I installed a remote starter myself and the results are posted on the
company's website where I bought the remote starter. www.MRINSTALL.com
It is on a 1996 Chevy Silverado truck. The link is half way down the
Just wanted to see what you thought. Be easy. I am not an expert at all
of this. This was my first time installing something like this.
So you trust your vehicle to not take off accidentally? And yes, I know it
should not happen but what if, the doors were unlocked or the windows were
down and a kid got in side. Having retired from the automotive industry I
have seen a lot of situations where vehicles left unattended ended up in an
I can't speak for stryped's car or brand of remote starter, but any
well designed one will have all sorts of safeguards against this sort
of thing. They pretty much have to be well designed in this day of
litigious actions for virtually every little thing.
The one on my wife's car, for example, cannot be moved after starting
the engine remotely until the key has been placed into the ignition
switch and turned to the 'ON' position.
With the motor running after remote starting, you cannot place the
transmission (automatic) into gear without pressing the brake pedal.
Pressing the brake pedal before inserting and turning the key will
cause the engine to shut off immediately.
A remote starter is a marvellous invention for those of us in the
frozen north, who would much rather enter a warmed-up car with the
seat heaters already going.
So uh you can do like us in the South and simply go out there, start the
car, and then go back inside? ;~)
How hard is it to start the car from inside the house? I am for ever
accidentally unarming my car alarm when the change in my pocket pushes on a
button. That would be kinda tough on a car engine idling all night long.
Nah - they usually shut off after 15 minutes or so. In the northeast they
are handy devices. I installed one in my wife's car so that she did not
have to walk out to the parking lot to start her car in the winter to warm
it up and de-ice the windshield. She'd start it from inside work and by the
time she went out to it the car was warm and the windows were at least
somewhat melted of ice instead of her having to stand out there with an ice
scraper like we used to do in the dark ages. In the summer it's handy to
jump into an already cooled down car.
LOL.. Maybe in the North. If you lived in the South where it really gets
hot you would soon learn that an automobile has to be moving for the air
conditioning to work properly or efficiently. IIRC My remote will roll down
The ones I am familiar with require two separate button press actions. This
makes an accidental activation much less likely.
Also, the engine shuts down if you don't put the key in the ignition in a
certain time period.
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