Try go to Chrysler dealer, maybe they will be better help. In my case I was dealing with Chrysler service, but my car is not a Chrysler.I'm not sure why the VW dealers in my state are so difficult. I called my local VW dealer regarding the add of the sales code XBM to my vin and they insist that they will charge 2 hours labor for the add!
I just got off the phone with the next closest VW dealer that is 90 miles away and they went around with me insisting that if the vehicle didn't have the remote start from the factory then its not able to be added. I tried to explain it from a different angle regarding adding the sales code for the second DVD screen sales and they also state that it can't be added, which is obviously not true.
To even consider going down this road further the service advisor wants me to call the parts department with my vin number to confirm that there are remote start parts available for my 12 Routan. I can do that, but I get the feeling its going to take more than confirmation of the option to convince them to attempt to add the sales code.
Are there any recommendations on how to approach this with the service department before I give up on VW all together and go after market? I really don't want to have to carry two fobs around just to have remote start added. It's cold now and the wife is getting annoyed with having to wait on getting the remote start installed because I want the factory option.
Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately VW has a lock on the VIN and they are able to add sales codes with their scanner. I tried it with my 2009 when after installing the RES and had to take it to VW. I really wish that was not the case.Try go to Chrysler dealer, maybe they will be better help. In my case I was dealing with Chrysler service, but my car is not a Chrysler.
Lancia service was not very helpfull in this case.
What do you mean the right equipment? Even if I got a hold of a scanner I wouldn't have the dealer codes/pins to access the VIN. Are you suggesting the computers etc. from a wrecked vehicle that already has the sales codes in activated?buy the right equippment and add all what you want to your car without any dealer.
Would something like this do the job:VCI Pod Clone with Witech and CDA
Do you happen to know where the hood adjar sensor is located? (I have a 09 GCV SE without remote start) and I cannot find where it is or what it looks like, also, where would the wires be if I don't have the sensor? I wasn't able to find anything on locating it.you can use "appcardiag fca" v1.6 and an ELM327 (OBDlink or vgate). No dealer is necessary