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Fortin EVO-GM1

Digital remote start system for select 2010-up Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles

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Overview

Our take on the Fortin EVO-GM1

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-GM1 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 GM harness, the module comes pre-programmed for your vehicle right out of the box.

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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-GM1 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 GM 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.

Note: Once you start your vehicle remotely, you'll have to use your key to unlock the car while it's running. You can also add an RF kit (see below) to unlock your doors with a remote.

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-GM1 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:
Customers who want to configure Run Time or adjust advanced features will need to purchase a Fortin FLU-100.2 Flash Link Updater.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • remote start system
  • works in select 2010-up Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles
  • vehicle-specific harness included
  • 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
  • optional FLU-100.2 Flash Link Updater (#938FLU1002) available for adjusting advanced features
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • EVO-ALL key data bypass and CAN data interface module
  • THAR-GM1v2 T-Harness for select GM vehicles
  • 5-pin CAN-Bus harness with 22" and 32" wires
  • Installation Guide
  • Activation key for vehicle wire color codes

Very easy to install,came pre program ,would tell everyone great product .

Paul, Amherst, MA

Reviews

Fortin EVO-GM1 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(4 Reviews)

Fortin EVO-GM1

Crutchfield customer from Brighton, CO on 11/26/2018

2015 Chevrolet Cruze
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was a little difficult to install but I can it to work.

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Fortin EVO-GM1

Paul from Amherst, MA on 4/3/2017

2013 Chevrolet Equinox
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install,came pre program ,would tell everyone great product .

Pros: Easy, Fast shipping, and great support

Cons:

Fortin EVO-GM1

Crutchfield customer from Oakland, Md on 3/2/2017

2012 GMC Terrain
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install once you understand the instructions. Could use more in depth instructions.

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Easy Remote Starter Add On

RandyW from Arkansas on 10/15/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instructions were a little confusing on which type of installation I needed to use, but a call to Crutchfield directed me to the correct section. Additionally a couple of YouTube videos show the installation and in-vehicle programing process on a vehicle and that helped a lot. I searched on "installing a Fortin remote start" and several video options came up. Installation was very simple and the unit was pre-programed to work with my vehicle but I still had to complete a few in vehicle programing steps to allow the unit to communicate with my auto. Overall I am happy with the Fortin unit, I have found the unit works best if I hit the unlock button on my remote once then the lock button 3 times somewhat slowly and deliberately for the unit to start my auto.

Pros: Works as described and installation was almost plug and play

Cons: The included instructions were confusing

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Features and 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 N/A
Two-way Remote No
Smartphone Integration No
Factory Security Integration Yes
Number of Cars ---
Hood/Trunk Release No
Remote Door Locks No
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

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Fortin EVO-GM1 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-GM1v2 T-Harness for select 2009-18 GM 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-GM1 is currently compatible with some 98 vehicles, including select 2010-17 Buick Encore, LaCrosse, Regal, and Verano; 2010-18 Chevrolet Camaro, Colorado, Cruze, Equinox, Impala, Malibu, Orlando, Sonic, and Trax; 2010-17 GMC Canyon and Terrain; and 2009-15 Opel Insignia, Mokka, and Zafira C. Click here to see if your vehicle is compatible.

User Interface: The EVO-GM1 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-GM1 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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Why did you buy this?

factory wiring [ Daniel  Nov 17, 2017 ]
I wanted simple quick installation and OEM functionality. [ TIMOTHY  Aug 27, 2017 ]
great price and good reviews. will send follow up after I install. Thank You Paul R [ Paul  Mar 21, 2017 ]
price was good [ corone  Feb 27, 2017 ]

3 questions already asked

sorry I havent installed it yet [ MIKE  Jan 22, 2019 ]
About 5 minutes [ TIMOTHY  Jan 21, 2019 ]
I believe the default is 15 minutes, not 100% positive on that though. [ Bradford  Jan 20, 2019 ]
I installed it on a 2016 equinox and it was plug and play. I didn't need the flash updater. Everything worked fine. [ LARRY  Jan 07, 2018 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. 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  Jul 17, 2017 ]  Staff
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