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Mid City SmartKey Starter (Remote Start, Alarm & High Idle) for 2019+ Mercedes Sprinter (SKSNG907RV)

$1,049.00

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Mid City Engineering Mercedes Sprinter SmartKey Starter Remote Start is the Worlds first 100% plug & play remote start for Mercedes or Freightliner Sprinter vans. Mid City Engineering Mercedes Sprinter SmartKey Starter Remote Start works with your factory key fob out of the box (‘lock-unlock-lock’). Mid City Engineering Mercedes Sprinter SmartKey Starter Remote Start includes an OEM style alarm with no additional hardware required. Additional sensors can be added: shock/tilt/vehicle movement stand-alone (Compustar DAS sensor) or full external Compustar (CM7000) or full external Directed alarms.

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Mid City SmartKey Starter (Remote Start, Alarm & High Idle) for Mercedes Sprinter VS30

Mid City SmartKey Starter Remote Start, Alarm & High Idle for Mercedes Sprinter VS30 SKSNG907RV is the Worlds first 100% plug & play remote starter/alarm/high idle for Mercedes and Freightliner Sprinter vans. Mid City Engineering SmartKey Starter Remote Start, Alarm & High Idle for Mercedes Sprinter VS30 SKSNG907RV works with your factory key fob out of the box (‘lock-unlock-lock’). Mid City SmartKey Starter Remote Start for Mercedes Sprinter SKSNG907 includes OEM style high idle with no dealer programming required.

Mid City Engineering SmartKey Starter Remote Start for Mercedes Sprinter SKSNG907RV Includes:

Optional high idle add-on available with NO dealer programming required. SKSNG907RV includes optional start/stop/status out triggers for use with external input (battery monitor, compressor monitor, temperature monitor & more). Ground Trigger for external battery monitor connection, Smart Idle & Basic Alarm. Extra key required.

For $200 less, the Mid City Engineering SmartKey Starter Remote Start for Mercedes Sprinter SKSNG907 Includes:

Basic Alarm. Extra key required.

Mid City Mercedes Sprinter SmartKey Starter Remote Start Features:

  • Automatically activates high idle after upon remote start (idle RPM setting programming through instrument cluster menu)
  • Easily turn high idle on and off using the turn signal stalk (pull towards you to turn on / off, with parking brake engaged)
  • Includes OEM style alarm with no additional hardware required. Additional sensors can be added: shock/tilt/vehicle movement stand-alone (Compustar DAS sensor) or full external Compustar (CM7000) or full external Directed alarms
    • Note: if adding CM7000, the OEM key fob may longer remote start the vehicle and an external remote and/or Drone should be added for remote start. OEM fob will still arm and disarm the alarm.
  • Interfaces with Compustar Drone and Directed Smart Start smart phone control interfaces and RF remotes (for extended range)
  • 2-way factory and / or external alarm notifications with Compustar Drone & Directed / Viper Smart Start
  • Anti-theft / anti-carjacking feature included (Compustar Drone or Directed Smart Start included).  Press AUX1 button on phone app. & vehicle will shut down at 0MPH
  • Optional start/stop/status out triggers for use with external input (battery monitor, compressor monitor, temperature monitor & more)
  • Automatically turns on heated seats based on programmable outside temperature
  • Automatically turns on rear defroster at programmable outside temperature threshold
  • Automatically turns on cooled seats at programmable outside temperature threshold
  • Seamless solution that does not disrupt integrity of the vehicle, keeping warranties intact (100% plug & play).  Installation can take as little as 15 minutes.
  • User-friendly programmability from steering wheel controls.  Adjust options like run time, heated/cooled seat/rear defroster temp. threshold, light flashes, timer start, sensor sensitivity (when adding Compustar DAS sensor) .
  • Plug-and-play integration with Compustar DAS sensor (shock/tilt/vehicle movement).  Sensor interfaces with factory alarm and offers 2-way communication with Compustar Drone and / or Directed / Viper Smart Start
  • Plug-and-play integration with full external Compustar (CM7000) or Directed alarms .  Interfaces with factory alarm.
  • Industry leading automotive hardware and firmware

Mid City Mercedes Sprinter SmartKey Starter Remote Start Installation Manual

Mid City Mercedes Sprinter SmartKey Starter Remote Start Frequently Asked Questions:

 What is the SmartKey Starter®?

  • The SmartKey Starter is a seamless remote start solution for Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles and Sprinter vans.

How does it work?

  • Out of the box, the SmartKey Starter® will work off of the factory key fob.  All passenger (non-Sprinter) vehicles can be remote started by hitting the ‘panic’ button one time (if the OEM key is equipped with a panic button).  The panic feature will work as designed by holding down the panic button.  If the vehicle does not have a panic button on the OEM key, you will be able to use a ‘lock-unlock-lock’ sequence to remote start the vehicle. The 2007-2018 Sprinter vans will remote start by hitting the ‘lock’ button on the factory remote three times.  The 2019+ Sprinters (SKSNG907 and SKSNG907RV will remote start using a lock-unlock-lock sequence from the OEM key fob. There are also several ways to add extended range remote starting, lock, and unlocking capabilities.  The Compustar Drone or Directed Smart Start can be added to the Smartkey Starter® and will allow for operation from a smart phone or computer anywhere in the world.  Extended range RF remote kits from either Compustar or Directed will also work with the SmartKey Starter®.

Adding smart phone integration: will give you unlimited range.  As long as the module in your vehicle has a cell signal and you can get on the internet, you will be able to remote start, lock, unlock, and release trunk (if applicable).  This is the most popular way to extend range.  This feature is an additional module that can be plugged into the SmartKey Starter®.  The Compustar Drone is available for purchase at a discounted rate as a package with the SmartKey Starter®.  When adding to your cart, check the box for smart phone control.   There is a yearly fee for the Compustar Drone.  The Directed Smart Start is also compatible with the SmartKey Starter® and also gives you the same features.  There is a yearly fee for the Smart Start as well.  Both the Drone and Smart Start offer premium plans that allow for GPS services such as: vehicle tracking, speed notifications, geo-fencing, and more.  All SKUs with ‘SKSNG’ in the part # will work with both Compustar and Directed.  For all other models, orders for Directed compatible units will need to be placed over the phone at 312-421-1114.

Adding RF remote kits: RF remote kits are external fobs that can be used to operate the SmartKey Starter®.  Every Compustar remote kit will work with the SmartKey Starter®.  Adding Directed remotes requires an XL202 RF to data transmittor and any remote and antenna combination that works with the XL202.  Both manufacturers offer one way or two way remote options.  One way remotes transmit signal to the vehicle and two way remotes transmit information both to the vehicle and back to the remote.

How long will it run?

  • For most passenger vehicles (vehicles other than Sprinters), the remote start factory setting will run for 15 minutes.  For the Sprinter van (SKS906C, SKS906D, SKSNG907, SKSNG907RV), the stand-alone remote start time is 1-hour.  For SKS906CRV, SKS906-SMRT, SKS906-SMRT-B, the default run time is 2 hours. If an alarm is being integrated with the Sprinter remote start, the run time will be controlled by the alarm brain.  For all Next Generation (with SKSNG in the part #) hardware units, the run-time is field programmable.  For all other SKU’s, custom run time needs to be programmed upon ordering.

How is it installed?

  • The SmartKey Starter® is a revolutionary way to install a remote starter.  Nearly all models are 100% plug-and-play and none of our units require any programming.  Once you install the system and run the engine for 30 seconds, remote start will work right away.  All SmartKey Starter® kits come with a T-harness that plugs in behind the Electronic Ignition Cylinder.  Our T-harnessing requires no cutting or soldering.  All of our harnessing comes with OEM connectors to ensure reliability and ease in installation.  Most vehicles with Keyless Go (push-button start) require a jumper harness to either a CAN distribution block or Keyless Go module.  This harness also requires no cutting of wires of soldering.

Who can install the SmartKey Starter®?

  • Professional installation is always recommended.  You can purchase the Mid City Mercedes Sprinter SmartKey Starter Remote Start from Nomadic Supply Company and bring to any install shop that you feel comfortable with.  There have been many end-users who have installed the SmartKey Starter® themselves.  You can view all of our installation and disassembly manuals to see if the project is something you or you and your installer are comfortable with.

Does the installation require any specialty tools?

  • In most cases, the tools required for the SmartKey Starter® installation are standard torx screwdrivers and panel removal tools.  However, for some models, removing the EIS (electronic ignitino cylinder) is either required or very helpful for the installation.

How will my climate control settings work?

  • Upon remote start, the climate control settings will remain the same was they were the last time the vehicle was shut off.  To ensure optimal comfort, set climate control to desired temperature before you shut vehicle off.

Will my heated seats turn on automatically?

  • For all Next Generation (NG) hardware units (with ‘SKSNG’ in the part # ), the heated seats will turn on when the outside temperature is below a programmable threshold.  The default setting is < 41* F.  From the steering wheel, you can set the temperature threshold to <32* F or <50* F or return to the factory setting.  Any temperature can be set from a computer using a Compustar programmer and computer.

Will my rear defroster come on?

  • For all Next Generation (NG) hardware units (with ‘SKSNG’ in the part # ), the rear defroster will turn on when the outside temperature is below the same programmed threshold as the heated seats.

What is the warranty?

  • Since our system is designed specifically for Mercedes Benz, we offer a warranty that is consistent with what is expected by Mercedes owners.  Our warranty for the SmartKey Starter® is 4 years.

Does the SmartKey Starter® effect my factory warranty?

  • No- installed correctly, our system does not affect your factory warranty.  Because the harnessing is plug-and-play, the integrity of the vehicle is not disrupted.  The system can be installed and removed with no signs of it being installed- there are no cut wires.

Are you sure it won’t effect my warranty?

  • Yes.  In the United States, there is legislation known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act that protects consumers from having their factory warranties unfairly terminated.

Can the Mercedes factory key range be extended?

  • While the range of the Mercedes factory key cannot be extended, you can extend the range of the remote start using either smart phone integration or RF remote kits.

Adding smart phone integration: will give you unlimited range.  As long as the module in your vehicle has a cell signal and you can get on the internet, you will be able to remote start, lock, unlock, and release trunk (if applicable).  This is the most popular way to extend range.  This feature is an additional module that can be plugged into the SmartKey Starter®.  The Compustar Drone is available for purchase at a discounted rate as a package with the SmartKey Starter®.  When adding to your cart, check the box for smart phone control.   There is a yearly fee for the Compustar Drone.  The Directed Smart Start is also compatible with the SmartKey Starter® and also gives you the same features.  There is a yearly fee for the Smart Start as well.  Both the Drone and Smart Start offer premium plans that allow for GPS services such as: vehicle tracking, speed notifications, geo-fencing, and more. All SKSNG kits (with ‘SKSNG’ in the part # will work with both Compustar and Directed.

Adding RF remote kits: RF remote kits are external fobs that can be used to operate the SmartKey Starter®.  Every Compustar remote kit will work with the SmartKey Starter®.  Adding Directed remotes requires an XL202 RF to data transmittor and any remote and antenna combination that works with the XL202.  Both manufacturers offer one way or two way remote options.  One way remotes transmit signal to the vehicle and two way remotes transmit information both to the vehicle and back to the remote.

What if my vehicle does not have a ‘panic’ button?

  • Vehicles without a panic buton that are covered by the SmartKey Starter® can still be remote started using the factory remote.  For passenger vehicles, there is a ‘lock-unlock-lock’ sequence that can be utilized for remote start.  The 2007-2018 Sprinter Vans can be remote started by hitting the lock button three times. 2019 and up Sprinters use a lock-unlock-lock sequence to remote start from the OEM key.

How do I program ‘lock-unlock’lock’ remote start sequence?

  • For all Next Generation (NG) hardware units (all kits with ‘SKSNG’ in the part #), if no panic button is detected, ‘lock-unlock-lock’ remote start sequence will be set automatically.  For all other passenger vehicles, please consult this application note for ‘lock-unlock-lock’ programming procedure.   Sprinter vans (SKS906) do not require programming to utilize lock-lock-lock remote start.  Once the system is installed and the valet switch on, start the vehicle manually and let run for 30 seconds- remove key, close all doors and attempt to remote start. Please note: SKSNG907 and SKSNG907RV (2019+ Sprinter) uses a ‘lock-unlock-lock sequence to remote start from the OEM key.

What if I am having trouble with my system?

  • If you are having any issues, questions, or concerns with our products, please visit our support page.  It is advised to consult any instruction/installation manuals, troubleshooting guides, or tech documents.  You can also contact us by phone at 312-421-1114 to speak to someone in technical support.  We are available M-F from 10-6 US Central Time.

What if I need to take my vehicle into service?

  • While the SmartKey Starter® does not disrupt the Mercedes diagnostic process, it is required to put the system in valet mode (remote start off) before any service is done to the vehicle.  This is most important for safety reasons. For information on valet mode, see next question.

How do I put the SmartKey Starter® in valet mode?

What is the orange warning sticker in the kit for?

  • Every SmartKey Starter® kit comes with an orange and white warning label.  Installation of this label is required.  This label is to inform anyone performing service on the vehicle that there is a remote start system installed and to make sure that the system is in valet mode.
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When it comes to upgrading luxury vehicles with modern electronics, Mid City Engineering provides solutions that are unmatched in the industry. Known best for its SmartKey Starter solutions for Mercedes-Benz vehicles, Mid City integration products provide drivers with OEM control and features that simply aren’t available anywhere else.
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