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Remote Starter install gone bad!

I am trying to install a Hornet remote start system. I have all of the ignition wires soldered and the only thing left is the neutral safety wire that has an on/off switch, the parking lights and door locks. I have a floor shifter and I cannot find neutral safety wire anywhere. Hornet suggests that it is near the gear shifter. Is this wire needed? As of now nothing works. I thought after the ignition wires were hooked up I could at least start it. I wanted to test it out before I soldered everything. Please help. Thanks.



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I have a floor shifter and I cannot find neutral safety wire anywhere. Hornet suggests that it is near the gear shifter. Is this wire needed?
Neutral Safety Wire is NECESSARY. I've personally seen people hit by their own cars when the remote start is activated and the car is not in Park or Neutral. (This is a problem more for manual shift cars than automatics, but is a hazzard to people working on your car!)

Beside that, you need to make sure that you install the hood pin switch. You don't want to be working under the hood when a signal from your remote or another remote trys to start you car.

Install all the safety features that came with the remote start! These features are there for a reason... so people don't get hurt (and the company doesn't get sued.)

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In reality, the netrual safety wire is rarely installed at shops. Unless you are really stupid you can't start the car in gear anyway, even using the key. How many times have you gotten out and walked away with your automatic still in gear? You can't even get the keys out of the ignition assuming the ignition switch isn't broken. Just ground the neutral safety wire along with the other grounds and you'll be fine.

The hoodpin switch is a much more serious thing because there is potential for accidentally starting the engine while someone has their hands, etc. under the hood near belts or fan blades.

BTW: it's rare to find a shop that will isntall a remote start in a manual since most manufacturers "forbid" it. Besides, there is no nuetral safety wire in a manual it requires other methods for veifying the tranny is in neutral...
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in my old 99 ES the Hood pin rotted out, stay away from Amenity Remote Starters!
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There are few hoodpins out there that will live forever, especially without a little care and maintenance. It's a good idea to shoot some WD-40 or similar product into them once a month or so and replace them every couple years depending on their condition. They aren't complicated nor expensive to replace. Also, most manufacturers use the same pin switches...
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I agree with dbaudiopro's logic.

If you must though, most Chrysler neutral switches are on the transmission.
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BTW: it's rare to find a shop that will isntall a remote start in a manual since most manufacturers "forbid" it. Besides, there is no nuetral safety wire in a manual it requires other methods for veifying the tranny is in neutral...
In Canada, I believe installing a remote starter on a manual transmission is illegal.
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