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Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual: Remote Vehicle Start

The vehicle may have this feature that allows you to start the engine from outside the vehicle.

: This button will be on the RKE transmitter if the vehicle has remote start.

The climate control system will use the previous settings during a remote start. The rear defog may come on during remote start based on cold ambient conditions. The rear defog indicator light does not come on during remote start.

If the vehicle has heated and ventilated front seats, they may come on during a remote start. See Heated and Ventilated Front Seats.

Laws in some local communities may restrict the use of remote starters. For example, some laws require a person using remote start to have the vehicle in view. Check local regulations for any requirements.

Other conditions can affect the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System.

Starting the Engine Using Remote Start

  1.  Press and release on the RKE transmitter.
  2.  Immediately press and hold for at least four seconds or until the turn signal lamps flash. The turn signal lamps flashing confirms the request to remote start the vehicle has been received.

    The parking lamps will turn on and remain on as long as the engine is running. The vehicle's doors will be locked.

  3.  Turn the ignition on before driving.

    The engine will shut off after 10 minutes unless a time extension is done or the ignition is turned on.

Extending Engine Run Time

For a 10-minute extension, after 30 seconds repeat Steps 1 and 2 while the engine is still running. The remote start can be extended once.

When the remote start is extended, the second 10 minutes will start immediately.

For example, if the engine has been running for 10 minutes, and 10 minutes are added, the engine will run for a total of 20 minutes.

A maximum of two remote starts or a start with an extension are allowed between ignition cycles.

The vehicle must be started and then turned off before the remote start procedure can be used again.

Canceling a Remote Start

To shut off the engine:

Conditions in Which Remote Start Will Not Work

The remote vehicle start feature will not operate if:

Remote Start Ready

If the vehicle does not have the remote vehicle start feature, it may have the remote start ready feature.

This feature allows your dealer to add the manufacturer's remote vehicle start feature. See your dealer to add the manufacturer's remote vehicle start feature to the vehicle.

Battery Replacement
Replace the battery if the REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY message displays in the DIC. Caution When replacing the battery, do not touch any of the circuitry on the transmitter. Stati ...

Door Locks
Warning Unlocked doors can be dangerous.  Passengers, especially children, can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. The doors can be unlocked a ...

Other materials:

Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation Wheels
Removal ProcedureRaise and support the vehicle. Refer toLifting and Jacking the Vehicle.If rotating the tires, refer toTire Rotation.Remove the wheel center cap, if equipped.Remove the wheel center cap nuts, if equipped.Remove the wheel nuts.Remove the tire and wheel assembly.Caution:Never use heat ...

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