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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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I like having my remote starter here in the north east. Do you suppose I could have one installed in my fortwo?
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Most likely it will not start unless it's in Park or Neutral just like a automatic so I think it will be no problem having a remote starter. Also the alarm system and key chip if it has one may be a issue.
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Maybe or maybe not. I think the Park feature on this car may be the same as putting the car in reverse on a manual transmission. The previous shifter definately was.
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Also the alarm system and key chip if it has one may be a issue.
If you follow what is going on elsewhere in the world with 451s, you will know that the key chip is a big and onerous issue.
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I highly doubt we get a remote start as a legit option or a hack

While the getrag shifter showes a P position--- it is really reverse and you must shift to neutral to start the Lil bugger AFAIK
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I like having my remote starter here in the north east. Do you suppose I could have one installed in my fortwo?
Yup yup, nothing like a warm car on these cold noreaster days, heated seats are only part of the solution.

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I have to say that I've thought about doing this for "forfiveone" as living in Canada its darn cold, but I was very surprised in that with the heated seats and the car heater I've never felt that cold for very long. I would say at worst you will be cold for 1 minute, but the heated seats warm up nice and quick and the heater in the car does the same.

But if you do want to get this done the European models have an option for a remote start and a temperature module that will keep the car at a certain temperature automatically.

I don't know how easy it will to get this on a North American smart as the ignition kill system might just not allow the car to start.

If you really looking for one, best contact someone in Europe that can source the part and instructions on installing if at all possible.

I would recommend Paul from WellSmart http://shop.wellsmart.co.uk as he has a very good selection of parts and has even sourced some special items for me that weren't on his site.

Another vendor I've used is SPD, http://www.smart-parts-direct.com but in my personal dealing with SPD I found them to not understand the new 451 very well, but after some hand holding I was able to get the support I needed from them.

I deal with a few people in Germany, but due to language barrier I wouldn't recommend trying it out for something like this as you'll probably need a lot of technical support. If you are fluent in German let me know and I'll send my contacts your way.
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I like having my remote starter here in the north east. Do you suppose I could have one installed in my fortwo?
Get the heated seats. In ten seconds you'll be nice and toasty.
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the german site advertises an auxilery heating system heating 999 euros forthe base unit 250 for a timer it is a heater for the coolant not remote start
hope that helps
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Wow, what a waste of gas having a car idle outside so you make sure your rear is warm when you get in.
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