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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Block Heater vs Remote Start in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Update: I installed Avital remote start/keyless entry systems in both my 97 & 98 in the last month. I bypassed ...
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    Update: I installed Avital remote start/keyless entry systems in both my 97 & 98 in the last month. I bypassed VATS since I was having issues with 97 anyways and that simplified installation. The actual installation is pretty straight forward and the system works very well with awesome distance compared to OEM. I didn't hook up rear defog yet though and may tie it into the seat heater also.
    First one took a while to figure out the exact wires to hook to. Second was a breeze.
    The worse part was getting an accurate wiring diagram for the unit without being an installer. Having a FSM was critical for sure.
    Terminology was an SOB since I'm not even slightly familiar with installing these. I wasn't hooking a wire up that I didn't know what it did. Avital is just about usless for DIY installs and information.
    Been hot here recently and they've been getting used regularly. For a cost of @$110 for both units and a new soldering iron(hey gotta have new toys) no complaints.

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    Re: Block Heater vs Remote Start

    Sounds like a worthy investment! Nice work.

    I have a trusty old '98 Chevy pickup truck (still runs like new), and I did the VATS bypass trick on that about six years ago. Dealer repair would have been close to $1,000. I did the bypass trick myself for about $2.

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