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Old 12-23-2012, 07:20   #1 (permalink)
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2008 Mariner remote start

Has anyone installed the "Remote Start System - Bi-Directional
Part No:*9G1Z-19G364-A" from Mercury accessories? If so, is it "plug and play" or is there a lot of cutting and splicing involved?
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Old 12-31-2012, 20:45   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2008 Mariner remote start

Installation of remote starts aren't always plug and play. I'm not familiar with this one, but on other newer vehicles, the dealer might have to install it just to make sure it clears the security system protocols. If it's not installed correctly it could lock you out from starting the vehicle after trying to activate the remote start.

I had one installed on my Pontiac and it's a 2006. Dealer gave me a bit of a runaround so I went to a local shop and they couldn't get it to manipulate the security system. Who knows, the Mercury system just might be 'plug and play', but I'd still be cautious as I was told my Pontiacs system could easily be done by the owner in an hour. Ha.

It was almost as painful as getting my remote batteries replaced. I had both die out within a week of each other which the dealer had to reset to the vehicle security system - $$$.
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your best off having the professionals handle remote starts. cars have come a long way and with multiplex wiring systems where one wire can perform multiple functions its easy to make a mistake and burn up very expensive computer modules. this being my first post on this site I may cause a stir by saying this but for electronics your best bet may not be the dealer but a local shop with years of experience doing remote starts. ask for mecp and ase certifications. make sure connections are soldered. not crimp connectors. I purchased a 2005 Chrysler 300 brand new with dealer installed remote start. it caused the air bag light to come on. months later and a lemon law claim later I installed my own and no more issues. dealers have well trained mechanics when it cokes to suspension, engine etc. I rarely see electronic specialists working for dealers. they just don't pay well enough. take it for what ifs worth but it may be worth looking into mobile edge out of lehighton pa. they have a very informative website and the owner is more then happy to explain. more about remote starts. they have won retailer of the year and numerous awards which is why then have a lifetime warranty on all installations
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