Compustar Volkswagen Remote Start
Compustar Volkswagen Remote Start

VW Remote Start System

Remote Start for VW Models 2006-2021

Model: CMVWXA0

The only remote start solution for VW(Volkswagen) vehicles from 2006+, including Jetta, Golf, GTI, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles. Read below to see compatible years and remotes.

Adds remote start and keyless entry features to your favorite VW models. Enjoy up to 3 miles of communication range with a remote upgrade kit or use your smartphone to control your vehicle with DroneMobile.

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


System Features

  • Remote Start
  • 3X Lock Start (OEM Remote)
  • Keyless Entry
  • OEM Alarm Control
  • Heated Mirror Control
  • Factory Fit Installation
  • Activate Heated/Cooled Seats
  • Vehicle-Specific Hardware Required
  • Works with any Compustar remote kit

Vehicle Coverage


Key Features


Best VW Remote Start Solution

Compustar is the top choice for adding remote start to your Volkswagen vehicle. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of driving in a perfectly heated or cooled vehicle.

The best part about Compustar systems is that it gives you the power to activate your remote starter from the Compustar remote, your OEM key, and the DroneMobile smartphone app.

VW1 Remote Start T-Harness

"Factory Fit" Installation

Compustar remote start installation on Volkswagen/VW vehicles requires vehicle-specific components by iDatastart®. These components use factory-style connectors to eliminate unnecessary wire cuts during installation, ensuring the integrity of your VW vehicle's internal wiring.

Please note: for select models, you may be required to give up a key for remote start installation. Please consult your Authorized Dealer for more information.

Heated Seats Control Compustar
Heated Seats Icon Compustar

Comfort is Key

In addition to starting your engine and climate control systems, your Compustar system can also be configured to activate additional factory features on your VW vehicle. Any of the following factory systems can be activated upon remote start (provided that the feature is available on your vehicle).

• Rear Defrost
• Heated/Cooled Seats
• Heated Mirrors

VW Remote Start Reviews

compustar 5 star review

This product works OUTSTANDING!

It has always been difficult to find a plug and play unit for Volkswagens. I had never heard of Compustar, but after having it installed for a few months, I am happy to say I am a true believer now! Besides for the factory key fob remote start activation, I also picked up some 2 way remotes which work at great distances! 10 stars out of 5 stars!

- Verified Review by "VDub" via

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Fantastic Product!!!

I had this installed in my wife's 2013 VW Beetle, and it has been phenomenal.

- Verified Review by "DevAuto" via

Hardware Options

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

Control Modules

CMVWXA0 Compustar Remote Start for Audi VW

(Required) Audi Remote Starter by iDatastart®


VW1 Remote Start T-Harness by iDatastart
VW1 T-Harness

(Required) VW Vehicle-Specific T-Harness by iDatastart®

Compustar Remote Upgrade Kits
Remote Upgrade Kits

Upgrade your range and add 2-way confirmation.

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DroneMobile X1MAX

LTE/GPS Smartphone Control

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

Can I add Compustar remotes or DroneMoible to my VW'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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