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Old 10-27-2010, 11:18 AM
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thinking about ordering the remote start for my 2011 gt im about to order, should i get it? ive heard some good and bad stuff about it.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:53 AM
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If u do u need to have it installed correctly. There was a guy on this forum that had his mustang in the dealership for a routine maintence and when he went to pick it up it was in the pond. I believe it was a manual and the mechanic thought he had pressed the lock button and it infact started the car and then without realizing it drove itself into the rentention pond. I think he had the car in gear and did not have the emergency brake pulled. With the correct install u should only be able to start the car with the ebrake pulled but this guy had it so u didnt have to have ebrake pulled. Long story short the guy tried to get a new car out of the deal but since he incorrectly installed the push button mod he DID NOT.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:56 AM
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What outceltj said above...
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:59 AM
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Are you talking about Ford's own system or aftermarket? Ford's is with AT only.

Personally, I question the value to risk factor on any of these. Especially on aftermarket systems set up on manual transmission cars. You can always just leave the windows cracked a fraction of an inch . . .

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Old 10-27-2010, 12:03 PM
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I've got a remote started on my 4.0 - The Clifford 590.2x (youtube it, pretty cool) - Works like a charm, paired that up w/ a Proximity sensor as well (car got keyed back to front) - Had no issues at all. The install took a good 5 hours though. Can you be a bit more specific? Is this the Factory Remote Starter or an After Market one?
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:11 PM
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yea im talking bout the factory (ford) oh and im also getting it automatic, i thought its a good deal since its only $300 extra
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:12 PM
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The aftermarket remote start ended up in the lake.
Ford did not honor the damage claim since it was
improperly installed on a manual tranny stang...
Like handing a kid a loaded gun and hoping he does
not injure himself or others (someone could have
been standing in front of the driverless stang,
soon to be a boat then a submarine).
The neutral position switch and the hand brake switch
inputs had been by-passed by the owner/installer.
It worked fine for the owner/installer who knew how to
'properly activate it' but the stealership didnt know
the 'proper procedure' and it ended up in the lake
across the street from the dealership sans driver...

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Old 10-27-2010, 04:57 PM
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i had a viper remote/alarm on my 99 auto. had the analog display pager, worked great for 4 years, worth the money!
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:07 PM
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I have an Autopage remote start and works great. And it was correctly installed. You have to have the car in neutral and parking brake up to engage and then you pull the key out and it will keep the car running until you get out and close the driver door and the engine will shut off.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:52 AM
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$300 for the Remote Start on an Auto is a pretty decent price.

just be aware it isn't a "factory" item. Ford typically uses a Code Alarm remote start. Decent brand, but it requires you to use a 2nd tiny little remote ontop of the normal 4 button remote that all cars come with. so it would be kinda annoying IMO to carry 2 remote fobs.

I would instead visit a Audio Shop and have them install a whole new alarm system and remote start. Be $500 or less for the whole setup. Then you get a much more functional setup with a longer range. The OEM Ford remotes have a ****ty range

edit: And getting a Remote Start on a stick is just stupid
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