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    DIY for car starter?

    Does anyone know where I can find a DIY for a carstarter for a MK4 Jetta Manual transmission?

    Canadian Tire has car starters half price, so I'm thinking of grabbing one and installing it myself if I can.

    Thoughts?
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    I wouldn't put a car starter on my car, EVER!! Slicing wires on VWs is a big no, no. Seriously, I rather freeze my ass of for the first 2 minutes. I say don't do it!
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    ^^

    agreed 100%

    VW electronics do not like being spliced
    not to mention, car starters are generally bad for the car, since there is absolutely no point to idling a car
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    i would think that you could get into big trouble VERY quickly if you're not a very experienced installer. I don't have a mk4 nor am i a tech guru with them, but what would concern me would be how the ecu/immobilizer would react to having the car start without the key in the ignition. but again a pro would know how to get around this. i think i'd freeze like ric first too
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubonic possesion View Post
    but what would concern me would be how the ecu/immobilizer would react to having the car start without the key in the ignition.
    ding ding ding...
    you'd be bypassing or "jerry-rigging" lots of shit to get this to work...
    immobilizer, the key-fob-chip, clutch pedal wiring, which would potentially have an effect on your cruise control...
    the problems can quickly snowball.... all because you want to stay warm(er) for two minutes.

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    Stop being a woman and go to your car and start it. The car really won't warm up as much until you drive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdubvento View Post
    Stop being a woman and go to your car and start it. The car really won't warm up as much until you drive it.
    This!
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    I used to work at a car electronics place. We had TONS of problems with VW's and Audis with remote car starters. My advice, don't!!!
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