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Old December 2nd, 2013, 04:46 PM   #61
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Not to get off subject, but does anyone know if I can buy a replacement key fob? I bought my truck a year ago and was in a rush to get to the guys bank that day before it closed to get lein off and he forgot extra keys with remote start fob on them. He said he would ship them so I figured no big deal. We'll that was a year ago and after a lot of texting and calling I still don't have one. I haven't really checked into it just wondering if it is possible or will I be buying a whole new unit?
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 05:46 PM   #62
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and i do. I figured something wasnt right with the $129 price but 300 is not in my budget to get it done ither. Zombh8r want to make some extra money lol?
Sorry I'm out of the game. Too old and fat to be crawling around under dash's any more You may be kind of stuck. Without doing it yourself your going to have a hard time finding a reputable place to do it for less than those quotes. You will see that mickey shorr price come down to $99.99 here in a week or two. They run that "special" most winters but by the time you get your bypass and whatever else they can think of it'll shoot back up to that $200 range. With the damage that can be done with an improper installation I would wait until I could pay a better shop to do it.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 05:49 PM   #63
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Not to get off subject, but does anyone know if I can buy a replacement key fob? I bought my truck a year ago and was in a rush to get to the guys bank that day before it closed to get lein off and he forgot extra keys with remote start fob on them. He said he would ship them so I figured no big deal. We'll that was a year ago and after a lot of texting and calling I still don't have one. I haven't really checked into it just wondering if it is possible or will I be buying a whole new unit?
You can get a remote. You will need to find out what brand and model your unit is first.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 06:40 PM   #64
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I don't need a bypass if I can start my car with just a metal key right. I don't think my car key has a transponder in it.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 07:11 PM   #65
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I don't need a bypass if I can start my car with just a metal key right. I don't think my car key has a transponder in it.
Actually passlock 1(resistor) and passkey III(transponder) have it in the key but I think you will probably have Passlock II in the Vibe. Nothing in the key but it reads resistance as you turn the key. So you still need a bypass unless you want to permenantly bypass that security feature (which most shops wont do).
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 07:55 PM   #66
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Ok. A few people I found on vibe forums insalled a remote starter on theirs and didn't buy any bypass and said all was good. Too many different ideas lol. Where could I find a place to just buy the parts to do it myself and how much beer would it take to be a Foreman to help during install lol
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 09:03 PM   #67
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Ok. A few people I found on vibe forums insalled a remote starter on theirs and didn't buy any bypass and said all was good. Too many different ideas lol. Where could I find a place to just buy the parts to do it myself and how much beer would it take to be a Foreman to help during install lol
If you can track down the parts I will come give you a hand(no charge). But I dont know how soon I could do it between the holidays and all the overtime.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 06:06 AM   #68
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Your putting it in an 09? Check to see how much the factory one costs. I added one to my wife's 08 Patriot a few years ago. It was more or less plug and play, with the addition of adding the hood safety switch and tapping in to one of the coil pack wires. Took about an hour and a half to install, most of the time was taking the dash and steering column apart, pretty easy.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:16 AM   #69
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Im actually going to be putting one in a 99 grand tomorrow. After the transponder bypass, extra key, data bus interface, and the unit itself, parts are about $100. This is a DEI unit with two 1-way remotes.
I just looked up the 2009 Vue and it looks like will require a data bus module. The ignition is cranked via the bcm. A DB-ALL module should be able to crank and also operate the door locks as well. All though the data lines. The modules list for $129 but are going between $40-60 online. I'm sure Micky shores didn't include that in their quote. Expect an hour of added labor and probably retail price for that there.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:18 AM   #70
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whatever you do, don't get the ford factory remote start. You can start the car, but then if you unlock the car it turns off. Or if you open the hatch to load the groceries it turns off. Real handy little tool.....yeah
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:26 AM   #71
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Dylan where are you looking for the remote starters at?
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Old December 4th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #72
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Thanks everyone for the help. Found a local place that does installs in greenville. A lot more then i wanted to spend but as i said want it done right! Thanks again
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Old December 4th, 2013, 02:47 PM   #73
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whatever you do, don't get the ford factory remote start. You can start the car, but then if you unlock the car it turns off. Or if you open the hatch to load the groceries it turns off. Real handy little tool.....yeah
For real? I have never had any of those issues what so ever. Maybe a bad install. My factory remote start on my Fiesta is great. I had only one issue and it was because whomever installed it didn't do a good job wiring it up and it just pretty much quit.
I had a dealership under warranty redo the bad install and it works like a charm. Love the fact that my rear defrost kicks on too.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 02:59 PM   #74
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For real? I have never had any of those issues what so ever. Maybe a bad install. My factory remote start on my Fiesta is great. I had only one issue and it was because whomever installed it didn't do a good job wiring it up and it just pretty much quit.
I had a dealership under warranty redo the bad install and it works like a charm. Love the fact that my rear defrost kicks on too.
For real?

She has called the dealer multiple times and they told her it was supposed to be that way......WTF?

Of course now the car has 37,000 miles on it.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #75
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Thanks everyone for the help. Found a local place that does installs in greenville. A lot more then i wanted to spend but as i said want it done right! Thanks again
If you're in the general GR area, this is the only guy I would trust to do the install on my car. He has good prices and is right off the highway.

http://www.kbcustomstint.com/
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Old December 5th, 2013, 08:20 PM   #76
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For real? I have never had any of those issues what so ever. Maybe a bad install. My factory remote start on my Fiesta is great. I had only one issue and it was because whomever installed it didn't do a good job wiring it up and it just pretty much quit.
I had a dealership under warranty redo the bad install and it works like a charm. Love the fact that my rear defrost kicks on too.
Wife called trail rail. Sounds like it's just a my key program change they can make for us
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Old December 5th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #77
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I was going to say, my car doesn't shut off when opening the door after being started with the remote
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Old December 5th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #78
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I was going to say, my car doesn't shut off when opening the door after being started with the remote
It's annoying as hell. luckily DJ said he can fix her up
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Old December 5th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #79
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No what's annoying as he'll is the car honking twice when you get out when it's running with the key fob in your pocket...that shit drives me up a wall
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