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2012 f150 remote start problems

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:25 pm
by Rebelcowboy50
I bought the antenna from tasca and a cheap key from ebay. I turned everything on using forscan,programmed the new key to the pats system, and programmed the buttons. Problem is that the key will remote start the truck by just pressing the start button one time by itself. The truck will not turn off with the remote start button either. I can get the key and press the x2 button once and the truck locks,honks horn and starts. Pressing the x2 button to kill it just locks the door. Is this a problem with the cheap key i bought?

Re: 2012 f150 remote start problems

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:54 pm
by rocxylemmon
just a fair warning remote start comes with a double edge sword. having this installed can short out your VCM or BCM on your F150 and ford does not recommend you having this installed with a PATS System.

Re: 2012 f150 remote start problems

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:56 pm
by Rebelcowboy50
This is a factory ford system. The only thing was adding the ford antenna and turning it on in the bcm and ipc on forscan. Nothing was cut or anything, its its all plug and play ford parts

Re: 2012 f150 remote start problems

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:57 pm
by 12voltWILL
I would try reprogramming the key but i really suspect its the key itself. I've done quite a few of these (even my own 2013 f-150) and the keys can be hit or miss but for the price you can't beat it. If the seller allows returns and you haven't cut the key yet that's what i would do. Sometimes reprogramming works but very rarely.

Re: 2012 f150 remote start problems

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:27 am
by twisterrescue
try holding the start button 3-5 seconds when remote started .