: Remote Start suggestions?



steined
02-04-09, 05:12 PM
I searched and found nothing. That means I am lousy at searching or there was nothing posted. :cookoo:

Any suggestions? I just want remote start, but it looks like most solutions replace your keyfob with something else. Anyone have one installed that they would suggest? I may be giving up the SRX to the fiance as we are buying a G8 GT and SHE wants that car since it has remote start. I said I can fix that! :D

Thanks in advance.

bond2
02-05-09, 10:05 AM
I wonder how hard it would be to retrofit an 07 SRX with the 08, 09 factory remote start?

steined
02-05-09, 04:20 PM
I bet the 08 remote start involves some new BCM hardware. Otherwise I'd agree. I'm just thinking aftermarket stuff at this point. I'm surprised no one has done this.

mthake
02-05-09, 05:01 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-srx-forum/150809-remote-start-05-srx.html

steined
02-06-09, 12:52 PM
Thanks! I may actually try that myself. I see some don't need the tach signal anymore so I might give one of those a shot. Seems like Directed is pretty much the only game in town with all of their brands!

scout01
02-06-09, 03:45 PM
My wife went to Zeibart and got me a remote start for Xmas. they installed it on my '06 SRX. It works really well, especially with the single digit temps we have been having here in Pittsburgh. I have not had any problems thus far, except programming the remote to run my car longer than 12 minutes. She got me RS-1300DP/1301DP/1303DP/1304DP, one way remote start system. A DP series II with 2-way data port protocol. My wife didn't know what to get and this is what they recommended for my car.

Professor Wizard
05-26-09, 04:38 PM
I was going to recommend Zebart. I've have remote start installed on 3 cars by them... they use Code Alarm products. All three cars would start from an amazing distance away. MUCH further away then my 09 SRX Factory one works... about twice the distance I would say.

steined
05-28-09, 01:48 AM
I ended up with a Clifford unit. They had a hell of a time getting the thing to talk to the SRX on the data bus. It would flash the hids and do all sorts of strange things. It still isn't perfect (locks doors after you start with key, always reverts to driver one on key out instead of key out easy exit) but the distance is simply amazing and it is 2 way so I know if it started or is locked.

typhoon
06-04-09, 05:23 PM
My '08 SRX has the factory remote start. It is really useless as you need to be within 15 to 20 feet of the vehicle for it to work. If you need to get that close what good is it? My dealer said that short distance is normal.

steined
06-05-09, 12:02 AM
The Clifford really works VERY far away. But with the memory customizations, etc controlled by the fob, it tends to be a PITA more than it is useful! I probably won't say that in the middle of the summer coming out to a cold car from the boat though!