('14+) Just added Remote Start! - Subaru Forester Owners Forum
User Tag List

 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
Forum Member
 
thedjwaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: San Antonio,Texas
Posts: 17
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Forester Limited
Transmission: CVT
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just added Remote Start!

My subie was returned to me today after getting the Remote Star added. Already am Glad I invested in this as it does get hot down here in Texas. Anyone else Added the Remote start?

Rumrunner and Change_agent like this.
thedjwaver is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 07:47 AM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Cape Cod Mass
Posts: 45
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Forester Limited
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Curious to know if was installed by the dealer or another provider ?

When I inquired I got two very different answers as to how they install.

(1) Was OEM from Subaru where no connection or cutting into the wire harness was required.
(2) Required cutting into wire harness !

Kind of left a bad taste seeing that the cost was close to equal.
Just don't recall exact prices.

Dmedic is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 08:36 AM
Forum Member
 
Seanyd78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Prospect Park, PA
Posts: 744
Car Year: 2015
Car Model: 2.5i Premium
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
We added remote start to both my Forester and my wife's Crosstrek. unfortunately it has spoiled us both and both of us will probably never own a vehicle without it. It is so nice letting the car get nice and toasty before getting in during the winter. Also great for cooling the car down in the summer.

We have the Subaru system installed on both of our vehicles. From what I understand I think it is plug and play. The great thing about the Subaru system is it is fully covered under warranty of it causing any issues.
Seanyd78 is offline  
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
Forum Member
 
thedjwaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: San Antonio,Texas
Posts: 17
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Forester Limited
Transmission: CVT
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmedic View Post
Curious to know if was installed by the dealer or another provider ?

When I inquired I got two very different answers as to how they install.

(1) Was OEM from Subaru where no connection or cutting into the wire harness was required.
(2) Required cutting into wire harness !

Kind of left a bad taste seeing that the cost was close to equal.
Just don't recall exact prices.
Yes I got the OEM Remote start installed by dealer used a 15% off coupon from dealers web site. it works great and Best part is covered by warranty. No Hot leather seats this summer!
thedjwaver is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 09:07 AM
Forum Member
 
HotShot308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Central FL
Posts: 657
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: XT Touring
Transmission: CVT
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seanyd78 View Post
We added remote start to both my Forester and my wife's Crosstrek. unfortunately it has spoiled us both and both of us will probably never own a vehicle without it. It is so nice letting the car get nice and toasty before getting in during the winter. Also great for cooling the car down in the summer.

We have the Subaru system installed on both of our vehicles. From what I understand I think it is plug and play. The great thing about the Subaru system is it is fully covered under warranty of it causing any issues.
It is plug and play in regards to hardware. However, it requires the dealer to activate it in the ECM with their diagnostic computer.

Everything's better with Bacon!
HotShot308 is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 10:49 AM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 145
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: XT Premium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Host much was the OEM remote starter to install? Just curious.
Stupifier is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 10:51 AM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Just West of Boston
Posts: 1,416
Car Year: 2011
Car Model: Forester
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
never occurred to me that this feature would be useful for air conditioning! thanks for sharing!
MockSwede likes this.
Rumrunner is offline  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 11:51 AM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Forester XT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
how much was the system? this sounds intriguing.
lonestarbuzz is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 12:10 PM
Forum Member
 
subforx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: West Seneca, NY
Posts: 330
Car Year: 2017
Car Model: Forester
Transmission: CVT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by lonestarbuzz View Post
how much was the system? this sounds intriguing.
My Impreza came with the remote subaru starter, They charged me 495.00 total. While the range has been great and I like
how it lights up green when the engine is running, I am not so crazy about it turning off when the door is opened.

Mine 2017 Forester
My Wife 2016 Crosstrek
subforx is offline  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
Forum Member
 
thedjwaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: San Antonio,Texas
Posts: 17
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Forester Limited
Transmission: CVT
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by lonestarbuzz View Post
how much was the system? this sounds intriguing.

$545 total and it works great. Some people grip about the engine shutting off when you open the door. But as long as my car is cool in summer and warm in winter it is a nothing that bothers me.

Now if only Subaru had an OEM Bug/hood Deflector..........

thedjwaver is offline  
post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 01:17 PM
Forum Member
 
Seanyd78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Prospect Park, PA
Posts: 744
Car Year: 2015
Car Model: 2.5i Premium
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by lonestarbuzz View Post
how much was the system? this sounds intriguing.
I would call around as each dealer sets their own prices. We paid $450/installed for each of our vehicles at the dealer we bought them from. Many of the other local dealers wanted $600-700 for the remote start installed.
Seanyd78 is offline  
post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 03:38 PM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 15
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Forester XT Touring
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
When I ordered my 2016 XT back in June 2015 the remote start listed for 454. Subaru VIP pricing knocked it down to 340 and made the decision very easy.
NikonUser513 is offline  
post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-27-2016, 08:47 AM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 119
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Forester Touring
Transmission: CVT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Both our 2010 Outback and Legacy had oem remote starts and we will never be without one again. We ordered the OB with it and I did a self install on the Legacy with a oem complete unopened box on ebay for $100. I can confirm it is a plug in install with the hardest part being the install of the antenna wire in the A pillar. You need to be careful with the air bag in there. I did have to pay the dealer $55 to register the RS in the ECU. No way around that. They were however oem remote starts with all the limitations and issues included like poor range, engine shuts off when door opened etc.
When we traded the 2010 OB for a 2013 OB I ordered it without RS and had a small simple Viper unit installed. Then when we traded the 2013 OB for the 2016 Forester I did the same. It cost $375. I will do the same again next year when the Legacy gets traded for a 2017 Forester XT. The Viper has none of the limitations of the oem unit. The range on it is 2000', the engine does not shut down when the door is opened and it has a lifetime warranty, unlike the oem unit's standard warranty. There are a ton of options that can be added like Smart Start module which gives you unlimited range with smart phone starting, Starlink features, diagnostic code reporting plus others. But in the interest of cost and keeping it simple I declined the options.

2016 Foz replcd '13 OB replcd '10 OB
'10 Legacy
mpnret is offline  
post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-27-2016, 11:29 AM
Forum Member
 
beastmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Oklahoma city
Posts: 22
Car Year: 2017
Car Model: XT Touring w/EyeSigh
Transmission: CVT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It was already installed on the vehicle when bought it. I have push button start and the remote start range is only about 25'-30' feet. From what I understand the non push button start vehicles remote start range is about 75'-100', I would love that range. I would also prefer if my Foz did not turn off the engine when I started the car. That seems like unnecessary wear and tear on the engine bay components. The remote start system does work and I'm happy it does and the factory warranty that comes with it though. I just have those gripes about the range and opening the door.

I had an aftermarket Viper remote start system on a vehicle in the past. The range was 75'-100' and the engine did not turn off when I opened the door. If I knew they system in my Foz did that when I bought it I would have bought a different one without the Subaru system.

I paid $495 if I remember correctly.
beastmaster is offline  
post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 07:47 PM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: PA
Posts: 1
Car Year: 2014
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I installed a remote starter for my wife in her 2014 Subaru Forester.

I used an Fortin Evo-One and one of their t-harnesses, which reduces the amount of wire cutting and splicing. The EVO-One is an immobilizer/remote start and supports tons of add-ons. It cost me about 200 bucks and a couple of hours of my time to complete everything. If you press the OEM lock fob three times it starts the car, turns off after 15 minutes, and remains on when you open the door. If you press the brake it turns off if the key is not in the on position.

The t-harness is plug and play for the ignition wires and I had to cut about three wires and tap into a few more. I used Posi-Lock and Post-Taps, which are slightly more expensive, but provide better secure connections and are reusable.

She loves it and now I want to install them in our other two cars, but budget constraints.
coffeysm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Subaru Forester Owners Forum > Technical Forums and Vehicle Assistance > Interior and Electronics

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1