Hello, first I'm new to the forum. I have a 2010 armada platinum edition and have been thinking about installing a remote starter. I was curious what folks experiences have been with the dealer installed starter. They're asking $600 with a 36k/36 month warranty on labor and lifetime on parts. A bit steep from the price perspective but am I better going through the dealer or through a third party installer? Thanks.
i had my dealer show me their pricing list when i went in the other day to purchase my '12. cost is $580. said theyd do it for $500 then wound up being free for me. aftermarket is always better for more options but nothing like oem integration.
nope. the 2012s have the turn key with the usual key fob. nothings changed unfortunately. the reason they said its so much (as far as i can tell) is that they need to have a third key made and buried in the dash which obviously costs some dough.
that $585 option is what you were offered. i mean of course theres no added security with the system but there are viper starters for over a grand...i like being oem. thats just me.
in terms of the remote start on the QX using the factory fob, there is no key that needs to be made. there is some provision in the ECM with push button start cars (the nissan max and altimas can do the same thing) that the consult can activate. its more to it but there is no key that needs to be made. i know this is an armada thread and i apologize for stepping on toes here. just wanted to clarify it a bit....
oh im more likely to believe you, an actual enthusiast, than the dealer who knows squat! i was just reiterating what the dealer told me. it had to be BURIED in the dash. maybe just to make me think it was worth the price more? who knows. i hope its that easy. i dont want them digging into the dash on such a new car
Last edited by 12platinum; 11-13-2011 at 09:28 PM.
I haven't done it yet myself, but I have been looking at the Directed Electronics (Viper, Python, Clifford) series and was considering the SmarStart option as well for my 2008. So far, I'm leaning toward the Python 1601 with the SmartStart, now SmartStart GPS. I like the aftermarket remote start for the additional features, and if done, right can be intergreated nicely.