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Can someone explain this to me

Im just curious how these "remote start" kit/alarm/whatever, things work. You can start your car at the click of a button and then what? Get in it and just drive away? Don't even need the key then or what?

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I have one of them without a button it's my driver .
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thanks for the help..

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Nope, you just use it to start the car. Doors stay locked, etc.

It warms it up for you, then you unlock the car, get in, use key to unlock steering wheel, etc. and drive off.

I don't know if anyone makes a kit for MBZ, though.

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doesn't MB offer something like that for some of its newer models?

of course, I'm not the one to talk.




It's a handy thing to have in cold climate, so if you're in SoCal, I don't really see much advantage.

If you plan to install, be sure to have good battery to go with it - deep cycle if possible. While battery will recharge during idle, idle RPM does not allow for efficient recharge.

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Yes, the car starts with a click of a button. Another button to unlock door, hold the unlock button and the windows and sunroof open. When someone gets near your car (programmable distance), and it will page you on your remote unit that looks a lot like a pager.

Plenty of Infiniti G35 drivers (at least the ones in my G35driver club) have that installed in their cars. I don't have it, but often thinking about getting one installed. It is a pretty cool gadget.

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It's a handy thing to have in cold climate, so if you're in SoCal, I don't really see much advantage.
On the contrary the unit works better in warm climate as you can open the windows, sunroof and the A/C going prior getting into the car.

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On the contrary the unit works better in warm climate as you can open the windows, sunroof and the A/C going prior getting into the car.
Hmmm. Not a good thing for my convertible I kid you not
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I have one on a new Cadillac. It came with the option. From what I have heard it is no big deal to install an aftermarket one as long as your car is an automatic.
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What some people dont know about the aftermarket remote start systems is that if the key to start your car has a starter kill chip, or infrared, etc., you have to use a spare key to bypass the starter kill in order for the car to start by remote (at least thats how it was when I purchased mine a few years ago). The key is mounted in a little box that reads the chip when the remote start button is pressed. This means there is a key that can start your car hidden inconspicuously somewhere in the dash. If a thief is aware of this, you could end up losing your whole car instead of just what's inside. But then again, thieves have the knowledge and technology these days to take your car if they really want it, regardless of most security precautions that are currently available.

I live in SoCal (kinda) and got an aftermarket remote start for my Diamante. I had to purchase a spare programmed key ($120) for the remote start to work. I believe the price of these remote start kits have gone down considerably from a few years ago, but I have no regrets and it has proved itself to be more than worth the price, to me at least. It has never given me any problems and is ideal for the 100+degree summers I endure. I used to hate sitting in the car/oven for 10 minutes waiting for the a/c to do its job. Now my car is the perfect temp every time I get in, hot or cold. Another feature I love is the pager function of the alarm. If your alarm goes off, you will know instantly when your keys begin to vibrate or beep. I also like the fact that I can always look at my keys and be reminded of whether or not I remembered to lock the car. I have been seriously contemplating installing one of these systems on my CLK.

Oh yeah, also when the car is remotely started, the doors lock but there is also another security feature. If someone so happens to get the door open while it is remotely running, the car automatically shuts off if the brakes are applied (to get the car in gear) without a key in the ignition.

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