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JK Wrangler Push-to-Start, Hands-Free Keyless Entry & Remote Start

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have you tried unplugging and replugging the 2 T-harness connectors in the steering column just to make sure those are solid?

 

 

other than that, my recommendation would be to forget the Easyguard for a minute and verify that the Omega side of things first...

 

to do that you can enable the Omegalink feature that does a remote-start just by pressing "unlock" on your factory remote 3 times. you'll have to re-flash the module and use all the same settings except under "Advanced Features" tab, change "Factory keyless RS sequence" to "3x unlock".

 

note that it would probably be best to do a complete reset of the module first, then do that new flash, then do the in-car config and programming steps again (just to be scientific about it and ensure your doing a clean/fresh try).

 

also i'd leave the Easyguard, your resistor pack, and the time-delay relay all disconnected so as to ensure there's no problems with any of those items or their wiring.

 

at that point, if you can't start the rig by just quickly pressing unlock 3 times on your factory remote, you know you have a problem with the Omega stuff (the actual module, it's flash or programming/config, or the T-Harness). their support should be able to help you get that working since it would be only their products involved at that point.

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i went back over all the instructions and the manuals and found a connection that i left out:

 

Easyguard 3P, Yellow (C, GWR Ground) === COMMON GROUND

 

i edited the original wiring post and added this in for future readers, but if you had everything else right, this would still definitely have prevented it from starting with the button! sorry about that.

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Hey theksmith. I'm having the exact same issue as Ballistix was and I'm stuck at the same spot. PKE works fine. Start button lights up. Blinks when I step on brake pedal. Turns green when I push to start my truck but it doesn't start up. I double checked my wiring, "successfully" configured the bypass (I put quotes because there's no indication of doing it right, but I followed the steps to program the bypass and it did everything it said it would). So now I'm stuck. I do notice that the light on bypass turns red when I attempt to start using the push button. I'm thinking it's a bypass issue but according to the instructions I programmed it properly. I also hooked it to start the truck with 3x times oem fob press and it worked so I'm sure I'm doing it right. Any ideas?

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Hey theksmith. I'm having the exact same issue as Ballistix was and I'm stuck at the same spot. PKE works fine. Start button lights up. Blinks when I step on brake pedal. Turns green when I push to start my truck but it doesn't start up. I double checked my wiring, "successfully" configured the bypass (I put quotes because there's no indication of doing it right, but I followed the steps to program the bypass and it did everything it said it would). So now I'm stuck. I do notice that the light on bypass turns red when I attempt to start using the push button. I'm thinking it's a bypass issue but according to the instructions I programmed it properly. I also hooked it to start the truck with 3x times oem fob press and it worked so I'm sure I'm doing it right. Any ideas?

 

cool that you did the 3x lock test, at least you know the Omegalink flash & programming is good. so i'm thinking there's maybe a wiring issue between the Omegalink and the Easyguard...

 

first - did you see my last post about having missed documenting 1 important ground connection? do you have that?

 

next - if you hold the main push-to-start button down for a full 5 seconds, does anything behave differently? what about trying the remote start button for 3 seconds on the Easyguard remote?

 

double check your DIP switches on the Easyguard... also be sure that you didn't change them while it was connected to power. if you did, then just leave it disconnected for a while and then plug it back and in and it should register their current positions.

 

the fact that the Omegalink LED changes color when you try to start form the Easyguard button means at least they are talking somehow - i'll triple check the wire colors i documented against the instructions for both units and get back to you if i find anything wrong.

 

also, did you do configure that "prolong start" option on the Easyguard? even if you didn't then i think holding the start button for 5 seconds should still work.

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cool that you did the 3x lock test, at least you know the Omegalink flash & programming is good. so i'm thinking there's maybe a wiring issue between the Omegalink and the Easyguard...

 

first - did you see my last post about having missed documenting 1 important ground connection? do you have that?

 

next - if you hold the main push-to-start button down for a full 5 seconds, does anything behave differently? what about trying the remote start button for 3 seconds on the Easyguard remote?

 

double check your DIP switches on the Easyguard... also be sure that you didn't change them while it was connected to power. if you did, then just leave it disconnected for a while and then plug it back and in and it should register their current positions.

 

the fact that the Omegalink LED changes color when you try to start form the Easyguard button means at least they are talking somehow - i'll triple check the wire colors i documented against the instructions for both units and get back to you if i find anything wrong.

 

also, did you do configure that "prolong start" option on the Easyguard? even if you didn't then i think holding the start button for 5 seconds should still work.

I ordered the EasyGuard unit with the shock sensor (I didn't mean to) so I didn't get the 3pin gwr cable. I cut the shock sensor cable to use that instead but maybe it's different. I called customer service and they said it sounds like the gwr isn't activating. I'm gonna try again using the relay for gwr. When I press and hold the start button and on the remote the push start changes from blue to green but no start. It seems like the EasyGuard is doing it's job but it's just not passing it to my truck. I did not change the prolong start, I figured if I was close it would at least try to turn the engine over. I'll try that stuff when I get home later. Thanks.

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Hi all,

 

Sorry for the late responses, just got back from out of town. I saw the missing orange wire post as soon as I was about to leave and figured it was best left till i got back. I actually plan on redoing the entire harness, since some of the wire are shorter in length than others. So I went out and got some extra wire and will make the entire thing one uniform length.

 

@evilteam - Glad to see you working on this project too, and having more success than me. I saw on your profile tab that you're running a Dodge Ram? Is that the car you're working on with this?

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Yeah I'm doing this on a 2014 Ram 1500. My connections are a bit different because of a different t harness I'm using. I'm sure I'm successfully programming the bypass, I get all the red and green lights the instructions say I should. I also can't get into accessory mode with the single press of the push start button. I'm gonna take it all apart and try again making sure all connections are correct but I'm sure they are. I'm about ready to give up, it's really frustrating...

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Yeah I'm doing this on a 2014 Ram 1500. My connections are a bit different because of a different t harness I'm using. I'm sure I'm successfully programming the bypass, I get all the red and green lights the instructions say I should. I also can't get into accessory mode with the single press of the push start button. I'm gonna take it all apart and try again making sure all connections are correct but I'm sure they are. I'm about ready to give up, it's really frustrating...

 

i hear ya, but sounds like you're super close so don't give up!

 

 

have you tried disconnecting the Easyguard, the resistors, and the time-delay relay - then:

 

- unlock your vehicle with the factory fob

- ground the GWR input on the Omegalink

- touch the "Start" input on the Omegalink to +12v for a second or two (till it tries to start)

 

if that doesn't at least crank, then be sure you selected "hardwired" during both the flashing of the Omegalink and the initial configuration step after it was installed. also make sure all the connectors on the Omegalink are plugged in securely.

 

if that does start it, then let me know and we'll see what we can do to troubleshoot the Easyguard.

 

good luck!

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Success!! (A little bit.) Looks like grounding that GWR wire really helped. ; ) I finally got the car to start now with the Start button, but now it only stays on for about a second, and then cuts out. If I start it with the factory fob or key, it starts and stays on fine. I tired getting into the configuration with the brake pedal and the fob, but couldn't get the crank timer setting to change. I kept getting the single flash/beep for the default crank time of .8 seconds. (Installed that LED to see the feedback from the system.)

 

Besides that config, is there anything else I'm missing? I have the relay and resistors back in place and everything should be fully wired up.

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Success!! (A little bit.) Looks like grounding that GWR wire really helped. ; ) I finally got the car to start now with the Start button, but now it only stays on for about a second, and then cuts out. If I start it with the factory fob or key, it starts and stays on fine. I tired getting into the configuration with the brake pedal and the fob, but couldn't get the crank timer setting to change. I kept getting the single flash/beep for the default crank time of .8 seconds. (Installed that LED to see the feedback from the system.)

 

Besides that config, is there anything else I'm missing? I have the relay and resistors back in place and everything should be fully wired up.

 

nice!

 

does holding the start button down 5 seconds without pressing the brake get it to stay running? what about the remote start fob button (3 secs)?

 

i do *think* it was that prolong start/crank setting on the Easyguard which got it to stay running... i'll do that config procedure again myself in a little while to see if i can provide any tips - i seem to remember the timing being a little tricky.

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