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Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start

Part No. 24921B Warranty Details  
$79.99
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Remote Start, Starts your engine and heating system from over 1,000 ft. away. No more freezing while waiting or the climate control system to take effect. Mini One button Remote Control. Kit includes Universal interface module (to bypass factory anti-theft in start mode). Works with Fuel Injected and Diesel Vehicles. Do it your self with complete instructions and 800 number tech service. Pro installation available, 7,000 locations nation wide, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed, Installed at your home or Office, Perfect installation the first time.
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Foot Safety Switch:Brake shutdown
Kit Contents:Ready remote auto start system, universal bypass,
Range:200

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DesigntechReady Remote, Remote Car Start
 
2.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (9)

Best Uses

  • Convertibles (3)
  • Luxury cars (3)
  • Small cars (3)
  • Sports cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gearhead (5), Practical (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works Great

Great product if installed correctly. Great for warming up the vehicle that sits outside in the winter.

Professional installation is available.

Before I made this purchase, I downloaded the...Read complete review

Great product if installed correctly. Great for warming up the vehicle that sits outside in the winter.

Professional installation is available.

Before I made this purchase, I downloaded the specific wiring information for my vehicle along with the detailed installation instructions available on their website. I also contacted their technical service line to confirm this model would fit my vehicle.

For DIY, you'll need a digital voltmeter and typical electrical tools. Wiring is critical for correct operation.

The remote has some programmable features you can change to suit your needs such as changing the number of times the remote button is pressed to initiate the starter. The default is "one" time but can be changed to "two" times for example. If your vehicle has keys that contain transponder chips, you will need to sacrifice a spare transponder key to intall into the bypass module that comes with the unit.

Installation is tricky but if you are thorough and careful, the system works great. This model is a remote starter only and does not include door lock or unlock features. These are available on other models.

My installation was on a 2008 Nissan Frontier CC.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Functional, Not for Amateurs, Blows Fuse

The manual seems to have been poorly translated. Be prepared to sit on hold for customer support for 30+ minutes.

Additional relays will probably be required.

Company offered...Read complete review

The manual seems to have been poorly translated. Be prepared to sit on hold for customer support for 30+ minutes.

Additional relays will probably be required.

Company offered no real guidance on factory alarm disarm. Special wiring and relay are probably required.

Overall, it took me 12+ hours to install this in a 2001 Dodge Stratus Sedan. Brake pedal wire is incredibly difficult to access and solder. Once installed it works great.

However, it blows the car's 20 amp starter fuse when the car has been started with the unit and it times out after 12 minutes. Remote Starter turns off when key is inserted and brake pedal is depressed.

Bottom Line, it's well worth it to pay to have this installed.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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1.0

terrible

By 

from taunton ma

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

      Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

      this product is a joke on every level. I installed this terrible product in my truck, after i had to research all the wiring for my truck and for this ready remote . all wires are hooked up correctly. I tested all wires for voltage,and all are correct, but the remote starter DOESN'T work at all. I made sure the grounds were good as well. No phone numbers for customer support, and their website is a f*n joke DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT FOR ANY REASON..

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Designtech Ready Remote 24921B

      By 

      from Zeeland, MI

      About Me Do-it Yourself Type

      Level 1

      Pros

      • Works well

      Cons

      • Around 4 Hours To Install
      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Pre Heat Cool Car

      Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

      Installed in a 1993 Honda civic EX. Install took about 4 hours taking my time to make sure things were correct the first time.

      Before I installed this remote starter, I downloaded the specific wiring information for my vehicle along with the detailed installation instructions available on their website. I made my own diagram showing the remote start wiring to the civic wiring color codes.

      Installation can be long and difficult but if you are thorough and careful, the system works great. This model is a remote starter only and does not include door lock or unlock features.

      This is a good unit at a good price point.

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      • No

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      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      People common sence PLEASE!

      By 

      from Missouri

      About Me Auto Professional, Practical, Tuner

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile
      • Works Just As Described

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All types
        • Convertibles
        • Luxury Cars
        • Small Cars
        • Sports Cars

        Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

        Okay here is the deal, it works GREAT it's affordable. IT IS easy to install if you have a good understanding of the vehicles starting / charging system, 12v DC electrical systems, resistance, interior component location and access.. Bottom Line if you are not this person GET IT INSTALLED BY PRO. If you are this person it's not a big deal at all. screw. clip, crimp crimp, clip, screw, wrap, crimp, clip VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM seriously! It works. sorry the instruction manual is not going to help tell you about your particular make, model vehicle (obviously it is a universal kit so.... universal install guide?) Other Reviews => just becuse you can install an app on your phone don't qualify you to start hacking at your computer controlled voltage +/- volt theft protection system can lockout if you send 12v to wrong wire. (**see tow to dealership pg. G+ ))

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        • No

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        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Instructions are wort burning

        By 

        from Blountville tn

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

          Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

          Most of my daughters 7year olds toys come with better instructions. There web state is not any better and for get the DVD it's a joke.

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          • No

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worthless instructions

          By 

          from Mass

          Helpful Reviewer

          Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

          The DVD video and instructions are a joke, and a waste of time. You would figure they would explain how each wire is hooked up in the video, or at least what they do, but instead they focus on telling you things like not leaving the car running in the garage and every other worthless piece of liability covering garbage they can pack into the video. The few wires they do hook up in the video don't even match the colors of the 24291 kit! This is a video made to cover so many remote starter models that it renders it completly useless. I've wired remote starts before with nothing more than a simple instruction sheet, this one is so vague on which wires do what it's ridiculous!

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Mechanically inclined?

          By 

          from Manchester, NH

          About Me Commuter, Gearhead

          Pros

          • Easy To Install For Pros

          Cons

          • Hard Install For Novice

          Best Uses

            Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

            You kind of need to know whether or not you are capable of installing this unit. If you think you can install it, you can. If you think you can't install it, you can't. I installed a design tech almost 10 years ago in my Jeep and it still works fine.

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            • No

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            (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Difficult for first time...but wonderful

            By 

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Practical

            Level 2

            Pros

            • Lots of features
            • Price

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install

            Best Uses

              Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

              Having never installed a remote start but owning two cars that had it installed I missed it. This was a gift for my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder so I thought an older model would be easier. Overall it took me basically two good days to get all the features operational to include door locking and alarm disarm and arm. Watch the videos and take notes if needed, I would get stuck and sit down to give up but watch the videos again and realize where I made an error. Getting the remote start working was fairly straight forward but the unlock and locking features plus all the other options took some time. I would recommend this product to anyone considering it comes with an immobilizer bypass system too. It is a very feature rich and programmable system that would easily cost $300 to $400 with install at most places I checked into.

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              • Yes

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              (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              No Support, No Help, Poor Website

              By 

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Auto Professional

              Pros

                Cons

                • Incomplete Install Info
                • No Install Info
                • No Web Support
                • No Wiring Instructions
                • Scam To Hire Install

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

                  My review is for a remote keyless entry purchased from my local Advance Auto.....but falls in line with most of the rest of ready remote product reviews. Anyone else suspect that the good reviews are from this companies employees?

                  Packaging implies that there is installation support. The included installation instructions of less than 200 words are only adequate for an experienced remote installer. I searched their terrible web site and downloaded some vehicle specific info...that turned out to be wrong. I googled the company behind this mess - directed elec - and found helpful installation instructions for another product they market. It was after I called the number in that manual to order a remote door actuator that I decided to return the remote keyless unit to Advance Auto. The people that market this unit will give NO CUSTOMER SUPPORT INCLUDING TELLING YOU WHAT ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS THEY MAKE SO THAT YOU CAN USE THEIR PRODUCT!

                  Now that's customer service. Also be sure to check out your "lifetime warranty". Turns out a lifetime is one year.

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                  (29 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  please read

                  Pros

                  • Cost friendly

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Install
                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Cars that dont have alarm

                  Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

                  I was happy when I first received this item, but quickly lost interset when I needed professional installation and other parts to install it. I really want te automactic start but it still sitting in my truck!..........

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                  (43 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Functional, Not for Amateurs, Blows Fuse

                  By 

                  from Saline, MI

                  About Me Commuter, Practical

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Blows Fuse on Time-Out
                  • Difficult To Install

                  Best Uses

                  • Convertibles
                  • Larger Cars
                  • Luxury Cars
                  • Small Cars
                  • Sports Cars

                  Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

                  The manual seems to have been poorly translated. Be prepared to sit on hold for customer support for 30+ minutes.

                  Additional relays will probably be required.

                  Company offered no real guidance on factory alarm disarm. Special wiring and relay are probably required.

                  Overall, it took me 12+ hours to install this in a 2001 Dodge Stratus Sedan. Brake pedal wire is incredibly difficult to access and solder. Once installed it works great.

                  However, it blows the car's 20 amp starter fuse when the car has been started with the unit and it times out after 12 minutes. Remote Starter turns off when key is inserted and brake pedal is depressed.

                  Bottom Line, it's well worth it to pay to have this installed.

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                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    what size battery fits the remote.
                    Asked on 7/8/2016 by Dave from Cascade, Idaho

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Dave, I'm glad to assist you! This system requires no specific maintenance beyond battery replacement for the remote control. Your remote is powered by a coin cell battery (3V CR2032) that lasts approximately one year under normal use. When the battery begins to weaken operating range is reduced.

                      Answered on 7/10/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    where or who can i go to to get it installed
                    Asked on 4/12/2016 by mike from 44515 yongstown ohio

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi CLay, I'm glad to assist you! We do not undertake any repairs at our stores at this time. Our stores can only install new batteries which are purchased at our store and we offer FREE Wiper Installation with purchase, FREE Oil & Battery Recycling. I'd recommend that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic to install this item.

                      Answered on 4/12/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this fit on a 2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L
                    Asked on 2/27/2016 by firefighterdaddy926 from Waterloo Ny

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Firefighterdaddy926, I'm glad to assist you. This Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B) should work fine on 2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L. Pleasse click the below link to view the installation instruction of this system:

                      http://www.readyremote.com/pdf/manuals/24921.pdf

                      Answered on 2/28/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    How much is it to install a remote starter on a Corolla auto transmission?
                    Asked on 1/27/2016 by A from Flemington, NJ

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi A, glad to help you! In our stores we do not offer to install this remote car starter. Currently, in our stores we will check your battery, starter and alternator, wipers. We'll install a new set FREE with purchase. Also, we do free Oil & Battery Recycling It's easy to be green—stop by your local Advance Auto Parts store to recycle your battery and used oil. (Most vehicles, most locations, unless prohibited by law).

                      Answered on 1/28/2016 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    will this remote starter work on a 2013 honda crv
                    Asked on 1/20/2016 by John

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi John, I'm glad to assist you. This Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B) should work fine on your 2013 Honda CRV. Pleasse click the below link to view the installation instruction of this system:
                      http://www.readyremote.com/pdf/manuals/24921.pdf

                      Answered on 1/20/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Well this work on a manual vehicle?
                    Asked on 12/26/2015 by A from Va

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Sorry, this Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B) does not work fine on manual vehicles.

                      Answered on 12/27/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Do I need a bypass module, or any other parts if I am installing this in a 2004 Mercury Sable that has a security chip in the key?
                    Asked on 12/14/2015 by Amy from green bay

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Amy, I'm glad to assist you. The required Universal interface module to bypass factory anti-theft in start mode has been included with this Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B). Please click the below link for the installation instruction of this product:
                      http://www.readyremote.com/pdf/manuals/24921.pdf

                      Answered on 12/15/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    will this work with a 2004 kia Sorrento?
                    Asked on 11/25/2015 by Raleigh from Lansdale PA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Raleigh, I'm glad to assist you. This Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B) should work fine on your 2004 Kia Sorrento. Pleasse click the below link to view the installation instruction of this system:
                      http://www.readyremote.com/pdf/manuals/24921.pdf

                      Answered on 11/26/2015 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    can one use a factory keyless remote
                    Asked on 11/21/2015 by don from fremont,ne

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Don, I'm glad to assist you. The factory keyless remotedoes not work fine on this Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B). The vehicles with remote unlock and alarms need specific remote start kits to bypass security measures.

                      Answered on 11/23/2015 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    is this remote ready remote car start compatible with my 1994 camaro 3.4l and if so is there any links available to help with installation. Thanks
                    Asked on 11/10/2015 by Fish from Florissant, MO

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Fish, I'm glad to assist you. The Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B) should work fine on your 1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L. For the installation instructions, please copy and paste this link. URL -
                      http://www.readyremote.com/pdf/manuals/24921.pdf

                      Answered on 11/11/2015 by Steve from AAP
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