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01-01-2017 08:02 PM
Aychdot I understand your concern, but it does work great when your remote can't reach the car.
01-01-2017 07:48 PM
zehkaiser
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Originally Posted by Aychdot View Post
The installing dealer loses access to your system after midnight on the day of installation or after you register it, whichever one comes first.
I meant just in general. If my car is on the internet then someone can compromise the servers that run the app. Then they can locate my car and unlock it. I understand the chances of that are minimal, but I would rather not worry about it. I mean, just look at what a couple of guys were able to do with Jeeps.

https://www.wired.com/2015/07/hacker...-jeep-highway/
01-01-2017 07:45 PM
Aychdot
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Originally Posted by zehkaiser View Post
While that is a pretty cool looking system, I'm not sure I want anyone having internet access to my car. Also, paying a monthly fee doesn't appeal to me.
The installing dealer loses access to your system after midnight on the day of installation or after you register it, whichever one comes first.
01-01-2017 06:33 PM
zehkaiser While that is a pretty cool looking system, I'm not sure I want anyone having internet access to my car. Also, paying a monthly fee doesn't appeal to me.
01-01-2017 01:45 PM
Aychdot I added a Drone Mobile 3400 to mine for Christmas. Starts, Stops, Locks, Unlocks, and pops trunk from your Smartphone. Had to re-flash the old idatalink module to get it to work though. If you get the premium plan you can get GPS tracking and other things. WELL RECOMMENDED!

DroneMobile | Smartphone Remote Start, Security, & Tracking System
12-27-2016 05:41 PM
zehkaiser Well, I called the support line and they got me straightened out. Here's what you should know:
Flash by Vehicle.
Device type is RF Kit and Converter.
Installation Mode is Compustar RF Kit and the only device listed (DT-100 or something like that).
Firmware is RS-FM4.
Download the install guide provided on the final screen and use that for the wiring diagram and module programming routine.
12-25-2016 08:28 AM
zehkaiser Merry Christmas, everyone. I went out last night and installed the module, but I can't get it programmed correctly. What options do I select on the website? I installed the firmware mentioned in this thread, but it won't start the car.
10-12-2013 04:58 PM
suss6052
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I'm gonna miss the remote starter I have on my current car (that's for sale, awaiting the delivery of my Focus!) It's aftermarket, had it for years. Used it in hot or cold weather. In fact that's almost exclusively the only way I'd start my car. Even on a nice day I'd start it while walking up to it. Gives it a couple seconds extra to idle and get the oil flowing.

I'm a little concerned about potential warranty issues with aftermarket remote start, though. And the Ford remote start won't work with the manual transmission!
The Ford remote start won't work on a manual because they don't want the liability of someone remote starting the car and it potentially rolling away/ hitting something or some one, especially if it was left in gear with the hand brake off, it could potentially lurch forward or backwards before potentially stalling.

They make aftermarket starters for manuals, but you have to have the neutral safety switch and hand brake sensor wired up, as well as going through a complex procedure on shut down to make sure it's safe to remote start or they won't work, that is unless you go down the path of bypassing the safety features and creating further headaches down the line.
10-12-2013 04:30 PM
TehMark Well I have mine installed but am having the same problem with it not turning off when i hold it again. Must be an option to configure.
10-12-2013 09:06 AM
Romans5.8 I'm gonna miss the remote starter I have on my current car (that's for sale, awaiting the delivery of my Focus!) It's aftermarket, had it for years. Used it in hot or cold weather. In fact that's almost exclusively the only way I'd start my car. Even on a nice day I'd start it while walking up to it. Gives it a couple seconds extra to idle and get the oil flowing.

I'm a little concerned about potential warranty issues with aftermarket remote start, though. And the Ford remote start won't work with the manual transmission!
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