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Remote Start/Auto Start 2010 TRD

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by SpecializedTaco, May 4, 2011.

  1. SpecializedTaco

    SpecializedTaco [OP] Member

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    10 TRD Offroad
    Rear Spring TSB, Rear Dif Mod, Fab mounted HiLift Jack in bed track, Mud flaps removed, Radar det hard wire
    I went to the dealership today and enquired about an auto ignition/remote start system for my 2010 Taco. Yeah..I know its not needed but I had one on my last vehicle and it was pretty sweet to have the option of cooling off your vehicle before you get into it. Spoiled? YES! It gets 200+ degrees in Phx! :)
    I was advised that unfortunately there is not a Tacoma dealer or factory install avaliable for my truck and that I would have to get an aftermarket install.

    I found it somewhat humorous that the justification was as followes:
    The dealer offered it for the "car models" but not for the "truck models".
    My response: Why would you offer it for cars only sir?
    Dealer: Because the truck has a manual transmission model and this is a safety concern if the vehicle is in gear and remote started.
    My Response: My truck is not a manual, it is an automatic.
    My response: Do you not make cars in manual transmission?
    Dealer: No sir, we have manual transmission cars and automatic cars and install the remote starts on the automatics.
    My Response: So what do I need to do to get a factory/dealer installed auto start for my truck to avoid negating my warranty for my ignition?
    Dealer Response: There is nothing the dealer can do for you sir, you will have to take it to an aftermarket installer.
    My Response: :confused::mad::mudding::brianr:

    Anyone have any suggestions or ideas?
     
  2. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
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  3. boopie

    boopie Socal Tacoma

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    Toytec/Eibach Bilstein set at .85, URD TCAI , TRD catback exhaust,1.5" AAL
    Don't go back to that dealership. They are obviously morons. They have installers that can do it. The guy you were talking to is a idiot
     
  4. chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    I've heard Viper has a sweet one, like a 2000 series I believe.... around 200 bucks and if you have patience and basic electronic knowledge you can do the install yourself.
     
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