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Manual transmission remote start without using ready mode? 2018 Mazda 3

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2018 Mazda 3 manual transmission. I have the evo one with the t-harness. everything works as advertised. I want to only use the oem key, which means the only way I can use remote start is enabling option 33.2. With that, I lose the following abilities:

1. use parking brake in traffic (would cause ready mode to activate)

2. walk away lock ( car does lock it self after ready mode activation, but it is based on a timer instead of proximity)

3. shutting off the car while the door is open

4. shutting off the engine before engaging the parking brake

5. stopping the car only with parking brake

6. not over working the door lock motors

7. ability to unlock the car to grab something without starting the engine (you must remote start/remote stop to keep ready mode if you want to do that)

Parking the car in neutral does not concern me, but having these restrictions to enable remote start every time frustrates me. Is there a way to disable ready mode and make my installation work like an automatic transmission install? I would like to have remote start available every time. Is it possible to flash the automatic version of the settings to use on my car? Can I cut the yellow loop on the evo one? or both? I'm not sure if this will cause any electrical damage.
asked Jun 25, 2022 in Mazda by Calvin Cai (130 points)
edited Jun 27, 2022 by Calvin Cai

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No, you cannot set it up for automatic on a manual transmission car.


You must enable ready mode each time you wish to remote start the vehicle, some features will obviously not work as they normally would since when setting ready mode the vehicle is pwoered by the evo one and not all systems are active during that brief period when ready mode is enganged.
answered Jun 27, 2022 by derek ! (284,570 points)
just for the record, please confirm:

ready mode must be enabled for manual transmission cars for remote starting, and there is no work around