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Remote starter.....what flavor?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Vito117, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Nov 3, 2019 at 5:24 AM
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    Vito117

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    So after hitting some way too damned early cold temps here in October....I was looking at adding the remote start feature.
    Never had a remote start.
    What do you guys recommend? Not sure I want to have dealer do it as they would be $500.00 is my guess.
    I know my way around a truck so I can do the work myself.
    Any good plug and play units out there?
    Mfr's?
    Linkys?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2019 at 5:26 AM
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    two-2-way-remotes.jpg
     
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    following...
    Tons of threads on this already, but overwhelming. I'd also like to add one that doesn't use the factory remote. I know there are some that change the functionality of the factory fob to start the truck when you hit the lock button 3x, but it seems silly to fire all of the locking mechanisms 3x every time. I dont mind an extra fob on the key ring. Also, i'd love one that could work .5 miles away with the 2-way communication....
     
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  4. Nov 3, 2019 at 5:33 AM
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    texasrho83

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    I've done a little..
    James Randy Taylor can hook you up with everything including step by step installation help.

    He has one for my 15 Sequoia that runs $249
     
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  5. Nov 3, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    What @texasrho83 said. Tech 12 Volts is running a group buy right now on completely plug and play remote starts (using factory fob) includes video installation instructions on the group buy page.
     
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  6. Nov 3, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    Hi there. I would with the Viper car alarm start system. A lot of people swear up and down with this system. It even has the new phone app where you can control start your truck and find your car on your phone. I plan on going to downtown LA to purchase mine. Good luck with your decision.
     
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  7. Nov 3, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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  8. Nov 3, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    Jpix75

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    Appointment Friday for a Compustar with a pair of Prime G15 one way remotes. Good for 1000 feet (way better range than stock fobs). Contemplated going with a 2 way remote for start confirmation, but I'm really never that far away to justify the extra costs.
     
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  9. Nov 4, 2019 at 5:24 AM
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    we switch from drone mobile to mycarcontrols.com phone app system. compustar/drone mobile charge $60/yr for the yearly phone app basic plan and if you lapse your sub, it costs an additional $35 to reactivate your account.

    with mycarcontrols, it uses the same hardware as the drone mobile but the sub is only $30/yr and you get gps location to boot that you dont get with drone/compustar. (i think the reason the cost went up is due to moving from cdma to 4LTE as wireless providers are phasing out cdma support)

    we only use the app to remote start since we have a distance from parking spot to the building (and the building has a horrible faraday cage effect on signals) and use the oem fob to unlock/lock the vehicle.

    edit: here are the modules they work with

    ADS iDatalink
    HCx
    VWx
    BMx
    BZx
    AKX
    ALCA*

    Directed Electronics
    DBALL 2
    DB3
    4X10 / 5X10
    DS4+
    AF-D600
    ASD200
    ASD600

    Fortin Electronics
    EVO-ALL
    EVO-ONE

    Midcity Engineering
    All modules with Drone telematics port.

    StandAlone Mode
    Only Instant GPS locate function is active. All other functions are disabled.

    Firstech
    Compustar 7000 series
    Compustar 6000 series
    Compustar FT-xxx-DC
    Compustar FT-DC2 / FT-DC3
    Polarstart PRS-13
    Polarstart PRS-16

    Crimestopper
    RS-00
    RSx-G5
    SP402 / SP502

    VOXX
    Flash Logic: All FLRS RS modules EXCLUDING FLCAN
    Prestige/Pursuit: All E models w/ telematics port (Except PRO9233E)

    Code Alarm: CASECRS, CARS & CA4555

    OMEGA
    All modules with Blue telematics port
    * Aditional part required sold seperately (FLCL6HAR).


    1-year service plan renewal cost: $39.95 USD

    3-year service plan renewal cost: $99.95 USD


    • US CUSTOMERS
    • Using a 4G LTE device
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    • CANADIAN CUSTOMERS
    • Using a 4G LTE device
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    • PUERTO RICO CUSTOMERS
    • Using a 4G LTE device
    • Search T-Mobile Coverage
    • Search AT&T Coverage
     
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  10. Nov 4, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    I’m having the Compustar g15 2 way installed next week.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    Pop and lock, esp storage, access lorado, front tints
    Does the truck shut off when door is opened like the factory one? I received a price of $275 installed and not sure what to do.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    It does not shut off when the door is opened. When you go in your truck if you hit the brake it will shut off. Cat be programmed for 15 or 25 minutes.
     
  13. Nov 4, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    if you have a PTS system, it will shut off, no matter the model for toyota. if you have a physical key it will not shut off.

    from what i have been told, on the PTS systems, the fob and ecu generates a new code when you unlock the vehicle, hence the reason the vehicle shuts off since the code to start is no longer valid.

    i do know that PTS systems on the toyota brand they usually have to unlock the vehicle, give control over to the remote start unit, start the vehicle, then the remote start module locks the doors. this is the way that they bypass the security code temporarily until you grab the door handle to unlock the vehicle.
     
  14. Nov 4, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    I've been very happy with the Drone Mobile system. Unlimited range, can leave your keys in the truck and open the doors and/or start with your phone. Can monitor the status of your battery, and temp inside the cab if those things are important to you. GPS and a few other features available at an additional cost.

    If you pay for 3 years up front, cost is only $40 per year.. I was not aware of the My Car Control info posted above. When my 3 year plan is coming up, I'll check it out to see if it makes sense to change.
     
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  15. Nov 5, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    the biggest thing is the gps you have to pay for the upgraded package on drone mobile while on mycar its standard with the basic $40 plan.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    here are some screenshots of the app

    Screenshot_20191105-110854_MyCar Controls.jpg
    Screenshot_20191105-110904_MyCar Controls.jpg
     
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    Looks good, will definitely consider when my plan is up for renewal.. GPS not really necessary unless its stolen since I'm the only one that drives it, but a nice feature..
     
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    I bought Fortin EVO for $160 with Toyota harness included, installed myself. 1 year of use and not a single issue.
     
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    I have a excubur that was on truck when I purchased truck and horn sounds when ever I unlock truck anyone no how to make it stop wife hates it
     
  20. Nov 10, 2019 at 5:23 AM
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    Wow....
    Some of those remote systems you guys have are way too much for what a cat like me needs.
    Grab remote...push button...truck starts. Keep it simple I say.

    Don't really need the unit that makes an espresso, tells me my horoscope, or tells me a bird shat on my hood.:D:D:D
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I have the viper smart start and love it !
     
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    i assume the 'hatch' icon is unused? Would it possibly work with a pop-and-lock? only unlocking the tailgate??? THAT could be cool..

    I'm leaning towards the Compustar, since that what a local place that installs works with, and they seem very affordable, too. I dont need all of the bells and whistles - just something that can start the truck in the driveway from the comfort of my home in the wintertime. 3000' feet with two way communication seems sufficient for $100 price i'm seeing on Amazon. Although, i admit, this seems like a lot of 'stuff' to add to the truck just to make it start...
    https://www.amazon.com/Compustar-CS...mote+start&qid=1573433374&s=automotive&sr=1-3
     
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    Did you have a Compustar alarm/remote start with the Drone module?
    That is what I have and I really like the mycarcontrols over the drone mobile...
    Does the mycarcontrols give alerts when the 1st or 2nd stage is tripped?

    Wondering if my current system would work...

     
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    I have the unit sold by tech12volts and bought the mycar cell module. Starting a vehicle with a phone is fun. I'm zooooooming into the future.
     
  28. Nov 10, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    I don’t mean to hijack this, but i have a dumb question. Is there any benefit to the oem version vs these aftermarket ones?
     
  29. Nov 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    OEM version has a stupid feature where you open any door, and the engine shuts off. Aftermarket it will stay on until a specified time, or you depress the brake pedal.
     
  30. Nov 10, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    I really wanna get that as an add on to my compustar. That's not a bad price for a 3 year plan. My only fear is that all the latest reviews are saying that the app is bad now
     

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