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The factory-installed remote start on my 2011 Ford F-150

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The factory-installed remote start on my 2011 Ford F-150 quit working a while ago. I took it into a Ford dealership and they said my key fob just needed a new battery. The remote start still doesn't work and the key fob battery is fine. Any thing I can do at home to try and troubleshoot it myself?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

Is this remote start integrated into the ignition key or separate?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Integrated in the ignition key
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

When you attempt to remote start it what does it do?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The lights flash and the horn beeps.
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

How many times does the horn beep?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Just one short beep. And the lights just flash once.
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

If you start the vehicle and shut it off. Get out of the vehicle and attempt to start it does it still beep once and not start?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I even went through the manual to reset my instrument panel to factory settings. And disabled the remote start and then turned it back on. Still the same thing.
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

If that is everything you tried they can test for codes. It will show remote start malfunction. I would look under the hood and inspect the hood switch. It most likely isn't working correctly causing your issue.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok, thank you. I will take it to a dealership to do that, because I would have no clue what to look for.
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

You are welcome. Please remember to rate my service so I receive credit for assisting you.

Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

I should ask. Is your check engine light on?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No, it isn't.
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

Ok I wanted to make sure. Having a check engine light will disable the remote start as well.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yeah, I have been told that. Thanks anyways.
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

Your welcome

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