This time I’ve got the linker, so you’ve heard me talk about the linker in previous videos. If you go back to the very first video where I introduced this xcalibur alarm system, I mentioned something about GPS, tracking and smart phone control. This is the guy that’s going to do it now, they’ve been working to revamp the whole linker product line, so they have. This that they just came out with the linker lt1 it’s a light version of the linker they’re working on a more robust version here in the near future, that’s going to come out it’s going to be the full featured version that will also give you some additional Functionality, so what do you get in the lt1? Will you get basic GPS tracking? You get alert notifications if your alarm goes off to your smart phone and you can control unlock, lock and remote start on off from your smart phone in the full featured version later on. They’Re gon na be able to do things like geofencing and other interesting things that is above and beyond, dar oricum, I’m gon na get to installing this, but I’ll. Take you onto the bench and I’ll show you what wiring harness wires you need and what you need to do to get this done. Alright. Deci, din nou, this is the linker unit itself, pretty tiny little guy here and the box it comes in now. There are a plethora of wiring harnesses and the instruction sheet sort of tells you exactly which ones you need to install, as you can imagine, it’s designed to fit with a variety of products.
But the good news is because we’re using a 70 series xcalibur alarm system, we really only need this main harness and then not all of these wires. Alright. So this one harness this is the main big harness. Practic, one side is going to go into the linker. The other side is going to plug into our alarm system brain now. There are some other wires that are pigtailed off of here: a red black and a yellow. We not going to need the red and black I’m going to cut those and tape those off those are if, if you need it for a different alarm system, that doesn’t get power through the brain, but ours will send power and ground through there. So we don’t need it. The only one we do need is the yellow. What the yellow does is allows us to get triggering events sent to our cell phone that our alarm has gone off so we’re gon na tap this into the siren wire on our wiring bundle. So I’m, nu gon na. Take you with the camera up underneath I’ve been under there a lot, so I’ve done a lot of videos on the installation of this. Where I’ve shown you exactly how things are gon na go just know that the alarm siren wire that’s, what I’m gon na tap this yellow, went into using the same methods for tapping into wires that I’ve used before so go back and review those older videos.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, but my assumption is, if you’re installing the linker you’ve already been through my install series – and you know exactly what I’m talking about all right. So I went ahead and pulled my alarm system out of the Jeep, because I need to update the firmware, so that is the one catch here is. If you are adding the linker module, you need to have at least version 1.4 firmware in your xcalibur system. Nwo, if you buy a new unit, let’s say you you order now. After this video is made from kicky ride, comm you order it. You will already have version 1.4, but if you already have the the previous version, care este 1.3, you need to update it now, like I said, if you buy it the system, it will already be updated for you. So if you’ve already got a unit – and you need to update it – you can use this. Oh el loader, but you don’t have to buy one. You can contact my kit, kicky ride and he’s, putting together some loaner program where you can get this link or tool and use it to update and then send it back and when that happens, they’ll give you all the instructions on what you need to do it, But I’m going to update my firmware, really quick and then I’ll show you the rest of the process, so it’s important to know that you do have to have this alarm system completely disconnected from everything when you update the firmware so that’s.
Why I went ahead and pulled it out of the Jeep, just bring it in here and and updated on the desktop all right there we go non flashing, the update from version 1.3 that I had to version 1.4 oricum. All this will be explained to you. If you need to update the firmware again, this is only going to be an issue if you already have an existing system that you’re adding the linker to so, while that’s going let’s go ahead and cut these wires that we’re not going to need so I’m gon Na cut them in a staggered configuration just so that they’re not touching and then I’m gon na tape, those off leaving that yellow wire. Alright, acolo vom merge, it shows my flashing is complete and I’ve taped off the wires I’m not going to need. I just have this yellow wire and bonus with every order you get a free fuse holder and a fuse. Deci, hang on to that, you might need it sometime so on the linker you’re gon na plug this harness in it’s kind of nice there’s only one place to put it, makes it nice and easy and then on the xcalibur it’s going to go into the data Port, which is that same port, we just use to update that black port and then that’s it again we’re good to go. We actually don’t ever need to use this yellow wire if we don’t want to, but this is how we’re gon na get notifications.
If our alarm is triggered, so if my alarms going off, I want to get an alert, so I want to put this yellow wire on. Deci, if you’re not interested in that capability, you don’t even need that wire. You can just plug in just like this and then be good to go. Alright. This obviously isn’t a problem with my install, and it may not be with 99 of you if you’re doing the same sort of an install, but just in case I want to let you know if, for whatever reason, you’re a black port, your data port is in Use by something else, you can use this green port, but you need to use this extra adapter that comes in the package and that’s basically allow you to adapt this harness to that green port I’m. Not using that, but I thought I would mention it just in case. Somebody runs into that situation where that black part isn’t available or you don’t have one. Maybe you got a different model, so alright, so I’m, going to throw this in the Jeep, get it all button back up and then I’ll show you the smartphone app how to configure it, set it up and then how it works all right. So I did get the linker installed, everything back with the alarm system and just want to show you here. I’Ve got the solid, green and red light, which tells me it is connected and everything is working.
Fine, the cellular signal and the GPS signal are both connected. So that’s good and I’m actually inside a garage so that’s a good sign that I’ve got that I’ve got that signal immediately, so that’s awesome and where I’m gon na put this I don’t yet know. So I still have to sort that out. Evident, I’m gon na default to try and keeping it hidden in this area and then I’ll have to see if my location impacts its ability to connect I’ll play around with it here in a second and see what I come up with. But in the meantime, because I do have an active connection, I would like to install the app and get that out setup so for that I’m going to use this card here that walks this step by step through the process, alright so I’m on Android. I think this applies to both I’m gon na use. This my car app so I’ve got to install that so we’re installing the my car controls up let’s open that what do we got here? Alright, so I need to create an account super secret stuff. Alright, they just sent me an email that is allows me to set my password. Alright, I set my password and says my my car controls. Account is activated I’m, going to go back to the mobile app and log in alright, so I’m in I’m, going to tap here to add a vehicle and it’s asking for the device serial number, which is on the device itself, but also there’s little stickers that come With it that you can use for that, so let me do this real, quick boom.
ok, so there’s my car, alright! So now it isn’t estimate, which is why you have this release a vehicle thing. So if you’re a dealer and you’re installing this for somebody, you can set it up test it and then release it and then the user can go in and reclaim it. So let’s just look at my car and we need to set the protocol so I’m gon na leave. The protocol at default of 80s hit confirm. Then I’m gon na give my car a name, unfortunately it’s a Jeep, but oh well, I’ll. Let it slide overclocked all right. There are auxiliaries which I will play with later. You can do things, controla, auxilary, so that’s kind of interesting image. Let’S see what image we want. ok, Deci 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited boom, oh it’s, even anvil. That is awesome. You can set it as a Rubicon, Asahara it’s, the same picture I’m just gon na leave it at that that’s kind of cool, though at least it’s. The right color for overclocked, alright confirm yeah, anvil clearcoat. desigur, alright let’s go into okay here, alright, so now, I’m in here in test mode still, I haven’t released the vehicle to myself pretending like I’m an installer, and you can see here that it’s got a signal to the car. In this case, it’s got a signal to the Jeep and that’s my battery voltage right now. 13.1. So I can start lock. Stop unlock doors are currently unlocked.
Let’S locate vehicle, real quick, oh man, yeah that’s, pretty accurate, ok, yeah that’s, destul de minunat. Alright, so let’s get it out of test mode and then I’ll go button things up and then keep playing with it. So we will go back to the main screen here and I’m gon na do release a vehicle. Alright, so I’m going to release and device has been successfully released so now I’m going to go back in and re add the vehicle. We add the code all right and now it is no longer in test mode. You can see here overclocked, I can click on it and boom there you go. I am ready to control of the vehicle. What, if I lock it? Oh nice says, doors are unlocked, but doubt doors are locked. Oh, so I get an indication that it received the signal and then I get an indication that the signal works so I’m going to unlock oh yeah. I just heard it outside unlocked: oh that’s, pretty awesome it’s in the garage now so I’m, not gon na remote start it. But let me go button this thing up and then we’ll do some more testing but yeah there we go. This is the beginnings of a long, lasting relationship with me and my vehicle through the linker that’s, destul de minunat. Alright, so I got everything put away. I wanted to show you where I put it so the brain is down here. The linker is right over there.
You see it, I literally stuck it with double: stick tape to the side of this speaker, enclosure and I’ll. Show you why here in a second, but if you look in there, you can see how I have it mounted. The the LED lights are up and the side that’s supposed to be up is facing out I’m in the garage, and I still have a connection with it there. I know they said three feet away from metal, which is impossible in a vehicle, but I think that that is a nice, clear location that has a lot of space around it and, of course the other benefit. Is those status lights? Tell me a lot right so I’ll know if I’ve got a GPS signal and a cellular signal, but once I button everything up check it out alright, so one of the reasons I picked that spot is you can see even after everything’s all buttoned up. You can look in there and see the status of the of the system, so if I ever have any issues, I know where to look to find out if, if I’ve got good, connect or not so time will tell if I’m gon na have any problems with That or not, but I think it’s gon na be a good spot. So now let me get everything put back together and then we’ll go out and test it all right. I am out here kind of sort of away from people not super far away, but let’s let’s see how this thing’s going to work for us.
în primul rând, it looks like when you pop it open. It takes a couple of seconds for it to connect and update. I don’t see a way to refresh by pulling the screen down so I’m, going to load up overclock here and there we go I’m going to lock of the vehicle and again this is going through the cellular network. Uită-te la asta.! ok, locked! I get a confirmation back that says that the vehicle is locked or is that confirmation there we go it says in the middle doors are locked. Let me unlock it there we go unlocked alright, adică, pretty awesome and you know that’s, not a bad delay. Remember it’s! Completely dependent upon going through the cellular network, let me start it all right, Chuck nice tone to tell you it started, and I have a feeling: I’m gon na get a run time and there’s. The countdown 15 minutes is what I set my run time to so it’ll. Tell me how much time I have left I’m gon na go ahead and stop it just like that, so that’s pretty awesome. Now what I need to do is test the alarm reporting so I’m gon na go ahead and lock it and set the alarm now you do have to have the alarm set off for at least 10 seconds, or it will not send an alert to your phone. The reason is it’s getting its signal from the alarm siren and if you recall correctly, every time I arm and disarm its using the siren as a chirp, so it doesn’t want to send signals for that kind of stuff.
So the alarm has to be going off for about 10 seconds before it will finally decide to say: ok, yeah we’ll send a notification to him, so I do have pre warned so like that is not going to trigger anything on the app it needs to. Fapt, alright, so I had to turn that off. I did get a notification. Alarm detected, let’s let’s, do a quick GPS tracking find our vehicle locate vehicle? Where am I, where in the world, is overclocked yep that’s, where I’m at so good job there? So it is working as expected and yeah so that’s it. That is how the linker works to integrate your alarm system with your cell phone and now my installation is finally complete.