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Got towed today.

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Right. Word of advice. Make sure your dealer doesn't skimp and gives you atleast two keyless entry devices. ( your factory system can take up to 4 keyless entry devices.

Not like me who only got one keyless entry and 1 spare normal key.

My keyless device stopped working last night, even the emergency key/proceedure didnt work.
So I could disable the aftermarket alarm and other 2 immobolisers
But I couldn't disable the factory immoboliser. First real design flaw Ive seen, UNLESS you have a second keyless entry device.

So I got towed today back to the dealership for them to reprogram the keyless device. Will let you all know if that was a painless process.

So points to note:
- Get 2 keyless devices.
- Always have the disable pins for your aftermarket alarm and immobolisers
- Always have the Factory pin for your factory alarm system - The 4 Digit code you put into your NAV\Stereo system. (Which incidently does not disable your immobilisor if your keyless key isnt working).
- Dont keep your keyless device near your cellphone or other transmitting device. ( I suspect this may have been what happened).

PS: The batteries in both the car and the keyless device was fine. But it seems like the electronic relationship btween the two may be easily stripped.

The good thing out of all of this other than me knowing more about my car, is that I know that my Evo will not be easily stolen unless they turn up with a tow truck. (My GPS\GSM system kept on txting me that someone was trying to break in through all of this :) )
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Txt Displays:
* Location Address + longitude/lattitude
* Viewable map in your web browser (Great if you have a decent screen on your cell)
* Alarm status
* Alarm mode (You can arm, disable car, and set it in valet mode - cool feature you can set an allowed speed limit so it will let you know if it breaks that limit)
* Battery voltage
* Backup battery voltage
* Speed of car
Interesting. how much was this package, and is there a monthly payment on it?
thats pretty cool features you got there i'm also interested in this.
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