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Old 12-06-2014, 07:26 PM
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Anyone have any idea when the OEM Remote Starter Kit will be available for the 2015 Larado? Or had a aftermarket remote start system installed?


Anyone get a 2014 or 15 without remote start and now want it?

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Old 04-06-2015, 03:19 AM
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Re: OEM Remote Starter

I gave up on the oem one, as Jeep Australia refused to fit it.

I installed the Omegalink 'OL-RS-CH4', easy install and works a dream.

Maybe diffident harness for 2013 on, mine was 2008-2012.., just check the site.

Been in for about 12 Months now..

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Old 04-08-2015, 09:54 AM
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Re: OEM Remote Starter

From my perspective, if i didn't already have the OEM remote start included on my vehicle, I wouldn't mess around adding the OEM.

After market remote starters often work far better and include options you have to pay for through U-Connect for way too much money per month once the trial runs out. For $5-$8 a month, I'd consider it worth it to have the remote app, but not for ~$20 a month. For that money, the key fob control is just fine, thank you.

Plus, the OEM doesn't offer any sort of vehicle feedback during remote starting (even with the U-Connect app), so you really have little idea if the vehicle actually started or is running. After market systems often have those options.

As someone who could live without the remote start, I only have the OEM because it came with the vehicle in the package I got. It's functional, but that's about it.
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Re: OEM Remote Starter

Oem app tells you if your car started or not.


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Oem app tells you if your car started or not.


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Unless yours is different than mine, no it doesn't.

It only tells you a remote start was successfully sent or that it failed to communicate with the vehicle.

That doesn't mean it actually started or continued to run after the start request was made.

A lot of two-way after market systems will send you vehicle status info, which the OEM app will not.
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Anyone have any idea when the OEM Remote Starter Kit will be available for the 2015 Larado? Or had a aftermarket remote start system installed?


Anyone get a 2014 or 15 without remote start and now want it?
These guys make the best remote start system out there that ingrates with push button starters.

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These guys make the best remote start system out there that ingrates with push button starters.

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Just placed an order... Will see how it goes..
Received my remote starter unit, will fit it when I get time and it's not flooding outside (Sydney Australia).

I got my fortin with harness and ordered the flash module also.. Hopefully this works out..
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Are you doing the install yourself?
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Scott,

Are you doing the install yourself?
Yes.

I attempted it this afternoon (just loosely as a test run to see if it will work before I place everything neatly) but I have hit a small snag.. Because I have a RHD export vehicle (right hand drive) some connectors per the instructions are on the drivers side and some are left over on the the passenger side (which would be the drivers side in a left hand drive vehicle such as in the USA) so I don't have enough wire-length to complete the install this afternoon (stores are closed). Will have another crack hopefully this weekend, although it's ANZAC weekend so I may not have a chance but will keep you all posted on progress.

I had a small confusion between install options but I have the right instructions now (for some reason there is the ability to hook up the fortin to another remote starter, but why would you do that when the fortin unit can handle the remote start, it's weird and confused me, not that that is a hard thing to achieve).

The other small confusion for me is why on earth you have to remove the battery from the OEM remote to program the unit, just weird, it didn't do anything as expected because the battery was removed but anyways, I'll get some more wire lengths and have another go and see if it works, I hope this fortin unit manages to not throw codes (because I have a diesel and it needs to monitor glow plug status).
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Re: OEM Remote Starter

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Yes.

I attempted it this afternoon (just loosely as a test run to see if it will work before I place everything neatly) but I have hit a small snag.. Because I have a RHD export vehicle (right hand drive) some connectors per the instructions are on the drivers side and some are left over on the the passenger side (which would be the drivers side in a left hand drive vehicle such as in the USA) so I don't have enough wire-length to complete the install this afternoon (stores are closed). Will have another crack hopefully this weekend, although it's ANZAC weekend so I may not have a chance but will keep you all posted on progress.

I had a small confusion between install options but I have the right instructions now (for some reason there is the ability to hook up the fortin to another remote starter, but why would you do that when the fortin unit can handle the remote start, it's weird and confused me, not that that is a hard thing to achieve).

The other small confusion for me is why on earth you have to remove the battery from the OEM remote to program the unit, just weird, it didn't do anything as expected because the battery was removed but anyways, I'll get some more wire lengths and have another go and see if it works, I hope this fortin unit manages to not throw codes (because I have a diesel and it needs to monitor glow plug status).

ScottiJT,

Please keep me posted as I am interested to know how this works out. I'm interested in the Fortin to add a security alarm. Not sure I want to attempt the install myself.
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ScottiJT,

Please keep me posted as I am interested to know how this works out. I'm interested in the Fortin to add a security alarm. Not sure I want to attempt the install myself.
I am also very interested in the outcome of this project.
Hope you didn't cop that hail yesterday, it looked pretty nasty.

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