the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
icon

08 rav4 stalling when put into p/n


Post ReplyPost New Topic
< Prev Topic Next Topic >
stewart715 
Member - Posts: 3
Member spacespace
Joined: December 27, 2011
Posted: December 29, 2011 at 2:08 PM / IP Logged  
I just installed a remote car starter and am afraid I messed something up with the gear shifter. Here's what happens with my 2008 Rav4 Sport:
-Car is in park, starts fine. However, backlights for dashboard (speedometer, etc) do not come on.
-Car put into reverse, backlights for dashboard come on and reverse normally.
-Car put into neutral, stall, dashboard lights go out.
-Car starts in neutral the same way it starts in park (above). When put into Drive or Reverse, works normally. However, when put back into park or neutral, stall and blackout again.
I have spent 3 days trying to figure this out and I am exhausted. Does anyone have any ideas
Anything is really appreciated.
i am an idiot 
Platinum - Posts: 13,609
Platinum spaceThis member consistently provides reliable informationspace
Joined: September 21, 2006
Location: Louisiana, United States
Posted: December 29, 2011 at 2:14 PM / IP Logged  
If you used any relays, disconnect the coil of the relays one at a time till you find the one that is causing the stalling.
offroadzj 
Gold - Posts: 2,043
Gold spaceThis member has made a donation to the12volt.com. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Security and Convenience. Click here for more info.spacespace
Joined: June 03, 2005
Location: New York, United States
Posted: December 29, 2011 at 2:23 PM / IP Logged  
Where did you connect your ignition wires to on the starter? Make sure you take them directly at the actual ignition. If I remember correctly, there are similarly colored wires in the main harness that goes down that are a much smaller gauge and can cause numerous problems if you connect the wrong ones.
Also, where did you ground the unit? Did you forget to reconnect a factory ground? Also check through every fuse with a DMM... not just visually.
Kenny
Owner / Technician
KKD Garage LLC
Albany, NY 12205
stewart715 
Member - Posts: 3
Member spacespace
Joined: December 27, 2011
Posted: December 29, 2011 at 2:29 PM / IP Logged  
offroadzj wrote:
Where did you connect your ignition wires to on the starter? Make sure you take them directly at the actual ignition. If I remember correctly, there are similarly colored wires in the main harness that goes down that are a much smaller gauge and can cause numerous problems if you connect the wrong ones.
Also, where did you ground the unit? Did you forget to reconnect a factory ground? Also check through every fuse with a DMM... not just visually.
I connected them directly at the ignition. The car remote starts just fine. Also, when I put it into drive or reverse (after a stall, of course), it drives normally also. Everything is grounded properly, it seems as though the ECU is getting the blackout signal whenever I put it into park and neutral -- which doesnt make sense because it lets me start the car in those positions...I will have to check fuses also..
stewart715 
Member - Posts: 3
Member spacespace
Joined: December 27, 2011
Posted: December 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM / IP Logged  
I disconnected the basic remote starter ignition and starter wires and the car functions NORMALLY. meaning, I probably had the wrong wire connections..
My problem is that here are TWO ignition and TWO starter wires. Two of which are the same color but different thicknesses. I only have one wire on the install for a starter wire.
Do I connect both?
kgerry 
Platinum - Posts: 3,455
Platinum spaceThis member consistently provides reliable informationspace
Joined: February 07, 2004
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted: December 29, 2011 at 3:18 PM / IP Logged  
yes and isolate with a relay
Kevin Gerry
Certified Electronics Technician
MECP First Class Installer
Owner/Installer
Classic Car Audio
since 1979
howie ll 
Pot Metal - Posts: 16,466
Pot Metal spacespace
Joined: January 09, 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posted: December 29, 2011 at 4:12 PM / IP Logged  
Finally folks, proof of why we always tell people to isolate multiple starters and ignition wires.
offroadzj 
Gold - Posts: 2,043
Gold spaceThis member has made a donation to the12volt.com. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Security and Convenience. Click here for more info.spacespace
Joined: June 03, 2005
Location: New York, United States
Posted: December 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM / IP Logged  
I must admit, I was one of the skeptics wondering what the true reason was behind isolating additional ignitions/accessories. Starters I ALWAYS used a relay, but I have done a few ignitions/accessories with just a jumper. Now I see why we do not do that... lol
Kenny
Owner / Technician
KKD Garage LLC
Albany, NY 12205

Sorry, you can NOT post a reply.
This topic is closed.

  Printable version Printable version Post ReplyPost New Topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

  •  
Search the12volt.com
Follow the12volt.com Follow the12volt.com on Facebook
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 • Copyright © 1999-2023 the12volt.com, All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies
Disclaimer: *All information on this site ( the12volt.com ) is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular use. Any user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and use of this information. Please verify all wire colors and diagrams before applying any information.

Secured by Sectigo
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
Support the12volt.com
Top
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer