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Remote Car Starter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mirage2009, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Sep 12, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    mirage2009

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    This has probably been asked a thousand times but is it possible to get a remote car starter installed for a manual transmission 2009 Tacoma?

    I got my Taco this March and haven't had to deal with a real Canadian winter with it yet. So I'd like to get a remote car starter installed before this November.

    Also, what is the general price range I should expect, including labour?
     
  2. Sep 12, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    yes you can. viper has the 5901.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 4:56 AM
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    You still must have to park it in Neutral, correct? :confused:
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    I'd recommend it, unless you want your truck taking off when you start it with the remote ;) :thumbsup:
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:29 AM
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    My driveway is sloped so I'll brave the elements and forego the remote starter. :rain:
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    I always leave my truck in neutral when parked.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    you have to do a sequence before you shut the truck off, so that way it'll know that its in neutral.
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    I did a self install on mine using an Autopage System.

    Sequence is:

    1. Truck is running in neutral with you in it.
    2. Pull parking brake, release parking brake, pull parking brake.
    3. Hazards flash to acknowledge that you want Autostart
    4. Turn key to off position, truck will continue to run.
    5. Get out of the truck and close your door, lock with fob.
    6. Truck will shut off and parking lights will flash twice to confirm autostart is set.

    System is obviously foolproof because if the truck is running and you are outside of it, it isn't in gear. The only pain is remembering to do that routine, otherwise the remote start won't function the next time you go to use the truck.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    So this sequence is simply to make sure the truck doesn't start when in gear?

    Also, will normal dealerships and/or electronic suppliers install for manual tacomas? Can someone give me an idea of how much this all costed?

    I am NOT proficient with meddling with my truck to install this myself, so I'd like professionals to handle it.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    Yes, you don't want to be able to start the truck while it's in gear....bad things will happen.

    I paid $129 for the autostart itself, and invested 10 hours of my own labor to install, and countless hours of research leading up to the install.

    Yes, dealers will install on a manual vehicle.
     
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