Unless you are asking for a step-by-step walkthrough of installing a unit,
no, not really.
You want to add a remote control starter to your car, you will have to buy
an appropriate unit and install it. There are many makes and models.
No, I'm not looking for a step by step. More precisely, I am interested in
adding OEM equipment. So if it were a matter of buying the radio, or
enabling a feature in the Honda computer or buying a Honda key with a
remote start button.... That's what I was really looking for.
remote start is not a great idea. engine wear is greatest when the
engine is cold. remote start ensures the engine reaches operating
temperature as slowly as possible - it's much better to start and drive
away immediately as it minimizes the time at which the engine is
operating cold. habitual use of remote start also increases the rate at
which engine oil contaminates - for the same reason.
if you're interested in remote start for climatic reasons, you're better
off with a block heater and synthetic oil.
oh, and remote start also requires you leave a key near the ignition
sensor so the security chip can disarm the computer lock.
This part hasn't been true in a long time (at least when dealing with a
decent brand and reputable shop). The better brands have add-on modules
that memorize your key's signature and re-broadcast it when it receives a
proper signal from the starter's main module. It lies dormant otherwise.
But how are you going to capture it from that transmitter? It only
transmits when told to by it's controller and it's short distance (you need
to be in the car, near the column, ready to receive when the auto-start is
Pretty small window of exposure as opposed to reading the original key
signature by brushing past the car owner as they walk away from the car.
Which of the 4.3 billion codes are you going to capture? Different code
sent everytime. You would need to capture the current code and the seed key
and then know which algorythm to use to compute the next keycode.
And when running on remote start the steering wheel is still locked, if an
automatic the transmission is still locked and as soon as you step on the
brake or rev the engine to 3x idle it cuts out.
if you don't have the technology, flat bed would be easier, yes. but i
assure you, there are kids out there that do this stuff the techy way,
just for the geekiness of it. and remote start with prolonged cold idle
is still a bad for the motor.
You're still underestimating the complexity of the job. I doubt they'd
spend the $$$ for the equipment just for the geekiness of it. I used to
install these things for a living (owned my own car stereo/alarm/custom
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