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remote start?

what would be a good product for a remote start for a '02 trailblazer?
what are the pros & cons of a remote start?
who would be the best bet to deal with on pruchase and install?
is it a self-install?

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i've got some "bulldog" remote start system i acquired back in the day. I need a override for the factory anti theft system for a GM as well (like 20 bucks) to make it work. It came with a video and instructions for the install, but i really dont feel comfortable cutting into the harness myself.

I'll probably do the install with a buddy sometime in the near future, with all this newfound time i have. Will post results if so.
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what would be a good product for a remote start for a '02 trailblazer?
what are the pros & cons of a remote start?
who would be the best bet to deal with on pruchase and install?
is it a self-install?
Any DEI product preferrably Clifford G5 models. www.clifford.com
Pros:Heat in winter, cool in summer, leave vehicle armed and running when you're running errands, people can not take off with your car while running.
Cons: Uses gas.
Not a self install IMO. YMMV.
We have had a few issues with the data/override modules for the trailblazers.
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We have had a few issues with the data/override modules for the trailblazers.
Ever had the issue where the 456G ( think it is, the programmable lock/security) doesn't lock the back hatch when it's supposed to?

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If you want a good professional install then Ew would be the one to talk to. AutoSound knows what there doing. They worked on my car with remote start and a few of my friends cars. I highly recomend them.
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I've got it on my car. I love it. I got mine for the winter because I'm bad about jumping in the car and taking off. Now, I can let it warm up while I'm getting dressed....

Cons-mine is a standard and I REALLY have to remember to leave it in neutral.....LOL


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well thanks for the input, the wife really appreciates it. i will look into autosound since it was recommended.

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I've got it on my car. I love it. I got mine for the winter because I'm bad about jumping in the car and taking off. Now, I can let it warm up while I'm getting dressed....

Cons-mine is a standard and I REALLY have to remember to leave it in neutral.....LOL
Heh, shoulda' got the Clifford G5.
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Ever had the issue where the 456G ( think it is, the programmable lock/security) doesn't lock the back hatch when it's supposed to?
I'm not sure about that one but it does not like to lock/unlock the doors upon arm/disarm.
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If you want a good professional install then Ew would be the one to talk to. AutoSound knows what there doing. They worked on my car with remote start and a few of my friends cars. I highly recomend them.
I agree! Did you know they do car repair too? Just push your busted ass broke down mustang into their garage and 10 mins later its running and on the road again!



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I agree! Did you know they do car repair too? Just push your busted ass broke down mustang in the rain into their garage and 10 mins later its running and on the road again!


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LOL yea how could i forget that part!!

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Heh, shoulda' got the Clifford G5.

Can that one tell if I leave it in gear?


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Can that one tell if I leave it in gear?
It makes you go through an exit procedure that makes you leave the car in neutral, engine running when you exit. When you arm the car, it kills the engine. From that point, it will remote start but if you disarm the car, the cycle is broken and it will not attempt to start. If you do not do the exit procedure when you exit the car, it will not attempt to start.
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How much is a remote start system? That would be kind of a cool feature to have.
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How much is a remote start system? That would be kind of a cool feature to have.
Depends. Basic with keyless $249 installed up to $2500 or so depending upon how elaborate the alarm is. Most modern cars need an overide ($50ish) to make them remote start. SAFE remote start on a manual is closer to $500 with a basic alarm.
Every car is different.
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It makes you go through an exit procedure that makes you leave the car in neutral, engine running when you exit. When you arm the car, it kills the engine. From that point, it will remote start but if you disarm the car, the cycle is broken and it will not attempt to start. If you do not do the exit procedure when you exit the car, it will not attempt to start.
So, you have to do the exit thing everytime you get out, if you want to remote start it? And then if you disarm the alarm, it won't remote start?
Hmmmm. Would if you needed to disarm it to get something out, but you weren't leaving, you couldn't remote start it later?

It sounds safe, but the way I'm in/out I'd never be able to use the remote start.


I can exit with mine running, and then arm it. I can also kill it after I'm out and it will stay armed. I can disarm it at anytime and still remote start it later.


I practiced leaving mine in neutral for about 6 months before I hooked the remote start feature up.


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I'm glad that my alarm didn't make me do an exit procedure. It's more dangerous not having the safety feature, but I wasn't worried about it since I was the only one driving the car besides my roommate. I'd get annoyed by the exit procedure.
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So, you have to do the exit thing everytime you get out, if you want to remote start it? And then if you disarm the alarm, it won't remote start?
Hmmmm. Would if you needed to disarm it to get something out, but you weren't leaving, you couldn't remote start it later?

It sounds safe, but the way I'm in/out I'd never be able to use the remote start.


I can exit with mine running, and then arm it. I can also kill it after I'm out and it will stay armed. I can disarm it at anytime and still remote start it later.


I practiced leaving mine in neutral for about 6 months before I hooked the remote start feature up.
Exit procedure takes about one second to do each time to leave the car. Yes, you have to do it every time you exit if you want it to start. You can remote start it, disarm, get something out of the car, rearm it and then remote kill it and it will restart later.
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it really dosen't take but a second. When EW took me for a ride in his car while i was getting my subs installed he went through it, and i deffinatly want one now

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I'm glad that my alarm didn't make me do an exit procedure. It's more dangerous not having the safety feature, but I wasn't worried about it since I was the only one driving the car besides my roommate. I'd get annoyed by the exit procedure.
LMAO, wanna tell them about your car going down the street with no one in it?

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