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12-29-2012 05:56 PM
Grahamf hi sorry I never got around to getting a shop to look at it, but i noticed something strange:
Once in a while it will work perfectly fine. Then it won't work again after that.

Would the problem have the same solution, or could it mean something is loose and can just be fiddled with to fix it?

09-23-2011 08:57 AM
Grahamf Huh. it works when i have the key in the ignition.

Thanks; now I just have to get the local shop to reprogramm it.
09-22-2011 08:46 PM
Kipp the other option is that the bypass module (not sure how the oem ones are setup) may not be programmed any more. without reading the chip the starter may not engage (or will engage but just crank and not start. could also be a part of it is not hooked up or not workin properly. see if a local guy or shop can take a look at it.

if you wana test for the chip, put the key in the ignition (don't turn) and then try to remote start it. if it works then it's the bypass, if it still doesn't start then it's somethin else.
09-22-2011 07:57 PM
Grahamf Yeah I tried that, didn't help.

Additionally, I checked the manual; and couldn't find any reference to valet mode; tho that is the sequence to program a new remote.
09-22-2011 07:10 PM
DougRuss It may be in Valet Mode.
Do a Google Search ( Ford Factory remote start in Valet Mode ) and you might find the Sequence needed to take it out of Valet Mode?

Just an example of what I found...............

Service or valet mode is indicated with 6 beeps.

And to enter/exit valet mode, you turn the key on/off 3 times, starting and stopping in the off position, not starting the car. In other words, key in, 2 clicks forward, 2 clicks back, forward, back, forward, back.

09-22-2011 05:43 PM
Grahamf it looks kinda like these:
09-22-2011 05:28 PM
Grahamf Sorry, I thought I was in the right forum tho.

As to the brand of starter, it appears to be an OEM Ford starter; as the remote says Ford and general style closely matches my keyless entry remote. But I have no manual or anything for the starter to verify this.
09-22-2011 05:26 PM
whynotthinkwhynot Nice wagon BTW
09-22-2011 05:25 PM
whynotthinkwhynot Really you're in the wrong forum, but I'd hoped that someone would respond. We might need more information like the brand name of the remote starter, and so forth. I'm going to move the thread to Car Audio and Electronics where you should find people who can better answer your questions.

Moved to Car Audio and Electronics, thanks for posting!
09-22-2011 05:22 PM
Grahamf Hello? anyone?
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