Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 04:36:18 -0500
From: John <>
Subject: Re: Remote starter recommendations? for 2002 9-3

On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 12:54:18 -0500, tom reingold <> wrote: >On 1/23/2003 7:59 PM:Bob wrote > > >> My .02, worth less... >> >> a. You can't do it with a manual. >> b. They crank the starter too long. >> >> If your vehicle has an electronicly coded key then that has to be >> bypassed for the remote to work. The method that some systems use >> is to place one of your coded keys in the car in a way that it >> will be detected by the ignition system and allow the car to run. >> So, if you install a remote starter, you build in a defeat for this >> part of the system (not a great idea). >> >> Bob >> >> > >Would it be SUCH a bad thing to design a remote starter for a car with a >manual transmission? I am willing to take the risk of leaving the car in >gear. I know I can form the habit of leaving it out of gear. Or can't >they detect it and refuse to start? > >A remote starter would be a nice luxury, but I'm not to buy an automatic >car just for that. There are definitely remote starters that works for manual transmission. My brother has one for his Honda. It detects whether its in gear. It also doesn't crank the starter for more time than it needs. (I've watched it work many times). It also starts from 2 blocks away with 2-way radio transmission. Its done quite often actually. My question is: Has anyone done it in their recent Saab, with specific question to disabling the security features.. (I.e. was is easy/expensive?) I think the fact that the car is a Saab is security enough not to require a immobilizer.

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