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I have installed an on/off switch to control the horn when using the Mopar remote start system. This switch only controls the horn when it is activated by the remote start system....normal funtionality is not effected, i.e., when the horn swith on the steering wheel is pressed, the horn activates regardless of the on/off switch position. The horn beeps two times prior to engine crank and one time after the engine successfully starts....this is built into the design of the system. This must be a warning. Do aftermarket systems include horn activation?

I installed a simple toggle switch in the front power distribution center cover. The business end is inside the plastic box. A toggle switch, with on/off desigination, protrudes through a drilled hole. On the hinged cover, I used paint to write "remote start horn control" with an arrow to the switch.

The Mopar remote start system includes a tilt switch which terminates the remote start if the hood is raised.....so there is still a safety factor; but, not a double layer.

I really like the horn being deactivated; however, I feel a little uneasy having circumvented a safety feature. Thoughts?

One more question: when pressing the brake pedal (as part of the procedure to transfer control away from the remote start system), do your gauges momentarily lose power? For example, tach and fuel level fall to zero.
 

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Just to be super-anal about it, myself, I would annotate the change you made to the service schedule book and put a note in the onwers manual.
 

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frank29 said:
One more question: when pressing the brake pedal (as part of the procedure to transfer control away from the remote start system), do your gauges momentarily lose power? For example, tach and fuel level fall to zero.
On your first point, what GLH said, plus I'd inform the service writer when the car goes to a dealer.

The momentary system reset after pushing the brake pedal is normal with remote starts I've used. I have a Valet remote start system on my F-250 that does the same thing, just much faster at it than the Mopar remote start.
 
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