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Old 10-17-2018
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Lock JK Wrangler Push-to-Start, Hands-Free Keyless Entry & Remote Start
UPDATE: demo video of the finished product!


i'm attempting to add an aftermarket security system with push-to-start, passive keyless entry (hands-free), and remote start into my 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Rubicon. i already had the factory remote start option, and like any modern vehicle there's a basic OEM alarm feature.

i think i have *most* of it figured out, but this is a work in progress...

DISCLAIMER: messing around with the bits that keep your rig running while you're driving is a horribly dangerous idea. do so at your own risk!

also, i can't take credit for the idea. "ulyssefreak1" over on wranglerforum.com already did this. however, his thread lacks critical details, so i'm doing my own writeup!

why bother?

1) this is my daily driver and i always seem to have my hands full getting in our out. having both the push button start/stop and the passive entry together mean you never have to fiddle with a key or fob!

2) i loved how "factory" the start button looked in place of the mirror controls when i first saw the post on wranglerforum.

3) because it's just the sort of geeky thing Gadget needs - and just because i can (i think)!

pieces parts
  1. the main thing here is the Easyguard EC002 alarm/PKE/push-button-start system which runs about $139. this is made-in-China but seems a notch above the similar ones from eBay, Alibaba, etc.

    alternative: the only real competition is Advanced Keys, which looks like a nice system.

  2. a vehicle interface (security bypass) module and related T-harness make for a much simpler and cleaner install, and may even be required depending on the rig.

    i used the same Omega OL-MDB-ALL module and Omega OL-HRN-CH5 harness that ulyssefreak1 did. the module is about $60 and the harness is going for around $30 but has been discontinued so it's getting harder to find. i also needed the Omega OL-LOADER (PC interface cable) for about $40 to program/flash the module. note that Omega/ADS/Excalibur are all the same company.

    alternative: a bypass/harness/programmer setup by Fortin or DEI should work as well. the Fortin EVO-CHRT5 package includes an EVO-ALL module and T-Harness that works with JK's, plus you'd need a Flashlink programmer.

  3. thus far, i've also needed a special time-delay relay, alarm siren, some resistors, and wire. i make all my connections using uninsulated ferrules crimped with the correct tool and then wrapped in marine heat-shrink.


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