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    Remote starter recommendations

    Do any of you have Remote Starter recommendations for a 1983 633?
    1983 BMW 633CSI
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    What is your desired outcome? If you want to heat up the engine you can better mount a Webasto heater in the car. These can be found for low prices on Ebay and can be cheaply fitted with a Siemens telephone to mimic the TC4 GSM option to control it with your smartphone app.

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    I like your suggestion nullified. Great way to get what the OP might need, with a safe equipment upgrade.

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    Thanks DaHose,

    @TS: there is this thread in Dutch for a VW Lupo you can use for inspiration: https://translate.google.com/transla...3D52%26t%3D393
    Last edited by Nullified; 12-10-2018 at 03:58 AM.

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    There are also 12V options for heating both the engine, and the passenger compartment. Either option could be controlled with a high power relay, and a controller triggered by a remote. You could either use a dedicated remote, or get an alarm that ha a programmable accessory power lead option.

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    That exists, the downside is that you need a separate battery or better a hookup to the mains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nullified View Post
    What is your desired outcome? If you want to heat up the engine you can better mount a Webasto heater in the car. These can be found for low prices on Ebay and can be cheaply fitted with a Siemens telephone to mimic the TC4 GSM option to control it with your smartphone app.
    But I wonder how much of an engine heater is needed in Alabama? I don't think it gets under 40 at most? I do realize Nullified isn't familiar with our weather patterns state by state though.
    Last edited by Bert Poliakoff; 12-11-2018 at 05:32 PM.
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    Thats true Bert, and this raises the need to understand the desired outcome of the TS.

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    That is true and logical.
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    I used a Astro remote starter, more difficult on a manual transmission, but possible,
    Good luck
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    Compustar all the way.
    Assuming that your car is in good condition, there is nothing "difficult" about remote starting this car, but that being said you will want to find a veteran installer. Go somewhere where the boss is at least 40+ years old. Or even look for a Compustar "Pro" dealer, they restrict that title to the better shops in every region.

    P.S. I have been working in the automotive aftermarket industry for 20 years (not bragging)

    Good luck!

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    I'm still unaware which problem the ts is trying to solve. This must be the first step.

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    Sorry everyone for neglecting to respond. I haven’t been on the forum in awhile. At the time I made this thread I was having trouble with the car starting every once in awhile. I was thinking the remote starter would be beneficial. My ignition switch was the issue. I live in North Alabama and it gets quite cold in late January through early March. I would like to be able to heat the car a few minutes before I get in. I will look into the recommendations that you all have given me.
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