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P2 Remote start option

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P2 Remote start option

Post by Sweed » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:51 pm

Does anyone have suggestions on a good remote start for a 06 xc70? Ill be wiring it myself as i am decent with that sort of thing and trust nobody to touch my cars.

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Re: P2 Remote start option

Post by abscate » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:49 am

You can search this Forum to see the untold pain these things have afflicted on people and Volvo.

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Re: P2 Remote start option

Post by Sweed » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:01 am

Yeah, I have seen a lot of older posts on this subject and wondered if there are some better options now. I guess maybe not?

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Re: P2 Remote start option

Post by vtl » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:09 am

Install a block heater? It was a standard option.
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Re: P2 Remote start option

Post by Sweed » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:32 am

That does not help my wife at work wanting to start the car at the end of the day from her office. Average temps in singe digits for a few months out of the year when she gets off work. Nowhere to plug in.

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Re: P2 Remote start option

Post by vtl » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:34 am

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Re: P2 Remote start option

Post by Rattnalle » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:32 am

And also the proper heater doesn't wear down the engine like idling a cold car does. Especially at those temps when it takes forever for the oil to get warm idling.

Personally I've never really felt the need, I wear gloves when it's that cold and the seats are warm by the time I've scraped the windows.

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Re: P2 Remote start option

Post by oragex » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:38 am

These particular cars are not well suited for remote start. Volvo did offer such option but very expensive and very few were so equipped. Aftermarket install will cost a lot, specifically because it needs to deal with the immobilizer. Basically, I would recommend forgetting this option on these cars.

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Re: P2 Remote start option

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:22 pm

On the cold days, she could pay somebody to go out and start her car. Considering the number of day she would want this service. The total could be less then remote start.
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Re: P2 Remote start option

Post by vtl » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:33 pm

Slightly frosty mornings is all we've been left with for the winter around Boston. I go out in the morning in t-short, flip-flops and no pants to start my car (wife starts her from smartphone) to feel some breeze. Climate change sucks.
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