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Can I get a keyfob for remote start + doors?


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#1 OFFLINE   bigalpha

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

So I had remote start installed on the car when I got it.  I was given a separate keyfob for it so I'm carrying two keyfobs.  Can I downsize to just one Ford keyfob?  what about aftermarket?









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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:14 PM

Really?   You mean a separte FOB that only has the remote start button?? 

My '13 came with remote start built in and the dealership gave me two FOBs with 5 buttons (remote start, unlock, lock, trunk, alarm) 



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:19 PM

Yes, I have a separate remote with only a remote start button (well, and a 'search' button) and my regular keyfob with 3 buttons.  My remote start was installed post-factory.



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:39 PM

Understood.   Not sure what to suggest other than ask your dealer if the 4 button (believe it is called Fob 2) would work with your car.



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

If memory serves from older threads, there are two remote start systems; factory or dealer installed but they use different receivers and antennas so my guess is the answer is no.   

 

For my Energi, I typically use the web or phone app as it's more convenient with no distance limitation and I can set times.



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:41 PM

For my Energi, I typically use the web or phone app as it's more convenient with no distance limitation and I can set times.

 

Wait what? How does that work?  Can I do that with my non-Energi?



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 02:49 PM

No, that only works on the energies and focus electric. And no on the key fob too, you have to have two, and it's an extra $100 for a second remote start fob.

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 07:17 PM

The unit installed by the dealer isn't compatible with the factory systems. It's actually

considered an aftermarket system that's sold by Ford as a standalone system. No vehicle

integration is possible with that system. The only way to set it up with 1 FOB is to install

the factory push button system, control modules and reconfigure the car as if it was built with

the system from the factory. It can be done, but the cost will be rather high to do it. High labor

and high parts costs after the fact would make it prohibitive, IMO.



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 05:41 AM

I was told that it is impossible. It was my understanding that all cars with remote start have two key fobs. Either way I wouldn't trust my dealer to install it.

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 05:47 AM

I was told that it is impossible. It was my understanding that all cars with remote start have two key fobs. Either way I wouldn't trust my dealer to install it.

 

All cars come with two FOB's.  It doesn't have a separate FOB to start the car. You have two identical FOB's.

One is a spare. You can install the factory system. You would need to special order all the necessary components

and use the Ford factory scan tool to configure the vehicles control modules to set it up.

 

It would cost more than you're willing to spend x10.


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 07:50 AM

I think that you misunderstood me, I was told that it was a separate fob for the remote start.

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 02:28 PM

I think that you misunderstood me, I was told that it was a separate fob for the remote start.

That's for the add-on unit the dealer sells. It's a standalone unit and it would require a separate FOB

as it's not integrated into the cars systems.

 

The only way to make it like a car ordered with the push button system would be to install

the factory system by ordering all the components and configuring the vehicle for it.



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Posted 22 February 2015 - 07:11 AM

I decided to live without it, I park in the garage and don't really trust the dealer to install it. I was bummed to find out that I couldn't use the phone app to warm the seats.I think that the top of the line sel should have that. Oh well, I still have a super nice car.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 11:52 AM

I decided to live without it, I park in the garage and don't really trust the dealer to install it. I was bummed to find out that I couldn't use the phone app to warm the seats.I think that the top of the line sel should have that. Oh well, I still have a super nice car.

 

That's the problem with a standalone aftermarket add-on unit. Besides the fact that

the heated seat control is a rotary style design and it would require you to leave it on

one of the five settings to use it.

 

Is your car an Energi or Hybrid SEL?


Edited by drdiesel1, 22 February 2015 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 03:51 PM

Sel.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 04:35 PM

Sel.

Yeah, only the Energi has remote telematics :love_shower:



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 05:39 AM

Kicks dirt, lol!! We're still very happy with our C-Max.

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:57 AM

Kicks dirt, lol!! We're still very happy with our C-Max.

Great vehicles ;)


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 01:54 PM

Yeah, we turn on the heated seats the night before we think we'll need them.  

  

The lack of proper post-factory installed extras is pretty disappointing.



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:02 PM

Yeah, we turn on the heated seats the night before we think we'll need them.  

  

The lack of proper post-factory installed extras is pretty disappointing.

This is why you buy the one you really want at time of purchase. New carz aren't

like the old daze where you can add anything you want after the fact. Today's

carz are computers and require networked control module systems for everything.


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