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Old 12-27-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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Remote Start - Need Recommendations

My friend's girlfriend just called me and said she wanted to buy my friend a two way remote start for his jeep for his birthday. The one she had in mind is Mopar '08 Up Remote Start. This is the website she found the starter on and she asked if this would be worth the money or if it as a bottom line remote start. Also what are the steps in order to install a two way? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

My friend drives a 2008 Jeep Wrangler.

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Old 12-27-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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there is a step by step installation guide with diagrams on the website you listed if you want to get an idea of what tools you are going to need. Just click the 08-10 wrangler link
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On the same topic: is it possible to put a remote start on a manual? I don't have power locks or windows if that matters at all
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:21 AM   #6
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It says on the page the dealer must install it do to programming issues... I don't know if there's truth to that but it is something to keep in mind.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:22 AM   #7
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On the same topic: is it possible to put a remote start on a manual? I don't have power locks or windows if that matters at all
This particular one calls for an automatic and the keyless entry system (power doors)
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:26 AM   #8
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Tell her to be prepared to be frustrated.....every single one of them is tempermental. I will never have or install one again
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:48 PM   #9
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Find out how much the dealer will do the programming for you. It being basically OEM equipment, I'd imagine they just plug the brain somewhere to an existing plug. It would take them all of 20 minutes to get this done and program it. For $211 from the site (not including labor) vs. a simple car starter w/ 2 remotes any brand for $260-ish INSTALLED...she may not be getting that great of a deal.

Another thing, 800 feet isn't anything in the car starter world. You have to go out to the closest window and actually look out the window to see if it starts. Around here, $400-ish will get you a top of the line 2-way paging 1500+ feet remote start...installed! Have your friend's girl spend the extra cash and get the good one. Your friend will be stoked.

There is no big difference b/t a two-way and the regular...just different guts in the antenna, remotes, and brain for the starter. From a wiring aspect, it's no more or no less work to install.
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Tell her to be prepared to be frustrated.....every single one of them is tempermental. I will never have or install one again
quoted for truth! many times after getting a vehicle "serviced", remotes always seem to need reprogramming. Depending on the brand, the remotes and brain lose their programming when the battery gets disconnect or sometimes jumped. Works out to be a real pain. Other times, vehicles we've done won't return ever again until the owner gets a new vehicle and wants it installed into the new one. Lots of variables...ask around. Places with terrible support for their products get to be pretty well known quick.
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On the same topic: is it possible to put a remote start on a manual? I don't have power locks or windows if that matters at all
It'd sure be nice wouldn't it? But, alas, I think the answer is "no."

The stock remote start is certainly only an option with an auto. Even for the aftermarket options, I'd expect manuals would cause problems. Specifically, you probably leave your manual in gear (1st or reverse) when you park and have to depress your clutch to start it.

Both of those situations would require a remote starter to make mechanical changes to the transmission to get the Jeep to start safely. That's a level of mechanical complexity that a remote start just doesn't have to handle on an auto. There may be some company that could make one for you, but I'd bet it'd cost a whole heck of a lot of cash.
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It'd sure be nice wouldn't it? But, alas, I think the answer is "no."

The stock remote start is certainly only an option with an auto. Even for the aftermarket options, I'd expect manuals would cause problems. Specifically, you probably leave your manual in gear (1st or reverse) when you park and have to depress your clutch to start it.

Both of those situations would require a remote starter to make mechanical changes to the transmission to get the Jeep to start safely. That's a level of mechanical complexity that a remote start just doesn't have to handle on an auto. There may be some company that could make one for you, but I'd bet it'd cost a whole heck of a lot of cash.
Nope...it just gets hooked up differently. 12 volts get sent to the other side of the clutch switch, making the vehicle think the clutch is pressed. Some remote starters have a manual mode...you have a series of steps you have to perform before you get out of the vehicle to "prep" it for the remote start the next morning. It must be in neutral, and must have parking brake set among a bunch of other things. Leaving it in first gear will cause the vehicle to lurch forward as many times as it takes to plow a path or stop at a wall if wired incorrectly. Most places that install these have you sign a waiver regardless of the safety precautions in order to use it anyway. On the other hand, others will refuse to do it just from the liability standpoint of it.
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Nope...it just gets hooked up differently.
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$278 installed at me dealer. Took an hour or so. Under warranty if there r problems.
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$278 installed at me dealer. Took an hour or so. Under warranty if there r problems.
Manual or auto?
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2010 manual, I have a remote start in mine no problems just make sure to not leave it in gear, as for the install depends on where you go took the place I went to four hours. Starter was one fifty I think with sixty for the labor.
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2010 manual, I have a remote start in mine no problems just make sure to not leave it in gear, as for the install depends on where you go took the place I went to four hours. Starter was one fifty I think with sixty for the labor.
what model do you have?
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It is VERY dangerous to run a remote start with a manual. If you leave it in gear, the vehicle is gonna go! I know you can say all day that you'll never forget, but it could happen some day.
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I had a remote starter installed in my 2010 manual and it requires that you leave it in neutral and the park brake on then press the starter button, then you can turn off the ignition and use the remote to lock the doors then it knows that the jeep is ready to start. Cost about $500.00 installed with all taxes and labor. works well its a two way starter made by AUTO START, they did have a cheaper model but the range was less.
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i have a standard trans on my 2010 wrangler. i have a two way remoter starter. Its awesome and its fool proof...u can not start it in gear......no power door locks but if u do u can instal
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Hey hdman, did i understand correctly that you got the factory remote start installed at the dealer for $278? and if so does that come with the new factory key fobs? If so that is not nearly as bad as i expected. I just dont want to have a seperate key fob and would rather keep it factory! Less is better.
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Hey hdman, did i understand correctly that you got the factory remote start installed at the dealer for $278? and if so does that come with the new factory key fobs? If so that is not nearly as bad as i expected. I just dont want to have a seperate key fob and would rather keep it factory! Less is better.
That is correct. Included 2 new remote start key fobs pre-programmed.
The old, stock fobs become useless.

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