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EVO-ONE showing Solid Red and Yellow, will not show just Red

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I have a 1999 Toyota Avalon and I have an EVO-ONE with the TOY-1 T-Harness.

It is programmed for Function 2 Mode 4, as listed on 19201, and Function 20 Mode 2 as listed there as well.

The factory wiring harness is like this:

 

Factory Function    Factory Color    TOY-1 color
 
IGN-1                    Black / Yellow    Pink
 
IGN-2                    Black                Orange
 
12 Volt +               White / Red       Red
 
Start                     Red                   Yellow
 
 
                           (no connection)    White   ( labeled as Start 2 in EVO-ONE manual, but no wire exist in factory harness )
 
                                                     Black   ( Grounded to Frame bolt )
 
 
So, the Mode 4 looks to be correct on Function 2, but when I try to program the unit to the car, I get the LED's doing this:
 
Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue and Red,  Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue and Red, and just kept repeating that.
 
 
When I release on Red, Both Red and Yellow light solid, and inserting the key does nothing.
 
The EVO-ONE has a Crime Stopper remote that is a single button remote, as the factory remote can not operate the remote start feature on this model car.
 
I was able to program Function 5 to accept the remote, but still the car will not start and I can not get the EVO-ONE to give me just a solid Red light.
 
I have checked all my connections and everything is correct.
 
Is there some other setting that needs to set to make this work ?
 
 
I saw another Toyota owner that had a problem like this and Function 38 had to be changed, but they were using OEM remote to start, not an aftermarket Crime Stopper RF kit.
 
Thanks
 

 

asked Mar 18, 2015 in Toyota by william simard (170 points)

1 Answer

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I would start by checking your connection for the Yellow wire in the 20 pin connector , IT HAS TO BE CONNECTED TO IGNITION.

Make sure that the Yellow wire in the 20 pin connector is not getting 12v all the time, only when the key is turned to the IGNITION position.

 

Also the KeySens wire is important, make sure that the White/Black from the 20 pin connector is connected to the right Key Sense wire, it should only show ground (negative) when the key is inserted into the barrel.
answered Mar 18, 2015 by JM (61,720 points)
You will need to contact whomever you have purchased the unit from. Before connecting any other unit in there, I would go through every connection just so that you do not see this happen again.
I just sent him an e-mail.  I checked all the wires, 4 times now.  All of them are correct.  Pink coming from the main power connector is IGN-1 and only has power when the key is in the IGN position.

The unit did work for the first 24 hours.  I think something inside just burnt out.  I have seen the same thing a few times over the years.  With the components being so small, surface mount, and the lack of burn in testing, it happens.

Usually within the first few days of owning something, if it is going to fail, that is when it happens.

Really a pain though, because the car won't start with the unit out.  I have to undo all the wiring and put it back to factory to make the car start without the unit in there.

I wish there was direct RMA support through the website.

One thing I did notice, not anything that makes it not work, but the TOY-1 cable is larger than the factory cable that comes with the unit.  Makes it real hard to insert the plug and even harder to remove it.

Quality control needs to be checked on the specs of that cable.

Really a pain though, because the car won't start with the unit out.  I have to undo all the wiring and put it back to factory to make the car start without the unit in there.

All you have to do is jump the White/Red and White/Green together, and the Yellow/Red and Yellow/Green together. The car will start right afterwards.

 

I wish there was direct RMA support through the website.

I understand this, but RMA directly through Fortin is for products bought only through Fortin. Same as when buying something from X store, if i need to return it, I'm going through the store not the manufacturer.

 

One thing I did notice, not anything that makes it not work, but the TOY-1 cable is larger than the factory cable that comes with the unit.  Makes it real hard to insert the plug and even harder to remove it.

i smiled when I read this because it reminds me of one of factory harness's we got "had" to be bought with the whole steering coloumn attached to it. Bettter it be tight than too loose though, especially on high current ignition systems.

The specs on the Thar-One-Toy1 (and all other harness's) are from factory specs and also from in car testing. Obviously, we cannot get our hands on 1999 vehicles but i think you get my point.

 

 

The cable on the TOY-1 is tight on the EVO-ONE, not the car harness, the car side is fine.

One thing I have noticed, I can not get the unit to do a factory reset.

I hold down the program button, plug in the data link, release on RED, the red and Yellow lite up.  If I hold down the program button again, the lights don't cycle, just the red blinks twice while the yellow stays solid.

I can not get into the bypass menu.  It says not connected.  The remote start menu I can access fine.

I saw someone else had this same issue.  It did not say if they ever got it to work.

Any idea why it is doing this ?  I am thinking because the unit is bad, but I am getting another unit, and will be programming from scratch, so I want to make sure I do it right.

Thanks

Bill
As stated before, please contact your retailer and then please call tech support before reconnecting the unit in the vehicle so we can double check your connections.
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