i have a 95 dodge dakota and two weeks ago i went out to start it and
nothing,i did a tune-up new coil,new fuel pump,and still, no spark,and
no fuel, the truck came equipped with a viper remote starter / alarm,
hed the truck towed to a local garage and after a week there they
brought it back and had no idea,can someone give me an idea whats going
first thought is to make sure that the viper alarm's disconnect relay is
kicking in like its supposed to to allow power to what ever it disconnects
to disable the vehicle. now im not familar with how that particular alarm
works (what it disconnects or what else it may tie into) so i couldnt help
you any further with that part.
can you tell me where this is located and what it looks like?,or better
yet if i disconnect all the wires from the alarm will this correct the
problem or will i have to rewire the truck to get power back to the
coil and fuel pump?
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I couldn't find *any* info for a Viper 522. Are you sure that is the model
The Viper models that I'm familiar with use a heavy gauge relay harness for
the remote start. The factory ignition circuit isn't normally bypassed when
installing this harness. That way if the remote start circuit fails the
vehicle will still start with the key. The starter disable circuit (if
installed) only grounds the starter motor, not the ignition so that isn't
your problem either. The wiring on the remote start relay harness is only a
couple of feet long so it's probably hooked up directly to the ignition
switch harness inside the steering column. Remove the steering column trim
panel and inspect the wiring there. Make sure the factory dark blue wire and
the black wire aren't cut or damaged. Those are the ignition wires. I'm not
sure if both of those wires are supposed to be hot during cranking, but if
you don't have voltage on at least one of those wires with the key in the
crank position, the ignition switch is bad. I hope this helps.
This is a list of what the factory ignition switch harness wire colors
Constant 12V+ ~ Pink/Black
Starter ~ Yellow
Ignition ~ Dark Blue
Ignition 2 ~ Black
Accessory ~ Black/Orange
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