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How to add remote start to 2017 Ram

Discussion in '4th Gen DIY' started by Moab_Rockstar, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Aflash

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    Did anyone ever figure out where the hood latch factory wires terminated in the harness if they were not lucky enough to be wired through the firewall? 2019 Classic SCSB
     
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    3 2019's and 2 2020' in the last four days... All 5 dead at the plug here in southwestern Ontario, Canada

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    I may have missed this somewhere...but what connectors are used for the pcm plug on the motor side? I had the harness from the latch, and installed the new latch. Pin 11 is empty and I have the BCM connector(s) ready to order just haven’t seen a link or part number for the pcm side. I have a ground lug just need to fill 5 & 6.

    thanks for any help.
     
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    If you don't care about the hood...
    All you need to do is add a pin into number 11 and ground it to a bolt, I use the bolt that is beside the parking brake pedal you need about 16 in of wire..
    Then, change your fob cases so they have the remote start button.
    Use Alfa to set codes, reset RF hub.. drive the truck above 10kph and done.
    I can add remote start to any 13 plus 4th gen in about 10 minutes flat start to finish.
    And I have done over 35 trucks now every engine except for 6.4.. they all work the same.
    And you can do it all for a boat 20 bucks in parts

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    hey, so I have tried to wire this a few times but never the way you are saying to do it. I feel this is the way I will have to do it to have it work. could you maybe explain it in more detail and or some pics or video on how you have done it? I am lost in where to connect the wire and then ground it cause I don't care about the hood. I just want autostart lol please help!!!
     
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    I somewhat care about the hood since I bought the latch. I was thinking of bypassing the plug under the fuse box all together and basically making a mock harness they sell with the kit by just tying into the factory hood wiring/plug. 40 bucks seems a bit steep for the kit just to try and wire it as if it came from the factory but I like the idea of it. I found some terminals but not sure if they’d work or not.

    https://www.mouser.com/catalog/catalogusd/646/1613.pdf

    https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Aptiv-formerly-Delphi/211CL2S2160/?qs=HumNWfwekiGBekSP4y87ng==
     
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    It's incredibly easy. As long as you have a 13+ 4th gen.
    You'll need to get a Pin, I go to the junk yard.
    Reach up under your dash to your BCM, the top left connector. The connector is locked in. You will feel it, there is a bar that needs to come down, in the middle of that bar there is button.. press/hold and pull the bar down.
    Is a small flathead screwdriver to get the case off exposing the wires.
    Put your wire/pin into #11 (this is the hood hatch pin) . And ground the other end to anywhere you can.
    I personally use the nut that is beside the parking brake pedal.

    I'm assuming you have a programmer like Alfa?
    After you do that install, set the codes and reset your RF Hub (need your 4 digit pin).
    *** Because your bypassing the hood latch you MUST keep the pin 11 resistance at 500 ohm, the truck will already be set like this.
    Essentially all you need to do set remote start to present and set pin 11 to present. You can also add the menus into your Uconnect if you wish. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    I was unable to get a good picture from those links.
    I had a guy with a 2019 that also cared about the hood latch.
    What we did, run wire from pin 11 thru firewall up to the hood latch.
    It was quick and easy.
    All of the trucks that I have seen have the connector (picture).
    I cut it off and wired into that, the other wire we just ran it to a ground.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    This is what the pin looks like. I don't know if it comes in different sizes, but that's what it looks like. (Pic)[​IMG]

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    the cutsheet from the 2nd link is attached. Is your pin from the hood plug or from under the fuse box? From the terminal repair kit it matches the wording, but no clue if it’s an actual fit. That’s my reasoning for thinking of doing what y’all did with the 2019 you mention.

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