This applies to 2011-2015 Explorers, the 2016 and up is NOT the same! I am no longer selling IKTs. (2-8-16) ***11/14/17 - I still get daily emails asking if I sell key fobs (IKTs)....I don't. I also get daily emails asking about the ignorance of dealers not knowing they can do this and asking me to contact them or where is a dealer that can do it. Sorry I am not going to do this and I don't keep a list of dealers that know they can it. There has been so much discussion on the remote start systems for the Explorer I am doing this thread in hopes of answering most questions. If you have other information or questions not answered here, email me directly: Jason@fordPImods.com and I will update this topic. First and foremost, regardless of what any dealer says ALL 2011-2015 Ford Explorers are factory equipped with the "base" remote start system. Its just a question of whether or not it is enabled. The vehicle must have a hood switch installed - all XLT and above models have a hood switch installed from the factory. The base model Explorer does not have a hood switch and also does not have the required hood switch wiring so those must be installed and Ford does market a kit for this. See part number listed below. For the base functioning remote start system NO additional modules need to be installed. The vehicle is already equipped with the "hardware" and logic to support remote start. There isn't a special remote start system for this, it is built into existing modules. The base system has an advertised 300' operating range. The only time additional modules exist is when you have an upgraded system installed such as Remote Access/1000' range models/Security System. There are two types of factory "FOBs" for the remote start system. One is the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT) which has a blade style key and has a built in FOB for keyless entry. If you have a power liftgate your FOB will also have a "trunk" release button. For remote start the IKT adds the remote start button that has a symbol of an arrow tipped circle with the number "2" in the middle of it. Remote start IKTs are available in 4 or 5 button depending on if you have a power liftgate. To use remote start you only need 1 IKT with the remote start button but of course you can have more. 2013-2015 Ford Police Interceptor Remote Start Options (this shows what the hood switch and IKTs look like) The other type of FOB is for the Intelligent Access (IA) system. This has a hidden keyblade for unlocking the door in a "emergency" situation such as a dead battery. This system is used for push button start vehicles. The remote start FOB for IA also has a button with the arrow tipped circle with the number "2" in the middle of it. To my knowledge all IA Explorers have remote start enabled from the factory. If this is no true please correct me. If your vehicle did not come with a package that includes the basic remote start feature all the dealer has to do is enable it through the dealer software known as IDS. IDS Process: The dealer will hook up to the vehicle and start a new vehicle session. Then in order they select menu items under the tool box tab: body --> security --> remote start. A warning screen will pop up stating that the hood pin must be installed and that an antenna must be installed with the exceptions of several vehicle types INCLUDING the Explorer. I repeat....the Explorer does not require an additional antenna for the base remote start system. If a hood pin is not installed IDS will fail in enabling remote start. Depending on the year of the Explorer, IDS may ask the user if the vehicle has climate controlled seats and a heated steering wheel. IDS will then enable remote start. There will be new menu items in the instrument cluster related to remote start. This process may take up to 15 minutes. What your dealer charges to do this is up to them. CHECK AROUND and get estimates!! Any new remote start keys will need to cut and programmed to the vehicle. If you have two existing keys you can program new keys to your vehicle yourself (the process is noted in your Owner's Manual) otherwise your dealer will need to program your new key(s) to the vehicle. The vehicle can have up to 4 IKTs programmed to it. The keys do not need to be programmed to the vehicle before enabling remote start but it doesn't change anything if you do it ahead of time. Video of IDS Process: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=385202948327804 Official Ford Part Numbers: Hood Switch - BT4Z-19G366-A Hood Switch Wiring Kit for Base Models - DG1Z-14B504-A Official 4 Button IKT Remote Start Kit (Note this contains 2 Keys, nothing else) - BB5Z-19G364-A Official 5 Button IKT Remote Start Kit (Note this contains 2 Keys, nothing else) - DA8Z-19G364-A 4 Button Remote Start IKT - Ford/Rotunda #164-R8067 (Strattec #5912561 ) 5 Button Remote Start IKT - Ford/Rotunda #164-R8000 (Strattec #5921467 ) Available Ford non-factory Remote Start Kits (ie installed at the dealer or yourself) 1000' One-Way Remote Start System DL3Z-19A361-A (Vehicle Security System - VSS) DL3Z-15603-C (Antenna Kit) DS7Z-15K601-F (Separate One-Way Remote Start FOB) 1000' Bi-Directional Remote Start System DL3Z-19A361-A (Vehicle Security System - VSS) DL3Z-15603-C (Antenna Kit) DS3Z-15K601-A (Separate Two-Way Remote Start FOB) Remote Access System (Cell Phone/Web Based) DL3Z-19A361-A (Vehicle Security System - VSS) DL3Z-19A390-B (RMU Kit) *Please note both were previously sold as a kit under part #DL3Z-19G364-A but that is no longer the case. Additional Information - North American FOBs operate on 315mhz and Export units operate on 433mhz. The TPM (Tire Pressure Monitoring) receiver is the receiver for the FOBs and in the Explorer is at the rear and bottom of the center console. All Part Numbers provided are for North American kits. Exports Kits may vary as they operate at a different frequency.