Seems once I remote start and it shuts down after it times out, it won't let me re remote start, is that normal?
No! Should allow you to remote start twice in a row
Are you maybe canelling out the remote start by hitting the lock button twice? For my 07 you hit lock once then press and hold the start button. If you hit the lock button twice it flashes the lights and chirps the horn on mine.
Yup, it will let you remote start twice in a row, however when you remote start for the second time, it resets the timer for 10 minutes. If it only ran a short time during the first remote start cycle, you lose whatever time remained in the first 10 minute cycle. If you want a full 20 minutes of run time, you need to wait until the timer runs out from the first remote start, then restart again.
As for my 2008, I only push the lock button once (watch for the lights to flash) and within 5 seconds, press and hold the remote start until the engine starts. I only need to hold the remote start button again (until the engine stops) to terminate the cycle.
Twice and you're out.
Have we killed this topic yet?
Ok so I haven't started the car in about 3 days and I go to use the remote start to let the car run.. Same issue lights flash no start up but when I get in it starts fine with push button. Is the battery too weak to remote start it after a few days? Do I need a new battery? I believe it is original battery and the car is an 05 so may be time for a new one. If so any suggestions on battery
Thanks for the reminder though, I've been needing to get a replacement battery for my fob, the range is slowly inching closer to the car....off to the hardware store!
I actually meant the car battery being the original and maybe no having enough juice to remote start it but I don't see how remote start would need more power than a regular start. Idk I'm confused why it worked for 2 days than after 3 days of sitting back to kaput.Originally Posted by curtc
I'd check the saved settings again and also ensure your fobs are properly matched with the car. One fob matched as #3 or #4 will confuse troubleshooting beyond belief.
It's key #1 and #2 that I used/tried nothing has changed since a few days ago when remote start worked
I know my remote start will not work sometimes on the first attempt on a cold start, just get a click from the starter...That's clearly battery related and will be addressed soon. The starter is new so I know that isn't the issue.
If the car doesn't attempt to start at all and just flashes the lights it's disabled for some reason, that's the same behavior you get if you try 3 times.
Man I was excited to have the remote starter working again to warm the engine up I will investigate further tomorrow