- Unit for locking/unlocking, popping trunk and starting vehicle remotely
- Keyless entry
- LCD remote included and one 4 button spare remote
- Has a panic mode that sounds alarm and flashes vehicle lights to indicate breach of security
- Integrate with other vehicle interface devices efficiently using D2D cables
- Valet mode
- Requires a bypass module to work
- Temperature sensors
- Glass break sensors
- Comes with two remote transmitters
The Avital 4103LX Automatic Starter Review
Looking for a remote start system to install in your vehicle? The Avital 4103LX Automatic Starter is worth checking out. Perfect for keyless entry, this unit has the Avital trademark of bundling a wide array of features in a small and easily portable package. The low to mid-end starter is very affordable but outshines some more expensive alternatives.
Compared to other starter systems, the Avital 4103LX Automatic Starter is relatively difficult to install partly because it requires a bypass module (which might also increase the aggregate cost of the unit). For that reason, it is recommended that you take your car to a professional shop for installation. If fitted rightly, it will work without any hitches. The one year warranty that comes with the package should offer some relative peace of mind.
The Avital 4103LX Automatic Starter comes with two remote transmitters that are identical. If you misplace one, you can use the other as a spare. Each remote has four buttons with icons printed on them to indicate their functions and thus ensure ease of use. As mentioned already, they are very small and easily portable. After installation, the starter will integrate into the car’s factory settings and enable remote starting. Basically, you can turn on your vehicle’s engine without being in it.
It is also a keyless entry gadget that allows you to unlock or lock your car remotely. You can also use it to open the trunk and defog the rear window. The only challenge that you are likely to face involves controlling the transmitter. It has one major flaw – the four buttons do not seem to be sufficient for all the functions that it can support. For that reason, you find that at times some of its input instructions can be confusing. For example, if you want to put the car starter to the silent mode you depress the trunk release button for one second. Holding the same button for 1.5 seconds opens the trunk. That makes it very easy to accidentally open the trunk as you attempt to activate the starter’s silent mode. Unfortunately, it is not fitted with any kind of display to show the functions that are active, and therefore if you are not looking at your vehicle you might not know which function you have activated. Despite that awkwardness, the 4103LX can prepare the vehicle’s temperature and ensures that it is comfortable enough for you. If the external environment is too hot, it will cool the car in advance, and if the environment is too cold it will warm it.
The Avital 41031LX gives you a lot of options when it comes to security features. The muti-level security arming allows you to pick which of the sensors or inputs are activated, and will sound your alarms, and which ones to bypass. For example, if you are concerned about being alarmed if someone were to break the glass on your car, you can have that hooked up to a sensor to inform you.
The lock button activates a starter kill that automatically prevents the starter from starting the engine. It also doubles up as the activator for panic mode. The safety feature flashes the vehicle’s lights and horns its honk whenever security is breached. Such simple treats make this piece a favorite among many car owners.
- Has everything you need in a starter; including keyless entry and remote starting
- Comes with a one year warranty
- Very affordable unit
- Package deal includes two remote transmitters
- Includes a panic mode for added security
- Requires a bypass module
- Hard to install using the DIY method
Basic as it is, there is no doubt the Avital 4103LX Automatic Starter offers great value. It comes with all the features that you might need in a smart starter, including remote starting, locking/unlocking, trunk opening, and added security functions. It might not be perfect, but it is worth the price. After all, no unit is perfect. So if you want a basic but reliable one then grab the 4103LX.
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