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Parking heater remote start- Enabling

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Re: Parking heater remote start- Enabling

Post by jaynana » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:07 am

Remote doesn't have to worry about all that. webo manages low batt and low fuel conditions. Intelligent fellow this webo.

Do u need it though till next winter:)
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Re: Parking heater remote start- Enabling

Post by steve1986 » Thu May 21, 2015 11:10 pm

Hi guys would this do the job ?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/quasar-single ... -kit-l26bk

If not could you give me a link to one.

Thanks :)

PS after actually reading back a bit I can see what I need to get so I am sorry for my laziness there

When opening the door or any other slight movement in the car it seems to start the heater for around 40 seconds but after thus shuts down.

Is this normal ?

Thanks
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Re: Parking heater remote start- Enabling

Post by jaynana » Fri May 22, 2015 8:14 pm

[quote="steve1986"]
Hi guys would this do the job ?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/quasar-single ... -kit-l26bk

If not could you give me a link to one.

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you need to read more  8) there are links to the remotes too in the posts..

you need something like this, which has a controlable latching capability to run the heater for a predetermined time.

[quote="steve1986"]

When opening the door or any other slight movement in the car it seems to start the heater for around 40 seconds but after thus shuts down.

Is this normal ?
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Re: Parking heater remote start- Enabling

Post by steve1986 » Fri May 22, 2015 8:38 pm

Hi ya

I started a topic for this issue before I see this reply lol.

Where do I start with it. The door opening problem I mean.

Thanks for replying. This forum has been so helpful already. :)
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Post by jmhc » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:59 pm

I was re-visiting these posts & wondering about other possibilities.  The following is interesting.

A kit using a modified Mobile phone you txt to, all for £55

http://carheaters.eu/?204,mobile-remote ... o-hydronic

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Post by dark_stranger » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:46 pm

I haven't read this entire thread, but am I right in thinking only diesels have this option?

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Post by X5Sport » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:41 pm

Typically yes.  It was standard on diesel E53s and an (expensive) option on all petrol models as well as the E70/71 and F models.
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Post by dark_stranger » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:17 pm

Shame, I have reverse option to get the car cooler, but not the warm option.

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Post by X5Sport » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:19 pm

But you can enable it on the E53 with very little input - which is what this thread is all about.  The hardware is already there on the diesels.
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Post by feksake » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:34 am

Hi, I came across the step by step pictures, thinking it is the exactly what i need, but cant open the pictures??
Tried various devices  but nope. How can I get to this gem of information
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Post by AugustYn » Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:38 pm

Greetings to all of you.
I found this forum trying to find any infos on how to install a remote control system for the webasto unit in my e53 3.0d year 2006.

None of the suggested kits are available any more … and i’ve read every one of the 39 pages this thread has.

Any idea regarding what kit should work for my car?

Thank you in advance.
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Post by X5Sport » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:37 am

Hello and :hi:

As you have found, the kits have been end of life for many years. Apart from trawling the web for second hand modules (use RealOEM to find the part numbers) and Telestart remotes to go with them, you are going to be into home brew manufacture now.

You’ll need a remote module that can switch power (preferably via a fused relay) onto the correct pin (details are in this thread) on the Webasto. Without the proper modules though there is no monitoring of fuel level or battery state meaning you either need to check it the night before and/or use a timer circuit to shut the Webasto down again after 15 minutes or so.

Worth also making sure that your Webasto still works properly as many now don’t needing new PCBs or glowplugs. With colder weather coming you’ll hear the unit ticking away to itself and sounding like a small jet engine when running. :)
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Post by AugustYn » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:24 am

What can i say, i joined the X world a little bit late than others.

Thank you for your reply.

My webasto unit works, had it tested with ISTA, everything seemed to be ok. Also, now that the weather is relatively cold, at least in the mornings, webasto starts along with the engine and works. I can hear it, and smell the exhaust fumes after several minutes after starting. So everything works as it should.

I got from a friend a remote control kit, almost complete. Harness, antenna, module … etc. but no actual remote. It’s a Telestart T80 kit. And i cannot find a T80 remote to install the original kit.

Therefore, i started looking for some aftermarket options, after seeing a video on youtube where a guy was talking about the Thermotop Z unit in his e53, and he said he installed a aftermarket RF unit and he used the remote to start the heater.

After seeing that video, i found thit thread, read every single page, and tried to look for the modules wich were mentioned in the posts. And, of course, none were available any more.


I see several kits available on youtube, but i am not sure wich could do the trick - start the webasto from a remote.

That is why i was hoping maybe someone could point me to a kit - from the ones available now 😁😁😁

For example, could this little kit do the trick for me?

https://www.ebay.de/itm/DC-12v-Relay-Wi ... 632-2357-0

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Post by X5Sport » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:42 am

It could do. The contacts look right No one has updated the thread since 2016 and many of those members have left the BMW family on that generation X5s (I sold mine 10 years ago!), which is why you may struggle to find an answer about current kits that work
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