As part of the pricing from the dealer we got a remote start and security installed "at no charge" when we purchased our 2012 TT.
The remote start was installed on Monday and my wife was pretty upset by the location of the antenna that was added. She think sit is ugly and it is driving her nuts by being so visible. It doesn't bug me so much but I would like to move it if possible.
The remote start system is a DEI (Avital 4113) with single button remote controls. The antenna location is in these pictures in the upper passenger side of the windshield.
I was considering tucking the antenna under the headliner in that same location so that it wasn't visible.
Is this going to affect how the remote start system works?
Do the remotes and antenna need to be "line of sight" or can the signal transmit through the glass and also through the headliner and or roof panel?
I have the owner's manual and the installation instructions but they don't even mention an antenna or where it should be located. Only reference to the antenna I have seen is in the picture on the Avital website.
Avital 4113 Remote Start System on 2012 FJ Cruiser Review:
The system works fine and the install was done ok.
I don't like how the remote is a separate unit from the normal keyless remote and when remotely started the doors lock and can only be unlocked with a click of the remote start button and not the normal unlock button which can be confusing. All in all it appears to be a budget remote start system that works well on an FJ.