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Help with Remote Start Install

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by mbrando1994, December 7, 2017.

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      Hey all,

      I've been wanting to get around to installing a remote start system on my 2003 XLT 4.0 AWD. With winter fast approaching there's no time like the present. I was wondering if any of you could recommend a system and how exactly I go about installing it or any tips/tricks I should be made aware of. I've done plenty of sound systems, just never touched the ignition.

      Thanks in advance
       
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      So I'm assuming I'll need the Pats transponder and the remote start then? Are there any guides on installation?
       
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      When I was considering a remote start, my ex-Ford mechanic neighbor told me:
      • buy a brand name
      • don't buy used ones
      When I bought some mystery brand remote start on a Black Friday sale, he told me to take it back and buy a name brand. I did take it back :snicker:
       
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      Ya, the "Directed" brands (Directed - Our Brands) are the best, next up is the Voxx brands (CodeAlarm, Prestige) but they do not offer a PATS module.
       

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