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Thread: '18 CX-9 and Fortin Remote Car Starter.... Success!

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    Thank you all so much!

    Quote Originally Posted by beaustir View Post
    Okay, I created an account to say thanks specifically to eplur, you're the best and everyone else danced around it, you made step by step instructions leaving nothing out! It was awesome and super easy to do. I'm almost mad at my past self for being slightly afraid of the complexity of it. The only thing that my brain was stuck on was the part that says "The 3 lights will start flashing one at a time different color. Let go of the button only when there is only 1 blue light." I thought it would stay on the blue light, like a dummy, I didn't know that it would keep cycling, so I just sat there waiting and waiting for it to stop on Blue, when all I had to do was just time it and release when there was only a blue light, hahaha.
    It really only did take 45 minutes and if I did it again, would probably only take 20 minutes, maximum.
    I got my parts at these prices:
    Evo-One $88.80 - Amazon
    THAR-ONE-MAZ3 T-Harness $55.95 -Ebay
    FlashLink 4 $39.99 -Ebay
    Total: $185

    Thanks again everyone for the help in this thread and I did need to reset my windows by holding up on them for over a second each one to re-enable the auto window ability.

    The only question that I would have is has anyone done the hood pin switch? How did you wire it to the hood and keep it hidden?

    Just came to add that I followed these instructions for a 2015 Mazda CX-5 Automatic and it worked beautifully. I went with the FLU-100.2 on Amazon, along with the Evo-One and Thar-One-Maz3 THarness.

    I have 0 experience with cars, but was able to do this. You'll need a phillips head screwdriver and a 10mm socket to get your cable off your battery. Other than that, I was dumb: Don't forget to put your seat back, pull your steeling wheel out, and up as far as it can go. It'll give you a lot more room to work!
    Btw, in the instructions when they refer to 'The App', they're talking about the Updater app the entire time.

    Thanks again everyone!!!

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    I just did this install as well. This deserves to be in the How-to section.

    The step by step worked beautifully. The only issue I ran into was that after going through the decryptor process, my module settings changed back to default, and the remote start wouldn't work. Connected back to the flashlink updater and reapplied the correct settings and it worked perfectly after that. I also took way too long trying to figure out how to tie up all the loose cables and where to mount the EvoOne module.

    The only non-plug and play connection (which I did not attempt to do) is connecting the remote starter to the car lights. When remote starting the car the exterior lights don't turn on, so there is no way to visually confirm from a distance that the car as started successfully (during the day at least, still have to test at night).

    Also, the Evo One has a turbo mode that lets the engine runs after turning off the ignition to cool off the turbo (like they used to have on modified turbo cars). Not sure this works on the CX-9 or is even necessary but nice to know its there and I could turn it on if I ever wanted to.

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    Just finished my install (including headlight/parking light wiring). Worked perfectly.

    Now to add dronemobile.

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    To anyone using dronemobile, mycar or any RF remote. Does the trunk/power lift gate button work on your app or remote when using the EVO-ONE?

    I*ve got everything working, except the dronemobile trunk release . I
    It doesn*t work even when the car isn*t running.

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    Thanks for all of the tips! This most definitely needs to be a Sticky in the How-To section.

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    Does anyone know the difference between the EVO-ONE and the EVO-MAZT1? From my research, both are plug and play with no splicing, EVO-ONE requires the additional harness and updater while the EVO-MAZT1 requires only the updater. The MAZT1 seems cheaper because you don't need the extra harness (it is integrated), so is there any reason to go with the ONE vs the MAZT1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marauder2 View Post
    Does anyone know the difference between the EVO-ONE and the EVO-MAZT1? From my research, both are plug and play with no splicing, EVO-ONE requires the additional harness and updater while the EVO-MAZT1 requires only the updater. The MAZT1 seems cheaper because you don't need the extra harness (it is integrated), so is there any reason to go with the ONE vs the MAZT1?
    The Dronemobile unit (control via mobile phone) can be added to the EVO-ONE. If it can be done the same for the MAZT1, then MAZT1 is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marauder2 View Post
    Does anyone know the difference between the EVO-ONE and the EVO-MAZT1? From my research, both are plug and play with no splicing, EVO-ONE requires the additional harness and updater while the EVO-MAZT1 requires only the updater. The MAZT1 seems cheaper because you don't need the extra harness (it is integrated), so is there any reason to go with the ONE vs the MAZT1?
    The MazT1 harness is different which apparently requires some splicing. I can look into the details later and let you know, but this is why everyone on this forum recommended the evo one and the seperate harness.

    As someone else said on this post :
    FYI for those reading..........if you want true plug and play get the Evo-One plus MAZT3....do not get the Evo-All plus MAZT1 unless you don't mind splicing wires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youri View Post
    The MazT1 harness is different which apparently requires some splicing. I can look into the details later and let you know, but this is why everyone on this forum recommended the evo one and the seperate harness.

    As someone else said on this post :*
    FYI for those reading..........if you want true plug and play get the Evo-One plus MAZT3....do not get the Evo-All plus MAZT1 unless you don't mind splicing wires. *
    No no, the EVO-MAZT1 is a brand new product, from what it sounds like it is essentially an EVO-ONE with a built-in T-harness.

    https://fortin.ca/en/products/evo-rs/evo-mazt1/

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    Installed mine yesterday following your instructions and it was a breeze. I had already updated my Evo One at work on Friday so the install and Decryptor process took all of 20 minutes. Best $180 I've spent in a while.


    Quote Originally Posted by eplur View Post
    Thanks guys did mine too. I ordered all 3 items; THarness, Evo One, and the Updater tool from Amazon as Crutchfield was out. As others have mentioned, here*s the outline as well. Once you do it, it is actually really easy. Their instructions are crap.

    1. Download the app. You need Windows. (The recent Windows 10 update didn*t detect the device so I had to go back to previous version)
    2. Start the app. You will have to create a fortin account, and verify your email address
    3. Select the vehicle models etc
    4. Connect the updater and EvoOne with the wires that come with the Updater.
    5. App will detect that it is connected.
    6. Click on Bypass tab, update firmware if it asks you to.
    7. Click on Remote Starter tab, update if it asks you to.
    8. Confirm those 3 settings as mentioned (set it if not already set)
    a. Bypass tab: C1, D2 on (Save if you had to change)
    b. Remote Starter tab, option 38 set to 38.2 (Save if you had to change)

    Install T Harness (All wires are color coded and they fit only in the right places, you will only use the ones with adapters that plugin)
    1. disconnect the *ve battery power. Make sure the terminal does not touch metal
    2. As shown in the instructions using a Philip screw driver remove the bottom two screws.
    3. Pop open the top cover section. There are no more screws you need to unscrew. The top and bottom covers are then snapped together. So, you will need some little squeezing and pulling pushing to dislodge them apart. Once the top come loose, you just leave it there, do not try to pull it all the way out. Now the bottom section you pull it out a little towards the driver seat and out. There is a little metal thing where the bottom section slides out of.
    4. Now on the bottom as shown on the instruction, there are two plugs you need to unplug. Look at the one that looks like those plugs on the Tharness to figure out where to squeeze to pull them out. Remove those two from and plug them into the Tharness. They will only fit in the right adapter in the THarness. No guessing work here.
    5. Connect the *ve terminal back
    6. cut the yellow loop wire on the Evo one
    7. Now hold the only button on the EvoOne, then plug the power from the THarness which is the biggest plug in the EvoOne. The 3 lights will start flashing one at a time different color. Let go of the button only when there is only 1 blue light.
    8. Now plug the other wires from the Tharness to the EvoOne; one next to the power you just plugged and other two on the other side, they are color coordinated.
    9. Now push the ignition button twice without pushing on the brake pedal. Car will not start but the ignition will be on
    10. The evo will flash bunch of lights. Wait until you get blue flashing light, then turn off the ignition.
    11. Unplug your evoone

    Decryptor
    1. Connect your evoone via the updater back again to your app.
    2. Go to Decrypter tab (on the left) and click on *Send Data*.
    3. It will do buncha things decrypting blah blah.
    4. Once done, take the EvoOne back to the car and plug everything back in.
    5. Test the remote starter by pushing the lock button on your key fob 3 times.

    You*re done. Put everything back together. I used the tie that came with the THarness to tie the loose wires together and used a zip tie to hold the EvoOne to some fat cable on the right.

    As someone mentioned, my auto down-up windows didn*t work. I had to reset it as mentioned somewhere here by rolling all the way down, holding it there for a sec or two and rolling it all the way up and holding it up for sec or two. Had to do this to all 4 windows.

    Good luck guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azuzu View Post
    No no, the EVO-MAZT1 is a brand new product, from what it sounds like it is essentially an EVO-ONE with a built-in T-harness.

    https://fortin.ca/en/products/evo-rs/evo-mazt1/
    I have not tried it myself and only basing this on internet research. But from what I gather the EVO-MAZT1 is a EVO-ALL and a THAR-MAZ1 T-harness conveniently packaged into one item. The product page doesn't show which harness is included, but when you go to the technical support troubleshooting guide tab, you see when going through the steps that the installations instructions are for the EVO-ALL with the EVO-MAZ1. https://cdn02.fortin.ca/en/download/63031/63031.pdf

    The EVO-MAZ1 harness doesn't seem as simple as the plug-in as the THAR-ONE-MAZ3. According to the installation instructions, it is asking to connect individual wires into the fuse box, into the Start-Stop Unit and into the lock-unlock input external controls. I have made red arrows to show where on the attached photo.
    MAZ T1 snapshot.JPG
    The programmation instructions also seems more complicated, and the last page of the instructions says that the engine will shutdown after the driver door is open.

    My opinion: I think it will work and may be worth saving the money if skilled enough to do the splicing, but it wouldn't be quite as plug and play as the EVO-One set-up recommended in this post.
    Last edited by youri; 11-04-2019 at 02:21 PM.

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    Ahh my mistake then, I thought it was the EVO-ONE + T-harness. If that's the case, then EVO-ONE is the better option specially if you lose the takeover function.

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    Hello everyone, I just purchased a 2019 CX-5 Signature. Thanks to this page, I just installed the EVO ONEand THAR-ONE-MAZ3 harness. I just wanted to mention for anyone else that I followed the directions on this page which were great and updated the module first. However I could not get the module to sync with the car, the lights never stopped flashing. I contacted Fortin and they had me put the 71.44 firmware onto the EVO ONE which I did and it worked like a charm.

    When I plugged the module back in, I held the button until it went blue, then released and connected the other three cables. When i hit the ignition, the lights all came on in order and after a few minutes ended with just yellow and red. I unplugged and reconnected the module to the updater and did the decryptor sequence. Works like a charm.

    Also wanted to highlight what a few others mentioned. I did not like the two horn honks when i hit the lock button three times, so i plugged the module back into the updater and on the remote starter tab I changed it to lock/unlock/lock sequence, saved it and plugged it back into the car. Now no horn honks when i start the car.

    Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to post the instructions and walk throughs, it is a great help!

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    Anyone know if there is a distance limit in which the remote starter will not work? I have had some instances where I am probably 40-50 feet away, hit the remote start command on my key fob, my lights flash like it's gonna start then... nothing. works like a charm when i'm within 20 feet, however.

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    Can someone post some updated links to where we can buy the evo-one, t-harness, and flash link updater? I want to make sure I'm buying the correct items. Because I see some evo-ones for $199 but others for under $100. Do some come with a t-harness? Thanks.

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