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Old 04-14-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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What's up guys? Does anyone know which remote start comes with the 2010 malibus? I just got a 1LT last weekend and the dealership seems to have lost the remote keyless entry and start contollers. My car has the Power Convinience Package and I think its an AP3 remote vehicle starter system.

The dealership is going to get me some new ones and looking at the 2010 Malibu brochures it says the regular remote start is for "LS Only" which makes me thing that the new Malibus come with the 2-Way Advanced Remote. GMaccessories.com has the regular at $156 and the 2-Way (AP3) for $120...

I am supposed to get all my an extra key made and the 2 remote starts so I want to know if I should be getting the 2-Way because I think it is cooler.
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Never heard of the advanced remote start standard on 2010s. If you do have remote start you will most likely get the regular fobs.
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Mine came standard with remote start. LT1 come with them standard for 2010 and yes its just a regular key fob nothing special.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:24 AM   #4
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2010 LTZ here, just the regular fob.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:57 AM   #5
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Thanks. That's what I thought but idk why the 2010 brochure has the picture of the 2 different style fob's and the regular one has "LS Only" right under it.

I'm going to ask to see how much it would cost to upgrade to the 2-way one with the LED screen and maybe they'll let me pay the differnce since they are going to have to order new fob's anyways. I'll let you all know the price difference if they do.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:51 AM   #6
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I have the advanced two way LCD remote start on my 2009 Traverse and my only complaint is the transmitter is really thick. Probably twice as thick as the standard fob. It is my wife's car and she doesn't mind since it goes in her purse, but if I had to carry it in my pocket, I would not want it.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:54 PM   #7
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What's up guys? Does anyone know which remote start comes with the 2010 malibus? I just got a 1LT last weekend and the dealership seems to have lost the remote keyless entry and start contollers. My car has the Power Convinience Package and I think its an AP3 remote vehicle starter system.

The dealership is going to get me some new ones and looking at the 2010 Malibu brochures it says the regular remote start is for "LS Only" which makes me thing that the new Malibus come with the 2-Way Advanced Remote. GMaccessories.com has the regular at $156 and the 2-Way (AP3) for $120...

I am supposed to get all my an extra key made and the 2 remote starts so I want to know if I should be getting the 2-Way because I think it is cooler.
According to the Chevrolet Malibu Website, they compare different features on different models and I believe it says that Remote Start is not standard on the LS and LT1. Remote Start is Standard with the LT2 and LTZ (I have the LT2). I believe the LT1 is "Remote Start Ready", so it can be installed, but I'm not sure how. With my car, there's a button at the very top of the Key Fob with a semi-circle and an arrow at the end. It's a nice feature, but I really haven't had the opportunity to use it yet. The weather has been moderate, so I haven't had to cool or warm the interior.

One added feature of remote start is the Key Fob has a much larger range than a non-remote start key fob. My previous car had only about a 15 foot range. Today, I was a block away and I hit the lock button and it activated. That had to be several hundred feet away.
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As I recall, the non-start fob has a "standard" range of about 30 feet, maybe more. Ya gotta be almost on top of the car for it to work. The remote start fob has the extended-range frequencies and is rated at ~196 feet. I used to have a 2-way aftermarket (Black Widow) on 2 older cars, and it would do its thing from 2 blocks away. The nicest feature was actually the 2-way. When I couldn't see the car the remote would let me know that the car had (or hadn't) received the command. Very nice! The distance was nice to have as well, but the 2-way was definitely the best feature.
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As I recall, the non-start fob has a "standard" range of about 30 feet, maybe more. Ya gotta be almost on top of the car for it to work. The remote start fob has the extended-range frequencies and is rated at ~196 feet. I used to have a 2-way aftermarket (Black Widow) on 2 older cars, and it would do its thing from 2 blocks away. The nicest feature was actually the 2-way. When I couldn't see the car the remote would let me know that the car had (or hadn't) received the command. Very nice! The distance was nice to have as well, but the 2-way was definitely the best feature.
I checked the Chevy Malibu Site. Chevy offers 2 different 2 way remote starts as a dealer installed accessory. The first is for the LS and LT1 (standard range remote). That goes for $150.00. The other is for the LT2 & LTZ (with extended range remote). That goes for $250.00. I wonder what the difference is between the two. They look identical except for the $100.00 difference. Also, if the LT2 & LTZ already come with remote start, why would you spend an extra $250 just for the 2 way feature? I can see spending $150 if you have and LS or LT1, because remote start is not standard on those models.
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It would cost around $250-$300 to upgrade to remote start. A bit more to go with the advanced fobs. If you ask me, the advanced 2-way remotes are just to splurge...........how important is is to know what radio station the car is tuned too???? LOL!
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