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****ed up my Jeep after the mechanic left it in gear.

I should have thought not to use the remote start. It didn't occur to me, because I never leave it in gear. He did. E-brake off. Went about 10 feet back into a telephone poll and ****ed the rear end all up. Mashed the bumper, crushed the tail light cage, destroyed the tail light, bent the body in.

That pissed me off pretty well but I guess I can't fault him for it. The starter should have been wired in with a safety after all. All he could offer me was "Man, if that was my rig I don't think I would'a tried starting it." Yeah, thanks for the tip.

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That's one of the main reasons they don't recommend putting electric starters in manual vehicles. I always put my Jeep into gear when I park it

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if you hook up a wire to the start/nutral switch you would have been ok, but i agree with PJL

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Yeah, that sucks for sure but...why do you even remote start it anyway? Jeeps take about 2 minutes to warm up and pump out heat man...

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I know how to wire up a safety. Feel free not to tell me I should have done it. Thanks.
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I know how to wire up a safety. Feel free not to tell me I should have done it.
Yet your Jeep ended up in a telephone pole...


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If you wanted you could go after the mechanic, it is a "Parking" brake, not an emergency brake. If he failed to park the vehicle properly by setting the brake, then it is his negligence that caused the problem and he is at fault. Had the parking brake been set, as I am sure the owners manual calls for, the truck would have simply stalled and you would have known it was in gear without any harm or incident.

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Yet your Jeep ended up in a telephone pole...

Oh? I hadn't noticed.
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If you wanted you could go after the mechanic, it is a "Parking" brake, not an emergency brake. If he failed to park the vehicle properly by setting the brake, then it is his negligence that caused the problem and he is at fault. Had the parking brake been set, as I am sure the owners manual calls for, the truck would have simply stalled and you would have known it was in gear without any harm or incident.
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If you wanted you could go after the mechanic, it is a "Parking" brake, not an emergency brake. If he failed to park the vehicle properly by setting the brake, then it is his negligence that caused the problem and he is at fault. Had the parking brake been set, as I am sure the owners manual calls for, the truck would have simply stalled and you would have known it was in gear without any harm or incident.
Riiiiiight. Does the owner's manual say anything about installing a remote starter in a manual transmission automobile?

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If you wanted you could go after the mechanic, it is a "Parking" brake, not an emergency brake. If he failed to park the vehicle properly by setting the brake, then it is his negligence that caused the problem and he is at fault. Had the parking brake been set, as I am sure the owners manual calls for, the truck would have simply stalled and you would have known it was in gear without any harm or incident.
are you serious??? i hate how people are so sue-happy

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If you wanted you could go after the mechanic, it is a "Parking" brake, not an emergency brake. If he failed to park the vehicle properly by setting the brake, then it is his negligence that caused the problem and he is at fault. Had the parking brake been set, as I am sure the owners manual calls for, the truck would have simply stalled and you would have known it was in gear without any harm or incident.
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Oh? I hadn't noticed.
Don't get upset. You brought your story to us, we didn't force it out of you. YOU failed to set up your remote start system correctly. YOU failed to check the system's integrity after someone else worked on your vehicle. YOU undertook all liability when you installed that aftermarket system in your vehicle. Now YOU will be the one to pay for it. That's how it goes.

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That's one of the main reasons they don't recommend putting electric starters in manual vehicles. I always put my Jeep into gear when I park it
I know what you really mean is remote start, but what you said here is funny. It makes it sound like vehicles with manual transmissions have a hand crank on the front end to start the engine like a Ford Model A and you don't recommend replacing the hand crank with an electric starter.

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