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Old 11-05-2019, 04:49 PM   #21
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07 xe also came with convenience pkg.. remote start, heated front seats, universal remote and auto dimming mirror with compass display..
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:27 PM   #22
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07 xe also came with convenience pkg.. remote start, heated front seats, universal remote and auto dimming mirror with compass display..
where is the universal remote? I don't see it in the car, I have a sunroof though, does that change anything?
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:44 PM   #23
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Does anyone know if the remote start module is already installed if the option package was not purchased. I heard it is there but needs to be activated by the dealer and a new fob obtained.
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Does anyone know if the remote start module is already installed if the option package was not purchased. I heard it is there but needs to be activated by the dealer and a new fob obtained.
Did you even read what I posted earlier in the thread?
Mine is a 2008, here is what the Universal garage door opener looks like.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:17 AM   #25
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Mine does not have that universal door opener, it has heated seats, compass etc, but i just have the sunroof controls.

Strange isn't it? What package did I get?
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Mine does not have that universal door opener, it has heated seats, compass etc, but i just have the sunroof controls.

Strange isn't it? What package did I get?
Why don't you go to a dealer parts dept. Give them your serial number. They can tell you what options you have or they can go by the options listed on the tag in the glove box.
I found this GM RPO code list. It matches the options on the tag in my 2008 Aura. So try matching to your 2007.
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Does anyone know if the remote start module is already installed if the option package was not purchased. I heard it is there but needs to be activated by the dealer and a new fob obtained.
I think you're confusing aftermarket remote start systems with factory remote start. If I'm not mistaken, factory remote start is embedded in either the engine or body control module as programmed firmware on a chip. In other words no separate remote start module with additional wiring all aftermarket remote start systems have when adding remote start to a vehicle. Similar to factory anti theft and alarm systems, firmware is embedded into the body control module. Aftermarket alarm systems are always packaged with a control unit, wiring harnesses and remotes for installation to any vehicle. Auto manufacturers over the years took note of thefts and eventually incorporated various anti theft and alarm systems to eliminate aftermarket systems from damaging electrical systems. Most vehicles in the past 20 years have factory security with no need for owners to buy aftermarket alarm systems. Remote starting is relatively new and becoming a factory option. Auras are one of the first Saturns (maybe the only model) to have factory remote starting.

You can try but you'll probably never find a factory remote start module in your Aura. Rather than speculate or pass on hearsay misinformation, accurate info is provided in service manuals - alldata.diy or Mitchell, online. My guess is the firmware for remote start is programmed into the ecm with the bcm receiving remote signals, verifying correct remote match for security before passing on signals to the ecm to remotely start the engine.
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If you find your Aura didn't come with remote start...this is the Dorman 4 button RKE remote with programmer...no dealer or locksmith required. (Good for 3 programming sessions, all remotes must be relearned during each session)
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...13732&_sacat=0

This is the remote alone with a spare key blank. Remote would need dealer or locksmith to program, unless you have the above programmer. Key can be cut on any key cutting machine and programmed yourself provided you have a working key.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Replace...0AAOSwcx5ZZeqs
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Another thought, found this in the owners manual, look to see if the setting is there...
REMOTE START
If your vehicle has remote start, this feature allows
remote start to be turned off or on. Remote start allows
you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle
using your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
When REMOTE START appears on the display, press
and hold the reset button for at least one second to
scroll through the available settings:
OFF: The remote start feature will be disabled.
ON (default): The remote start feature will be enabled.
See Remote Vehicle Start on page 2-6 for more
information.
To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
press the information button while the desired setting is
displayed on the DIC.


To get to the setting, if it's there....
Entering Personalization Menu
1. Turn the ignition on while the vehicle is stopped.
To avoid excessive drain on the battery, it is
recommended that the headlamps are turned off.
2. Press and hold the information and reset buttons at
the same time for one second, then release to enter
the personalization menu.
If the vehicle speed is greater than 2 mph (3 km/h),
only the UNITS menu will be accessible.
3. Press the information button to scroll through the
available personalization menu modes.
Press the reset button to scroll through the available
settings for each mode.
If you do not make a selection within ten seconds,
the display will go back to the previous information
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I do not have that option, whats crazy is I have leather heated seats, and the compass / power rear view mirror.

Many people have said that it all came in a package.
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I do not have that option, whats crazy is I have leather heated seats, and the compass / power rear view mirror.

Many people have said that it all came in a package.
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Do leather seats and heaters look factory? Someone could add those and mirror. That my only guess. Otherwise really strange you donít have garage door opener. It all came from factory as a package but dealers have done some strange things.
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Old 11-19-2019, 12:05 PM   #33
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Do leather seats and heaters look factory? Someone could add those and mirror. That my only guess. Otherwise really strange you donít have garage door opener. It all came from factory as a package but dealers have done some strange things.

mirror and seats are factory for sure. I wonder how this happened.
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Would be really interesting to see original price sticker or options codes. Only thing I can think of, and itís probably wrong, is it was originally a fleet order with a credit for universal remote delete.
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Would be really interesting to see original price sticker or options codes. Only thing I can think of, and itís probably wrong, is it was originally a fleet order with a credit for universal remote delete.

but the remote start option is not in the options in the info menu. So that means its not enabled correct?
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:17 PM   #36
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Also another thought, since my check engine light is on, would that make the remote start option in the info options disappear? As in the ability to enable and disable it won't show if the check engine light is on?

It would be nice if someone could verify that.
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Don't know if the menu option goes away when CEL comes on. I do know that vehicles with remote start option are not allowed to remote start when CEL is active.
One trick you can try, assuming you have a code reader, is to clear the codes, do not start the engine. Go through the menus to see if the Remote start option is there now.

This idea might give you a more definitive answer.
Go to this website:
gmpartsgiant.com
Add a new vehicle
Select Vehicle by VIN
Enter your VIN
Click Find My Parts
In the Search Box enter, remote
My search returned 3 items:
TRANSMITTER PKG, Garage Door Opener
RECEIVER, Door Electric and Vacuum Locks
TRANSMITTER, Door Electric and Vacuum Locks
I clicked on the TRANSMITTER, Door Electric and Vacuum Locks, the remote start capable 5 button remote was the only one displayed. If yours brings up the 4 button remote, it's safe to say you do not have remote start.

I think if you do this you can determine which remote the car came with and put your question to rest.

When I selected my Aura by model and year, it brings up both remotes so the search by VIN actually narrows it down to which remote actually came with the vehicle.
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I only got the 4 button, so strange I have the other options that came in that package though.

Interesting to say the least.
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I only got the 4 button, so strange I have the other options that came in that package though.

Interesting to say the least.
Seems obvious that whoever ordered the car didn't order "that" package.
Like I said way back in the thread...you if don't have AP3 on the option tag...you don't have remote start.
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Sure, but someone mentioned earlier that heated seats and compass and remote start came as a package together.

but i guess there was some way to do it without it.
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