Essex Keypad Keyless Entry System. This system is a popular option in motor coaches, cars and trucks. This system can be used to operate factory installed door locks or one of our MES power door lock kits. The keypad allows keyless entry to a vehicle by entering a 3 to 8 digit code. Unit can also open the trunk (if equipped with electric release) and can turn on the dome lights before entering vehicle. The door lock interface and optional outputs may require additional relays for operation, depending on vehicle make and model. Note that a 5 inch by 1 inch flat surface is necessary to mount unit. You will also need a minimum of 1 inch mounting depth. This unit is sold with a paper template for drilling holes. The optional aluminum drill guide is recommended and makes it easy to accurately locate and drill the holes to mount the unit onto the door. The AKE-5 comes with blue backlighting on the buttons. This unit interfaces with our MES door lock systems without the addition of any relays or extra components.
Note: Installation on many late model vehicles will require body computer interface. This can mean relays and diodes and resistors or an interface module. Some newer vehicles made by Nissan, Infinity, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen may require a double pulse generator for unlock (order DP452T from list below). Most late model Chrysler vehicles need relays and resistors (451M) to interface the body computer. Your installer will be able to assist you with this. Advanced auto electrical skills are necessary for interface with vehicle computer systems.
There is an option to add remote controlled keyless entry to the KE1701 Keypad Keyless Entry. We carry the RE-1704-KL550 remote controlled keyless entry which is the same unit that Essex sold for many years. If you are purchasing this setup to replace an existing setup, verify that your remote control looks the same as the one in the photo. For new installs, we recommend the Avital 2101 remote controlled keyless entry by Directed Electronics. Directed is the leader in automotive electronics. Both units come with 2 remote controls and will allow you to open your vehicle with either the keypad or by remote control for the ultimate in convenience. Security systems cannot be interfaced with this keypad.