I know Lexus has factory installed ones but engine shuts off when you open the door and from what I understand has very low range. Can the factory starter be connected to some iphone app to start the car?
Has anyone installed aftermarket remote starter? Can you use the same key/remote for our LX570? Which brand did you install and would you recommend it? How much did it cost including labor.
I also have a 2010 and I had the factory remote start added to my LX and I really like it. I doubt you can run it from the iPhone, but it does work off of your existing key fob. I checked into aftermarket remote starts and they all require a separate fob, which was not going to work for me at all. I was able to buy and have it installed by Lexus for under $500. There was a guy selling them in Guam for the 2010 on eBay, its OEM and worked perfect. New in box. I paid $235 for the unit. I called a couple Lexus dealers and asked what it would cost for the remote starter and then asked how much from the total was for the part and how much for the install and then said I would like to schedule the install. That was $200.
Lexus dealer is quoting $1000 installed. (short range)
Viper dealer is asking for $599 plus $140 for the bypass so the ignition will not shut off and will work with iPhone. Only thing is, it won’t work with Lexus fob. I would have to carry both fob around. ( I can start the engine from my bedroom or at the office, up to a mile away).
Ok, I visited the Viper dealer and spoke to them and had them go over how everything works. Also spoke to the owner and he said he will do the package for $699.
I can start the car with my iPhone and car doesn’t shut off if I have my OEM fob, without it, if brake is applied, car shuts off. I do not have to carry the Viper fob if I do not want to. I can just use my iPhone to remote start the car. I like this option better than the OEM. I like the idea of being able to start the car from inside the building in a cold weather conditions without going all the way down to the lobby, near my car to remote start it.
Update: I had the Viper installed for $775 with iPhone, remote smart start. I have to subscribe to use my iPhone to start my car via satellite. Annual fee of $49.95. I can start my car from anywhere in the world. Why would I want to? No idea but it’s nice to know I can. LOL
There is no way around Lexus auto shutoff and open the door with the touch of the door handle. It’s one or the other. I kept the auto shutoff feature so I can open my door with a touch.
Little remote I got with the Smart Start is pretty nice and it’s small. I can also add many more features if I wanted. All in all, I am very happy with it.
Installed Fortin EVO-ALL @ $160 bucks all in.
So far works great, 3 times press lock on factory remote and engine starts, open the door - it shuts. Exactly as needed. Range of original fob.
Took about 1,5hr by car audio tech.