idatalink alarm/remote start for 2017
So i have the 2017 Patriot and i have a Viper 4706 alarm/keyless entry with remote start that i am DYING to get installed. The only problem i have is idata has not developed firmware updates for the 2017 patriot and when i called idata support, they told me to wait for the 2017 firmware instead of using the 2016 just in case something changed, but i think we all know that may not be the case.
I have been checking the idatalink website every day for new vehicle coverage to see if they have developed the firmware update for the 2017 Patriots (if it's any different than the 2016) alarm/remote start install. I noticed their website has the 2016 Patriot listed on their "new coverage" section but with a date of December 2016. If idata follows the same schedule of firmware updates based on vehicle models, then i may go the route of trying the 2016 firmware instead as i don't want to wait a year to get my alarm installed. Since it seems nothing drastic has changed with 1 year of production, then it may be just fine.
I have done tons of research and have become fairly knowledgeable on idatalink products but still have a few concerns, specifically on remote start using Tipstart type ignition switch's.
If anyone is educated on idatalink, or remote start systems with our pats, please let me know. I just have a few questions that i'd like to clear up. Otherwise i will post back here with more information as i come across it. Hopefully this can help others if they are going down the same path.
2017 Jeep Patriot 2.0 Sport w/ CVT
. 17" OEM gloss black wrapped in Yoko G015 225/65/17, Mopar front/rear mudflaps, LED interior/exterior bulb swap, black headlight + grill trim, 35% tint front windows + 5% windshield strip, Optima D34 yellow top, Weathertech in-channel window air deflectors & floor liners front + rear + cargo, K&N air filter swap, plastidiped emblems, Mopar hood wind deflector, sill guard protection, stubby antenna, tinted taillights