OFF-ROAD LIGHTING Remote start with phone?

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Hey guys I’m new to the taco world. I just bought a 2018 dcsb trd sport. It had a remote start already installed on it but I don’t feel like carrying around the extra keyfob. Is there any way the remote start system can be setup to use my phone? I feel like that’s a thing right lol?
 

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I know Jmeitz knows a lot about remote starts as he actually makes and sells them. He should be able to help you out.
 

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Hey guys I’m new to the taco world. I just bought a 2018 dcsb trd sport. It had a remote start already installed on it but I don’t feel like carrying around the extra keyfob. Is there any way the remote start system can be setup to use my phone? I feel like that’s a thing right lol?
It depends on what type of unit you have installed and if it accepts the cell modules.
 

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Does your remote have a brand on it?
 

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Does your remote have a brand on it?
I don't believe it does but I think there's a model number or something on the back of it so I will have to do some research when I get home to figure out what brand it is.
 

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Does your remote have a brand on it?
So I googled the model number on the back of the remote start key fob and it's a compustar; at least the key fob is so I would imagine the unit itself is as well. I don't know exactly which compustar unit it is though. Even if I can't use my phone to start the truck, is there a way to program the toyota key fob to start the truck? I know that with some remote starters, you can program the stock key fob to start the vehicle by pressing the lock button 3 times or whatever.
 

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If you have an external remote i doubt it.
 

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I have a set-up for a remote start from 12volt solutions. It uses the factory FOB to start the truck, push lock 3 times, but the range is not the best. They have a cellular adapter that plugs into the starting module that will start the truck from anywhere, as long as there is a cell signal. It also allows to remotely lock/unlock the truck. I’m pleased with this system.
 

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Yes, I sell them a lot cheaper than 12v
 

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Yes the engine shuts off when any door is opened, the one thing about this kit that I’m not a fan of. But otherwise, I’ve been happy with it so far.
 
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