A client from Lansdale recently returned to Mobile Edge to purchase a remote starter for her 2016 Nissan Juke. We’d installed a starter in her previous Juke, but she had given that vehicle to her daughter. She was delighted with the way that starter had worked and wanted something similar on her new car. In this vehicle, she wanted to use her smartphone to control the remote start system. We were happy to oblige with a Compustar car starter and Drone telematics system.
Nissan Juke Remote Starter Installation
As with all client vehicles, we put our seat covers and floor mats in the car before bringing it into the bay. Once inside, we connected the battery to our charger to ensure it’d be fine while we worked on the vehicle. We prepped the wiring for the starter on the bench, and in this application, we used a vehicle-specific harness that includes the same connectors as the vehicle. This harness reduces the number of wire-to-wire connections we need to make. As you can see from the photos, all the wiring is wrapped in automotive-grade fleece tape so that it won’t buzz or rattle as the vehicle drives down the road.
The Drone X1MAX-LTE telematics interface we installed works with a smartphone app called DroneMobile. Any time the client wants to start her Juke, she can open the app and press the start button. She can also lock or unlock the doors remotely. The system is incredibly fast. In most cases, the phone’s command is relayed to the vehicle in only a second or two.
Remote Start Features add Convenience
The data interface module we used with the starter has a bonus feature: The client can use the key fob that came with the vehicle to initiate the remote start sequence. By pressing the lock button on the remote three times in quick succession, the system will start the engine.
In addition, the control module for the starter will automatically activate the rear window defroster if the temperature inside the vehicle is below 42 degrees.
Pennsylvania’s Remote Start Installation Experts
After a few hours of work, we had the starter installed in this cool little Nissan Juke. When the client returned to pick up the vehicle, we helped her set up the DroneMobile app on her smartphone and explained how the system works. We let her know that we left the auto-headlight circuit energized so that the lights would come on when the vehicle starts. She was excited to be able to see the eyelashes and stickers she’d added to the lights! If you’re interested in adding a remote start system to your car or truck, drop by Mobile Edge in Lehighton or click the red button below to send our team an e-mail to schedule a consultation.