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So, Is it possible to add remote start to a 2009 Outlook XE with AP08 in the glovebox? The dealer says that you can add the Advace 2-Way but what about the regular remote start? Is it just as simple as getting a new FOB programmed? It seems possible in 2007 and maybe in 2008....anyone know about 2009?
 

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If the GM 2-way can be added, a regular remote can as well. It's the "computer" that needs to be programed as well as the new FOB.
 

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So, I called 3 different Saturn dealerships and got conflicting answers. Some people said that it can others said no and the third said yes to 07 and 08 but the new "computer codes" are not ready yet for 09.

WHY IS THIS SO CONFUSING?!?!?!?!?!?
 

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Hopefully this will help. I haven't been to the dealer yet to order, but this was a reply from a man that works at another gm dealership. I was in the same situation.

"Below I included a copy of your Outlooks build sheet with all RPO option. If you notice, you do have AP8 which most, if not all of the 09's have. You also have TB4. This is a manual lift gate option. Unfortunately, there is no 2way remote starter for your specific vehicle build because it does not already have AP3......but.......you can however have your Dealer install part number 17801236 that will upgrade your Outlook to a factory style AP3 remote starter. I included a copy of the starters below. Now from my experience, I will be blunt....the 2way remote on my Acadia is a piece of crap. Our Acadia has every factory option available and to be honest, the original starter that it had was no worse than the one I installed. The range increased by maybe 10 feet and the battery in the transmitter is always going dead. It does have some cool little features but it's not worth the trouble or the money. The transmitter is also HUGE. Looks kinda silly really. Go see your Dealer with your VIN number and ask them how much to install the basic remote starter. "

"By pressing a button on the key fob, the remote start system starts your parked vehicle. Great for pre-warming or pre-cooling your vehicle. Seamlessly integrated with your vehicle's anti-theft and remote keyless entry systems.With Manual Lift Gate, For Use on Vehicles with Extended Range Remote Lock Control (AP8), Includes 2 Fobs" 17801236
 

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So guys, whats the latest news?? I have a 2008 XE and it does have the AP8 code so I I buy a fob and take it to a dealer will this work or not?? The build date on it is 03/08.
Sorry to have this reply on several topics but I am in need of some quick reply because I would like to do this for my wife for Christmas.
Thanks and Merry Christmas
Joe
Ashland, Ky.
 

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erin0525 said:
So guys, whats the latest news?? I have a 2008 XE and it does have the AP8 code so I I buy a fob and take it to a dealer will this work or not?? The build date on it is 03/08.
Sorry to have this reply on several topics but I am in need of some quick reply because I would like to do this for my wife for Christmas.
Thanks and Merry Christmas
Joe
Ashland, Ky.
First welcome to the forum. Posting in one topic will work, and many may not respond because of all the posts. Thats just the way some will work. I don't have an answer for you as mine came with RS. I would call the dealer and ask. Sometimes it's a matter of just programing the remote in the DIC as long as all the parts are there, and if you have a DIC. I would also recommend going to the Acadia site and doing a search on adding the RS. There is a ton more traffic on that site, and more people that have done it and could answer your question. But once again, pick a topic and post just once. The way the site works the last post moves to the top of the list and will get noticed. But you might find the answer already posted there. If that fails check the Enclave and Traverse sites as well.
 

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Thanks for the info and I am truely sorry, I hope I have not made anyone mad..
I doubt you did and don't worry. Just that sometimes there are those that get snippy on these boards and will say stuff. Let us know how you get the RS setup afterwards so that others can learn from your experience!
 

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Well, the dealers around me normally have me add my remote starters to thier customer's vehicles even if they have the right code for GM remote starter. The reason is my basic remote start installed is only $185 which gives a lifetime warrant and 2500' of range versus 500' from the factory. In addition, many people now use smart phones and I have an app for remote start which gives you unlimited range and you can view your car in real time via your phone.

Another thing I've noticed is that if the customer has had an aftermarket remote start before, they normally don't like the factory style with the limited range, short run time, and small # of start times before you have to start it with the key.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIz_TdXkEko
 
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