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How does a take over procedure for my Push-To-Start vehicle work?

A 'takeover procedure' is in reference to how you can get the vehicle into drive following a remote start. When remote starting with a standard key vehicle it is required to place the vehicle key in the ignition before placing the vehicle into gear. If the key is not seen in the ignition the vehicle will automatically shut off when the foot brake is pressed.

This safety feature does not exist with Push-To-Start (PTS) vehicles due to the lack of the ignition cylinder. Because of this many PTS vehicles will actually shut off the engine as soon as the door is opened. However, some PTS vehicles allow a take over procedure to exist following a remote start. The take over procedure will allow you to remote start the vehicle, enter, and drive away without the vehicle's engine shutting off.

A standard sequence to initiate the take over procedure is as follows:

  • Remote start the vehicle.
  • Unlock/disarm the vehicle.
  • Enter the vehicle and press the foot brake. (Following the disarm you have (45) forty five seconds to do this)

NOTE: If the foot brake is not pressed within 45 seconds the procedure will be cancelled and the vehicle will shut off once the door is opened.

Other procedures may exist depending upon the vehicle and intallation. If you would like confirmation of this process for your vehicle it is recommended to contact the installer. 

This procedure is not available on all PTS vehicles. Some vehicles may require extra installation by the dealer in order for this process to exist. Many Toyota PTS vehicles do not allows this procedure to work. 

 

Thank you.

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    Eileen Nickelo

    I just bought my compustart remote, I programmed it to my car and it worked lovely,
    then yesterday I used my remote to start my car but I could not get my key to work when
    I tried it later, thank God I found your web-site, I used the "how does a take over
    procedure for my push-to start vehicle work?" and now everything works just lovely,
    I still cannot understand why my key would not work though, as it did work before,
    oh well,it works now, that's the main thing. thank you very much for the great web-site

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    Simon Tong

    Hi Riego, I followed the procedure you mentioned above for my 2015 Honda CRV in order to deactivate the auto stop when I open the door, but It failed. Is there another procedure or other options to change it ? My model for the remote starter is 2WT10R-SS

     

    Thanks 

    Simon

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    Raymond Chu

    Please add support ASAP for Toyota Sienna 2017 Push To Start! This is my third vehicle with Compustar Remote Start/2 Way.

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    Dan S

    Hey Raymond,

    Currently, there's no take over for the Toyota Sienna 2017 PTS. We are always trying to update and create solutions for our clients, so in the event this becomes available we will let you know.

    Thank you.

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    Nick Clair

    Is the takeover procedure available for a 2016 Scion tC?

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    Dan S

    Nick,
    Vehicle's doors must be closed and locked prior to remote start sequence.
    Press unlock on remote - DO NOT PRESS BRAKE PEDAL. Set ignition to ON position, wait 2 seconds for key validation, and press & release BRAKE pedal.
    Take over procedure completed. Failure to follow procedure will result in vehicle engine shutdown.

    Thank you.

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    Nick Clair

    Awesome! Which system should I purchase in order to do this?

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    Dan S

    Nick,

    Please use this dealer locator tool to find an authorized Compustar dealer near you!

    • US Dealers -> https://www.compustar.com/find-a-dealer/
    • Canada Dealers -> https://www.compustar.com/find-a-dealer/canada/

    One of our Techs will provide you with the correct information.
    Thank you.

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    Ronni

    I tried this procedure on my 2017 Corolla with PTS but it didn't work. Is there a procedure for my car? I also noticed while trying to do this, the remote unlocks my car for 5-10 seconds when I remote start the car. That does not seem right to me, anyone who happens to be standing near my car can hear it unlock and open a door to help themselves to anything in my car. This is my 4th vehicle with remote start and I have never had anything like this. They always turn off when the brake is depressed, and they never unlock the car unless I push the unlock button.

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    Dan S

    Dear Ronni,

    Currently, there's no take over for the Toyota Corolla 2017 PTS.  Once data becomes available, we will let you know.

     

    Thank you.

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    Toddsum4

    I have a 2017 Kia Sorento with PTS.  Is there a take over procedure for this car?  It dies as soon as the  brake is applied.

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    Dan S

    Hey Todd,

    To prevent your vehicle from shutting down during takeover, please remote start the vehicle, but do not send the unlock command until you are 10-15 feet away from the vehicle.

    Once you send the unlock command, you must enter the vehicle and press/release the brake pedal within 45 seconds.

    If you enter the vehicle more than 45 seconds after pressing unlock, your vehicle will shut down when you open the door.

    Thank you.

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    Nathan Brach

    Dan, please copy me to Raymond's request, I'm anxious as well to get the Pro T11 take over to work with my 2017 Sienna PTS (my 3rd sienna) without having to shut-restart the engine every time.

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    Willolivarez

    Justin, not sure how this helps if the car shuts off when you open the door.

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    Dan S

    Hi Willo,

    Some PTS vehicles don't have a take over procedure. This is a firmware issue with the manufacturers.

    If they make it available, we are able create and implement a "takeover" procedure that will remove the shutdown of the vehicle.

     

    Thank you and I apologize for the inconvenience.

     

     

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    Nick P

    Dan - will this take over procedure work for a 2012 Toyota Highlander (Limited trim)? Thanks!

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    Dan S

    Hey Nick P,

    Yes, it should work with your Highlander 2012. Test it out and let me know.
    Thank you.

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    Tommy

    Will this takeover procedure work on the 2017 Honda CRV?

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    kyan dee

    Is there take over on 2016 mazda cx9 PTS?

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    Hari Chanda

    Hello Justin,

    Could you confirm if any firmware upgrade or any fix is available for 2016 Honda Odyssey PTS button. I got it installed and the car shuts-off and its annoying, as some other installers said another model would work.

     

    Honda Odyssey 2016 - PTS.

    Installed : CS4202-S-KIT

    Issue: Shuts off when doors opened.

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    David

    can you check to see if it works with the 2014 mazda 3? 

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    Chad Haidet

    Hi Dan,  

       I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 with PTS.  I am confused by what is being said here.  I use DroneMobile have the same complaint regarding the engine shutting off when the door is opened.  Justin Riego stated, "some PTS vehicles allow a take over procedure to exist following a remote start. The take over procedure will allow you to remote start the vehicle, enter, and drive away without the vehicle's engine shutting off."  He further stated the procedure to initiate the take over involves remote starting the vehicle, unlocking, entering the vehicle, and pressing/releasing the foot brake within 45 seconds. What is the point of this?  As soon as I open the door the engine will shut off.  How will getting in the car and pressing/releasing the brake pedal once (after it has shut off) change anything?  So my question is what can I do so that I may remote start the vehicle, enter, and drive away without my vehicle's engine shutting off?   

    Thanks!

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    Patrick Dubé

    How about Acura RDX 2013?  Car stops as soon as the door opens.

    Do the Parking Brakes needs to be set or it doesn't matter?

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    Thumper Pup

    Dan  Will this  Procedure Work on my   2007 Lexus ES350  push to start ? 

    if so does that mean that it won't shut off immediatly when i open the door ? 

    also  i will be having a CS920-S kit installed on my Lexus is the take over procedure going to work with this kit on my lexus ? 

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    Jeff D

    Is there a take over procedure for a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport?

    UPDATE: I had a T11 installed today and the installer told me there is not a take over procedure for my vehicle. Can you confirm? Not a huge deal because all I need to do is push a button to start it back up but it would be nice...

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    Chad Tessman

    Is there a takeover process for 2012 Toyota Highlander,? Doesn’t seem to be working

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    Dan S

    Tomy,

    Door needs to be closed. Remote start the vehicle.
    Press unlock, get inside the car and place the key into the ignition and go to the ON position (do not start the engine). Wait 2 seconds.
    Press and release the Brake pedal

    This take over should work. If not, please bring it back to the dealer.

    Thank  you

     

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    Dan S

    Hi Kyan,

    Doors need to be closed.
    Remote start the vehicle.


    You'll have 45seconds to complete this sequence, so make sure you are 3-4 feet from the car when you unlock it.

    Press unlock.
    Enter and close the door
    Press and release the Brake pedal

    This take over should work. If not, please bring it back to the dealer.

    Thank  you

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    Dan S

    Hi Hari Chanda,

    Unfortunately, there's no takeover for that vehicle. The manufacturers do not release their firmware and we are unable to create a solution for this issue.

    I apologize for the inconvenience.
    Thank  you.

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    Dan S

    Hi David,

    Doors need to be closed.
    Remote start the vehicle.


    You'll have 45seconds to complete this sequence, so make sure you are 3-4 feet from the car when you unlock it.

    Press unlock.
    Enter and close the door
    Press and release the Brake pedal

    This take over should work. If not, please bring it back to the dealer.

    Thank  you

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