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Hey everyone. Can't tell is this was originally called the CC/Passat or if the CC is it's own model. I already posted this in the CC group but there are so few posts and readers that I thought I'd re-port here.

Anyway, I'd like to install a remote starter into my 09 CC. I am baffled at the results I am finding and by the responses I am getting from dealerships I've called. The last two vehicles I've owned were GM from 2005+ had factory installed starters. I sort of expected the CC to have it being the Lux model but it does not and dealers don't recommend. One dealer told me it's because you need to cut into the wiring harness and they don't recommend this. No, really you do??? I would never have imagined you need to cut wires to do this!! I wouldn't just let anyone do this, I'd go to a reputable installer.

I continued that "well I guess I will just have to drudge out through the snow and start it then and go back inside while the car warms up". One dealer told me NO! These cars aren't designed to idle for long periods of time. Again, really? Those of you who watch NFL football know this one.... Come ooonnn maaaaaannnn???!!! What's going to happen? Will it overheat? Are we still running VW air cooled engines here?

Please don't misunderstand me. I just do not want buyers remorse. I've come to enjoy these creature comforts and don't expect anything less. I'm a big boy, spoiled yes.

Who's right? Who's wrong? What gives? I also understand I need to give up a key if I do find someone that will actually do this? If so, so be it. I can deal with that.

Any thoughts out there from the VW service world? I assume you're all trained in the vehicles enough to comment.

Thanks all. Forgive my harsh tone. The answers boggle my mind sometimes...

(I still love the CC)
Steve
 

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yes it can be done. it really isn't that bad. you have to buy a module from DEI or audiovox that will interface directly into the VW CAN bus. as far as sitting idle. I spend about an hour sitting idle in 35W traffic everyday. you will have to give up a key. That said I never got mine to work so good luck!
 
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