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inLINK Radio Board Install

Our inLINK Wireless Control Module is the most popular accessory that guys add to their Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit.  With inLINK, you can control the functions of your Infinitybox system through a simple key fob.  inLINK seamlessly integrates into your MASTERCELL with no external boxes of modules.  You can enable and disable security.  You can control your lights.  You can pop your doors.  You get a ton of flexibility.

Click here to get to a video that goes through all of the details of inLINK.  

If you buy inLINK with your 20-Circuit Kit, we pre-install it for you at the factory.  If you don’t buy inLINK up front, you can add it at any time.  Installing it to your MASTERCELL is very simple.  You only need a screw driver.  No software updates are needed.  The MASTERCELL is pre-programmed to talk to the inLINK radio receiver board.

The inLINK kit includes the inLINK Radio Receiver Board, two spacers, two screws and two of the inLINK key fobs.  The following instructions show you how to install the inLINK Radio Receiver Board into the MASTERCELL.

STEP 1- Disconnect the MASTERCELL.

inLINK Install- Step 1

Disconnecting MASTERCELL

Unplug the MASTERCELL input harnesses and the CAN cable as shown in Figure 1.  Remove the MASTERCELL from the car.

STEP 2- Remove the Screws from the Back of the MASTERCELL.

inLINK Install- Step 2

Screw removal

Turn over the MASTERCELL so the inSIGHT screen is facing down as shown in Figure 2.  Remove all 8 screws from the back of the MASTERCELL with a Phillips screwdriver.  Put these screws in a safe place.

STEP 3- Remove the Back of the MASTERCELL

inLINK Install- Step 3

Remove Back Cover

Once the screws are removed, carefully separate the plastic housing (A) from the back cover (B) as shown in Figure 3.  Carefully separate the housing and back cover of the MASTERCELL unit by first turning the unit upside down and gently placing your fingers in the input connector shells.  Gently press up on the connector pins while holding the plastic housing (A) with your thumbs until the back cover is separated from the housing.  Be sure to keep the plastic housing facing down to keep the buttons in place. If they do fall out, locate all five buttons and put them to the side.  Set aside the plastic housing, keeping it upside-down so that the buttons do not fall out.

STEP 4- Prepare the inLINK Radio Receiver Board.

inLINK Install- Step 4

Prepare inLINK Radio Board for Installation

Disconnect the daughter board (A) in Figure 4 from the sockets (C) on the radio receiver board (B).  Be careful not to bend the pins when removing.

STEP 5- Place the Spacers on the MASTERCELL Board.

inLINK Install- Step 5

Install spacers

Place the two clear spacers (A) on the board (B) as shown in Figure 5.  The two spacers should go over the holes in the MASTERCELL printed circuit board.

STEP 6- Install the inLINK Radio Receiver Board.

inLINK Install- Step 6

Install inLINK Radio Board

While keeping the spacers in place, carefully align the pins on the radio receiver board (A) with the header on the MASTERCELL board (B) as shown in Figure 6.  Insert the radio board pins (A) into the MASTERCELL connecting header (B) and push in the board until the plastic connector on the radio receiver board meets with the header on the MASTERCELL board.  Ensure that the spacers are still aligned with the holes prior to securing the radio receiver board with screws. If the spacers are not aligned, CAREFULLY put them back in place using a small tool.

STEP 7- Install inLINK Board Screws.

inLINK Install- Step 7

Fasten radio board screws

Fasten the radio receiver board to the MASTERCELL board by inserting the included screws into the holes as shown in Figure 7 and tighten the screws until the board is secure.  DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THESE SCREWS.

STEP 8- Reinstall the inLINK Daughter Board.

inLINK Install- Step 8

Daughter Board Installation

Align daughter board (A) pins with the top row of holes on the radio board header (B) as shown in Figure 8 and insert pins. Push in the daughter board until both headers are flush.  Wrap antenna wire (D) in Figure 7 and Figure 8 in a large circle around the inSIGHT diagnostic module (C) in figure 8. Make sure that it does not interfere with the pins or plastic mating surfaces.

STEP 9- Replace the MASTERCELL Buttons

inLINK Install- Step 9

Replace MASTERCELL buttons

If any of the MASTERCELL buttons fell out of the housing, reinstall them as shown in Figure 9.

STEP 10- Reassemble MASTERCELL.

inLINK Install- Step 10

Reinstall MASTERCELL Board and Rear Cover

Keeping the housing upside-down, insert the MASTERCELL board and back cover (A) as shown in Figure 10 by aligning the input pins with the correct holes in the housing. DO NOT flip over the front cover as this will cause the buttons to fall out. Gently press the cover down until all pins have gone through their corresponding openings
on the housing and the back cover fits snugly in place.

STEP 11- Reinstall Screws on Back Cover of MASTERCELL.

inLINK Install- Step 11

Reinstall Screws

Insert screws back into the holes on the back cover and tighten until the cover is securely fastened.  DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THESE SCREWS.

STEP 12- Reinstall MASTERCELL In Car.

inLINK Install- Step 12

Reinstall MASTERCELL

Mount MASTERCELL input unit back into your vehicle and plug all connectors back into their proper location as shown left in Figure 12.

Power up your Infinitybox system once you have completed these steps.  You will need to train your inLINK key fobs to the MASTERCELL after the Radio Receiver Board has been installed.  Click on this link to get to the instructions to train your inLINK Key Fobs.

Click here to contact our technical support team if you have any questions on how to install your inLINK module in your Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit.

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inLINK Video

Our inLINK Wireless Control Accessory is our most popular add-on to our 20-Circuit Kit.  It gets you powerful control of your car’s electrical features through a simple 4-button key fob.  The inLINK accessory comes with a small radio receiver that gets installed inside your MASTERCELL.  There is no external box that you need to make inLINK work.  We recently published this video that shows you the details of inLINK and what it can do for your car or truck wired with our Infinitybox system.  Check it out here.

You can visit the product page for inLINK at this link. 

You can learn more about the security and immobilizing features of inLINK at this link.  

This link will take you to a video showing inLINK in action.  

Finished Factory Five GTM wired with the Infinitybox System

Showing off inLINK in a Factory Five GTM

We have been working with a customer to finish the details of a Factory Five GTM build.  This car was wired with our 20-Circuit Kit, inMOTION, inRESERVE, inTOUCH NET, inVIRONMENT and inLINK.  Essentially, the car has the works.  It was originally built and wired by Shane Vacek at Vraptor Speed Works.  Izzy Dunn at Dunn Customz just finished the details on the car for the customer.

This video shows a walk around of the finished car.  It turned out great.  You can see the front POWERCELL mounted under the hood.

In this blog post, we want to feature one of the simplest accessories in the Infinitybox lineup.  That is inLINK.  inLINK gets you wireless control of your car or truck from a simple key fob.  You can turn on your lights remotely, pop your doors and trunk, and enable the Infinitybox security system.

Since your Infinitybox system is controlling the ignition, fuel pump and starter, we can easily stop someone from starting the car and driving off with it.   When you press the “lock” button on the inLINK key fob, we disable the ability to turn on the ignition, power the fuel pump and crank the starter.  Even if someone where able to get in the car with inLINK security enabled, the MASTERCELL completely blocks the ability to get the engine running.  The best part is that this is completely integrated into our Infinitybox system.  You do not need to buy a separate security or immobilizer system and integrate it into your wiring harness.

When you’re ready to drive the car, you simply press the “unlock” button on the key fob and you’re ready to go.

The owner of this car wanted door poppers.  They are using POWERCELL outputs to power a solenoid in each door.  They can push a button inside the car to pop these solenoids.  They also have buttons on the outside of the doors that let them pop the doors.  They also wanted to be able to pop the doors from buttons on the key fob.

All of this is very easy with the Infinitybox system.  Our team custom programmed the door popper outputs to pulse for 1 second.  The customer can push buttons on the key fob or use buttons on the door.  Very simple.

Here’s the coolest part of all.  The customer wanted buttons on the outside of the car to be able to pop the doors.  However, the customer does not want those buttons to work when security is enabled.  That is a very simple thing to do with our Infinitybox system.  As part of our custom programming, we set the MASTERCELL inputs to be disabled when security is on.  That way, no one can walk up to the car and open the doors unless they have the inLINK key fobs specifically programmed to that car.  The video below shows how this works.  You can see how security is enabled and disabled.  You can see how the doors can be popped from the inLINK key fobs and you can see how inLINK security disables the exterior switches.

Thanks to Izzy for sharing these pictures and videos.

Click on this link to contact our team to learn more about what our Infinitybox system can do for your build.