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When you remote start, does the engine start and is the heat and A/C activated even if the engine is not running?

Just wondering if I wanted to warm up or cool down the Jeep before I get in.

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Yup! Per the manual, the engine "may" start but mine hasn't in the few times I've tried it (don't remote start in a closed garage!). It works just like a Tesla, the HVAC turns on without any engine.
 

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Also, if it is cold, the heated seats and heated steering wheel turn on. I’m not sure what temp is the threshold to do it though.
 

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Yes it works auto! I’ve been benefitting from my AC auto starting in this blasting heat summer we’ve had in Montreal!
 

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Yes, it works. However, what I found weird is when I don't remote start. If I just get inside, press the start button twice get to ON without pressing the brake, the HVAC fan blows but AC does not come on. Only when pressing the brake and start button (after which the left dash guage lights up a "Ready") does the AC actually run and cool.

The remote start works great on a hot day so long as it's set to AC when it was last turned off.
 
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