Acura Remote Start Compustar
Acura Remote Start Compustar

Acura Remote Start System

Remote Start & Security for Acura Models 1988+

Model: FT-CMX-HC, FT-DC3-HC

Adds remote start, security and keyless entry features to select Acura models from 1988+. Featuring "factory fit" installation for select Acura models.

Works with most Acura MDX, ILX, RDX, and TLX model years. See below for full vehicle coverage.

Contact an Authorized Compustar Retailer near you today to request pricing and confirm compatibility with your vehicle. Vehicle compatibility is always subject to change.

Overview

System Features

  • Remote Start
  • 3X Lock Start (OEM Remote)
  • Keyless Entry
  • Security Upgradeable
  • Factory Fit Installation
  • Built-in Turbo Timer
  • Battery Backup Input
  • Manual-Transmission Safe
  • OEM Alarm Control
  • Heated Mirror Control
  • Limited Lifetime System Warranty
  • Heated Mirror Control
  • No Keys Required for Install!
  • Power Liftgate Control
  • Works with any Compustar remote kit

Vehicle Coverage

Models:

Key Features

Acura Remote Start

Fit for Your Acura

In addition to adding long-range remote start to your vehicle, Compustar systems utilize vehicle-specific firmware to speak directly with your Acura vehicle's internal computer. This powerful connection allows you control your vehicle's factory features with your Compustar remote or DroneMobile App.

• Arm your vehicle's OEM alarm
• Control your vehicle's heated mirrors (if available)
• Activate heated side mirrors
• Monitor your hood, door, and trunk status on DroneMobile

Acura Heated Mirror Control Compustar

Heated Mirror Control

Say goodbye to frozen side mirrors! In addition to starting your vehicle's engine and climate control, Compustar remote starters can also activate heated side mirrors for Acura models equipped with this option.

Make sure to ask your Compustar dealer and installer about which options are available for your vehicle!

Compustar vs. Factory

Even if your Acura vehicle came equipped with remote start, there are many advantages to upgrading your system with Compustar.

Compare
Compustar
Acura Factory
Max Remote Range
Up to 3-Miles
Up to 328 Feet
Vehicle Coverage
Most models 1988-2022
Select models 2019+ w/ "Advanced" Trim
System Warranty
Limited Lifetime Protection
Same as Vehicle Warranty
Remote Warranty
1 to 3 Years
Up to 6 Months
Remote Start
yes
yes
Keyless Entry
yes
yes
2-Way Confirmation
yes
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2-Way Alarm Alerts
yes
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Water-Resistant Remotes
yes
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Manual/Standard Trans. Safe
yes
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Smartphone Control App
DroneMobile
(Starting at $3.99/mo)
AcuraLink
(Starting at $13.25/mo)

Acura Remote Start Reviews

compustar 5 star review

Started Every Time

I have an 2008 Acura MDX and wanted to be able to warm up my vehicle during the winter months. It especially came in handy when it sat in the parking lot at work all day getting frozen.

- Verified Review by "Slick" via BestBuy.com

compustar 5 star review

Works Great!

We installed it in our Acura. Works great!!!! Very good range also was able to connect with Acura key as back up. Plus it has DroneMobile service just in case.

- Verified Review by "JP17" via BestBuy.com

Hardware Options

While your Authorized Dealer will determine what hardware best fits your Acura, here are some Hardware Options for adding advanced remote start and security to your vehicle.

Control Modules

CMX Compustar Remote Start & Car Alarm Security Control Module
FT-CMX-HC

Universal Remote Start Control Module

DC3 Remote Start Control Module
FT-DC3-HC

Universal Remote Start Control Module

Accessories

Compustar Remote Upgrade Kits
Remote Upgrade Kits

Upgrade your range and add 2-way confirmation.

Learn More >
FT-DAS-II Security Tilt Shock Glass Break Sensor
DAS Security Sensor

Shock/Tilt/Glass-Break Sensor

Learn More >
DroneMobile Smartphone Car Control GPS Tracking
DroneMobile X1MAX

LTE/GPS Smartphone Control

Learn More >

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I purchase and install a remote starter for my Acura?

I don't see my Acura model or model year listed. Is it compatible with Compustar remote start?

Can I use my Acura's factory remote to start my car?

Will adding a remote start void my Acura's factory warranty?

Can I add Compustar remotes or DroneMoible to my Acura's factory remote starter?

What is a Control Module?

The control module is the device that is installed inside your vehicle and adds remote start functionality.


Does it matter which Compustar Control Module I purchase?

In most cases, no. All of our control modules are built with high-quality components and go through rigorous testing to provide the best remote start experience for you and your vehicle.

For certain vehicles, such as manual-transmissions, diesels, or European makes, your installer will need to use a specific control module to ensure seamless integration with your vehicle.


What is "Factory Fit Installation?"

Compustar offers "factory fit" installation t-harnesses that have factory-style connectors that plug right into your vehicle.

While "factory fit" t-harnesses greatly streamline installation, you should still trust a professional with your remote start install. Learn more about t-harnesses here.

Can I upgrade my Accessories later on?

Yes! You can always re-visit your place of installation to upgrade your system's remotes or add security sensors.


Which remotes are compatible with my Compustar system?

If your Compustar system was installed in the past 12 years, you can add any remote kit to your system.

Please note: some remote kits may offer functionality that is not supported on older control modules (e.g. Proximity Unlock on PRO T13 and PRO R5).

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