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Let me get one thing straight, If you hook up a remote start to a manual trans car, you are ABSOLUTELY INSANE!!!!!!!!!!

The clutch switch is there for a reason. All it takes is a split second and you could have tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage on your hands!!

Think what would happen if you or someone else shoved the car into first or reverse and you didn't know it? What if you took your car to a shop to have service done to it? My remote start cranks the car for up to 10 seconds. How far would your car go in 10 secs?
 

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whatever you do you don't want to bypass the neutral saftey switch, manual or automatic. I had a foul experience with that. The second remote start ever installed was in a mercedes 560sl(the late 80's sport coupe). I had the dash all apart and had it in 1st gear so I could get the center piece out. I started doing all of my wiring, and I was almost done except for the trigger lead and the neutral saftey switch. I got up to get a new tank for the portable soldering iron(I worked at a quality shop, so all connections got soldered, and no cold solder joints from me). One of the other installers thought he'd give me a helping hand and put the fuse back in the brain. I was about 50 feet away and heard the fuel pump start, and knew all hell was about to break loose. Well it started and went underneath a van that was in front of it, crumpled the hood, shattered the front windshield, bent the I-beams, pretty much severed the intake manifold form the block, ruined both fenders. All I can say is that god for insurance. And that was an automatic, granted an automatic with twice the HP and torque the accord has(with it's meaty 338ci motor), but a sluch box will take some of the power away when the flywheel is spinning, just think what a stick would do.

I would help, but after that experience, I won't be liable for giving any information that could lead to that same disaster.
 

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Hey Dustin,

haha, I kinda agree with what the other guys said, but. . .for academic purposes only:
I haven't done it with my accord (manual), but on my sister's old mazda, the clutch switch was causing problems (couldn't start the car even with the clutch fully depressed), so we stuck a paper clip in and shorted the switch...as I recall it was at the top of the pedal. (who knows if it's in the same place for honda). If you do this, make sure you always park in neutral, with the hand-brake pulled...and pulled all the way, too! the other day, I was driving our mazda van (also manual), and I pulled the parking brake (car in neutral), so I could move a shopping cart and park. As I turned around to get back in my car after I moved the shopping cart, I saw it was slowing "driving backwards"!!! Needless to say, I now pull my brake harder.
 

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I agree with everyone else in the post. I have a manual and would never even think about putting in a remote starter for my car. Just to tell you a quick story about what could happen...

Recently the Jeep Grand Cherokees have a problem with the transmission shifting into reverse for no reason. These have caused numerous injuries and several deaths. I personally saw a woman die in front of my eyes because of this. Don't do it! It's not worth it! The Jeep Cherokee flaw is a manufacturing glitch. Don't let the same happen to you!

(This is a true story. If you've been keeping up with the news in the past couple of months, it was a story that was broadcast at the time.)
 

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my friend has a remote start for his manual and whenever he wants to use it..he has to "confirm" with his alarm that its in nuetral by hitting certain buttons on his remote..that tells the car its in nuetral and then he can use the engine start..he has to do this everytime he turns off the car if he wants to use the engine start..a bit of a hassle to me in my opinion..
 

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hey, i got a remote starter on my 2001 honda accord sedan. its 5 speed manual. someone installed it for me. what i do to prevent it from moving is put the car in N and E Brakes up... i dont know why some people keep it in gear 1. cuz in most cases, people usually let go the clutch after they start the car and if its in gear, it will stall right away. hehehehe..
 

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i have it 5spd remote start. the only way for the remote start to work on mine is that the car has to be in neutral and left on before you arm it....so once i get out of the car the car is still on then i arm it then it turns off.. if i disarm it then the auto start is disabled. so that's MY safety switch rather than the clutch...to bypass the clutch you just have to complete the loop of the switch on the clutch.
 

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accordfreak said:
i have it 5spd remote start. the only way for the remote start to work on mine is that the car has to be in neutral and left on before you arm it....so once i get out of the car the car is still on then i arm it then it turns off.. if i disarm it then the auto start is disabled. so that's MY safety switch rather than the clutch...to bypass the clutch you just have to complete the loop of the switch on the clutch.
So you have to leave the key in the car and started and arm ur alarm:confused: damn i rather just start the car.. lol
 

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no you get in and out of your car like normal. take out the key close the door and arm it then car shuts down and it's armed.. ..come back press remote start button...disarm your car then put the key in and i'm off.
 

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Remote Start

I have the remote start on my Accord. Love it! There is a new one out, don't know who makes it. It will not start your car if it is in gear. How do I know this....just had one put on a Honda CBR 900RR. Yes, there is one on the bike! I will try to find out who makes it.
 

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Look here man I have a 98 Accord LX 5M. I installed an alarm w/remote start. There's two presure switches on the clutch pedal. one's for the cruise control and the other is for when u start your car. The top one, the one furthest from the floor, is the one you want to put a jumper on or cut an conect it together, wich ever you prefer. Hope that helped, just ask if you need more help.
 

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I got my remote start workin i didnt cut the wires i went to the local hardware store a got a rubber cap and capped it so it would start and everything functions and to the person that said i should have got a automatic they can kiss my ass. i manuals are fun cars to drive and i traded my auto for a 5 speed
 

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Speratic3 said:
I got my remote start workin i didnt cut the wires i went to the local hardware store a got a rubber cap and capped it so it would start and everything functions and to the person that said i should have got a automatic they can kiss my ass. i manuals are fun cars to drive and i traded my auto for a 5 speed
excellent choice
 

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you heard this a thousand times on this post, but my friend I that works with me installed it and bypassed the clutch. While trying to show off his "new" installment, he forgot it was in 1st gear. Started the car and it hopped the high curb and hit a wall ruining his new body kit and some undercarriage stuff. Thats a fact.
 

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If you decide to do this, make sure you have a remote start turn off switch that is hooked up to the brain. This switch is like a valet switch so when you get it worked on at a dealership or wherever you flick the switch and they cant play with it.

Now, what I did on my 5speed civic was install a momentery switch in a blank on the dash, hooked it and a buzzer up to 2 relays. When the car is turned off, the buzzer will sound (showing me that the accessory 12 volts arent there any more which triggers the buzzer, the relay is powerd now with a constant 12 and the buzzer is grounded through the relay. That buzzer reminds me every time to make sure that the car is not in gear, then all I do is check the stick, make sure its in nutral and press the switch. That completes the circuit to the remote start by latching the other relay to ground letting the remote start to be activated and turns the buzzer off at the same time. Unless the buzzer goes out it wont start, its pretty much fool proof. :)

Now, if you go to a shop most installers are willing to do side work, tell them what you want and they should be able to hook you up. I would not consider installing this yourself, you need someone who knows how to make something like the buzzer thing I have work. But be prepared to fork out some cash, cause thats called custom work, and the better the installer, the better the job.

Oh, and Illusion, how did the car start if it was an automatic? Allmost all your automatic vehicles (that arent pos) have a neutral safety switch hooked up to the brake wire, or in better tearms a sort of shift lock out. Even with the car started and running, you still have to press the brake to shift out of gear. Most vehicles would have seen that its in another gear than nutral and would not have started. Maybe you got a messed up switching system in the car you worked on, but I have never heard of something like that happening in an auto. Not once in my installer days did it ever happen to me, like you said, insurance is a good thing.

Oh, and Im also using a Viper 550ESP, which is one of the best alarms on the market. I love DEI's stuff :)

Late,

Paul
 
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