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    The "do-it-yourself cool factor" seems to be this project's point, but with somthing so simple to install/use, alarm systems do come with remote start and that probably would be cheaper in the long run...gives more time and money to carputer instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChosenOne
    I know the "do-it-yourself cool factor" is the point, but with somthing so simple to install/use, alarm systems do come with remote start and that probably would be cheaper in the long run...unless the "do-it-yourself cool factor" is the priority?
    Id rather have the cool factor with a biometrics system.

    And no worries about family ever jacking my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by theedge
    Id rather have the cool factor with a biometrics system.

    And no worries about family ever jacking my car
    I figure the alarm system/remote start would be more secure, cheaper, and more cost effective, and it's still pretty cool. But then again, it's not my car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChosenOne
    I figure the alarm system/remote start would be more secure, cheaper, and more cost effective, and it's still pretty cool. But then again, it's not my car...
    I dont want remote start, esp since ill be getting a 5 spd.

    And I always have my keys in my pocket, I know ill end up at my friends house, sit on my keys wrong or her dog will jump on me, and suddenly my Porsche 944* will come to life in her driveway and sit there idling thru expensive gas for 2 hours



    * I want to get a 944. As far as I know, it would be the ONLY 944 in the world with a carputer in it Pen0s size++++

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    hmmm i recall a thing in an old diy electronics mag about a keypad used with immobilisers...
    but hey... like someone sed. EASY as to bypass.

    im thinking bout converting subaru legacy to a push button start(hell its got immobilisers as part of alarm, so u have to start within 30s of unlocking doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theedge
    Id rather have the cool factor with a biometrics system.

    And no worries about family ever jacking my car
    I am not sure if that is made on the market yet but I tried the finger print reader for PCs and they are pretty cool and accurate. Now if someone wants my car they'll have to chop my finger off.

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    Lets clear up a couple of myths on these remote starters -

    1. If you install a remote starter into a manual - your a. Insane , and b. violating the mfgrs express written policy for acceptable use.
    I dont care if your the only driver. (thats what my sister said before she remote-started her car into some shrubbery; Thank god for the hill that stopped the thing)

    2. Every remote starter I have installed or looked at has a timer. Many are programable. 10 minutes to 30 minutes usually. Some units can even sense extreem tempatures, and start the car every hour for 15 minutes. (good for weak batteries or cold weather)
    I have NEVER accidentally remote started my car. the button is recessed in the remote, and you must hold it for 4 seconds.


    Hey guess what, In the end ANY car is easy to hot wire. Even an imobilizer / transponder circuit is just going to be something that stops the circuit before it hits the starter relay.

    When you get down to it, you trace back to the starter relay, and throw that baby +12v, and that car is as good as gone.

    Now its getting that damned steeringwheel lock off thats tricky.
    (truth be told, you can get keys for most cars that will disengauge the lock) But hey, this is starting to get into another topic all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmomkr
    Lets clear up a couple of myths on these remote starters -

    1. If you install a remote starter into a manual - your a. Insane , and b. violating the mfgrs express written policy for acceptable use.
    I dont care if your the only driver. (thats what my sister said before she remote-started her car into some shrubbery; Thank god for the hill that stopped the thing)
    Most good remote starters will support a stick. The Compustar I have has a Neutral sense and E brake sense wire for a stick shift so it's almost impossible to start your car while in gear unless you have some major electrical problems.

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    There is a CAT 1 rating in the UK for the Clifford alarms which gives you an insurance discount. Fitting the remote start removes it CAT 1 status.

    Also, itsnt there a little rule about leaving your car running whilst unattened? for the truely bored and *****y cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph
    I know it's doable. I was thinking of using a keypad to punch in a 4 digit code to start the car. How would you go about doing that. I have some ideas yesterday but as we type, I am drawing blank today.

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    The startup circuits on dashpc.com could possible help. Have your motherboard startup on a predefined startup sequence from the keypad. (hard as hell to find a mb with that option in the bios) When the computer is starting, use the startup circuit running off of the 12V on your ps to trigger it on. That will wait for like 4 seconds and then send a 1 second pulse to your starter wires. You would require a tank circuit, plus the hotwire would be easy as crap but this design would give you your startup for your computer and your car. Not sure if this is what you want, but it could be made to work pretty easily.

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