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Old 10-20-2008, 01:02 PM   #1
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Hey All,

Just wondering if anyone has installed a remote start in their jeep, and if so is it factory or did you go somewhere else. I was thinking of getting one and just wanted some input.

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Old 10-22-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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I have factory installed. Just don't leave your keys in the dang thing if your hard top is on as the doors autolock! LOL!

I love it because I can get in my car after work and it's ready to go. I work in an area not so nice and late at night that is a huge plus. Same goes for the mornings. I just have to get in the habit now of setting my defrost and heat controls where I want them.

If you live where it is cold, icey and snowy then it's definately worth it. Another plus is that is shuts off after 15 minutes so you don't leave it running forever should you get delayed.

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Old 10-22-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
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I had one on my old Ford. It was part of the alarm system I had installed. (not at the dealer)
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:35 AM   #4
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I put one in my truck. I bought it and had it installed at Best Buy. It had the door lock/alarm along with the starter on the remote. Don't remember what model, but Viper made it.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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After market auto-starts are fairly easy to install yourself as long as you have an automatic, if you have a manual then you will need a Neutral bypass switch and a good E-brake. If you are going to get one make sure to get the two-way remote that way you know that it started. Good luck!
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:15 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replys's, Yea the weather is starting to get cold, I'm def gonna get one installed.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:02 PM   #7
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Any recomendations for which one to buy and which ones to stay away from? My wife wants me to put one in her Jeep before winter gets here.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:03 PM   #8
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so we can install remote start with our chipped keys. i didnt think the car would start if the key wasnt in the ignition. i have a srt-4 with the same kind of key and i thought it was the same way. if it ill work then im goin to get one anyone have insructions?
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:01 PM   #9
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Mine starts without the key but you can't go anywhere till you put the key in and turn it. It came that way when I bought it. No key in the ignition with remote start, even after market ones from what I understand.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:40 PM   #10
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is yours an auto or a stick?
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:20 PM   #11
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the new Wranglers have a special resistor chip in the key...you'll either have to hide the spare key in a module that can read your key....buy a special module that can read the chip off your key....or get a special uncut key made that is programmed like your Jeep key....this applies to those not equipped with factory remote start...remote start is recomended for auto trans only
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:48 AM   #12
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Automatic....

Yeah, I know, my kids remind me daily that my jeep would be perfect had I gotten a stick but my hubby has a real bum left knee/leg and while he rarely drives it, I had to take this into consideration.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:17 PM   #13
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I plan on doing a Remote Start security system in my 08 Wrangler pretty soon...I'm doing mine myself...and I plan on doing it without using my spare key....Hopefully anyway... I'll try and take pics of the process...I'm also planning on adding Keyless entry to my hard doors they came with manual locks and windows...though the soft doors will be on most of the summer...or off ...I'm also looking at adding a microwave sensor for the interior when the tops and doors are off......
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:38 PM   #14
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Well I ended up installing a viper remote start in my 08 wrangler, not sure what model, soon after i noticed that sometimes when i start the car normally that it immediatly stalls out. It did it today and the day i put it in. Any idea's what is causing this? Gonna take it back tomorrow, if they cant fix it does anyone know if the remote start can be taken out of the car. They gave me seperate modules and didn't have to re-program the factory keys.
Any info would be great, I never had a problem like this till they put this thing in my car.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:09 PM   #15
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Aftermarket ones void your electrical warranty,Found that out the hard way on my wifes last jeep.I would double check it would be worth the extra money.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:45 PM   #16
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Aftermarket ones void your electrical warranty,Found that out the hard way on my wifes last jeep.I would double check it would be worth the extra money.
I didn't know this....If so I may have to stick to just an alarm system and go through the radio harness so I don't have to cut any wires....I'll check in on it...
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:19 PM   #17
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I heard the same thing. As long as it doesn't void the powertrain warranty its not too bad. Are these things able to be un-installed if need be, cause i was thinking of having them do that if they cant fix it.
Also, I heard they ONLY void the warranty if the dealer can prove that the remote start is the cause of the electrical problem.
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After my last post i went and looked at my warranty book. It says that if you install things such as different radios and or speed controls etc., That this does NOT void your warranty, but isnt covered if they break. Im assuming an aftermarket remote start falls in that category. It says anything installed that tampers with odometer WILL void the warranty, and an aftermarket remote start does not. Anyway just wanted to share that info.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:33 AM   #19
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usually on a remote start you have to tap into the starter and ignition wires on the ignition column...bulldog security use to make a t-harness where you wouldn't have to cut into them on certain vehicles...they may but i doubt they have them for the new jeep .....
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That makes sense,the problem we had was caused by the remote start. I believe it was a astro start brand. I am gun shy about having another one put in her new Jeep because of that.

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