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This is my first post as I just recently purchased a used 2008 Escalade. While I am really enjoying the vehicle so far, there is one issue I have not been able to figure out.

My vehicle came with the factory auto start feature. However, when I do the auto start via the key fob, the engine will start but I cannot figure out how to get the heater to turn on as well (very important for living in Montana). I have played around with the controls via the dashboard settings, but all I can figure out is how to turn the auto start feature ON and OFF.

Does anyone have an idea what is going on and how to solve this issue? I have a friend who has the same year Escalade and has said his will turn on the interior features automatically and never had to edit anything when he purchased his vehicle.

Thanks!
 

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All you have to do is push the "auto" button where the climate controls are located.
 

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So I am still having a problem. This morning I sat in the car, turned the auto start on and as before, nothing came on. I tried pushing the AUTO button on the climate control as recommended, but still nothing. I tried hitting just about every button including the power buttons with no change. Could this be a problem with the remote start system itself or is there something else I may be missing?
 

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My climate control worked automatically every single time I remote started my '07 Escalade. I didn't have to push the AUTO button or anything. There may be something wrong with your system.
 

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Ok, so I noticed this afternoon when I do the auto start, the heat actually does come on, but it is only the defroster at a really low level and is really quiet (hense why I couldnt tell if it was working at first). Havent run it long enough to see if the seat warmer starts heating up, but Im curious if what I am describing is how the auto start normally works? Is there a way I can get into my car while it is still on auto start and turn up the heat levels while still leaving it on auto start?
 

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I keep my climate control on Auto and when I auto start it in the cold the heater blows hard, the seat heaters and steering wheel heater turns on.
 

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Ok, so I noticed this afternoon when I do the auto start, the heat actually does come on, but it is only the defroster at a really low level and is really quiet (hense why I couldnt tell if it was working at first). Havent run it long enough to see if the seat warmer starts heating up, but Im curious if what I am describing is how the auto start normally works? Is there a way I can get into my car while it is still on auto start and turn up the heat levels while still leaving it on auto start?
It has to be on "auto" and a higher temperature (example 77* with it being 40* outside) before you turn the car off.

in the morning. Unlock the truck, hop in, lock the door, auto start it, and just sit inside.
 

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I bought my 08 used so mines was already set but if i parked it with the heat or a/c off and i remote start it and its hot out it will run the a/c till i turn the key and override the remote start then it goes back to off where i had it
 

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GRIZFAN20 said:
Ok, so I noticed this afternoon when I do the auto start, the heat actually does come on, but it is only the defroster at a really low level and is really quiet (hense why I couldnt tell if it was working at first). Havent run it long enough to see if the seat warmer starts heating up, but Im curious if what I am describing is how the auto start normally works? Is there a way I can get into my car while it is still on auto start and turn up the heat levels while still leaving it on auto start?
As the engine warms up, the fan speed will increase automatically. Remote start the truck and wait till the cycle is almost complete (8-9 minutes), then get in and the fan should be blowing at max. That's usually enough time to get good heat from the engine, unless it's below zero cold. Your seats should be warm by then too.
 
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