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Not sure if everyone knows this but you can buy a factory remote start from the dealer to replace the basic key phob you get with the new car. Here in Canada (not sure about the US) you get the standard phob.

On the honda.ca when you build an EX-T it shows the phob as an accessory for $95.09.

Notice how this phob is 2-way according to the pic attached.
 

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Not sure if everyone knows this but you can buy a factory remote start from the dealer to replace the basic key phob you get with the new car. Here in Canada (not sure about the US) you get the standard phob.

On the honda.ca when you build an EX-T it shows the phob as an accessory for $95.09.

Notice how this phob is 2-way according to the pic attached.
Why would you want to?
 

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Not sure if everyone knows this but you can buy a factory remote start from the dealer to replace the basic key phob you get with the new car. Here in Canada (not sure about the US) you get the standard phob.

On the honda.ca when you build an EX-T it shows the phob as an accessory for $95.09.

Notice how this phob is 2-way according to the pic attached.
Why would you want to?
I believe the original remote is one way with this one being two way it signals back to the remote if car started. See my pic showing the various images that come up on the remote as it is starting...
 

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Great post. for $95 the value this provides can't be beat, it's basically an investment the way I see it, being able to look at idle time and in car temperature along with the engine running indicator. Beats getting to a car not in an ideal running state :D



My only beef is we have a small single line display, having to cycle through different indicators.
 

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The wife's Pilot has remote start, and it's good on those cold days, but I'm sure it won't be on my next Civic, which will have a 6MT.
 

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I'll email my dealership and ask them about this. Not sure why Honda would offer this on models that already came with Honda remote start built in.
And I'm sure if this is a viable option for Civics that came with remote start, there must be some pairing of some sort for the other remote. I'll find out and check back in, I emailed my service manager.
 

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In the US, I thought this was an add on option costing a few hundred dollars. I also put in after market starters in my past Civics and was thrilled my 2016 EX came with one. But after 2 months and living in New England, I am not impressed!! No digital display on EX, the 10 min cycle 2x (max) does not do much when its below zero, and the range isn't great. My old starters had 20 minute timers that you could set a few times over. This makes a huge difference when you have a layer of ice and snow and the wind chill is -10. I hope an update is in the future to extend it, but I have already started to look at after market starters.
 

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In the US, I thought this was an add on option costing a few hundred dollars. I also put in after market starters in my past Civics and was thrilled my 2016 EX came with one. But after 2 months and living in New England, I am not impressed!! No digital display on EX, the 10 min cycle 2x (max) does not do much when its below zero, and the range isn't great. My old starters had 20 minute timers that you could set a few times over. This makes a huge difference when you have a layer of ice and snow and the wind chill is -10. I hope an update is in the future to extend it, but I have already started to look at after market starters.
Glad I am not the only one, And sometimes when I go to extend the run time, it shuts the car off instead of extending it. Which I dont know its done that til I go out to a cold car. This morning it had run 10 min and shut off, so I went to start it remotely again and it would not do it, even standing next to the darn car. The remote start on my Crosstour (was an aftermarket and the first I'd ever had) had excellent range, did not make me lock the doors before it started the car, and it ran for 20 minutes, allowed me to program it to start the car the same time every day for the 20 minute run time, it was really good. I'm not diggin this one that came with my Touring, though I will say its better than not having one. Clearly not designed by someone who lives in a climate with cold winters.
 

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The Remote Start II has the option to extend the idling time to 20 minutes but the problem is, once that time has passed and it turns off the car you're going to have to wait 20 minutes before remote starting again...
 

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So I emailed my service manager, and he said this is very possible that this could be done, mating this remote with the current system installed on the Touring.
He said he has to do some research to find out if it will indeed extend the run time to 20 minutes on the first pop.
If it does, then I'm all over it, because I'm sick of my car running only 10 minutes, nowhere near enough time in New England cold weather!
 

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He should be able to extend the run time if the key is indeed compatible.

The manual:
20-minute mode
1. After starting the engine, repeat step 1 in 10-
minute mode.
2. The transmitter emits two rapid beeps and sends a
signal to extend the idling time. After extending the
idling time, the transmitter emits another sound
twice, and the each indicator is shown on the
display.
NOTE:
• Note that you cannot return the remote engine
starter system to the 10-minute mode after changing
to the 20-minute mode by operating the transmitter.
• The engine cannot start for 20 minutes even though
you stop the engine within 10 minutes after
exceeding the time to the 20-minute mode.
• When the front door (either the driver-side door or
the passenger-side door) is opened or the ignition
switch is turned on with the ignition key, the inhibition
will be canceled, allowing restarting of the engine.
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He should be able to extend the run time if the key is indeed compatible.

The manual:
The Service manager is supposed get back to me with in the next week or two after he does some research with Honda to make sure its compatible
 

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The Service manager is supposed get back to me with in the next week or two after he does some research with Honda to make sure its compatible
Looking forward to hearing his reply. The only possible way it would not be compatible is if the remote receiver components that Honda put in the car at the factory are not compatible with the "Remote Start II" system. This could end up being the case, lets hope not.
 

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That would be fabulous if Reds dealer has a fix!!! The remote starter is not New England friendly. Please keep us updated and thanks for looking in to this.
 

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Curious if anyone has an update on this. And if you went with a third-party starter, which did you go with? Looking for suggestions for my LX.
 

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Got my locksmith in twickenham to order one of these bad boys in for me off the back of this thread so thanks a lot, very impressed with it so far! Not sure where he got it from, but it's programmed and works a treat. Not too fussed about having to scroll through the different screens, not sure i'd want it any bigger ;)
 
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