2001 SL1 auto need remote starter recomendation

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by clutch, Nov 27, 2003.

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    clutch Guest

    I have a 2001 SL1 w/auto trans, keyless entry. I would like to
    install a remote starter to deal with northern michigan winters and
    let the car warm up before I drive off.

    Anyone with a similar saturn configuration, could you tell me what
    brand you used and any stumbling blocks?


    clutch, Nov 27, 2003
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    Logan Parker Guest

    Hello there, I work at a store that sells and installs remote start systems
    in NS, Canada. All Saturn cars starting in 2000 are equipped with GM's
    PassLock II security system, make sure any place you take it to is very
    familiar with this system. They may cause your vehicle to fail to start
    with the key if wired improperly. Look for good quality brands, such as
    Autostart, CompuStar, CommandStart, DEI, UltraStart, etc. Avoid cheapies,
    such as Bulldog, AutoCommand, Audiovox, etc. The cheaper units usually
    don't have much protection to prevent the unit from over-running the
    starter, and could potentionally damage your starter, and GM will not cover
    it under warranty (obviously).
    Logan Parker, Nov 29, 2003
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    Glomis Guest

    Ditto on that.

    I installed my own AutoStart on my 2001 SL2 standard. Accommodating the
    PassLock II system was a bit of a hassle.

    Btw, Logan, I'm in NL. Nice to see some fellow eastern Canadians here!!



    Glomis, Nov 29, 2003
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    Joe Biadasz Guest

    I've installed a remote starter in my 91 saturn, I will be installing one
    on a 97 Lumina soon..

    I';ve installed a Crimestopper RS-900VI system Easy install, With the (&
    model I have purchased the the Passlock I Bypass to go with it....

    The one I have purchased has many safty features and options. You may want
    to check them out.....

    Not trying to start a Manufacturer War here but Research your remote
    starter and use one you like and has the options...

    I bought mine from ebay for 80 bucks.. Some will say mine is a crappy
    remote starter but I say differently.... Its all on the install!!
    Joe Biadasz, Dec 1, 2003
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    clutch Guest

    Thanks for the info. I'm searching the brand names you listed for the
    unit that has best features/price.

    clutch, Dec 3, 2003
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