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Unread 11-10-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Remote start options

Have seen write ups about adding remote start to a WJ. I am looking to read opinions and maybe what are some of the products used. Thanks

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Unread 11-10-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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Remote starts waste gas and are for *******. Man up and endure the cold.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 01:03 AM   #3
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Remote starts waste gas and are for *******. Man up and endure the cold.
Wow. Really?

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Have seen write ups about adding remote start to a WJ. I am looking to read opinions and maybe what are some of the products used. Thanks
DEI modules are excellent products (Avital, Viper...), but their instructions suck.

The first step is to determine whether you have sentry (if key is gray, you have sentry), because you will need a bypass module and the approach to wiring will change big time. Let's put it this way, wiring will be easier with a bypass module, but troubleshooting why it doesn't work may be more difficult, since you have two modules to worry about. I've used DB-ALL as a bypass module, it took awhile to figure it all out, but now I'm happy with it (part of the problem was corroded battery cables...).
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Remote starts waste gas and are for *******. Man up and endure the cold.
Really? It's for my wife and my two babies. But hey thanks for your opinion.
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I will be needing a bypass
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...-easy-1312756/

The total cost was approximately $85 and after I got the nerve to start tapping into the wires it went very easy as the above post is a step by step guide. I think the hardest thing was tucking the 2 modules and associated wiring up under the dash.
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I actually have an appointment this Friday at bestbuy for them to install my Viper remote start/ alarm system. I bought my 02 GC Limited earlier this year around March from a Nissan dealership who said it had an aftermarket alarm installed. That said "aftermarket alarm" is actually factory, and somehow my alarm is always going off, plucked out the hazzard relay fuse(blinkers) and the horn fuse also. Been driving without blinkers this whole time(Yikes!!), thank god no accidents nor even any near accidents(Driving like a Mass hole?)

Anyway, new Viper remote start going in on Friday. I don't have the skills to do it myself, so I paid the $168. Bypass module will be required. Original price on RS/alarm was $400, bestbuy manager dropped it to $100 due to being an "older" model lol.
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I actually have an appointment this Friday at bestbuy for them to install my Viper remote start/ alarm system. I bought my 02 GC Limited earlier this year around March from a Nissan dealership who said it had an aftermarket alarm installed. That said "aftermarket alarm" is actually factory, and somehow my alarm is always going off, plucked out the hazzard relay fuse(blinkers) and the horn fuse also. Been driving without blinkers this whole time(Yikes!!), thank god no accidents nor even any near accidents(Driving like a Mass hole?)

Anyway, new Viper remote start going in on Friday. I don't have the skills to do it myself, so I paid the $168. Bypass module will be required. Original price on RS/alarm was $400, bestbuy manager dropped it to $100 due to being an "older" model lol.
Have you ever checked the wiring in the doors for broken wires? (Alarm always going off?)
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Remote starts waste gas and are for *******. Man up and endure the cold.
Plebeian.
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I, also, want to add a remote start to my WJ. I don't have a SKIM module (no sentry key - no chip in my key) so I'm thinking the remote start will be pretty easily installed in mine. Has anyone installed theirs without the need for the bypass module?
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My 92 Xj has had an aftermarket remote start/keyless entry/ alarm with start disable since I purchased it in 2000 from the PO. All those wires and modules under the dash always made me paranoid. I have never had any issues though. It Has been on rough trail duty since I bought it.It is an old "Ungo Box' unit if any one remembers those. I would just be worried about creating an issue with the wiring integrity. A lot of people use them though.
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Yes I was joking and making fun of Michigan... That's why I added the giggling smiley.


Although I agree with the part about wasting gas. The car warms up fastest by driving, not idling. Or you could park it inside the garage and use a block heater....
You sure do assume a lot. Like its not gunna be a little colder in Co than Tx, he has a garage or he has a place to plug a block heater in, like lives in an appt complex with no outlet in the parking lot.

Also yo should let your car warm up and give fluids a chance to get warm before driving.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 11:20 AM   #13
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How much is best buy charging you total for install and buy of the remote start?
What model are you getting?
I installed a Viper 5704 on my 00 grand cherokee, not difficult at all as long as you have some common sense.
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To start he asked for opinions, which is what I gave. My post was on both a serious and joking note. The remote start systems waste a lot of gas, hence money. Most things I have read is that it is better to start driving as soon as you start your vehicle (idle about 30 Seconds) instead of letting it idle to warm up. My WJ would start to get heat within about 2 miles of driving, so to me preheating is a waste. The man up comment was on the lighter side.

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Unread 11-12-2013, 02:29 PM   #15
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Winter is not the same everywhere. Using a link from Lexington, SC that talks about "Cold Morning Start: To Warm Up Or Not to Warm Up?" is a joke at best. I have been in cars that were so cold that the windows fog up with a coating frost within a minute just from breathing in the car. Colder it is outside the longer it takes to get heat. Driving around like stevie wonder is out right dangerous.
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