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#1 (permalink) Old 05-28-2011, 11:17 PM
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Remote car starter

Has anyone installed a remote car starter in a Rav4? Any info would be great. I am looking to do this in the winter time, as it is nice to climb into a warm vehicle on a cold morning.

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How's the water!? I'm in S'toon.

I put a Compustar Pro remote start/alarm system in my Rav last winter. I got most of my wiring info from here:

Toyota Wiring

99% of where you will need to tap into is right under the driver's steering wheel. There is one bundle where you will tap the majority of your wires into and everything else is in close proximity.

Some info I used (I checked every wire with a voltmeter to ensure it was correct):

12volts *white and black/red *+ *ignition harness
Starter *red *+ *ignition harness
Second Starter *N/A
Ignition *black *+ *ignition harness
Second Ignition *black/yellow *+ *ignition harness
Third Ignition *N/A
Accessory *blue/red *+ *ignition harness
Second Accessory *N/A
Speed Sense Violet/White Pin B22 at ECU near front of center console
Keysense
Power Lock *blue/orange or blue/white *- *DKP, 14 pin plug in pin 6. or in 16 pin conn.
Power Unlock *blue/yellow (double pulse) *- *DKP, 14 pin plug in pin 13. or in 16 pin conn.
Lock Motor *blue/orange *5wi *DKP, 14 pin plug in pin 2
Unlock Motor *blue/red *5wi *DKP, 14 pin plug in pin 7
Child Safety blue/red in drivers kick panel in 16 pin conn.
Parking Lights+ *green or green/red *+ *headlight switch. Fusebox in 11pin connector
Parking Lights- light green - the switch
Hazards
Turn Signal(L)
Turn Signal(R)
Reverse Light red/blue? + fuse box, 28pin plug, pin 27
Door Trigger red *- *harness going under dri seat
Door Trigger red/yellow + drivers door sill
Notes: The individual door trigger wires are at the passenger side junction box behind the glove box. The driver door trigger is red/yellow in a 10 pin plug in pin 3, the front passenger door is red/white in a 20 pin plug in pin 5, and the rear doors and hatch is red/white in a 10 pin plug in pin 2.
Dome Supervision *comes on with unlock
Trunk/Hatch Pin *common with door trigger
Hood Pin
Trunk/Hatch Release *blue *5wi *PKP, harness to the rear
Factory Alarm Arm
Factory Alarm Disarm
Disarm No Unlock
Tachometer *black *ac *data link connector, pin 9. or at ECU behind glovebox pin B27
Notes: The data link connector is below the driver side fuse box.
Wait to start *N/A
Brake Wire *green/white *+ *brake pedal switch
Parking Brake
Horn Trigger *green/red *- *steering column

Immobilizer Bypass Module: Required: Yes Type: Transponder Part #: 556U or 555U
Notes: Available as an option on all models, not standard equipment.


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Sueandroy, let me know how it works out. My dad is looking to get one on his. We have heated seats so that works for me. Any chance you know an Aaron Barlow?
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I have one in my RAV4 that was already installed when the car was purchased brand new. I have to keep it outside all year and this past winter, I was sure glad I had it as i watched the snow melt off all of the windows. it also made cleaning the snow off easier.

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Hint: An electric heater, while not as effective, is way kinder to the engine, much cheaper to operate and much cleaner. It requires an outlet though, which you might not have available. Then you might want to consider a combustion heater, which is still more economical to operate than the engine, but much more expensive to buy, but also more effient in heating the engine than the electrical alternative.

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i have a viper 5902 installed on my car. no fails yet. great range. and you are able to set it too differnt modes for automatic remote starting. for example if the temp drops or goes to high, or if the battery is too low.

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Viper 5902 Alarm System with -Window Roll Down Module
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Yes, I had remote auto start installed.

It cost me $400 installed at the time and it was a Python aftermarket alarm. There are cheaper ways to do it nowadays. It was the most fun mod/accessory I ever got. It was awesome. Funny stories about old ladies seeing it start up and getting really confused.

I also used it during halloween and it spooked the kids.

Back in anticipation of owning a '14 Rav4 after selling my '02 in 2007. Looking forward to being active again in the threads.

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