A client from Anchorage, Alaska, came to Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security inquiring about a Subaru WRX STi remote starter for his 2016 model car. We discussed different system and remote options, such as one-way or two-way. A one-way remote only sends commands to the vehicle. A two-way remote can send commands and receive information back from the vehicle. If something triggers the alarm, two-way communication lets you know right away. The remote will also notify you when the car is started, locked or unlocked.
Ultra Rugged Compustar T11 Remote
The client chose the Compustar T11 alarm and remote starter system. The T11 remote is a crush-proof, waterproof, two-way design that features up to 3 miles of range. It has a three-year warranty for added peace of mind.
Safety Features For Manual Transmission Starting
This 2016 WRX STI has a manual transmission and a push-to-start keyless ignition, so the installation is a little more invasive than it would be for a car with a standard key. To remote start a manual transmission vehicle, the client must put the vehicle in reservation mode. Activating reservation mode is very easy. Stop the vehicle with the transmission in neutral and let the clutch out. Next, apply the parking brake and release the brake pedal. The last step is to press the ignition button and exit the vehicle. The engine will keep running. Once the last door is closed, the Compustar system will arm itself and shut down the engine. Once you set reservation mode, the vehicle can then be remote started at any time, unless someone opens a door.
Advanced Motion Sensor
We used an FT-DAS advanced motion sensor, designed for manual transmission vehicles, on this installation. If the vehicle were to move while starting, the motion sensor would detect this and shut the engine down immediately. The FT-DAS also plays a significant role in the security portion of the system. While the vehicle is armed, the sensor is engaged and monitors the vehicle for motion, shock or tilting to the vehicle. That prevents the car from being jacked up or dragged onto a flatbed without the alarm triggering.
Detailed Vehicle Care Procedures
We started our installation by checking every function of the vehicle and storing that information in our iPad-based logging system. We use premium products like Tesa tape and zip ties, and we always solder each and every connection. Once the job is complete, we have a different technician check the vehicle over. He reviews all the vehicle functions, and inspects and tests the work we performed. After checking the vehicle over and testing the system, we then vacuum the car and add a complimentary bottle of Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security water and a VIP hanger.
Wrapping Up The Subaru WRX STi Remote Starter Install With Instructions
As part of our usual process, we taught our client how to use the new remote starter and answered any questions he had.