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HOW TO add OEM Remote Start (2015+)
colinc755 posted a topic in Accessories & ModificationsThe Guide to Adding OEM Remote Start to The Ford Edge (2015+) and Other Similar Ford Vehicles Rewritten As of 2023 How this Works: The Ford Edge (2015+) and other similar generation Ford vehicles use the Body Control Module (BCM) to initiate remote start from the key. Likely due to simplicity, Ford has the logic for remote start built into every BCM regardless of whether remote start is equipped. This means in order to add remote start, like higher trim models have equipped, all that needs to be added is a remote start key fob and its corresponding antenna. Key fobs that do not use remote start operate at 300Mhz which fits its application of simply locking and unlocking at a short range. When remote start is equipped, a 902Mhz antenna and key fob are used to establish longer two-way communication between the fob and the antenna. Ford calls this antenna the Radio Transceiver Module (RTM). The upgraded RTM is sold through Ford Parts and is directly swappable to car, making adding OEM remote start cheap and easy (relatively). What You Will Need: - A 902mhz Radio Transceiver Module "RTM" (https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/transceiver-7847223-1) - A key fob or two that have the remote start button (https://ebay.to/3GXXxBO) - A computer with FORScan and USB OBD II Scanner Disclaimer - As of writing this, swapping out the module does seem to cause loss of TPMS communication. This does not mean there is a fault with the TPMS sensors, they do not need to be replaced. Sometimes the signal can be relearned overtime. If a TPMS warning stays for a long time, the TPMS sensors may need to be reprogrammed. This can be done by purchasing a TPMS scan tool (https://a.co/d/2KBtWZ3) and following this guide to enter programming mode (https://bit.ly/3CGuTTg) replacing each flipping of the key with 2 presses of the start/stop button - Current programmed keys will stop functioning after the module swap How To Step 1: Key Programming - In order to program the new 902Mhz key fobs a few things need to be kept in mind about Ford's key programming logic. Regular users can put their vehicles in programming mode as long as they have 2 key fobs and less than 4 total keys programmed. If one of the keys are missing, the programming mode cannot be activated and a locksmith must use a specialized scan tool to wipe and add new key fobs. The Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) will show the total amount of keys programmed when scrolling though the vehicle settings menu. - If you have 2 key fobs, no other keys programmed, and the new 902Mhz remote, use this guide (https://bit.ly/3Xq9g1C) Step 2: Take Note of RTM Module Data in FORScan Before replacing any module, it is a good idea to make note of the AS-BUILT data so that different values can be copied over between old and new modules. For the RTM on the Edge, check that 751-01-01 reads "01FF 80DA" as this is what the new module will come with by default. If your value is different and there is an issue with the module, copying the values from the AS-BUILT may be helpful. Step 3: Enable Remote Start in FORScan Body Control Module (BCM): - Hood Switch - Change from "Not Present" to "Present" - Remote Start - Change from "Disabled" to "Enabled" Front Controls Interface Module (FCIM) - Remote Start - Change from "Disabled" to "Enabled" Steering Column Control Module (SCCM) - Remote Start - Change from "Disabled" to "Enabled" Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) - Remote Start - Change from "Disabled" to "Enabled" - Remote Start Climate Settings - Change from "Disabled" to "Enabled" Step 3: Replace RTM Module The diagrams and photo below show the placement and mounding of the RTM. This module is light weight and simple to remove. Use a fine metal pick to undo the smaller plastic connections. To gain access to the module, simply pull the headliner down enough to gain access. Not much force should be used, as the headliner foam could be permanently damaged. Conclusion After completing Step 3, the newly programmed key fobs should begin to function right away and remote start should immediately work. If there are any issues, double check the module is plugged in correctly, that it is reading in FORScan, and that all FORScan options regarding to Remote Start are set to "Enabled."
Switching the front headrest guide retainers
Cassie Slarb posted a topic in Accessories & ModificationsI recently purchased a set of invision dual dvd headrests under the impression they would fit my 2011 Edge SEL only to find they are for the F-150, and the posts are 12.7mm in diameter making them too large. Since the posts are the same size as those in the F-150s, I was wondering if it would be possible to switch the headrest guide retainers in my Edge out with some for the F-150 so the posts could slide into the seats. I would normally just return the item and look for something else, but at $350 for the factory dvd headrests, I don't think I'll find a better price! I've already attempted drilling into one of the existing guides, and that hasn't worked.