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2004 Camry hooked up viper one button remote. All I get is

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2004 Camry hooked up viper one button remote . All I get is lights on when pushed to(car finder) mode . Installed 556u bypass and tested good .what am I missing
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

To begin to determine what is going on I will need to know the model number of the system.

I'm assuming it's a remote start rather than just an alarm. If so, what specifially happens when the button is pressed to start - what lights up, does anything turn off, flash, horn honk, etc?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This is a Viper model 4115v when I push the button to start it does nothing . No lights on unit or car . The car find option works- holding the button for longer than 1.5 seconds Also I can get into program menus
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The install instructions are vague and I am unable to get support from Viper I'm sure there is one wire that I haven't hooked up but without support I am stuck. I've put these in cars in the past but always bulldog or auto command models
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Do you have power on the two red wires in the six pin connector?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I tied the two together and hooked up to constant power. I used a wiring diagram from another remote starter so I'm sure I have it wired right . There are a lot of wires that aren't necessary for this application. I'm not hooking up hood pin or neutral safety , at least not yet. These are grounded wires and I didn't hook them to ground . The wires I don't know where to hook up are the negative (-) input ignition and accessories (-) input Or do they need to be hooked up?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Also didn't use door locks option since it has the option on factory key fob
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Using an incandescent test light with the connector unplugged to both terminals light the test light?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I also tested ignition 1 and ignition 2 wires and accessories wire
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Is there ground on the black wire in the nine way connector?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
there is a ground on 9 wire connector . I put ground from 9 wire and bypass module to body - and it's a good ground - scraped all paint and primer from body
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It's the wires from 9 wire connector that I'm wondering about
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

You've verified ground at the connector with a test light? Nothing can be taken for granted.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
True. I guess what I'm looking for is a comprehensive wiring diagram for the Viper especially for that 9 pin connector. I'll check the wires that I have connected for continuity but I think the 9 pin is my problem.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

You can find the wiring requirements here:

http://www.directeddealers.com/manuals/IG/Viper/QRN4115V%20%202012-09%20%20print.pdf

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
On nine pin I have horn, ground, and light wires hooked up. What else am I missing from connector?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Does the horn chirp and do the park lamps flash when pressing the button?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No The only thing I get is car finder - pushing remote for 1.5 seconds will flash lights
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

What is the voltage on the brown wire in the 5 way connector?

Is there any continuity to ground on the gray wire?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I will have to get back to you on that . I won't be able to work on the car till Saturday. Can I still contact you this weekend?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Yes, we can continue whenever you're able.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

You're welcome!

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Answer to your question on Monday. 12 volts on brake when depressed. Gray wire on 5 pin is disconnected which is hood pin switch
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do I need to hook up yellow wire on 9 pin to power? Ignition out to alarm
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
On this viper system, does it have to be initialized like some other remote starters. And if so, how is it done?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Why is the hood switch and wiring not in place?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I normally don't put them in . I have had trouble in the past with pin bending but that grounds out when hood being lifted so I just tape it so it does t ground out
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Outside of it being a safety issue, many remote starts are now using a diagnostic voltage to prevent operation without the switch in place. You'll need to install the switch and wiring before continuing.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay hood pin is in - by the way gray wire did have power approx 11 volts
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

It didn't light a test light though, correct?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
that is correct
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

That's diagnostic voltage rather than actually having power.

What happens now with the hood closed and pressing the remote start button?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Same thing no response no lights no horn.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Do you hear relays in the module clicking when the button is pressed?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

In the six way connector do any of the wires besides the red wires power up when pressing the button?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay here's what I have so far- I got the remote to start by grounding neutral safety . Also put toggle switch in which is required for programming. Blew a fuse in car 30amp . Removed accessories wire from 6 pin . Remote started car but am unable to keep car running longer than 15 seconds. I ran shutdown diagnostics and came up with low or no rpm low battery. Trying to decide if I should hard wire tach .
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Did the park lights come on after starting, and did you shut it off with the fob when the park lights come on?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Actually the park lights come on almost immediately during the start cycle. And yeah I shut it down with fob to set virtual tach. But when I started the car it still went for the 15 seconds . I went as far as clearing virtual tach and tried again. I'm guessing my accessory wire that I have disconnected is giving module false readings
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

You can try hardwiring the tach signal then and see if that helps. Virtual tach should be working but isn't.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay took care of virtual tach- I programmed remote to voltage. Only problem I have now is I can't get fan to run . I tapped into accessories wire and when remote initiates it blows a fuse . I'm hoping to find the correct wire to tap into. Heater fuse is only 10 amp so it must relay to blower circuit
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Do you have the VIN?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Well! I got everything to work! I took advice from you and another installer( who said he wouldn't have a viper shoved up his ass) .
Anyway my last problem was solved by going off the fuse of the heater circuit . Thank you for your help! Thanks for sticking with me
Dennis
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Great, I'm glad you got it working!