OEM remote unit has to be installed that way by orders of Toyota HQ..
After market remote can be set for the engine to shut down when touching the brake to shift like most units do..
At least that's how it was when I bought a Camry with after market remote start a few years ago...
.. I don't understand why having to restart the engine si such a nuisance .. just saying
I have a viper installed on mine, and it shuts off when you open the door. I didn't think it would be a pain but it is. You can't just get in and drive away, It's an extra step.
If you do get remote start be sure to turn off S-flow
I park it in the garage, so at home theres no point. I like the remote start when out places, we have it in the Jeep and use it a lot.
The issue is that Lexus' system is terrible. The range is poor, its hard to know if you've activated it without looking at the car while pushing the buttons because the press sequence is complex, and when you walk up to the car and open the door, instead of getting in it all toasty warm...the car shuts off. In our Jeep it stays on, and you get in and press the start button and it cycles to full run mode.
Love the remote start in the Jeep, hate it in the Lexus.
Is there any possible way to disable it from shutting off when you open the door?
I found the range on my dealer installed remote start to be significantly improved if you are on a higher floor than the car. from the second floor I can start it from about 300 ft.away but on the first floor I need a direct line of sight and its less than 150ft.
I have the aftermarket option on my Supra and my F-350 and I LOVE it. Not only does it stay on when you get in the car, but it will let you know its on by flashing your parking lights prior to start up and then leaving them on once its started...so if you are far away when you remote start it and you are unsure if it is on or not, the parking lights will illuminate and take the guess out of that.
I have a Clifford Avante Guard 5.x alarm on the truck and it works the same as the Viper on the Supra (same company- DEI Electronics). The remote start comes as part of their alarm package. You can also set the alarm to leave your engine running and lock the doors after you have exited the vehicle (almost like a turbo timer). The alarm runs anywhere from $500-700 installed depending on additional options (you can even remote start your car from another state with your smart phone with this damn thing!)
Just my $.02
'93.5 Supra TT HARDTOP/6spd
'10 GS 350 /Smoky Granite Mica/ML/NAVI/PA/ etc. etc. (sold)
'97 SC300 2JZGTE, 6spd, AutoCouture, etc. (sold)
'99 SC300 [not so] bone stock black on black
Love my OEM remote start. Restarting the engine is absolutely not an issue.
1. You loose all the heat thats going or the cool air thats going which defeats the whole purpose of using the remote start. I want to sit down in a nice warm or nice cool running car...while every other remote start offered by every other manufacturer offers either OEM or aftermarket.
2. Multiple restarts are not good for the car. It wears on the starter, engine wear is higher on startup, and its not good to load another start off of the battery when the battery hasn't yet recharged from the initial start
2013 GS350 AWD Luxury Package, Liquid Platinum with Flaxen Interior
2015 Kia Sedona SX-Limited, Black Berry with Burgundy Interior ~Previous Lexus Vehicles~
2010 ES350, 2003 ES300 In the family: 2004 LS430, 1998 LS400
Although the remote start is universally hated, I still want to get it since I'm fine with its shortcomings. For their who had it installed after the vehicle purchase, how much did it cost to install? Sewell has the RES on sale right now for $250 (which is not much of a discount considering it's like ~$270 with the CL discount, but I digress) and I was thinking of picking it up.
2013 GS F-Sport w/ DRS ~ HUD ~ ML ~ Viper SmartStart ~ LED Fogs
Liquid Platinum ~ Flaxen
Joe Z Cat Back Exhaust