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Audiovox Car Link

Remote start interface — use your smartphone to start your car, unlock your doors, and more

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  • Audiovox Car Link

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  • Audiovox Car Link

  • Audiovox Car Link

  • Audiovox Car Link

Item #: 220CARLINK
 

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Our take on the Audiovox Car Link

by Ken Nail
Code Alarm

We offer vehicle-specific interfaces that you'll need to complete your remote start installation. Please identify your vehicle as we review every order to make sure you've got everything you need. You'll need a smartphone and a remote start system in your car in order to use the Audiovox Car Link interface.

You probably use your smartphone for lots of different things — now you can use it to control your car security system. Audiovox's Car Link system communicates with your compatible Code Alarm, Prestige, or Pursuit remote start system through the 3G cellular network and Wi-Fi. When you've got service, your smartphone can take command.

Control your car from virtually anywhere
Car Link provides two-way communication between your vehicle and your smartphone. Using your Car Link app, you can start your vehicle, lock or unlock your doors, or pop the trunk from virtually anywhere. And you'll receive confirmation that the command was successfully executed.

In addition, you will be alerted whenever any zones have been violated on your vehicle. Visual alerts will be sent to your phone, but you can enable sounds and vibrations too.

Imagine the possibilities
Warm up the car at a cold airport parking lot when your flight gets in. Or take your iPhone® along on a run, while you leave your keys and other valuables locked in your car. And the car finder feature will help you find your vehicle in a large garage or parking lot by honking the horn and flashing the lights.

Smartphone compatiblity
You're not limited to one brand of smartphone with Car Link — it's compatible with most versions of the iPhone®, along with BlackBerry and Android smartphones.

More than one car? More than one phone?
The Car Link app lets you control multiple vehicles from your phone, as long as each vehicle has a Car Link module installed. You can also control your vehicle with more than one smartphone — the vehicle's user name and password can be used from any phone with the Car Link app. In fact, you don't even need a smartphone. You can control your vehicle by logging into your account on the Car Link homepage from any web browser.

What's the fine print?
Car Link does require a service plan, but you'll get unlimited daily use of the system free for the first year. Charges will apply after the first year, currently $29.95 per year. Don't forget that you can incur data charges with your phone data plan, so be sure to keep track of usage.

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Highlights:

  • remote start interface (you'll need a smartphone and an existing remote start system to use the Car Link)
  • works with compatible remote start systems through the 3G cellular network and Wi-Fi
  • six function icons: Lock, Unlock, Find, Start, Aux 1, and Aux 2
  • compatible apps for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android
  • also functions as a stand-alone keyless entry system (extra parts may be required)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Lines of Defense
Alarm
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Y
Pager Warning
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SmartPhone
Scan-resistant Remote Codes
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No
Battery Backup
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No
Trigger Methods
Glass Break Sensor
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No
Accessory Pins
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No
Current Sensing
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No
Operations
Arming Method
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Active
Included Remotes
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None
Number of Remote Buttons
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Touch Screen
Number of Remote Functions
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6
Two-way Remote
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Yes
Smartphone Integration
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Yes
Factory Security Integration
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No
Number of Cars
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Multiple
Hood/Trunk Release
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Yes
Remote Door Locks
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Yes
Remote Start
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Yes
Manual Transmission Compatible
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No
Valet Switch
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No
Manual Override
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Yes
Delayed Operations
Entrance
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No
Exit/Last Door
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No
Reset/Trigger
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No
Rearm/Disarm
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No
Number of Zones
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0
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Car Link module with attached 36" wiring harness (with 4-pin Molex plug on the end)
  • Car Link Installation Guide
  • Car Link Quick Reference Guide
  • Extra self-adhesive module label
  • Plastic card with barcode and serial number (with cut-out for the SIM card installed in the module)

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Features

Overview: Car Link by Audiovox is a smartphone interface that allows you to start your vehicle, lock or unlock your doors, or pop the trunk from virtually anywhere. It is designed to work with Code Alarm, Prestige, or Pursuit security or remote start systems equipped with a Telematic/Tracking dataport. It can also be used as a stand-alone keyless entry system. Car Link is compatible with iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android smartphones.

Interface: The Car Link app's interface provides 6 icons on your smartphone's screen: Lock, Unlock, Find, Start, Aux 1, and Aux 2. You can activate any of the commands by simply touching the icon on your smartphone's screen.

Two-way Communication: Car Link provides two-way communication between your vehicle and your smartphone. Using your Car Link app, you can send commands to your vehicle, and receive confirmation that the command was successfully executed. In addition, you will be alerted whenever any zones have been violated on your vehicle. Visual alerts will be sent to your phone. Sounds and vibrations can also be enabled, if desired.

Auxiliary Outputs: The unit features two auxiliary outputs that can control convenience features such as trunk release, opening a power sliding door, or control a window module. The output can be set to provide a 1, 3, 5, or 10-second 500mA current output, capable of driving relays.

Car Finder: Car Link's car finder feature will help you find your vehicle in a large garage or parking lot by honking the horn and/or flashing the lights.

Range: The range of the Car Link system is virtually unlimited. As long as you are in an area where you can receive smartphone service, you can use Car Link. The length of time your vehicle takes to respond to the command given can be affected by cellular coverage and network congestion.

Multiple Vehicles: You can control multiple vehicles from one Car Link app as long as a Car Link module is installed in each vehicle. If you have more than one vehicle in your Car Link account, you will need to select which vehicle you want to control before sending commands.

Multiple Phones: You can control a vehicle from more than one smartphone. The vehicle's user name and password can be used from any phone with the Car Link app. In addition, you can control your vehicle by logging into your account on the Car Link homepage (voxcarlink.com) from any web browser.

Smartphone Requirements: The operating systems required for compatible phones is as follows (as of March 2011):

  • iPhone: 4.0 and higher
  • Android: 2.1 and newer
  • BlackBerry: 5.0 and higher

Service Plan: A service plan must be set up in order to use Car Link. The included service plan gives you unlimited day-to-day use of the Car Link system in the United States for the first year. Additional charges and/or service limitations may apply after the first year; the current annual cost (as of March 2011) of the service plan beyond the first year is $29.95. Since Car Link does not monitor the usage of the Car Link system, excessive use could result in the need for a higher level data plan from your phone carrier.

 
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1 out of 5

carlink

Written By vel, pontiac michigan on Friday, January 25, 2013
 
this the worst product i have ever owned i mean you can start your car but cat turn it off and for the price you would think they would've had that covered but no hard feelings i will be having it taken out as soon as the weather break the car is stored during the winter.
Pros:
it will start the car
Cons:
other than that it useless
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5 out of 5

Best $ ever spent

Written By Anonymous, Edison, N.J. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Works great! Easy to install. Crutchfield tech did all the programing over the phone. I work in a basement of a mall and i can start my car with walking out side.
Pros:
Easy to instal starts car and lock doors from anywhere.
Cons:
None
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

needs a little help

Written By Anonymous, missouri on Thursday, August 02, 2012
 
first off let me say this does work. my only problem is they need to update the app to have a start button and a stop button (like the lock button and unlock button) it would be nice to know what you have done when you push the button. if you are away from the car and are messing with the app on your phone or computer you dont know if you started or stopped the car and it would just have to run until it timed out (what a waste) or it wont be warmed up in the winter. if it had a stop button you could push stop first to reset back and then start fresh from there. for the price of this kit this is a no-brainer.
Pros:
everything but 1 thing
Cons:
dont know if its running or not.
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5 out of 5

audiovox carlink

Written By miguel, sunrise fl on Monday, July 09, 2012
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Installed myself works great still a bit pricey but make shure you by it from crutcfieds they have the best tech support
Pros:
Crutchfields best tech support great ordering staff
Cons:
Haven't found one yet
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By PaulP, Providence, RI on Saturday, June 11, 2011
 
Carlink is a great addition to any remote start. I added this product to an Audiovox Pursuit Pro9276C that I installed about a year ago. The installation requires power and ground, and then plugs into the telematic port of an Audiovox remote start unit. I had it installed in about 20 minutes. Once activated (I have an Audiovox dealer logon, which anyone can apply for...), this remote starts, locks and unlocks the car--it also provides 2-way feedback to let you know the car started. There is also a carfinder that flashes the lights (horn also sounds on Code Alarm units as well). I have had the unit for about 4 months, and have never had an issue with service area. You can also log into your carlink account on the internet to preform the same functions. This is a reliable and easy to install unit, truely a 5 out of 5.
38 out of 44 people found this helpful
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