Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 18:47:56 GMT
From: "Fred W." <>
Subject: Re: Remote starter recommendations? for 2002 9-3

"tom reingold" <> wrote in message > 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. Why on earth do you want a remote starter? So you can start the car from the warm and cozy confines of your house and let your car sit with a cold engine and idle in the driveway? You should realize that this is a very bad habit and will certainly cause your engine longevity to suffer. Buck up and put ion a warmer coat... go out start your car, let it idle for 20 - 30 seconds and then get going, albeit at a slower pace until she warms up.

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