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post #31 of 205 Old 05-03-2011, 01:20 PM
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Ordered from ricetoyota.com. A Visit to your Toyota dealer will be required to activate it. Not sure what they'd charge for full installation. It probably took me about 2-3 hours, without really knowing the car. Having done it now, I could do it a lot faster if I had to do it again.

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PT398-03100
Remote Engine Start
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$319.20
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$0.00
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$331.76

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Talking Remote Start- Cost

I contacted my dealer here in Paducah, Kentucky and states he wants $700.00 to install the remote start and I think this is ridiculously HIGH! Does anyone else have prices they are paying???
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Noty sure why you even want it, esp in KY, as in a warm state, as that's not your g'ol conventional vehicle. we had lengthy thread here on trying to warm up interior by keeping engine running, and it's not quite working, as computer simply shuts engine down the very moment whatever needs to be warmed up in hybrid system is.
Maybe if you have it installed for cooling purposes, and have climate control at automatic? But then again, a/c runs off battery. You see where I'm headed?



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I contacted my dealer here in Paducah, Kentucky and states he wants $700.00 to install the remote start and I think this is ridiculously HIGH! Does anyone else have prices they are paying???
One dealer I talked to when shopping for a hybrid said they normally throw in a remote starter that costs about $500. However, he said they do not install them in hybrids.

You of course may want to consider that the Eco gods could access you a stiff demerit for using one as they are a waste of energy. Some use the opposite strategy, and run on EV until they can put a significant load on the ICE, so it runs more efficiently as it warms up.

The other option to speed warm up is to install a block heater. It is more energy efficient. The dealer my charge you up to $300 to do it. However, if you just buy the parts and put it in yourself it could be much cheaper. Whitesands here has the scoop on the DIY alternative.

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$700.00 isn't out of the question for a Hybrid. We get $639.00 to do one. I do know that the Hybrids are a little more tricky to do than a regular vehicle, at least that is what the techs tell me.

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Got mine when I bought the car for $395. It uses the same remote as the door locks which is nice. The only issue is the car shuts off when you open any door. That has to do to the keyless ignition I am told. I use it in the winter to clear the windshield of frost.

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my dealer tried to sell it to me. I almost got it too. Thought was to have car all warm up for you in winter time. I see them selling it on the internet. Not sure how hard it is to DIY.

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http://www.amazon.com/Remote-Starter-Genuine-Toyota-Accessory/dp/B006QCP8NK for $395.95 but it says must be installed at dealer. I guess its because you have to use the TechStream software, etc.

OP should ask dealer how much for labor only for the install.

$299 on Ebay, http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-CAMRY-R...c28b82&vxp=mtr


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On sale at Amazon for $395.95 but it says must be installed at dealer. I guess its because you have to use the TechStream software, etc.

OP should ask dealer how much for labor only for the install.

$299 on Ebay, http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-CAMRY-R...c28b82&vxp=mtr
eBay link you gave is P/N PT398-03120.pdf and is for non-hybrid.

Hybrids need PT398-03123.pdf ... I what the difference between the two is, but you need to get the right one.

Installation instructions for non-hybrid RS. If you find for hybrid, please post.

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Got mine when I bought the car for $395. It uses the same remote as the door locks which is nice. The only issue is the car shuts off when you open any door. That has to do to the keyless ignition I am told. I use it in the winter to clear the windshield of frost.
If it uses the same remote as the keyless entry, what buttons do you press to start the car??
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^-- "Press the remote control’s lock button twice
within 2 seconds, then press and hold the
lock button for 3 seconds."

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^-- "Press the remote controlís lock button twice
within 2 seconds, then press and hold the
lock button for 3 seconds."
Had one when I had a Prius. Half the time the Prius failed to start. Not worth having one on a hybrid, IMO.
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2012 Camry Hybrid Remote Starter

Any information on when a remote starter will be released in Canada? I don't want to install an aftermarket one and have problems with the warranty if something goes wrong!


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All I can say is that one dealer in Edmonton said they normally throw in a remote starter with each car deal, but they don't recommend remote starters for the Hybrids, and won't do it.

I bought a used car that had an aftermarket remote starter installed. It made a right mess of the car wiring, and you had no idea what they had done. It made troubleshooting electrical issues a nightmare. And electrically and control wise, a hybrid is much more complicated than a standard car. I solved it by selling it.

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I had a factory remote on my 2010 Prius. Waste of money.

Cons

You have to turn on the front heaters that you might need later with the remote start. Also, before you turn your car off, it is best to put the vehicle in Normal mode (no eco) to prioritize heating systems more than Eco mode.

When you touch the door handle to get in your car, the car turns itself off.

No confirmation that vehicle started.
Lengthy procedure to activate; Press lock twice fast then press lock again and hold it for a slow 3 count (just give me a button).

Short range.
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