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Old 05-24-2019, 02:58 PM
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Remote start??

Unable to find a clear answer on this but does the base sh awd RDX have remote start and blind spot warning ?
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:28 PM
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You have to step up to the tech package to get blind spot monitoring. For remote start, that is a $399 accessory available at the dealership. Iím sure they charge more on top of that for labor to install it. The AcuraLink app has remote start standard for a few months and after that itís a subscription.
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If you are in Canada, I believe a remote start key is standard.
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Dealer installation and programming of remote start is typically anywhere from $600-800. The kit alone is $300 but the dealer still has to program the fobs and that's $120-150. Installation involves gutting the back half of the cabin interior right down to the rivets and welds. Just to install a screw, bracket and tiny transceiver module in the headliner up near the shark fin antenna.

Somebody here DIY'd it and posted a video.
https://acurazine.com/forums/3g-rdx-...nstall-977221/

The instructions.
http://www.urvi.net/forumfiles/SB/BII07802-02.PDF
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I find the app meets all of my needs. Plus the range is greater.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:55 PM
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Negotiate the remote start with the dealer when you buy it.
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Old 05-25-2019, 02:21 AM
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I find the app meets all of my needs. Plus the range is greater.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nnect&hl=en_US

Dat rating tho, lol.
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:00 AM
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The app lets me send destinations to the nav, it does start, stop, lock, and unlock my car remotely, etc., so mine works.

It was a bit wonky to properly install, however.
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I didn’t renew my subscription because the app never worked. I had to login every time I opened the app and by the time I got to the remote start part I was already at my car. I’ve owned lesser cars with remote start on my fob.
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I didnít renew my subscription because the app never worked. I had to login every time I opened the app and by the time I got to the remote start part I was already at my car. Iíve owned lesser cars with remote start on my fob.
Create a case with Acura. There were/are issues with some and it took Acura a few days to get it working flawlessly. An issue on their end...create a case!
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:56 AM
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Create a case with Acura. There were/are issues with some and it took Acura a few days to get it working flawlessly. An issue on their end...create a case!
I didnít even think of that. It was a small issue compared to the others my car has. Tbh I plan on getting rid of it in the few months anyway
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The APP? Yeah, no thanks. Those things are flaky and stop working on the one day you really need it (when it's -30 outside). Then it requires calls to the support number and hours of your time to get the darn thing working again. Not just a Honda/Acura thing. Happens to all brands. I'd rather have a traditional remote start key fob.
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The app has worked flawlessly since I filed my case with Acura back in the September-October time frame. Not a single glitch!
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The app has worked flawlessly since I filed my case with Acura back in the September-October time frame. Not a single glitch!
There was some sort of update in February, and it has been perfect for me since then.
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I let the remote start trial expire without subscribing because of all the problems I had with the app, but it does seem that the app is better since the update. Has anyone subscribed to remote start after the trial expired, and was it just a simple matter of signing up online, or did it take days and hours on the phone with support to get it working?
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I subscribe. Was easy and zero issues.
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I subscribe. Was easy and zero issues.
what was the price?
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what was the price?

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While the app has almost always worked for me I find that the 2 minutes or so it takes to actually start the car so annoying I rarely ever use the feature. When it was on my FOB it was an every time thing.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:27 AM
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I find a delay of about 30 seconds since you are going through the cloud to make it happen.
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Wow, I find it takes longer than that to get the initial status of the car that is required before I can hit the start button, which then takes another 30 or so seconds.
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I just tried it. Was 20 seconds to get the initial status and around 25 for the car to start.
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Since I don't keep any car I've ever owned for more than 3 years, the cost of $110/year is far cheaper than having the RS installed. I would never see the benefit of the fob start investment and I won't get any more on a trade by having the fob start either.
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On my old phone, the app only gave me status like odometer, tire pressures and maintenance. Location and remote commands didn't work at all.

I just got a new Galaxy S10 on Saturday. The app has worked without exception, since. Vehicle status comes up within just a few seconds of launching the app. Remote commands take about 30-45 second to execute and a bit longer to acknowledge.
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Originally Posted by NooYawkuh View Post
On my old phone, the app only gave me status like odometer, tire pressures and maintenance. Location and remote commands didn't work at all.

I just got a new Galaxy S10 on Saturday. The app has worked without exception, since. Vehicle status comes up within just a few seconds of launching the app. Remote commands take about 30-45 second to execute and a bit longer to acknowledge.
For reference, what was your old phone? I have a Galaxy S8.
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For reference, what was your old phone? I have a Galaxy S8.
I was afraid somebody would ask. It was an S3. I know; and yes, I am ashamed. I kept it so long because, until recently, it met most of my needs and it was bulletproof. I know so many people who have nothing but problems and headaches with their phones. But the past few months, it really started choking on any new apps and some wouldn't even install. So, it was time.

Even on the S3, the Acura Link app installed just fine, but never worked right. On the S10 it's working great. 100%, so far. I'm still in the trial period so I'm wringing it out as much as I can. I think the current version of the app claims to be compatible with the S8 and Android 6.0 and above. It gets terrible reviews on Google Play.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ralink.connect

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I was afraid somebody would ask. It was an S3. I know; and yes, I am ashamed. I kept it so long because, until recently, it met most of my needs and it was bulletproof. I know so many people who have nothing but problems and headaches with their phones. But the past few months, it really started choking on any new apps and some wouldn't even install. So, it was time.

Even on the S3, the Acura Link app installed just fine, but never worked right. On the S10 it's working great. 100%, so far. I'm still in the trial period so I'm wringing it out as much as I can. I think the current version of the app claims to be compatible with the S8 and Android 6.0 and above.
Sorry I was he one to "activate" your fear! LOL Just wanted a frame of reference. Thanks!

Yeah, I suspected you had a reason for not posting it originally, no reason to be ashamed.
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Worth paying the extra $500-$600 for a physical button remote start?
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Worth paying the extra $500-$600 for a physical button remote start?
I don't think so. The dealers here are more like $700-800.

I think Acura would do better installing the transceiver standard at the factory and just charging about $200 for the fobs and programming. I'd bite at that, even though it's an excess at that. In a few years, every car will come with it. Any car with push-button start already has the capability. It's just an engine command.

That installation is beyond stupid.
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