Maestro RR affecting remote start

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Maestro RR affecting remote start

Post by nicneo » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:55 pm

Hi there,
This post is going to sound so similar to something already posted by another individual here. (very similar)
I have a 2018 4 Runner Limited (push to start) as well. I installed an Alpine iLX-F309 using the Maestro RR.
I later added a remote start kit from The remote start kit is plug and play with included harnesses and is a Directed DB3 module.
If I unplug the Maestro the remote start works with no issue. Starts and runs for the full 20 min run time.
If the Maestro is plugged in the remote start will start normally but only run for about 30 seconds.

I have tried setting the maestro setting to On-Demand but still no luck.

I just created my own post to see if there's something else you think I could try out without getting rid of the remote start.

PS: Both the remote start kit and the Maestro RR connect to the same OBDII connection.


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Re: Maestro RR affecting remote start

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:45 pm

Check your PMs.
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Re: Maestro RR affecting remote start

Post by DCblackhole » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:11 pm

I was having the same issue for months. I have a Viper 5706V with DBALL2 module, and Maestro RR on an Alpine X208U in a 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid. I figured out a workaround which basically requires putting a relay on the accesory power into the Maestro RR.
What I was able to do was connect the "Status Output" of the remote starter to the negative pole of the relay, then connect the car side of the accessory power to the positive side and the common pole. The Maestro accesory is connected to pole 87a of the relay. When the car is remote started, the relay opens so no power goes to the Maestro. When the car is started with the key, the relays remains closed so power flows to the Maestro.
I actually just finished installing this about an hour ago, so I know this will solve your issue.

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Re: Maestro RR affecting remote start

Post by JustinFerroni » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:22 pm

@DCblackhole, the issue is that the DB3 in RSR does not have the traditional GWR output. In a previous post we have alluded to the similar solution where a traditional remote start with the DB3 would be required as to provide the necessary outputs to make it work. Thanks!
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