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My Compustar remote is not working, how can I fix it?

The very first thing to check is the battery in the remote.  If you change the battery in the remote and it still does not function; you may need to try re-programming the remote to the vehicle.  In order to program one or multiple remotes, please reference the following steps:

  1. Insert your vehicle key into the ignition and cycle the key from the OFF to the 'ON/RUN' position and back to the 'OFF' position a total of (5) five times rapidly. PLEASE, DO NOT START THE ENGINE. (OFF/ON/OFF/ON/OFF/ON/OFF/ON/OFF/ON/OFF)
  2. After cycling your key 5 times, the parking lights will flash one time, then immediately tap the LOCK button on your Compustar remote. Do not hold down the button, just tap. You should see a second single headlight flash. This confirms that the Compustar remote was programmed to the vehicle.
  3. Depending on your remote starter type, you can program 3-4 remotes to a single vehicle.
  4. When programming is completed, you will see two consecutive headlight flashes.


When programming multiple remotes it is only necessary to do the key cycle (step 1) one time. Following this press and release the lock button on each individual remote successively. (i.e. cycle the key then press lock on one remote, then lock on the next, then lock on the next remote.)


  • The system must be disarmed in order to program remotes.
  • Valet mode will be activated if the system does not identify a remote during programming.
  • The process will be different for Push-To-Start vehicles.
  • For one button remotes, press the 1 button for 1 second as the lock command.

Thank you.

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    Saleh Yahary

    I saleh yahary ( had an issue with my remote car starter (compustar Dsst) Justin R. From live support Helped me resolve this issue Very quickly. He was very patient with me and walk me through the steps to get my remote car starter back In working order. He was very knowledgeable And answered all my questions Pertaining to several issues I had with the remote. I just want to say thank you to Justin R. I feel very comfortable knowing there is a live support There if I need it.

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    Brian Johnston

    I had my windshield replaced and since then the remote has not worked. I followed the reprogramming instructions and it seemed to have worked (lights flashed as defined) but the remotes still will not start or operate the locks on the vehicle. Lights flash as defined but nothing happens.

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    Dan S

    Hi Brian,

    Sorry to hear about this issue. When you replaced the windshield, was the antenna hooked up on the new windshield? If so, can you check if the wire is plugged into the antenna behind the rearview mirror.

    If everything is correctly placed, you will have to bring the vehicle back to the dealer for a full system check up.

    Thank you.

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