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Old 11-19-2014, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Dealer Wants 450$ To Install Remote Start

This seems way to high. Especially since it is a contractor that comes to the dealership to do the install. If anyone has an ebay link to a reputable oem remote start I will install it myself and have the dealer flash the truck and cut the keys. 2013 F150 scab 5.0.
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It only takes a few minutes to install, a few minutes to enable. I spent more time cutting the keys and programming them than the actual install.
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This seems way to high. Especially since it is a contractor that comes to the dealership to do the install. If anyone has an ebay link to a reputable oem remote start I will install it myself and have the dealer flash the truck and cut the keys. 2013 F150 scab 5.0.
Which make of remote starter are they installing. When I bought my new F150 last year, my dealer thru in an Automate two way remote starter as part of the deal. It took the installer less than an hour to put it in. It is completely plug n play technology. No splicing anything. Half of the install time is programming. I can see $450 if that includes the cost of the unit, but not just for install.
Many of the new remote start systems are like this. I wouldn't allow someone to start cutting and splicing wires in a brand new truck.
Just my two cents is all.
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Unless that price includes the parts, they are really trying to screw you. Install of the ford remote start should take around an hour from start to finish
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That price includes the unit itself. Im not sure of the manufacturer. Im seeing plug and play kits online for less than 200$. Even after labor 450 still seems high. Can anyone recommend a brand of a reliable kit?
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Hop on eBay look up oem remote start and find the seller fairway Ford, they sell them all the time 188$ shipped I believe 10 minute install
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Found them. Much thanx
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That price includes the unit itself. Im not sure of the manufacturer. Im seeing plug and play kits online for less than 200$. Even after labor 450 still seems high. Can anyone recommend a brand of a reliable kit?
Get one of the ford kits. Its made spcifically for your truck. There are several different kits for your truck, from an add-on key fob, to one that comes with new keys, to one that uses a smartphone app to start from anywhere. Ive seen the installation instructions online, anyone could install them
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Kits on ebay are like $190.

Installs in like 5 minutes
Cost me $2 to get my keys cut
Program them yourself
Dealer charged $55 to plug in IDS and activate.
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The Ford remote start gives you 2 actual Ford keys, which if you had to get them yourself would cost a few few hundred (up here in Canada at least). Mine was $410 installed, including parts with Canadian tax, and came with the 2 OEM keys as opposed to an aftermarket fob. It took an hour.

I didn't want an aftermarket one etc (I'm not hating, it was just preference). My only complaint is that the thing doesn't run long enough (5 mins) and I would like it to stay on for a bit longer. I turn it on before I get changed after work and it's often off by the time I get out there.
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