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    Push button start on DE

    Has anyone ever had a dealer install the push button start in their mirage de? I'm assuming it's not something we can do ourselves. Trying to steer away from the aftermarket parts.



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    Not only has nobody done it, I'd be surprised if it CAN be done. If so, it would be very expensive.

    You'd likely need a new ETACS (electrical control unit), you would have to find a way to install the unlock pushbuttons on the driver's door and tailgate, etc. You'd need the key fobs, which are about $400 each. There is more to it than just the ignition button itself...it's a whole system.

    Would be tough to do. My '15 ES has it, and it spoils you once you get used to it!

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    Don't forget the steering lock.

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    Hmmm. Maybe aftermarket is the way to go then. A quick google says it can be done for less than $300 if I can disable the steering wheel lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter View Post
    A quick google says it can be done for less than $300 if I can disable the steering wheel lock.
    That would be pretty cool if you can make it work.

    Any links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter View Post
    Hmmm. Maybe aftermarket is the way to go then. A quick google says it can be done for less than $300 if I can disable the steering wheel lock.
    Sure it can be done for under $300, break off the key in the ignition in the run position and run toggle switches for your ign/acc then a push button for the starter. Might be kinda easy to steal though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    That would be pretty cool if you can make it work.

    Any links?
    This one is $350 but also comes with the auto unlock as you approach the car which is pretty cool: http://www.advancedkeys.com/Prod_AK105B.html

    I figure I could probably make a copy of the key and break it in the ignition but with it out enough that I can remove it with tweezers if needed and then disconnect all the wires from the ignition. The button will be able to handle acc and everything. I'm sure I can get a plastic cover for the original ignition too so that you cant see the key in there just in case of thieves.

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    Hmmmm. Breaking off keys, hacking into the wiring...if it were me, I would just sell the DE and get an ES if I wanted pushbutton start that badly.

    Not sure if you have any warranty left on this car, but you won't if you get too crazy with things like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    Hmmmm. Breaking off keys, hacking into the wiring...if it were me, I would just sell the DE and get an ES if I wanted pushbutton start that badly.

    Not sure if you have any warranty left on this car, but you won't if you get too crazy with things like this.
    Sounds like wise advice to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    Hmmmm. Breaking off keys, hacking into the wiring...if it were me, I would just sell the DE and get an ES if I wanted pushbutton start that badly.

    Not sure if you have any warranty left on this car, but you won't if you get too crazy with things like this.
    Sounds like wise advice to me.



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