So the story goes, when I bought my 2010 Legacy GT, the previous owners have installed a Viper 5105 remote start system.
I bought it certified from the dealer, and they said they dispose of any aftermarket stuff like that when the car is traded in, so I ordered a remote off amazon, and I synced it up to the remote starter.
The doors lock / unlock, the trunk opens, but the damn car won't remote start.
So I start doing some research, the lights flash 7 times when I try to start the car, which means manual transmission mode is enabled.
I read up on how to activate the remote start, which means every time you exit the vehicle, and you want your next start to be done by the remote, you have to do this weird thing press the brake, then engage the e-brake, then press the remote start button, etc.
My only problem with this crazy method is that it doesn't work.
My question is this, I can turn my remote starter to automatic transmission mode, most people say this is un-safe. but, being that Subaru has this magical parking brake that you have to disengage every time you start the car, can't I just run the remote start in automatic mode? (This would require some sort of bypass to the clutch safety switch, but my biggest fear, which would be the car being in gear, and someone accidentally pressing the remote start, the car should just stall right?
I had actually read somewhere that there was a feature that would not let you even start the car if it is in gear? Is that true? I tested it and it worked, but my foot was on the clutch.