$720??? That sounds steep! I asked the dealer about remote start before taking delivery on my 09 expedition 2 weeks ago and he gave me 3 options-
$150 - add to factory remote, limited range
$250 - 2nd remote for start only, good range
$350 - 2nd remote with lock, liftgate, and remote start, good range
I went for the $350 option and they used a DEI Avatel system. I am very happy with it except for a few things. If I lock the truck with the interior button or OEM remote, then open it with the DEI remote the alarm goes off. Minor, but annoying. I also wish I would have asked for the Viper 2 way remote for a little bit more money so I would be able to tell if the truck was running or not while still inside.
Regardless, with the FL heat remote start is awesome. Especially because I show the truck to customers everyday I can cool it off before they get in.
I am actually doing some investigating now to see if the wiring harness for the Avatel and the Viper is the same since they are both DEI. If I can buy the Viper and swap the brain out myself I will do it. I really HATE the Avatel remote in general, and the fact that it isn't two way is a real bummer
they look kinda weird...and yeah it's a Ford remote. guess the idea is to make it small enough to not be obtrusive...that way you keep your OEM FOB...but I'd rather have the x3 lock version myself if possible
only 1 button, but it physically looks like a 4-button remote shrunken in 1/2
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Nice. Although pricey, there is something to be said for all of it being OEM and working together.
Yessir I agree, I prefer OEM when possible.
Anyone have any idea how to program the fob, I see they're on ebay. Also have the keys there, but I can't find one for the expy, got 'em for just about everything else. Will these others work as long as it's an 09 with four buttons?
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