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How do I use remote start on my Nissan?

Step-by-Step Guide for Remote Starting Your Nissan Vehicle

Remote start is a great feature. Want to warm up your vehicle when it’s chilly? Remote start is perfect for that. Need to defog the windshield? Remote start is good for that too. And, of course, if you live somewhere where it snows, then remote start is a godsend.

But what if you can’t get it to work? Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through the process of using your Nissan vehicle’s remote start.


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Remote Start Instructions

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First of all, the car must be in park with all doors closed and locked. If the doors aren’t currently locked, don’t sweat it. Just follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your Nissan vehicle is within view
  2. On the key fob, press the lock button, regardless of whether doors are locked/unlocked
  3. Within 5 seconds, press and hold the remote start button for at least 2 seconds
  4. Your Nissan vehicle’s engine will start, parking lights will turn on, and automatic climate control will engage
  5. The engine will shut itself off after 10 minutes if an extension is not performed

Remote Start Extension

Every new Nissan vehicle with remote start equipped can have its remote start duration extended once for 10 extra minutes before turning itself off. The extension is performed by repeating steps 2 and 3 listed above. The extra 10 minutes starts as soon as you perform the extension. For instance, if you perform the extension 8 minutes into the original remote start, it will run for another 10 minutes from that point, for a total runtime of 18 minutes. After an extension is used, the ignition switch inside your Nissan needs to be turned on and off before remote start will work again. And since you have to use the ignition to start driving, this happens automatically.

Is Your Remote Start Not Working?

If you Nissan vehicle’s remote start doesn’t work, you may need to get it serviced. Give Palm Springs Nissan a call or schedule a service appointment today.