These remote start systems incorporate a kill function for just this type of
thing or for theft prevention. You have to insert the key and turn it to
the normal run position to do anything. Simply stepping on the brake pedal
is usually enough to kill the engine.
A properly installed remote vehicle starter automatically locks the
doors when it is started. It will not start an automatic transmission
equipped vehicle if the vehicle is not in park. If installed on a manual
transmission vehicle, the remote starter will not operate if the gear
shift is not in neutral and the hand brake applied.
Also, when you unlock the doors and get inside while the engine is
running without the key inserted in the ignition switch, moving the
shifter, or touching the brakes, will shut the engine off, and the key
has to be inserted to start the car normally. You can not operate the
vehicle if the key is not inserted. Of course, the kid may have the key,
but then, the remote starter is not a factor in what happens next.
It prevents you from being killed by an explosive based mob hit.
Unless they wire it to the headlight switch or the back up lights
"A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them;
the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences."
- Proverbs 22:3
wrote on Tue, 21 Mar 2006 05:40:58 GMT in rec.crafts.metalworking :
Brakes might work too. Or the horn. (When I was in Egypt, I learned
that a lot of the taxis had chirping bird horns wired into the brake
lights. Step on the brakes and birds start chirping. "Cool," I thought,
after I was pulled out of the street by Rafti and he then explained the
Of course, I recall placing ... never mind :-)
as an explaination for the decline in the US's tech edge, James
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