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Module Programs but car won't remote start. 2-way Fob confirms signal received.

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Evo one with a compustar RF kit won't remote start but bypass programs and RF kit connects and car and 2-way fob respond to signals sent. When the car is sent a signal from the fob the lights on the car flash and the fob beeps and flashing green to indicate the signal was recieved but the car doesn't remote start. Red LED on the side of the EvoOne stays lit always. Not sure if that matters.

Car is a Toyota Matrix 2005. It is wired via connection  type 1 on guide #58481 and the features not shown on that diagram are not wired (i.e. Lock/unlock not shown so they are not wired. Stricktly by the books.) Double checked the wiring and all seems good to go.

Interesting note: Flash link suggests i use remote start option 2.4 but the connection 1 schematic on guide #58481 indicates that 2.1 should be the correct setting. I stuck with 2.1 because 2.4 requires a start2 which is not on the schematic.

Please help and thanks in advance!



P.S. Car starts normally with key.

P.P.S. Compustar/Firstech antenna is rewired per FirsTech evo-One Guide. http://cdn02.fortin.ca/download/25121/firstech_evo-one.pdf
asked Aug 26, 2018 in Toyota by Robert Stevenson (400 points)

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Is the car automatic or manual transmission?


Was the yellow loop cut?
answered Aug 27, 2018 by derek ! (284,720 points)
Thanks for responding. It is an automatic. Yes, the yellow loop was cut during bench prep. before install.
What rf protocol did you enable in the evo-one?


Was it done in the bypass settings or remote starter settings?
In "RF Kits Compatible" option in the unit options, Firstech is selected. Unless I'm missunderstanding you can only select this in remote starter mode.
Nope thats the correct setting.

Had you ever plugged in the anetnna prior to re pinnig it?
Not while the device was connected to the vehicle. Not sure if i did before that.
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If the red led on the side of the module is lit, this means the EVOONE is in valet mode. You can turn off valet mode by turning ignition on, and pressing 3x on the programming button (not the button on the module, the one that is connected to the 2 pin connector.)
answered Aug 27, 2018 by Mathieu Bertrand Collin (62,040 points)
Ah, I did that while testing. I've taken it out of valet mode but the response is still the same. No remote start.