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    What I meant to say was that my car can be started or not and the computer will run. It doesn't matter. I can still turn it on/off with or with out the remote.

    So to answer your question, yes it can be done.

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    Originally posted by PaulzY:
    Yer plz

    is it complicated ?

    although it would be IR and not RF and wont have as much range.
    Actually, it's RF. All keyless systems are.

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    Applying a momentary 12V from the keyless unit switches the player on. When you get in your car, you then turn your main power switch on. When you want to turn if off, you use your main power switch.
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    Originally posted by Smacker:
    I just got a remote car starter installed (a definite need for those cold canadian winters...right Aaron?)
    Actually, I hate the things . Most people don't use them properly, and up polluting like hell by idling the car for 10-20 minutes. Most cars only need a 1 minute warm up (RX-7s are an exception and should always be run 2 minutes prior to driving, then driven carefully until operating temperature reached), but a lot of people like to have the interior of the car warm before they get in. They don't realise that 1 minute of driving will warm the interior faster then 10 minutes of idle....Anyway...
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    AARON> Yeah, I agree! I usually turn the car on as I'm putting my shoes on or saying goodbyes... or as I walk out of a mall if I'm parked far. I see too many cars just sitting there idling long enough for the 30 minute cut off to actually turn the car off! Unfortunately, not all starters have a time limit for the car to run. Anyhow, I'm off topic a little.

    I'm gonna try to use my 4th frequency from my remote to power up the computer this summer so I won't need to start the car to boot up.
    Let's hope the computer doesn't reboot when the starter motor kicks in!
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    Don't mean to rain on anyone's parade .. but what the heck did you think remote starters were for??

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    They were designed for security reasons..

    In that way VIP's could start their car, to make sure no bomb is wired to the engine, when the person would start the car an die or get wounded by the bomb.

    Right ???

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    Originally posted by Raas:
    They were designed for security reasons..

    In that way VIP's could start their car, to make sure no bomb is wired to the engine, when the person would start the car an die or get wounded by the bomb.

    Right ???

    Greetzz

    Umm... actually, no .. interesing idea though. Will elaborate in a min. Remote car starters were developed in Canada to help tough out the adverse climate. The first company to have a patent for car starters was a Montreal based company by the name "Soludim". Anyhoo

    [elaboration time] Most modern car bombs (booby traps) are not solely based on when the car is turned on. In fact, most car bombs are not triggered by the intended target .. they are generally remote-detonated which is why they are so dangerous. In cases where the intended target does initiate the device, it is often in the second stage of ignition (ie. "RUN"). Other past triggers were as simple as the dome light (ie. door being opened) or a turn signal.

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    does anyone know where to get these remote starters (ATX) now?

    The links in the first two posts are dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by jusatry
    does anyone know where to get these remote starters (ATX) now?

    The links in the first two posts are dead
    And the award for oldest thread revival goes to.... jusatry

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    And the award for oldest thread revival goes to.... jusatry

    Gotta represent!!!!

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