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V3

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by Mid City Support

Introduction

This guide provides step by step installation and operation instructions for installing a remote start on the Mercedes Metris 2016-2023. The remote start includes basic alarm and can be integrated with Compustar Drone/ Directed Smart Start for smart phone control, Compustar /Directed RF remotes, and a Compustar DAS sensor for added security.

Installation requires the following steps:

-Removal of the EIS

-EIS modification. Note: we highly reccomend that the EIS be send to Mid City Engineering for modification. If you wish to perform modification, please contact us at 312-421-1114 or sales@midcityengineering.com for more information

OPTIONAL steps:

-Compustar Drone connection

-Compustar RF remote connection

-Compustar DAS sensor connection

    • Remove bezel around radio

    • Reach through cavity to left of radio grab EIS

    • The EIS has one tab on the top and one tab on the bottom- squeeze the tabs toward the middle of the cylinder and pull EIS out of dash towards hood

    • Remove EIS from dash and un-plug green 12 pin plug

    • Remove blue 8 pin plug

    • The SKSNG447D4T requires an EIS modification. It is highly reccomended that the EIS be sent to Mid City Engineering for modification

    • If you wish to perform modification without sending Mid City Engineering the EIS, please call 312-421-1114 or email sales@midcityengineering.com for more information

    • Plug 8 pin factory blue plug that was removed EIS into 8 pin blue socket on supplied T-harness

    • Plug 12 pin factory green plug that was removed EIS into 12 pin green socket on supplied T-harness

    • Plug 12 pin green plug from T-harness into 12 pin socket on rear of EIS

    • Plug 8 pin blue plug from T-harness into 8 pin socket on rear of EIS

  1. Remove battery from key Insert key in key box as shown in picture. The key must be in the positioning shown in the picture.
    • Remove battery from key

    • Insert key in key box as shown in picture. The key must be in the positioning shown in the picture.

    • Close and secure key box lid with provided screws

    • If the key box lid is not closed and any light is getting into the box, the remote start will not work.

    • Connect 20 pin connector from T-harness to 20 pin connector on SKSNG module

    • Plug 2 pin white plug from supplied key box to 2 pin white connector on SKSNG module

    • Route EIS through left side of radio cavity and into dash

    • Make sure that doors are closed and vehicle is in safe position to start

    • On factory key fob hit ‘lock-unlock-lock’

    • From inside vehicle with all doors closed, hit ‘lock’ on OEM fob

    • Parking lights should flash 3 times and the doors should lock

    • Open door from inside handle- siren should sound and parking lights should flash

    • Use zip ties to mount key box module and NG module together

    • Mount harnessing and module

    • Be sure to mount module away from any heat sources or moving parts

    • A Compustar DAS sensor can be added for shock, tilt, and vehicle movement security. This will integrate into the alarm included with the starter

    • Plug 4 pin cable from DAS sensor into 4 pin red plug on SKSNG module

    • Mount DAS sensor per Compustar instructions

    • Lock doors with OEM key fob

    • Apply impact to vehicle chassis - siren should alarm

    • A Compustar RF remote and antenna kit can be added for external control of remote start, alarm, and door locks.

    • Plug Compustar antenna cable into 4 or 6 pin blue plug on SKSNG module

    • Insert key and cycle from ‘OFF’ to ‘IGNITION’ (2nd position) 5X (ending in the ‘OFF’ position)

    • After 5th cycle, hit the ‘LOCK’ button on each Compustar RF remote that is being programmed (programming 2-way remotes first)

    • Using Compustar RF fob, test lock, unlock and start controls

    • Connect 4 pin connector from Compustar Drone module to 4 pin black plug labeled ‘DRONE’ on the SKSNG module

    • Using Compustar Drone app, test lock, unlock and start controls

    • Replace bezel and vents around radio and clip into place

Finish Line

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