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    Default Remote Start and Diesels?

    My SO brought this up the other day and I really had no idea if it would work. Could you install a remote start system on a diesel? How would it compensate for allowing the glow plugs to heat up??

    I live in a cold place and would love to heat my truck up before I leave for work in the morning!

    ETA- The truck is an 06 F-250 and most definitely has glow plugs
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    They do exist! Found This One as an example.

    I'd love one again. We had it on a car we later sold. Sure do miss it!!!
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    We have one for our 2007 Dodge diesel. It is setup for the glow plugs. It is lovely to get into a warm vehicle and also to allow it to de ice.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jawa View Post
    We have one for our 2007 Dodge diesel. It is setup for the glow plugs. It is lovely to get into a warm vehicle and also to allow it to de ice.
    just a fine point ... Cummins doesn't use glowplugs. They use an intake heater or grid heater.... different animals


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoMare View Post
    They do exist! Found This One as an example.

    I'd love one again. We had it on a car we later sold. Sure do miss it!!!
    This one doesn't say anything about being compatible with diesel engines. Did I miss something?
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    I have a remote start on 3/4 ton diesel. It is WONDERFUL.
    Came factory installed. So it is possible. No clue on details though.
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    Ours starts remotely from the house - discovered this neat little feature when my husband accidently pocket-dialled the truck.
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    Our 08 F350 diesel came with remote start from the factory. It is not that helpful though- as idling for long times is not good for that particular engine, so I can't fully utilize the remote start to warm it up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CDE Driver View Post
    This one doesn't say anything about being compatible with diesel engines. Did I miss something?
    When I searched their website, this one and three others came up with DIESEL, so it is compatible.
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    My '07 GMC Duramax came with a remote start. I really have not used it much. I think it will run for 10 minutes and then shut down if you do not use the vehicle by then. I get up and start mine and my son's diesel before school. Thank the lord my son is going to school in the deep south; he has know idea what a pain in the rear end it is.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    Ours starts remotely from the house - discovered this neat little feature when my husband accidently pocket-dialled the truck.
    My diesel theoretically has a remote start as well, but it's flakey. The only time I've ever gotten it to work it was accidental, when I sat on the keychain
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    LOVE my remote start! F-250 diesel, shuts off after 10 mins but I'm usually in the truck by then. So nice to get in a warm truck- especially nice when the heated seats are on too!



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    My '07 Chevy Silverado dually came with the remote start and I love it! It has always worked well and the 10 min deadline suits since I've yet to find I need longer anyway.



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    If I was considering adding remote start to a late model vehicle, I'd buy the factory module to do it.

    Sure it probably costs $250 rather than $100 but ongoing weird electrical issues after somebody has hacked up the wiring harness to install an aftermarket alarm are just no fun.

    I probably would not pay for dealer install, but it likely just plugs in so should be an easy DIY if you are comfortable removing trim.



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    Do you think they would have a factory one for an 06 f-250? I would have really loved one this morning when it was -4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dani0303 View Post
    Do you think they would have a factory one for an 06 f-250? I would have really loved one this morning when it was -4.
    Probably. I'm pretty sure it was an option at the time.

    It might depend on trim level. If you have a Lariat with remote locking and lots of electric accessories, you likely have a different wiring harness to fleet model that only has wires leading to the headlights.

    It would definitely be worth taking your vin number to a dealer to find out.



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    My truck is going in Monday to get a faulty fuel injector replaced. I will definitely be asking them about a remote starter

    ETA- It is a Lariat. Hopefully that's good news! I'll keep y'all updated.
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