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    You're going about it all wrong. The Compustar alarm systems have AUX buttons which you could hook up to your computer. Press a button on your keyfob and the computer turns on. Or they also have a proximity sensing function which will lock/unlock the car as you approach. Instead of hooking this wire to your locks, put a relay on it and hook it up to your computer. That way when you get close it sends the signal out to your computer instead, turning it on. Don't reinvent the wheel.
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    Doesn't everyone have compustar? Seriously, wouldn't a pulse from unlock or aux directly to the standard DC PSU just cause the PC to boot then shutdown? Some alarms have configurations for pulse or on/off toggle for the aux, but still not optimal. It would need to be turned off again at some point. How is your AUX output set up?

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    The piece RISX10 is speaking of is very close. I have 2 concerns on it. One is has to be within 3 inches of the receiver to work. I would like to have something that would work from 10-15 feet. Maybe a little less if need be. Plus that looks like it only sends a pulse so we end up with the turn on turn off. I could be reading that wrong though. Anyone else have a thought on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    You're going about it all wrong. The Compustar alarm systems have AUX buttons which you could hook up to your computer. Press a button on your keyfob and the computer turns on. Or they also have a proximity sensing function which will lock/unlock the car as you approach. Instead of hooking this wire to your locks, put a relay on it and hook it up to your computer. That way when you get close it sends the signal out to your computer instead, turning it on. Don't reinvent the wheel.
    this is what i do with my 791xv. the aux button can turn on the pc if i need to... it does everything op wants, im not sure why you would bother with anything else. a good remote starter kit costs under $200 and you get so many features to add..

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    I dont really want to put a remote start on. I know I can bypass my manual transmission but I almost always leave the car in gear and the e-brake on. I dont want to even risk running over a little kid because my car jumps. I really only want the pc to start and stay on when I am within a reasonable distance

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    Thats a pretty cool invention but I think my wife might kill me if I spent $250 just to make the pc turn on and save me a few seconds...

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    oh yeah when i have manual tranny's i like to leave it in gear too when parked. still, i would find a generic remote start system and just use the aux, leaving the remote start part out of it. you can tie in the door locks to so you have more of a reason to carry around the keychain pager... i know you can find cheap systems for $50 and i cant imagine installing anything eaiser. the aux part of those systems are designed to do what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obstacleman View Post
    I dont really want to put a remote start on. I know I can bypass my manual transmission but I almost always leave the car in gear and the e-brake on. I dont want to even risk running over a little kid because my car jumps. I really only want the pc to start and stay on when I am within a reasonable distance
    If your car is jumping like that then your installer doesn't know what he's doing. With a manual car you have to set the starter before you get out and if you leave it in gear the starter won't work. I've had mine for 4 years, never had a problem.

    Also if you're that worried I hope you're leaving it in reverse and not first, reverse is a stronger gear.
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    Or you could use this:http://www.logisyscomputer.com/views...M01&DID=REMOTE
    I have been using this device to turn my computer on and off via remote control. It works good and is inexpensive.. I have it hooked up via relay with the DSATX ....

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    http://lifehacker.com/5273021/turn-a...r-entry-system

    i saved this project to do what you are saying. it is on the To Do list but ....

    its a cheap proxy detector setup.

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