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Member spacespace
Joined: December 03, 2009
Location: New York, United States
Posted: December 15, 2009 at 9:06 AM / IP Logged  

Hey there folks thanks for all the help over the last two weeks really!

I attempted to install a remote start in a 2002 explorer v8, and it did not work, I ended up bringing it to the installer who I paid 250  bucks to install it.

Turns out the Xpresskit pkford XK04 was not functional. Installer needed to use another bypass. Both I and the installer tried to make the Xpresskit work, but it didn't it probably needed some firmware update that I don't have the ability to do, and he didn't use Xpresskit he uses I-data.

Moral of the story is, I tried for 2 days to make it work, but without having another part to "try" I was in a troubleshooting loop, going nowhere!

Beware the extreme do - it - yourselfer, this one can leave you scratching your head at 2 am in the morning.....

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Gold spacespace
Joined: June 20, 2008
Location: New Mexico, United States
Posted: December 15, 2009 at 11:28 AM / IP Logged  
kudos for the effort you put in! and you came to the right place seeking advice/help. maybe the next time will go better for you.
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Gold spacespace
Joined: December 10, 2004
Location: United States
Posted: December 16, 2009 at 7:28 AM / IP Logged  
Maybe the hot glued chip to ignition or a universal bypass would have been easier...Next time...!
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Joined: February 07, 2004
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted: December 16, 2009 at 12:44 PM / IP Logged  
problem should have been easy to troubleshoot... did you first test your install with a key slid into the IGN?    this is a basic step in any install with transponder bypass.... test the install before you move on to the transponder portion of the job.....
Kevin Gerry
Certified Electronics Technician
MECP First Class Installer
Classic Car Audio
since 1979

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