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post #1 of 9 Old 12-23-2008, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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who makes a resonably priced remote start for a 99 7.3. btw its a manual. do yall ever used one

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Remote start for a straight shift, bet you wont find anyone who would install something like that.
As forgetful as I am I’d bet it wouldn’t be long before I forgot I left her in gear and hit the button as I walked out of a store just in time to see old purple crawl up on the vehicle parked in front of it.
I got my remote starter on eBay new for like $35, took me about 4 hours to install and program it. Its worked pretty good for the 3 or 4 years I have had it, the parking light relay burned out early on and every once in a while I have to reset the remotes. Also there has been a couple occasions when the remote button must have accidentally got pushed in my pocket and the truck started up. Glad mine is an auto when that happens.

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hmm thats interesting. i never leave the truck in gear...ever. how hard was the install and is there a GP timer on it

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dont get one with a timer get one that taps into the glow plug light on the dash so when it goes out then it will start... this way if its really cold it will let it warm up first not just start at the same time every time.
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It was not too hard to install and it does have an adjustable GP timer. You need a good electrical diagram for the truck and some talent for messing with sparks and magic and a little nerve to cut into all those wires.

I prefer timer over wait light controlled. I do not pay any attention to the factory wait light, it has nothing to do with the GP system and is not accurate. I always thought you had to wait until the plugs turned off before starting a diesel or it would mess them up but on our trucks the plugs stay on well after the light goes off and they are designed to stay on for a minute or two after the engine starts. I have found that I can decide when to start my truck much more successfully than the WTS light can. I have my remote start timer set for 30 seconds, that works good in cold weather and doesn’t hurt anything in warm weather.

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There are many companies that make remote start for standard's. The way they are set up, the parking brake must be set before you pull the keys from the ignition, this keeps the vehicle running when you pull the keys out, then the car will shut down once you shut the door after exiting the vehicle. If the vehicle door is opened for any reason without remote starting the vehicle prior it will not remote start. This basically makes it impossible to be in gear unless of course you have your windows rolled down and someone throws the vehicle in gear without opening the door.

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I guess that makes sense, I hadn’t thought about it that way but that should work.
I always, always leave my straight shifts in gear when parked. I believe that it is even on the driver’s license test that you have to do that. I have had many vehicles that I would not trust the park brake. With an auto you have the tranny in park AND the brake. With a manual you also need double safety in my opinion.
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I always leave mine in gear and parking brake on. I don't trust the parking brake.
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I never leave any of my sticks in gear. I parked a truck one day, turned it of left it in gear on a hill. The parking brake was broken and I never fixed it. Well the truck decided to start rolling anyway and started back up. Now its in gear driving its self down the hill. Took out 2 cars and a dumpster. Now I make sure I park against a curb with the wheel turned or make sure my brake is fixed, but never will I use the transmission as a kickstand again.

And I couldnt find anybody to install a remote start in my stick trucks. They all say its a liability.

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