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Can I Install A Remote Starter On 1998 E320??

Can I Install A Remote Starter On 1998 E320?? As we all know, mercedes has the little coded way of starting a car. Has anyone with a mercedes close to my year been able to install a remote car starter??? Thank you for your time.
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I dont think u can do that on that model
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The idea of the smart key is that one cannot get the engine running without the correct key. I guess you do not want to leave the key in place and have a remote starting device turning the key (not a good idea on a KG car at least).

My main point of replying though was to mention that in my home country it is illegal to let the engine run on idle for more than 2 minutes (in traffic or not). Except if the temperature is, I think, below -15 degrees Celsius, then max 4 minutes. This is for the environment, to reduce pollution. The popularity of remote starting devices in the US and Canada is not seen too well, especially after suing car manufacturers about environmental issues.
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Can I Install A Remote Starter On 1998 E320?? As we all know, mercedes has the little coded way of starting a car. Has anyone with a mercedes close to my year been able to install a remote car starter??? Thank you for your time.
I had a remote starter installed on a 1998 E430. It worked for a while and then , according to the MB service advisor, it completely screwed up the ECU to the point where the car would not even run. The dealer had the remote starter removed and reflashed the ECU and all was well. I would check it out before you havbe it done.

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Lou K, 2 days ago u mentioned how you were able to successfully install a remote starter on your 1998 e430. Could you tell me please which starter you used (brand & model)??? Also, what did you tell the MB service advisor or what did he tell you in order to correct the prob?? Thank you.
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Lou K, 2 days ago u mentioned how you were able to successfully install a remote starter on your 1998 e430. Could you tell me please which starter you used (brand & model)??? Also, what did you tell the MB service advisor or what did he tell you in order to correct the prob?? Thank you.
I do not recall the brand. The starter had to be removed and the ECU reflashed. The remote went back to the installer.

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oh...so you weren't able to successfully install a remote starter? I geuss i misunderstood you. I thought you said after the ECU was reset, the remote starter worked fine.
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So its basically a done deal that a remote starter cant be installed on a Mercedes after like...1997
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Can I Install A Remote Starter On 1998 E320?? As we all know, mercedes has the little coded way of starting a car. Has anyone with a mercedes close to my year been able to install a remote car starter??? Thank you for your time.
hey just seeing if theres an update on this, did you install remote start? I have a 98 e320 and I'm considering doing the same thing, no problems, just want the feature. I talked to a mechanic about having it done by a pro and he said the wires might burn out and wouldn't do it, but i haven't heard of this problem in any of my (five months) of research.
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If you know of a way to remote start a EIS equipped Benz, I'm all ears.

Afaik there's no way.

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