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Anyone install a remote start or keyless entry successfully on a 2018 or 2019 ES? I took it to a shop and they were unable to help me so I am wondering if anyone had any luck or knows any info on how to successfully do this??
 

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My thoughts are that it may be a tall order. Given the system has antennae to pick up internal and external presence of the keyless fob signal you would need to install all of these plus be able to enable those antenna in the KOS & OSS-ECU after you installed it to get things working. It is an unknown as to whether the ETACS-ECU would need to be flashed to enable the KOS & OSS. You won't have the KOS & OSS-ECU either which is a major control in the circuit. All communication is encrytpted in the ECU system so may be another roadblock.

Add to this the immobiliser functions attached to the existing keyed entry system and you're opening a can of worms. You would need to clear the keyed entry security and enable to KOS & OSS security functions.

The keyless start switch needs to be installed in the dash and added to the ECU systems. Then you have the integration of that start button with the safety requirements of depressing the brake pedal (Auto) or clutch pedal (Manual transmission) in order to begin the start process. Would the installed process integrate correctly and fully? Last, but not least, you need to source two keyless fobs, have the backup keys cut and add these fobs to the KOS & OSS-ECU function for the whole system to be enabled.

Not to say it is impossible however would it be worth the outlay. All of these changes and tasks REQUIRE the use of the M.U.T.-SEIII diagnostics system to make the changes. These are only available to authorised dealers. I can certainly understand why the shop showed a reluctance to assist.

See the pic below for the location of the KOS antenna. These alone require the replacement/installation of a significant number of parts (3 door handles and a console and rear entry antenna).

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Here is the manual description of the door entry function:

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And the One-Touch Start System (OSS):

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Mine doesn't have the push to start or the smart key. It is a normal old school key fob. Actually I just found this OEM Remote Activated Remote Start Kit For 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. It seems to use the proper software for the eclipse cross what do you think??
Hi @Japin. I'm not familiar with the remote start function. That seems to be a purely US capability via Mitsubishi Connect I believe. Maybe @Lunatic59 can provide some feedback on it. The notes for the product do state for automatic vehicles only as they have to be safely in Park when stationary. Wouldn't work an a manual transmission as you leave the vehicle in gear when stationary. As I noted above, keyless entry is more challenging.
 

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Hi @Japin,

I can't speak to the aftermarket starter, but all Mitsubishi's do have some form of semi-smart keys at least for security purposes. Whether that remote starter bypasses that, I couldn't tell you. The Mitsubishi connect system is only available in the SE and SEL models, so I don't think you'd be able to retrofit one into the ES, and even if you could, you'd need a subscription to the service.

Can I ask why you want a remote starter?
 

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In pennsylvania we have really hot summers and really cold winters so a remote start would be great to get into a comfortable car when I leave would be nice.
 

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I have an aftermarket auto start on mine. It's an SEL. But I made the dealer put one in. That said it's a little special. If I use it wrong it says electrical service required. And when I say use it wrong The original key fob and the auto start fob don't seem to like each other. So you can only use one or the other. I don't know if it would be compatible with the ES as I have push button and the mitsubishi autostart essentially etc in mine.(so I can use the aftermarket autostart by using the after market fob. Or I can press lock 3 times on my factory fob, which starts the mitsubishi autostart. They run differently so they are not the same system).
 

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In pennsylvania we have really hot summers and really cold winters so a remote start would be great to get into a comfortable car when I leave would be nice.
PA here, too (Reading) so I hear you on the winter/summer thing. Fortunately I have a garage so warming up and cooling down haven't been much of an issue for me in the mornings. When I leave work, unless there's snow on the car, I don't really have to do much more than jump in and go. The climate control in my EC has been pretty responsive, and the heated seats/wheel help a lot for comfort.
 

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I had an aftermarket remote start installed in my es. A shop here in west Pennsylvania called Trick Labs installed it. Unfortunately it can't deactivate the security system. So if I lock my car with the stock key button I have to unlock the car using the stock key button.
Just like betha said, since having the aftermarket system installed I can remotely start my car by pushing lock on the stock key 3 times.
 

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Anyone install a remote start or keyless entry successfully on a 2018 or 2019 ES? I took it to a shop and they were unable to help me so I am wondering if anyone had any luck or knows any info on how to successfully do this??

Hey I have a 2018 LE and got il
Anyone install a remote start or keyless entry successfully on a 2018 or 2019 ES? I took it to a shop and they were unable to help me so I am wondering if anyone had any luck or knows any info on how to successfully do this??
I have a 2018 LE and got the viper remote start installed here in NYC
 

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