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Viper Model 130XV Installation Guide

September 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Before beginning the installation:
- Please read this entire installation guide before beginning the installation. The installation of this remote start system requires interfacing with many of the vehicle’s systems. Many new vehicles use low-voltage or multiplexed systems that can be damaged by low resistance testing devices, such as test lights and logic probes (computer safe test lights). Test all circuits with a high quality digital multi-meter before making connections.
- Do not disconnect the battery if the vehicle has an anti-theft-coded radio. If equipped with an air bag, avoid disconnecting the battery if possible. Many airbag systems will display a diagnostic code through their warning lights after they lose power. Disconnecting the battery requires this code to be erased, which can require a trip to the dealer.
- Remove the dome light fuse. This prevents accidentally draining the battery.
- Roll down a window to avoid being locked out of the vehicle.
After the installation:
- Test all functions. The “Using Your System” section of the Owner’s Guide is very helpful when testing.
- Complete the vehicle Safety Check outlined in this manual prior to the vehicle reassembly.
The starter wire provides 12V directly to the starter or to a relay controlling starter. In some vehicles, it is necessary to power a cold start circuit. A cold start circuit will test exactly like a starter circuit, but it does not control the starter. Instead, the cold start circuit is used to prime the fuel injection system for starting when the vehicle is cold.
How to find the starter wire with your multimeter:
1. Set to DCV or DC voltage (12V or 20V is fine).
2. Attach the (-) probe of the meter to chassis ground.
3. Probe the wire you suspect of being the starter wire. The steering column is an excellent place to find this wire. Remember you do not need to interrupt the starter at the same point you test it. Hiding your starter kill relay and connections is always recommended.
4. Turn the ignition key switch to the start position. Make sure the car is not in gear! If your meter reads (+)12V, go to the next step. If it doesn’t, probe another wire.
5. Cut the wire you suspect of being the starter wire.
6. Attempt to start the car. If the starter engages, reconnect it and go back to Step 3. If the starter does not turn over, you have the right wire.

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