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01-16-2013 11:42 AM
Meathead As an update, I activated the remote starter last night when I got home, and the radio did shut off. Maybe when I did it the first time, I did something wrong. So, if activated correctly (do n ot open trunk or other doors, after key is out of ignition) then radio does shut off.
01-16-2013 12:26 AM
feta_mgp
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Originally Posted by turboguy327 View Post
Read how it works. The car stays running after the driver gets out of the car. So it has to be in neutral as its running with nobody in the car. Then it shuts the car off. Kid of like a turbo timer. So it knows its in neutral for the next start. If you open a door the remote start wont work as it thinks you may have put the car in gear. Its very simple. And perfectly legal in all states as far as I know.
When installed right, absolutely. My last car (2008 Mazdaspeed 3) I installed an HKS turbo timer... properly wired, it would only keep the car running if the e-brake was engaged. Otherwise it just let out a long beep and let the car shut off. Was very helpful in reminding me to engage the e-brake when parking :D
01-15-2013 11:52 PM
turboguy327 Read how it works. The car stays running after the driver gets out of the car. So it has to be in neutral as its running with nobody in the car. Then it shuts the car off. Kid of like a turbo timer. So it knows its in neutral for the next start. If you open a door the remote start wont work as it thinks you may have put the car in gear. Its very simple. And perfectly legal in all states as far as I know.
01-15-2013 07:59 PM
Merrigan
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Originally Posted by Slo86GT View Post
Or pull the remote start off the manual trans car. It's not recommended and actually illegal for safety reasons in several states.

Ahhh no.
01-15-2013 03:31 PM
Meathead
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
The reason why most people don't recommend putting a remote start on a manual is that usually people take short cuts and bypass the clutch switch instead of ensuring that the car is in neutral with the handbrake applied, which would allow the car to start in gear and for higher powered cars like a v8 mustang it would have enough torque to crawl forward into things at idle without stalling.

Now if its wired so that it won't start with the car in gear remotely then that might be ok, but enough people did it the wrong way to draw fire to it here afaik.
+1. As long as you stick to a reputable place (I get mine at Best Buy) that will stand behind the install (lifetime warranty), then there is no safety issue.
01-15-2013 03:07 PM
suss6052 The reason why most people don't recommend putting a remote start on a manual is that usually people take short cuts and bypass the clutch switch instead of ensuring that the car is in neutral with the handbrake applied, which would allow the car to start in gear and for higher powered cars like a v8 mustang it would have enough torque to crawl forward into things at idle without stalling.

Now if its wired so that it won't start with the car in gear remotely then that might be ok, but enough people did it the wrong way to draw fire to it here afaik.
01-15-2013 03:01 PM
Johnny Sticceno That's exactly what I figured. It just won't start if it's in gear, so no real safety issue?
01-15-2013 02:16 PM
Meathead
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Originally Posted by RonMaiden View Post
Some folks forget the car is in gear and try to start it but I think there is a some sort of safety so it can't be started unless it's in neutral. My wife wants one on our 5 speed.
Thats exactly it. It will only work if you push your clutch and brake in, then remove from gear, then pull e-brake, then shut car off. If the car is put back in gear before car is shut off, then it will disarm the system. I have had them on my last 3 manual transmission cars (7 years) and have not had a single problem. Only thing is cost. The cheapest one cost me $540.
01-15-2013 02:15 PM
RonMaiden Some folks forget the car is in gear and try to start it but I think there is a some sort of safety so it can't be started unless it's in neutral. My wife wants one on our 5 speed.
01-15-2013 02:14 PM
Meathead
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Originally Posted by Johnny Sticceno View Post
Err, where did you get the info that it's not recommended? I live in Canada and it's not illegal anywhere here as far as I know. I've never heard anything like this.
It's something people keep saying because they have no experience with how it actually works. It's not like I installed it myself.
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