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* * * * * * Many cars today (the 6 included) have "Immobilizers". There is a small coded chip built into the top of in the key. If the proper key is not in the ignition the car will not start. *

The factory systems have a way to bypass this. I doubt that the non-factory systems will work on these type of cars.[/b]

With cars that have "Immobilizers" you have to give up one of your keys. This key goes into the brain of the remote stater, so your car thinks the key with the chip is in the ignition. This allows the car to be started remotely.
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i was stationed in alaska for 3 yrs and had auto start install in my delsol... its great to have... but it does wear out the starter... i've replace my starter once already... i would not want to put autostart in our new 6 since we've moved back to california... my girl friend had the issue with the immoblizer key thingee in her prelude... so i would amagine something similar to our 6's immoblizer... just my 2 cents...
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* * * * * * Many cars today (the 6 included) have "Immobilizers". There is a small coded chip built into the top of in the key. If the proper key is not in the ignition the car will not start. *

The factory systems have a way to bypass this. I doubt that the non-factory systems will work on these type of cars.

A side point. *

A couple of weeks ago I saw on the news that somewhere (US state/local??) they passed a law that made it illegal to have your car running if you are not at the car. They figure it will cut down on car thiefs. :sarc[/b]
True. But there are bypass kits aftermarket also.

One place to find such thing is here.
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* * * * * * i was stationed in alaska for 3 yrs and had auto start install in my delsol... its great to have... but it does wear out the starter... i've replace my starter once already... *i would not want to put autostart in our new 6 since we've moved back to california... my girl friend had the issue with the immoblizer key thingee in her prelude... so i would amagine something similar to our 6's immoblizer... just my 2 cents... *
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What makes you say the remote starter wore out your starter? It's the same thing as when you walk outside and start the car. My mom's minivan has one and we love it.

When we first got it, we played around with it and would start the car when people walked by to scare them, but that wore off after alittle while. The only way I could see you wearing out the starter sooner is if you did that alot.
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No, it's not the same thing.

When the engine starts, you hear that and let go of the key. But the remote starter hasn't got ears. And if the release mechanism isn't quick enough it runs the starter a bit after the engine kicks in. That is very bad for the starter.
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Ok thanks for the explaination. Our Viper remote starter doesn't do that, I didn't know others did.
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I've had a remote starter in my 97 Intrepid for five years and it never failed me, nor did it damage my car starter. As a matter of fact, I'm getting a starter/alrm combo installed in my 1-week old M6 next week.

I must add that I live in Quebec, where winter lasts six months and I probably used my started a good five months per year - at least twice a day.

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So does Mazda install auto start? Does anyone know? Would it effect the shock sensor?Cause if so then it should be under warrenty. I really want to get it but do not want to void my four year warrenty for it.
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The only 'factory' remote starter is offered by Chevy in the 2004 Malibu. Most dealer installed starters are just aftermarket ones that are either installed by the dealership or they have a local shop do it. When my wife got her Corolla's remote start "dealer installed" they actually had her set up and appointment with a local shop to have them do it. The only advantage to having the dealer set it up is that it does not void the warranty. (at least by Toyota)

Btw - the system we got was "Auto-Mate" by DEI, the same peeps who make Viper.
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We install remote starts for the dealers in our town, Mostly GM and Chrysler. But they never void the warranty, and we hardly ever have problems with them, maybe once a year you will get one that malfunctions, but thats about it. As long as your using quality parts, I know some installers use cheap parts and it can mess things up.
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