We own a 2003 VW passat. Had it since it's birth. I am crazy starting here car daily. I would love to have a remote starter. Is it possible to install it by myself? I am not the brightest bulb on the planet. Do you or can I get installation instructions? Can I buy something like this at Advance Auto Parts, etc? Her birthday is early February. I do not have much money, especially in these hard times.Please advise
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Be sure to use an auxillary input voltage device (memory savor) so you do not lose ECM TCM and radio programming. Most cars have a seperate battery for this, but VW does not. It plugs into the cigarette light and supplies a small amout of power to vital systems. I picked one up at harbor frieght for $5.
Also, make sure the car is OFF. Disconnect the negative cable before the posative, and install after the posative cable.
Always match the AMP ratings or go higher, because of cable resistance building up over time and wear to the starter. Replacing the cables and starter would fix this issue, but add much cost.
My used 2003 Passat came with both fobs unable to hold a key. I had to break them open to retrofit a loop. These are some great links that I bookmarked. The first one should give you programmin instructions.Good luck!