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Old 10-29-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
Al Sproule
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Remote starters

Hi all I have a 96 Eddie bauer that I would like to get a remote starter
put on. Any pros or cons to the after market starters and Fords of that
year?
Thanks
A; Sproule
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Old 10-29-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: Remote starters

I had an Auto Command for years... had it in my 93 SuperCab and it followed
me to my 92 Explorer... It was a good little unit - decent range - all the
bells and whistles. I'm not sure if their quality is the same as it was.

I have the Ford Silver in my SuperCrew... lousy range and, if I back into my
driveway, it will nearly never work through the darkened glass.

A friend went with the BullDog starter.... Came with an instructional tape
for DIY installation. I believe that there are piggy back connectors for
some applications... unplug the ignition switch, plug in the piggyback
connector and plug the ignition switch into that.

Some have a valet feature that will start the car if battery voltage fall
below a set point. A cold weather feature that can be set to run the car
periodically if there is no plug in available for the block heater.
Bidirectional capabilities that will tell you if the car started and, IIRC,
some have an iintruder alert.

This is a burgeoning market... whichever one you choose, get a written
guarrantee of the range of the unit.... Additionally, all connections must
be soldered if this thing is to provide trouble free service.

Downside.... Mrs. mechanic is a great one for starting the truck and
resuming her visit..... The unit will time out and she will restart the
truck - only to resume her visit.... ad infinitum... Gas mileage will NOT be
good.

"Al Sproule" <a-g.sproule@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:eHJ8f.8369$ki7.685627@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi all I have a 96 Eddie bauer that I would like to get a remote starter
> put on. Any pros or cons to the after market starters and Fords of that
> year?
> Thanks
> A; Sproule



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Old 10-29-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
Al Sproule
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Re: Remote starters

ROTFLMAO Thanks Jim, LOL you never fail to disappoint.
AL.
> Downside.... Mrs. mechanic is a great one for starting the truck and
> resuming her visit..... The unit will time out and she will restart the
> truck - only to resume her visit.... ad infinitum... Gas mileage will NOT be
> good.

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