- -- 2016 CX5 GS
There is no alarm and no hood sensor. You don't need to install one for the Evo to work. The Evo also has a built in alarm which you can enable if desired when programming. As for the RF kit, you can easily add that and program the Evo for it before installing. The process is simple and easy to install. You can be done in less than an hour including securing all wires and hiding module.
Ok that's good to know, although the stock alarm isn't a must, the starter can add one, so that's good.
The hood sensor on the other hand is a safety feature though, so the car can't start while someone is working on something under the hood
As far as I could tell from the manual, you open up the cover around steering column and disconnect 2 wires, routing them to the harness. Then the harness cable goes all the way behind the glove compartment and that's where the starter module is located. However where exactly do you have to mount the RF kit, somewhere on the windshield or around the starter module ?
The programming part I'm not worried about, it looks easy enough, it's the cable routing and putting components in the right place