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Old 01-09-2009, 08:26 AM   #1
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I am looking to get a remote starter for my car. A couple quesions for those who have gotten them. First off I got the "Safety and Security" package with my car. In the manual it says you need to get a Ford installed remote starter due to the security system in the car. Does anyone know if this is true? I have gotten mixed results asking around.

Second quesion is which starter to go with and where to get it installed. I went to Best Buy yesterday and they told me it would be around $350 for the setup. They had several models of starters to choose from and I did not know the difference between them.

Any thoughts would be helpful.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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Make sure you go to a pro to do this. These cars have so many electronic switches and dodads thru the ignition, an amateur could really mess it up.

My cousin tried to have one installed on his conversion van last year and they f**ked it up. They had his van towed to a garage and said sue us.
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Backup beepers? Cameras? Sand in the trunk? and now remote starts?

Here, cut this out and place it in your back window.

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Old 01-09-2009, 11:08 AM   #4
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Backup beepers? Cameras? Sand in the trunk? and now remote starts?

Here, cut this out and place it in your back window.

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LOL, Its a brand new car....I have alot of questions. Plus I trust you guys alot more than the 16 year olds working at best buy.
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i have the safety and security package with the ford installed remote and i have had no problems.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:32 AM   #7
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i have the safety and security package with the ford installed remote and i have had no problems.
Who did your install and did you have to buy anything extra? Someone I was talking to mentioned I needed some kind of bypass switch to get around the security system.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:25 PM   #8
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You can install a remote start on any car even with the Safety and Security option. Asian wolf.com has the best prices I've seen. I did a remote install on my own car. It wasn't to bad and you could probably do it yourself. I installed one of these on my previous car (Lincoln LS) now that was a nightmare. You guys think these cars have to many elctronics? You haven't a clue. The Mustang installation will take a novice probably an afternoon. OP if you decide to try and run into problems, PM me. Don't use any switches to bypass the secruity stuff. You will need a separate module to remember your key code. I'd have to look it back up but I believe out cars take a directed electronics SW555s.

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Old 01-10-2009, 09:52 AM   #9
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You can install a remote start on any car even with the Safety and Security option. Asian wolf.com has the best prices I've seen. I did a remote install on my own car. It wasn't to bad and you could probably do it yourself. I installed one of these on my previous car (Lincoln LS) now that was a nightmare. You guys think these cars have to many elctronics? You haven't a clue. The Mustang installation will take a novice probably an afternoon. OP if you decide to try and run into problems, PM me. Don't use any switches to bypass the secruity stuff. You will need a separate module to remember your key code. I'd have to look it back up but I believe out cars take a directed electronics SW555s.
Uh, yes, I do have a clue. The electronics are abundant and
judging from the OPs previous posts I would not recommend
him to install it himself in "an afternoon".
I know to avoid Best Buy and Circuit City for electronic installs.
I have fixed way too many untrained youngsters botched installs.
The seperate "module" to remember the PATS key code
makes you stang just that more vulnerable to theft.
I would have Ford install one of their OEM starters for complete
non PATS compromising system compatability and correct OEM
operation.
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157 I think you took me the wrong way. I know you know the electronics in these cars way better than me or most on this forum from you posts. My point was, people should not be scared to try things because I myself am a novice but the Mustang was considerable simplier to install my remote start on. Of course it depends what your remote starter is capable of and what features you want to allow it to control. I know you know this so that last bit was for others out there.
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On second thought. Some people should be very afraid. BTW, 157 thanks for the electrical connections link. Wish I had had that before.
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Who did your install and did you have to buy anything extra? Someone I was talking to mentioned I needed some kind of bypass switch to get around the security system.
I have an appointment to get an alarm and remote starter installed on my stang in two weeks. This guy I talked to told me the same thing. He would need to get a bypass module from Ford and it will cost ~$85. I don't even have the active security system either. It's because the keys have a chip in them that the ignition must recognize before it will let the car start.

Definitely avoid Best Buy or any other place like that. Take it to a professional shop that specifically installs alarm systems. Call some dealerships and ask who they send cars to for aftermarket installs. The guy that is installing my alarm is supposedly the best in my area. I had to book an appointment 3 weeks in advance because he is always busy. A few of the local car dealerships even send cars to him for installs. He did an install from my moms car and all of the wiring is completely hidden. It looks 100% factory. Definitely ask around your area and try and find the best place. Wiring on a modern car is not something to mess around with. The last thing you want is a hack job.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:04 PM   #13
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I am getting a remote start installed in about 3 weeks. I wouldn't trust anything but the Ford one installed by my dealer. Yes I have one of the good dealers.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:26 PM   #14
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dont go 2 a store like best buy or circuit city they are terrible...there is a shop at the end of my street that does car audio and i see some of there work come in 2 get fixed and it cracks me up...go 2 a car audio and alarm specialist...
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stay away from prestige stick to viper..I made the mistake of getting a crappy prestige 2 way autostart, half the time it doesn't even work.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:06 PM   #16
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I've got the Viper 5701 alarm... its definately a nice system and the remote looks like a factory keyless entry remote. Only pitfall is that I had to change out the battery in the remote after 4 months
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This link shows which bypass modules will work. IB-F3 is the best for this application. They are not a Ford part. Omega Research (Excalibur alarms, K-9 Security, etc) makes them for Viper and everyone else because they hold the patents. Do NOT do the install yourself unless you've done this professionally.

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If you still need system recommendations, let us know.
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I have an autopage alarm. No problems whatsoever.
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From everything that I have read and been told, it would be a better idea to go to the Ford dealership for your remote start. Ford will even cover it in the manufacturers warranty in most cases.
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i went with compstar alram and remote start it works great its the only one made for a 5spd
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