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MotorCityRemotes Remote Starter Car Alarm Troubleshooting BLOG


Read about common and not so common problems found with car alarms, remote starters and keyless entry systems.

Having a problem with a remote starter installation? Purchased a vehicle with an existing system and having some problems with it? Need a little direction or advice? Report your situation to us and we will be happy to try to help! With 30 years of installing car alarms and remote starter systems, there's a good chance we have seen the same problem and can provide some recommendations and/or the fix you're looking for.

Troubleshooting Remote Starter

Sunday, March 24 2019

In any situation where the Flashlogic module does not program properly due to a mistake made during the programming procedure or from a faulty or wrong connection or servicing of the vehicle, it is required to reset and reprogram the Flashlogic module to the vehicle using the procedure below:

Step 1: Unplug all harnesses away from the Flashlogic module making sure you unplug the black 4-pin plug last:

Step 2: First, Press & hold in the small black push button on the Flashlogic module, while still holding in the button, plug in just the black 4-pin plug: Response: The LED on the Flashlogic module will begin flashing RED, when this is seen release the button:  Response: The LED will turn ON Solid RED for a few seconds then turn OFF, after this is seen, plug in the remaining harnesses to the Flashlogic module:

Step 3: The LED on the Flashlogic module will be steadily flashing GREEN. While the LED is steadily Flashing GREEN, press & hold in the small black push button on the Flashlogic module until the LED lights up Solid GREEN for 1 second and turns OFF, then release the button. The module is now reset and ready for vehicle specific programming to the vehicle: Repeat vehicle specific FLASHLOGIC PROGRAMMING to the vehicle step in your manual.

Posted by: MCR AT 09:26 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
Awesome instructions. Of course I messed it up the first time. Directions to reprogram were clear and simple. Got it right second time. Nice to get a re-do.
Posted by Jay on 12/09/2019 - 09:47 AM
Mine does everything right until the last step where the light is supposed to change from flashing green to solid green. It just stays flashing. I have a FLRSFO1 in a 2012 ford fusion. Anyone know what the issue could be?
Posted by Katie on 03/04/2020 - 05:44 PM
If installing a FLRSF01 system into a 2012 Fusion, we don't know of a step that indicates that the LED will flash GREEN then turn Solid GREEN. Turn Solid RED yes, but not GREEN. You may want to visit and double check your correct programming sequence. 2 OEM factory keys (or equivalent. Cannot use aftermarket clone type keys) are required to program the system to the vehicle.
Posted by MCR on 03/04/2020 - 06:11 PM
I have a FLCMVW for a 2017 Audi Q7. It's currently flashing long red flashes continuously. I cannot get it to reset and unable to reprogram. Any help on how to get it functioning? Do I need to flash the module? If so, do I have to have the special cable?
Posted by Greg Kneeland on 02/06/2021 - 03:40 PM

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