Thanks Butch for the update. I've been holding off for those specifc reasons. Hopefully the bugs will be worked out before the vehicle is ready for retirement.
Well....Back to square one. I had the remote start system removed yesterday.
They had the system working decently well, and I was willing to put up with a few of the small issues, but then something happened that made me have the system pulled.
It started shutting off the Borrego while driving down the road! Wouldn't happen every time, but after the 3rd time, (and making sure it wasn't me accidentally pushing the key fob button while in my pocket), I decided that it was too much of a risk.
The installer wasn't really getting anywhere with anyone for help anymore, and he was frustrated with it also. He wanted to keep working on it, but agreed that it was now a safety issue and should be pulled out. Manufactures pretty much were done with helping him. Their excuse was always "Well...it worked for us". The manufactures did try to help at first, but I think they figured it wasn't the hassle for just one vehicle.
so, after having basically 3 different installation configurations done, with different hardware/software each time, and the same problem every time with the Borrego, we have come to the conclusion that it just isn't going to work with mine.
There are installers who say they have installed on the Borrego with no problems, but nobody is able to confirm that it was done on an 09 Limited model. The 09 Limited just has something different about it. Even the Kia Dealer I talked with agreed that the Limited model has some differences in the control modules and programming because of the push-to-start system, and that one of them must be causing the issue.
Kudos to my installer for trying though. I felt really bad for him to keep working on it, and tried to get him to give it up one time, but he was determined to get it working.
Anyone in near the NC/VA border near Eden, NC, should visit "Audio Plus of Eden". Neil is a great guy, and does know his stuff with installations. Can't fault him for a vehicle that is just too different.
If any of you have questions about my install/problems, feel free to send me a message.