In Reply to: Re: Remote ignition for new 328? posted by Joe R. B. on October 06, 1999 at 10:57:25:
It's for people in extreme climates, like -40 in the Winter, so they can sit inside the house/office/restaurant while the car is warming up. I don't have it but lots of people install remote starters around here (not on a E46 though).
: : A friend of mine is considering a 328, but she is very much in love with the remote ignition on her current car. She has been told that installing a remote ignition on the 328 will void the warrantee since there is an electronic relationship between the key and the ignition for security reasons and to bypass *that* is what would void the warrantee.
: : Are there any out there that have heard of this being done without the voiding of the warrantee? If so, any pointers to relavant info?
: : thanks.
: Having a car with engine running without a driver inside is a potential safety hazard.
: I always turn off the engine when exiting the car.
: I cannot understand why devices like remote ignition are legal.
: Joe R. B.