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Old 12-15-2005, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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can i start my truck with it plugged in?

it says in the owners manual it should be unplugged before you start it, is there any danger to be had if one were to start it with it still plugged in? only reason im asking is i want a remote starter and i always keep it plugged in at night and figured i didnt want to go outside in the cold and unplug it start it and then come back out liek 15 min later after its warmed up to get in it. thanks!
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it says in the owners manual it should be unplugged before you start it, is there any danger to be had if one were to start it with it still plugged in? only reason im asking is i want a remote starter and i always keep it plugged in at night and figured i didnt want to go outside in the cold and unplug it start it and then come back out liek 15 min later after its warmed up to get in it. thanks!
Listen to what the owners manual is telling you, if I were you, I'd get a timer and have if shut off 15 minutes before you start the truck and don't forget to unplug it before driving off.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I start mine with the remote starter all the time with it still plugged in and have have never had any problems with it. I wonder what the problem could be by doing this?
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think they tell you that so you won't forget to unplug befor driving away. The unit is not connected to any moving or electrics on the truck,so it should not hurt a thing. It is just a big heating coil stuck into the water jacket to heat the coolant.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I always thought it was something to do with the rush of cold coolant on the HOT element? At least that's what I was always told.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Been doing it for 3 years without a problem.
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Old 12-15-2005, 02:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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We always do this here. Then, when it starts you go outside and unplug. Have drove off before with it plugged in once.

For sure, go ahead and start it when its plugged in. Theres a lot of crap in this manuals.
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's probably a CYA for forgetting to unplug before driving off, having the extension cord draped around the fan blade, etc. etc.
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yeah i kinda figured that, i figured theyre "lawyers" and "safety techs" listed that. i mean some people that dont have common sense shouldnt be able to own these things haha
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