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Adding Remote Start Access

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by ajbtv, August 2, 2013.

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    1. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Welcome to the Forum doctauri.:wavey:
      I see you mentioned that you have a Limited. My suggestion would be to add that model (Limited) to your profile so that it always appears in the margin and the members can use that info when replying to future posts.
      Have you checked out the following link? Not sure if it has an info that may be helpful.
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380004&highlight=remote+access

      Good luck.

      Peter
       
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    3. sslinn

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      2015 Explorer - Remote Start

      We bought our 2015 Explorer in July and are very please. Had the dealership install a remote start and it came with two additional 1 button fobs. Both are one way.

      We want to go with the Smart Phone app to start the vehicle and I have been told by another dealership (not returning to the original one as it is quite a distance) that we need parts DL3Z-l9A390-C and DL3Z-19A361-A for the app to work. I don't know what was originally installed by we we received manuals for the Remote Start System and Vehicle Security System. Is there a way to tell what has already been installed?

      These two parts an labour come to just over $800? Is there a way for me to save a few bucks?

      Your help is appreciated.

      Thanks,

      Shayne
       
    4. jmr061

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      You already have the VSS which the RMU plugs into. So you just need the RMU...DL3Z-19A390-B....which might be at the C revision now.
       
    5. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Hi Shayne. Do you still have the '02 Explorer? If not you should update your profile with the 2015 and add the 'trim' level (Base, XLT etc) which could be helpful in addressing some future concerns. If you still have the '02 the creating a signature with the new one would be an option.

      Peter
       
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      Remote Access stopped working today from my iPhone. I keep getting error code:

      The communication to the server failed. Please try again later.
      (00020002)

      I know 100% my iPhone is connected to the internet (I can get email surf web etc.). I have tried wifi and cellular and I keep getting the same failure.

      From my laptop, I can login and communicate with my vehicle through https://my.fordremoteaccess.com/home. It seems to be isolated to my iPhone.

      I have also rebooted my iPhone and reinstalled the app. Same problem.

      Anyone have any ideas or seen this before?

      Thanks!
       
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      I contacted 1-800-FORDKEY and they pointed me over to support@spindance.com yesterday.

      I got a call from a program manager today explaining that they have found a caching issue on the server which was causing the connection timeout and they will be upgrading the server today/tomorrow.

      Anyways, just wanted to provide an update if anyone was following..
       
    8. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Thanks for the update.:thumbsup:

      Peter
       
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      I have this, thus if I am to understand this correctly, all I need is DL3Z19A390B???

      TIA
       
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      what were your part numbers
       
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      On Ebay there is one seller that still sells the "old" version that goes through the TPMS.http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OEM-STOCK-FACTORY-FORD-SMARTPHONE-REMOTE-START-STARTER-KIT-Iphone-android/311574093159?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35625%26meid%3D7d7b6a571dcf402ea344fc9082da9e90%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D351671912420

      I bought this, granted it took a bit longer than 20 min (maybe 30-40). I then went to my dealer with the instructions and the parts guy set me up in minutes for free. He told me very few people go for this, and since it was his first one, he got to learn. Win-Win for both of us.
      I spent $250, if I'd waited I could have gotten it for $200.00. They seem to have several unit still available.
       
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      I paid $189 for the alarm and $376 for the remote start access installed through the dealer.

      Go on the ford accessories website and choose a close dealer that gives online pricing. That will give you installed pricing at that dealer if you buy it through the ford accessories site. Everything will get shipped to the dealer and they will call you to set up an install appointment.

      That's how i did mine. The dealer told me that everything I bought was below their cost, and the price I paid also had installation included. It was about $450 less than what they quoted me if I purchased through them.

      I bought alarm, remote start access, bug guard, vent shades, rear cargo mat all through the website.

      This is the link to the ford accessories website: Ford Accessories


      Vic
       
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      VSS Location

      Any idea where the VSS is located on the 2014 Explorer Sport so I can connect the RMU.
       
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      Are you the 2nd owner? The VSS is an aftermarket add on. Its not there from the factory.

      The person that was directed at already had a long range remote start system installed which means they had the VSS already.
       
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      I am the second owner but I thought only the B part was necessary if you already have the factory starter.
       
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      I've got an Explorer 2015 Sport with remote access on the key FOB. When i remotely start the vehicle using the key FOB, a number of vehicle functions come to life such as the car locking, internal temperature being set, etc. My question is this, if i were to remotely start the vehicle using the Remote Access App, would the same vehicle functions be activated as if i were using the key FOB ?

      Also, is there a distance restriction on using the Remote Access App? I would assume that you could be anywhere (miles away) and remotely start the vehicle (or lock it) given that the app works on cellular technology. Is this a correct assumption?

      I'm getting ready to make the investment and i just need to validate whether or not it would be worth it.

      Thanks,

      Moe
       
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      Yep, sounds like a resistor going out. Any and all electrical parts are prone to failure over time.
       
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      Good day all,
      I decided to pull the trigger on the remote access kit for my 15 exp sport. Is there any way to determine if my vehicle has the VSS or if need the kit with both pieces VSS and remote access... Also do you know if it is required to have the dealer use the ford software platform to active the kit or can it be done remote.
       
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      had the VSS installed when the long range remote start was installed, I think it is required.

      The dealerships were a gong show with this. One wouldn't quote me, and provided me an estimate between 800 and 1200. Umm, no. The dealership I took it too today quoted me $700 which is high, but it is getting cold and gotta keep the wife happy. When I showed up this morning the told me I was misquoted and it would be 1100. I told them I would pass and the service manager authorized it being done for the original 700. I am pretty sure the dealer does have to use software.
       
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      You are getting screwed. You already have the VSS...remote access part should cost you about $200 from a vendor here on the board. You would have to plug it in and mount in yourself (simple) and then call that vendor and have them activate it (they do it as part of the parts sale). Then you are done.
       
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      Should have come here first...fack......
       
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      Incase any of you are confused as I was here is a great tutorial.. one of the best I have seen..
       
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      I received my RMU/VSS Kit on Friday and installed it yesterday in about 30 minutes.. most difficult part was the contortion of underdash work. Train the VSS with the switch ( as long as you have remote start on the fob now). Called the dealer today and had it activated. Created my own password for the app.. AWESOME Ford!!!... I could think of other cool things but.. hey.. its very cool.
       
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      Ya its good but dont you kinda wish it wasnt so basic for that kind of price?
       
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      Hey Srgt.. YOU Bet I did .. I wish it had the ability to flip on the cams and look at vehicle.. or a cam inside car or something..

      BTW I assume from your callsign you are Military or LEO.. either case I thank you for your service Sir!
       
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      Yes LEO, thanks

      What I meant by basic was look at what On* gives you compared to the Ford Ap.

      Im just looking for tire PSI, gas tank level, simple data pulled from the vehicle.

      The camera idea is a good one though.

      Compare it to DroneMobile, more information, lower cost hardware.
       

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