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post #16 of 38 Old 04-19-2009, 07:54 PM
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i really wanted remote start on my jeep. I wanted a stick more though.

that is a nice writeup too!!

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post #17 of 38 Old 04-20-2009, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Will this system work on a Jeep without power windows/locks?

My wife enjoys the remote start during the winter, but a Jeep doesn't need electric windows and stuff.
Power windows Im sure doesnt matter but Im not sure if it will work without power locks. Part of the process of the remote start is that it locks all doors just before starting. So Im not sure if it will cause an issue or not. The techs at the dealership might be able to disable that part in the computer. Not really sure but I bet it could be done.

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post #18 of 38 Old 10-21-2009, 12:14 PM
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Thanks

This was a great "how to" write up. I installed mine with the help from the post with no problems in less than 20 minutes. Thanks!
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Congrats and good job. Glad I was able to help.

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Will this work on Jeeps with the security system?

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Will this work on Jeeps with the security system?
Mine came with the factory security system and I added the factory remote start afterwards. They are designed to be integrated.

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post #22 of 38 Old 01-04-2011, 08:52 PM
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Thanks for the writeup. In it you said to "11. Plug in the wire from antenna module into the new WCM and route excess wire under steering column."

I have the same kit and can not find anywhere on the wcm to plug the antenna mudule into. What am I missing? Thanks got any pics?
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post #23 of 38 Old 01-04-2011, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the writeup. In it you said to "11. Plug in the wire from antenna module into the new WCM and route excess wire under steering column."

I have the same kit and can not find anywhere on the wcm to plug the antenna mudule into. What am I missing? Thanks got any pics?
Its been a while since Ive looked at that but from what I remember is that there were 2 ports on the WCM. I dont have any other pics but I will double check my WCM for the 2nd port and see if I can get a pic for you tomorrow afternoon when I get home from work.

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post #24 of 38 Old 01-05-2011, 07:37 AM
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You cant get it specifically for a manual because it is a safety issue. If you didnt have the parking brake on all the way and had it in gear like most people do when they park (since back in the day they didnt have good parking breaks on thier old manual trani's lol) you could start it and have your Jeep drive itself probably into the garage or another car... anyway, you CAN take it to an alarm instaler or somthing along those lines and pay a **** load to have it installed and have the safety clutch switch disabled though im not sure how to get around it being programmed by the dealership.
If the Chrysler one won't handle a manual, that's just crappy design on their part. Any aftermarket remote start can handle this for you. If the tranny isn't out of gear, the starter won't fire.
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post #25 of 38 Old 05-31-2011, 08:28 AM
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I completed this install myself this past friday on my GF's 2010 JK and wanted to share a couple thoughts I had during the process.

Firstly, many thanks to the OP for this write-up. The install by itself is super-straight-forward, but this how-to was still a great help.

1. In retrospect, I believe that one can insert the hood switch wire into the bottom of the 'D' or 'center' connector without ever removing it from the bottom of the relay/fuse box. After removing the bottom cap and rubber seal as described, simply grip the new wire with needle nose pliers and slide it into its designated slot until it clicks in place. Done.

2. I initially had some difficulty finding the phillips head screw which holds the wiper stalk onto the steering column. FYI: This screw is painted black, unlike most of the others which are silver, and if you are sitting in the driver seat (as I was) it's almost invisible. I ended up having to go around to the passenger side of the jeep with a flashlight, shining it on the steering column before I found that darn screw.

3. Probably most importantly, after installing the kit one needs to drive to the dealership for programming. The OP said to hold the old WCM near the key for 3 seconds while engaging the jeep's ignition. This did not work for me and the jeep would stall out after 3 seconds (as it's supposed to).
I (eventually) figured out that the key still needed to go through the ring of the old WCM. Basically I positioned the ring of the old WCM over the ignition and threaded the key through it, and then started the jeep. This was the only way the jeep would stay running. I see the OP installed on an 09, and this may be a new step necessary with the 2010, but for the 5 minutes it took to figure that out, it had me a little concerned.

Otherwise, the install went off without a hitch, and I hope these additional tips help anyone else planning to do this super-easy mod!

Oh, and FWIW, I got the kit on ebay for $190 shipped and paid the second dealer $65 for the programming and key cutting. (The first dealer I called quoted me $120!!! I'm glad I didn't settle and made that second call!)
Anyway, I figure $255 all-in for the OEM remote start is a pretty reasonable price. At least much better than having the dealer do it all and paying them $500+!

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post #26 of 38 Old 12-19-2011, 07:22 PM
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sorry to stir up a oldish thread but wondering where to install my WCM module theres no current location with holes under the dash ... and id hate to drill if not necessary.

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post #28 of 38 Old 12-22-2011, 10:01 AM
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sorry to stir up a oldish thread but wondering where to install my WCM module theres no current location with holes under the dash ... and id hate to drill if not necessary.

thanks

I presume you mean the remote start antenna receiver unit, not the WCM?

the new WCM replaces the old WCM and mounts over the ignition switch on the steering column.

anyway, there are no factory drilled holes that I am aware of for the mounting of the antenna receiver unit.

as described by the OP, and seconded by me, the easiest place to mount the antenna receiver is in the metal plate directly below the steering column. it was really easy to pop two holes in it and tack on the antenna right there.

good luck!
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I presume you mean the remote start antenna receiver unit, not the WCM?

the new WCM replaces the old WCM and mounts over the ignition switch on the steering column.

anyway, there are no factory drilled holes that I am aware of for the mounting of the antenna receiver unit.

as described by the OP, and seconded by me, the easiest place to mount the antenna receiver is in the metal plate directly below the steering column. it was really easy to pop two holes in it and tack on the antenna right there.

good luck!
I do not have the same plate that is on the JKs .... theres a side mounted plate next to my storage box under the steering column maybe the only logical spot but id love to match OEM....anyone have a KK pic with remote start from factory?

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post #30 of 38 Old 01-22-2012, 10:46 PM
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Thanks for this write up! I installed mine this weekend! Now just have to go to the dealer!

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