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Old 11-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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How hard would it be?

How hard would it be to install a remote start on an 11+?
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How hard would it be to install a remote start on an 11+?
I have the same question
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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We do them at my job there pretty complicated i don't touch them lol they have there own computer and stuff an have to bypass a punch of things I guess
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We do them at my job there pretty complicated i don't touch them lol they have there own computer and stuff an have to bypass a punch of things I guess
Oh so I should get it professionally done?

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We do them at my job there pretty complicated i don't touch them lol they have there own computer and stuff an have to bypass a punch of things I guess
How much do you charge so I have an idea how much it goes for
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I did a bunch of research on this a while back because I always put a viper or equivalent alarm in my cars. I had my first car ever broken into and whoever attempted to Hotwire it. If it hasn't been for the starter disable it would have been gone for sure.

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Long story short, people are having trouble finding accurate and up to date information on the wiring schematic of the new mustangs. I know for a fact that there are new stangs with alarms so the info is out there somewhere. Basically, almost everything will wire to the junction box in the passenger kick panel. You will need to tap into multiple wires and be confidant in doing so. The install is not an easy task but doable if your wire savy, have the tools, time, and patience. I found a video of a mustang install I will try to find again for you to look at. It took the pro's like 5 hours I think so it would be an all day job for sure. If you decide that it's not worth the hassle then I would expect to pay near 200 for a pro install. Be sure to do your research tho, if u call a place and they are like "yea, we can do your mustang or any car" then they haven't done the research, PASS.

I'll look for that video for ya.
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It depends on what kind of starter if it is a two way or not but we charge around 100 to 150 bucks Iam pretty sure If ur going to get one make sure it is a two cause it will send a signal back to the remote so u know it started or not
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I did a bunch of research on this a while back because I always put a viper or equivalent alarm in my cars. I had my first car ever broken into and whoever attempted to Hotwire it. If it hasn't been for the starter disable it would have been gone for sure.

Back on topic......

Long story short, people are having trouble finding accurate and up to date information on the wiring schematic of the new mustangs. I know for a fact that there are new stangs with alarms so the info is out there somewhere. Basically, almost everything will wire to the junction box in the passenger kick panel. You will need to tap into multiple wires and be confidant in doing so. The install is not an easy task but doable if your wire savy, have the tools, time, and patience. I found a video of a mustang install I will try to find again for you to look at. It took the pro's like 5 hours I think so it would be an all day job for sure. If you decide that it's not worth the hassle then I would expect to pay near 200 for a pro install. Be sure to do your research tho, if u call a place and they are like "yea, we can do your mustang or any car" then they haven't done the research, PASS.

I'll look for that video for ya.
Good luck
Copy and paste this into your web browser for the factory wiring schematics (and repair manuals):

C:\Ford\Mustang\Service Manuals\Ford Service Manuals_grounds - Wiring Diagrams.mht
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this is not the video but it is still a good one. the install is on a 2008 mustang but if you watch this it will give you a good idea of what to expect. I would also highly recommend the posi-tap connectors as you could install/uninstall without having to hack up your wiring harness. I have used posi-lock (maker of posi-tap) products manny times for a number of applications and have had great luck with them, just use some electrical tape on the barrels to ensure you have no issues years down the line.

here is a link for the video:

and one for posi-lock: Posi-Tap- No Crimp Tap
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This will void your warranty fyi
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This will void your warranty fyi
Unless it's a remote starter from ford removed from another ford vehicle, then installed on our mustangs lol
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This will void your warranty fyi
Seriously?!?! Why?!
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Seriously?!?! Why?!
First of all, if it's not a ford product then that's why, second is because a remote starter has to bypass a few safety protocols to start the car without the key or drive in the car, and thirdly because ford are dicks and want you to buy their stuff only and install it by them only lol

You can buy a remote starter that came off a ford vehicle and have ford install it and ur warranty will be intact.
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How hard would it be to install a remote start on an 11+?
All new cars should come standard with remote start in my opinion it's complicated but I paid total of about 700 for all the bells an whistles (sensors)
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First of all, if it's not a ford product then that's why, second is because a remote starter has to bypass a few safety protocols to start the car without the key or drive in the car, and thirdly because ford are dicks and want you to buy their stuff only and install it by them only lol

You can buy a remote starter that came off a ford vehicle and have ford install it and ur warranty will be intact.
Wait so it will void the whole power terrain warranty? That's just ridiculous!!!
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All new cars should come standard with remote start in my opinion it's complicated but I paid total of about 700 for all the bells an whistles (sensors)
Lol what's your reasoning for this?
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Lol what's your reasoning for this?
Have to agree with lowflyn on this one. Ford isn't able to just pass the expense on to their customers, plus you'd throw a lot of aftermarket makers out the window.
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Google the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Federal law says that they cannot void the warranty unless the aftermarket part is directly responsible for the failure.
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Google the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Federal law says that they cannot void the warranty unless the aftermarket part is directly responsible for the failure.
Yea I've used that when I get my car serviced ford wanted to void my warranty for my headers, xpipe, and Cai
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Google the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Federal law says that they cannot void the warranty unless the aftermarket part is directly responsible for the failure.
Cutting the main computer harness tends to affect most parts of a car
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Cutting the main computer harness tends to affect most parts of a car
That may be but, according to federal law, unless they can prove it was the cause of your problem, the warranty stays intact.
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That may be but, according to federal law, unless they can prove it was the cause of your problem, the warranty stays intact.
Lol but then again that's why fords lawyers get paid millions to be on retainer and **** us over. It's really easy them to come up with a reason for ur simple mod to **** up ur whole car, trust me I've seen it done to my brother and they tried to do it with me if it wasnt for me having legit mechanics as friends to be in court with me explaining that fords reasonings are invalid and why when I was fighting ford and a very good lawyer...
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Why in world would you sue them? There is an arbitration process that would not have cost you anything.
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Why in world would you sue them? There is an arbitration process that would not have cost you anything.
Because they tried voiding my warranty, I did not sue them I only took them to court when they voided my warranty and came up with a BS excuse for doing it, so I called up a lawyer that does this kind of work and had my friend that's the head mechanic at my local Audi shop and a mother friend that works at another ford dealership to come so they can prove that what I did had NOTHING to do with my engine clicking and my control arms squeaking. I won and now they don't tell me ****! When I take my car to get serviced. And they fixed the clicking problem and replaced both control arms! Free of charge and have me a oil change and free detail for my inconvenience! That's how I get **** done
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I'm selling a FORD remote start if you are interested, it won't void your warranty if you have it installed at your dealership. Check the parts forum for more info!
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