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Just got my truck and I need to add a remote starter. I just want to verify that the Valet 561T and 556U will work on the 2008 with the factory security system and keyfobs.
 

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gksmith said:
Just got my truck and I need to add a remote starter. I just want to verify that the Valet 561T and 556U will work on the 2008 with the factory security system and keyfobs.
Sorry I can't help with that question but, the dealers system works great for under about $300....and you use the factory FOB. Just an idea. Good luck.
 

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I called my Nissan dealer and they said that there was no "dealer" system, but that they would install an aftermarket starter of my choosing.
 

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I called my Nissan dealer and they said that there was no "dealer" system, but that they would install an aftermarket starter of my choosing.
That's sort of correct. Yes, it's not a factory or Nissan system but is installed and warrateed by Nissan ( I believe they all use the same one). I had it put in the wifes 05 Quest and have been VERY happy with it. Sorry I wasn't clear.
 

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I called my Nissan dealer and they said that there was no "dealer" system, but that they would install an aftermarket starter of my choosing.
Same for me. I checked when I was picking up the truck and they just gave me the name of the place they use for installations.
 

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I bet that all the dealers have different policies. I'll check again next time I drive by. $300 isn't a bad price for one that works with the factory fob and has a warranty.
 

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I bet that all the dealers have different policies. I'll check again next time I drive by. $300 isn't a bad price for one that works with the factory fob and has a warranty.
I can see if I can find out the name of it. My dealer installed it and uses the factory fob. You just hit the lock button twice to start it (it'll then run for 5 to 15 minutes depending on what you ask them to set it at). And hit the lock again to shut it off.
 

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I can see if I can find out the name of it. My dealer installed it and uses the factory fob. You just hit the lock button twice to start it (it'll then run for 5 to 15 minutes depending on what you ask them to set it at). And hit the lock again to shut it off.
Any updates?
 

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Thanks BigJ. That's where I got the idea. I was hoping to verify that this system was compatible with the 2008 models before I tried to get it installed.

Did you end up using your valet key for the bypass module?
 

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This unit didn't require me to use a key. I was the first one in town here to use this one. Works great, especially this time of year.
 

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So you just got the starter and not the bypass unit? I thought both were needed.
 

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Both were included, which I had installed that does not use a key to bypass the security. Where I had it installed it took them a few hours to figure out the bypass unit programming since mine was the first application where they have used it. Up to that point all the remote start systems used a valet, or regular key. I would imagine that an 08 would be very similar to my 07 for the install.
 

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Ok, now I am confused. I spoke with 3 different installers and all said I have to have a bypass module with key. None of them will install using the factory remote and insist that I use whatever remote comes with the remote starter.

They claim that it's impossible on the 2008 Titans to install without a bypass key and without using an aftermarket remote I won't have any range.

So either they all know what they are talking about, they all don't know what they are talking about or they kind know what they are talking about. Plus they all want me to spend more money.

My requirements are simple, keep the keyless entry, alarm system, immobilizer, and add remote starting.
 

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wow, thats odd... I use the factory remote and it works great. With no key used. I still have all three keys in my possetion. It was only $235 out the door. good luck and shop around.
 

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BigJ, does pressing the unlock 3 times to start the vehicle also unlock the truck too?
 

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Sorry took so long. The one Nissan uses is by JBS. It uses your factory FOB and is used on all automatic Nissans that aren't that new pushbutton start. Hope that helps.
 

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mine uses the lock button 3 times to start. They also had mine set for 24 minutes of run which I thought was excessive so I bumped it back to 12 minutes.
 

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Hurray!! I got my remote starter and didn't lose a key. It just took finding an outfit that knew about bypasses and what works and what doesn't.

I did end up with new key FOBs which is fine by me. They even kept the window down feature and added a window up feature for me. Now I can open and close the front windows remotely.

The place even installed some other parts for me for free. I guess since it didn't add any more time to the install they didn't feel the need to charge me.
 
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