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Hi. I'm hoping someone here can help me out. I had a remote starter installed a little over a year ago. I've used it without issue since then, mostly in the winter. 5 days ago I remote started my car. Then FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I also used the remote to turn the car off. Next morning the battery was drained. I've charged it twice since then and it drains over night.

This isn't a coincidence. This drain is directly related to me using the remote to shut the engine off. That act caused some circuit to remain open. The battery is less than a year old. I have had no other issues prior to using the remote to kill the engine for the first time. I called the installer and he assured me he's never heard of this issue before. A man that has installed probably 20,000 of these has never heard of this problem. He has since not returned my calls. I'll talk to him later, but for now I need a car that runs.

I have looked at all the lights, radio, etc for any obvious things. I've read the procedure for tracking down any circuits that are drawing. However the resolutions seem to be to replace something. I dont believe something is broke. I believe the starter caused something to remain open.

Has anyone ever ran into this before?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi. I'm hoping someone here can help me out. I had a remote starter installed a little over a year ago. I've used it without issue since then, mostly in the winter. 5 days ago I remote started my car. Then FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I also used the remote to turn the car off. Next morning the battery was drained. I've charged it twice since then and it drains over night.

This isn't a coincidence. This drain is directly related to me using the remote to shut the engine off. That act caused some circuit to remain open. The battery is less than a year old. I have had no other issues prior to using the remote to kill the engine for the first time. I called the installer and he assured me he's never heard of this issue before. A man that has installed probably 20,000 of these has never heard of this problem. He has since not returned my calls. I'll talk to him later, but for now I need a car that runs.

I have looked at all the lights, radio, etc for any obvious things. I've read the procedure for tracking down any circuits that are drawing. However the resolutions seem to be to replace something. I dont believe something is broke. I believe the starter caused something to remain open.

Has anyone ever ran into this before?

Thanks in advance.


You did not list the brand of the remote start kit - which would have been helpful to someone with experience with them.

Since the installer is of no help - I would suggest that you no longer use the remote start system to turn off the car. Have you contacted the manufacturer of the remote start kit for advice or troubleshooting?

Good luck.
 

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Great points, Thanks! I never thought about contacting the manufacturer. The starter is a Prostart Crimestopper LC-4. I'll email them now.

And yep. Never going to stop the car again that way. Once I get it running that is.

Thanks again.
 
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