Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I plug in the module and I get no response…it acts like the
Q: I purchased a universal Bulldog Replacement Remote Control, it will not work, why?
A: There are (2) two types of Remotes, a NON-PTC or fixed code, and a PTC or Rolling Code, all Remotes look the same, but will not work because you got wrong type of Remote for your unit. Here is how to tell the difference, open up the remote and get to the PC board, if you have a GREEN board it is NON-PTC, if it is a RED board, it is a PTC. The only remotes available are PTC type.
Q: I have a 2001I and everything works, but when I open the Door and the Dome Light turns on, the Alarm does not sound, why?
A: Make sure you are WAITING at least (1) full MINUTE, for it to fully Arm, if the ALARM still does not go off (FULL ALARM), make sure that when a door is opened that a Dome Light turns on, if it does, the unit may need to be serviced.
Q: When I connect up my D.I.Y. Alarm, I do not have any Range to my unit, did I connect it up wrong?
A: If you have tried moving the YELLOW ANTENNA wire in different directions under the Hood and cannot get the RANGE on the unit to improve, there may be a problem in the RF Section of the unit and it will need to be serviced.
Q: - How do I enable my Talking DIY Alarm to say "Please move away from the vehicle"?
A: - This is done through a simple adjustment of the shock sensor. Disarm the alarm and press and hold the Finder button until the alarm says "Please adjust sensor now". Hit the vehicle, open handed, directly above the alarm. The alarm will respond by saying "Thank you". Next, arm the alarm and wait approximately twenty seconds. Now hit the vehicle, open handed, directly above the alarm. Now it will respond by saying "Please move away from he vehicle". The unit is now adjusted properly.
Q: What is the Yellow wire on the back of the DIY Alarm for?
A: This Yellow wire is the unit's antenna. This receives the signal from the transmitter. Make sure that you DO NOT connect this directly to any metal or to electrical wiring under the hood.
Q: Where in the vehicle should I mount the Alarm?
A: The unit should be mounted as high up and as far back in the engine compartment as possible. It does not matter if the unit is mounted vertically or horizontally, as long as moisture cannot gather in the siren bell.
Q: I have lost my remote control and need to purchase a new one, how do I know which remote control to order?
A: When purchasing a replacement remote control you will first need the model number of your unit, this number is on the cover of every installation/Owner’s Manual, this model number makes it easy to purchase replacement remote controls.
Q: How do I know which remote start will work with my vehicle?
A: All of our Remote Starters are Universal, they will work with any vehicle that has a Gas Engine with fuel-injection and has a Automatic Transmission, we also have units that work with diesels and manual transmissions a little research in the INSTALLATION MANUAL section of our website will let you get the proper REMOTE STARTER for your vehicles application, what is more important is getting the correct Anti-theft bypass module for your vehicle, you will have (2) options with this vehicle, the 791 Bypass Module that will requires an Extra key to be placed inside of it to bypass the anti-theft or an Interface Bypass module that is Key-less, no key is required to be placed inside the bypass module.
Q: I have lost my factory remote control for my vehicle. If I purchase one of your remote controls will it work?
A: Unfortunately our remote control will not operate your factory keyless entry system, you have 2 options, one is to purchase a pricy replacement OEM remote or install one of our keyless entry system for about half the price.
Q: When I went to install the remote starter/keyless entry into my vehicle, I noticed on the vehicle wiring diagram that I will need to purchase extra relays and resistors before I can start installing my system. This seems like a lot of extra work to do and will take up a lot of extra time, is there an easier way to do this install?
A: Yes there is. By using an interface bypass module you will not need the extra relays and resistors, nor will you need an anti-theft bypass module. The interface bypass will do all of the work for you, saving you time and money on the install.
Q: How do I know what type of anti-theft system is installed into my vehicle from the factory?
A: All imports, Fords and Chrylsers use the transponder anti-theft system, when it comes to GM, this is where it gets little tricky, most newer GM’s built after 2003 but not all, use a transponder system, the ignition key shaft will have stamped on it pk3, always check the Owner’s Manual for the vehicle it will tell you what anti-theft system the vehicle has. Now if the vehicle was built before 2003, check the Owner’s manual for the vehicle, it will tell you if the vehicle has an anti-theft system, such as V.A.T.S ( a little chip in the steel shaft of the key you can see), Passlock 1 or Passlock 2, no matter what anti-theft system you have, the 791 by pass module will bypass it for you.
Q: I am installing a remote starter and I do not want to cut and splice into the vehicle’s wire harness. Do you have a T-harness for my vehicle?
A: Unfortunately for most newer vehicles (2001 and up), a T-harness is not available due to the new multi-plex ignition systems and anti-theft systems that are being installed in these newer vehicles, but the installation of an interface bypass module does decrease the amount of wires that you need to cut and splice into, saving you time and money.
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