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Remote start CONFIRMED for Aussie 2016 GCs!

Hi all! I'm not sure if this has been covered on here before but I thought I'd start a thread just in case.

I picked up my new September 2015 build SRT last weekend and was pleasantly surprised to find it had factory REMOTE START! The salesman told me that I was lucky and got one of the new 2016 variants of the SRT and that remote start now comes standard on Grand Cherokees! I couldn't get any information from any CJD dealers around my area on if/when Grand Cherokees would be getting this (since the Cherokee already had it) before I bought the SRT but I guess it's here now!

Well, that saved me a few hundred bucks getting an aftermarket remote starter kit installed so I was pretty stoked about that hehe

I wonder if it can be retro-fitted to earlier Grand Cherokee models now it's officially available and supported here in Australia?

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Old 12-14-2015, 06:36 AM
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But it's illegal, just ask a Jeep dealer 12 months ago.
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Re: Remote start CONFIRMED for Aussie 2016 GCs!

im pretty sure its just illegal to have in manual cars. I hope it can be retro fitted my wife would love this sooo much! so I can have the peace of mind too that the car gets warmed up before she goes!
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Re: Remote start CONFIRMED for Aussie 2016 GCs!

Yes, I learnt about this yesterday when I picked up our Overland that was in for its 60,000 service and was talking to the sales guy and he mentioned it. Great stuff.
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Re: Remote start CONFIRMED for Aussie 2016 GCs!

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But it's illegal, just ask a Jeep dealer 12 months ago.

I hope that it was explained to him that crappy old Holdens have had it for some time now.



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Re: Remote start CONFIRMED for Aussie 2016 GCs!

No, no, no, it's illegal.

Dipshits, monumental dipshits they are.
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I thought only Remote Stop was illegal. I know Remote fast forward is legal.
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No, no, no, it's illegal.

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Re: Remote start CONFIRMED for Aussie 2016 GCs!

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im pretty sure its just illegal to have in manual cars. I hope it can be retro fitted my wife would love this sooo much! so I can have the peace of mind too that the car gets warmed up before she goes!

Warm up?

Where do you live?

I thought everyone wanted it for the "cool down" air con.
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Warm up?

Where do you live?

I thought everyone wanted it for the "cool down" air con.
In my KL I've used it through the winter months only. I've never used in thus far in the summer.

It gets a bit chilly here of a morning during the winter, so for those icey/frosty mornings I would hit the RS button 5 minutes before leaving. If the outside temp falls below 4.4 degrees then the cabin heating, seats etc would activate.

Conversely, for cooling, (and I've never used it thus far), but equal to or greater than 26.7 degrees is the magic number for RS to activate the cooling of the cabin.

That's the way it works in the KL anyway. I would assume the same in the GC but the owners manual would confirm.
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Re: Remote start CONFIRMED for Aussie 2016 GCs!

Just picked up our 2015 GC limited, ordered in August and it has remote start. Would be good for our Perth hot summers I think but not sure it will really get used
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Re: Remote start CONFIRMED for Aussie 2016 GCs!

Nice, hot summers I would use it all the time...


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