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Over the last month have been having problems with my remote start. Its a Chrysler unit. When I go to use it (click and beep twice) the car beeps twice back at me and does not start. Dealer reset (reprogrammed or whatever) the SW but that did not do it. The battery seems OK power wise. I tried deactivating it (service mode) and than activating it - than started the car normal, and turned it off and let it sit over night. Any way long story short. Nothing seems to solve the issue. Two thirds of the time it works and one third of the time it does not. After much analysis I have figured out the symptom. This may sound strange but when it is really hot out (say 90 degrees or more) and the car has been sitting out in the sun for a while (like at work) the remote start does not work. Any thoughts folks.

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rdmac said:
Over the last month have been having problems with my remote start........................Any thoughts folks.
One simple thing to check is the tilt switch. The bracket is not the strongest in the world and I can see it getting bent. When the hood is open, the switch should be horizontal. If not horizontal, just bend the bracket as required.

I don't think this would apply; but, you never know: you're not parking on a hill are you? If so, that same tilt switch could be coming into play.

Last, and the only item that will take any time, check the three wires routed through the firewall. If you don't see them, trace them from the following termination points: horn relay inside power distribution box, coil (probably one of the coils on the driver's side), and the before mentioned tilt switch (should be on the hood, near the driver's side hinge). I had one heck of a time doing this in an acceptable way. The problem is: there are easy ways to route them and there are hard ways. The easy ways won't work in the long term: If the wires were routed between the "grommets" and the firewall, over time the firewall (relatively sharp metal edge) will cut through the insulation and ground the wires. Years ago, I had 1970 Chevy that kept cutting out, I eventually found it was the tachometer wire: where it passed through the firewall there were cuts in the insulation that caused an intermittent ground.

From your description, I'd bet on the firewall vs wire issue.
 

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I've had the same problem with my remote-start. Read yuor post and Frank29's reply, went out and bent bracket to a more front down position and it started twice. Will test more and hopefully that's the perminant fix.

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It's not a tilt switch. Open your hood, look on your rigth side towards the back, you will find what looks like a small barrel with a wire coming out the front of it. bend the front of it down towards the ground, don't get carried away, maybe 10 degrees.

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It's not a tilt switch. Open your hood, look on your rigth side towards the back, you will find what looks like a small barrel with a wire coming out the front of it.
It is a tilt switch....hood closed, starter works....hood open, starter disabled. Plus, installation manual calls it a tilt switch.
 

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bend the front of it down towards the ground, don't get carried away, maybe 10 degrees.
Be careful, it should be close to horizontal with the hood open. If you deviate much from horizontal, the starter will be disabled.
 

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Had this issue right after my remote start install. Dealer replaced the sensor (switch) under the hood. Has worked like a charm ever since.

The first switch was enclosed metal of some sort. The replacement is clear and you can see the mercury and the contacts.
 

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Be careful, it should be close to horizontal with the hood open. If you deviate much from horizontal, the starter will be disabled.
I didn't say that quite right.....you want the tilt switch to be horizontal (when hood is open) as a safety feature.....if the switch bent such that the switch is at an angle with hood open, a safety feature will be disabled and car will be able to start under remote control when you are doing something under the hood.....could get hurt.
 

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If you guys continue to have problems with the tilt switch bracket, you may need to reposition it. The switch should be installed in an area that allows zero interference between switch and anything when hood is closed. If it is hitting something, the bracket will bend and make the system "think" the hood is open, this will disable your remote start system.

The installation manual tells you where to mount it......there is a nice flat area that looks inviting; but, to get zero interference you have to mount it on the very edge of that flat area.
 

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Tried the remote start a few times today, No Go. On 2?17/05 there was a TSB issued
(#08-014-05). Take it to the dealer and have them replace the hood switch. I'll be doing this next week.

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Yep. Finally proved it to the dealer today. There is a new switch. They had to order it. Will be fixed on Thursday.

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Remote start starts wipers?

Just had mopar RS installed. Problem with auto head lights. used the turn to run on start method. every warning light on the car illuminates briefly, the nav system restarts, and the WIPERS go one wipe. Is this what happens on everyone elses 300c. All in all, this is a nice feature, but the horn is annoying, and all the electric-electronic on and off is unsettling. I'm surprised that a mopar "plug and almost play" factory system seems so- after market.

Thought?

filmlover99
 
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