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Automate remote start?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ottoperformance, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Dec 24, 2015 at 12:56 PM
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    ottoperformance

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    Anybody installed their own Automate remote start?
     
  2. Jan 4, 2017 at 7:28 AM
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    I would also be interested if anyone is running an AutoMate brand remote start.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2017 at 7:32 AM
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    Does it not shut off the vehicle when you open the door?
     
  4. Jan 4, 2017 at 7:35 AM
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    Pretty sure they're all going to shut off as it's a Toyota/Lexus issue. Some here used the automates but most of us seem to be going with dball2's now.
     
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  5. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:09 AM
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    I was more curious as to reliability/issues with the brand.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:24 AM
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    Not real familiar with them. Do they have a system that lets you use your original keyfob and not have to carry around a second one? I glanced at their website and didn't see such.

    What's the reason you're thinking about that brand instead of DEI? We have a bunch of folks pretty happy with the DBALL2 based setup, whether they rolled their own (see below) or bought the kit from KB VooDoo
     
  7. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    I just picked up my new 2017 tacoma this weekend, and the dealer arranged for the remote start installation. That is the system they are wanting to install, so I am just trying to figure out if I want to go with it, or look into something else.
     
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    That then begs the question... how much is the dealer fixin' to charge you for this?
     
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    $489. I don't really think I could install one on my own.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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    Think I'm gonna be sick :sick:. That's an outrageous amount of money for a $130 kit that Kb Voodoo sells. If your willing to spend that much money go for it man. But If I were you I'd jump on youtube and learn how to splice wires before I spent that much money. Unless your color blind. Then your just SOL and should probably just spend the $489
     
  11. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:34 AM
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    Hell for 489, I'll install it if you're within a couple hours. :rofl:
     
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  12. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:34 AM
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    You probably have it down to a half hour by now.
     
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  13. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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    Wow. A local independent shop does remote install for 16-17 tacos at $275 all in. Not sure if they're using DBALL2 or Fortin, but it uses the OEM fob and works like the ones we all are doing ourselves.

    Post up your location and there's a fair chance you could find a volunteer to come install a DBALL2 for a fair price and you'd still save two or three bills.
     
  14. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    Yeah I'm not thrilled about another FOB. The one I already have is big enough as it is. I'm in Denver.
     
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    Real my install DIY in my signature -- you might be surprised at how easy this thing is to self install.
     
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    Wow, was expecting something different from this thread.
    I was trying to figure out why you automate a remote starter, set a schedule? But what if you were on vacation?
    But instead it was a brand. :pout:
     
  18. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    I'll check it out, thanks.
     
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  19. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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    LOL, yeah that was my first take too...

    As for automation... SmartStart will do reminders though it won't actually do the start on its own...

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jan 4, 2017 at 8:44 AM
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    Seriously OP check out his post. Step by step easy to read, easy to do. Check out a couple youtube videos on how to splice wires and you'll be very happy with yourself at the end of the day that not only you learned something new but had the confidence to take it upon yourself.
     

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