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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piercedtiger, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Nov 5, 2018 at 4:13 AM
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  2. Nov 5, 2018 at 4:30 PM
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  3. Nov 6, 2018 at 2:01 AM
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    seeing that handle looks like you could really swing it into place(AA)battery powered feather duster. Lol
     
  4. Nov 15, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    Just came across this sweet and low cost work-around for a remote starter on a manual transmission. I have a remote starter on my 03, and you have to go through this annoying sequence every time you get out where the engine stays running until you are out of the car and close the door. Once you close it, you can't open it to grab something in the truck as it will deactivate the remote starter and you'd have to do the sequence again to prep it. I find it so annoying that I barely ever use it, unless I know it's going to be reaaaaally cold when I want to drive next.

    In the video I found, he essentially uses a system that uses a pair of magnetic sensors attached under the shift boot, that can detect when the stick is in neutral and only allow the remote starter to work in that position. If in gear, the sensors can detect it's in gear and not allow the remote starter to work. No more annoying sequence to go through each time you get out, and it also means if you forget something in the car, you can go and grab it without it deactivating the remote start sequence.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLoZpr6AVJM

    Ps. does anyone know if the 97 Tacomas have the ability for a remote starter?
     
  5. Nov 15, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    Yeah but the whole point of that is so that the truck KNOWS it’s in neutral rather than THINKS it’s in neutral. That way you don’t accidentally start the truck in gear - because it’s easy for somebody to knock it into gear, even if that person’s not you.

    I’ll take that safety feature any day

    Cool mod with the magnets though, just not for me.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2018 at 11:07 AM
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    Did you watch the video? It won't start if its in gear (including accidentally being knocked into gear as you described)

    I'm wondering if this would affect the clutch start cancel feature even when not using the remote starter though, for when you start the engine in 1st gear. Though my guess is having the key in the ignition overrides the remote start mechanism so you could still start in 1st with clutch start cancel

    This system knowns, not thinks, that your truck is in gear as much as the regular sequence would. The chances of it going wrong are about as low as going through the regular sequence, climbing through the window to put it in gear without opening the door to trip the system, climbing back out the window and then starting it in gear remotely. If installed properly with strong adhesive, I can't see how this could go wrong. If you scotch tape the sensors on, then sure, I could see it going wrong, but then you'd deserve it going wrong if you did that. :D
     
  7. Nov 15, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    I cannot ever remember starting a manual transmission without giving the sifter a jiggle before and after I press the clutch in. Ever. :)
     
  8. Nov 15, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    Haha scotch tape

    I see what you’re saying. I guess I’m just cynical haha
     
  9. Nov 15, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    I'll try it out when I have a chance to install it, and I'll let you know how it is... and if you don't hear back, I've been run over by accidentally remote starting my truck in gear while working underneath it because the mod didn't work properly. :rofl:
     
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  10. Nov 15, 2018 at 11:49 AM
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    Hahahah deal

    I’m gonna sit and think about this one for sure. I’m getting the N2 remote starter from Jimmy in a couple weeks when he’s got it all set. I actually just sent him a link to your post too so he can check it out.

    Definitely looking forward to hearing how it works for you. I had a remote start on my MT Subaru Impreza and it wasn’t super annoying to have to do the “reservation mode” thing but I could definitely live without it.
     
  11. Nov 15, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    It's not so much the sequence that annoys me, it's more the fact that if you go in the truck to get something, it deactivates it (though I completely understand why from a safety standpoint). Since I use mine as a work truck, I'm constantly in and out of the truck to grab tools, so since I do this, I can't really just remote start after doing so. Ex. if I'm at home, sometimes I'l grab a tool from my truck to fix something around the house, and then when I go to start in the morning to go to work, it doesn't allow it. It doesn't make sense for me to hop in after grabbing the tool, start the truck for a few seconds and go through the sequence just so I can remote start in the morning. :frusty:
     
  12. Nov 18, 2018 at 1:48 AM
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    I may be wrong but I don’t think that vehicle remote starter ever had reservation mode to begin with, that’s a standard non-pro installer DIY’er that added what a professional installer is supposed to do when installing a remote starter on a MT vehicle. If he had reservation mode, why didn’t he mention this bypasses it and open a door? He put his foot on the brake and shifted into gear after starting it, hey doesn’t even have key take over! He essentially added a kill switch to interrupt the initializtion circuit of the remote starter. Our vehicles already have that. However, if you don’t want reservation mode, you’d have to source a remote starter that is “universal” and typically those come with non-plug n play harnesses and it’s up to the pro, or the DIY’er to install all the saftey measures. However a factory that provides a plug n play solution like I do would never oblige to that because it leaves ownership, liability and risk on the installer, and a manufacturer nowadays will NOT take that risk of “I promise to not bypass saftey or trick the vehicle in anyway” because at the end of the day, they sold it. That means they would still bear responsibility on a lawsuit. Remote starters that are plug n play or some that are programmed for manual, DONT give you the option to deactivate reservation mode, it runs in the firmware. Nowadays, the NHTSA is strict on rules that govern these devices, I wouldn’t even be able to sell it in the US if it didn’t meet saftey standards or pass validation.

    Also, if it were a late model vehicle per the posted YouTube video, the alarm would’ve sounded off with him merely sitting on the drivers seat as the air bag sensor would detect his weight, but no key, that’s a no no. His panic horn would’ve been blaring. Also, to show it’s an older vehicle, he didn’t even have sensors in the gear positions, we do. We also have a neutral position switch.

    This is not a video to show you how to by pass reservation mode. This is an old hoopty with old remote starter like they were back in the 90s and early 2000s before there were shifter position switches. So in short, you’re going to add a switch where one already exists, but do nothing to bypass reservation or ready mode on a remote starter that requires it.
     
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  13. Nov 18, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    Thanks Jimmy
     
  14. Nov 18, 2018 at 10:38 AM
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    I'm about 1000% sure my 97 Tacoma doesn't have a gear position sensors.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    Oops thought it was 3rd gen, pretty sure you don’t have a plug n play option either. Do you have a remote starter on your 97 currently with reservation mode?because if you did, the installer would’ve had to have that position sensor put in because the starter would be looking for it. That means no reservation mode if you do...
     
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    I put 3M traction tap on my tube sliders a couple years ago in case I ever need to stand on them to reach something in the bed :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    I'm trying to get this to work on a 17 Tacoma and none of these links are working. Anyone help?
     
  20. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    Links are having issues for me too. What exactly are you trying to accomplish?
     
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