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Toyota Remote Connect/start auto off

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by NotTundraButSequoia, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:14 PM
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    NotTundraButSequoia

    NotTundraButSequoia [OP] New Member

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    Have a 2020 with the factory remote start. Once you start it remotely, the engine will run for 10min before auto shutting off. The weird thing is if you get into the car before 10min is up, opening the door also triggers the engine to be shut off... is this really happening?

    How do you keep the engine on?
     
  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    TundraBike&SkiGuy

    TundraBike&SkiGuy So I got that goin' for me

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    I Don't think it is possible unless you put in an aftermarket remote starter.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:22 PM
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    NotTundraButSequoia

    NotTundraButSequoia [OP] New Member

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    This is one of those mind boggling things... why would they design it like this? If the fob is in my pocket and I open the door, why automatically turn the engine off?
    Makes sense if the door opens without the fob nearby.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:35 PM
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    KingsAustin

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    Yes, the remote start has a time out of 10 minutes. My old truck had an aftermarket remote start and it timed out at 15 minutes. The Toyota factory, I believe the push start will also turn off as soon as you touch that handle. It is what it is. I just get back in and start it up or drive off if it has time out. It is usually warmed up and ready to roll.
     

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