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    Stupid RS been doing that to me recently too!
    yeah ive been thinking about this idea too, many ways of doing it i have already designed the push start button features that works great as for depressing the clutch to start first that could most prossibly be easiily by-passed proberly only a switch (push to break) of some sort like found on brake pedals for the rear lights.
    so far i have considered Proximity, RF, and ultrasonic. Proximity is promising as the range is much more gauranteed, RF is always a little too sensitive to gaurantee a standard range. but im thinking a small rf alarm style case (maplins) with a small proximity or rf transponder in side, most proberly 433mhx code hopping is a necassary
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    I just want to make sure I'm being understood: I want a remote I won't eve use...I mean, the car senses the remote and unlocks the door. I don't even want to get the thing out of my pocket...
    As for the clutch, you can't start the car unless it's pressed, wich is a good thing...

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    How is AIMEE coming along? Can't wait to see it in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    I just want to make sure I'm being understood: I want a remote I won't eve use...I mean, the car senses the remote and unlocks the door. I don't even want to get the thing out of my pocket...
    As for the clutch, you can't start the car unless it's pressed, wich is a good thing...
    I know what you mean Cris - i got your drift dude.

    Thats why you want some kind of transpoder/proximity device. I can get loads of secure RF with buttons but they ar enot what you want for the door opening but you will need a button for remote start outside the car if you want it. The tansponder system is liek what your car kesys have with the coil in the steering column. The one on RS only has a range of 1/2 metre which is not good enough as you would want to put it in the door for max external range which could mean unreliable signal in the car. you want about 1-2 metre range with the coil in the car. a bit of a on should find you a decent transponder - hehe then get yourself a honda s2000 start button and a few more dials for your dash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    How is AIMEE coming along? Can't wait to see it in action.
    I Know I Know its coming alone slowly but surely

    Cris - i know exactly what you want Just like on the Mercs you wont need to press any buttons or anything just walk near the car and it will unlock
    this could work in a number of ways the car could permantly hail the transmitter and when in range the transmitter could respond back hence unlocking the doors, key in ignition, engine start and system would stop hailing stops battery going falt in both (car and keyfob) advanatages would work further away than proximity, system could beep or flash lights on car to inform you of unlcoking state, disadvantages would be keyfob tansponder would need a reciever as well as a transmitter. where as with a proximity this isnt needed alas range is seriously defected.
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    No, no dials, ok?

    I really don't want to be able to start the car from outside. This is one problem I have with the Megane, 'cause in order to start it you have to press the start button together with the clutch, so you can't really start it outside the car...

    Also, I don't want range...I only nedd max 1m of range from the car... I don't keep this one in a garage, so when I go outside, I wouldn't want it to randomly open and close as I pass it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    No, no dials, ok?

    I really don't want to be able to start the car from outside. This is one problem I have with the Megane, 'cause in order to start it you have to press the start button together with the clutch, so you can't really start it outside the car...

    Also, I don't want range...I only nedd max 1m of range from the car... I don't keep this one in a garage, so when I go outside, I wouldn't want it to randomly open and close as I pass it...
    Well go get a transponder system and do it!!!!! it it unlocks as you walk pas tit will lock when you walk away anyway but bear in mind you need some range so you can walk round the car to open a door for your girlfriend or to open the boot etc. I just missed an aution on ebay by 1 minute - damn! trying to get a new P3 mobo for my mums pc and maybe a 1gz cpu as her pc is too crap to do the DV off her camera - dammit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    hehe then get yourself a honda s2000 start button and a few more dials for your dash!
    Forget all that hard work of figuring out the details and making it all work... just get yourself a new Benz and call it a day. I mean, who wants to drive a Ford over a Mercedes anyways?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edrex
    Forget all that hard work of figuring out the details and making it all work... just get yourself a new Benz and call it a day. I mean, who wants to drive a Ford over a Mercedes anyways?

    I was kind of thinking that! Especially an Escort

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    Quote Originally Posted by edrex
    Forget all that hard work of figuring out the details and making it all work... just get yourself a new Benz and call it a day. I mean, who wants to drive a Ford over a Mercedes anyways?


    To tell you the truth, the thought did cross my mind...


    Oh, one minor detail held me back a little...The AMG S Class that has this option is around like 140,000$...So, I decided then to keep the Escort... wich is worth like 15 times less, and build this option wich could cost me around 500$, thus saving way more than 100,000$...Not an economics man, Edrex, are you...


    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    I was kind of thinking that! Especially an Escort

    Andy, please don't forget you drive a 306, wich is not that far from the Escort. Keep dreaming of the Aston Martin m8...

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