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#21 OFFLINE   dVIAN

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 12:30 PM

Hate to bump, but wanting to try and figure this out as I had bought a factory 5 button key, and want to know if i need to return it...









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Posted 20 December 2016 - 02:32 PM

You should be able to use the key fob you have.  Once you install the remote starter and re-program the fob, the remote start button will be functional.

 

Here's some additional remote start information:

 

http://www.paulmache... Guide 2017.pdf

http://www.paulmache...ps_Oct 2015.pdf


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:00 PM

Thanks for the additional information. I guess my question is which remote start kit is required to use the factory key fob. The one-way and bi-directional kits both include separate remotes.

I'm questioning if I require the vehicle security kit, and hood switch, and then the antenna, and then which remote start module.

#24 OFFLINE   candurin

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:09 PM

Why do you have an OEM remorse start keyfob? Was it included with your vehice?

If all you want is to use your factory fob (which will have short range, 100-300'), then you need the following components:

Hood Pin - BT4Z-19G366-A
VSS - FT4Z-19A361-A (this is the remote starter, you don't need another "module")
RFR Antenna - DA8Z-15603-A

Additionally, you could also add the remote access module and use your cell phone.

This was written in the links I sent you.

Edited by candurin, 20 December 2016 - 03:39 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 07:33 AM

Okay a little bump here, I recently had the opportunity to talk to a Ford service Tech and was told this is basically a get the remote start fobs, have them programmed and remote start turned on with IDS or Forscan. Didn't have time to get into details, but feel confident enough to get the fobs and take it to the dealer. Will post when I get a chance to get this done.

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:09 AM

I can't imagine you don't need to install the hood switch and antenna, at a minimum.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:06 AM

From what I was told, 2015 doesn't require the hood switch, and you only need the antenna If you want the bi-directional feedback, it will work short range as it does with your current fob. I'm hoping and waiting for detailed instructions on this, hopefully coming soon.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:52 AM

As far as a I know (which isn't saying much), you cannot activate (in IDS) an OEM remote starter without a hood switch.

You'll still need the RFR/short range antenna (the long rectaangular one) for key fob remote start functionality.

Edited by candurin, 27 December 2016 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:55 AM

thank you @candurin and @zman31.

 

I too will be diving into this once I am back home after the holidays. I just need a good source for the wiring diagram for the 3 parts mentioned above. I thought about just paying the 72 hour period on motorcraft unless their is a better/cheaper solution?

 

I was also told that the 5 button FOB required the additional antenna as it operated on a different RF frequency... I went through the in-car programming of the 5 key, and it does not lock/unlock the car, however the info displays key programmed successfully..



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:59 PM

Candurin,

 

I've got a quick question on this for you. I have a 2014 Edge SEL with basic sync screen and back up camera with dual climate. I want to add remote start myself and just wanted to make sure I purchased the correct items. My Edge also has the power lift gate. I haven't opened the rear panel to see if the antenna is already installed. It's been too cold to do that. 

 

My understanding is I need these parts for remote start to function on my Edge -

 

DA8Z-15603-A - antenna kit

 

DA8Z-19G364-A - 100 series plugnplay

 

BT4Z-19G366-A - Hood switch kit (I already have the wiring available)

 

If I understand I can download forscan and get a ODB bluetooth tool to activate remote start. My biggest question is basically can I avoid purchasing part # DA8Z-19G364-A  and just order the 5 button IKT remotes on Ebay and program remote start? If that's possible I could save a lot of money. 

 

I appreciate if you can help out in any way. 

 

Thanks



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:20 AM

I believe it was originally believed that if your Edge had a power liftgate that the remote start (109 series/short range) antenna was included. Many owners reported that this was NOT the case (the explorer does, but apparently not the edge). So, here's your options:

1. Buy the full kit (BC3Z-19G364-A) - this includes two key fobs and short range antenna.
2. Buy the antenna only (DA8Z-15603-A) and purchase non-OEM IKTs on eBay (I went this route, in addition to my remote access kit).
3. If you do actually have the antenna already from the factory, then you only need two remote start IKT (OEM part number is DA8Z-19G364-A) or you can find non-OEM ones on eBay.

You also need the hood switch (BT4Z-19G366-A).

To ultimately answer your question, despite my long-winded response... yes, if you do have the RFR antenna already installed in your vehicle, you can simply buy IKTs in eBay and turn on the feature in forscan with a BT OBD adapter (or have your dealer so it via IDS).

Edited by candurin, 07 January 2017 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:21 PM

@candurin

 

Thanks for the quick response. I'll try this route and report my findings. I can't do this until February though. 






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