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Questions tagged [remote-start]

Term used to describe a vehicle with the option to start it while the driver is not located within the vehicle. This is usually done through the use of the key fob.

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Shorts since install

I recently had a remote starter installed on my jeep. Every since I have had shorts in my wiring. I was told keyless starter are bad on starters. Last week I had to jump start my jeep 2 times. I ...
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Intermittent dash/parking light flicker when remotely started

I have a 2013 Toyota RAV4 LE with an Avital remote starter (pretty sure it's a 4100 series, but not positive) that was installed professionally. Lately, I've been noticing when I use the remote ...
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2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA KEY FOB

Not sure if I am asking the right question, But I haven't even had my car a full year and I am possibly having issues with my keyless remote fob I believe. When I click to lock or unlock it doesn't ...
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Car remote starters on push to start cars

I have a few questions about installing remote starter kits and other aftermarket alarm systems on cars that are push to start(Smart key fob no keys). If the car doesn't start unless you have the key ...
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Grand Prix Remote Quits Works Off an On

2005 Grand Prix GT non-supercharged. I use the remote on my car when able, like anybody would. It usually works just fine. But there have been three times in the past year where I would get out of the ...
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2018 Dodge Journey Alarm System

I recently bought a new vehicle and had an audio shop put an alarm system and a remote start in the vehicle. Everything seems to be working just fine, except for an annoyance with the remote start ...
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Low voltage when using remote starter

Recently, I have been unable to remote start my 2003 Honda Accord Coupe. I brought the car to an auto-zone, and they told me (after hooking my battery up to a voltage tester) that I had "low voltage" ...
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Is remote start and cluster connected to 8.4in radio?

Just to get to the point, my car was broken into 2 days ago and the 8.4 inch navigation/radio was ripped out and stolen. I have to drive my car to/from work for a few days before I can get it fixed ...
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Using a solid state relay in a car

I have this project where I'd like to put a SSR in the ignition, to control whether or not it can be started. I'm not sure what power requirements are though. My vehicle is an 01 Oldsmobile Alero v6. ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla does not start with key

For more than ten days, I can not start my car with the key. It does start without problems with the remote starter. So, I think the problem is with the ignition switch. One more thing, the key turns ...
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When is remote start unsafe?

I recently bought a new GM vehicle in the USA. It has a factory remote start and I can use an app to perform vehicle functions and reports, including being able to start my car remotely from my smart ...
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Do remote starters increase engine wear substantially on keyless ignition vehicles?

Background Remote starters are a nice feature in the winter when getting the car warmed up and windshield defrosted before going out to wipe snow off the vehicle can make a big difference in time &...
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Car starts with remote, does not start with key

2007 Vibe, starts with remote start but does not start with key. This started after replacing dead battery a few months ago. It is as if it does recognize the is there. Not sure what to check.
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Start Engine If Battery Drops Below “X” Volts

I use a lot of devices in my work vehicle that are typically running when the engine is off. I was doing some reading into ways to maintain battery voltage and I read that there was a device that ...
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1997 Chevy Camaro, remote start works but key does not

My car won't start, no sound, no click, nothing, but all power is on, and the remote start will start the car, but not the key. What could be the issue?
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Is it Possible to Control Lights through OBD-II Port?

Is it possible to use a car's onboard diagnostic port to toggle the headlights, interior lights, or parking lights? If not through the OBD-II port, how would I go about remotely toggling the lights on ...
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Dodge Charger with Excalibur AL-1510-EDP security not starting with regular key

I own a Dodge Charger which is equipped with Excalibur AL-1510-EDP security system. My car battery went dead couple of days back and when I jump started it, it stopped working with my regular key. ...
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Powering cigarette lighter socket with remote start

I've installed a remote car starter in Hyundai Elantra. When started remotely with no key in the ignition, the radio is off and cigarette lighter socket is off (it is back-lit though) I would like to ...
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Electrical problems after auto start installation

I have a 2000 Camry, I've installed Bulldog RS90 remote starter about 5 months ago; and it worked just fine. A couple of days ago I started my car with a key, and could not shift the gear from "Park"....
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How do I reprogram my 2011 Buick Regal to add remote start?

Fairly common question all over the internet, people are asking how it's done. The story goes, this latest rendition of the Regal started off being manufactured in Germany. Since remote car starters ...
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Proper crank time for auto start to avoid damage/dead-battery

My '99 Grand Prix has an aftermarket remote-start. When the weather gets around 5°F like it is now, the engine does not start after 0.8 seconds of cranking. The system detects the car is not running ...
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Keyless remote access for Camry 1994

My car: Toyota Camry 1994 LE, 4 cyl, 4 door sedan. Is it possible to install a key less remote access system?
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How do I hook up the remote entry feature of a remote start unit in a 2004 rendezvous?

I've recently acquired a 2004 Buick Rendezvous, which has an aftermarket remote start unit installed (Excalibur RS-450-EDP+). Unfortunately, the previous owner did not hook up the remote entry feature....