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I live in Ohio. Getting cold here... Until I get a remote start system installed, does anyone know how I can start the car, exit and lock the doors so someone can't hop in and drive away? I see no way of doing this.... Seems crazy to me I can't warm up the car without concern...
 

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You could always try turning on your car, exiting with your key and locking the doors. Do it as a test at home to see how far from the car you can go. I don't think the car turns off without a key in the cabin so you should be able to run out, start the car, and run back inside the house with your key.
 

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You could always try turning on your car, exiting with your key and locking the doors. Do it as a test at home to see how far from the car you can go. I don't think the car turns off without a key in the cabin so you should be able to run out, start the car, and run back inside the house with your key.
Thanx for the suggestion Tubeman. Are you suggesting that I use the old-time, physical key to lock the doors after starting and exiting? Hmmm... Didn't try that! I'll try later tonight! Thanx!
 

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I'm still old school so I call all fobs keys, I meant use the fob and take it outside of the car. Cars shouldn't turn off when the fob has been removed from its vicinity. I would know because my friend somehow drove without one and had to Uber back for the spare after turning off her car.
 

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I'm still old school so I call all fobs keys, I meant use the fob and take it outside of the car. Cars shouldn't turn off when the fob has been removed from its vicinity. I would know because my friend somehow drove without one and had to Uber back for the spare after turning off her car.
Thanx Tubeman, but the vehicle won't let you lock the doors from outside with the fob while the vehicle is running! It's making me nuts and it's just getting colder and colder... Snows gonna fall soon and I'll need to sit in the vehicle until it's warmed up... Blah!
 

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SOLVED. Ok. Just I case anyone wants to know... Start the vehicle, get out and lock the doors with the physical key (turn counter-clockwise). Doors will indeed lock while it's running. Only caveat is that the fob will no longer unlock the doors... You need the physical key again to unlock. Fob will work normally after this routine...
 

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The physical key method is a pain but better than sitting outside I suppose.
Would that kit work for the C-HR and have you tried it?
 

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$289.99 for a remote start kit isn't too bad, don't automakers charge more than that? If it's proven to work, then it may be a worthy investment or those of you in colder climates.
 

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Just checked out the 12volt solutions installation process on YouTube for the 4runner (chr video isn't available... Although I requested it). Looks incredibly painless and non destructive. You don't even have to open the hood to install. It's all done under dash.
Anyone know anything about this company? I'm seriously considering their product... Just not sure about quality control. A miswired harness could prolly do some significant electrical damage....
Installation pdf can be viewed here... https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1705/6595/files/Toyo-TL8-2.1_2p_Guide.pdf?1059669228842735929
 

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Just checked out the 12volt solutions installation process on YouTube for the 4runner (chr video isn't available... Although I requested it). Looks incredibly painless and non destructive. You don't even have to open the hood to install. It's all done under dash.
Anyone know anything about this company? I'm seriously considering their product... Just not sure about quality control. A miswired harness could prolly do some significant electrical damage....
Installation pdf can be viewed here... https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1705/6595/files/Toyo-TL8-2.1_2p_Guide.pdf?1059669228842735929
He's got good feedback on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-Toyot...te-Start-Kit-v2-1-Smart-Key-CHR-/272791527661
 

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First one to make a Video for us will get the kit for half off!

The 4Runner video was submitted by a customer. He is also making one for his wife's Sienna. The C-HR install process is actually easier than the 4Runner. You can follow that video and it'll guide you through. The only difference is that the C-HR doesn't use the OBD2 connector. There are only TWO connectors that you need to access, and the install should take you no more than 30 minutes.. We do them in under 15. H-key version is on the works, along with all the other H-key kits. The push button start version is available for order and will be shipping around the 25th (the TacomaWorld community bought 3 months of our inventory in 28 days.. completely wiped us out. More are being made as I type).
 

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First one to make a Video for us will get the kit for half off!

The 4Runner video was submitted by a customer. He is also making one for his wife's Sienna. The C-HR install process is actually easier than the 4Runner. You can follow that video and it'll guide you through. The only difference is that the C-HR doesn't use the OBD2 connector. There are only TWO connectors that you need to access, and the install should take you no more than 30 minutes.. We do them in under 15. H-key version is on the works, along with all the other H-key kits. The push button start version is available for order and will be shipping around the 25th (the TacomaWorld community bought 3 months of our inventory in 28 days.. completely wiped us out. More are being made as I type).
Good news!...Maybe a forum/group buy discount :wink2:
 

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I believe I'm in if you guys are! 12volt solutions....i already have one in my cart... Group buy prices? I'm also quite willing to do the video...
 

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First one to make a Video for us will get the kit for half off!

The 4Runner video was submitted by a customer. He is also making one for his wife's Sienna. The C-HR install process is actually easier than the 4Runner. You can follow that video and it'll guide you through. The only difference is that the C-HR doesn't use the OBD2 connector. There are only TWO connectors that you need to access, and the install should take you no more than 30 minutes.. We do them in under 15. H-key version is on the works, along with all the other H-key kits. The push button start version is available for order and will be shipping around the 25th (the TacomaWorld community bought 3 months of our inventory in 28 days.. completely wiped us out. More are being made as I type).
Great!
Looking forward to forum discount, I can make the H-Key video. Please let me know when your H-Key version is ready.
 

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Placed an order today at 12volt.solutions.com. I'll update everyone with the outcome as soon as the remote start arrives around the end of the month (Nov, 2017). Hopefully all will go well...Either way, I plan on making a video during the install process so all will see the ultimate outcome.
You might wanna take a look again on their website cause they have just added an additional module (plug and play also), that interfaces with the basic remote start module and allows you to start the car from anywhere via your cell phone ($140 add-on as of this writing- regular price = $ 249 or so the site states). Subscription required for this feature..$70/yr.
Fingers crossed!
 

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Hey Guys!
They have a referral program too! If you order one from them, please let them know that I, DrZeus (or the awesome dude who referred ME to the site-HRH), that you heard it from us!!! We will get $15 bucks if you make a purchase! Thanx for the the lead HRH!!!
 

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Well.. I need to discuss a group buy with the forum admin before giving you guys an answer. I don't want to break any rules or get booted from here. I'm here to offer advice and answer any question you guys might have. Who's the admin here?
 
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