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Fortin EVO-CHR.T5

Digital remote start system for select 2005-up Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles

Item # 938EVCHRT5

Choosing the right remote start system and installing it in your vehicle has become a lot simpler and more...

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Item # 938EVCHRT5

About the Fortin EVO-CHR.T5

Remote start your vehicle — precool in summer, preheat in winter

Choosing the right remote start system and installing it in your vehicle has become a lot simpler and more affordable with this all-in-one Fortin EVO-Series package. The EVO-CHR.T5 system includes a digital interface module, which bypasses your vehicle's immobilizer circuits so you can start it without a key, and a T-harness that'll connect the module to your specific vehicle. In addition to the Chrysler harness, the module comes pre-programmed for your vehicle right out of the box.

Remote start your vehicle — precool in summer, preheat in winter

Choosing the right remote start system and installing it in your vehicle has become a lot simpler and more affordable with this all-in-one Fortin EVO-Series package. The EVO-CHR.T5 system includes a digital interface module, which bypasses your vehicle's immobilizer circuits so you can start it without a key, and a T-harness that'll connect the module to your specific vehicle. In addition to the Chrysler harness, the module comes pre-programmed for your vehicle right out of the box.

Vehicle-specific harness simplifies the installation

While not quite plug-and-play, the harness connections cut down installation time considerably, so you do-it-yourselfers out there can save a little money. Fortin includes a code on the package that you use on their website to download and print detailed, illustrated instructions for your installation. In addition, Crutchfield offers free lifetime tech support, via our toll-free telephone number, to help ensure your remote start installation goes smoothly.

Use your factory remote

You start your vehicle by pressing the lock button on your factory key three times. This system lets you start your car from as far away as the key will lock and unlock your doors. Note: This feature works on most vehicles, but in certain select vehicles, the factory key won't work with this remote start system and an RF kit will be required for installation. Please contact us for more details.

Optional RF remotes increase the range

If you want to be able to start your car from inside your home or office, for instance, you can extend your range by simply plugging in one of these RF remote kits to the interface module.

Fortin RF641W 1-way, 4-button RF remote kit, 1500-foot range ($80)

Fortin RF642W 2-way, 4-button RF remote kit, 2500-foot range ($120)

Each RF kit contains two remote controls, an antenna module, and harness. Both kits let you remotely lock and unlock the doors, pop open the trunk, and perform other functions in addition to starting your engine.

Integrates with your factory security system too

The EVO-CHR.T5 also gives you control over your vehicle's factory security system's basic functions like horn-honking, light-flashing, and door-locking, giving you a little peace of mind when you get into your running car.

IMPORTANT:

The EVO-FORT2 bypass module requires a Fortin FlashLink Updater in order to program it to work in your vehicle.

If you know how to use a multimeter and have experience working with your vehicle's electrical system, you should be able to install this remote start system yourself. If not, please consider having your system professionally installed.

To ensure vehicle compatibility, please enter your vehicle information. Your order will be reviewed by our Car Experts group, who will contact you if further information or recommended accessories are needed.

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Product highlights:

  • remote start system
  • works in select 2005-up Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles with regular key starting
  • vehicle-specific harness included
  • requires FLASHLINK Updater (#938FLINK) for programming
  • uses factory key to start vehicle remotely
  • also controls factory security basic functions
  • remote start function is for fuel injected, diesel, and hybrid vehicles with automatic transmissions only
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # EVO-CHR.T5

What's in the box:

  • EVO-ALL key data bypass and CAN data interface module
  • THAR-CHR5 T-Harness
  • 20-pin General purpose harness with 22" wires
  • Installation Guide
  • Activation key for vehicle wire color codes

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Features & specs

Lines of Defense
Alarm Y
Pager Warning No
Scan-resistant Remote Codes No
Battery Backup No
Trigger Methods
Glass Break Sensor No
Accessory Pins No
Current Sensing No
Operations
Arming Method Active
Included Remotes None
Number of Remote Buttons N/A
Number of Remote Functions ---
Two-way Remote No
Smartphone Integration N/A
Factory Security Integration Yes
Number of Cars N/A
Hood/Trunk Release N/A
Remote Door Locks N/A
Remote Start Yes
Manual Transmission Compatible No
Valet Switch No
Manual Override No
Delayed Operations
Entrance No
Exit/Last Door No
Reset/Trigger No
Rearm/Disarm No
Number of Zones 0
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The Fortin EVO-CHR.T5 is a combo package containing the EVO-ALL, an all-in-one data immobilizer bypass, door lock, alarm, and remote start interface module, along with the THAR-CHR.T5 T-Harness for select Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles. The EVO-ALL and T-harness are designed to greatly shorten the installation time of the remote start/security system in those vehicles by making many of the connections via direct plug-in harnesses.

Note: This is a complex product, and it is recommended that installation is performed by a professional installer or experienced do-it-yourselfer.

Compatibility: The EVO-CHR.T5 is currently compatible with some 104 vehicles, including select 2004-14 Chrysler 200, 300, Aspen, Crossfire, PT Cruiser, and Sebring; 2004-14 Dodge Avenger, Caliber, Charger, Dakota, Durango, Magnum, Nitro, and RAM; and 2005-17 Jeep Commander, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, and Wrangler. Click here to see if your vehicle is compatible.

User Interface: The EVO-CHR.T5 offers three different ways to start the vehicle or control the built-in alarm system:

  • Using the OEM remote
  • Working with compatible long-range RF remote kits, such as the RF641W or RF642W.
  • Through compatible smartphone modules (such as Compustar Drone and others).

Included Harnesses: The EVO-CHR.T5 includes a pre-wired harness with multiple plugs on each end that connect to the EVO-ALL module and the vehicle's OEM wiring. An activation key to WireColor.com is included for a free vehicle wire color diagram.

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6 questions already asked

Q
can i set a delay for glow plugs and a shut off time for the turbo to cool off it for a 2006 dodge ram 2500 diesel?
[ Snow  Feb 26, 2019 ]
1 answer
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I got my for a jeep so i am not sure but i don't think you can progam it to do that
[ sam  Feb 27, 2019 ]
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Will this work for manual transmissions?
[ Dave  Feb 15, 2018 ]
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Sorry, no. The remote start function is for fuel injected, diesel, and hybrid vehicles with automatic transmissions only.
[ Ryan  Feb 21, 2018 ]  Staff
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my is a auto so i do not know
[ sam  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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I have a 2006 Jeep Commander Limited that did NOT have factory remote start. Will this system work and if so which button on the factory key will be the trigger for the car starter? Thanks
[ Ryan  Oct 10, 2016 ]
1 answer
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Kenny  Oct 10, 2016 ]  Staff
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If my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport (2 door) is not already equipped with remote start therefor not having a key fob with the option to remote the vehicle will the remote start kit work with my factory keys somehow?
[ BLYeargain  Aug 15, 2016 ]
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This system would still work if there is an application for your vehicle. You would just need to add remotes.
[ Tom  Aug 16, 2016 ]
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This kit works with existing keyless entry. If your vehicle is equipped with factory keyless entry, and meets the requirements for the kit, I would assume it will work. If you have concerns, contact crutchfields advisors by chat or phone, and they can help you further.
[ Ben  Aug 16, 2016 ]
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I used my factory key fob.
[ John  Aug 16, 2016 ]
Q
If you start the car remotely does it turn off after the standard 10 minutes or do you NEED the flash to set this?
[ GIUSEPPE  Feb 22, 2016 ]
8 answers
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yes
[ sam  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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The car stay on for 15 min
[ CEDRIK  Feb 23, 2016 ]
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No you do not have to flash the unit. It comes ready to go as a stand alone remote start. It starts and runs for 10-15 minutes then shuts off automatically.
[ Ben  Feb 23, 2016 ]
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I believe the default is 15 minutes. That's what mine is set to.
[ Robb  Feb 22, 2016 ]
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Yes... The unit will shut down after the preset period. You only need the flash unit of you want to change the defaults.
[ Tom  Feb 22, 2016 ]
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Yes it stays on for 10.
[ John  Feb 22, 2016 ]
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Yes it automatically tuns off after 10 minutes
[ Mark  Feb 22, 2016 ]
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Turns off automatically. Not sure if it's 10 or 15 minutes
[ MICHAEL S  Feb 22, 2016 ]
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What is the difference between the evoall and the evo1 when using as a standalone remote start system? Which of the 2 would best work for a 2006 jeep grand Cherokee?
[ jeff  Dec 27, 2015 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Kenny  Dec 28, 2015 ]  Staff
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