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    Hi,
    Thanks for the reply! Not quite sure what you mean by a neutral safety switch, could you elaborate more?
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    Neutral safety switch: is a switch, usually on the transmission that "reads" whether the car car is in neutral or in gear.
    If you hook up the remote starter through the switch it will fail to start the car if it "sees" that the car is in gear.
    The switch works in a "open/closed" manner. If it is open the current (or ground/earth) will not flow through it, thereby not "allowing" the starter to engage. It may also work in the opposite way, meaning the switch must be open for the starter to engage.

    This neutral safety switch is installed on most newer cars and works similar to the clutch pedal switch. The starter will not engage unless the clutch is pushed in. (On USA cars anyway)
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    Quote Originally Posted by muldrick View Post
    Neutral safety switch: is a switch, usually on the transmission that "reads" whether the car car is in neutral or in gear.
    If you hook up the remote starter through the switch it will fail to start the car if it "sees" that the car is in gear.
    The switch works in a "open/closed" manner. If it is open the current (or ground/earth) will not flow through it, thereby not "allowing" the starter to engage. It may also work in the opposite way, meaning the switch must be open for the starter to engage.

    This neutral safety switch is installed on most newer cars and works similar to the clutch pedal switch. The starter will not engage unless the clutch is pushed in. (On USA cars anyway)
    exactly

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    Hi, thanks for the replies guy's. The vehicle in question is an Austin Mini which is manual transmission so i need a way of wiring a switch/sensor to sense it is in neutral. Any idea's people? The simpler the better. I'm in the UK and have knowledge of electronics etc if that helps!
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    Interested in how you plan on going about this as I am in the same situation.

    Would you please elaborate on your plans and or solutions to making this as safe as possible with a manual in mind?

    Also what hardware do you have in mind?

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    I was thinking of maybe making a gate like in more modern luxury cars for the gears and then putting small PTB switches on each gear to sense if the car is in gear? Any other ideas?
    L.Lawcock

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    At the risk of sounding dead simple…how about a normaly off micro switch that only activates when in neutral. Therefore if the switch fails or falls out of adjustment it wont activate, and as a backup one on the ebrake, so the signal has to pass through 2 points to be activated.

    I know most will not be able to just throw a micro switch on theirs, but lucky me mine is a front wheel drive with a cable activated clutch. The shift mechanism is raised off the floorpan, and is very conducive to mounting a switch under it that will only be activated while in neutral,



    The clutch bypass is the one point where I am not certain what is the best wrought to take though. I would only want it deactivated when in car starting mode.

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    Placement of a switch isn't a problem as the whole car from engine to interior is being designed and built by myself. The will be always driven by myself but on the off chance the other half borrows it i need that piece of mind. Was thinking of maybe programming a microcontroller to sense the switch then start the car and run the heater and windscreen demister etc depending on the temperature inside and outside the vehicle.
    L.Lawcock

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    Remote Car Starter Signal Booster

    I have heard of various means of boosting signals for cell phones but is there anything out there on the market that will boost the signal for a remote car starter. Mine is a two way that keeps me informed of the car status and has decent range but due to some interferences where I work I would like to try and boost the signal or improve the reception at the car even more.

    Thanks for your help ahead of time.

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    Audiovox CL-100 Problems Please, Please, Help!

    I have installed remote starters before, but on older cars. I installed a prestige remote starter in my 2000 Tracker. I added a CL-100 I purchased off of Ebay. After I installed the CL-100, I faxed in the paper work and waited the 24 hours. I tried starting, unlock doors features and nothing worked. I faxed in the dealer paper work and Satronics called me with my dealer ID and Pin number. I then was able to test the unit using option 2 on the phone. Every time I entered the serial number I got a response that the serial number I was entering was invalid. After 20 or 30 tries I removed the CL-100 and saw that there was two stickers (one on top of the other) each with a different number. I called the car link number to retest the unit using the new, old serial number and still got the same response.
    Invalid serial number. I sent the unit to Audiovox for repair, thinking that since it had two serial numbers maybe it was mis-programed or not at all. After a month I received a new ASCL-100 that looks just like the CL-100. I installed it and sent it in and re-faxed the paper in with a letter explaining what I did. I waited the 24 hours and then tested the unit and once again invalid serial number with the new unit. I have been working on this since September.
    I am puzzled.
    Please, Please, Please, HELP



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