2009 GCV SE
I know this is an old post . But does the remote starter add on come as a kit ? If so where can I find the part number ?.I have this activated on many cars without changing the WCM, also in european cars where remote start is not available.
If this dont work for you then there are 2 possible reasons
Reason 1 : Your car has'nt a hood ajar switch! You must add this (20-25$). The connector for this should be always built in.
Reason 2 : Your dealer has completed 66% of the necessary steps.
1. step: The dealer must add sales code XBM to the vin
2. step: Dealer must start "restore vehicle configuration" and after this step the most dealers think, thats all. But this is wrong.
3. step: DEALER MUST RESET THE WCM CONFIGURATION. Without this step remote start will NOT work, because the setting for Remote Start is still "FALSE" and not TRUE in the WCM. Your dealer can check this in the tab ECU Details --> Configuration of the WCM. If the setting for "remote start" shows "FALSE" then the dealer must do following: Go to WCM, Change to tab "Misc Function", start the Routine RESET ECU CONFIGURATION. He must now enter the 4-Digit vehicle Pin. After this step your WCM will show "TRUE" für remote start in the tab "ECU Details" --> "Configuration". The remote start will now
There is an official hands on from Chrysler for the Dealers.
The programming steps are described on page 2 (step 1 and step 2) and on page 28. Adding the hood ajar switch (if necessary) on page 3
It's really easy, I shined a light on the lower wiring part of the TIPM looking from the front and I just saw it there, no issues. There is a decent amount of space there, I did have to untangle it from the rest of the wires there, so it could reach the place where the hood switch is. It's funny, my van didn't have the hole to screw the hood switch onto, but even without it secured it won't go anywhereI ordered the hood switch parts yesterday. How hard is it to find the hood switch cable under the TIPM?
I'll still need to buy an OBD II adapter and the scanning software for my laptop. Maybe in a few weeks? I'm not changing out the WIN module, it's a WIN module right? I don't want to work that hard to get 300 feet of range.
Hey James, I saw you ran into that issue so I made sure I had the 1.6 beta version that reads the codes and let's you reconfigure the WCM. So I dont think it's that, it seemed to work.What version of Appcar are you using? I ran in to trouble because the newer version couldn't do what I needed it to and had to use an older version. I think a menu item was missing in the new version.
I just redid the remote start set and reconfigured WIN module again to double check that was the issue. Went for a drive, locked it.If you're sure the programming is correct, start by checking your hood switch. Perhaps it's not contacting properly when the hood is closed or simply isn't working. You can use an ohm meter to verify the switch is working, and if it is, hold the hood switch down by hand while trying remote start.
If that works, then shut the engine off, close the hood and try again.