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Remote Starter Installation

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by keiron99, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. keiron99

    keiron99 Senior Member

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    Perhaps I'm a wuss, but when I get in my car at 6 in the morning I like it to be warm. I have found my W211 with plastic seats is very slow to warm up the interior compared to other cars, including the heated seats.

    I am investigating the idea of getting a remote start (I have seen Clifford kits online), so that I can click the button to start the car whilst still finishing my tea and toast in the morning, then it will be warm when I get in.

    Can this be retrofitted, and does anyone know any installers in the Stockport/Manchester area?

    (PS Do these gadgets also switch the heated seats on? I can't see how they would given the fact that once the engine has been turned off, you have to manually push the button again to switch them on again once you start the car.)
     
  2. bigasotonuk

    bigasotonuk Senior Member

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    Hi,
    I,m willing to be proved wrong but I don,t think remote starting is possible on an MB due to the transponder type keys that are used.
    I think you would be better off looking for possibly a coolant pre-heater.
     
  3. turbopete

    turbopete Senior Member

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    its also illegal in the uk to leave an uattended car running
     
  4. duncanh

    duncanh Senior Member

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    Is this also true on your own property?
     
  5. turbopete

    turbopete Senior Member

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    cant be certain, but i think so. probably due to some anti pollution law and the increased risk of theft
     
  6. andy@pcd-ltd

    andy@pcd-ltd Guest

    There is this company over in the states that do them

    http://mercedesremotestart.com/

    I know it says you have to use the panic button but i have spoken to them and it can be also used with the normal remotes we have over here

    Only thing is they are not cheap
     
  7. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis Senior Member

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  8. ROBGOSTY

    ROBGOSTY Senior Member

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    I have an outside power socket & a driveway, I also have a short extension lead, a cheap plug in timer from B&Q and a cheap fan heater from Argus, I also have a lovely warm car every cold morning with no ice scraping in winter :lol:
     
  9. Chris12345

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  10. Frontstep

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    I am similarly equipped its not perfect but as I have never got around to a coolant heater it will do.
    No scraping no demisting and warm.
    The car engine would like some similar treatment.
     
  11. Mark@RMK

    Mark@RMK Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    I am one of the UK dealers for SmartStarter by Midcity engineering.

    Let me know if you want any information on the w211 system!

    Mark
     
  12. stanmerc

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    hi stan here i have a mercedes s63amg i have just had fitted a remote starter useing my mercedes keys and it works fine
     
  13. Mark@RMK

    Mark@RMK Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    What system did you use??


    Mark
     
  14. stanmerc

    stanmerc New Member

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    i used a company called cartronics in surry england they were very helpfull
     
  15. stanmerc

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    hi there mate this can def be done as a have had my s63amg done about a year to 18 months ago and its brill a company called cartronics did it 4 me look on utube and my car is on there thanks stan
     

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