This week in the shop
2008 Porsche Cayenne installing:
Remote car starter
Mobridge Bluetooth kit using factory PCM 2.1 Porsche navigation radio
The remote car starter in this Porsche Cayenne is actually activated from the factory remote by pressing the lock button 3 times. The Mobridge Bluetooth kit features handsfree calling and A2DP audio streaming in lieu of the factory CD Changer.
This Porsche Cayenne is Remote Start Ready and yours probably is too
We get a lot of Porsche Cayenne’s in our shop upgrading the in dash navigation and audio system, but this was actually the first time I had a Porsche Cayenne in for a remote car starter. I had to do a bit of research to see if the remote starter was possible, but it didn’t take me too long to figure out that it was. Believe it or not, this car is actually Remote Start Ready.
A lot of newer vehicles are in fact remote start ready and we do quite a few of our remote start installations using this new remote start ready technology. It requires less parts, less wiring and less labor. Even so, it was still a pretty technical installation and not for the faint of heart.
Prior to October 1st 2014, all that was needed for parts was a Directed Electronics DB-ALL2 and 556UW. For this installation, those are the parts we used – I just made sure we flashed the software onto our DB-ALL2 before Directed Electronics made their changes effective. As of October 1st 2014, Directed Electronics eliminated this “Lock Three Times to Start – RSR” software on their DB-ALL2 in favor of selling more parts (more parts meaning more costly to you and more profitable for the manufacturer). This “Lock Three Times to Start ” option will be available using their new 4×10 module. However, there is still the option to use a DB-ALL2 and 556UW along with an additional remote and antenna kit.
With the DB-ALL2, a 556UW and a lot of installation expertise, we successfully enabled the remote starter in a Porsche Cayenne by simply pressing the lock button 3 times on the factory remote
I kind of like the idea of the additional remote for this particular vehicle, because the factory remote is inoperative when the engine is running, however the proximity function of the key is still active. With the one button remote kit, we can program the remote to start the car with one press and then with more one additional press, it will unlock the doors. This remote also provides additional range over the factory key fob, however for this particular client, additional range was not necessary and thus we used the OEM key fob.