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Old 07-29-2007, 09:48 AM
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Remote Start-Manual Transmission

I have a 1990 Chevy 3500 Pickup I am working on. I have to operate the PTO on it and need to have the engine running obviously.I just don't need to run the engine needlessly,so I would like to have a remote start to start and stop the engine as needed. The truck has a 4 speed tranny,350 engine.

The remote start needs to start the truck ,but I don't need to have any alarm features like locking the doors (I have manual door locks) or any other stuff.

But,I need it to be safe,I don't want to start it in gear. I will need a clutch bypass of some sort (The clutch pedal needs to be down to start the truck now.) I also want to wire something to the parking brake to be sure it is on before it will start.I also want a hood sensor so it can't be started with the hood open.

I have never messed with alarms,so I am not sure what type or brand to look for.I know that most manufacturers have kits special for manual trannys.

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It's pretty easy to do.

You can buy a unit for $50-$75 at your corner auto parts store. I have have installed these with very little problem(it can get tedious trying to figure out where the wiring goes, but the instructions are pretty great). All of them have a wire that is attached to the parking brake. The last one I installed I did not attach this wire(it's an auto trans), I also did not hook up any of the alarm stuff.
Remote start/stop only. If the vehicle is running without the keys in it, it will kill the engine if you try to put it in gear or press the brake. With a manual transmission, I would definitely hook up the parking brake wire & you'll just have to remember to leave it parked in neutral. I would say, if you are not afraid of a little wiring(pretty basic stuff) go for it!
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