Woo! You just got your brand new car alarm security system with remote start installed to protect your sweet sound system that you bought from Sonic Electronix, and to warm up or cool down your car ahead of time. Awesome… All you gotta do is push that remote start button on your remote and your car should come to life and… Nothing! Your car isn’t starting! Why not? You forgot your bypass module dude, that’s why!
What the heck is a bypass module?! Most newer vehicles use a chip in your key that lets your car know that someone with the right key is trying to start the engine. This way, if someone breaks in and tries to hotwire your car, your engine wont start. Well, if you’re trying to start your car remotely your key isn’t going to be in the ignition so your car isn’t going to start!
So how do you get around that? With a bypass module of course! A bypass module can work in several different ways. Some of the older modules require you to leave a spare key inside to program them which can be a little inconvenient. Fortunately the technology has evolved pretty substantially with auto learning modules that are very simple to program. If you want to step up to some of the nicer modules you can check out the Omega OL-MDB-ALL, the idataLink or the Omega Blade. All of these modules require a simple programming which we actually take care of you for free because we’re that cool. Just leave your vehicle information on the order and we’ll take care of it. If you have a compatible Omega alarm system you can save yourself even more time by installing the Blade bypass module. With its easy slot cartridge design, it literally is a plug and play system.
So, the moral of the story is: Don’t forget your bypass module! You’ll end up looking like a fool if you try to show off your new remote start alarm system to your friends if you don’t get your module. We offer a comprehensive guide on our site to help you determine if you need one, or you can always give our friendly and helpful tech support a call if you still aren’t sure and we’ll be glad to help you out. Get your module today!
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If your thinking about purchasing a remote start for your vehicle, then you might require an immobilizer bypass. These devices may be necessary when adding a remote start on mostly 2000 and up vehicles. If you are unfamiliar with these devices, they are a must for any vehicle with a chipped key. The way it works is the “Chipped” key is supposed to communicate electronically with your vehicle, just as the teeth on your key communicate with the tumblers in your ignition. When you install an aftermarket remote start, there has to be a way for this connection to remain intact. That’s where the bypass comes in. It tricks your vehicle into thinking the key is in the ignition allowing the motor to turn over. Without the bypass, your vehicle will recognize that there is no key in the ignition and will start and immediately die.
All-In-One Doorlock, Bypass + CANbus Enabled Interface Module for Most Vehicles
Depending on the year, make, and model of your vehicle, you will require different software that is pre-loaded on the bypass. To make things simple, you always want to try to get a bypass that already has the pre-loaded software for your vehicle. When you program bypasses, they will require one or two keys to program. Some will even require you to use one at all times during operation. If you go with the iData Link ADS-AL CA, then we can actually pre-program your car software into the module at no additional charge. Convenient right? There are also combo modules. These give you transponder override as well as some other functions such as door locks, trunk pop, dome light trigger, tach sense, ect.
Having personal experience with these modules, I can safely say that installing a remote start with an immobilizer bypass is not a easy task. It involves splicing into the main electrical components of your vehicle. One wrong move and you can cause serious damage to your vehicle such as deploying your airbags (Oh yes, it happens). Although vehicle specific information is available, professional installation is recommended. Now if that’s the way you roll, then go out and immobilize your transponder!
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