I bought a used 2002 Elantra GLS for my wife. The seller never
mentioned a keyless remote and we didn't think to ask.
It has powerlocks; should this car have keyless remote abilities
already? How can I tell?
If it does not already have it installed, are the after market options
installable as DIY ?
What price range would aftermarket kit be?
Thanks for any comments and suggestions.
Yes, it should have those abilities.
Sadly, your experience is WAY too typical. In my household, by the time I
sell a car, I must have four keys, and I NEVER lose one of those fobs. Yet
when I buy a used car, I am lucky to get one bent key copy (and nothing
else). In addition, virtually every used car has had its owner's manual
removed, even those I buy from a dealer.
I have a 2003 Elantra GLS with power locks and windows. I had the
alarm/keyless entry option added at the time of purchase, but I believe you
can add it on afterward. You can buy keyless entry kits from places like
Circuit City and they will install it as well (extra charge of course). I
don't know how difficult it is to DIY.
Easy way to check this is to lock/unlock using passenger door - if
driver door lock doesn't follow that means that driver door motor is
not installed. You can install after market alarm with remote control,
it will just cost a little more for driver lock motor. Shouldn't be a
problem for a reputable car-alarm shop.
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