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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I plug in the module and I get no response…it acts like the
module is dead.

A: If power and ground are ok, move the Parking Light switch to the
(+)Positive position (in). If unit starts clicking, the unit is in safe mode.

Q: I lost the Remote Control to my DIY Alarm, where can I
purchase a replacement Remote Transmitter?

A: To purchase an extra REMOTE CONTROL contact DIRECT WHOLESALE at 1-800-659-0764, have the Installation Manual along with the Model number for your unit when ordering a new Remote Control.

Q: Are there batteries in the push button Remote Transmitters?

A: There is an A23 or A27 Remote Control battery in the remote transmitters. To open the transmitter, insert a coin in the groove at the top, press down and twist the coin and the two halves will separate. When you are finished changing the batteries, snap the two halves of the remote back together. Other Remotes have screws to remove and replace.

Q: I Arm the DIY Alarm System, then I open the door, the
Alarm does not sound, why?

A: You must wait at least 1 minute or longer after Arming before you open the door (Dome Light Must turn ON) the vehicle to test the Alarm System.

Q: Will my D.I.Y. Alarm operate my Bulldog Security Remote Starter?

A: Currently, no Do-It-Yourself unit has a second channel output capable of connecting to a remote starter. If you wish to use an alarm to control your starter, you would need to upgrade to a "Pro-Series" system. Please contact "customer service" for more details.

Q: How does my DIY Alarm know when the door is opened?

A: The alarm's microprocessor is capable of sensing current change through the battery voltage. When the door is opened and the dome light is turned on, the microprocessor notices this change in the current status, activating the alarm.

Q: Why doesn't my DIY Alarm give me a Warn-Away when you approach the vehicle?

A: The Warn Away responds only when a direct impact is applied to the body. A harder impact after this initial Warn-Away will set the alarm off in full alarm.

Q: I connected power to my DIY Alarm but it doesn't respond.

A: Make sure the unit is securely mounted with all three screws to the metal body of the vehicle. Also make sure the black wire from the unit is attached to the bracket bolt. If this is all in place, check the white fuse holder, making sure the fuse is not blown, then make sure the red power clip is connected firmly to the (+) positive side of the battery.

Q: I am putting a remote starter in my vehicle, how do I know if I need an anti-theft bypass or not?

A: In most cases if your vehicle was manufactured after 1998 then yes, you will need a bypass module for remote starting. Check the Owner’s Manual of the vehicle to see if your vehicle is equipped with some type of anti-theft system, also check the wire color code chart on our website for your vehicle it will tell you if you need a bypass or not.

Q: I am putting a remote starter/keyless entry into my new car and on the vehicle wire diagram chart it states that I need an interface bypass module for remote starting. I purchased a 791 bypass module but it will not work, why?

A: On some newer vehicles a special interface bypass module is required due in part to the newer multi-plex ignition circuits at the ignition switch of your vehicle and also due to the more complex anti-theft systems in these newer vehicles. In some cases, the interface is needed just to incorporate keyless entry on newer vehicles. The upside to this interface bypass module is less time installing your remote starter, less wires to be connected to the vehicle and more options from the remote starter system.

Q: I am installing an interface bypass module to the remote starter, where do I connect up the ground when running (status) wire?

A: Connect the ground when running (status) wire to the (-) Negative out when running or the (-) Ignition 3 output wire on the remote starter. On some units this wire is the (-) Security bypass output wire on the remote starter.

Q: I am installing a remote start and bypass module and when reading the information on the bypass module and it state that I must put a extra ignition key inside the bypass module for remote starting, I only have one ignition key for my vehicle; Does this ignition key have to stay inside this bypass module? And if so, can I get another ignition key?

A: If your vehicle uses a transponder anti-theft key then yes, you will need to place an extra ignition key inside the bypass module for operation. If you have only one ignition key, you can order an extra programmable transponder key from us, but in most cases if you have only one key that starts your car, it will require 2 working keys to program in the new transponder key, so we now offer a keyless interface bypass module, that will NOT require giving up your only ignition key for remote starting.

Q: I put a basic remote starter in my vehicle and when I remote start my car, the factory remote will not unlock my doors, why is that?

A: On most imports and some domestic vehicles, when the engine is running, the factory remote stops operating. This is designed in by the manufacturers so that you cannot lock and unlock the vehicle by remote while driving. In this case, your only option is to press the stop button on the remote starter and then use the factory remote to enter the vehicle or install a remote starter with keyless entry. To find out before purchasing a system, you can run this simple test, with the engine running, try your factory remote, if it does not function, you will need a remote starter with keyless entry.

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