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Need advice on remote starter for '03 H6
Posted 07 September 2003 - 07:40 AM
The car has a factory remote keyless entry/alarm system. Yes, it has an auto tranny.
Has anyone installed a remote starter on a recent vintage Legacy or Forester? If so, do you have any tips or are there any problems to be aware of?
Can anyone recommend any particular brand or features to look for?
Should I attempt the installation myself (I'm a novice at car wiring, but I am educable)? Or should I (dare I?) trust a car audio-type place to do the installation?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Posted 07 September 2003 - 02:00 PM
Sorry I can't give you any advice from past experience on an install for one of these as I have not done one as of yet. They are fairly easy to install I believe. I would purchase the factory wiring service manual if you do this so you will have a reference book to go by for the connections. You could also check with the dealer and see if they have any recommendations for a particlar brand of unit to install. One caution though is, installing this may effect the warranty of the car unless they do the work, so I would first check into that issue with the dealer before doing anything.
Posted 07 September 2003 - 08:35 PM
I installed an Ungo RS151 in my OBW LTD the first winter I had it ('01, amazingly enough:brow: ). I picked this one because it is the same model the local dealer uses, and I bought it through them hoping for some little support. Nobody on-line seemed to have a wiring diagram available, and the install instructions were not car specific. When I asked the dealer to photo-copy the wiring diagram, he refered me to the local car stereo shop, where HE buys the starter from:banghead: and probably also has do the install.
The starter itself works fine, although I still have a quirk with the keyless entry (doesn't work on the new 4 button remote:boohoo: ) so I get to carry two remotes, and I have to remote unlock the doors before starting or just use the key to unlock if the remote starter is running, Given to do over again, I should have dropped the extra $150 to have someone do it.
BTW, I've been wrenching since about 7-8 years old (59 Triumph TR3, 63 Corvair, 66 Mustang, 69 Barracuda & Road Runner, 72 Chryslers, various VW Beetles, a Dasher, Scirocco and Jetta), but these were all a bit less wiring intensive.
Not that this should scare you away, I just wanted to tell you it was not an obvious upgrade. If someone now has the wiring diagram available, I would love to get a copy and maybe get everything to work on mine.
Good Luck however you go!! And by all means, Speed Safely
David W, Penacook, NH
Posted 08 September 2003 - 07:39 PM
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