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Remote Start Facts (2011 - 2015 only)

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by jmr061, December 9, 2014.

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    1. Bishop14

      Bishop14 New Member

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      Ok OK thanks to the vid above I now know I was looking in the wrong place. Like I said new to this vehicle. Sorry gentlemen for wasting ur mental power on me not having the Option.

      I went in and Enabled Remote start and put the seats on Auto etc....however the vehicle still will not start when I press the key fob

      Don't give up on me I feel like I'm almost there
       
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    3. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Do you have the Owner's Manual? That would be a good place to read up on the various displays and the functions of each. I'm guessing you were probably looking at the MFT screen?;)

      Peter
       
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      If you are getting a honk, do you have a check engine light? Unless its CEL or battery (which has to be super low voltage) it should start.
       
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      I am new to this forum and have learned some great things reading this thread. I want to put the remote start on my explorer. If I understand right it is already programed and just needs unlocked. I checked and has the hood pin. I'm going to order keys soon but wanted to make sure my info was correct.
      Hood pin I have.
      Buy Oem keys. Do you have a recommended seller?
      I see some people bought a tool to use the forescan and change info on ids on there own. Is this what i would need. Then download forescan and hook up to vehicle and enable the RS
      Program keys and then test it correct.

      What scanner did everybody buy? I found one on Amazon and looks like it would work but just want to make sure I have everything correct first.
      Thanks all
       
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      So I'm late to adding the remote start option to my explorer.
      I have a 2011 XLT with 202A sync. It does have the hood switch.
      I don't have powerliftgate.
      If I read all this correctly, all I need to do is get a 4 button key as mentioned in my quote, cut, program the key to the vehicle (I have done this before on simple keys for the explorer) and then have the dealership enable the remote start option??? Seems pretty easy, thanks!

      Also, what is the cheapest place online to buy a four button key fob part #BB5Z-19G364-A?
       
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    7. jmr061

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      ***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.
       
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      I have a 2011 Ford Explorer with a ford bi-direction start that was added when we purchased it new...has 37,000 miles on it. We had to replace the battery in the remote start fob, now both key key fobs stopped working. Tried the on off 8 times, locks cycled but nothing. Remote start works and lockes, open door with manual lock ...Alarm warning to insert key. Also the keyless entry stoped too. Any ideas
       
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      When you say "keyless entry" I'm guessing that you are referring to the Securicode Pad and not the black rectangle on the door handle. Does that keypad light up when you swipe it? If so, are you able to or have you tried the using the locking sequence on it? I'm not familiar with all the steps involved in setting up the aftermarket remote start but you did say it works. I wonder if some other programming was involved in setting it up when it was added. If it was, I don't see how changing the battery in the fob would affect it. Did you try changing the battery in the other key?
      Please add the now 'Required' "Trim Level" (Base, XLT, etc.) to your profile so it appears in the margin. That can be useful info to have at times. Thank you.
       
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      Hey guys, finally added the remote start to our 2013! I enabled it through Forscan, ordered the new key, had the key cut and just finished programming it. I would like to add some clarification to the key programming process. I followed the Ford manual programming steps (insert one key, turn on, wait 3 sec, turn off, insert next key......etc) however I still had issues. I have the integrated key head/fob with the key exposed, not just the fob with hidden key. This is what I found pertaining to my keys:

      "Programming" the key is a loose term. Getting the new key to work with the car requires two steps: programming the key to the car, and programming the fob to the car. To program the key to the car I followed Ford's instructions (insert one key, turn on, wait 3 sec, turn off, insert next key......etc) and I did confirm that I did now have 3 Admin keys programmed via the Vehicle tab on the left IPC. However my fob would not work. I couldn't lock, unlock, panic, or remote start at all. I tried the programming sequence 3 times and it didn't make the fob work. Some googling revealed another process. Using an already programmed key put it in the ignition and cycle the ignition on and off rapidly for quite a few cycles until the door locks lock and then unlock. Then press the lock button on the fob for each key you want to program (I was only programming one new key so I only pressed it on that one key). The door locks cycled again one more time confirming the button press. Now all my fob buttons worked including remote start!

      Now my new 4 button key works 100%. It starts the car, locks and unlocks, panics, remote starts............but I have one problem. When I use the new key to start the car I get a yellow warning on the left IPC that says "Key could not be programmed. Press OK to continue". I press OK and the message goes away and everything is normal. I can drive with no problems at all, as if it is just fine. I don't understand why it is saying it couldn't be programmed when it is functioning perfectly. Any ideas on this? Is there a way to go in through Forscan and look at the keys programmed to the car and see whats going on?
       
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      The reason you had to go through two programming processes for the keys is because they are NOT OEM keys. They are aftermarket.
       
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      Is that why I'm getting the programming error?
       
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      Did you have any issues programming your aftermarket key?
       
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      my key is not aftermarket, it's OEM with a new blade
       
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      Does anyone know if there is a battery that can be replaced in the key FOB? If so, how do you pop it open? We've had the remote start key since 2013 and now it barely works to even open the door. I tried a quick search but nothing popped up. Thanks for any help.
       
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      If it's the IKT (real key + fob), it just pries apart. Unhook it from the keychain, stick a penny in the ridge between the top and bottom pieces, work it from the edge. I can't remember but there might even be a deeper indendtation on one side. The back will lift off if memory serves. It's just some sticky adhesive.
       
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      No adhesive or anything, will just pop apart, it's a CR2032 battery
       
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      Check page 64 of your Owner's Manual (4th print). Be careful not to clean off the grease.

      Peter
       
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      Yes.I am referring to the Securicode Pad...it does not light up ..it was not working before..was not sure it was related....The remote start is a Ford accessory part and has its own key fob....just seemed odd that both the OEM key fobs stopped when we replaced the battery in the remote start....when opening the door with the key..the alarm warning goes off and you have to start the vehicle. Does something need rebooted?
       
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      Check out this thread; MFT Master Reset versus pulling Fuse versus disconnecting Negative Battery Cable
      If it was between the 3 choices shown, I would think the best one would be the battery disconnect but be aware of what that will do if you decide to go that way. Since you will lose settings with the MFT reset anyway, you could try that first but I don't think the issue is related to the MFT/APIM. No one else seems to be jumping in here with their ideas so it's up to you whether to wait or try the suggestions in that link. Good luck.

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      Do you if there is a process to reprogram the key fob when adding the remote start?
       
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      Sorry, the only programming option I have read about is the one in the Manual. There is a thread on programming but it deals with Push Button Start. Programming remote start FOB w/ push button start

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      This might help, worked for mine:
      Using an already programmed key put it in the ignition and cycle the ignition on and off rapidly for quite a few cycles until the door locks lock and then unlock. Then press the lock button on the fob for each key you want to program (I was only programming one new key so I only pressed it on that one key). The door locks cycled again one more time confirming the button press. Now all my fob buttons worked including remote start!
       
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      Not sure if already asked/mentioned/answered in the 18 pages of posts here.
      I got the Remote start turned on for my Leased 2015 explorer XLT and have the 1 fob for it.
      Now I am turning in the 2015 and possibly buying a 2014 XLT. Can I reuse that Key or is it cut specifically for the 2015?
      TIA
       

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