- January 12, 2017
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- City, State
- Mount Pleasant, SC
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2015 Explorer XLT
After much fuss about cutting my 5 button keys at the dealer, I got my remote start activated today.
You can get the RMU (cell module for RS) and VSS (vehicle security system) for around $330 for both. It's $50 per year and it gets billed through SoinDance. It's the company that runs the service basically, but the cell service is off AT&T. If that makes sense. You just don't pay AT&T directly.Damn. Nice. How much is hardware to set that up? At&t charge a recurring monthly fee?
Start the car and do the programming.Blehhh, denied this time to even attempt to program with Forscan. Got an error message after hitting the play button that battery voltage is too low. Expected voltage is 11.6V but actual is 10.4V. Guess that would explain why I randomlly cannot start the car with the remote start.
So with the car off (no OBD hooked up) I opened the hood and hooked up a multimeter to the battery. It read 12.35V. Ughhh, what's going on?
OK. I read over the manual and it looks like you can change the battery pretty easy. Need to run the car, turn the a/c on. Then drive it a bit so it relearns everything. But there shouldn't be anything special or need to reset the BMS, correct?
If I take the battery to an auto parts store for them to test the battery it should fail, right?
I was under the impression you could only do it with key on, engine off. I'll give it a shot tomorrow night with car on.Start the car and do the programming.
I mean, don't complain if it passes.
BMS reset SHOULD be done with FORScan now that you have the tool. Otherwise it will reset if the car is left to sit undisturbed for I *think* 8 hours or so. It's been a while since I read the WSM. But since you have FORScan, just follow that service procedure to do it right.
Some things you can program while the vehicle is running. It will tell you to turn the engine off key on if it requires it.I was under the impression you could only do it with key on, engine off. I'll give it a shot tomorrow night with car on.
If we continue to have issues with remote start not working I'm going to assume it's the low battery voltage issue and just replace. Looks like $113 after promo code at Advance Auto for their Gold battery.
I've gone with that warning for more than 2 years on both of my previous vehicles. I just throw the trickle charger on it for 8-10 hours and it was good for another 3 weeks or so. Never failed to start though.Remote start did not work this morning. Got in car and couldn't start it with the key either. Just clicked. Battery power was too low to turn it over. Had to jump it. I was in the car a total of maybe 15mins yesterday trying to get the OB2 bluetooth working. No way that should have sucked so much juice that it wouldn't start the car. Guess the low battery warning was legit. Ordered a new one from Advance this morning and will put it in tonight.
Where did you see low batt warning? I've had problems having remote start work and according to the manual that was a likely culprit knowing what I know now. The low batt warning I saw for the first time and that was in FORScan. Does the car itself indicate low battery somewhere?I've gone with that warning for more than 2 years on both of my previous vehicles. I just throw the trickle charger on it for 8-10 hours and it was good for another 3 weeks or so. Never failed to start though.
Well, my wifes 3 month subscription when we bought the car expired and she has no plans to have Sirius anyway. So I guess it doesn't matter.Sirius Travel Link.
Yeah but occasionally they give it for free. Then you'd have traffic info on a route. It's locked out in the US because it's against the law to input text on devices in most areas. In other countries they don't have such restrictions nor do they have Sirius. You changed the region code to bypass the restriction.Well, my wifes 3 month subscription when we bought the car expired and she has no plans to have Sirius anyway. So I guess it doesn't matter.
But I would like to know why nav in motion is tied to Sirius Travel Link? What does one have to do with the other?
A message is displayed on the MFT screen, usually on shutdown. http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...aver-message-on-shutdown.397375/#post-3228267Where did you see low batt warning? I've had problems having remote start work and according to the manual that was a likely culprit knowing what I know now. The low batt warning I saw for the first time and that was in FORScan. Does the car itself indicate low battery somewhere?
It won't work on the 14. I've tried.Good to know. Thanks Exploder82. I think my wife primarily uses Waze anyway so really this whole nav thing is moot.
I'm reading over teh New Forscan Update thread. I'm interested in Global Close/Open. It looks like a guy with a '16 got it working but I can't find confirmation that it would work in a '14. Has anyone had success?