zorba said:I put one in my 02 Ody as part of a Viper security system. From what I've read, as long as it is installed by an authorized dealer it should not affect your warranty. In a very cold area, you can set it up to start the car every couple of hours running for 10 or 15 min. each time. I use mine to cool down the car for a few min. before I get in. It's nice not to have to go outside in the cold to start the car also.
nurcomp said:Has anyone installed a remote auto-starter in there ODY? Does it affect your warranty with Honda (i.e.void electrical components warranty)?
zorba said:"Hmm, I was told that I was not able to put in a remote starter because of the chiped keys...this was told to me by the dealer in my area."
You can, all you need is an optional gizmo that they put one of your keys in, it reads the code on the chip. I had to have one put in when I had my Viper 550XP installed, mine works fine. Talk to an authorized Viper agent. I recommend Viper due to their reliability, warranty and popularity. There are others out there that probably work fine as well.
eagle11 said:Thanks guys, but one of my concerns is that I do not want to disable the need to have the keys chipped... there are several reasons for this, one being the security of it and two being the insurance break.
So my question is as follows: does any one have a remote starter installed and still need a chiped key in order to start the vehicle ? this might have been answered above , but I am uncertain if that was what was meant.
If someone broke into your vehicle with the alarm system activated, even if they found the key, the alarm system should still not allow the car to be started, unless the thief knew how to bypass the alarm system. I'm not sure if the above is true