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My 2012 SXT is not equipped with factory remote start. I would like to have it as a benefit on those cold/hot days. However I have heard aftermarket remote starts could cause problems with the keyless Enter&Go or other issues. Appreciate input on this.
 

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Go to a shop that has a good reputation and you'll be fine as they know what they're doing. Don't do this just by shoipping price. I'm certain you'll be pleased with the results.
 

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My Dodge already had remote start, but I recently bought the wife a Kia Optima. I have every option available on the car….but guess which option isn't available on any Kia..in 2013 at least…REMOTE START!!

Even their sister company Hyundia has it as an option…heck, they even have a phone app if you want to pay a yearly fee that'll start your car from a different state if you want….but Kia..nothing.

Anyways, I had an aftermarket one installed and I gotta say, it's got much better range than the one in the Challenger by a long shot! I agree with the above - if you pick a shop that installs these all the time, you shouldn't have issues..
 

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You can have remote start added. I had it added to mine for $250 parts and labor and now it uses my factory key fob and works like a charm. You can't tell it's not factory. I love it. Everything on the car still works beautifully just like it was brand new so no worries there.
 

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You can have remote start added. I had it added to mine for $250 parts and labor and now it uses my factory key fob and works like a charm. You can't tell it's not factory. I love it. Everything on the car still works beautifully just like it was brand new so no worries there.
Is it plug and play?
 

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Is it plug and play?
Yes, completely plug and play. It's just a module the size of a large cell phone and it plugs into the push button start module. That's all. Now I push the lock button 3 times and the engine starts. Push it 3 more times and it'll turn off. Or, you can wait 15 minutes and it shuts off itself. Or, you can push the start/run button on the dash twice and it'll stay running and let you hop in and drive. Parking lights are lit while running so you know it's on. Everything else works exactly like it did when brand new.

I probably could have done it myself for half the price but the first unit I attempted myself apparently doesn't work with 2014s and I had a lot of scary trouble with it so I bought a different kit instead and just let the shop do it.
 

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Remote start

WXman I noticed Omegalink remote start under one of your posts. Is that the kit for your remote start? Can a shop in my area order that?
 

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WXman I noticed Omegalink remote start under one of your posts. Is that the kit for your remote start? Can a shop in my area order that?
Yes, a reputable tint/electronics aftermarket shop should be able to get you fixed up with that kit...or...you may be able to find it on the internet. Typically these kits are selling for $90 to $150 depending on brand. When you consider that the OE kit is a few hundred for the exact same thing it's a pretty good deal in this case to go aftermarket.
 
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