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I got a TC with the security package and been looking into getting a Keyless starter system hooked up to my ride so I can enjoy breakfast in the morning while starting my car from inside my house. It's too damn cold lately and plus I just thing think I'm spoiled to it since my chevys had them done. Is there a stand alone system that will do it for me that at the same time will work in conjunction with my alarm's kill switch feature? Does anyone know if Toyota's selling that relay?

Thanks to whoever can help.
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i think on the tc you might need to get a transponder for a remote start to work
 

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What exactly does the transponder do?
 

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Your tC has a built in transponder chip, that confirms to the car that an original key is inserted. It then allows the car to start. A remote start system is going to need a toyota bypass module to fake the signal. DEI makes the bypass. Hell, DEI makes everything.
 

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There are remote start products on the market that are designed to work with factory keyless entry/security (uses the factory remotes). I don't have experience with these specific products, but it's my understanding that you may have to give up the panic or driver door priority feature to install.
All of the remote start products I have installed were part of an aftermarket system.
 

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That's good stuff, thanks you guys!
 

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I thought about that too. I think that bypassing the transponder would be my only option, if so I might not take that chance.
 

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There's nothing like starting the car and running the heater before you head out on a cold morning.

I've got a Viper 771XV installed and I love the remote start option. Now my wife wants one for her car. The bypass box really only works in conjunction with the alarm. Given enough time, I'm sure it is possible to bypass the built-in transponder anyway. It's all about layers, no single alarm is going to do the trick. The more layers of security you have, the less likely your car is to be broken into or stolen. It all starts with simply locking your doors and not leaving the keys in the car.
 

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That's the exact reason I want it krzy. It's so damn cold in the mornings here.
 

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Are your cars Standard or Auto? I went and inquired about a remote start for my Standard TC and they said they couldnt do it, but im sure if i REALLY wanted it done i could find a place.
 

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It's very easy to bypass the "push clutch to start", but it's not safe normally. There are remote start products on the market that are compatible with manual transmissions.
 

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It's very easy to bypass the "push clutch to start", but it's not safe normally. There are remote start products on the market that are compatible with manual transmissions.
 

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Compustar alarms are designed to work with manual transmissions. By passing the cluct is easy and any good installer can make the alarm bypass the clucth during remote start only. I do it all the time. Compustar.org
 

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Originally posted by JLTD@Jan 25 2005, 11:29 AM
It's very easy to bypass the "push clutch to start", but it's not safe normally. There are remote start products on the market that are compatible with manual transmissions.
Most places won't do it, I know a guy who will, hes very experienced and safe thats the only reason I even consider it.
 

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Safe? I don't see how there is a safe way to do it there is a right way to do it. Most places won't touch 5 speeds because if you leave that car in gear it will take off and won't stop. If your car hits somebody you get charged for it or if it causes any damage you have to pay for it. I sell those but I tell everybody I sell them to that if they have a 5 speed don't try putting it in the car. One guy said he was having it proffesional install and a couple weeks later he e-mailed me back said he forgot to take it out of gear and the car slammed through his garage door

So just make sure you think about it before you do it. You can't forget to take that car out of gear one time.

Just becareful I don't want to see you kill anybody with the car.

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