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Hi everyone! Just wondering if anyone has installed a remote starter on a manual XB 2009. Toyota tried to install one but said computer over-rides it and for safety reasons, could not install one. Went to a local stereo shop and was tolled that a viper 5101 and a xpress kit transponder bypass modal would be needed to make it work. Just concerned if safety and warranty would be problem . thanks!!!!!!! B-JAW
 

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Just think about what would happen if you hit the remote start button on a manual transmission car. :eek:
 

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I have to agree with gr8scape.. That ONE time you forget to leave it in neutral will be the instant you regret installing the remote start.

And NOBODY has that perfect memory...

It's just a plain bad idea...
 

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It's not a bad idea! There are things you can put in place that will prevent accidents from happening. As far as I know there isn't anything in place to prevent you from installing an after market remote start. Check out this site for some good prices: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_i98_--car-alarms-with-remote-start.html
I've also heard from the Toyota dealership that there is an immobilizer, which isn't true... There is no chip is the xB's key. So you wouldn't need that Xpress kit. If you do decide to go with that remote start, I suggest you install a [url "http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_17541_Directed+8600.html"]magnetic switch[/url] in line with the ignition. Mount the magnet on the shifter and the switch side in the neutral position in the shifting assembly. That way the remote start will only work when your in neutral. So if you forget, your remote start isn't going to work anyway. This isn't as easy as it sounds. You may have to fab some brackets so the magnets don't interfere with your shifting. You're going to have to be, or take this to a very proficient alarm installer to know how to do this. Also, from what I understand, since this is such a delicate install and can pose such a liability most shops will NOT do remote starts on manual transmission vehicles.

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If you mess your car up I'm not liable in anyway. This is just an example of a solution to your dilemma.
 

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You do not need a transponder. The xB plain out does not need one.

The new viper remote starts are compatible with manual transmissions. You will have to do a clutch bypass in order for it to start (to simulate pressing the clutch in when you start it).

With the viper systems when you turn off your car there is a process you must go through in order to be able to remote start it when you come back.

You put the car into something similiar to a turbo timer so you have to leave it in nuetral. You take out your key and the car remains on. When you lock the door the remote start shuts off. This way your car is closed and theres not chance of it being in nuetral. If you unlock your car or open the door you have to repeat this process.

I have not done it because in my shop we do not do manual trans remote starts but you can have it done safely with the new vipers.

Hope this helped you.
 
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