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Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start

Part No. 24921B Warranty  
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
 
2.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (7)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Gearhead (5), Practical (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    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

     

    not a complete product

    by pass module would not work. had to purchase a different one. should be professionally installed!!

    by pass module would not work. had to purchase a different one. should be professionally installed!!

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Instructions are wort burning

    By Spud

    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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Worthless instructions

      By Bob

      from Mass

      Level 1

      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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      4.0

      Mechanically inclined?

      By back yard garage

      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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        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Difficult for first time...but wonderful

        By SFC

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Practical

        Helpful Reviewer

        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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          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          No Support, No Help, Poor Website

          By Just a customer

          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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              • No

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              (27 of 53 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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              • No

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              (41 of 72 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Functional, Not for Amateurs, Blows Fuse

              By Gibby

              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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              (36 of 69 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              WORST MONEY I EVER SPENT

              By Upset

              from Stillwater, OK

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

                    This product is a piece of junk. Was told it was easy to install, WRONG. Was told the company would help if needed, WRONG. Was told that if it didn't work properly with my '03 Dodge Ram 1500, that I could return it, WRONG. The company provides no help, and now I'm out my money because this piece of trash won't work. DO NOT buy this, DO NOT buy anything from the manufacturer.

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                    • No

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                    (43 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Horrible instructions non existenet tech

                    By good driver

                    from Bedford MA

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 2

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Install

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

                        I purchased two of these to install it in a Honda and a Pontiac Vibe. The product states easy to install, it comes with an instructional video, which tells you little and states that you can call or email for tech support, all lies, no one answered the phone calls I made, and no one returned my messages, or responded to my emails. After 8 plus hours of trying, I managed to figure it out on my own, for the record I am an electrical engineer and I understands circuits; that is what I do for work, I have analyzed every wire inside a nuclear power plant to designate its safety function, well over 1/2 million wires. This device needs only 7 to 10 wires to be connected yet the company provides a lousy instruction booklet for do it yourselves. If you have good instructions, you should be able to do it in about 3 hours. Unless you have difficulty finding the wires, especially the wires inside the door. In any case, DO NOT even try to install this device if you have no previous background in installing these devices. I have not tried to install it in the Vibe yet, hopefully that should be much easier.

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                        • No

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                        (26 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Works Great

                        By Satisfied Customer

                        from Johnstown, PA

                        About Me Practical, Retired, Saturday night mechanic

                        Verified Buyer
                        Helpful Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Tricky to install

                        Best Uses

                        • Trucks

                        Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

                        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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                        • Q:

                          Will this product work in a 2008 Chrysler Pacifica?
                          Asked on 10/23/2014 by Nichole

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Nichole, glad to assist you! This product is not specifically made for your vehicle. This kit includes universal interface module (to bypass factory anti-theft in start mode) and it works with fuel injected and diesel Vehicles. Modifications may or may not be needed to use this product with your vehicle.

                            Answered on 10/24/2014 by Solomon
                        • Q:

                          Will this work on my 2003 VW Jetta for Remote Starter ?
                          Asked on 10/4/2014 by NS from Southfield, MI

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi NS, glad to help you! This part should work fine on your 2003 Volkswagen Jetta. However, this part is universal and not vehicle. Some slight modifications may or may not be required for proper installation.

                            Answered on 10/5/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Will this work on my 2001 ford windstar with anti thef?
                          Asked on 1/8/2014 by Jay from Mystic ct

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Jay, good question! This part should work fine in your 2001 Ford Windstar. However, this part is universal and not vehicle specific. Some slight modifications may be required for proper installation.

                            Answered on 1/9/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Would this work with Acura MDX 2014?
                          Asked on 1/1/2014 by Amber K

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Amber, good question! You should be able to use this remote car start on your Acura MDX. However, this part is universal and not vehicle specific. Some slight modifications may be required for a proper fit.

                            Answered on 1/2/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Will this work on a 1997 jeep grand Cherokee
                          Asked on 1/1/2014 by Steve from Blountville tn

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Steve, glad to assist you! This remote is universal and not vehicle specific. Some slight modifications may be required for proper installation. It comes with a 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.

                            Answered on 1/2/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          will model #24921 work on my 2006 dodge diesel
                          Asked on 12/26/2013 by johnny from United States

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Johnny! Good question. This remote may work with your vehicle. However, this part is universal and not vehicle specific. It is designed to work on most vehicles, but is not an ideal part for your vehicle.

                            Answered on 12/27/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                        • Q:

                          If I buy this for my car. Who exactly can install it, and what would the price range be to install it?
                          Asked on 12/24/2013 by Jazz from Columbus, OH

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Jazz, good question! This part is universal and not vehicle specific. Some slight modifications may be required. It comes with a 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.

                            Answered on 12/25/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Will this work on a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica or a 2009 Dodge Charger, Also does Advance Auto install this.
                          Asked on 12/18/2013 by Dee

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Dee, great question! You should be able to use this part on your Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Charger. However, this part is universal and not vehicle specific. Some slight modifications may be required for a proper fit. Unfortunately, Advance Auto Parts does not install this remote car start. They do free electrical testing, free wiper installation with purchase, free oil and battery recycling.

                            Answered on 12/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Hi I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS REMOTE STARTER WILL WORK IN A 2013 HYUNDIA TUSCAN LIMITED
                          Asked on 12/16/2013 by Bill from Lake Ariel, Pa.

                          2 answers

                          • A:

                            no

                            Answered on 9/19/2014 by assbag from glou mass
                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Bill, good question! This remote would work in your Hyundai Tucson Limited. It works with fuel injected and diesel vehicles. However, this part is universal and not vehicle specific. Some slight modifications may be required for proper installation.

                            Answered on 12/17/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          is this compatable for a 2011 ford ranger xlt with a 2.3 4 cylinder withou having to buy any extra parts?
                          Asked on 12/15/2013 by doc

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi doc, good question! you should be able to use this part on your Ford Ranger XLT without buying any additional parts. However, this part is universal and not vehicle specific. Some slight modifications may be required for a proper fit.

                            Answered on 12/16/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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