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Old 12-07-2004, 11:33 PM   #11
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does everyone else have the same deal or is there a way to bypass that.
Since our cars have Retained Accessory Power, it is a normal function when the radio and other accessories continue to operate for 10 minutes after shutdown. The car can not differentiate between a remote starter and normal key operation.

The Audiovox APS-875 has an additional output not found on most remote starters. It is a "pulse after shutdown" output. This is connected to the door trigger wire and simulates a door opening to cancel the RAP circuit. I suppose with some enginuity, someone could come up with a latching device that would do the same but for now, it is a limitation of the remote starter itself. Not a big deal, though... unless you have the system pumpin' !
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yah thats what happened to me one time when i remote started my car and let it cycle off back into standard armed mode with the shock sensors. The system started bumping not very loud at all and of coarse the sensor picked it up and set off my alarm. At first I was more worried about draining my battery but now I realize that its not really a big problem, just something I need to be aware of.
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My starter doesn't turn on accesory power (radio, wipers, nothing). Just the engine and lights....
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My starter doesn't turn on accesory power (radio, wipers, nothing). Just the engine and lights....
The installer of your remote starter chose not to connect the brown wire in the main ignition harness. Since the accessory circuit is not necessary to maintain engine or HVAC functions, it is not necessary to connect.

On a typical starter, there are 4 outputs: crank, ign1, ign2 and heater. Our cars do not have a second ignition so some installers will connect this wire to the only one left, the brown one. It just depends on the installer and the type of remote starter.
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I'm glad they did it that way, then. I don't want all that stuff running if all I'm doing is warming her up. Hopefully it will make sure any cops will realize the keys aren't in it, and therefore not brealking the law about unattended vehicles we got here
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I never realized that there was a law regarding unattended vehicles. So if you left your car running as you went into a convenience store to grab some smokes, you can be fined??

I usually do not connect to the brown wire for one primary reason: wiper motor. Say you shut the car down with the wiper switch still on. Freezing rain and a light layer of snow has iced all of the windows. When the vehicle is started the following morning, the wiper motor turns on but the wipers don't move. Although it has never happened to me, I've heard from other installers that some motors had to be replaced as a result of this freezing condition.
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Compustar if you want reliability, excellent range, and passes through walls with no problem. Its not as fancy as other systems though. Plus, I didnt need a key to be put underneath the dash, like most of these places around town advertise for 150$ installed, etc..
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I never realized that there was a law regarding unattended vehicles. So if you left your car running as you went into a convenience store to grab some smokes, you can be fined??

I usually do not connect to the brown wire for one primary reason: wiper motor. Say you shut the car down with the wiper switch still on. Freezing rain and a light layer of snow has iced all of the windows. When the vehicle is started the following morning, the wiper motor turns on but the wipers don't move. Although it has never happened to me, I've heard from other installers that some motors had to be replaced as a result of this freezing condition.
Yup, there'* a law. A lot of vehicles get stolen when people are warming them up or "grabbing a pack of smokes". So, to help you remember to deter the thiefs, you get fined.

The only thing I wish did come on with my remote start is the rear defogger. Most days, that'* the only window I end up having to scrape. The regular defroster works great for the windshield and front windows.
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DEI (Viper and other reptiles), Code Alarm and Audiovox Prestige all are very good units. Auto Command is OK but I would stay away from Bulldog stuff.
LOL, I have a Bulldog setup. Dad got what he paid for
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They're a little more pricey than what I anticipated! This is where I plan to go for it:

http://www.dukescarstereo.com/cart/results.cfm

The one I like most is the Prestige. But it'* only a 5 year warranty...and you guys haven't recommended it. What do you guys think?
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