hello I have a 2002 ford exployer I have a remote start viper 474v I replace the battery in it how do I reprogram it. Are there batteries on the responder in the car that need to be replaced also? While I cannot give you any specific advice about your problem, I 100% disagree with your dealer. Any ideas on how stop this from happening. Reciever is replaced. It kind of sucks because its not ideal but at least I can have my car running with the keys in it. I am sure they will need to charge you for this since they likely did not install it, but with everything you are describing, you need to take it to a professional. If pressing the unlock button does indeed unlock the doors, I would say that your system is working properly. The starter is programmed in virtual tach mode not battery. Well As is my usual disclaimer Its hard to diagnose something like this in this way. I had problems with my battery going dead about 5 times this year, then I ended up replacing the battery in my ford 2003 excursion 6.8liter v-10 gas and when I hit the remote start it will act like it wants to start but all it does is turn the starter but doesnt actually start the engine but when I start it with the key it works just fine, could it be I just need to reset the remote start- its a ford factory alarm that came with the vehicle. I'm currently 12+ hours away from the shop that installed the system so thought I'd check here. Hi there, I have a 98 Toyota Sienna. Your suggestion would be appreciated. I have a 2004 Chrysler Sebring with a CoolStart Remote Starter. Is it possible to have this starter to only start the car? Always wanted to see London. I have a 2010 Chevy Impala LT My problem is, when I use the remote starter to start the car it fleshes but wont start. Car A has remote model: 2WSHLCDR-703 and car B has remote model: 1WSRH-1600. I have a Compustar Pro G4 starter in my car. Tough to say. I can only unlock the door manually and as soon as I open the door, the alarm goes off until I put the key in the ignition and start the car? I had to get a new fob when I was mugged and my key was in my purse 2 days ago. I would consult with the dealer and find out why. Have you run across this one? Try doing the button press procedure without starting the car. It also shows on my remote that the engine is running. It will not Unlock or Lock my car doors. All functions work fine except starting, the engine will crank for 5 seconds but won't start. A friend put it in about 2 years ago now he moved away . I tried replacing the batteries in my transmitter, but its the same story. I have a 2011 Toyota Highlander that I purchased and came with a starter the owner previously had installed. There is a lot going on there and it is likely a programming issue but no way to tell for sure. it has a call symbol on it now ???? Thanks. My best guess is that this is not related to your remote car starter. Many remote car starter remote controls have the ability to start two vehicles. Yesterday I went to a store n I came out n tried to start my car with the key n it wouldnt start. Is there a way to reset it or make it work again. The installer says that option isnt available for my 2005 Honda Accord Sedan. Is maybe an issue with the installation?? I have a Compustar RF-2WG5-SH-S the 2 way remote I have was showing red when I press any of the buttons. When I try to remote start the display agan tells me the hood is open and nothing happens. My guess is that the transponder bypass needs to be reprogrammed. The car is a 98 jetta volkswagon, automatic. I have tried different brand names of batteries but it doesnt seem to make a difference. Im happy to seek out so many helpful info right here in the publish, wed Occasionally, losing power (or replacing a battery) may result in the device losing programming. The battery was replaced in February, and I was told it worked before that. Its a 526L box, Can I just unhook it cause it went bad and I have no remote and now my car will not start . Even though I have only 50,000 miles on the vehicle and it worked perfectly the day before. Some remote starters have a voltage cut off which will cause issues if the battery voltage drops below a certain level - depending on the remote starter. Which by the way cost around 400 per door to repair! I would recommend that you contact the manufacturer of the remote starter and find out about replacing the remotes. I tried switching valet mode on/off no change. N how can I? It worked just fine the last time I used it, but it has been since spring. If not, I would make sure that it is not in valet mode This is set differently with different Makes of remote starters so you would have to check your owners manual If that does not solve the issue, I would contact the place that installed it and see what they have to say about it I doubt that it is anything major. I had a remote strater installed last year and it has been working trouble free until 3 days ago (during our -30 degree winter). I went home grabbed my spare FOB and that did not unlock/disarm the alarm. BUT, I can not enter programming mode by cycling key 5 times. In most cases, this is accomplished by a hood pin switch or a hood tilt switch. Thinking it was because both vehicles were next to each other when I did the programming, I took the new vehicle on a drive and then tried the programming again, but when I came back it was still controlling both vehicles. trunk hatch goes crazy randomly. Im not sure what I did but since then, the remote start will not start my car. My auto start has a slight problem. Viper Model, 4X06, Start by remote gives running lights but does not turn over engine. I got my starter in 06 after I bought my car but now for the past few years my car wont start by remote when its about 25 or below. When i press the lock then start it sounds like its going to start but then doesnt. If you cannot find it, I would call your installer and have them advise you as to where they put it. Just for future reference: i have a compustar car starter and when i go to start my car it will turn the car on multipul times but will not start. Also when started with key and then remote button pressed, key can be removed with vehecle still running as it should. Thanks a mil for any advice. I took it in to a remote car starter installer to have a look at and they were able to stop the car alarm portion from going off, but they now tell me my remotes for the starter dont work they dont think they are factory but after market. We have done dozens of installs on your vehicle throughout the years (today marks 22 years that we have been in business) and have not had issues. If equipped, Lock and Unlock still function. According to Ford, my car has no valet switch per say. So far I can only get click sounds from the car. Have the person who installed it on this vehicle check it out. I checked the fuses and they are fine and the module is getting power. My car starter works again thanks to this article!! I would highly recommend that you find a Compustar dealer close to you and set up a troubleshooting appointment. VERY tough call.. AAA did find that the positive battery terminal was loose and he tightened it down. If it's viper just bring it to the installer disregard everything I said. Thank you, you save my life. All buttons on fob are not stuck . I followed your guide on all the things to check and as it turned out my pin under the hood was the problem. I put my jacket on and as I approach the vehicle with keys in hand it shuts off. Everything works fine but the trunk does not unlock. The remote just flickers green and red simultaneously. The car starter remote died but the car alarm that came with the remote start wont stop. I took it out of both modes. Very tough to diagnose that without taking a look at the vehicle. Symptoms: Pressing Start results in several flashes of the parking lights but no start. I only have one button and it is separate from my door/trunk/alarm device. Hi- My remote starter is CM-800 (brain). No flashing headlights, no attempts at engaging the starter, nothing. I have to press the remote start button once than vehicle starts this happens on the first start of the day and when its cold out. Thanks again! When I start using remote starter, the heater or heated seats do not come on. Thanks for your post, it helped me solve my remote start issue. I have a cool start remote starter and just changed the battery in the remotes. Everytime I use my car starter the alarm goes of only stops when I unlock doors. I cant figure out what is wrong. I couldnt get the car to start with remote. Ive seen in other posts about the bypass being messed up while they had the battery disconnected, does that sound like the problem here too? It is not a battery problem. I wouldnt be able to offer any help with it. Any suggestions? IF I get into the car, start it, then shut it down, lock the doors and THEN try the remote start, it works EVERY TIME. However, if I go out and use the key it starts the first and every time. I actually took it back to the shop that installed it and explained to them that its doing the exact same thing it was doing before and draining my battery. Thanks. I let the time run out, then tried to start it with the fob, and it gives me an error, sequence not activated. I spoke with the installers (over the phone) and they did not tell me your great 1/2 second rule. ( the car NOT flash the lights with some error code as informed at the users manual). I have a Compustar remote . Mechanic claims this key should start it but wont. Hi Mitch. I replace the batteries ffrom the remote, reset from the car batteries by unsrewing it and reprogram the remote to the car nothing happen and it a factory alarm remote starter. We also do not offer the Viper brand in our store so i would not be able to help you with the 9 flashes error code. My wifes 2007 GMC Yukon XL with a OEM factory assembly-line installed start/lock/unlock/tailgate hatch remote works only after unlocking or locking the driver side door. I recently bought a vehicle that has remote start function. Thank you. After doing that, now my remote starter will turn the vans engine on, but the heater does not come on. Either of these devices will tell the car starter when the hood is open. Any thoughts? I just had the battery replaced in the car, and now the remote does not start the car. Yes, I saw online how to repair the actuators myself , taking a day per door! Could you please help me in getting my car out of valet mode I really need my remote starter to work in this horrible winters in Alberta. Hi Mitch. I am thinking about trying to reset system, is that something I can do myself? I have a 2007 chevy impala with a artic start 2 way remote start,when I press my remote to start the vehicle I get a steady red led flashing on the remote,it wont allow me to unlock or lock the doors either,any suggestions?thanks! They suggested the issue might be with the Vipor remote starter ( which was already installed in vehicle when I purchased it earlier this year) and that I have it disconnected. Looking for the right auto insurance plan? Tommy PS Its 24 degrees and I hope you can help me. I have a 2001 Pontiac Montana with a Prestige APS57 remote start/keyless entry. Now I go outside the car and hit the remote to start and it fires up like it should. The dealer is on the other side of the Country. I have read that I need to find the valet button. Could the remote start have done this? Check with your installer and they should be able to get it taken care of. The lights would flash once but never crank. The remote was in both Valet and Passive mode when all came back on. Now it will not remote start unless I get a few feet away from the vehicle. You should check with the shop that installed it. I then used the remote to keep the truck running then came back and inserted the key again then drove again. 1) When I press the trunk button. We do not carry the Valet remote car starter. Also check to your tach settings and crank time if applicable. I did change the battery in the remote as well so am certain thats not the issue? So I tried to reprogram it myself (button 1 & 2, repeat, button 4) but it wouldnt get to the right option even though I kept tapping button 4 it wasnt registering to get to the right option. You saved me a trip of about 1 1/2 hours. The thing worked like a charm, so I cut it out of the vehicle (literally just cut all the wires) before we scrapped it. You would need to access the brain that is usually installed under the drivers side of the dash. My vehicle is not in valet mode. I have a Viper 5901 Starter that was installed professionally last year without any problems, after taking the truck to the dealership last week the started will crank over but not fire. Thanks, Dennise. Most of the time, any situations that do come up can be solved by following the advice above. starts one more time, and then shuts off and doesnt try again. i just got a replacement remote because my buttons were only working half the time and i got the remote programmed to lock/unlock but for some reason it just wont start, i checked and its not in valet mode and i am not entirely sure how to program it to start up, My battery went dead in my Infiniti so i gave it a jump, now my remote start wont work, it cranks but it wont start. Woody, As with many of my answers to these questions, you really need to find a quality local facility that can troubleshoot and diagnose your issue. Verify the main power and ground Make sure there are no wires rubbed raw Shorted wires or a poor ground could create issues like you describe. I recently bought a pre-owned 2010 Chrysler Town & Country that has a factory installed remote start. not it only blinks the lights when i lock it but no horn and now it wont do anything when i unlock it no lights or anything why? Richie, I wish that I could be of help, but that is not a brand that we sell or are familiar with. After work I made sure my parking plug was working. I have a Clifford (Arrow 5) alarm with compustar starter. To open my car doors, lock my car, open the trunk. Ive tried changing the batteries in the remotes as well as reprogramming, but nothing helps. I cant explain why the remote is no longer unlocking. The tilt switch had a corroded wire. Any ideas would be great! The remote flashes but the truck does not acknowledge. I wouldnt know specifically what is wrong with your unit. When I tried to set it again tonight, it set just fine. Any ideas or suggestions? Hello, i am not sure what the problem could be. Hi Mitch I have a 4 channel pusuit series remote starter on my 2006 Nissan titan. I have a Auto Mate remote start fob that has just one button to start the car. However, if I leave the key in the ignition switch without turning it. Hi Mitch, I am the second owner of a 2007 Toyota Corolla. Now Ive paired the remote and lock/ unlock/ trunk work. I would appreciate your insight. For users logging in via Facebook. What is that and where is that? Learn more at our resource centre. Sorry I dont have a better answer. I no longer live in the province in which the starter was installed so I cant go back to the installer. I suspect it will be an easy fix. I am an older Man and not to hip with eletronics. I cant read a name or number on the starter but it looks like it might be Crimestoppers. Thanks, The keyless entry doesnt work either. However if the issue is with the Compustar remote starter, we should be able to solve the issue if you would bring it in to our facility. A year ago and just two days ago I try to start the car but there is nothing happening Too bad you are so far away from me. Chris, Im sorry but I have never heard of this brand. We couldnt get any lights blinking to tell us what was going on. Hello, It usually runs through the firewall. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to answer that question without doing our own diagnosis. Problem is, no one but a viper dealer would know and not one dealer has been helpful once they found out the problem! All the lights come on but it doesnt start. My girlfriends cars starter system manufatcurer however does not put a trouble shooting guide in their manual, and doesnt tell you what the lights time the number of blinks means, she hasnt been able to use her system since last year. The only problem is that in the morning when I try to remote start my car it doesnt work. Should be an easy fix. The car was in perfect working order. Remote apparatus installed in dash on drivers side is clicking away madly during this behavior, like a switch being turned on and off. Mike, We are unable to offer technical assistance for installation related issues. If you or any of your readers know anything that could help I would really appreciate it. Press the Start button, and your car should be warm and toasty! We recommend that you contact the manufacturer. Tuesday I went to start my car and I saw the lights turn on and fade off. Maybe your car starter is draining your battery, Id check that first. Do I need to overhaul everything or I only need to replace the remote. Thanks for any feedback! I have read a lot of information online regarding disabeling valet mode and find that I have an unusual remote device. That is the only advice that I can offer, Im sorry. We own a 2004 Honda Odessey and had a remote starte/entry installed when we purchased the car. 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