Remote start recommendations

MidniteToker

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Hi all -

I have a 1996 Ford Bronco 5.0, manual tranny.

Any recommendations on what remote start system to purchase? Are there any plug n play options? I am also considering installing a Joying 10.1" head unit, and backup camera. (I don't know if there are any integrated systems...)

Thank you for any help/suggestions you can provide!
 
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There are some liability issues when installing remote starts on manual transmissions . My shop installed this brand for 15 years or longer and a few were in manual transmission vehicles. We put a park brake switch to make sure it was engaged and a neutral safety switch. The neutral switch can be a pain on some vehicles but doable. We never had one single problem out of this brand.
 

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Hi all -

I have a 1996 Ford Bronco 5.0, manual tranny.

Any recommendations on what remote start system to purchase? Are there any plug n play options? I am also considering installing a Joying 10.1" head unit, and backup camera. (I don't know if there are any integrated systems...)

Thank you for any help/suggestions you can provide!
Some places won't install a remote start on a manual transmission
 

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I have done a number of Astro Starts with a manual transmission. It’s imperative that the safety circuits (dome light and parking brake) circuits are solid. I used them on a couple manual transmission cars I owned as well. Never had a problem. Just need to remember to arm it correctly prior to leaving the vehicle, which makes it a pain when you were not expecting to need it. I just completed the install of a computational remote start on my 67 (4R70W automatic). It was simple to install and start on the default settings, but the custom config settings with a remote is a pain in the ass.
 

MidniteToker

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There are some liability issues when installing remote starts on manual transmissions . My shop installed this brand for 15 years or longer and a few were in manual transmission vehicles. We put a park brake switch to make sure it was engaged and a neutral safety switch. The neutral switch can be a pain on some vehicles but doable. We never had one single problem out of this brand.
Thank you so much for the reply. I'll look into it...
 

MidniteToker

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Some places won't install a remote start on a manual transmission
I'm going to do the install myself (I've done around 8 installations, most recently on my 2016 Nissan NV 3500. I can't imagine a 1996 Ford should be too hard. I didn't think you could even do a remote start on a manual, but a professional installer told me it was possible.)
 

MidniteToker

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I have done a number of Astro Starts with a manual transmission. It’s imperative that the safety circuits (dome light and parking brake) circuits are solid. I used them on a couple manual transmission cars I owned as well. Never had a problem. Just need to remember to arm it correctly prior to leaving the vehicle, which makes it a pain when you were not expecting to need it. I just completed the install of a computational remote start on my 67 (4R70W automatic). It was simple to install and start on the default settings, but the custom config settings with a remote is a pain in the ass.
Thank you very much for your help!