Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:31 AM
This is very true as the interface is a very vital part of the remote start and a lot of the time way more valuable than the actual starter itself. Personally I have installed thousands of starts and bypasses. The real issue that you come in with a lot of the Fords is that whether Idatalink, and or Fortin, which are by far the leaders in the marketplace, is that most of the ford vehicles are not yet able to be controlled through Data unlike Gm, Honda, Dodge, Etc. So the installer has to go in a basically run wire to wire, and if you are looking to do features such as heated seats, there becomes an issue with being able to find appropriate wiring to interface with this as much of this on fords is controlled through the Sjb and or Gem module. Then comes the issue of if you start your car in the summer for the air conditioning then your seats are on unless you use a unit that will allow you to control this through the start, not the module. Many shops will not do this due to the extra time in trying to find the proper wire and if they do find it making sure that it can be interfaced properly.. Long story short just not worth it, as with many other vehicles on the market the module will do many functions of the vehicle all through data via Can bus in the vehicle. I am told that Idata is working on a piece for Fords that will control the body functions through data, but I have yet to see this yet.. Compustar is a very nice product and integrates well into the vehicle they have a slide in blade module made by Idata that really cleans the installation up under the dash.. As far as integrating into the factory alarm I looked up the wiring and this should be a very simple integration with no problems.