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is it possible to set up a remote starter on my LX...it doesnt have anything else remote though

if yes where could i get a kit to do it and is it hard to do yourself
 

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If you have an automatic transmission there are many remote start kits available, including a rather expensive one from Ford. If you have an manual transmission it is not recommended at all, but is possible if you want to ignore safety considerations.

The installation is quite tedious and involved on most vehicles, if it is done right, as it requires identifying and splicing into quite a few wires in the harness, adding a safety switch so that it will not operate with the hood open, adding some sort of PATS bypass to defeat the security chip in the key (typically means accessing the ignition switch area to add a small "antenna" to provide the code from a spare key), etc.

Before attempting to do it yourself I would strongly recommend that you get a copy of the installation instructions and see what you're getting yourself into.
 

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that sounds complicated....and i dont feel like buying another spare key for a hundred bucks....ford is homosexual
 

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i probably wont go with any since i need a new spare and i refuse to pay 100 bucks for a key....i mean common its a ford not a benz or beamer
 

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i probably wont go with any since i need a new spare and i refuse to pay 100 bucks for a key....i mean common its a ford not a benz or beamer
Not with the newer viper systems. you don't need an extra key. On my car I do have an extra key for the system but for my explorer I don't.
 

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> i probably wont go with any since i need a new spare and i refuse to pay 100 bucks for a key....i mean common its a ford not a benz or beamer


If you still have your two original keys, you don't have to pay ford $100. Ford will sell you a key for less than $25, or you can get one on ebay much cheaper. You can then program the new key yourself, using your two existing keys.

If you have lost one of the keys, then you have a problem and need to pay Ford or one of the select locksmiths that have the programming tool.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000...y-Program_W0QQitemZ370102447400QQcmdZViewItem

I have no experience with the above e-bay vendor and only show it as an example of what's available.
 

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> i probably wont go with any since i need a new spare and i refuse to pay 100 bucks for a key....i mean common its a ford not a benz or beamer


If you still have your two original keys, you don't have to pay ford $100. Ford will sell you a key for less than $25, or you can get one on ebay much cheaper. You can then program the new key yourself, using your two existing keys.

If you have lost one of the keys, then you have a problem and need to pay Ford or one of the select locksmiths that have the programming tool.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000...y-Program_W0QQitemZ370102447400QQcmdZViewItem

I have no experience with the above e-bay vendor and only show it as an example of what's available.


oh snap....i didnt know that i could program it my self...i do have two keys

but how do i program it ?
 

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Its a pretty easy process... at least for my 08 focus and previous f150s. It should be located in your owners manual or just search online.
 
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