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So I have been using my starter in my 2012 Cruze as its been getting quite frosty. For some reason, even though I have my heater controls turned on when I use the starter none of the control lights are on like the yellow light on the defrost button. Am I doing something wrong?
 

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Remote start? Normal - none of the interior stuff really turns on until you stick the key in it/push the start button.

Also, heat-wise, the 1.4L makes almost no heat at idle, making remote start almost pointless unless it's running the rear defrost.
 

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When I use my starter, the only thing that comes on are the exterior side markers and the tail lights. As soon as I get in my car, and use the push to start, all lights come on as normal.
 

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Very interesting. I wonder what good the remote starter is if it doesn't function for winter conditions? I hate scraping ice. Would be nice to get it warmed up and thawing before I even go out to the car.
 

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Very interesting. I wonder what good the remote starter is if it doesn't function for winter conditions? I hate scraping ice. Would be nice to get it warmed up and thawing before I even go out to the car.
Mine works quite well for defrosting the windshield ect.
Must be something wrong with it???
 

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It'll take a minute, but even the 1.4 can produce enough heat at idle to at least start thawing frost off the windshield. I just wouldn't expect it to be toasty warm when you get in.


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That's just it! Until I turn the key after using the remote start I have never felt heat and the A/C is always deactivated, despite how it was set before the car was shut off, although the cabin blower blows. To be honest I'm not sure the heat feature would even make a difference in the first few minutes of a remote started CRUZE on a cold day. I sure miss my leather heated electric 8 way adjustable chair on the Hyundai although it didn't have a remote start. I used the remote start this morning, I love it!
 

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I usually preset my temps when I exit the car for the evening & if I know the next morning is going to be cold. I remote start my car & when I go get in it, it warm & the seats are heated just slightly make it nice on the cold mornings w/ the leather. There is a option on the panel if you have heat seats to have them turn on during remote start. Gotta love the remote start!
 

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That's just it! Until I turn the key after using the remote start I have never felt heat and the A/C is always deactivated, despite how it was set before the car was shut off, although the cabin blower blows. To be honest I'm not sure the heat feature would even make a difference in the first few minutes of a remote started CRUZE on a cold day. I sure miss my leather heated electric 8 way adjustable chair on the Hyundai although it didn't have a remote start. I used the remote start this morning, I love it!
Look in the remote start/vehicle settings on the radio. There's an option in there on mine, and I seem to remember it being there on the old ones, for what it will do with remote start (e.g. fan speed, etc).
 

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I'll have to check that. I think it runs about 10 minutes then shuts off. In that time the windshield is NOT defrosted at all.

Look in the remote start/vehicle settings on the radio. There's an option in there on mine, and I seem to remember it being there on the old ones, for what it will do with remote start (e.g. fan speed, etc).
 

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Look in the remote start/vehicle settings on the radio. There's an option in there on mine, and I seem to remember it being there on the old ones, for what it will do with remote start (e.g. fan speed, etc).
The only option in the Config menu for the remote starter were for lighting
 

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All I saw was the lighting options as well. I think I'm just gonna not bother with using the remote start since it doesn't heat up using it. I guess it's the old fashioned way of going out in the cold to start the car myself.
 
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