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I'm new here so please excuse me if this has been discussed. Just bought a slightly used 2017 Black Versa S Plus. So far I really like the car, except for one thing. It's really hard to find the darn thing at night in a parking lot full of cars. My previous car had auto locks so I could just press the remote and the headlights would light up. Short of getting an alarm system installed, does anyone know of an aftermarket device that will turn the headlights on or have it's own installed light that you can trigger by remote? Thanks for any help or ideas.
 

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Hi Guys,

I'm new here so please excuse me if this has been discussed. Just bought a slightly used 2017 Black Versa S Plus. So far I really like the car, except for one thing. It's really hard to find the darn thing at night in a parking lot full of cars. My previous car had auto locks so I could just press the remote and the headlights would light up. Short of getting an alarm system installed, does anyone know of an aftermarket device that will turn the headlights on or have it's own installed light that you can trigger by remote? Thanks for any help or ideas.
I installed some weather proof led lights in the front grill that are controlled by the device below. Easy job to install, and the control fobs have a greater range than the nissan remote fob.

https://www.amazon.com/Clear-Underwater-Light-Utility-Sealed/dp/B01GQ3D3SK/ref=br_lf_m_89cg9b2xkh5396x_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&s=automotive

https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-Universal-Remote-Control/dp/B000ZRW78Q
 

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Know the feeling. This is the second of cars Ive owned that look like any other car. My previous car I installed a set of windshield washer nozzles that had an amber led in them directly tothe battery so they were on 24/7. The led was rather dim and really only viewable in total darkness. Working the night shift it was easy to tell my car. Well, 6 months later I was going 30 in a 35 zone and a car pulled out behind me and all of a sudden the interior of my car lite up with white and led flashing lights. Long story short I was told I can not have any lights above the grill of the car and had to disable them regardless of color. Guy at auto zone said amber was ok as many trucks have amber lights on their cab.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions.

After thinking on it a little and remembering how un-handy I am, I decided that getting a remote starter would be a worthwhile solution. My local car stereo store was having a sale on remote starters with installation and said that they could make the lights blink when starting. Plus living in Ohio, its never a bad idea to have a warm car to get into in the winter.
 

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I got the remote start installed Saturday. $199 including installation, which I thought was a good price. Besides the obvious plus of having a warm car, it's so nice that the tail lights flash and the headlights come on when it starts so it's easier to find in the dark parking lot.
 

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Some parts of VA have anti idling laws. Im sure that is aimed at big trucks vs cars.

Yeah, 199 sounds about right. If you want an alarm those are about the same price so expect 500 bucks for a total package of remote start and alarm.
 

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I think it is illegal (in most states) only if a vehicle is unlocked.
They want to do that in VA if the car is stolen to hold the owner responsible for his or her vehicle theft as well as the person who steals the vehicle. Nothing like the victim becoming a criminal at the same time. :angel THey dont care if the engine is running or not either. Just leaving your car unlock makes you guilty of the crime.
 

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Here is yet another wrinkle on this matter that not very many people are aware of:

In many municipalities, if you mistakenly locked your car key in your vehicle with the engine running, and you do not have other means to unlock the vehicle, you call local cops, they come and unlock your car for free (they have lockout kits in their cruisers). The key point (no pun intended): the engine of a locked vehicle needs to be running.

They will ask you for ID, and for your car registration after they unlock it.
 
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