Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:01 am Post subject: Increase you factory autostart range
Just for an update, I did get the Datastart autostart range booster. It comes with one two way remote, so it confirms starts, unlock, lock, trunk, and unkeyed entry on a lcd key chain remote and another one way remote. This system works directly with the oem so all the wiring for doors an trunk and ignition is not necessary. It is suppose to be 2000ft range. I haven't tested the exact range in feet yet, but I work in a hospital and it works from inside the hospital accross our front parking lot then accross a 6 lane street then into the parking ramp. I didn't get this a the dealership it was just through an auto accessories shop. Very short install time, I picked my car up in less then 2hrs after I dropped it off.
The rep says it works with 07 and up GM vehicles and right now it does say Datastart on it but it is an Astrostart brand or manufacturer. List was $312 but they put it in for $275 wich is a lot cheaper then going with a regular Astrostart (one that does not work with the OEM) Again basicaly it is a range booster and you get new remotes. The factory remotes still work as well. I will try and put a picture of the remote up this weekend, but I am terrible at that. If you are interested in one just find an Astrostart dealership and they should be able to get them. For the installers this has got to be so much easier and so much less time install.
It will unlock all the doors with one click (99% sure). With the new remote you don't have to hit lock then start either, it is just a double click on the start button. I have been doing some long range testing and it really is amazing.
Wow, so it behaves just like the Clifford remote start system I have on my 04. Do you know if they can add on an alarm to the system? I'm totally sold on it if they can add one on!
I did some Google-ing and all I came up with was a store that was selling the various Datastart systems. They didn't list which models went to what cars, nor did they list any dealers that installed them.
From what I understand it was an add on to the factory auto start. So instead of wiring all new componets like locks, trunk, ignition, etc, the new unit plugged right in the factory system, but the new "computer" controls the autostart system. It does add another antenna, but the range is incredible. Plus its a two way.
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