Remote Start Fried? Car continously tries to start
Couple weeks ago, I shut my car off, and the alarm started going off, and the remote start was grinding away.
I had one of the nicest Python remote start systems (and alarm) installed. Friday night, I went out to my car, and my battery was dead. The battery was as hot as I could imagine it being without being on fire. I obviously did not want to jump start a battery that might have a short inside of some sort. I disconnected it, and the next day (yesterday) went and bought a new battery. As soon as I went to connect the new battery, the remote start tried to grind.
I called my father, who has been a mechanic for over 30 years, and he removed the alarm/remote start. We tried to connect the battery and same thing. He removed the ignition switch connection, and the start relay, and each time, touching the negative to the battery the starter would grind.
He has it on a lift right now, examining what could be connected to the starter line making it "hot".
Has anyone ever seen or heard of such a thing? Could this be a malfunction in the 2007 Corolla? My guess of course is the workmanship on the remote start installation. However, until my father calls me, as of now...he is shocked on what could be causing the line to be hot.
Any experience/feedback is appreciated. I'm praying we can get this situated and get Toyota to fix any damage under warranty, but of course, if it's not their fault then they won't.