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    XPRESSSTART Mercedes Solution

    Installation Instructions

    2012+ Mercedes Benz ML Class 2013+ Mercedes Benz GL Class

    2013 Mercedes Benz G Class

    The XPRESSSTART Mercedes Solution is designed as a direct plug in interface to the rear of the Mercedes Benz key cylinder. Please read this manual in it’s entirety prior to installation as there is a specific order of operation that needs to be followed.

    Tools and Parts you will need: • T-20 driver • Drill • 3/4” drill bit or Unibit

    XPRESSSTART Wiring Overview W/X166

    REMOVE WHITE SHELL AND REPLACE WITH

    PROVIDED BLUE SHELL

    WHITE 10 PIN PLUG (BLACK INSERT WITH WHITE OUTER SHELL)

    EIS (KEY CYLINDER)

    EIS (KEY CYLINDER)

    EIS (KEY CYLINDER)

    EIS (KEY CYLINDER)

    EIS (KEY CYLINDER)

    EIS (KEY CYLINDER)

    FIT ORIGINAL WHITE SHELL TO THE

    PROVIDED T-HARNESS

    FACTORY HARNESS WITH BLUE SHELL FITTED

    XPRESSSTART

    XPRESSSTART

    XPRESSSTART

    VALET SWITCH

    SUPPLIED T-HARNESS

    AFTER INSTALLATION

    BEFORE INSTALLATION

    VALET SWITCH

    BLACK PLUG

    WHITE PLUG

    AFTER INSTALLATION

    BEFORE INSTALLATION

    VALET SWITCH

    AFTER INSTALLATION

    BEFORE INSTALLATION

    BLACK PLUG

    WHITE PLUG

    GREEN PLUG

    BLUE PLUG

    GREEN PLUG

    WHITE PLUG

    SUPPLIED T-HARNESS

    SUPPLIED T-HARNESS

    ML & GL Installation

    1. Remove (3) T-20 screws from the driver’s under dash panel. 2. Lower dash panel down and move air vent out of the clips that hold it in place. 3. Reach up to the rear of the EIS. There are two retaining clips on the top and bottom of the EIS. 4. Grasp the wiring harness while squeezing the retaining clips together to remove the EIS. 5. Pull the EIS with harness attached out of the dash to access the wiring. 6. Unplug both plugs (blue and green) from the EIS.

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    7. Remove the blue housing from the harness and install it on to the supplied XPRESSSTART T-harness. 8. Install the supplied white housing on to the empty plug where the blue housing originally was. 9. Plug the T-harness into the factory wiring and the EIS. 10. Once ALL connections are secured, turn on the valet switch and verify the LEDs visible inside the XPRESSSTART are flashing. 11. Start the vehicle with the key or with the push button to verify your work. If the vehicle starts and runs, you’ve made all the

    connections correctly. 12. Shut the vehicle off. 13. Push the panic button once on the remote to test the XPRESSSTART. 14. Once you are satisfied with its operation, shut down the XPRESSSTART by pushing the panic button once. 15. Locate a place to secure the XPRESSSTART module in the dash cavity away from any heat sources. 16. Secure the module in its final location. 17. Locate a place for the valet override switch. Recommended location is the driver’s under dash panel. 18. Drill a 3/4” hole in the desired location. 19. Route the wires for the valet switch through hole made in step 18. 20. Plug in the valet switch to the XPRESSSTART valet switch leads. Make sure the spade connectors are fully installed on the

    switch. 21. Line up the vent to the under dash panel in the clips that hold it into place. 22. Reinstall the under dash panel making sure the vent is lined up to the duct in the dash. 23. Reinstall (3) T-20 screws to hold the panel in place. 24. If vehicle is equipped with KeylessGo, see additional required connection on page 4 to retain KeylessGo features.

    Installation

    1. Remove (3) T-20 screws from the driver’s under dash panel. 2. Lower dash panel down and move air vent out of the clips that hold it in place. 3. Reach up to the rear of the EIS. There are two retaining clips on the top and bottom of the EIS. 4. Grasp the wiring harness while squeezing the retaining clips together to remove the EIS. 5. Pull the EIS with harness attached out of the dash to access the wiring. 6. Unplug both plugs (blue and green) from the EIS. 7. Remove the blue housing from the harness and install it on to the supplied Smartkey Starter® T-

    harness. 8. Install the supplied white housing on to the empty plug where the blue housing originally was. 9. Plug the T-harness into the factory wiring and the EIS. 10.Once ALL connections are secured, turn on the valet switch and verify the LEDs visible inside the

    XPRESSSTART are flashing. 11.Start the vehicle with the key or with the push button to verify your work. If the vehicle starts and

    runs, you’ve made all the connections correctly. 12.Shut the vehicle off. 13.Push the panic button once on the remote to test the XPRESSSTART. 14.Once you are satisfied with its operation, shut down the XPRESSSTART by pushing the panic

    button once. 15.Locate a place to secure the XPRESSSTART module in the dash cavity away from any heat

    sources. 16.Secure the module in its final location. 17.Locate a place for the valet override switch. Recommended location is the driver’s under dash

    panel. 18.Drill a 3/4” hole in the desired location. 19.Route the wires for the valet switch through hole made in step 18. 20.Plug in the valet switch to the XPRESSSTART valet switch leads. Make sure the spade

    connectors are fully installed on the switch. 21. Line up the vent to the under dash panel in the clips that hold it into place. 22.Reinstall the under dash panel making sure the vent is lined up to the duct in the dash. 23.Reinstall (3) T-20 screws to hold the panel in place

    Remove (3) T-20 Lower panel and move vent

    Installation

    1. Remove (3) T-20 screws from the driver’s under dash panel. 2. Lower dash panel down and move air vent out of the clips that hold it in place. 3. Reach up to the rear of the EIS. There are two retaining clips on the top and bottom of the EIS. 4. Grasp the wiring harness while squeezing the retaining clips together to remove the EIS. 5. Pull the EIS with harness attached out of the dash to access the wiring. 6. Unplug both plugs (blue and green) from the EIS. 7. Remove the blue housing from the harness and install it on to the supplied Smartkey Starter® T-

    harness. 8. Install the supplied white housing on to the empty plug where the blue housing originally was. 9. Plug the T-harness into the factory wiring and the EIS. 10.Once ALL connections are secured, turn on the valet switch and verify the LEDs visible inside the

    XPRESSSTART are flashing. 11.Start the vehicle with the key or with the push button to verify your work. If the vehicle starts and

    runs, you’ve made all the connections correctly. 12.Shut the vehicle off. 13.Push the panic button once on the remote to test the XPRESSSTART. 14.Once you are satisfied with its operation, shut down the XPRESSSTART by pushing the panic

    button once. 15.Locate a place to secure the XPRESSSTART module in the dash cavity away from any heat

    sources. 16.Secure the module in its final location. 17.Locate a place for the valet override switch. Recommended location is the driver’s under dash

    panel. 18.Drill a 3/4” hole in the desired location. 19.Route the wires for the valet switch through hole made in step 18. 20.Plug in the valet switch to the XPRESSSTART valet switch leads. Make sure the spade

    connectors are fully installed on the switch. 21. Line up the vent to the under dash panel in the clips that hold it into place. 22.Reinstall the under dash panel making sure the vent is lined up to the duct in the dash. 23.Reinstall (3) T-20 screws to hold the panel in place

    Remove (3) T-20 Lower panel and move vent

    Remove (3) T-20 Lower panel and move vent

    EIS removed T-harness installed

    EIS removed T-harness installed

    EIS removed T-harness installed

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    G Wagon Installation

    1. Lower the steering column and extend it to its maximum. 2. Grasp the plastic trim below the instrument cluster and pull toward you. 3. Continue removing the boot around the steering column and pull it away from the dash as far as itwill go. 4. Reach in the behind the EIS and unplug the two plugs, (1) green plug and (1) blue plug, and unplug them. 5. Connect the XPRESSSTART harness in line with the plugs and connect the opposite end into the rear of the EIS. 6. Remove the under dash panels using a T-20 driver. 7. Route the XPRESSSTART harness to a location where the starter can be mounted away from heat and moving parts. 8. Connect the XPRESSSTART to the T-harness and securely mount it. 9. Drill a 3/4” hole for the valet switch in an easily accessible location under the dash. 10. Remove the valet switch from the T-harness and mount it in the hole just drilled and reconnect the wires. 11. Start the vehicle with the key and let it run for 60 seconds then turn it off. 12. Press the panic button on the keyfob once and test the remote start. 13. Reassemble the under dash. 14. Reinstall the steering wheel boot.

    Installation

    1. Lower the steering column and extend it to its maximum. 2. Grasp the plastic trim below the instrument cluster and pull toward you. 3. Continue removing the boot around the steering column and pull it away from the dash as far as it

    will go. 4. Reach in the behind the EIS and unplug the two plugs, (1) green plug and (1) blue plug, and

    unplug them. 5. Connect the Smartkey Starter® harness in line with the plugs and connect th