Website is correct and salesman just giving you BS and headaches for service technicians if he promises stuff like that.jp375 said:...is the remote start an option with the 6 speed manual on the GTP? The Pontiac website says no, but a salesmen told me that it was. He was an idiot though, so I'm not sure if he was right or not.
You wouldn't happen to know the ID/password to get into the GMtechlink home page would you?e2helper said:If you want to know a little more about what they will be doing to "install" remote start here is GM Newsletter for dealers which your guy obviously needs to reread
Thats sort of what I figured, that Pontiac doesn't do it from a liability standpoint. Funny though, I've seen lots of aftermarket shops do it. I believe the system checks if the car is in neutral before it will start the vehicle.Smockonallama said:It is technically illegal to have a remote start with a MT. It can be done and I have done it but if it got left in gear then there would be some real problems.
i am purchasing a 1SV G6 next week. is it likely that it's not pre-set to accept remote start? if so, am i going to have to go aftermarket, or will i just need to find the harnesses/components to enable the installation? the parts have to be available somewhere if it's an option...e2helper said:You have a 2006 model with auto trans, correct? Manual trans wouldn't have ability for remote start even though the key fobs on those have the "+" also. I know you wouldn't have a 2005 because the 2005 (and early 2006) didn't have key fobs with "+"
The "+" actually indicates "Extended Range" but that change was implemented at the same time that vehicles were built "remote start ready". The final thing you could take a look at would be open your hood and take a close look at the hood latch on the body. Do you see a black plastic hood switch attached to back of latch? That is also required for a vehicle to have remote start and it was also added to vehicle to facilitate adding feature.
The AP8 option isn't going to show up on information that the dealer has available on your vehicle because it is base configuration for all but 4 cylinder model - some of those are built without any keyless entry system on them.
So dealer might be a bit confused and, gee, you are paying money for this anyways so seems like they would want to help.
I know you likely looked at Techlink article but what the dealer gets with this kit is 2 new key fobs (with remote start button), a special code which allows them to call their Techline call center to get authorization to enable remote start in the body computer in your vehicle (their service tool is unable to enable remote start without that download - something they call a "VCI number") and a sticker to put in your vehicle indicating that they installed the remote start kit so that later service folks know your vehicle is supposed to have feature and someone doesn't later inadvertently disable feature. This could happen if a technician later swapped out the body control module in your vehicle because a new one would also have to be configured via similar download to enable remote start.
As you can see they really don't have to do any disassembly of vehicle to enable feature. Again, they likely would need both of your original key fobs so that when they program the new ones they can also reprogram old ones so that you have 4 functional fobs for your vehicle (you ARE paying for them - so they should all work).
Feel free to share this info with dealer - believe me when I tell you I know quite a bit about how this all works