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Old 6th December 2008
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Default remote engine starter and remote locks

I've got to admit that it was MUCH easier to install the engine starter/remote locks in my 92 900 that it was to put in either my 95 900 or my 99 9-3. Call me lazy, but a defrosted windshield, and a warm cabin makes me fuzzy all over...... .
That, and the fact that these units are getting cheaper and cheaper every year. This last one came from Ebay shipped to my door for $30.00. This site is pretty good for the wiring too.... http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/...tail/1931.html
The car is starting to come along, next weekend the new top goes on . After that, I still am looking for some nice foglights.....
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pre warmed cars ROCK also it's really good ( for turbo owners ) to be able to go inside and let the turbo cool down with engine running ( manual turbo timer etc).

in the VOLVO 1983 parts catalouge they sell a engine that pre warms your engine!!! it's like a chainsaw engine that you rip start for 10 mins before even attempting to turn your car over to start , for all thoose minus 45 celius artic circle lovers etc lol
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Is there any way to make the remote starter work for a manual? I know you can make the remote locks work but I assume the engine starter wouldn't.
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Is there any way to make the remote starter work for a manual? I know you can make the remote locks work but I assume the engine starter wouldn't.
This is also what I thought. Same thing with a turbo timer on a Saab 5spd(which would be nice on the early oil-cooled cars). I guess you could removed the reverse lock out deal. Im not quite sure how all that works though.
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to make a remote starter work its a relay and solinoid combination i think , in the UK 17 to 21 year old kids spend 1000 's on 300 cars etc neons S##T spoilers and 19 inch rims on a 1.1 litre car ( GOD knows why ?)
(actually i bet he dos'nt )
but you can buy loats of keyless handle free remote starting stuff so you have no key holes or handles atall and remote start aswell , i'm guessing at 200 upwards
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I install remote car starters.
Yes, there are solutions for manual transmission vehicles.
Some manufacturers have units just for manuals. Others have an add-on module for this.

These units have you go through a procedure as you are leaving the vehicle to verify that it is 1) in neutral 2) parking break is on 3) doors are closed.
Then the unit will remote start your car.
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sweet deal i would love to be able to start my car in the morning and be able to unlock my doors remotely. Project will start soon once i get all the junk i need. sweet.
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brhaugen, do you know the name and/or have a link for the starters that work on manuals?
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All you have to do is leave the car in neutral

I know someone who did and forgot, and was killed by his Supra when he pressed the button while it was in 1st

I always found the systems rather useless, the engine runs so rich as it is cold and it can dilute the oil since you are running too cold... the engine doesn't get warm at any speed because there is no load.

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I recommend some sort of interlock to prevent your car from running away accidentally.

I install Scytek and Ultrastart so I have to plug them.
But I know that Comustar and Astrostart also have manual units.

With an add-on interlock you can get almost any brad of starter to safely start a manual trans vehicle.

I personally haven't done a 900, but I may do mine after I get it on the road.
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Sweet deal. I can't wait to hear how that goes. Actually that would make a good thread over in the mods section . I'm sure quite a few of us would be interested in seeing how that works.
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When I do I will make sure I do a wright-up on it.
Gotta get her on the road first.
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When I do I will make sure I do a wright-up on it.
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I am still confused how you would disable the reverse lock out.

"just leave the car in N"

Well duur. on a c900 you cant.
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Reverse lockout?
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....In my 1985 900 5spd or all of them for that matter, you must shift the transmission into reverse to remove the key from the ignition. Once the key is removed the transmission is "locked" into reverse, and cannot be moved untill the key is put in and turned.
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Yeah that's what I was curious about. I forgot to tell my older brother about the reverse lockout and he ended up breaking the key off in the ignition!
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5 solutions
1. use a spare (or regular) key and just leave it in the car in neutral, only really works if the car is in a locked garage, or area where theft is highly impossible (say, behind another car)
2. cheat, and go out and buy a worn out shifter for your car, is should be worn out enough to allow the car to be in neutral and have the key out, i know my dads car is that warn out, so it should be able to happen to others.
3. place the car on jack stands before you leave it, then just leave it in gear, shure its in reverse, but who cares!
4. have someone else trudge out through the cold, start the car, and then go back inside.
5. change the gearbox to a slushbox
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I forgot to tell my older brother about the reverse lockout and he ended up breaking the key off in the ignition!
Oh NO! Ive heard this story one too many times. I have a little checklist on my sun visor that I make Noobs read....I just try and not let anyone drive!
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Oh NO! Ive heard this story one too many times. I have a little checklist on my sun visor that I make Noobs read....I just try and not let anyone drive!
That's a great idea. Also it wasn't entirely his fault as I forgot to mention it to him and the key was so old it was already getting twisted and warped.
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My lockout must be broken...


Duh.... That is why I have never gotten the key out of the 99!
It's lockout must still be working.
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