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Author Topic: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System  (Read 18359 times)

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2010, 03:56:56 PM »
Great, looking forward to you final write up.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2010, 10:00:26 AM »
Me too!  Looking forward...could be a mod for the next mod meet!!
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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2010, 12:26:04 AM »
Very nice Helios!  I like it!  Perfect spot to mount the start button.

Looking forward to the rest of the pics.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2010, 09:16:53 PM »
Awesome, I'm glad to see you're going for it.  Looks like you got everything you wanted in the system.  Are those card things the RFIDs?  They seem a little large.  Are there different options on the RFID?

Here are the pics of the RFID tags. Notice their relative small size (roughly 2-3/4" L x 1-7/8" W). Thickness wise is about 3 credit cards. There is a hole in each RFID to run a lanyard (included).
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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2010, 09:27:59 PM »
Next:

- Mounting of electronic control modules (x3).

First, remove 7MM screws (6 total), 4 under the steering column to the lower shroud here:

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and 2 under the triangle panel here:

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Also, remove the 2 plastic push buttons (A and B) in the first picture.
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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2010, 09:31:54 PM »
As you remove the lower shroud, on the back side of the shroud under the AC vent, disconnect the 2 electrical connectors. 1 is the foglight button and 2 is the instrument light dimmer switch.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2010, 09:48:00 PM »
After removal of the lower shroud, next remove (qty 6) 10MM bolts for the secondary shroud hidden under the lower shroud. Pic 1 is right side of shroud close to center console. Pic 2 is left side near driver's door.

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It should look somewhat like this after 10MM bolts are removed.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2010, 09:59:33 PM »
Next, i set the Passive Keyless Entry Module and  Keyless Push Button Start Module, which came velcroed/ ziptied together, on the shroud to mark where i wanted to drill holes.

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I marked holes (x4)

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and drilled with a 1/4" drill bit i believe. (just large enough to thread a ziptie through).

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I wouldnt drill the holes any lower than what is pictured or it may not have enough clearance to go back up under the steering column. You might be able to go a bit higher, but not much. It's a tight fit.



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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2010, 10:04:48 PM »
I mounted the modules as so:

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Pulled the zipties tight and cut off the ziptie tails (not pictured).
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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2010, 10:18:09 PM »
There was insufficient space to mount the third electronic module (Flashlogic) under the steering column so i had to find an alternate place close by. I chose the downward sloped surface located behind the AC vent. I again marked 4 holes to drill again using a 1/4" drill bit:

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I ziptied the module down.

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view from the underside:

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I wouldnt drill the holes any higher than what is pictured or it may not have enough clearance to accommodate the AC vent and the connectors for the dimmer switch and foglights.



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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2010, 10:23:19 PM »
While i was at it, i mounted the dual color LED indicator on the lower shroud removed earlier.

Using a 19/64 drill bit, i drilled and inserted the LED into the location i had chosen.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2010, 10:36:56 PM »
That's it for now. Only thing i have left to mount are the two antennas. I may only have to use one; both, if the primary antenna harness is too short. After mounting the antennas comes the nerve racking part of actually cutting and soldering the wires into their respective wires. It's about 11 connections if i remember correctly. I've noticed that i dont think all of the wires will be long enough to route to the passenger footwell to connect to/ around the BCM. Obviously, i'll have to extend those. Then i'll only have to plug in the push button, LED indicator, and antennas. Finally, if all goes well, i'll program the system and be finished. Who knows when i'll get around to these remaining parts. For now, enjoy!!!
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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2010, 06:12:49 AM »
Good job documenting so far.  Looking forward to what/where you made your electrical connections.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2010, 07:39:19 AM »
Good luck with the electrical.  I know it can be extremely nerve racking when there's any doubt about which wires to connect where.  My advice, double and triple check with your multimeter.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2010, 11:13:54 AM »
Any updates?

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2010, 11:55:40 AM »
Actually, yes. The project is complete. I've been using it for about 2 weeks now. I just havent had time to sit and write out the DIY. Overall, i'm fairly impressed. There are some unexpected nuances that i'll discuss when i do the final write up.
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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2010, 11:57:26 AM »
Great, I can't wait to hear about it.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2010, 02:25:44 AM »
Helios.  thanks for taking the time to psot this.  i posted an idea on another forum and was lead here, thankfully.  i essentially want to replicate your install, except using a pseudo key turn a la the CTS.  i will be interested to hear about your nuances to see if they detract from teh install.

I spoke to Bruce today and can see why you liked him.  very willing to explore options over the phone.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2010, 09:47:53 AM »
Hey Jeff!  Welcome to the forum  :yay:  :devil:
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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2010, 08:21:26 AM »
Actually, yes. The project is complete. I've been using it for about 2 weeks now. I just havent had time to sit and write out the DIY. Overall, i'm fairly impressed. There are some unexpected nuances that i'll discuss when i do the final write up.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2010, 12:29:22 AM »
did the final write up get posted somewhere else?

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2010, 05:38:16 AM »
No. I still havent gotten around to it. I will eventually. Working full-time and going to school full-time has me burning the midnight oil already. Sorry guys and gals for the delay.
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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2010, 08:48:34 AM »
Thanks that's okay, Joey. We'll try to be patient.
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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2010, 11:27:42 PM »
no prob.  just wanted to make sure i didnt miss it.

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Re: Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2010, 11:13:58 AM »
Helios - I am also on the edge of my seat!  Need me to write a paper for you for school?
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