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Old 08-24-2006, 06:34 PM
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Remote-start, glow-plugs = problem?

Hey guys.

Im interested in installing a remote start kit on my '96 PSD. But something hit me.... what about the time the glow plugs need to warm up?

Is there a way around this? Does anyone that has installed a kit have any tips?

Thanks for any help
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Hey guys.

Im interested in installing a remote start kit on my '96 PSD. But something hit me.... what about the time the glow plugs need to warm up?

Is there a way around this? Does anyone that has installed a kit have any tips?

Thanks for any help
Ya know, I have wondered abou this as well. But also with mine, I have the 6spd.
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Ya know, I have wondered abou this as well. But also with mine, I have the 6spd.
the six speed is easy to get around, you just put a toggle switch on for the clutch safety switch. At night, turn the switch on, set the e brake, and put the tranny in nuetral. I dont know bout the glow plug part though...
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the six speed is easy to get around, you just put a toggle switch on for the clutch safety switch. At night, turn the switch on, set the e brake, and put the tranny in nuetral. I dont know bout the glow plug part though...
Well that part is not so bad. I still wonder about the other. How about if you pluged your truck up so it stayed warm?
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i have remote start on mine and they sell a relay that delays before it starts so the glow plugs have time
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i have remote start on mine and they sell a relay that delays before it starts so the glow plugs have time
Yep thats the ticket. DEI makes a digital delay timer, I use one to keep my headlights on after I turn the key off. There are some remote starts/alarms available that have a delay feature built in. In some cases, depending on the install, you can tag the wire for the wait to start light.

On yours it should be a black with pink tracer located in the main harness that runs on the inside of the firewall to the left of the brake pedal, (Marc?) This wire MUST be diode isolated from the instrument cluster to keep the battery from draining. If you want the diode instructions, just PM me.
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little update...

after a little searching and shopping, it seems that some remote starts actually have the circuitry for diesels. In the item description they say something like 'diesel option included", or 'works for diesels'.

guess Ill have to buy one sooner or later.
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i have remote start on mine and they sell a relay that delays before it starts so the glow plugs have time
Do you like it or not worth the extra time and money?
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I have the remote start in my truck and it works great it has a delay that the tech who installed it adjusted the lenght of the delay The only problem I ever have is sometimes when its cold it does not turn over long enough to start
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How much and how long was the install?
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