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Just wondering if anyone has installed a remote car starter on there new Sonata Yet! I heard from my local dealer today that one is available for only the push button start Sonata's, Any info would be greatly appreciated
 

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QUOTE (ONNFIRE @ Sep 7 2010, 02:39 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=354860
Just wondering if anyone has installed a remote car starter on there new Sonata Yet! I heard from my local dealer today that one is available for only the push button start Sonata's, Any info would be greatly appreciated
How much? When the dealer said "maybe (as they were not sure) and then said it was about 600, I declined.
 

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QUOTE (ssmuff @ Sep 7 2010, 04:49 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=354888
Ya the new series might get it as a option. Wish they had it for ours when they came out.
I would love to have it as my MR2 occupies the Sonata slot and the wife get the other in the garage. So the Sonata sits outside. However 600 is a ridiculous amount to expect to pay for remote start. The Fusion is 345. Only reason I mention that is its a direct competitor and pricing is almost half.
 

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Been available in the Canadian market for about 2 months now on both push start and non push start version. The dealer had the non push start one that we opended up and looked at. You get a new key fob that replaces the old one and has all buttons including one for the remote start. Wanted to see a push start one to see how that works. I don't want to have to carry around the smart key and then a additional remote start fob too.

Pricing was about $800 Canadian installed which is too much. I'm going to go aftermarket with Compustar and maybe even get their dronemobile setup where you can control everything through your iphone, Android or Blackberry device. Think a Compustar setup with droinmobile installed will run about $800 but compared to the basic Hyundai system you get so much more. Big plus here is you don't have to worry about range at all, as long as you have cell phone coverage your good to start your car. Also can track your car via GPS if someone stole it too. If you get car jacked, let them take off and then you can shut the car down via your phone, lock the doors and then then set off the alarm, or call the cops and they can track it via the GPS like onstar.

The only advanatage of the Hyundai system is full factory warranty and support. I've heard of people who got remote starts installed but unqualified techs and it messed up the car's electrical system. In that case Hyundai will not warranty any repairs to fix it. Where if there was a problem with the Hyundai remote start unit they will warranty everything.

FYI the Hyundai unit for Canada is pretty much the mid level remote start found instores. Think it was made by Autostart
 

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Keep in mind that with a car like the Hyundai, you cant just get any run of the mill remote start system at your local Best Buy and have it installed.

The proximity key/push button start adds a whole new dimension to the complexity of installing such a system. Thats not to say that there arent systems out there that will work, or people qualified who can do it, but all Im saying is not to compare the installation of a remote start on these cars to a run of the mill install on an older car.

$600 might seem like a lot, but for a Hyundai system specifically designed for use on these cars installed by a dealer who would warrant and troubleshoot any issues isnt really that bad.
 

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Exactly, I'm still waiting on a bypass that will work with compustar. Viper has a bypass but not a fan of there units. For non smart key people aftermarket at a reputable installer might be the best bet. By not sure about other city but grrrrr we got a few chain sites with great installers but also a huge selection if specialty shops. So finding a installer who knows what they are doing is not a problem. Well not trust my car to best buy or future shop that's for sure.
 

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Im booked in for a tuesday install of a compustar unit. $650 installed for the top of the line unit with one mile range and two way remote. Or for the same price can get the drone mobile version, will have ti decide on the weekend.

So the installer says that if you have push start abd want to keep the proximity feature on the door your pretty much limited to remote start only and will have to use the factory alarm. I will need to carry two fobs. The hyundai proximitry key and the compustar remote. They can't integrate it into the factory key yet like with mercedes cars.
 

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Installed an Avital in my Sonata with no bypass (GLS, no push button). Works like a charm!

If you need any help/wiring info let me know.
 

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QUOTE (Souks @ Sep 17 2010, 01:59 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=356883
Im booked in for a tuesday install of a compustar unit. $650 installed for the top of the line unit with one mile range and two way remote. Or for the same price can get the drone mobile version, will have ti decide on the weekend.

So the installer says that if you have push start abd want to keep the proximity feature on the door your pretty much limited to remote start only and will have to use the factory alarm. I will need to carry two fobs. The hyundai proximitry key and the compustar remote. They can't integrate it into the factory key yet like with mercedes cars.

Well, technically you can integrate it in, but its not fun and requires taking apart a remote and hardwiring it into the vehicle. Also, I work at Best Buy :thumbsup:
 

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QUOTE (Souks @ Sep 17 2010, 01:59 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=356883
Im booked in for a tuesday install of a compustar unit. $650 installed for the top of the line unit with one mile range and two way remote. Or for the same price can get the drone mobile version, will have ti decide on the weekend.

So the installer says that if you have push start abd want to keep the proximity feature on the door your pretty much limited to remote start only and will have to use the factory alarm. I will need to carry two fobs. The hyundai proximitry key and the compustar remote. They can't integrate it into the factory key yet like with mercedes cars.
Souks: just wondering if you had your Compustar remote installed, and which unit you decided to go with. I am thinking of the drone mobile version so I do not have to carry the extra remote
 

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all installed yesturday afternoon. Went with the compustar 2w9000 series. 2 way lcd with 1 mile range, keyless and trunk release hooked up too. Total out the door was $650 gst included which isnt bad for a top of the line unit. Only issue is when its remote started the proximitry button on the door doesnt work so you have to use the compustar remote. Apparently the remote start bypasses the key as it thinks its already in the car. If its not remote started proximitry works like normal.

I was thinking if drone mobile too but the unit itself is $400 and then the $40 or so year subscription fee. And you will still need a remote start unit and the cheapest 1 way is like $100 just parts, so maybe $400 installed plus $400 for the drone unit for a total of $800 pre tax.

My installer said it wasnt worth it since the remote does everything already minus gps tracking but thats a $12 a month fee. Like you the one thing I liked about drone mobile is not having to carry a second fob. May add it later when price drops.

but happy with the unit and install. Compared to factory unit its well worth it. Hyundai wanted $850 installed. So you get a 1 way unit with about 1500 feet range with no other options. I spent $650 and got 2 way with lcd, 1 mile range, timer start and temperature start. So you can set it to automatically start when it gets to a certain temperature.
 

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Thanks Souks: Great info, The installer I use told me yesterday to wait about a month as one of his suppliers is working on something for the push button Sonata which may include a proximity remote control with the start feature so the Hyundai remote you can leave at home. Supposedly this is because of all the cars coming out with push button etc.
 

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That sucks. Guess I jumped the gun a little quick. I was holding out for either factory integration where you can use the factory remote to start the car like they have for Mercedes. Or what your installer was saying, having a new remote altogether. Oh well, it's getting colder now so not sure if I could hold out a month or so. Unlike the Genesis the Sonata won't shut down if you start it and walk away with the key. Plus you can't lock the door while it is running so if you decide to warm up the car in the morning and it's parked outside, someone can jump in and drive off. Hence why I wanted the remote start as it allows you to lock the door and the car will shut off when they push the brake pedal.
 

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Had compustar 2 way install two wks ago $450.00 works great. Trunk, and rear defrost hooked up. just turn on heated seat when leaving and next morn toasty warm ready to go.
 

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QUOTE (meshuggah27 @ Sep 17 2010, 04:26 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=356916
Installed an Avital in my Sonata with no bypass (GLS, no push button). Works like a charm!

If you need any help/wiring info let me know.
Meshuggah27,
What Avital model did you use on your GLS? How long did your self install take? What is the range? Do you have to carry two remotes?

Can you load or send wiring instructions please.
 

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For non smart key sonata the remote that comes with starter will take over the factory remote so you just need one remote. Only smart key people will need ti carry both. I dont think the us cars have a engine imobilizer either so self install will be easier than us canadians who will need a bypass.
 
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