OEM remote as well, but it’s not exactly a plug and play just because the Liberty is a little bit older, so it’s going to require some splicing into wires or tapping into wires, which is really nice. They actually give you the T, taps and butt connectors and everything to do that. I’M gon na be using the butt connectors and the T taps throughout the video. I would normally do soldering and heat shrink, but just to show that you can do this installation with what they give you I’m gon na use the supplied hardware, the Liberty that we’re installing this kit on today is a 2005 Jeep Liberty, but most of the installs. For this type of system is fairly similar, so even if you don’t have a Jeep Liberty, you can kind of use this video as somewhat of a follow along because you’ll have your specific instructions so pretty much. The only thing that will change will be the wiring, but then your programming and most of that stuff is going to be pretty much exactly the same for most vehicles of this year. So let’s get this installed. Okay, now that we’re in the Jeep, hopefully I’ve got you set up where you can see everything.
One of the first things you’re going to want to do is remove this panel here and you can basically just put your hands underneath here and give it a good pull, and once you swing it all the way down, it’ll slide over and come completely off. Then you’ll want to remove these little side panels, there’s one on each side, the steering wheel. Sometimes you can just get in here with your hand and if you can’t use a little plastic pry tool, kind of pop them off this one I’m, just gon na. Let kind of dangle, because I have a push button here and you have one on the other side, just like it after you’ve got those removed, and now you’ll have access to four seven millimeter bolts, there’s two here and then two more on the other side. Now you have two t20 Torx screws that go up inside of your surround of the column. You may not have to remove these parts that just kind of makes it a lot easier to get to some of these wires that you need to get to. Then it just unsnaps take off the top half. I suggest removing this panel and in order to remove this panel, you need to remove your a pillar to remove the a pillar. All you have to do is pull out these little rubber plugs, and you have two bolts that are up in here. I found that a 732 works that just seems to be what works on this one.
Now you can see that there’s another seven millimeter here and then, if we pop this panel up, you will be able to get to the other seven millimeter, which is right in here. There is another seven millimeter. This is the top of it right here that you can see. This is where a seven millimeter wrench comes in handy and I’ve got a seven millimeter ratchet wrench that works even better. This one you just need to loosen up. You don’t have to take it all. The way out, it’s just kind of pinching this panel in and once you have that you’re able to remove this whole panel I’m gon na go ahead and pull the gauge cluster because it’s not all that hard to do and it’s only four seven millimeter bolts. There are two straight back in here and then one on either side and then there’s only one plug, and then you can take out the whole gauge cluster. Now you can see you have access to pretty much anything you want back inside here, like I said this. Isn’T a necessary step, but it does make things a lot easier when you’re able to get. You know your whole arm and stuff down inside here now we’re going to take our vehicle specific instructions and find all the wiring that we need. You can see that I’ve got these checked off because I’ve already located them so over here by the key. You can see your ignition here and then this harness back here we have our 14 pin connector from the bypass module and we’re, actually only using four wires out of it, which is the yellow, yellow with the black stripe, purple and pink the yellow and the pink Will go to your pink and light green striped wire that you actually have to cut.
Even you need to cut this wire, and the end going to the vehicle will be the side that you connect, your yellow and your pink wire to the other side of that wire. That goes to the key will connect to the yellow and black wire, and then your purple wire needs to connect to your white and purple wire on this harness as well. This is the data wire, I believe, is what it’s called and you can’t use a t. Tap on this wire, I’m, not sure if it just doesn’t make a good enough connection or what, but I did go through, and I tried this with a t tap and it actually will not work now. I’M gon na tape this up and make it a little bit neater, but those are the only four wires that you actually use on this harness for at least a 2005 Jeep Liberty. As far as I know, I think this is a 506 and, oh seven. I think there may be a few different wires for the earlier models and over here. On the other side, these wires are coming from the remote start box itself from the main power harness you have a brown wire. The is going to go to your light, blue and red. You have a pink that’s going to go to a pink and light green, a gray that is going to go to a pink and yellow. Now, in my case, there are two pink and yellows and it says to use a pink and yellow positive.
Well, I checked, and both of these are positive upon turning the switch and I found out that if I had the gray wire hooked to one of the pink with the yellow stripe when the remote start came on, the radio would come on. But not your heating controls and then the other way only your heating controls and not your radio, so I’ve just got it hooked to where my heating controls come on and then, when you get in and put the key in the ignition and turn it your radio Comes on because the whole purpose of a remote started, of course, is to warm up or cool down your vehicle. Then you have two Reds that go to two Reds in here. It just says to run these to the Reds it doesn’t say, which ones go where when I hooked it up the first time it wouldn’t function, I flipped them around and it did function so I’m, not sure if it’s, just something with this Jeep or if this Is going to be normal on every Liberty? So if you have all of your wiring correct and you’re having some issues and it won’t start if it just like you hear the Box cycle through, but it just doesn’t start try switching these two Reds! So out of the six pin power harness you’re only going to use five of the wires out of this red three pin harness here, you’re only going to use one wire, which is the green out of this harness.
That also goes to the remote start. Box. I’M. Only using two wires because I’m going bare minimum on this, you can use a few other wires that will go to your marker lights and such which will basically make your marker lights flash when the vehicle starts itself. I believe it makes them stay on when it starts itself, but with the Jeep Liberty, you need to use a 910 ohm resistor and I don’t have one of those setting around so I’m, not going to mess with the marker lights they flash when I hit LOC. I believe there’s also the gray wire, I think in this horn that can be used for a hood pin switch, which I do advise using. It is a good safety feature but I’m, just not using it. The two wires that I am using a black which just goes to any ground and a purple which goes to your brake lights, which tapped in back here to a white and tan wire. You can get it right above the brake pedal there’s a little box right above your brake pedal that has some wires coming out of it. That is the wire you need to tap into. If you do like, I did, you can just basically trace it up a little bit further, so you don’t have wires anywhere near your brake pedal. So out of all of those wires, I believe I think I’ve managed to get it down to using 12, 11 or 12 yeah, I’m, pretty sure it’s 12 wires out of all of those.
So, like I said at the beginning, when it looks a little intimidating, don’t worry you’re not going to use most of those wires and these wire colors that I’m using and their placement is on a 2005 Jeep Liberty. This may be different for your vehicle. You will get a print off of your vehicle, specific wire, colors and everything once you make your purchase of this remote start system which there’s a link down in the description for this exact, remote start system. So now we’ve got all of our wires kind of temporarily connected here and we’re going to test the system before we cut all of our wires to length and get everything tucked away, but we want to make sure everything works first. So what we’re going to do is get our remote start module plugged in with all of its harnesses, and then we need to program our bypass module so to plug in the connections for our remote start, module we’re going to take our main power harness and we’re Going to plug it in and then our other harness here get it plugged in as well, then we have this little harness here that has the red plug. The only wire we’re going to use out of this is going to be the green and that’s going to go to your lock motor wire we’re, not going to hook that up just yet because we’re gon na test it manually before we actually get any of that.
But we can go ahead and plug it in to this red slot. Here, I’ve taken the valet button and the little LED light and their wires and tape them together, just so they’re a little bit cleaner. So I can use that to program the remote start module because they want you to actually mount this somewhere in the dash. So you can get to it. So you can turn on and off like your valet mode and stuff, so you can actually turn it on and off, because I don’t think that I’m actually going to be turning this on and off, I think I’m just going to use it so I’m gon na Go ahead and plug that in as well, you have a slot over here or the blue one on the other side right beside your red harness. This is for your led. The other is for the push button, then the final wire that we need to connect to our remote start, it’s going to be this red white, blue and black cable, and that is going to plug in right over here on the same side as your red harness And your LED plug, and then we take the other end of the red white and blue harness and we’re gon na get ready to program our bypass module, we’re gon na push in and hold the program button plug in this harness. You can see that the lights on I’m gon na let go of the program button we’re going to plug in our 14, pin harness and then turn the key to the on position, and just like that.
It programmed that quick now our bypass module has programmed. We can turn the key back off and we should be ready to go now. We need to program the remote start itself. What we need to do is turn the key on and then within 5 seconds of. Turning on the key, we need to hit the valet switch five times. You should hear five clicks from the actual remote start itself. When you’re done hearing the clicks coming from the remote start box itself, which I’ve got setting down here, you may be able to hear the clicks I’m, not sure, and then, within ten seconds of when the clicking and stuff stops, you need to press the valet switch 17 times, it’ll click every time you hit the button and then hit the brake pedal one time and what that’ll do is that’ll change option number 17 to a three pulse value, which means you have to hit your lock button three times for the remote start to Come on, you should hear one click come from the module if it actually programmed itself and then you need to turn the key back off or you could just wait 10 seconds and it should go out of programming mode by itself, hit the brake pedal and it Clicked turn the key off and it should be programmed we’ve got everything temporarily hooked up I’m gon na go back, though, and clean everything up, but first we want to test that everything is going to work.
So we’ve got our green wire. That goes to the little red harness on the remote start system and we’re, going to touch that to a ground three times and see if the remote start system works, so I’ve got a ground down here. I’Ve got you looking at the gauges, so you can see if everything works, Music, Music and, as you can tell it all works, and if I reach in here and press the brake pedal, it shuts itself back off out of this red 3 pin harness here. You’Re only going to use one wire, which is the green, and that is going to go to a tan and purple wire here, which is your lock motor switch Music and unlock and see. I’Ve got a little camera sitting there looking at the gauges. But if you can see down in here, they hit the brake and it shuts it off so yeah. Hopefully this video helped you out, and hopefully it will help you in your decision. If you plan on doing a remote start this winter or this you know fall spring whenever, because you can use it for AC to as well as just heat. A lot of people think you can only use it during the winter, but you can use it for your air conditioning as well make sure to check out the Rocky x, TV, Facebook and patreon pages. The links to those are in the description, along with the link to this remote start system and my pushcarts website.
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