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Old 12-30-2012, 09:57 PM
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Alarm system problem, wont let truck start?

Okay installed a autopage alarm/remote start over the summer after my truck was stolen, awesome system havnt had any problems until now. I live in north tx we just got the snow/ice for Christmas so the truck sat a few days in the cold, went to start it to move it and it turned over once then my led flashes and my remote beeps, look at it and it says engine running like i had used my remote start? well i did the turn the key hit the brake and tried and it turned over fine till it started, so i said eh just cold weather, welllll then i notice my radio is no longer working.... Then this morning i go to move it and it will not start it keeps on doing one crank then flash and beep. finally i just go under the dash pull all fuses to the alarm system, and its fine, (still no radio) i feel like the radio and alarm must be linked somehow, not sure what is going on. any ideas? maybe a fuse somewhere bad? leaving to go back to school on Tuesday so wanting to try and fix it so i have an alarm system when i get back out to UT Arlington!

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That's a tough one. There are two acc circuits, one for climate and one for the radio. I can't remember what other stuff is connected to each circuit, is there anything else not working like wipers, mirrors, windows? Perhaps the alarm is cutting power to one of those circuits.

As for the no start issue, it sounds like the alarm isn't waiting long enough for the glow plugs to warm the engine and it isn't monitoring the tach signal to know when it is actually running. See if you can find anything on your alarm to monitor the WTS light or add a delay. You could try turning the key to run for a min before hitting the remote start just to eliminate the wait issue. You also need to find out if the alarm can monitor the tach signal so it knows when the truck is running.
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That's a tough one. There are two acc circuits, one for climate and one for the radio. I can't remember what other stuff is connected to each circuit, is there anything else not working like wipers, mirrors, windows? Perhaps the alarm is cutting power to one of those circuits.

As for the no start issue, it sounds like the alarm isn't waiting long enough for the glow plugs to warm the engine and it isn't monitoring the tach signal to know when it is actually running. See if you can find anything on your alarm to monitor the WTS light or add a delay. You could try turning the key to run for a min before hitting the remote start just to eliminate the wait issue. You also need to find out if the alarm can monitor the tach signal so it knows when the truck is running.

as for accessories idk ill have to check on that one, and for the no start im not even trying to use the remote start, just turn it on by the key only lol i dont have it hooked to a tach its strictly delay and timed crank (temp setup dont use it that much) i tried using the remote start to see if maybe it was just wanting to do that and it did the same thing one crank and then said running. but i just want it to start when i turn the key, it killing the start is like got me so puzzled
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If it has a auto kill i would start by checking the wireharnes from the auto start. Umm green wire i believe. But it sounds like you have a loose conection.


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Silly me. If you auto page has the starter kill. And you pulled the fues your truck will not start becuse you cut the connection going to the starter wire. Replace the fues going to the green wire to you harness under the panel on the steering thaing.


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Old 12-31-2012, 07:47 AM
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The starter kill goes to a relay which the alarm can send a signal to kill, if the alarm has no power the truck will start fine like when I pulled all the fuses it works fine, drove all the way to Shreveport and back had to start it a few times on stops and never had an issue.

Would the system send a starter kill and then send the engine run signal to my remote? Like I'm not using remote start at all I'm turning the key and its doing this lol


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How good are your batteries? I had an alarm once that when the battery was weak it would reset when I tried to start the car. This would keep the car from cranking and then set off the alarm. Thought the alarm was bad, but it was the battery. This was on a gasser though.
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It is that or the brain of the alarm has gone by by.. But if you pulled all fuses to the power. I do not think they have the starter kill..
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