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Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start

Part No. 24921B Warranty Details  
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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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DesigntechReady Remote, Remote Car Start
 
2.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

40%

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 (17)

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.

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(34 of 67 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT basic remote start system

By 

from Huntsville, AL

About Me Gearhead

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older basic vehicles

    Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

    This is a great basic remote start system. Works great, easy to use, and the range is very decent if the antenna is high-mounted as prescribed in the installation guide. The additional features, namely the vehicle locator (flashing park lights) and valet takeover (keep engine running with key off ignition) are actually pretty useful as well.Installation is very straightforward, but as one other reviewer mentioned, things are so much easier with additional online reference materials. In addition to the supplied booklet, use this installation guide for another Ready Remote model (disregard the additional functions) for help on the kit's wiring and connections:[@]fFor help on your specific vehicle's wiring, the following site is a great help and very accurate[@]Review your information and the kit, and go through the installation in your head to identify any potential problems before they actually put you in a jam. Then just do the work carefully, and you'll be fine.I should note that I installed this on my old work truck, a '98 Dodge Ram, which has no power locks, immobilizer, or any other features that would have made installation more complicated. For these types of vehicles, I think this kit is perfect.Additionally, disregard another reviewer's complaint that it's too easy to accidentally remote start vehicle with one button press; that was ignorance on her part and perhaps laziness on the part of the installer she hired. If she had read the manual it clearly shows how you can easily reprogram the system to take 2 or even 3 button presses to initiate start. No special equipment required to reprogram. I hope she reads this so she can take it back to her installer to correct.Apart from the number of button presses required to start, there are a number of other functions you can change to suit your particular needs and preferences, such as running time before auto shut-off, cranking time, etc.All in all, a great product. The added convenience during winter and summer is great. Like I said, this is perfect for older, more basic vehicles.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Designtech Ready Remote 24921B

    By 

    from Zeeland, MI

    About Me Do-it Yourself Type

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (7 of 9 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+ ))

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 4 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Difficult for first time...but wonderful

        By 

        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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (26 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works Great

          By 

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (11 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works Great

          By 

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Practical, Saturday Mechanic

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functions well

          Cons

          • Somewhat confusing

          Best Uses

          • Pick-up trucks

          Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

          Great product to warm up the vehicle that sits outside in the winter.

          You must access the detailed installation information on their website for your model and the wiring information for your vehicle to do the installation yourself. You will also need a digital voltmeter along with typical electrical tools. Be through and consise in your testing of wiring and termination of wiring. I had to phone their tech service representatives two times to clear up questions.

          This unit is for a vehicle with an automatic transmission and is a remote starter only. It does not lock and unlock doors. The remote is programmable to change some of the features such as whether you want to press the button "once", (which is the default mode), or "twice" to start the vehicle.

          I installed on a 2008 Nissan Frontier CC with good success.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (33 of 66 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great remote starter

          By 

          from Mount Nebo, WV

          About Me Gearhead

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start:

          The instructions that come in the package are difficult to follow, but the instructions you can download from internet makes things awhole lot easier.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (30 of 57 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!..........

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (44 of 75 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          • Q:

            I have a ready remote starter installed I purchased from your store that has worked very well. Today l turned on my car, started remotely right away to keep the AC running and now when l remote start it, it keeps going through a start, run, turn off loop over and over.
            How can l get my car to start and keep running for 15 minutes again the way it was before?
            Asked on 6/23/2017 by Bob from Newport News, VA

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Bob, glad to assist you! The remote start is a "keep warm" feature. This feature allows you to remotely start and run your vehicle for a programmable period of time. This makes it possible to warm up the engine, and adjust the interior temperature of the vehicle with the climate control system. If interior heating or cooling is desired, the climate controls must be preset, and the fan blower must be set to the desired level prior to remote starting the vehicle. For more information, please click the below link to view the user manual of this Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start - Part No. 24921B:

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

              Answered on 6/25/2017 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            Will this item work on a 2017 Toyota Camry XLE
            Asked on 5/31/2017 by katybug from Millers Creek NC

            1 answer

            • A:

              It should work but you might need to purchase a bypass module to make it work 

              Answered on 5/31/2017 by josh.wells283 from undisclosed
          • Q:

            How do you turn the vehicle off after starting It? I'm thinking of using this on a vehicle being towed behind a motor home. I need to start the vehicle periodically to lubricate the manual transmission. The vehicle will be in neutral attached to the rv with a tow bar. Thanks
            Asked on 1/29/2017 by David from Longmont colorado

            1 answer

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              A:

              Happy to help, David! Before performing shutdown diagnostics it is important that you let the remote start shut off on its own i.e. let it attempt to start 3 times then shut down, if this is not done the unit will report the shutdown you used to shut off the remote start. For further assistance, please click the below link to view th user manual of this Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start - Part No. 24921B:

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

              Answered on 2/16/2017 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            Will it work on a 2002 ford expedition
            Asked on 1/29/2017 by Christopher from Florida

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Christopher, happy to assist you. This Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B) is recommended for all models with automatic transmission and should work fine on 2002 Ford Expedition. Please click the below link to view the installation instruction of this system:

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

              Answered on 1/29/2017 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            will this work on a 2011 ford expedition
            Asked on 1/17/2017 by big ugly from benton ar

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Customer, glad to assist you. This Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B) is recommended for all models with automatic transmission and should work fine on 2011 Ford Expedition. Please click the below link to view the installation instruction of this system:

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

              Answered on 1/17/2017 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            It says in the description "Pro installation available, 7,000 locations nation wide, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed, Installed at your home or Office, Perfect installation the first time." Which locations have installation???
            Asked on 12/27/2016 by Chris from Manahawkin NJ

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Chris! For the installation locations on this part number 24921B, I would suggest that you contact the Directed Electronics directly at (800) 274-0200 and they would be in a better position to help you.

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            Will this work on 2010 Ford escape?
            Asked on 12/20/2016 by Tina from New Florence, PA

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Tina, glad to assist you. This Designtech Ready Remote, Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B) is recommended for all models with automatic transmission and should work fine on 2010 Ford Escape. Please click the below link to view the installation instruction of this system:

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

              Answered on 12/20/2016 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            Will this remote starter work on my 2001 VW beetle, 2000 Subaru AWD Forester, and 2004 Kia Sorento?
            Asked on 12/18/2016 by Barry from Deputy, Indiana

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Barry, glad to assist you! This Designtech Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B) is intended for automatic, fuel-injected vehicles only. For more information, please copy and paste this user's manual link. URL - http://www.readyremote.com/pdf/manuals/24921.pdf

              Answered on 12/18/2016 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            Will this remote work on my 2011 Jeep without the need for extra parts.
            Asked on 12/13/2016 by Dennis from Glasco,NY

            1 answer

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              A:

              Yes, Dennis! This Designtech Remote Car Start - (Part No. 24921B) is universal and not vehicle specific. This product is recommended for all models with automatic transmission and should work fine on you 2011 Jeep. This item does not need any extra parts. Please click the below link to view the installation instruction of this system:

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

              Answered on 12/14/2016 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            will this work on a 2003 Hyandai Elantra
            Asked on 12/11/2016 by Jeff from Eddington,Maine

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Jeff, glad to assist you! This Designtech Remote Car Start (Part No. 24921B) is intended for automatic, fuel-injected vehicles only. For more information, please copy and paste this user's manual link. URL - http://www.readyremote.com/pdf/manuals/24921.pdf

              Answered on 12/12/2016 by Steve from AAP
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