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Old January 16th, 2014, 09:00 AM   #1
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As I was driving to a few errands after work, I had a thought about running a switch to the run wire of my diesel.

The thought being that I could flip the switch and then be able to remove the key and lock the steering.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 09:13 AM   #2
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Or just carry an extra key and lock the door?
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What would be real purpose of this? I'm confused. So in case somebody wanted to steal your truck, they would only be able to drive straight? Lol
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I bought a remote starter and installed myself it does the same thing and I can start it from here, I think it was $39
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Old January 16th, 2014, 09:24 AM   #5
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As I was driving to a few errands after work, I had a thought about running a switch to the run wire of my diesel.

The thought being that I could flip the switch and then be able to remove the key and lock the steering.
Wouldn't it be easier and better to hook up a keyless entry, then just keep the fob with you????
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Wouldn't it be easier and better to hook up a keyless entry, then just keep the fob with you????
A lot of keyless entry systems do not work when the vehicle is running
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I bought a remote start for mine I press a button twice and I can pull the key.

When my truck has a key in the ignition you cannot unlock the doors with the button (Did away with keeping an extra key)

The remote start also gave me a turbo timer. lets the truck cool down for 3 minutes before shutting down.
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I bought a remote start for mine I press a button twice and I can pull the key.

When my truck has a key in the ignition you cannot unlock the doors with the button (Did away with keeping an extra key)

The remote start also gave me a turbo timer. lets the truck cool down for 3 minutes before shutting down.
How much you spend on yours?

Taking the key it would lock it in park too? Not just lock the steering. I could turn the key to off and remove. If the switch got turned off, it would just shut the engine down. When I get back to the truck, key goes in, put back to run, and turn the switch off.

A switch and a couple diodes are a hell of a lot cheaper than a remote starter... even though I would like one
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I bought a remote start for mine I press a button twice and I can pull the key.

When my truck has a key in the ignition you cannot unlock the doors with the button (Did away with keeping an extra key)

The remote start also gave me a turbo timer. lets the truck cool down for 3 minutes before shutting down.
That is a great feature. What remote start do you have?
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I paid $300 for mine 2 years ago.

It's an Excalibur like these

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_m...ote-start.html
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A lot of keyless entry systems do not work when the vehicle is running
I actually did not know that. The two that I have put in my trucks have both worked when it was running.

...Might be because of my A+ awesome electrical skillzz...NOT!
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I actually did not know that. The two that I have put in my trucks have both worked when it was running.

...Might be because of my A+ awesome electrical skillzz...NOT!
try starting it with your remote start while it is running with your key then
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try starting it with your remote start while it is running with your key then
I don't have that fancy remote start...just keyless entry
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Just shut your truck off. Don't be the douche bag that thinks they have to leave their diesel idling while at the store, or at the fuel pump.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 09:26 PM   #15
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Just shut your truck off. Don't be the douche bag that thinks they have to leave their diesel idling while at the store, or at the fuel pump.
I only wanted to let it idle if I was running in the gas station for 3 minutes, geez.
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My ignition key is split and I can easily remove my key fob. So I remove the fob and lock the door. Mine is an 03 Chevy. The alarm doesn't set but it does lock the doors.
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Just shut your truck off. Don't be the douche bag that thinks they have to leave their diesel idling while at the store, or at the fuel pump.
Well you don't have to but I leave my gas car running just like my diesel. Less wear on the starter and stuff. Plus I don't shut my truck off till the egt reaches 300 or less. So I won't just pull in and shut it off hot. At that temperature the oil that sits in a hot turbo can boil/burn and leave residue in the turbo bearings and shorten the life. That's the main reason I leave my truck running.
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Not sure what type of diesel you have but with my 24 valve Cummins you can get the edge programmer and set the turbo timer for up to 5 minutes. Shut off the truck, pull the key (timer will keep it running) go about your business, hop back in, turn the truck back "on" and away you go. That's what i do.
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Just shut your truck off. Don't be the douche bag that thinks they have to leave their diesel idling while at the store, or at the fuel pump.
I'm guessing you shut it off at stoplights too...
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Not sure what type of diesel you have but with my 24 valve Cummins you can get the edge programmer and set the turbo timer for up to 5 minutes. Shut off the truck, pull the key (timer will keep it running) go about your business, hop back in, turn the truck back "on" and away you go. That's what i do.
yup, 12 valve.

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