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post #1 of 11 Old 12-13-2012, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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remote start ... heater doesn't come on..

I talked to ford today and asked if there was a flash to alow the heater controlls to have power so when i start the truck i can have the defrosters working to thaw the windshild and they told me there isn't.. and i am not the first customer to complain about this isue.. ford told the service guy that is just how they were done.. my question is has anyone found a way around this or come up with a divice that will alow the factory romote start to send power to the heater controll unit..

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Hmm, my 2010 doesn't have the digital controls so I just leave the heat and defrost on when I shut it down so when I remote start it in the morning it thaws. Our 2012 has the digital buttons but its in the garage so I have never even noticed it doesn't turn on because it doesn't get frost . Ya learn something everyday I guess.

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My heater and seat heaters come on if its cold enough in RS mode. In summer my seat coolers and a/c come on if it's hot enough. My manual even explains this as a feature.

The RS in idle doesn't really get truck that warm anyway. Couple miles until it warms up.

There is a post somewhere where someone found a wire that was hot in RS and he powered his uplifter switches with it in order to run his high idle mode during RS since those aren't powered in RS. If your heater isn't working maybe you can power your heater control unit with that same hot wire?
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My heater and seat heaters come on if its cold enough in RS mode. In summer my seat coolers and a/c come on if it's hot enough. My manual even explains this as a feature.

The RS in idle doesn't really get truck that warm anyway. Couple miles until it warms up.

There is a post somewhere where someone found a wire that was hot in RS and he powered his uplifter switches with it in order to run his high idle mode during RS since those aren't powered in RS. If your heater isn't working maybe you can power your heater control unit with that same hot wire?

Point me towards this page in the manual please! My 2008 Chevy had this feature but a 2012 Ford doesn't?

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Looks like it might be an option. My 12 KR has it. If you don't have maybe you can get it added?
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I thought all of the heat and cool function, with the remote start, were temperature dependant? It has to be a certain temp either way for those function to kick in with the RS. When I was hunting last month it was 29 outside and I started the truck with RS and the seats were heated when I got in. I think the owner manual tells you what the temp range is for each function to come on automatically with RS.

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Link to owner guide 4th printing

Looks like it might be an option. My 12 KR has it. If you don't have maybe you can get it added?
Thanks! I will just wait until a really cold day and see if I have the option. My truck stays in the garage and daytime temps have been in the 50's.

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The barrier is 32 degrees for the heater and defroster to kick on from what I have seen.


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I've noticed that my KR doesn't turn on my heaed seats either? I know it's been cold enough a couple times

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I know in our work trucks there's an option in the dash screen to have your climate controls automatically sensed.


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