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Car keeps grinding when start with remote car starter or with key, then take starter wire from remote starter to vehicle wire then everything works fine.

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Relays are activated when they receive a Positive (+) or Ground (-) Signal depending on the system design, in the case of the Starter Relay, the signal comes from the Ignition Switch when turned to the START position. The remote starter also sends the same signal to the Relay to activate the Starter and CUTS it OFF when the Remote Starter Module receives the signal that the engine is running. In this case, the Relay signal does not CUT OFF and keeps sending the signal to the Starter, usually this signal is send by a Relay integrated and controlled by the Remote Starter Module. I believe this relay is defective and getting sticky, reason why the Starter keeps running after engine starts. I suggest to take vehicle to an Alarm Shop and let them fix your problem.
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