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Old 11-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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OEM Remote Start

It is starting to get cold here, so I was thinking of purchasing a remote start. Preferably OEM. How much have you guys paid for them, and how much for installation? I would also be interested to here if there are better options than OEM, but I really don't want a key fob, and like how the Mopar is built right into the key. Thanks

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Old 11-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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Personally, I don't think the stock remote is worth installing. I have it, it came with my Jeep, and have had an aftermarket remote start/alarm two way system installed for nearly two years. There is no comparison. The range on the stock one is really poor, and you never know if the vehicle started or not. If you are planning to put one in, invest in a decent one.
My remote FOB is no bigger than the stock key FOB was. I just use a standard chipped key now, and not the huge stock FOB that came with the Jeep.

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Old 11-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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what aftermarket system do you use igivup?
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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The range on the stock one is really poor, and you never know if the vehicle started or not. If you are planning to put one in, invest in a decent one.
My OEM remote start works great and from the same distance the locks work... basically halfway across a large parking lot. I know it starts because the horn beeps and the lights flash as it cranks up.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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My OEM remote start works great and from the same distance the locks work... basically halfway across a large parking lot. I know it starts because the horn beeps and the lights flash as it cranks up.
+1 I start mine from inside a steel building at work from about 100 yards away. If yours is not working like it should the battery is most likely weak.

I got mine off ebay from Steve White motors for $215 and my dealer charged $165 to install it.
You have to have auto trans and power windows and door locks.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-JEEP-WR...4c8d2e&vxp=mtr
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:33 PM   #6
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I use the Compustar P2W 901SS Will work from as far as a mile. Great starter/alarm combo. It has shock sensor, hood sensor, and can accept the 508D proximity sensor. There is also a module that can be added to allow iPhone ability with virtually unlimited range.
My OEM has worked the same way from the day I bought it new. Seems to work better facing the front of the Jeep, but I nearly had to be up to it from the rear. It was just too flakey for my liking. I much prefer a two way, so I don't have to be near a window to watch it to see if it is running. Our warehouse is a million square feet, and I don't want to have to walk two blocks to see if it started. At -40 I like the ability to get that confirmation from my Jeep. It also gives you a few other neat tidbits of information via the remote.
I know they are not cheap, but I find it very dependable, and don't regret investing in it.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:42 PM   #7
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Remote start came in my new Jeep. It's great being able to start the ride from inside the health club after a work out. It starts from clear across the lot. Now here's the strange part. In an enclosed parking lot with a direct line of site, it only has about half the range.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:08 PM   #8
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The kid has a Viper on hers. The fob is huge, the proximity sensor has a mind of it's own. But it is nice to have the 2nd fob hanging by the door. It lets me know when she's home. Other than that, hands down OEM. 2nd JKU to have it.

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Old 11-22-2013, 01:11 PM   #9
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I just got the factory one installed. $500.... ugh! But it works great. For 2014 they said the old keys(no RS button) cannot be programmed to work with RS module.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #10
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I swear by Viper.. I am getting the 5904 alarm remote start next week. The range is far superior than the OEM.
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I negotiated with the Dealer to get them to add it on when I bought mine. I like having one key. And distance seems to be fine.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #12
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I wish I could have one with my six-speed manual.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:01 PM   #13
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It is starting to get cold here, so I was thinking of purchasing a remote start. Preferably OEM. How much have you guys paid for them, and how much for installation? I would also be interested to here if there are better options than OEM, but I really don't want a key fob, and like how the Mopar is built right into the key. Thanks
I would definitely get the mopar starter. I've seen too many problems with aftermarket starters that made the vehicle have nothing but problems afterwards. It was a definate must on my sahara when I bought it last year. I plugs into the stock wiring and the remote and key are all in one. Best part is when you set the heat/defrost feature the jeep senses if it's below 40 and turns on the rear defroster automatically if you have a hard top.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #14
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Love my oem one, works over a block or so away with no problems. My other car has the one I can start with my phone which is kinda cool too.
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I have the OEM and was thinkng about getting the viper because the range stinks. I'd also like the ability to be abe to use the app to start the Jeep for when I'm at dinner, the mall, etc and am way out of range but will in the car within 10 minutes or so.
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I wish I could have one with my six-speed manual.
The compustar works with manual transmission, it's just a bit picky about the order that you do things when you stop for obvious safety reasons. (Neutral, E-brake, clutch out)
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:05 AM   #17
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I have the stock one and love it, only problem is if the battery goes dead in the FOB then your up a trail until you can get the second one to you. My wife was always a manual unlocker, she used the key, jeep did not like that at all and disabled the start, took a minute to figure out what was going on. I also have experience a non factory install on a chrystler, they had to splice it in, big cluster mess when it started to malfunction, took them 3 days to track the wires and find the issue, whisk was a loose wire splice. This was early 2000, things may be better now days.

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