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Old 05-22-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
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Keyless entry/remote start

A few questions here.

1)Is it worth getting a keyless entry system?
2)Does remote start on these systems work well?
3)About how much could I expect to pay to have one installed?(If you paid for it to be done your input would be very helpful)

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Old 05-23-2007, 12:00 AM   #2
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I like it (keyless entry) on my mom's car cause I put my things in the trunk and the door is already unlocked
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:06 AM   #3
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Is it factory or aftermarket, witeshark?
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:13 AM   #4
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:59 AM   #5
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I've always loved the remote start/keyless entry option... it allows you to warm up your car on cold days w/o having to go out there, get into the trunk/car and not have to fiddle w/ locks. I'm actually installing one in my 7 this next week.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:29 AM   #6
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www.bavauto.com sells plug-n-play keyless entry/alarms from $89 and up. Those kits take advantage of BMW's "double lock" system. If you go with a standard aftermarket alarm, you can still wire it up to double lock:

http://www.understeer.com/doublelock.shtml

I don't really know about remote start, I didn't do it in mine. Kinda dangerous if you have a manual tho. I personally don't like to idle my car more than a minute or two, even in cold weather, so it was pointless for me.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:35 AM   #7
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i want to get a keyless entry system. there have been a couple of times when it has been raining hard and i have had to fumble with my keys. plus, i would like to stop using the key on the door. that way, i dont have to be careful with my mass of keys hitting the exterior.
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:19 AM   #8
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I've always loved the remote start/keyless entry option... it allows you to warm up your car on cold days w/o having to go out there, get into the trunk/car and not have to fiddle w/ locks. I'm actually installing one in my 7 this next week.
What system are you getting for it?



Thanks for the info and links everyone.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:18 AM   #9
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I got a quote of $710 for alarm/remote start and some accessories ($400 in labor). You will also need a bypass module P/N 555B. Screw that, I did it myself, check out the DIY I posted.
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