- October 29, 2000
- Reaction score
- Detroit, MI
- City, State
- Detroit, MI
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2018 Ford Explorer XLT
The answer should be yes but if you want to verify contact Nate @ Fairway Ford. It's been awhile since I have dealt with him but if he is still around he will answer your questions. JS7Z-19A361-A 2018 Ford OEM Ford Security System w/ Remote Start uses Factory Flip Key | Fairway Ford Parts. Remote start needs to be properly enabled for proper operation.
As for where I mounted the VSS. I chose that location for several reasons. Its a solid metal mounting area and I secured it extremely tight with ties however small bolts would have been better. That area carries vibrations well for shock sensing and where it was located I could use a small but long screwdriver to adjust the shock sensitivity without taking anything apart.
That looks like a very good location!
I already enabled the BCM and IPC settings for remote start and can see the climate settings. I have the manual HVAC system but enabled Auto climate for remote start as well as the rear defroster. I am hoping that during a remote start in the winter, that it will, automatically turn on the defroster and mirror heaters but not during spring or summer. Obviously because I have the manual hvac I am not expecting it to change those settings. I am just waiting for the VSS to arrive.