Hey so most of the time i'm running late in the morning and don't wanna sit while the dmax warms up. So I was thinking about getting the viper remote start. But can you put a remote start on a diesel, with the "wait to start" and all??
I run AstroStart on mine and it has never let me down. I actually used to have one on my half ton with no issues. The big thing is make sure that the person has hooked up a car starter to a diesel before. Mine actually is hooked up to the glow plug light and once the light shuts off it fires the truck. You can literally sit in there and watch it happen as soon as that light drops it cranks. I also have never had a problem starting and I am in MN, seeing 40 below actual.
Nearly all remote starts can be used on a diesel. The installer can set the wait to start on a timer if they are lazy or hook it up to the wait to start light. Hooking it up to the light is the best way. As soon as I goes out, the truck will crank. I have had astrostart & clifford (clifford is nearly identical to viper & python). Anything sold by DEI (which is nearly everything now) is a good product. Check then out at directed.com.
Yeah if they don't know how to hook up to the wait to start light, look for another person. They have probably never installed on on our trucks. Also ask them how they attach the unit to the truck. They should solder it in also.
my Viper causes all types of dash lights due to some kind of computer conflict. I get the ABS and Service Trailer Brake system errors. its weird... after ignoring it for like 3 months it went away, now i have TPMS errors....
I have a viper system that came with the truck. Was having a lot of problems with it and figured out if I unlock the truck first then use the remote start it works just fine. Can lock it after starting without issues. The only thing I can think of is the stock alarm is having a conflict with the viper?
I had the Viper 5901 alarm/remote start installed on my wifes '10 Altima and we have never had an issue with it (impressed since it is a push button start). Just had the exact same system put on my truck, and so far there are no issues. Everyone one of my friends that owns a diesel has an autostart, of one brand or another, and I have not heard one horror story.
I do live in Alaska, where autostart is installed on almost every vehicle (would love to get one on my snowmachine, if possible), so I assume the techs up here KNOW what the hell they are doing!
Now the Viper smartstart module is a different story........
Only because it's the highest selling system out there is why you here about more problems. I've had mine for 2 years with zero issues. 3 other people I know have Viper and also have had no issue's. It's all in the installation.