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Old 10-31-2017, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default remote starter on 2018 WRX

Hello guys I just brought a base manual 2018 WRX and I want to get a remote starter on it. Would there be any problems if I have to claim warranty/resell the vehicle? or any other sort of issues I would want to know in advance.
Also is any brand better than the other I am planning to get a compustar CS4202-S-KIT as it was on deal.
Would like to know experience of 2015 wrx owners.

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Old 10-31-2017, 02:09 PM   #2
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From what I understand, the only way you would have warranty issues is if the remote starter is what caused any issues you would have. Also, if it's wired properly and neatly, I don't see why it would hurt the resell value. Probably would be assumed to be factory.
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Old 10-31-2017, 04:28 PM   #3
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Make sure you have it installed correctly.
Don't just bypass the clutch safety switch. You need to turn on the manual mode in the remote start and mount the button so you will follow the procedures to make sure you are absolutely in neutral before hitting that remote start button.
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:05 PM   #4
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There should be no issues if you had it installed and can provide proof of it.
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:57 AM   #5
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Make sure you have it installed correctly.
Don't just bypass the clutch safety switch. You need to turn on the manual mode in the remote start and mount the button so you will follow the procedures to make sure you are absolutely in neutral before hitting that remote start button.
Bypassing the clutch switch is the only way to get a manual car to remote start. You want to ensure the car is set to manual mode and you will perform a procedure on shutdown of the vehicle. Once the car is locked it will shut off and you can then remote start it. If the doors are opened you must repeat the shutdown process.

Subaru WRX and STI have a neutral safety wire in the transmission which can be connected to the neutral wire of the system for an added layer of protection.

- I am buying a 2018 wrx and will be getting it in December. I have ordered a compustar system as well. I have reviewed directechs wiring and the install guides. Super easy, wiring is all in easily accessible locations.

I would lastly like to add that unless the system or installation can be proven to cause the failure can a warranty be denied. Added value to resale is in the eye of the beholder. Me personally the remote start is critical on any car. I live in the high desert where summer temps can be 110 and winters can be sub 20s. Day time temps cant differ 40 or more degrees. Warmth in the winter and cool off before getting in during the summer. You can have additional options added on depending on your systems capabilities like defrost and activating seat heaters if equipped.

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Old 11-03-2017, 08:24 PM   #6
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Bypassing the clutch switch is the only way to get a manual car to remote start. You want to ensure the car is set to manual mode and you will perform a procedure on shutdown of the vehicle. Once the car is locked it will shut off and you can then remote start it. If the doors are opened you must repeat the shutdown process.

Subaru WRX and STI have a neutral safety wire in the transmission which can be connected to the neutral wire of the system for an added layer of protection.

- I am buying a 2018 wrx and will be getting it in December. I have ordered a compustar system as well. I have reviewed directechs wiring and the install guides. Super easy, wiring is all in easily accessible locations.

I would lastly like to add that unless the system or installation can be proven to cause the failure can a warranty be denied. Added value to resale is in the eye of the beholder. Me personally the remote start is critical on any car. I live in the high desert where summer temps can be 110 and winters can be sub 20s. Day time temps cant differ 40 or more degrees. Warmth in the winter and cool off before getting in during the summer. You can have additional options added on depending on your systems capabilities like defrost and activating seat heaters if equipped.


Can you post a link to the unit and instructions?
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:55 PM   #7
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Can you post a link to the unit and instructions?
Compustar RS1B-AL
This is the remote start unit (aka Brain) along with the Blade interface module

FT-ALARMIT-KIT
Alarm add on kit

RF-2WT10-SS
Remote upgrade kit - better remotes with 2 way communication and extended range

Regarding the manuals they are included. Only dealers have access to pdf doc but if you search for 7200 series compustar install manuals you can find them online. The install manual provided for the Blade module can be found on iDatalink's website. For example this is the install guide for a 2018 WRX Std key.

Additional parts are required to flash the module for your vehicle a dealer account may be required to flash the interface. Detailed wiring information requires a log in to directechs. If you are not familiar with doing remote starts I would highly suggest having a pro do it. Being that I did it for 10 years in my previous career I will be doing my own with supplemental help from my buddies shop for flashing, etc.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:35 PM   #8
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Is Compustar the preferred remote start system? Anyone use Viper? Looking at the 4706v system for mine.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:15 PM   #9
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I just installed a compustar with blade in my 2013 crosstrek. It was a very easy install and works great!. Much better than the factory system.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:29 AM   #10
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Is Compustar the preferred remote start system? Anyone use Viper? Looking at the 4706v system for mine.
you already know what i am running in mine

Compustar CM-7000 with Idatalink BLade-AL (DL-SUB3 firmware)
Compustar Drone Mobile
Compustar RPS Touch
Compustar T11 Remote Kit
Compustar DAS tilt/impact sensor

Activated 3x lock from factory remote as well, also triggers rear defrost, wiper deicer and heated mirrors at or below 45 degrees.


There is nothing wrong with the viper unit, the installation means more than the unit as i said before. Compustar is the chosen piece for a few reasons on my side... first of all most of the testing done at Idatalink ( the number 1 module integration company in existence) uses compustar almost extensively for their product testing which means the data to data between the modules is 100% consistent. Also because on the dealer side the support and team at compustar are true "car people" so believe it or not that makes a big difference as well. Idatalink is and was the first one to "crack" Subaru immobilizer code like 6 years ago, only now have the other two companies "caught up". This is not a shot against them, just a fact. We have a lot of experience with subaru. And by we, i work at Idatalink, so i may be slightly biased.
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:30 PM   #11
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Is Compustar the preferred remote start system? Anyone use Viper? Looking at the 4706v system for mine.


I just had the Vioer 5706 installed last weekend. Worked good so far
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:43 PM   #12
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I just had the Vioer 5706 installed last weekend. Worked good so far
Cool. Did you have it installed on an 18 wrx? Did you retain use of your oem fobs? Do you have keyless access/push button start?
How’s the viper fobs battery life?
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:54 PM   #13
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I've used Viper systems since 2005. This is my first compustar system. The options for Viper right now are not as good (or as easy install wise) as the compustar plus I got a killer deal.

Every car I have ever owned had Viper. My current xB and my wife's Kia Sorento have a 5901 installed. There is nothing wrong with Viper. The new DS4 looks very promising.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:43 PM   #14
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I bought and installed a Fortin EVO-ONE in my 2016 Impreza over the weekend. It was pretty simple to install, they provided all the instructions online before I bought it, and so far, it works pretty good. There's just a minor issue I have with the door lock/unlock while it's running, but I'm working on trying to get it fixed.

* Minor issue is you have to use the OEM fob to lock/unlock the door. It's not like you're locked out.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:01 PM   #15
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I bought and installed a Fortin EVO-ONE in my 2016 Impreza over the weekend. It was pretty simple to install, they provided all the instructions online before I bought it, and so far, it works pretty good. There's just a minor issue I have with the door lock/unlock while it's running, but I'm working on trying to get it fixed.

* Minor issue is you have to use the OEM fob to lock/unlock the door. It's not like you're locked out.
i answered your post check those three wires wink wink
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