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Old 11-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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I'm putting in a remote starter for my 2012 F-150. The website I bought the part from states "The Remote Start Hood Switch Kit (from Ford Custom Accessories) is required if your vehicle is not equipped with a factory-installed hood switch." Is there any easy way to determine if I have this factory installed hood switch? I'm unsure if I need to purchase this as well. Any help is appreciated!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Mine is installed on the drivers side edge under the hood in close to the center from front to the windshield. Installed there from the factory.
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Did your truck come with the alarm, with the remote in the key?

If so, then you have the hood switch.
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Yep, have the key with the red alarm button built in. Good to know... thanks for the help!!!
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You don't want a hood switch. Nothing but problems!
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