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How do you reprogram start duration for a longer time

My starter is programmed to run for 12 minutes when I use the remote start & I can't figure out how to reprogram it to run longer before it shuts itself off.

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  • Diana Cadwell Jan 17, 2013

    The time for it to run is programmed for 12 minutes, but I want to increase it to 20; I haven't done anything to it cause all the owners guide says is how to use it, not how to reprogram it...


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You do realize that there are multiple remote starter manufacturers and, that these multiple manufacturers have different programming methods. However, the 12 minute run time is a default run time for Directed Electronics (Viper, Python, Clifford, Avital, etc) but, that does not mean that it is a DEI product. If it is a DEI product and you wish to change your runtime to 20 minutes, it can only be done with a BITWRITER. The installer should have this. The runtime settings that are optional without the bitwriter are 12, 24 and, 60 minutes for the more expensive units.

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did you follow the procedure for programming the remote starter portion of the unit yet?? We get 20-30 calls a day because people do NOT program the starter to start a certain way. It is specified in the INSTALLATION manual that the unit needs to be programmed before using the remote starter.

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SOURCE: Remote car starter problem.....?

need to know what car and model of unit you have . it is a sec. or ignition wire problem

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