What do I need to consider and purchase to install an aftermarket remote start and push button ignition on my 2011 mazdaspeed 3? My understanding is I need a bypass for the immobilizer. What do I need to do to address the steering wheel lock???
Country: United StatesMake: MazdaModel: 3 MazdaspeedYear: 2011Engine: 2.3 L MZR DISI
I am just planning ahead. I have ordered an Advanced Keys remote start, keyless entry, and push button start system. It will be delivered next week. I want to research and prepare for the installation.
What is the make and model of the remote you bought
Advanced Keys AK-104B
OK I will pull the diagrams on it and your car and give you some instructions on hooking it up. Once you get it if you get stuck on anything you are free to come back and ask and I will help you for no extra cost. Thanks
Sounds good. I will wait to hear back from you.
"What do I need to consider and purchase to install an aftermarket remote start and push button ignition on my 2011 mazdaspeed 3?"**MATERIALS**- A roll each of a few different colors 18 gauge wire. (you can use all the same colors too and just mark em with tape or something. Its up to you how "factory" you want the install to appear to someone who comes across the wires.)**These are all the colors you need to match up with the modules.Grey, Brown, Red, Green, Blue, Black, Purple, White, Yellow, Orange**At least 100 pack of decent zip ties- A good size roll of solder- An assortment of heat shrink.- A roll of electric tape- A few blue ring terminals- Some self tapping screws**TOOLS**- A set of wire cutters- A set of wire strippers- A soldering gun (or iron but I prefer the gun type..mine was like 11 bucks at harbor freight and it works great since I made a new tip for it)- A heat gun (another tool from harbor freight i have used almost daily for years now)- A drill with a driver adapter and random bits.- 40MM hole saw- Basic hand tools."My understanding is I need a bypass for the immobilizer. What do I need to do to address the steering wheel lock???"If I am reading right that blade series bypass includes the locks and immobilizer. I may be understanding.. are you saying it comes with the blade series bypass? If so you are covered.. if not you are going to need to get one.. or something similar.http://www.idatalink.com/search/search?vehicle_make_id=26&vehicle_year_id=2011&vehicle_model_id=103&vehicle_id=7705I would also suggest getting the window module. I put an alarm on one of my cars that had that and it is a very handy feature. (I tend to forget to row my windows up when I am in a hurry)Let me know if I missed anything here.Also please let me know if it has the smart key or factory remote start or alarm or anything. Thanks
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX good info. I do not yet own the bypass, but will be buying either the blade or the idatalink this weekend.My question on interfacing the AK-104B with the bypass is:1) The Xpresskit bypass (Xpresskit.com) has a data to data connection(D2D). The AK-104B has a D2D connection too. Does this mean that all I need to do is connect the D2D between them to enable the bypass, assuming that I power and ground the bypass as well?2) Does the iDatalink bypass have the same type of option or is it a wire to wire connection with all of that splicing as indicated in their install guide (http://idatalink.com/common/file/get-install-guide/id/8212).I am trying to find the easiest option since I am not an electrical wizard. The less splicing the better for me.One more thing, how do I address the steering wheel lock with the push button start? I don't want to have to use a key to disable it... Defeats the purpose of a push button.Thanks for the tip on the window module. I was thinking about it and will go for it now. I will accept your answer too since you are open to follow-up questions when I get into the install.
Once you pick out everything I am going to make you some custom wiring diagrams. If you are already splicing 30 connections dont let a couple more scare you. I can even make you a video showing you how to solder them. Its very simple once you learn to do it right.I make my own tips out of coat hangers and that makes it even easier. I can show you that too. Once you start soldering connections you will never use a butt connector again. Its cleaner, cant come apart, has hardly any resistance, wont become a problem later and goes much faster. I can solder 10 wires in the time you can crimp 1 or 2. Trust me the connections will be your easy part.As far as the steering column lock I still need an answer to my last question to determine what we will do with that. We will bypass it one way or another."Also please let me know if it has the smart key or factory remote start or alarm or anything. Thanks"And I appreciate the rating. I will stick with you till you are satisfied either way. Then I know when you got more questions you will request me :)And do not feel like I am pressuring you.. just making sure you are aware.. Tips are appreciated. Especially when I am gonna spend probably 3 hours making you a nice pretty easy to follow diagram ;)Like I said dont feel like I am pressuring you on that.. just want to make sure you know how much time is going in to it.. you can hold off on the tip too till I get the diagram done and you see it. And I wont be mad if you dont tip at all. I enjoy helping people. Thats why I'm here. Regardless I will stick with you as long as you are willing to do the actual work once I explain it.I actually have a selfish interest in this one ... after researching this thing for your question I think one of those would go real nice in my avalanche :)Anyway let me know the answer to thisAlso please let me know if it has the smart key or factory remote start or alarm or anything. ThanksAnd let me know which bypass you decided on and I will get started with your instructions.You also may want to pick up your soldering supplys in advance and practice a little bit so you can get good at it before you do the real deal. Once you get your supplys let me know and I will teach you to do it.I will be standing by. Thanks
The car has an engine immobilzer and passive factory alarm. It does not have a keyless entry or remote start... Just a good ole fashion keyed ignition switch.I just picked up the idatalink Blade bypass, model ADS-Blade-AL.Tip is definitely in order. Love the support so far. Looking forward to wiring diagram and hangar connector setup.
Great. I will go through and get everything together and make diagrams and figure out what were gonna have to do with the steering lock.Dont expect this real fast. Ill try to get it done at SOME POINT tonight but its gonna take some time and I got a couple of jobs to finish first so it will be later tonight.Oh.. and we are wiring in the window one too correct?
No rush... Later is fine. Yes, I plan to order the window part today.By the way, how do I accept your answer? I cannot find the accept button? Talk to you later.
Sorry. I forgot to make one an answer instead of an info request. You can rate this one I will list it as a question.
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I accepted and added the tip. I look forward to thee additional info you are working on for me. Thanks.
Thank you. I appreciate it and you will get diagrams and once you get soldering supplys a personal lesson on wiring :)
I picked up all of my soldering items and I am good to go. Talk to you later.
Great. I will make you a video later. Still working on your diagrams too. Tried to finish em up last night but about 4AM my wife said if I didn't go to sleep she was gonna smack me with a frying pan. Gonna finish em up in a couple of hours when I am done with a job I am doing and I will make you a soldering video then too.
sounds good to me. don't kill yourself getting this done. I can wait a couple of days if you need the time.
What soldering iron did you get? I wanted to check the specs on it too before I make a video.
I bought a Bernzomatic Micro Torch. It has 3 tips: soldering, torch, hot blower. It runs on butane. I also have a good ole fashioned 110V iron with 30W power.
I am compressing the video right now (it was gonna take 5 hours to upload to youtube at its current size). And I am working on your diagrams. Hopefully I will get that done tonight too. As soon as this file is done compressing I will post a link. Thanks for your patience.P.S. There's a reason I am not in the video business :)
Thanks for the update. You better watch out for that frying pan.... Another wee hours of the morning working session! Looking forward to the video.
Yeah sorry I did work very late on it.. and my video failed. Gonna make you another later this evening......gonnna find a better format than AVI.. that video came out to over 5 gigs! I will probably use my surveillance software. It has small decent quality videos. I have been so slammed at the shop today this is the first time I have had today to check on my questions here. Give me a few and I will give you a teaser. I took this wiring diagram a little overboard but if you have trouble once its all done I would be very surprised (my wife says I am just a perfectionist.. i just like to make things nice when I can) You are certainly getting your money out of it either way. I spent over 4 hours on it last night and I am nowhere near done. If you get a chance though could you contact them and see about a diagram for the auto window module? I didnt see one on their site.
OK here is a little teaser for you. I may get it done tonight if I am able to dodge that frying pan :) She wanted me to take yesterday off for my birthday and go have a birthday dinner and I ended up working all day so it may be flying tonight :)Anyway it has turned into a project for me for some reason and its actually relaxing which is why I am spending so much time making it all pretty.
I did not see an attachment. Please send again when you have time. Definitely take the time with your wife tonight. I totally get it!! Talk to you later.
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Oh.. glad you told me. Any other changes before I get the whole diagram done? :)I dont know what happened. I was in a rush to get back out and check something on a car I am diagnosing.. guess I forgot to paste the link.I know I copied it.. it got lost between photobucket and here I guess. Here it is again.
looks good. I like the custom fuse box idea.... I am assuming it is a "junction box" for the whole system... Talk to you later.
Yeah I got an idea on what I would do if it was mine (and probably will when I put this system in my avalanche) shhhh.. dont tell the wife!But I would either make a fuse and relay panel especially for it or more likely hit the u pick it junkyards and get one out of a little car with not too many fuses and relays (or more realistically go get the one I got in my shop from a wire fire a couple of months ago where I got a whole new engine harness). This system is gonna have at least 5 or 6 relays and 10 fuses. I wouldn't want em strung all over. I would want em in a nice fuse box just like factory where they were all in one spot and easy to get to and not looking like crap screwed into the firewall or (like a lot of the "professional" car audio and alarm installs i see where they just got relays zip tied or taped to a wiring harness under the dash. If you are going through the trouble to put this setup in your car I figure you must really like it and you would probably want to do the same as I would with mine.Before I leave the shop tonight I am gonna redo that solder video and I can also give you a picture of the fuse box I got that I think would be perfect. It would be best to decide on what type of fuse box you are going to use before I complete the diagram so I dont have to change it. It will be an ordeal to go back and change things.I am really surprised they dont offer a fuse box to go with these systems with all the fuses and relays they expect you to install.
I see 7 fuses (3 x 15A; 2 x 30A; 2 x 7.5A) and 3 relays (3 x 50A) in the system that I just received. Will I be adding more with your design?
I havent got that far. I just know I saw a bunch of em.. I will know for sure how many we need when we link it all together. If you got 7 and 3 that must be all they call for. We would be wise to put in a couple of main fuses or fusible links or something too. I was just gonna draw the plan up the way I see fit and if you want any changes I will make em for you.I am going to go ahead and make you a quick video right now so you can get practicing while I finish my jobs.
Cool. Thanks. I am gonna have to mail you a Check for all of the extra work!!! Or, does that violate an agreement that you have with Just Answer???
Yeah you cant mail it. I can post another answer before we are done though and you can pay me again on it.. or just email customer service and tell them you want to tip me more or something.I'm taking a new approach at this video. Had lots of problems again. Then I found I can record it right on youtubes site so you will have a video in a few minutes. Ill show you the fuse box in there too.
I got really busy yesterday and didn't get much of anything done. Forgot to post the soldering video I finally got made right.http://youtu.be/jkWyt5-mnXkToday isnt gonna be too busy I think I should get your diagram finished up today at some point too.
I cant load the video? Is it posted as public or private? Can you make it public an give me your YouTube user name and the video title? I will find it that way.
Try this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkWyt5-mnXk&feature=youtu.beIt is public.. not sure why it's doing that. I dont think I am supposed to give out my user name.That link loaded fine through an anonymous proxy though so it should work.. if not search google for free anonymous proxy and load it through there. Thanks
That worked. By the way, I was not looking for your login id but your youtube "handle". Looks like it is stillkavey from the video you posted. I will watch now.
Oh.. gotcha.. i just try not to give out anything that helps identify me because the conflict of interest with me owning a shop.. cant make it look like I am trying to steal business :)
Whats the eta on the wiring diagram? I am ready to install.
I will try to get it done tonight but if i dont i will have it for you tomorrow
Sheesh.. these things are never ending. I am working on getting everything tied together right now and have a few questions to make sure I am on the right track.Where do you plan on putting the modules or do you want me to give you some ideas on that?How many total relays and fuse holders did you get with your parts?Where do you want to mount the power distribution box? (whatever we end up doing about that.. we can figure it out when we see how many wires we are actually dealing with)Where do you want to tie into the vehicle harness? Or should I just put the most convenient spot?I think that will cover me for a while .. im sure I will have more questions as I get it done. Let me know. Thanks
I went ahead and jumped on it. Could not wait any longer since my vacation is over and I had to work Mon. Good news is I figured it out and it works. Thanks for the help.
I see. Sorry about that. Hopefully what I did provide has helped. Let me know if you run into any troubles with it. Maybe someone will need this diagram in the future anyway. Good luck with it.