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Sport Trac Remote start

ltlwing73ltlwing73 Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Ford
I am installing a DesignTech remote starter w/door locks and alarm bypass. Everything is connected except the door locks and horn. Does anyone know what colors these wires are and where they are located? Thank you!


  • No. It is a DesignTech product. Very user unfriendly! Still haven't got it working. Got a universal remote bypass from same company. Called them when I couldn't get it working, and they said there is a problem with that product. Why are they still trying to sell it!?!? Anyway, I'm going to try the 555F bypass module, specifically for Fords. Not very happy with DesignTech!!!!!!!
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    If you are thinking about putting an alarm/remote start in a Ford, look for a Code Alarm system. They are an OEM supplier to Ford (and others) and are generally considered to be the best on the market.

  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    If you have a Ford with secure lock, ie the passive engine immobilizer with the "chip" in the key, you will NEVER EVER get a remote start to work, unless you get the right work around.

    I know that Code Alarm products require a separate module to work and that some other systems require you to get a programed ignition key from your dealer that will then be permanently installed in the alarm box.

  • Whomever sold you the starter without the 555F is at fault here, dummies. You need the 555F, which is DesignTech's version of the SecuriLok module--the module that overrides the PATS (Passive Anti-Theft System) that would otherwise require a key to be in the car. If it's like the SecuriLok module, you probably have to program it just like a PATS key after you install it.

    You probably should have bought a Code Alarm system, or the Ford version of it, as there is a lot more info on the web about these if you have trouble getting it to work. If you ultimately can't get the DesignTech to work, this would be something to consider.
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