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Old 10-28-2012, 15:43   #1 (permalink)
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Remote Start Question

I am going to install a remote start system into my 1999 Taurus SE wagon. According to the store I purchased it from, I require a Interface Module! I am not convinced that I need one? This vehicle does not have the PATS system as all 3 of my keys are not transponder equipped. Do some Taurus' come from the factory without PATS system? Is the Inteface Module not suppose to trick the PCM into thinking that the correct PATS key is in the cyl. lock and barrel? If I don't have a PATS system on board, the Interface Module should not be required correct???
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Old 10-28-2012, 19:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Remote Start Question

Not sure about the securities and the keys, but, after reading what it takes to put in a remote starting system, I elected to pay to have it done. Unless you're at the point of no return, take a good gander at what it takes to install these things.
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Old 10-29-2012, 20:29   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your answer CatSkinner. I have installed 5 remote starters in my lifetime. I haven't started yet but I'm not afraid to do it! I just like to get all of my ducks in a row before I start into it. I e-mailed the tech support and got word back today. It is just what I expected which is: I do not need an Interface Module if my vehicle has no PATS system, since no PATS means there is nothing to bypass!
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Check your car here. http://www.blee1099.com/pats_job_aid.pdf
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OK Bert: That is what I was looking for. Now I understand why the store claimed that I require the Interface Module. If my 1999 Taurus SE Wagon had either the 3.0L Duratec or the 3.0L SHO it would require the Interface as those engines installed resulted in the PATS system on board. My 1999 Taurus SE Wagon actually has the third option which is the 3.0L Vulcan engine whereby there was no factory installed PATS system. Thanks for completely clearing up my dilema Bert.
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You're welcome.
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