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View Poll Results: Which Remote Start should I chose?
Ford OEM Remote Start. 10 62.50%
Viper Remote Start. 6 37.50%
Another aftermarket Remote Start. (Please state) 0 0%
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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011 Thread Starter
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Ford Remote Start or Aftermarket?

I just wanted to get opinions on Ford's remote start system. Is it worth the money or should I just get an aftermarket remote start system by Viper or another aftermarket system. I am concerned about the range and I know the aftermarket Viper's are good for a mile plus now they work with Smartphones. My only concern is if my Ford dealership would install the aftermarket system for me or I would have to find a 3rd party to do it? Thanks.


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I was told by more than one ford salesman that Ford's factory remote start sucks and they recommended aftermarket

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If you install aftermarket, make sure it has the lockout for the clutch. One guy had an aftermarket auto starter installed in a manual car, started it and watched the car go over the curb, through a fence and into a pond!

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Get Aftermarket.. i got mine with factory remot start and it does work, but car shuts off when you open the door. a place near me installed the Clifford Smart Start for me, total cost $300. car stays running when i open door, and i could start from anywhere using my Iphone..

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First off that video just made my day hahahaha.... second I have the ford remote start, its OK.... not bad but could def be better, just make sure if you have a manual it has a clutchlock like dewracer said, that would suck if it rolled away on you hahaha. Mine is ok, for when Im at work and wanna start my car from a distance its ok cause its never that far away... but for when you are far away, and if you are constantly, id say go aftermarket.

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Thanks guys, think I would go with the Viper after what I heard. I do not have to worry about my Mustang rolling into a lake since I buying mine with an Automatic.

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Remote start info

I purchased the remote start for my 2011 V6 and was very surprised to find out that when you remote started the car it would stall as soon as you opened the door. I did some research and found a site that had directions for reprogramming the remote start module so that the car will continue to run, even if you open the door. It took about 5 minutes and will be easier for 2 people. As for range, I can start the car from inside the house with-out opening the door. You can't start the car from your phone so the Viper might be better that way. If anyone is interested in the directions, I can post them or email if preferred. Good luck, DL
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I purchased the remote start for my 2011 V6 and was very surprised to find out that when you remote started the car it would stall as soon as you opened the door. I did some research and found a site that had directions for reprogramming the remote start module so that the car will continue to run, even if you open the door. It took about 5 minutes and will be easier for 2 people. As for range, I can start the car from inside the house with-out opening the door. You can't start the car from your phone so the Viper might be better that way. If anyone is interested in the directions, I can post them or email if preferred. Good luck, DL
Thanks for posting, you should share that data with these forums since I know a lot of people here would like that. Still I would chose the Viper system since it can start the car from up to 1 mile away with just the Fob.

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I had a Viper system but had to have it removed cause it was screwing up my car and throwing error codes/CEL. Which sucked, cause the system was pretty cool. The remote start was super useful, and I imagine I would have loved it once summer rolled around.
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Thanks for posting, you should share that data with these forums since I know a lot of people here would like that. Still I would chose the Viper system since it can start the car from up to 1 mile away with just the Fob.
I went with the factory system...mostly cause I special ordered the car so it was built with it. I am not too big on 3rd party companies touching my cars to do anything.....but thats my personal prefernce. Plus the money it cost for the remote start is built into my loan so I dont see the cost all up front (although its not that much).

LIke a previous poster said, you can change the remote start settings so that it doesnt shut off when you open the door but when you apply your foot to the brake. It doesnt bother me that it shuts off when the car door opens....it will jsut be nice in those summer months to have the A/C running to cool the car before I get in....especially with leather. :smilie

Also...not sure if you know, but the factory OEM remote start comes on a seperate fob. It isnt built into the key with the door locks and truck release.

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I have the Factory Remote Start, as it came from the factory, it would shut up when the door was opened. But is a simple process to by pass so it wont shut off. Here is the thread.
https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...art-v6-v8.html

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