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Old 05-16-2009, 10:23 PM
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opinion on idatalink bypass modules

ive been installing for 22 years and ive installed quite a few of these modules and there hasnt been too many problems with them.
i have an 07 impala and im using a compustar pro with a blade with the gm3 ring.
i called them and theyt made me a special software cause when the bcm goes to sleep when i arm it it wouldnt lock the doors.
so we put a delay on the lock command. now every now and then i arm it and the doors dont lock so unless im beside my car im not sure if my doors are locked.
i called them a few times and dont really have time to play with that so imgoing to redo my alarm starter combo using a bypasskit module that only does the passlock and pk3 no more data. im not sure if its the fact that i have a gmlan 01 that may interfere cause i did more impala and no problem. just wondering if somebody has had the same problem cause if im away from the car somebody could open the door and steal stuff out of it even if the alarm is sounding. i need my car to be protected 100 percent not 90-95 percent thanks
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by carstereoguy View Post
ive been installing for 22 years and ive installed quite a few of these modules and there hasnt been too many problems with them.
i have an 07 impala and im using a compustar pro with a blade with the gm3 ring.
i called them and theyt made me a special software cause when the bcm goes to sleep when i arm it it wouldnt lock the doors.
so we put a delay on the lock command. now every now and then i arm it and the doors dont lock so unless im beside my car im not sure if my doors are locked.
i called them a few times and dont really have time to play with that so imgoing to redo my alarm starter combo using a bypasskit module that only does the passlock and pk3 no more data. im not sure if its the fact that i have a gmlan 01 that may interfere cause i did more impala and no problem. just wondering if somebody has had the same problem cause if im away from the car somebody could open the door and steal stuff out of it even if the alarm is sounding. i need my car to be protected 100 percent not 90-95 percent thanks

Nope never had that issue before, normally when they give the custom firmware it works very well. I would give them another chance and if it doesn't work I would just use the traditional method of locking\unlocking the doors. They factory alarm is only armed/disarmed with the remote, So go directly to the lock and unlock wires. The doors will be locked everytime. No alarm, but if they've got past the locked doors it's already to late!
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:24 AM
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I had an issue like this on a Cadillac cts and I called them and they made me a custom firmware but it did the same thing as your did, it would lock the doors sometime but not always. I took out the bypass and put in a Fortin bypass module and it works flawlessley. I've had a few different vehicles have issues with the idatalink bypasses, so I switched to Fortin and never had any issues since.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:17 PM
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selective sound thanks for the reply
this year ive had the most little problems related to the bypass modules lookinfg at fortin as an alternative what do you guys use
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:04 AM
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I mainly use Fortin bypass modules and I'll keep some bypass kits as well that I know work good. The Fortin Cansl2 and Keyoveride all are 2 of the best bypasses out there.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:48 PM
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so far with the i data bypasses they are good when they work but when something goes wrong it seems that switching is the only way to go. i would agree 100% that the can sl2 and keyoverride all are great moduals and there never seems to be an issues with them. as well as the intsl. but with that one i have found that everyonce and a while it will not do rearming or rap controll. but both are simple to do with out data.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:45 PM
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pull the module and re-flash it. they have fixed the issue now with an update
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:32 PM
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ive tried that and was told that the new firmware was better but i think that it may be an overload on the databus cause of my gmlan-01 but for some reason one of my customer has the same set up and had the same problem so i reflashed the module 3 times with different firmware but when i went to the can sl2 no problem at all.
i love idatalink cause 2 module is all i need for most vehicule but for my own vehicule i may have to go with a different bypass
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:43 PM
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okay yeah.. GM's seem to only tolerate 1 add on to the data stream. I've had that problem a few times with Steerign wheel controls and remote starters. In your case, use the bypasskit. or ditch the GMlan.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:35 PM
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so you dont think if i use the can-sl2 it that it will work
i have the gm-lan01
swi-jack to be installed and the can-sl2
whats your favorite 2 way alar starter combo
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