Installed a Viper alarm/start combo into my '12 today. Works fine and dandy.
Of course by remote start, I mean "ready" mode. So if you want to turn on heat or AC without being plugged into the charger, it can be done. Of course it will suck battery juice like madness!
Also have smart start cell control with GPS tracking plus additional circuit kill. So even if someone has a valid programmed key, the car wont "start" unless disarmed by the viper first.
Now most of you will ask "why?". "Because I can!" is the main answer. However I will use it later to trigger the diesel heater when it arrives. Also I read that some of you have an android device and OBD module set up to access canion when vehicle is charging or running. Well, activating remote start would power everything up for you to check without charging.
Could also use outputs to trigger all kinds of odd things. Like charging on/off. But instead of a tiny bit of range, this remote is rated at max 5000 ft. And the cell module is of course "unlimited" range if in a service area.
I really want to get it to trigger heat/cool while actually charging. The OEM mits remote doesn't reach the car from my workstation. But all that stuff is on the network. Will need some CAN experts to help out with that part. (Down the road)
Note that this will draw around 30ma off the 12v battery. And since that battery is tiny, this can be a problem if you park for extended periods of time without a battery tender. This brings me to a question..... If plugged in, but charging has ended, will the car kick charging back in if it detects low voltage on the 12v battery? Or does the car not monitor that at all unless running or actually charging?
I will probably tie this to a separate 12v system along with other items like dash cams. Have the separate system charge whenever the car itself is charging. The rest of the time its disconnected from the main battery. Then have a "charge" switch to bring the aux batt online when driving if I want to put some charge on it when I know I don't need max range from the car.