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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Pain Level A 10, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Mar 10, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    Pain Level A 10

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    Hello All , Question about remote start installation . Have a 2018 4Runner and want to put in a remote start . Don't want any issues from the dealer about the warranty if their are problems down the road so i was going to have them do the installation . Problem is they only have 1 type of product they install ( no choices ) and their cost seems to be high . Was looking for some advice from anyone who has a remote start in their vehicle on what type they have and if they are happy with it . Also if i have an outside vendor do the install am i opening myself up to issues with my dealer concerning the warranty ? Any help on either question is much appreciated . Thanks in advance . Have a great day .
     
  2. Mar 10, 2019 at 9:38 AM
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    I have the Compustar remote start. It uses the factory key fob to start by pushing the lock button 3 times. I went with the compustar because I will eventually add their "drone" module and be able to Lock, unlock and start via my Iphone. Good luck
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2019 at 4:25 AM
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    Mine was installed when bought I paid the $ and was ok with that. Can't speak for the warranty but I think they may scare you into thinking you have to go with them. Just have to do your homework on that one and if it's a newer vehicle don't cheap out on the install go with someone known in your area with a good track record.
     
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    I have a Compustar remote start. The dealer where I got my 4Runner from installs Compustar so no problem with warranty.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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    What model of Compustar do you have that allows you to use your current FOB? Thanks
     
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    I have the Prime G15 (2 way). Works with the factory remote. I think most of the Compustar will work with the factory remote. Check with wherever you looking to get the Compustar system from. They should be able to tell you which system will work with the factory remote.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    I was looking at Amazon to purchase the kit. Just unsure as to which model. One comes with remotes and one does not. I dont need new remotes. I saw one that appeared to be just the main module and no remotes. Is this the one I want???

    Thanks
     
  8. Mar 20, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    I'm really not sure. I got my through the dealer. I have the Compustar remotes but just use my factory remotes. The Compustar remotes will give you a longer range to remote start.
     
  9. Mar 21, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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  10. Mar 21, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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  11. Mar 21, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    I have Compustar alarm and remote start systems in my 5th gen 4runner and Tundra, both with Drone Mobile. I can use the factory key fobs, the long range Compustar remotes, or the Drone app to control everything. I highly recommend Compustar and Drone Mobile. A proper installation is key to any alarm and remote start so do your research and find a good installer. The Drone Mobile system runs on the Verizon network but “should” work with other networks as well. I would check what works best in your neck of the woods. So far, Drone Mobile has worked everywhere from San Diego to Minnesota.

    I state that because a buddy just installed a cheaper brand X system with the My Car app in his Tacoma. The My Car system runs on T-Mobile/AT&T network and despite their map showing coverage in our area, his My Car system only works half of the time around here. Needless to say, by trying to save some cash, in the end he’s disappointed.
     
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    So I’ve been reading through all the different post about this subject and I would like to narrow it down. I’m looking for something plug and play that can remote start my 4Runner and roll down the windows when it’s a billion degrees here in Saint Louis.
     

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