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EJ swap....remote start?


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#1 Numbchux

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 04:08 AM

I've been thinking about putting a remote start system on my wagon. but am not exactly sure what all would be involved, and how easy it would be to wire into an EA82/EJ22 harness. I suppose the engine stuff would be pretty easy, just 2 wires, one for main relay, one for starter....but I'm not sure....


It's just too cold up here, and the darn thing cools itself far too well (more proof, that a stock EA82 radiator is more than enough to cool the EJ22), the temp gauge doesn't even come alive by the time I get to school. and I hate putting all those miles on it with it so drastically under operating temp.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 09:39 AM

remote starts are very easy to install. but i would caution you not to if your wagon is a manual. if left in gear it could start and drive off on you.( <=== this = No good)

but easy enough to do...

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#3 Numbchux

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:13 AM

yea, it is a manual. and I do have the habit of leaving it in gear....

it'll be awhile before I can afford it, though...so maybe I'll start practicing leaving it in neutral with the handbrake on.

#4 mtsmiths

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 11:43 AM

just 2 wires, one for main relay, one for starter....but I'm not sure....


Well, I put one on our 2000 Legaback, and there are a LOT more than two wires! Ours is an A/T, so maybe that is part of the equation. Still, read the instructions carefully, go slow and you shouldn't have any trouble. After living with the remote last winter, I don't know how we ever did without it.

Bulldog remote starter kit - $49.95 (0n sale).

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The difference between climbing into a warm toasty windows defrosted car insted of a minus ten degree freezer locker - PRICELESS!

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#5 WoodsWagon

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:37 PM

Check the thermostat if it's taking forever to warm up. A block heater might be cheap and easy too. Put it on a timed socket.

#6 mtsmiths

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 04:53 PM

Or, even cheaper (like I do in the Barbie Jeep, cause the airplane is in my half of the heated garage) 100 watt bulb in a metal trouble light holder under the hood, padded moving blanket over the hood and windsheild.

Redneck block heater? :-\

#7 Hodaka Rider

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 07:38 PM

This is one of the reasons I'm trying hard to find the '88-'89 5spd D/R. I plan on doing the EJ swap eventually, and the '88-'89 trans has a neutral safety switch. Hook that into the remote start (I'm pretty sure this allows use of an "automatic transmission" kit instead of a manual trans one).
Other than the transmission question, If you figured out all of the harness issues for the swap, installing the remote start should be cake.

#8 stinky

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:35 PM

remote starts are very easy to install. but i would caution you not to if your wagon is a manual. if left in gear it could start and drive off on you.( <=== this = No good)


I've got remote start on my EA81T Brat and it's got a switch that connects to the gearstick. When the gearstick is forwards or backwards of neutral position it won't start. That takes care of the car driving off on you issue.




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