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Factory remote start working distance?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Camphill, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Feb 14, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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    Camphill

    Camphill [OP] New Member

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    Never had a remote start I was excited that I bargained for a remote start on my '16 4Runner.

    Deep in the middle of winter and I hate it. I have to be within 50 feet of the truck for it to work. What good is that?

    Are new remotes available with farther transmitter distances? I really do not want to buy an aftermarket starter that are sold working up to 3 miles away. If I got 1000ft I'd be happy.
     
  2. Feb 14, 2016 at 4:50 PM
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    tex

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    From what I have found the factory remote start and distance leaves a lot to be desired. I have only used mine a few times to cool down my rig while on vacation in Florida. It was close enough to start from our hotel room. I think the only option to increase range is to go aftermarket.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2016 at 5:20 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Factory ones are a joke! There are some great aftermarket ones. I really want this one which I believe you can start from literally almost any place in the world, presuming you have decent signal strength.
     

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