Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 03-02-2014, 06:12 PM
racer-xerols's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 432
racer-xerols has a reputation beyond repute
Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

Just for kicks the other day, as I walked out of work, I figured I'd test the remote start. I was parked about 150 yards away from the building. NO line of sight - I work at an RV dealer and there were about 45 units between me and the Jeep. It was about 15 above zero, and the Jeep had been sitting in the lot, unsheltered, since 0800.

Granted I "cheated" - I used a trick I learned years ago to increase transmitter range. I stuck the end of the key into the hollow under my chin, and used my noggin as an antenna when I double-clicked the button. The Jeep was too far away for me to hear the horn chirp, but as cold as it was...I just pocketed the remote and kept walking. I walked around the final bend and.....

....the parking lights were ON.

Damn thing started from over 150 yards away!!!

(I figured with all the remote start "problem" threads, I'd start a good one just for the sake of variety...).
__________________

__________________
'14 WK2 Summit EcoDiesel
'01 Ram 2500 QCLB Cummins 6spd 4x4, '92 XJ 4.0/auto, '92 YJ 4.0/stick, 91 Daytona CS/AGS, original owner, 89 Shelby CSX-VNT #135, 87 Shelby CSX #133, 86 Shelby GLHS #499...and 7 Buell motorcycles from 1995-2009
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to racer-xerols For This Useful Post:
  #2  
Old 03-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Washington
Posts: 250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 24 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 1124
crabman has a reputation beyond reputecrabman has a reputation beyond reputecrabman has a reputation beyond reputecrabman has a reputation beyond reputecrabman has a reputation beyond reputecrabman has a reputation beyond reputecrabman has a reputation beyond reputecrabman has a reputation beyond reputecrabman has a reputation beyond reputecrabman has a reputation beyond reputecrabman has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

I don't have any issues with my remote start via apps or the fob. On the apps it can be a little delayed, sometimes requiring up to 2 or 3 minutes to start but it has always started. Interestingly I get the email saying it has been remote started about 30 seconds after I initiate the start whether it has actually started or not. Haven't tried for distance on the fob yet. Would estimate the longest distance so far as half a football field or so and you've got me curious now. Gonna have start testing it, I would have been pleased just with the stated 100 yards.
__________________

__________________
2014 Diesel Grand Cherokee
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-03-2014, 03:41 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 221
bustergc is on a distinguished road
Re: Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

Never heard of using your head as an antenna. I am going to have to try that one!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Tulsa area
Posts: 179
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2061
Rexlion has a reputation beyond reputeRexlion has a reputation beyond reputeRexlion has a reputation beyond reputeRexlion has a reputation beyond reputeRexlion has a reputation beyond reputeRexlion has a reputation beyond reputeRexlion has a reputation beyond reputeRexlion has a reputation beyond reputeRexlion has a reputation beyond reputeRexlion has a reputation beyond reputeRexlion has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

So, um.... how long ago did they put that metal plate in your skull? Lol, just kidding.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-04-2014, 11:20 AM
racer-xerols's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 432
racer-xerols has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

All my metal (2# of titanium) is in my legs. Left femur, left hip, and right tib-fib, all with the requisite screws to hold it in place.

But I've been using the noggin trick since long before I was rebuilt in 08...
__________________
'14 WK2 Summit EcoDiesel
'01 Ram 2500 QCLB Cummins 6spd 4x4, '92 XJ 4.0/auto, '92 YJ 4.0/stick, 91 Daytona CS/AGS, original owner, 89 Shelby CSX-VNT #135, 87 Shelby CSX #133, 86 Shelby GLHS #499...and 7 Buell motorcycles from 1995-2009
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-04-2014, 11:43 PM
shoestring's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 86
Thanks: 1
Thanked 15 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 228732
shoestring has a reputation beyond reputeshoestring has a reputation beyond reputeshoestring has a reputation beyond reputeshoestring has a reputation beyond reputeshoestring has a reputation beyond reputeshoestring has a reputation beyond reputeshoestring has a reputation beyond reputeshoestring has a reputation beyond reputeshoestring has a reputation beyond reputeshoestring has a reputation beyond reputeshoestring has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

I drive my Jeep wearing my tin foil hat. hell I pick up radio stations out of state! Works great for extending key fob range too.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

2014 diesel Limited. Brembos, Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/50r20
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-04-2014, 11:54 PM
ExcursionDiesel's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: W. TN.
Posts: 1,547
Thanks: 4
Thanked 219 Times in 147 Posts
Rep Power: 2913
ExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond repute
I 2nd the Noggin trick...it really works. Had a buddy show me when my FOB was out if range...held it to his chin and the car doors locked. Lol!

Mine has never failed to start when inside my home on the opposite end from the driveway. Best FOB range ever.
__________________
----------------------
The founder of JeepGarage.org, Scottina06, has a son Max who is in need of corrective surgery from an infection at birth that left one leg 4 inches short. We need to support our Jeep brothers. His family has started a fund on giveforward.com. If you have ever been helped by someone else, now is a good time to pay it forward. Here is a link to that page. God bless you! http://gfwd.at/1rz33PW
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-05-2014, 07:08 PM
shellhall5183's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Alice Springs NT Australia
Posts: 87
Thanks: 73
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 455
shellhall5183 is on a distinguished road
Re: Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

HOLD ON!!

Did I read the post correctly?? can you remote start your JCG overland?/ this is new never heard or read this anywhere.. is this possible if so are the Australian models the same?? That would be totally awesome to get car warmed or cooled before you get it.. :-)
__________________
2014 J.G.C Overland CRD True Blue
Off-Road AWY II kit
Tow Package

Collected 193 days ordering 20 March 2014
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-06-2014, 07:56 AM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NoVA
Posts: 69
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 339
1Zach1 is on a distinguished road
Re: Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by shellhall5183 View Post
HOLD ON!!

Did I read the post correctly?? can you remote start your JCG overland?/ this is new never heard or read this anywhere.. is this possible if so are the Australian models the same?? That would be totally awesome to get car warmed or cooled before you get it.. :-)
I don't believe Remote Start is available on Export Models due to emission regulations. There is a big thread over in the export section about it, probably has more detail than what I know WK2 - remote start down under.
__________________
Limited 4x4 MaxSteel.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 1Zach1 For This Useful Post:
  #10  
Old 03-06-2014, 08:38 AM
CLStech's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: RTP, NC
Posts: 1,077
Thanks: 373
Thanked 155 Times in 120 Posts
Rep Power: 1545481
CLStech has a reputation beyond reputeCLStech has a reputation beyond reputeCLStech has a reputation beyond reputeCLStech has a reputation beyond reputeCLStech has a reputation beyond reputeCLStech has a reputation beyond reputeCLStech has a reputation beyond reputeCLStech has a reputation beyond reputeCLStech has a reputation beyond reputeCLStech has a reputation beyond reputeCLStech has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

+1000 the range is really impressive on the remote keyfob. If it had 2-way capabilities to indicate current vehicle status that would be the icing on the cake.
Keyfob range on 2014 WK2
__________________

__________________
The Albino: 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee
Bright White - Black/Sepia - Black Chrome - Tow Package - High Performance Audio - Pano Roof
*Debadged | Black Reflective Hitch Insert | Black Vinyl Wrapped Roof | Billet Technology Catch Can & Accesories | Injen Intake | LED Interior Swap | LED Puddle/Entry Lighting | Lower Grill Badge | Tint | 6000K Headlights | 3000K Foglights | Eibach Lowering Springs | Headlight DRL Mod | RAX Jailbreak | Rear Fog Lights | Electronic Cutouts | BlackOps End Links*
Instagram: CLStech
Twitter: CLStech
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013 Overland Remote start range poor buck9898 Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 0 12-15-2013 01:10 PM
Remote Start 04JGCSpecialEdition Troubleshooting/Problems 1 01-13-2013 11:02 PM
Remote Start Disabled - Start Vehicle to Reset?? bmrsooner10 Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 3 01-02-2012 10:11 AM
Remote Start jrb1 Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 35 02-24-2011 10:31 PM
Remote Start Bslagle05 Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 7 01-12-2010 11:01 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community