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#1 Old 01-04-2009, 01:16 PM
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Remote Start Question

I installed a Hornet 570T (DEI) remote start system in my 2003 Xterra. I have everything connected and when I went to hit the start button on the remote, it cranks for about 2 sec, then cuts off. It doesn't crank long enough to actually turn over. Any ideas of anything to check?
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Something with the fuel pump relay? Did you miss something that would keep the fuel pump on?

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do you have it programmed for tach sensing or voltage sensing?? If its set up for tach, learn the tach at 1500-2000 RPMs and if its voltage, bump up the crank time.

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thank you all so much for the responses. I've actually suspected it was something to do either of your all's ideas. I've checked my wiring and there isn't a connection required for anything with the fuel pump, I assume its triggered sometime in the ignition process. I've tried it with tach and volt sensing. I have the tach wire connected and currently its set to tach mode. In tach mode it cranks longer but still will not fire up. I cannot find in the instructions anywhere that explains how to set the RPMs or crank time. Do you have any idea on how that might be done? Thanks again!
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if you look in the install manual, its on page 22.

start the engine with the key, push and hold the program button and then the lights will flash when its programmed.


When I do them at work, I start the engine, bring the rpm's up to 1500 and then push and hold the program button.

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Ok, I just tried that and it cranks a little longer but doesn't fire. It cranks for about the time I would think it would take to normally start a car so I'm wondering if it may be something that I've done wrong with the ignition or starter connections. I followed the wiring diagram toward the bottom of this page: http://xterrafirma.com/modules.php?o...d=10&scope=all . I connected the purple wire to the black/yellow wire for starter1. Both reds are connected to the white/red wire, The orange acc. wire is connected to the blue, the pink is connected to the black/white for ignition1, and the pink/white is connected to the red for igntion2. Do those connections seem right?

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On the primary harness, I did not connect the blue wire (200mA output), I connected the violet/white tach wire to the pink/blue wire on the pass. side in the white computer box, the brown was connected to the brown/red brake wire, gray was ran to the hood switch, i grounded the black wire to a bolt under the center console, did not connect the white/blue remote start activation input wire, connected the green/black disarm wire to the yellow/red wire that was in the pigtail on the top of the smart entrance control unit, and the white was connected to the blue/red wire in a pigtail at the SECU. All other functions (lock, lights, etc.) work, just no start.
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Does it have a transponder that needs to be bypassed? (I'm not sure if the 03 had it as an option). If so try just sticking the key in the ign, (but don't turn it), and then hit the remote start button and see if it starts. If it does, then you need to bypass it.
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I'm pretty sure the 03 doesn't have one from my research. I have tried starting it with the key in the ignition with no change.
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you need a relay to trigger the second starter wire. Nissans are famous for that. There are 5 pins on a relay: 85, 86, 87, 87A, 30 and are labeled on the bottom as such. They need to be hooked up as follows:

pin 85: ground
pin 86: first starter wire (trigger wire, this turns on the relay at the approtiate time)
pin 87: +12V (constant power)
pin 87A: no connection!
pin 30: second starter wire.

Do this and then your remote starter should work properly. DEI is a great brand of remote starters and is the only brand I sell and install at work. Product is bulletproof and works amazing!

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