Remote Car Starter

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Sherry, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it really true they are now less than $100? I looked at them, I don't know, a year or so ago, and they were $300.

    I've been looking at them online today and one kit was $79. Is this really all you need? I don't want to buy it and then the package says I need to buy some other piece for $300.
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Depends on what year the car is, and if you are going to try and install it yourself or not.
    If the car has one of those "computer chips" in the key, it gets a little involved.
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    i would not recommend them, they stop working after a while, and they will make the car not wanna start. I'm in auto mechanic and Ive had to disable quite a few since Ive been doing this.
     
  4. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Desert Rooster thanks, have been wanting one but wondered if it would cause problems down the road.
     
  5. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I too, am in the car biz. They are a waste of money, IMO. But they do make us car people money, when they cause alarm problems, no starts, battery drainage, tow ins, etc. when they need to be disabled.
     
  6. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks much! I appreciate the in put.
     
  7. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have had remote start on 3 vehicles. 2 no problems at all. 2007 camry-- loads of problems. They had put something in to override the computer but the lights still stayed on onctithe ignition was turned off if the car was started with the remote start and parked in a dark garage. It wasn't a problem in daylight. Only in the dark because of the cars sensors. Cost me 2 batteries & lots of headache. Finally they worked around it & no problems now, but I won't put the remote start on my new van because of all the problems I had with the camry.
     
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