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Old 02-23-2018, 01:23 AM   #1
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Default Aura remote start?

So I just bought a 2008 Saturn Aura, though I did not receive a key fob for it. Im just wondering if there is anyway to determine if it has remote start? without taking it to a dealer if possible

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Old 02-23-2018, 02:52 AM   #2
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Tried reading your owner's manual? http://www.gm.com/owner-assistance/saturn.html

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Old 02-23-2018, 03:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: Aura remote start?

Just ST went through the remote start section and all it mentions is it may be avalible, I do apologize if I sound rude through this but I would like to know if I should get a standard key fob or one with remote start as there is a price difference.

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Old 02-23-2018, 11:33 AM   #4
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Just ST went through the remote start section and all it mentions is it may be avalible, I do apologize if I sound rude through this but I would like to know if I should get a standard key fob or one with remote start as there is a price difference.
Which AURA do you have? There were 4 different trims available for 2008. In addition, there were several option packages available. On the XR, I'm almost 1000% certain that they all came with remote start.

1. XE 2.4L
2. XE 3.5L
3. XR 3.6
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With the limited knowledge I have, I'd recommend going by a GM dealer and have them print a "build sheet" for you which will list all of the options your AURA was built with at the factory and date your AURA was built. All they need is the VIN.

Good luck and please let us know whether you were able to track down the answer from a GM dealer.

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Old 02-23-2018, 05:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: Aura remote start?

it's a 3.5L XE, I'll head down to the dealer whenever it stops snowing

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Old 02-23-2018, 06:15 PM   #6
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Default Re: Aura remote start?

just got back from the dealer, though they didn't have much to print. doesn t sat anything about remote start. does that mean it doesn't have it or it's just not specified?

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Old 02-23-2018, 07:09 PM   #7
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Donít have my 2008 info in front of me but believe it was part of convenience package. Should include remote start, heated seats, unit home remote, auto dining mirror with compass so Iíd say if u have other options you should have that. Also somewhere, in trunk I think, are option codes on a sticker

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Old 02-25-2018, 12:48 PM   #8
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I have a 2007 XR and it has a 4 button remote, which you would need to engage remote start.

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Old 03-02-2018, 03:15 PM   #9
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This will tell you some options.
https://www.saturnforum.com/forum/vindecoder.php

Can't remember where I got cross referenced this for my 2008 XE. It is the codes from the label in the glove box. AP3 is remote start. Hope it helps

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Old 03-02-2018, 04:22 PM   #10
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Also, the key fobs on the AURA have to be programmed by a dealer, some locksmiths can do it.
If you confirm you have remote start, Dorman has this remote with programmer available, saves a trip to a dealer:
https://www.dormanproducts.com/p-667...origin=keyword

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Key-Fob-Dorm...FZ-zG9&vxp=mtr

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The Dorman Programmer will work for no more than 3 sessions so read the instructions carefully, if you mess up you lost one session.

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Old 03-02-2018, 04:37 PM   #11
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Also, the key fobs on the AURA have to be programmed by a dealer, some locksmiths can do it.
If you confirm you have remote start, Dorman has this remote with programmer available, saves a trip to a dealer:
https://www.dormanproducts.com/p-667...origin=keyword

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Key-Fob-Dorm...FZ-zG9&vxp=mtr

Be aware that:
The Dorman Programmer will work for no more than 3 sessions so read the instructions carefully, if you mess up you lost one session. You can program up to 4 remotes in one session. You can't add remotes. When the programmer is activated it erases all remotes and you have to program them all one after the other...quickly.

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So I just bought a 2008 Saturn Aura, though I did not receive a key fob for it. Im just wondering if there is anyway to determine if it has remote start? without taking it to a dealer if possible
Its understandable how owner's manuals may not be specific with accessories like remote start. My guess is models may vary in their accessories so manuals suggest some as available. The only way to know is either thru a GM dealer using info from the VIN and product labeling or individual searches online for VIN decoders.

Personally, I don't understand how any dealer sells a used car without remotes unless one of two things occurred; the previous owner didn't hand them over or the dealer unscrupulously keeps them and will sell them to the new owner for a fee disguised as programming. Any dealer whether new or used will most likely leverage any way to profit, period. For GM not to reveal if your Aura has remote start is either a display of ineptitude or just isn't interested. As a GM dealer, it would be in their best interests to tell you up front if standard factory remote start is part of your package and then advise you of programming availability along with replacing missing remote$. Dealer$ are in busine$$ to make a profit.

The Dorman link with their program module for plug in to the OBD II port seems like it was figured out - a way to bypass GM altogether for lower cost to add remotes for vehicles requiring GM as the only place (other than licensed locksmiths with similar equipment) to program remotes.

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This is what the options label in the glovebox looks like.
If AP3 is there, you have remote start.

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This is what the options label in the glovebox looks like.
If AP3 is there, you have remote start.
Excellent info in this thread, thanks!

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So I checked my XR's glovebox tonight, and it has the AP3 listed for remote start.
And I ordered the Doorman kit which worked for remote locks and trunk.
But it did not enable the remote start feature.
Anything I can/should try?

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Hmm, odd, are you pressing lock first, then pressing and holding start?

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Hmm, odd, are you pressing lock first, then pressing and holding start?
lol no, I wasn't.
I would never have guessed that it was a two button function.
I'll try that out when I head out in a while.

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Hope that's it...happened to me when I first got my XE until I figured it out.

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Oh ok, I didn't do it that way, i'll have to try again.

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