Hondalink for Base Models

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by miltondweller, Jul 5, 2018.

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  1. miltondweller

    miltondweller Active Member

    Is hondalink available in base models ?
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  3. Alex0913

    Alex0913 Member

    Yes, it seems that everything is the same as the Touring as far as HondaLink app goes.
  4. Tdude

    Tdude New Member

    yes except Remote start. it doesn't seem to work for me in Base model. I know at least on the Keyfob, it is not supported even though there is a button for it.
  5. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    My base model remote looks like this and it does not have a remote start button.
    versus an Accord one with the remote start button:
  6. JJim

    JJim Active Member

    Climate remote On/Off does work on my Base Clarity via Hondalink app
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  8. JJim

    JJim Active Member

    Why do you want the PHEW's ICE/engine to start that everyone does not even while the car running?
  9. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    HondaLink and it’s features are the same for both models. Note that preconditioning will not work on Level 1 charging until charging is complete.
  10. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

    Touring remote looks the same as base model remote. No remote engine start.

    Maybe @Tdude is saying that remote climate is not activating for him via the key fob?
  11. AaD

    AaD Member

    Remote climate works on our base model both via app and key fob. You have to hit the lock button and then hold down the fan button - car lights will blink and climate control comes on for 30 minutes. Oddly, it turns off as soon as you open the driver's side door, but stays on if you open any of the other doors or the trunk.
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  13. leehinde

    leehinde Active Member

    Honda lists "Remote Climate Pre-Conditioning" as a touring feature. I wonder why, if in fact it's available on the base model as well. Screen Shot 2018-07-05 at 10.57.11 AM.png
  14. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

    So that touring purchasers would think they weren't overpaying as much as they actually are for the features gained.
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  15. Tdude

    Tdude New Member

    so this is what my Honda sales guy told me yesterday (just bought Clarity yesterday - base model). the button on a remote/keyfob will only work with touring model. I am yet to try the climate pre-conditioning via the Hondalink app. My understanding is that Hondalink will only work if the car is park outside with satellite link.
  16. Tdude

    Tdude New Member

    cool. will have to try it.
  17. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    Car doesn’t use a satellite for HondaLink. It uses a cellular connection. As long as both car and phone with app can connect to Honda’s server, HL will work. You can check your car’ connectivity by the number of bars by the antenna icon at shut down when TCU appears or on center display.
    Your salesman was about as well informed as mine (as in not at all).
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  18. AaD

    AaD Member

    A previous discussion in this forum on the topic saved us $3K, as this was the only feature we really cared about enough to push us to the touring. I can confirm that it works, and works well, on the base model. We use it almost daily. The only annoyance is living somewhere with spotty coverage. Our salesperson was clueless about it (and pretty much everything about the car) as well.
  19. Carro con enchufe

    Carro con enchufe Active Member

    Thanks for posting this, it’s much faster than turning on via the app!
  20. Tdude

    Tdude New Member

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