How to add remote start to 2017 Ram

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Why not just ground the pins on the BCM and bypass the hood latch completely? That is how I have done it for the two remote start installs I have done.
 

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Why not just ground the pins on the BCM and bypass the hood latch completely? That is how I have done it for the two remote start installs I have done.

Because I don't have the kind of luck that prevents the button from getting hit while working on the engine and I prefer my fingers where they are. :)

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Because I don't have the kind of luck that prevents the button from getting hit while working on the engine and I prefer my fingers where they are. :)

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You could do like a maintenance switch or something like that?

Good point though I have accidently remote started my truck a few times.
 

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Interesting idea. I've got my new latch laying on the bench at home, and was planning to install this weekend. Let me take a look at this.

Any luck? I'm holding off ordering one or the other until I see your report. :)

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Sorry, I failed to get to it this weekend. I have plans to make it happen tonight, but no promises. I will report this evening or tomorrow if I can.
 

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Any luck? I'm holding off ordering one or the other until I see your report. :)

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No joy. You could do it, but you'd have to essentially destroy the latches to get the switch off. You'd have to drill a couple of large rivets out to get the latch apart to remove the switch. Easiest to just replace the whole latch assembly.
 
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No joy. You could do it, but you'd have to essentially destroy the latches to get the switch off. You'd have to drill a couple of large rivets out to get the latch apart to remove the switch. Easiest to just replace the whole latch assembly.

Wow, it looked like it was just held in by a couple plastic pegs and 1 screw in all the photos.

Thank you for checking it and letting us know!

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Those aren’t actually the correct terminals for the BCM, but they “fit”.
Kostal 32124734123000 are the correct terminals- https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/KOSTAL/32124734123000-L?qs=W0yvOO0ixfFjDQ0rJ%2BHBUw==
I am trying to source the BCM pins as well for a taillight install. My question is, there seems to be two different size pins for the BCM. I am trying to pin BCM C6/F pins 27 and 31 (light fault sense wires R+L).

Large BCM terminals for the turn signal circuits (2)- https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Kostal/22140492060050-L?qs=/ha2pyFaduj8oGXoX7vSDezsCEh/TeFPHxy2z8Kh8Nv44XLlKWlO4Q==

Small BCM terminals for those with factory incandescent tails to add light fault circuits (2)- https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/829-13627884-L?r=829-13627884-L
Do you know if the Kostal 32124734123000 are the "small" pins or the "large" pins? The smaller pins (Aptive 13627884-L) are discontinued and replaced with Aptiv 35072396-L, which also have a huge lead time (July 2022).
 

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I am trying to source the BCM pins as well for a taillight install. My question is, there seems to be two different size pins for the BCM. I am trying to pin BCM C6/F pins 27 and 31 (light fault sense wires R+L).


Do you know if the Kostal 32124734123000 are the "small" pins or the "large" pins? The smaller pins (Aptive 13627884-L) are discontinued and replaced with Aptiv 35072396-L, which also have a huge lead time (July 2022).
Kostal 32124734123000 are the small terminals. If this is for the 2011 in your signature, none of this applies, because you don’t have a BCM. You have a TIPM, which doesn’t even have the light fault sense circuits or rear turn signal circuits.
 
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