e2helper said:You have a 2006 model with auto trans, correct?
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?
Check this picture out...
I believe the red arrow points to the switch you mentioned and the blue arrow pointing to the wires connected to it.
If that is the hood switch, the car "should" be remote start ready, right?