From what I’ve been told remote start can work outside the truck or with the door open.Something I figured out for those with Remote Start Capability, you can have your driver's door open and remotely start the truck. I did it today, was surprised it worked; did this on a whim when I realized I had to go back into the house for something but was already walking away from my truck with the door open.
I had so much trouble figuring out how to make the truck start remotely as I was never specifically told. You have to hit doors LOCK then press the remote start button twice to start. Indeed it works with doors open. Like we said before, you are unable to drive the vehicle until you insert the key and turn it to the ON position (For those without push button start).From what I’ve been told remote start can work outside the truck or with the door open.
I assumed once the motor is running I could just put it in drive and go. Evidently this is not so.