well I’m back at it convenience modding my beater
My nicer car lives in the garage my 20 year old work horse gets to stay in the driveway. I though ya know ide like to be able to remote start this bitch so I hit up alibaba and got a kit. Well china lied to me, what they actually sent was was a remote keyless entry kit with door locks, a trunk release, power window roll up and a panic button.
Well fuck you China I did apply for a refund i’ll probably get it once the main site stepps in but I think i’ll go ahead and install it anyway with a mod so it will do what I want. Heres ma plan.
I have already bypassed the anti theft system so my car can be “hot wired” I plan to sacrifice my trunk release button in favor of auto start. In order to accomplish this I am going to purchase two relays a latching relay to emulate ignition on state and a five second delay relay to crank the engine, have those be thrown obviously by the trunk release button.
I might consider instead of the latching relay a longer delayed one, if I could say find one that stays on for like 20 minutes that way any accidental presses will not keep my car going indefinitely, to do that right I feel like some logic might be necessary though and and that sounds like more work. I might also instead definitely use the latching relay and also replace my ignition with a totally lacking in security push to start button for no reason outer than shits and giggles. Either way I go I would probably add some kinda kill switch in line with the ignition on relay so I can turn my car off if I lose the key fobs or maybe a relay gets stuck.
Please reply with thoughts and possibly a better implementation if you have one. Usually I just do it my way anyway though cuz yeah.