Chevy Impala: How to use the Factory Remote Start

How to use the Factory Remote Start

Impala 2006 – 2012 models

If your key FOB has a “circle arrow” button at the top (see image), your Impala is likely equipped with a factory installed remote start! Here’s how to use it:

  1. Lock or re-lock your car using the FOB.
  2. Immediately press and hold the circle arrow button for 5 seconds.
  3. You’ll notice the front and rear blinkers blink twice, in a few moments your Impala will be running!
  4. When you’re ready to drive, simply put the key in the ignition and turn it to the “On” position.

NOTE: Even if your Impala has been sitting locked in the parking lot all day, you must re-lock it for remote start to work!

NOTE: If you don’t put the key in the ignition (step 4), your Impala will stop running after 10 minutes.

NOTE: Your air condition or heating will run on high until your put your key in the ignition (step 4).


7 thoughts on “Chevy Impala: How to use the Factory Remote Start”

    • No Idea what that means, but when I first tried it, it didn’t work. Then one day when I was messing around and looking at the options in the checklist setting thing, I came across a “Remote Start” option and saw that it was OFF.
      Once I changed that to ON I found that the steps here actually worked

        • Have you checked the engine light on theory yet, mine won’t start either but it seems to want to try, lights blink, can hear something going on but it won’t start

          • Seems to be true. My check engine light is on and my remote start doesn’t work either. Same thing as u. Lights flash and it acts like it wants to but nothing happens.

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