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Most issues encountered when installing this system are resolved by grounding the unit directly to the battery, this unit will become the heart of your vehicle having all power flow through it a strong ground is Mandatory.


This wire is not typically used in most installs, When the system is disarmed this wire is a negative output wire giving you the ability of turning on lights when you walk up to the car. Most customers just cap this wire off but the possibilities of what you can use it for are up to you.

The installation is very straight forward, for basic system functionality it only requires 7 wires. It does require identifying wires and making connections but is very self-explanatory.

We recommend changing your batteries once a year; depending on use you can expect to get 1-3 years out of your key fob batteries.

The system only comes with one (1) key fob but you can add up to a total of four (4) unique key fobs to the system.

Each system comes with an owners card that has a 4 digit pin code, on the back of the owners card there are instructions on how to enter the emergency bypass mode, once you are in emergency bypass mode you just enter your 4 digital pin code and the system will allow you to start the vehicle up.

Yes, you can use any momentary 12V button, we can also modify buttons to work with our system, just give us a call at 877-246-5395 and we can assist you with making sure your vehicle has the look you want it to have.

No, the key fobs use non-volatile memory, meaning that they will never lose their programming if power to either the key fob itself or the module is lost.

Our unit is a stand-alone piece and will work with your Dakota Digital system.

Our system has built in filtering for MSD ignitions, yes our system will work vehicles equipped with MSD ignition systems.

No, for safety reasons, once the key fob has authorized the ignition the vehicle will not shut off or re-arm (the System will Re-arm 30 seconds after shutting the system off). IE; if your key fob battery died or a child threw your key fob out the window (we’ve heard it all) the vehicle will still continue to run until you decide to shut the engine down.

Yes, our system provides a ground signal so that you can control a relay that will power your parking lights.

There are many different ways of wiring up door locks due to there being different types of actuators and different options customers want. You can find many different resources online that will show you different ways to do it; we provide a negative output on the lock and unlock wires.

  • Simple Answer: The unit is stuck in “Run” mode, walk it through a shutdown sequence to reset the unit. To fix it press and hold the brake, press and hold the start button for about 1.5-2 seconds and everything will shut down.
  • Long Answer: The system is very sequence oriented since we do not monitor a Tach signal. The system was at some point walked through a start sequence (foot on the brake and pressing the start button), so the module believes the engine is running, to fix it press and hold the brake, press and hold the start button for about 1.5-2 seconds and everything will shut down. Our PBS-I and PBS-II have a built in safety feature that in the event that they lose power they will automatically go back into whatever state they were in before they lost power.

Button selection really comes down to what you like aesthetically, Most of our customers who purchase a PBS-I or PBS-II typically stick with our T-1 Brushed aluminum button and then choose an LED color that matches their gauges/interior accent or exterior paint.

A list of all of our buttons can be found on a separate page.

  • If When you depress the brake and the start button starts blinking Check the heavy gauge purple wire to make sure this is hooked up to your starter, If you have a relay inline be sure to check and make sure it is wired properly and is operating correctly.
  • If when you depress the brake the start button DOES NOT blink, check your brake wire connection, our small gauge brown brake wire needs to receive 12Volts when the brake is depressed.

You can go into the Programmable features section of the manual and set a start delay giving your fuel pump time to prime or your glow plugs time to heat up.

The biggest difference between these two circuits is that ACC 2 (the large brown wire) drops out during cranking, so make sure you don’t put anything critical to the vehicle starting on this circuit. ACC 2 can also be turned on independently from the IGN and ACC 1 Circuits, this is a great circuit to put your radio on so you can turn on your radio while at a car show and not have your ignition running as well.

When we measure our T-1 style start buttons we measure the barrel size of the button (the size of the hole you will need to drill). The face of the button will be roughly 3mm Larger than the barrel.

Please see our Buttons selection page for specs on all buttons.

Depress both the lock and unlock buttons and hold them down until the LED turns off, as soon as the LED turns off press both buttons at the same time twice, the LED will flicker and your key fob will now be in automatic mode. This means the car will automatically detect when you are nearby.

Whenever you purchase batteries for your fobs we always recommend taking a multi-meter and testing the batteries to ensure they are 3.0Volts. The CR2032 is a popular battery however it is not as popular as say a AA battery, this means they tend to sit on the store shelf/stock room/warehouse etc. for longer periods of time.

Whenever you enter Tag Learning mode, the System clears its memory of any previous tags, so when you go to program your new one, make sure you have your old one nearby to re-program to the system.

You simply go into Tag learning mode with the PBS module (explained in the manual), and depress the lock button one at a time for each fob you want that system to learn.

Yes, Your push button start system can learn up to 4 unique key fobs, your key fobs can be programmed to as many systems as you want. You could have all your vehicles controlled from a single fob.

Yes, your key fobs can be programmed to as many push button start systems as you want, giving you the ability to only carry 1 key fob with you and hop into which ever vehicle you feel like driving that day.

We recommend changing your batteries once a year; the batteries must have a voltage of no less than 3.0Volts. If the batteries are at 2.99Volts they are no longer a good battery, you will experience a decrease in range.

The LED on the key fob requires very little power to light up, The best way to check to see if your battery is still good or needs to be replaced is to unscrew the screws on the back of the fob, pop the battery out and use a Multi-Meter to test the battery, it should be at 3.0-3.3Volts, if it is any lower it needs to be replaced.

If they key fob battery gets very low this is one of the indicators that you need to replace the battery.

If you ignore the indicators of a low battery; blinking LED, Decrease in range, the key fob has one more measure to prevent you from having to use the emergency bypass. If you ignore the warning signs of a low battery the key fob will kick itself out of Automatic mode and put itself into manual mode as a way to preserve any power it may have left. You will need to press the unlock button on your key fob in order to get the vehicle to start. ** Warning** DO NOT rely on this as your indicator of needing to change your batteries.

Yes, you can put a resistor in line of the Blue wire coming from the start button.

Yes, you still need to use the brake wire however you can wire in a tilt switch on your clutch and then hook up the brake wire to that. NOTE: our brake wire must receive 12V+ in order to tell the unit to crank the motor or shut the motor off.

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Follow through the flowchart until you end up at a number. Then scroll down to below the flowchart and click on the corresponding number.

PBS2 flowchart Web Revision

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Please see the manual for an explanation of switching modes and what each does.


Make sure the system was not left in an IGN on or ACC on mode, If the button LED is staying on for longer than 30 seconds you either have a fob in automatic mode or you have the system on, walk it through  a cycle to shut it off. Press the start button two more times will cycle it off if it is in ACC on mode or one press should cycle it off if it was in IGN on Mode. If you attempted to start the vehicle prior to this testing it may be stuck in ON MODE, if this is the case press the brake and hold the start button for about 2 seconds and it will shut off.

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Typical Range is roughly 100FT, however this can be effected by battery voltage in the fobs as well as Antenna Position and environmental effects.


The fobs are shipped pre-programmed to the system if you entered into fob programming mode you may have deleted them out of the system. Please see the owners manual for steps to program the fobs to the system


There are many different ways to wire in power door locks, please check your schematics if your door locks are not working. You can also test our small gauge Green and small gauge Blue wire to ensure output.


Ensure all Harnesses are securely plugged into PBS Module *** The PBS Module has connectors for plugging in 3 harnesses(1 Start Button, 1 Main Harness and 1 ACC Harness) all three must be securely plugged into the module.


Our fobs use a CR2032 Battery, this is a deep cell battery and must read 3.0V or higher if it is reads at 2.99 Volts it is no longer a good battery and should be replaced. We recommend replacing your battery once a year.


Make sure the button is firmly plugged into the module.


The small gauge black wire coming out of the back of the PBS Module is the antenna, make sure this is not touching metal or wrapped around other wires.


Make sure our unit is seeing 12V on our heavy gauge Red wire as well as a good ground. It is extremely important to have a good ground, we recommend grounding the unit directly to the battery.

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When in Manual Mode the system will stay active (disarmed) for 30 seconds or until the lock button is pressed.


Check to make sure you hooked something up to this wire. ***This wire is not needed for basic system functionality***If you are trying to run Accessories independently from the ignition circuit you will want to hook them up to the BROWN ACC wire, this wire goes hot when the start button is pressed once, this wire also drops out during cranking.


If you hooked up our Brown ACC wire and you are still not getting accessories to turn on, take a multi-meter and check our Brown ACC wire for 12V, as long as our wire is putting out 12V you will need to investigate further down line to see where the problem is. The most common problems are bad /missing fuses or relays.

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Take a multi-meter and check our Pink IGN wire for 12V, as long as our wire is putting out 12V you will need to investigate further down line to see where the problem is. The most common problems are bad /missing fuses or relays.


Take a multi-meter and check our Pink with Black Stripe ACC wire for 12V, as long as our wire is putting out 12V you will need to investigate further down line to see where the problem is. The most common problems are bad /missing fuses or relays.

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Check to make sure the start button wiring Harnesses has not been damaged.

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When in Manual Mode the system will stay active (disarmed) for 30 seconds or until the lock button is pressed.


This wire must receive 12V whenever the brake is depressed. Make sure to test this wire at our module.

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When in Manual Mode the system will stay active (disarmed) for 30 seconds or until the lock button is pressed.


Take a multi-meter and check our heavy gauge Purple starter wire for 12V, *** This wire will only put out 12V while you are holding the start button down for a maximum of 6 seconds*** as long as our wire is putting out 12V you will need to investigate further down line to see where the problem is. The most common problems are bad /missing fuses or relays. 


Check your vehicles starter relay.


Make sure your vehicles battery is at 12V or higher, also test this while vehicle is cranking.


Whenever our system is walked through a start sequence (start button flashing and you press the button) the module then believes the engines running, even if the motor is not running, in order to shut our module down you must put your foot back on the brake, then press and hold the start button for roughly 2 seconds until everything shuts off. 
**** IMPORTANT INFO****

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The starter will crank for as long as the start button is held down (6 second MAX) make sure you held the start button long enough for the motor to catch.


Our Brown ACC wire drops out during cranking, check to make sure you have nothing crucial to the engine running hooked up to this wire such as a fuel pump.


Whenever our system is walked through a start sequence (start button flashing and you press the button) the module then believes the engines running, even if the motor is not running, in order to shut our module down you must put your foot back on the brake, then press and hold the start button for roughly 2 seconds until everything shuts off.

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This wire must receive 12V whenever the brake is depressed. Make sure to test this wire at our module.


Check to make sure the start button wiring Harnesses has not been damaged.

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Typical Range is roughly 100FT, however this can be effected by battery voltage in the fobs as well as Antenna Position and environmental effects.


Make sure the system was not left in an IGN on or ACC on mode, If the button LED is staying on for longer than 30 seconds you either have a fob in automatic mode or you have the system on, walk it through  a cycle to shut it off. Press the start button two more times will cycle it off if it is in ACC on mode or one press should cycle it off if it was in IGN on Mode. If you attempted to start the vehicle prior to this testing it may be stuck in ON MODE, if this is the case press the brake and hold the start button for about 2 seconds and it will shut off.


Please see the manual for an explanation of switching modes and what each does.


There are many different ways to wire in power door locks, please check your schematics if your door locks are not working. You can also test our small gauge Green and small gauge Blue wire to ensure output.

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Please see the manual for an explanation of switching modes and what each does.


Our fobs use a CR2032 Battery, this is a deep cell battery and must read 3.0V or higher if it is reads at 2.99 Volts it is no longer a good battery and should be replaced. We recommend replacing your battery once a year.


The small gauge black wire coming out of the back of the PBS Module is the antenna, make sure this is not touching metal or wrapped around other wires.

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