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REMOTE STARTER, ALARM & KEYLESS ENTRY TROUBLESHOOTING BLOG

MotorCityRemotes Remote Starter Car Alarm Troubleshooting BLOG

REPORT YOUR REMOTE STARTER, KEYLESS ENTRY or ALARM PROBLEMS HERE!

Read about common and not-so-common problems experienced with remote starters, car alarms 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 before and can provide some recommendations and/or the fix you're looking for.

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Thursday, April 11 2019

ANSWER: Not the only cause, but a common problem resulting after any service performed to the vehicle that required the battery to be disconnected. Your mechanic is not to blame! Any aftermarket remote starter system can lose its programming due to a low or complete power loss. Unless the system was placed in "Valet Mode" the system is flashing a troubleshooting code through the vehicle's parking lights to indicate the cause of the no-start problem. To pin-point where the problem is you'll need the system's installation/programming manual (or in most system owners/operators manuals it will at least indicate why it's flashing the number of times but not how to fix it). 

On Code Alarm, Prestige and Pursuit systems, if the parking lights are flashing 7X when you try to acivate the remote starter it means that the system lost it's tachometer programming signal and it needs to be reprogrammed (See Tech Tip #5). 4 flashes can mean it's in Valet Mode (no reprogramming required. See owners/operators manual) and 3 flashes can mean a safety input is activated or defective. Parking lights flash troubleshooting codes will vary from brand model to brand model, but you can either try to take care of the problem yourself if so inclined by obtaining the system's installation manual or loacting a service facility in your area. To locate a service facility in your area; for a Code Alarm system call: 1-800-421-3209 and for either a Pursuit or Prestige system call: 1-800-225-6074. For any system's purchased through AutoAlarmPro.com, CodeAlarmRemotes.com and MotorCityRemotes.com call: 1-866-244-8004.

Posted by: MCR AT 11:10 am   |  Permalink   |  1 Comment  |  Email
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I recently bought a 2004 f150 lariat has a remote start. Code Ca430. I don't see any good switch, or valet switch. If you press the lock button on factory remote the vehicles goes through the process of lighting up dash and turning on if ignition but gets to point where it should start but starts over again. Noticed today that if I try it by pressing button and slide key into ignition it starts any advice is appreciated.
Posted by Chris on 06/16/2020 - 09:50 PM

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