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Old 10-31-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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Remote Start Problem

Just wondering if anyone else with remote start has this problem. I had the remote start installed by the dealer and they are 50 miles away, so if there is something I could do to fix the problem I would do it myself. It works fine unless the temperature is below about 20 degrees. Below that the vehicle will not start with the remote start. It cycles 3 times and them gives up. It seems like if it just cranked one or two more times it would start. I downloaded the remote start manual, (Directed Electronics Auto Mate AM6.2), and you can increase the cranking time, but I cannot find the program switch for the remote start anywhere. I am not sure if they put one in. Do the V6 engines take more cranks to start. My wife's Rav 4 starts in about 2 cranks, my Tacoma takes about 4. Would using higher octane gas in winter help? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:24 PM   #2
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Sounds like its not a remote starter problem.

Why is a new truck not starting on the first try???

trying the better gas would be a start.

otherwise it would be to the dealer for a system check.
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My 09 took more cranks to start that I expected when I first got it. Starts fine now though. Just needed to break in the motor??
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