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mck_tj05
02-26-2008, 05:22 PM
does anyone install these in cars without automatic transmissions? my car has a manual tranny and i'd really love automatic remote starting, but the big companies won't install it because it's a liability. I understand completely the reasoning, but i don't EVER leave my car in gear. EVER. and i'd really like that. anyone have any tips?

Brown Study
03-01-2008, 05:34 PM
How old is the car? Anything with a manual transmission made in the past 25 years, at least, won't start in gear, or even neutral, if the clutch pedal isn't depressed I think.

eric
03-01-2008, 05:39 PM
well those clutch switches could conceivably be bypassed.

though, technically you should always have the car in gear when it's parked.

needless to say i don't have a remote start on my 5sp forester. though i do have seat warmers... ;)

woah, wait... i just noticed your location. you're in texas and you want a remote start? why?

Brown Study
03-01-2008, 05:52 PM
well those clutch switches could conceivably be bypassed.It's probably against U.S. federal law to bypass the switch, probably the main reason no business will do it. Think catalytic converter.
though, technically you should always have the car in gear when it's parked.I was going to mention that but didn't when I saw Texas. Now, San Francisco or Vancouver. . . .

eric
03-01-2008, 06:04 PM
well, i didn't say bypassing the clutch switch was legal, though i can't imagine that would be a legal issue in that respect. i'd imagine it's more a liability thing. if a shop tampered with that switch and then that car was accidentally started in gear and hurt or killed someone, they'd be up to thier ears in lawsuits.

Brown Study
03-01-2008, 06:59 PM
Check this thread (http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/power-supplies/22731-remote-start.html). Remote starters for cars with manual transmissions are available.

Post 6 in this thread (http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f26/remote-start-manual-trans-1494/) discusses it.

Run a web search for

"remote starter" clutch bypass


you're in texas and you want a remote start? why?A/C?

No post or site I found says bypassing the clutch is illegal in the U.S.

mck_tj05
03-03-2008, 12:37 AM
yes for the AC and the few days a year when it gets ungodly cold here. lol thanks for the help all!

cheesybanana
03-03-2008, 12:42 AM
My car wasn't build with a clutch switch...

I saw a picture of someone that used it in gear on accident. It was pretty bad. Took a chunk out of his garage, not to mention his car!

cheetahastra
03-03-2008, 01:07 AM
Friend of mine has remote start in both her Celicas, and they are both manual. Dont see why they cant.