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To date, the local dealers have refused to program the cars for Remote Start, so prior to making any hardware purchases, you should find a dealer is is able to do the programming.
 

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I thought that it wasn’t physically possible to do due to changes to our steering column.

Your chances of a dealer getting involved in an illegal modification are nil to zero.
It is illegal in Aus for remote starts (20 demerit points in NSW)

Which is interesting as the HSV F series offers remote start
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I think you might find that it is not illegal to have Remote Start. It is illegal to leave a car running when not being in attendence. Subtle difference.
 

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One of my staff just bought a SSV Redline, and it comes standard with remote start, from 100m away.

The car is locked when started, and cannot be driven away without the key. the car will also stop after 10mins, unless you get in the car and hit the start button. This is EXACTLY the same as our Jeeps. There is no legal reason why it cannot be enabled.
As for the steering column difference, I do not see how this would be the case as the remote start module is plugin and does not rely on the column.

I seem to remember that someone bought the module from the USA, but the dealer refused to flash the car. I wonder who that was and could enlighten us some more.

The '14 models may be different again, so it would rely on someone asking their dealer and getting the parts.
 
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I've posted before on this subject. I live in the US and my remote start times out after fifteen minutes.

I work for Western Star Trucks in Oregon and build right and left hand vehicles. The Aussie trucks are the only rigs that have turbo timers. They are adjustable and allow the rpm's enough time to drop before the vehicle shuts down. Most trucks just have a turbo gauges here and the driver looks at it before manual shutdown. Here, truck drivers leave there trucks running while in the truck stop.

In the electrical world and knowing how harnesses are built, it may be as simple as a plug or wire (or lack of) within a plug.

If you see truck driver outside their rig while it is running, why can't you do the same?;)
 

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One of my staff just bought a SSV Redline, and it comes standard with remote start, from 100m away.

The car is locked when started, and cannot be driven away without the key. the car will also stop after 10mins, unless you get in the car and hit the start button. This is EXACTLY the same as our Jeeps. There is no legal reason why it cannot be enabled.
As for the steering column difference, I do not see how this would be the case as the remote start module is plugin and does not rely on the column.

I seem to remember that someone bought the module from the USA, but the dealer refused to flash the car. I wonder who that was and could enlighten us some more.

The '14 models may be different again, so it would rely on someone asking their dealer and getting the parts.
That was nigelh, fitted the kit, then when the dealer looked it up it was blocked in the AUS software.
 

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One of my staff just bought a SSV Redline, and it comes standard with remote start, from 100m away.

The car is locked when started, and cannot be driven away without the key. the car will also stop after 10mins, unless you get in the car and hit the start button. This is EXACTLY the same as our Jeeps. There is no legal reason why it cannot be enabled.
"Smart Remote Start System

A remote vehicle start feature is available on all VF models with automatic transmission.

It seamlessly integrates with anti-theft and passive entry systems.

Smart Remote Start operates via key fob activation from as far away as 100 metres.

It not only starts the vehicle but also activates the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, which will operate at the ‘last known’ fan and temperature setting.

Remote Start will also activate the heated front seats feature, providing that inside vehicle and outside temperatures are below a certain threshold."
 

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Whilst waiting in the hospital carpark, the huge Chevy ute next to me just started on its own. A few minutes later the owner turned up, hopped in and drove off. Being almost a monster of a car, that thing needed time to warm up in these colder nights. That's when a remote start is handy.

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A Mate of mine was showing off his new Holden SV6 over the weekend. Park assist was amazing...but also impressive was his remote start. It obviously cannot be an ADR issue with regard to lack of this feature on ours.
 

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Its definately not an ADR issue - These features been around for so long now, and aftermarket had it out for over 10 years. Afterall, look at those imported used Hiluxes, Turbo Fortuners, etc they had the remote start. They all came in, registered and approved, how could that be if it was ADR issue?

It maybe a Jeep boloks excuse?
 

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It was probably going to cost Jeep Aust a fortune to have the ignition reprogrammed for AU. Probably something in the vicinity of about $1.75, so they decided not to proceed.
Since other manufacturers are introducing it on their models, Jeep Aust may decide to absorb that $1.75, and charge MY15 buyers another $100.00 for it.
 

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It was probably going to cost Jeep Aust a fortune to have the ignition reprogrammed for AU. Probably something in the vicinity of about $1.75, so they decided not to proceed.
Since other manufacturers are introducing it on their models, Jeep Aust may decide to absorb that $1.75, and charge MY15 buyers another $100.00 for it.
Just one of those things they cut out when changing LHD to RHD, all they cared was the overall mass profit and getting the cars out on the belt and onto the ships.

Blood Dual Zone climate control is still catered for LHD setup and that the drivers and rear passenger are in the same zone.
 
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