Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by ajbtv, August 2, 2013.
Sorry, i am new to the forum, don't know what a "sticky" is. Some guidance would be appreciated.
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In the IVT section of this forum there is a much larger thread on adding remote access modules. Have a look at this STICKY thread showing the install guide from Ford.
2014 Explorer Sport with bi-directional long range remote start
I searched the forum and found a number of threads that get into remote starter systems. However, I could not find anything directly related to my question below.
I am taking delivery of a 2014 Explorer Sport next week. The vehicle has the 401a accessory package which includes remote start.
My current vehicle is a 2011 Explorer Limited. My 2011 has the factory installed remote starter system. From my experience the factory remote starter system leaves a lot to be desired. The range it works in is very, very shortand there is no confirmation the vehicle ever started. A bad combination when you can't see or hear the vehicle. I am guessing the remote start system on the 2014's is pretty much the same system.
With that in mind I asked my dealer about installing one of the Ford brand bi-directional long range remote starter kits in my new ride. He told me Ford makes them for many of their vehicles but there is not a bi-directional remote starter kit available for the 2014 Explorer Sport.
Is that true or does my dealer not know what he is talking about? If there is one available I would appreciate it if you could provide a part number.
Thanks for the help!
Remote Access Question
Hi. I've looked through the other threads and didn't see this answered. I going to be taking delivery of a 2014 Sport with the 401a package in a couple of weeks. I want to add the remote access to the vehicle. I saw on the Ford accessory page that the Vehicle security kit is required (19A361).
Does anyone know if it's REALLY needed? I saw the install directions that appear to say that you leave the jumper on. Just want to have all my info now before I start talking to the dealer about it
Thanks in advance
You need both pieces
Welcome to the Forum Griff76.:wavey:
As per my PM, I have merged your thread with this one on the same topic. No need to begin a new one. As you see, blwnsmoke has already replied. He's one fast dude.
Remote Access (Phone App Feature)
Just ordered a 2015 Explorer Sport Magnetic Grey with 401a package. Should be at the dealership soon, built and pending rail transport.
Has anyone recently purchased latest dealer installed Remote Access Smart Phone solution and what has been your experience? I understand there is a yearly/monthly access fee.
Welcome to the Forum DrJones55.:wavey:
As per my PM, I have merged your thread with this existing one.
The cheapest I've seen around is about $480 for both pieces that you need and it is $49.95 a year. I don't have it on my Explorer but I have it on my 2015 F350. I bought the kit and installed it in less then 5 minutes. The Explorer kit is a little more involved because you have to take apart the center console where on my F350, I pulled down my glove box and everything was right there for me.
It is FANTASTIC!!! Knowing that it starts when you can't see it (ex: I was in the grocery store going up and down the isles, pulled out my phone and started the truck so it would be cool by the time I got out).
Excellent! Thank you!
My dealer charged me $450 for the parts and $150 for install. I haven't had a problem yet in the two days I've had the vehicle
Yes you can install on your own but if you have the dealer do it at time of purchase it will be covered under your vehicle warranty
I want an app that will prevent my car from being started when I'm 40 miles away.
You have to start your car yourself via the app. So, unless you use the app, it won't start.
Should the vehicle unintentionally be started remotely, it has a timeout that will shut it off after a user selected time period (IIRC, 5, 10, or 15 minutes)
If I can't enable security alerts on the app on my phone I assume that means they just left the jumper installed on the unit that the install says is optional to remove?
He's talking about some kind of engine kill if you aren't in perimeter of the car. Sounds like a good idea until you're stranded without cell service and can't start your car.
It was a joke based on having had an Explorer stolen from me once.
Luckily, the guy that stole it was using it to sell drugs on Hilton Head Island. All I had to do when I got it back was turn down the bass and turn up the dashlights...
it is only covered under your vehicle warranty if it is purchased and installed on the day you buy the vehicle. Otherwise it is 2 years, unlimited mileage regardless on whether the dealer installed.
Just an update/information. The person the Ford dealer I bought my car and remote access from DID NOT install Vehicle Security Kit 19A361 into my 2014 Sport. He said that it's already built into the car (but no shock sensor now). And the remote access works fine.
OK so for all you guys that have installed this here is my question. I have a 2015 XLT on order. You can not order remote start as an option from the factory with this trim package. So you have to have it activated by the dealer. To install the modules and use the phone app you have to have the dealer activate remote start. For those who had the dealer install it did you have it activated as part of the module install or did you also have to buy what they call the 100 remote package to get it activated. In my area that will make the whole phone app package nearly $1,000
Remote start using cellphone apps.??
Is it included in the 2015 models or optional? And how much would it be?
UsainBolt, as per my PM, I have merged your thread with this one.
You probably got your answer already but to add factory remote start the vehicle must have a hood pin. If its not there, a plug should be in it's place. See if there is a harness that goes to it. If there is, great, just get a hood pin $15-$30. Then the dealer or someone with IDS just has to enable remote start...a 15 min process. Every Explorer has it, just has to be enabled. Once enabled the phone app package could be added.
I'm interested in adding a remote starter to my 2011 XLT. Does anyone have any recommendations on which way to go, either OEM or aftermarket? I think I'd prefer to have it on my key instead of having a separate piece but the OEM ones seem to have a fairly short range. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
The main question you need to ask yourself is what distance is the majority of the "need" to remote start going to be? The OEM equipped system which just needs to be activated as a listed range of 300 ft. (my guess direct line of site). You can get OEM extended range (believe its 1000 ft) but that comes with a separate FOB or you can go the smart phone route and do it from anywhere (limitations on cell coverage apply). All of these are plug and play.
Any aftermarket will need to be hardwired into the vehicle.
I just bought a used 2014 Explorer Limited. It already has remote start, so I have to think that the entire DL3Z-19G364-A kit isn't required. The dealer quoted me $600 for remote access and installation, but it would seem to me that maybe only the RMU is required, as I would think that the RMST is the same one I already have installed.
Can someone confirm if the entire kit is needed, or if there is some add-on kit for those that already have remote start. Or if someone can point me to some Ford tech forum where I can ask the same question of an installer.