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    ok im having a 2way remote start/alarm on ma 08 scion... now theres a problem its giving me a check engine light.... i have ma installer at circuitcity doin it... THAT MA FUKA IS A BEAST... i he Created a moduel for ma shifter so it wort start in Gear but tha check engine light come on and ma car proforms WAY DIFFERENT... ma CAR GOES TO SAFE MODE (told this by the Tech at Scion of Irving.) does any one have a remote start on a manuel?
    i was gonna get one for my girlfriend (i never did though). the only issue i was told, from a friend who would install it, is that the clutch simply needs to be bypassed for the car to start without pressing it down. i would go to a different mechanic and see if something was done improperly
    Several people have installed remote starters on a manual, but this is the first check engine light I'm hearing about, especially in safe mode. Go to autozone and have them read the code, and then post it up. It may be unrelated to the starter, or the installer may have damaged an important sensor.
    i just got off the fone with ma insatller and he said... the problem is being cause by the relay he put in... and he bypassed the clutch... the fix he said is to put a diad... r some thing like that one it so it doesnt send info back to the car.... THUS CAUSING THE CHECK ENGINE/SAFEMODE.
    Cool, let us know what the final solution is in case this happens to someone else.
    i'm sorry i'm sorry but, what the hell kind of writing was that?!

    did i read it correctly that you had it installed so that it would remote start even if its in gear? why would you want to do that unless you like watching your car drive itself into walls. something is obviously not hooked up correctly if its throwing a check engine light.

    i've had my remote start on my car since 2005 and i've never had a check engine light from it. and mine works flawless. take it back and tell the installer to double check the wires and not to hook it up any other way than the way its suppose to be hooked up.
    ^^^ i think he meant to put wont but i could be wrong though
    greddy...... i ment to say.... if its in gear it grounds out and doesnt even attemt to start..... but i am goin 2 tak it back and have them check it.
    so are you saying that if you put it in gear and then take it back out of gear it is causing it to not try and start? or are you saying that when you leave it in gear it doesn't start? if your taking it out of gear and it still isn't starting then yeah the wireing is messed up. if your leaving it in gear then it isn't suppose to start because the car will move as soon as the starter cranks. bad things will happen.
    no... look he set it up so that my car WONT start IN GEAR......(if its in gear it grounds out and doesnt start... (whick is a good thing)... he fixed it.. what he did was switch it from the ignition to the starter wire... as simple as that... if any one has any ? about how to go about doing this let me no.
    First off why would you have Circuit City install a remote starter in your car? Esp. in a stick shift!! Sounds like they used a Automatic remote starter in a stick. BAD NEWS Bro. They should have never had to mess with the gear shift at all. They make remote starters for manual cars where you have to go through a few simple steps before you leave the car. Its as easy as putting up the E brake and exiting the car. I do them all the time. I use Compustar but their are a few companys out their that make them.
    Stay away from the big box stores whenever you need somthing complex installed, you are asking for trouble. Most of the guys working there are newbie kids who were out drinking the night before. These new cars are really trickey to work on with electronics and without knowing your installer has many years experience or the shop is reputable I would not go there.
    If the check engine light is your only problem you are lucky. I have seen and fixed much worse from the Big Box hackers.
    i remember the last thread made about the remote start on the manual tranny, the guy picked his tc up from the shop after geting the spoiler installed from a G35, and some1 left it in first gear and he turned it over only to plow it into a wall
    TimAudioVideo wrote:
    First off why would you have Circuit City install a remote starter in your car? Esp. in a stick shift!! Sounds like they used a Automatic remote starter in a stick. BAD NEWS Bro. They should have never had to mess with the gear shift at all. They make remote starters for manual cars where you have to go through a few simple steps before you leave the car. Its as easy as putting up the E brake and exiting the car. I do them all the time. I use Compustar but their are a few companys out their that make them.
    Stay away from the big box stores whenever you need somthing complex installed, you are asking for trouble. Most of the guys working there are newbie kids who were out drinking the night before. These new cars are really trickey to work on with electronics and without knowing your installer has many years experience or the shop is reputable I would not go there.
    If the check engine light is your only problem you are lucky. I have seen and fixed much worse from the Big Box hackers.




    and as to the im also a Circuit city Car audio installer the guy that worked on my car has been in tha biz for 14 year and our store 0508 IRVING TX was VERY WELL KNOW!!!! Best in tha DFW... and we do very dame good work.... no note Circuitcity does not do remotestarts on manuel tannys that some thing i had done because i work there... plus ill put a pic up showin u the custom work we did for the stick.... ig grounds out wen its in gear.... i just was jumping the gun to use ma shyt insted of waiting till every thing was compleat.
    I take the not letting CC do an install a little personally since thats where i worked doing installs for 6 years. Although i had previous experience it is true that they don't really look for trained people to hire for the simple reason that old bad habits are hard to break people of. At my CC there was great on the job training from some veterain installers before any newbie was allowed to touch a car. Our "Big Box" Shop was the best in town.

    The bottom line is speak to the installed before you let them touch your car. There are idiots everywhere and no shop is excluded from that. If you can get a recomendation from a friend that had a good install done, thats the best way to go wether its at a "big box" or a "mom and pop" store.

    If an installer does a good job for you let your friends know, if they do a crappy job let everybody know .
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