My dealership has a third party company come and do it. Even though they said they have a couple of techs trained in it that work for them, they said this company they use, that specializes in remote start and alarm system installation, has expertise and they have never seen them encounter anything they couldn't deal with which is why they use them.How else do they get installed?
Dropping mine off tonight as well. Install is tomorrow. Picking it up tommorow evening or Sat morning. Will let everyone know if there were any issues.Taking mine in today to have the remote start installed. Keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't screw up anything.
I was mainly thinking about the thread for the person about the "shadetree mechanic" that was putting a 2011 remote start on their 2012 and the car wouldn't start afterwards.I don't understand why everyone is afraid of getting the remote start installation done. Is there some rumor about someone having a problem after install? If so what?
I think this is because Ford lets the car run even if the key isn't in the car. Notice how you can start the car, and then get out of it and the car still runs? Likely this means that if the car didn't shut off, someone could break the window of your car, open the door, and drive away with it.I got the dealer installed remote start on my Titanium and my dealer did the work in May. It works as intended. The big irritation is that with IA, when you remote start, once you get in the car, you have to turn off the engine and then restart. Old May thread:
I just got a 2012 Titanium and after remote starting, I get in with engine still running, press brake and the start button (normal push button start process) ....the engine shuts off. Bah! Pressing just the push button or just the brake shut engine off also. The remote start manual says, for safety reasons, certain actions will shut off the engine, such as opening the hatch... or pressing the brake.
So, based on the current behavior, it would always have the engine shut off, then have be re-started. Seems stupid. The dealer service manager (nicely) indicated 'this is the way it is' but is looking into any workarounds (such as disabling the Mykey feature) Hmm, you should not have to disable a feature for the remote start to work properly. Either way, it does not appear Ford thought through the remote start in combination with the "Intelligent Access Push button Start." Actually, I have never had remote start. Maybe this is common??
On my break. I didn't think I would be able to reply.Thanks Guimpy
Hope all goes well,then I will take mine there.