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And thanks for posting the differences between a 2006 and 2005 to help others. The hood pins I've always seen from aftermarket remote starters connect to ground (the chassis that you screw them into) when you open the hood. It's backwards from what it should be for safety, and the switches are always cheap and get corroded. So many times my cars have started with the hood open anyway.
 

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That's not very many details. Does it crank?

Did your kit come with a starter kill relay, that requires cutting the starter wire to put the relay in between? The most common mistake is confusing which end is which when you connect that cut wire to the relay.
 

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Sorry, it does not crank either way. The input connects to the relay block side and the output connects to the side that goes into the wire harness...presumably to the starter. I just cut the wire and attached the input/output wires from the remote starter unit. I didn't add any kind of relay. I don't think it came with one. Should I just make the yellow starter wire whole again and splice in the starter output, then attach the starter input somewhere else?

After 3 failed remote start attempts the parking lights flash 7 times which means "Manual mode activated but not initialized". I'm thinking the key won't start it because the yellow starter wire is cut. I think the remote won't start it because I have to do that sequence before the remote start is ready.
 

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Jumper the starter wire whole again with alligator clips or such, and see if the car starts with a key. If so, troubleshoot what the remote start unit is doing on those wires with a meter.
 

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I was thinking the remote start unit would get the signal from the starter input wire that I'm trying to start with the key and supply the current to the output wire to start the car. Is that how it was supposed to work? How would I wire in a starter kill relay if this is what's needed?
 

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Your unit probably has the "starter kill relay" built in, if it has a starter input and output. When I installed my alarm, the starter wire was the only wire of the car's that I cut, so temporarily joining it back together should let the key start the car.
 

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I jumpered and it starts with the key now. I plugged in the neutral toggle switch and programmed it to automatic mode. The remote start will start it but the key needs to be in the ignition turned to on. The remote start also doesn't disengage the starter. It keeps grinding until I hit the remote start button again. Since the key is in the engine runs until I remove the key. I'm thinking I have an ignition wire in the wrong place or need to use more of the Remote Start wires. I have the (+) Ignition 1 Input/Output attached to the green wire behind the fuse box.

I also have unused:
(+) Fused 12v Ignition 1 Input
(+) Ignition 2/Flex Relay Output
(+) Flex Relay Input 87A Key Side of Flex Relay
(+) Fused 12v Accessory/Starter Input
(+) Fused 12v Ignition 2/Flex Relay Input 87

Which of these do I need to connect to the ignition?
 

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It sounds like the fused ignition 1 is what you want to power your ignition circuit. Ignition 2 sounds like a low current output that requires an external relay, so you don't need it on a car that only has 1 ignition circuit like this.

Like I said earlier, use your meter to monitor what your remote start outputs are doing when it tries to start the car, even if you have to disconnect the wire from the car (while monitoring) to make sure it's functioning properly.
 

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I'm an idiot. I'm not color blind but maybe I have selective color sight like selective hearing. I rechecked that I was using the correct wire from the unit. Violet means purple...not pink...

I got it all figured out. Works perfectly now!

Also, I had deleted my post about the parking light output. I thought my post was incorrect. I was correct. The bulbs were just burnt out. So, for the 2006 STi...

Parking Light Output - the orange wire on the 4 pin plug under the ignition switch. Easy access, just remove the bottom panel from the steering column and unplug the big plug to get access to the little plug.
 

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I'm mostly done installing a remote start car alarm in my wife's 2010 XT. Remote start functions work, and I need to hook up the rest of the wires. Using the idatalink ADS-ALCA bypass was significantly more complicated than the key in the box method that I did in the 2005, and it cost $50. I guess it's worth it to keep your key though.
 
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