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Old 06-27-2019, 05:30 PM
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2014 e350 Remote Start

I am considering getting a remote start installed. My car has 52,000 miles and is out of warranty. I live in the Florida Keys so the closest place to get anything done is Miami. I contacted a vendor in Miami called Tint World. They said the can use my factory remote and make a remote start for $499. I donít really have a problem with the price but even though these guys are a chain of stores they are locally owned franchises. Has anyone ever had and experience with this company preferably with a remote start install. What questions should I be asking them ? I really donít need anything other than remote start in the summer when it is really hot to cool car down. I do have the car under a free standing awning but it still gets very, very warm after a few minutes. Is there any downside to installing a remote start ? Thanks in advance...
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Hi Ernie -
Thought to chime in here with a couple of thoughts.
First, your vehicle is a 2014, which means that its the first year of E class moving to the DAS4 security platform. What this means to you is that it's Mercedes' most current and sophisticated security platform, and to be quite frank, other remote starter manufacturers' coverage for E class stops at 2013 because they just haven't been able to make it work for 2014 and onward. Humbly speaking, we (Mid City) are the only horse in this race. Our remote starter coverage will work for your vehicle with no issues, and I wanted to mention to you to clarify which remote starter system would be used with Tint World. You being quoted $500 for a remote start system for your vehicle leads me to believe that you're being quoted on a different product that you likely will not be happy with in the end.
For your reference, this is the product you need:
If your car is a Keyless Go / push to start vehicle: https://www.midcityengineering.com/p...nz-sksng204d4/
If you car is a turn-key start vehicle: https://www.midcityengineering.com/p...r-sksng204d4t/

You would need to give up one of your vehicle keys to the installation of the starter (due to the security platform the vehicle is built on), and there would need to be a modification made to your key cylinder. We would be happy to talk through the process with you if you'd like to call us at 312.421.1114 - M-F, 10am-6pmCST.

There isn't a downside to installing this, as you can return the vehicle to factory setting by removing this mostly plug-and-play system. We have a number of Tint World locations signed up with us as authorized dealers and installers of the product, as well.
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Thanks for your reply. I am not married to using Tintworld but thought the price reasonable. If you have any recommended dealers in Miami, I would be happy to entertain quotes from them. I want somebody reputable and willing to stand behind the installation of the remote start. Again, thanks for your initial response but remember, I am really only interested in remote start. Security enhancements and other bells and whistles don’t matter to me.
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Give these guys a call - they do a fair amount of installation of our products and will do a good job for you.

Cartronics 490 NE 167 St.Miami Beach FL 33162
Phone: 305-945-8300

Re: the $500 price tag -- I can certainly understand that the price is appealing. However, in dealing with what is arguably the most sophisticated mass-produced consumer vehicle make on the market, you tend to get what you pay for, and the goal is to do it once and get it done right.

Please feel free to call us if you have any further questions. We're happy to assist.
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I’m not fond of the remote starters that leave one of your key fobs behind the dash.. maybe this would be a much better option for you?

http://www.mbclimate.com/
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There's a chance that CliMATE's coverage information might be incorrect.
As far as we can conclude, there is an extra key needed for any aftermarket remote starter solution on a 2014 and newer E class.

Obviously, you're welcome to go with whatever option you decide to go with, but I can tell you for a fact that our solution works quite well, and is more stable and more reliable than any other solution available on the market.
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