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Old 12-13-2014, 02:41 AM
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I have an export Middle East Jeep SRT 2014 and want to install the remote start at the dealer. I was told that the trunk button will have to be removed in order to install such an option, without giving me a proper explanation to why I should sacrifice such an option.

Is this normal ? why do export vehicles need to remove the trunk button for remote start and is it worth that I replace the trunk button with remote start ?

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Old 12-13-2014, 05:59 AM
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Re: Adding Remote start but sacrificing the trunk button ?

That doesn't sound right to me. I've seen the key fob for the remote start vehicles and they have both the trunk button and remote start- just google it and you'll see what I mean.
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Re: Adding Remote start but sacrificing the trunk button ?

Your dealer is a dickhead!
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Re: Adding Remote start but sacrificing the trunk button ?

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Your dealer is a dickhead!
Or stated another way... rectal-cranial inversion.
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Or stated another way... rectal-cranial inversion.
Yes, but us Aussies say it how it is usually lol.
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Re: Adding Remote start but sacrificing the trunk button ?

Dumb question, I take it I can order the remote starting key fob and then I need to take it to the Dealer to activate-yes..... Aussie Jeep

Having had plenty of rentals with remote start over the years, it's a great option to have.
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Dumb question, I take it I can order the remote starting key fob and then I need to take it to the Dealer to activate-yes..... Aussie Jeep



Having had plenty of rentals with remote start over the years, it's a great option to have.


Any Jeep dealer should be able to install this as an option- they won't be familiar with it in Oz but they should be able to.



You can be the Ozzie test.......lol- lets us know how it goes
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Thanks for the link. If I buy this and ask the dealer to install it, I'd get the trunk button AND remote start ? What about the steering column module thing they keep talking about, saying that it needs to be changed and not just the remote etc ?
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:44 AM
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Re: Adding Remote start but sacrificing the trunk button ?

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Or stated another way... rectal-cranial inversion.
Can't agree more ...
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:56 AM
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Re: Adding Remote start but sacrificing the trunk button ?

For us Aussies it cant work. Dealer's here wont program it in as it's not an AU option (they need their scantool to activate it). It can be done with an aftermarket option but you'll have to find the thread on that as I don't think it works with MY14's.


@ Darkue, I cant be 100% certain for your country. Logic says yes, but we all know how stupid Jeep/Chrysler can be with these things sometimes. As for the SCM I thought it was included in that kit, but I may be wrong.


PLEASE anyone who wants to do this, look into it long and hard and be certain it works before you try it. I doubt you can hurt anything, but it's better to be sure than sorry right? lol
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Re: Adding Remote start but sacrificing the trunk button ?

I'm in the middle east too, Dubai dealer Trading Enterprises did the same thing with me but they didn't tell me I'll lose the truck release button before they give me the new key fobs. I refused to accept it and told them you should have told me first, so they managed to get another key fob with all 5 buttons for me at their cost ☺..
So they can get it for you if they want but you just have to insist or maybe pay a little more than their price for the remote start key fob without the trunk release key.


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