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Old 08-29-2013, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by dawoodsman View Post
Left work today and tried the remote start--clear line of site to the truck, but it was some distance away--and it only honked once. Too far away to tell if it started. So I walk a bit more and hit it again. Only honks once. Get close to the truck, try it again, only honks once, engine is not running, and it won't start running.

Starts up fine when I get inside. Get home, step out, give it 30 seconds or so, and while standing right next to the truck, it starts up fine when I hit remote.

I was hitting remote twice as directed each and every time.

Any ideas what is up with this? I was hoping I could pop the window in the winter and start my truck from the office before heading out, but that doesn't look good now. Makes it moot if I have to walk close to the truck before it will work. Hope the heated seats warm up in a hurry--if they don't that wasn't worth the money either! At least I am not that far from the truck at home, hopefully it will work there without having to walking within 20 yard of it.
Originally Posted by KJ48 View Post
It will usually say on the EVIC why the remote was disabled.

If a door is not shut all the way it wont start and beep once, if the hood is open it wont start (the switch on the hood has been known to cause problems), if its low on fuel it wont start, if there is any kind of CEL it wont start etc.

It does take a certain timimg on the twice-press to get it to work, if I dont hear anything on the 2nd press the third press usually does it, Just have to be careful because if the remote start sequence begins another press cancels it. I think if you start it and cancel it twice it wont let you remote start ir any more, you have to start it regularly to reset it.

I start it regularly from 800-1000'' away line of sight so it has decent range. But like anything else these days it has many safety features that can stop it from working.

What KJ48 said. Plus on my 2010 the printed contacts on my FOB's circuit board got so worn it gave me range issues. But if your getting one beep of the horn, its most likely one of the conditions not being met. (see pic below)
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