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REMOTE STARTER, ALARM & KEYLESS ENTRY TROUBLESHOOTING BLOG

MotorCityRemotes Remote Starter Car Alarm Troubleshooting BLOG

REPORT YOUR REMOTE STARTER, KEYLESS ENTRY or ALARM PROBLEMS HERE!

Read about common and not-so-common problems experienced with remote starters, car alarms and keyless entry systems.

Having a problem with a remote starter installation? Purchased a vehicle with an existing system and having some problems with it? Need a little direction or advice? Report your situation to us and we will be happy to try to help! With 30 years of installing car alarms and remote starter systems, there's a good chance we have seen the same problem before and can provide some recommendations and/or the fix you're looking for.

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Friday, March 01 2019

Reported Issue: Remote starts fine but only runs for only approx. 10 seconds then shuts down:

Situation: New Install w/o Tachometer Connection

Specific Vehicle, System or Bypass Interface: General troubleshooting

Possible Cause: System programmed for "Voltage Detection" Setting with Voltage detection level set to high:

Possible Fix: Program system for less-then 1/2 Volt detection (<0.5)

Reason for the adjustment: The system is not detecting the vehicle's alternator kicking in after remote start/crank. The system needs to detect at least 1/2 a volt raise in the voltage levels on the interior side of the vehicle's wiring; on the wires the remote starter wires are directly connected to. After start, the system waits to detect the voltage to raise and if no raise over 0.5V is detected within a short time the system will shut down assuming the vehicle did not start or stalled (many system models will automatically try to re-start the vehicle again on its own).

Recommended Fix: Hard-wire the system's tachometer input wire to the vehicle's tachometer wire and program tach-signal to system. Using any system's tachometer input option is the best way to go 98% of the time.

 

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