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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...
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?
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Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago
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Is this remote start integrated into the ignition key or separate?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Integrated in the ignition key
Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The lights flash and the horn beeps.
Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

How many times does the horn beep?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Just one short beep. And the lights just flash once.
Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 2 years 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?

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Customer reply replied 2 years 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.
Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 2 years 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.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok, thank you. I will take it to a dealership to do that, because I would have no clue what to look for.
Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

I should ask. Is your check engine light on?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, it isn't.
Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yeah, I have been told that. Thanks anyways.
Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Your welcome

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