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This is a discussion on remote start within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Does anyone have an aftermarket remote start on their WRX?I would like to know if remote start can be installed ...

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    Does anyone have an aftermarket remote start on their WRX?I would like to know if remote start can be installed in a manual transmission car?
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    My buddys worked at the installation in best buy... they can be installed on a manual. The only problem is that the car has to be in neutral for it to work though. I would reccomend have a professional do it for you because it is not a good idea to install that kinda thing because of messing up all the ignition haha
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    Worst idea ever. Just do a Google search and read all the info about people that did it and ended having the car drive itself into something.

    Get ready for a very bad day if you do it, because putting one in a manual makes it just a question of WHEN it's going to happen, not IF it's going to happen.
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    exactly... the remote start keeps trying to start over and over again... think about it "jumping" slightly til it hits something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Worst idea ever. Just do a Google search and read all the info about people that did it and ended having the car drive itself into something.

    Get ready for a very bad day if you do it, because putting one in a manual makes it just a question of WHEN it's going to happen, not IF it's going to happen.
    If you use a starter designed for manual transmission, and it is installed by someone who knows what they are doing, this CANNOT happen.

    The way these work is, for the autostart to operate you need to put the car in reservation mode before you get out. You park, leave the car in neutral, set the parking brake and remove the key. The engine will keep running. You then get out and shut the door. When the door closes the engine shuts off and the alarm/starter locks the doors and arms. It is now in "reservation mode". Only after doing this will the car attempt to remote start. If any of the doors are opened the car will no longer be in reservation mode and will NOT remote start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanans View Post
    If you use a starter designed for manual transmission, and it is installed by someone who knows what they are doing, this CANNOT happen.

    The way these work is, for the autostart to operate you need to put the car in reservation mode before you get out. You park, leave the car in neutral, set the parking brake and remove the key. The engine will keep running. You then get out and shut the door. When the door closes the engine shuts off and the alarm/starter locks the doors and arms. It is now in "reservation mode". Only after doing this will the car attempt to remote start. If any of the doors are opened the car will no longer be in reservation mode and will NOT remote start.
    And how many people are going to always go through those steps? Not many...
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    And how many people are going to always go through those steps? Not many...
    You're missing the point... if you don't go through these steps the remote starter WILL NOT remote start. And what steps... put on the parking brake, remove key and get out of car. Don't you do this every time you park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Worst idea ever. Just do a Google search and read all the info about people that did it and ended having the car drive itself into something.

    Get ready for a very bad day if you do it, because putting one in a manual makes it just a question of WHEN it's going to happen, not IF it's going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Do NOT install a remote starter. My buddy had one, and he swore that he never left the car in gear. This was true, for the most part (two years without an issue), but it only takes one...

    One day, he was parked on a decline, left his car in first and used the remote starter. After $15,000 of property damage and his car 10 feet below the surface of a lake, he realized his mistake.

    Oh and BTW... his remote starter was "designed" for a manual.
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    I had Circuit City install my Python alarm which had an auto-start feature with it. Due to liability reasons, they installed the alarm, but not the auto-start. My friend and I installed the auto-start ourselves. We wired the module to only start if the following are true: Car is in neutral and hand brake is engaged. I've had it for 5 years, and it's worked like a charm ever since with no accidents.
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    i have a viper remote start on my 02 wrx and just like it has already been said if you get it installed correctly your car will not start without proper steps to make sure your car in not in gear.I mean if you think going through the steps is a hassle, dont buy one but if you are interested in getting one yes it is possible and works flawlessly mine will even tell me the temp on the inside of my car from my remote i love it

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    remote startes are the nuts if installed properly.....

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    The subi has a neutral ground wire coming out of the ECU on the manuals that allows for safe remote starting, see THIS post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBR Customs View Post
    The subi has a neutral ground wire coming out of the ECU on the manuals that allows for safe remote starting, see THIS post...
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    I have had remote start on my manual tranny cars since 2002 and never had a problem. I just had a Compustar remote start installed on my 2011 WRX and it works great. Like KANANS said it won't start unless you do the proper steps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanans View Post
    You're missing the point... if you don't go through these steps the remote starter WILL NOT remote start. And what steps... put on the parking brake, remove key and get out of car. Don't you do this every time you park?
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