How did you do with your remote start? I thought long and hard about this myself. The problem is that with the factory remotes unlike most other remotes when the car is running the remotes become inoperable. To test this start your car press the buttons on the remote lock or unlock will not operate. So now if the dealer wires it to operate of of the factory remote you would have to use your key to enter the car and you will not be able to shut down via remote either.Monkey8 said:My Silver Pilot just arrived this morning at the dealer. The dealer want over $400.00 for the remote starter. I negotiated down to $343.00.
Do you have any idea on what type of testing I should be doing before leaving the dealer lot?
The dealer says that they will integrate the remote starter into the existing alarm from Honda so that there will only be one remote for both alarm and starter. Do you know if the alarm from Honda is Passive or not? I have a freind who just got his Odyssey, says that the alarm on the honda is not Passive. It does not arm automaticly, you need to arm it.
YOU ARE CORRECT IF I HAD THE LX PILOT WITHOUT A FACTORY ALARM IT WOULD BE A MORE STRAIGHT FORWARD INSTALLATION AND LESS WASTFUL. IN RETROSPECT I WOULD ORDER THE LX AND INSTALL EVERYTHING BUT LEATHER WHICH IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT i LIKE BEST ABOUT MY PILOT. PIONEER MAKES A NICE NAVIGATION UNIT THAT DOUBLE AS A DVD PLAYER FOR EXAMPLE.Black_Hawk said:I am also interested in installing a Remote Starter. I installed a remote starter and Keyless entry for my Accord 4 years ago. Make is Sidewinder. This works fine and I this is still going strong without no hitch.
But, my Accord is a LX and did not come with factory installed. I got the Remote started from BEST BUY.
Wonder what I should do with the Pilot??
Sorry, I got the name incorrectly. Mine's called Ultra Start 1500 and it's made by Ultra Start. You can check them out at www.ultrastarters.com. Make sure your speaker volume's down a bit, though, they have this cheezy flash intro page, like so many of the website do these days, and it just about gave me a heart attack :3:ericz said:RIPROCK - Thanks for the info. Do you know who makes the Ultra 1500?
Sorry, I don't have any personal experience but I would like to say that in my experience it's usually cheaper to purchase aftermarket products elsewhere. Does the $450 include installation? If not the dealer will proabably charge another couple hundred. Just some food for thought. i wish I could answer you question but I'm sure there's another fellow Piloteer who can add some input. Good luck!DesertDogs said:I am considering my dealers offer of remote start. They are offering a Clifford Security Package with Remote Start for about $450. How does the Remote Start work? Once you start the engine from the remote, what do you do with the key when you get in the vehicle? Do you have to restart the engine with the key to drive? Does anyone else have a Clifford Security Package with Remote Start and if so, do you like it?