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Old 09-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Remote start = keyless start?

I'm about to purchase a 2013 JKU and considering remote start. My dilemma is how does it compare to keyless start from other brands? I have a murano now with keyless start, and while it seems silly, I love pressing door handle to unlock, hoping in the car and being able to turn the knob and start and stop my car without having to take my key in and out of my pocket. I'm wondering if remote works similar except for buttons being on the FOB. Do you have to put the key in to unlock the steering wheel?

Anyone switch from keyless start to remote and have experience to share?

Maybe it's not an issue, but it feels like something I'd really miss from my murano.

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Yes you have to put the key in, turn to start position, then press the brake. The grand Cherokee has the keyless system your speaking of, but Wrangler...no.

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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The remote start on wrangler is just for warm car, you can not drive it without putting the key in
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you are looking for what the industry calls push to start
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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Ah, that's to bad. I'm in Florida, so a warm car is not derivable.

Oh well. It would be a nice mod.
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It cools as well if you set the a/c before you exit the Jeep.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:32 PM   #7
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The remote start on wrangler is just for warm car, you can not drive it without putting the key in

Yep, in my automatic, if I throw it in drive without the key in and turned, it turns off the engine.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:48 PM   #8
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Remote start and auto climate are great. Set the climate where you want it and hit the start button. Get to the Jeep and it's cold/hot and ready to go. Love it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:13 AM   #9
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I bought an aftermarket remote starter. My luck. They used the hazard lights to blink instead of the parking lights. Other than that its fine.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #10
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It cools as well if you set the a/c before you exit the Jeep.
The A/C button (blue LED light) de-activates when you turn the engine off. So how can you set the A/C before you exit the Jeep?

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Yep, in my automatic, if I throw it in drive without the key in and turned, it turns off the engine.
In my '12, the shifter is locked until you insert the key and turn the ignition to the Start position.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:34 PM   #11
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I ordered Remote Start on mine from the beginning. That way it's covered under the Jeep warranty, and the cost is bundled into my monthly payment. I like that it's still the factory key fob with an additional button.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:53 PM   #12
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Most remote start systems will shut the engine off of you press the brake or gas pedals without the ignition on. They also shut off after a certain period (10, 15 minutes) The idea is to warm up/cool off the car before you get in. They also come in handy if you are not going to drive the vehicle for a while.and you want to start it to keep the battery charged.

The truck I traded for the Jeep came with one when I bought it. Only used it when it got really cold (15-20F below zero) if I was taking my son to school. I'm not planning on getting one for the Jeep.
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The A/C button (blue LED light) de-activates when you turn the engine off. So how can you set the A/C before you exit the Jeep?

In my '12, the shifter is locked until you insert the key and turn the ignition to the Start position.
I don't know about the JK's without it but on mine with the automatic control I never have to touch the A/C button.
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[QUOTE=MikeK46;2808768]The A/C button (blue LED light) de-activates when you turn the engine off. So how can you set the A/C before you exit the Jeep?



I use it to cool mine off every day how I just leave it on all the time.
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I don't know about the JK's without it but on mine with the automatic control I never have to touch the A/C button.

Agree. Before I bought my JKR, I had read posts from numerous folks here saying that they never used the auto control and that the option wasn't worth it. It wasn't that expensive so I got it anyway...and am happy that I did. I leave the car set on 70 and just always leave it there. With it set that way, remote start is even better if the weather is hot or cold.
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The A/C button (blue LED light) de-activates when you turn the engine off. So how can you set the A/C before you exit the Jeep?

In my '12, the shifter is locked until you insert the key and turn the ignition to the Start position.
On the 13 the ac stays on until you shut it off
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The A/C button (blue LED light) de-activates when you turn the engine off. So how can you set the A/C before you exit the Jeep? .
Unless you press the button to turn it off, it comes back on when you restart the Jeep.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:38 AM   #19
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Unless you press the button to turn it off, it comes back on when you restart the Jeep.
Good to know, thanks!

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