Best company in the business. Until the auto companies started building
their own these folks made them for just about everybody.
They have the best service and parts crew I have ever dealt with. However I
think I would have ordered it with the remote start, that way you can beat
on the dealer if something was wrong. That said ask the dealers in the area
who they use for installs, and how many problems have they seen.
Fort Plain NY
Consider Autostart products. They have been in the biz a long time. You
may have heard of Polar Start and Nordic Start....they are all the same
units made in the USA!!
I deal exclusively with Autostart products and have great luck. Their
two-way series (the 2500 and 6000TW) are very nice pieces with features that
would surprise you. The remote is actually an LCD display that talks to
the vehicle. You press the lock button and it beeps to tell you it sent the
signal. A second later the vehicle pages the remote and tells you it
successfully locked the doors. It also feedsback when the vehicle starts
and stops. The 6000TW is also a full function alarm that feedsback when the
doors are open or the alarm is set off.
And with full FM two way technology, the range is unbelieveable!
don't limit your search to DEI products...
Car Audio, Security & Performance
the security system is dependent on the vehicle. newer chevy trucks have a
version of Passkey. If the installer does it right, he'll use a bypass
module that is specific to the security system, where the system is "fooled"
into believing the right key is in the ignition ONLY upon remote start. at
all other times the security system is doing what you paid for it to do.
With the new transponder based systems, there are only two ways to bypass
the system. cheesy installers will request a working ignition key. they
then install that key very close to the ignition cylinder permanently, so
that the transponder and car are ALWAYS talking. this in effect disables
the security system PERMANENTLY.
using the right bypass module, we tie into the wires that feed signal from
the cylinder (receiver) to the security computer. upon remote start, the
bypass module simulates the signal from the original key, sending the
computer the right codes. the computer sees them, and thinks all is well,
allowing the vehicle to remain running. this bypass module is ONLY in use
upon remote starting, so the security system remains fully functional the
rest of the time.
if your remote start is installed by a licenced and certified
installer/shop, you will have ZERO warranty issues. if there is a vehicle
problem they can trace back to the install/unit, then it will be the shops
responsibility to fix the damage. but dealerships have NO grounds to refuse
warranty work based on a remote start being in the vehicle. we've got the
legal papers to prove it.
Car Audio, Security & Performance
I have a 99 Z71 with an Autostart system, got it for X-mas and I love it!!
Its great on those cold winter mornings when you gotta leave for work early,
mine starts up to 1500 feet away. you crank the heat up the night before,
fire it up when you get outta bed, its all warmed up and defrosted by the
time you get in it.
The dealer had to put a "Passlock bypass" module in to trick it into
thinking the key was in the ignition. It works great, it was an extra 40
The truck is programmed to run for 15 minutes, if I don't get in, insert the
key and turn it to the "on" position, it shuts the engine off, OR if I
depress the brake pedal without the key in, the engine stalls so no one can
Having lived in Arizona my entire life, I can't image living in cold like
that. I haven't even worn a jacket in over 5 years.
Still... On the other end of the spectrum, I can go outside right now,
having not started the engine once today, and my truck's engine temp gauge
already reads over 100. I'd be interested in a remote start kit so that I
can cool my truck off before getting in! Can anyone recommend an installer
in the Phoenix Metro area?
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