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Question DetailsAsked on 12/26/2016

installing a car remote starter

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In the Auto area of Search the List, Car Alarms would be the normal category for this (most places that do car alarms do remote start installations too). Also most Auto Repair Shops and OEM Dealers and auto custom shops will also do this, albeit usually at a significantly higher price. And be sure the system has safety shutdowns - some off the shelf units do not have overtemp or low oil pressure shutdowns so will leave the engine running even if it is overheating (low on coolant, defective fan thermostat, or a make that cannot tolerate long-term idling in warm or hot weather) or low on or losing oil.

Just don't go to some cheapo high school kids alarm/remote start shop with no or poor reviews or ratings - it is possible to REALLY do some serious damage to the electronics if they wire it wrong - had one neighbor have a remote start put on his truck and the repair bill was over $3000 for totally new master computer, main breaker board, timer module, environmental control board, accessory board, etc because they wired 24V (he has a diesel) into the low-voltage (probably about 2.5, 3V or or 5V) control circuitry and smoked it.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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