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post #1 of 27 Old 01-10-2014, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Remote Start Question

I am getting a 2014 F-250 tomorrow with the remote start option. With the cold weather now is it a problem starting the truck without using the glow plugs?
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The factory remote start will wait till the glow plugs are hot before starting. It will also turn on the drivers heated seat and the heated wheel if you have those options. One of my favorite parts about this truck with the cold spell we have had.

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The remote start is setup with a delay for glow plugs. Don't worry push the button and enjoy hoping into a warm truck.


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I like the sound of that. Thanks everyone for the info.
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How does it know to turn on the heated seat or will I need to program it for that?
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My guess would be it looks at the ambient temperature, the cabin temperature, and compares it to the desired HVAC temperature. I am curious if the cooled seats will turn on in the summer time.

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I briefly read through the manual and im pretty sure it explains how it works in there, something to do with reading ambient air temperature and it decides whether too heat the seats or cool the seats and I think it's always defaults the HVAC to 72°F, I guess that's a happy medium for hot or cold temperatures.

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That is great news. I think I am going to really like this truck with all these options. Thanks for all the feed back.
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The romote start on these trucks are excellent! In my experience, it will start right up within 3-4 seconds every time, even with these cold spells we've been having down here (below 40 degrees Farenheit in Texas). I had a Viper remote start on my '07 F-250 and there was always a 10-15 second delay before start up with some start up fails in cold weather. As for the heating options, I never get cold enough to use such features so I can't provide any feedback there.
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The delay has not do with the glow plugs. The 6 litres had slower glow plugs and need more time then what the new trucks have. The viper you had would have had a programmable delay. Likely instant, 15 and 30 seconds.

These factory remote starts are ok, it is nice to have it all the options like the heated/cooled seats working, but are some limitations. The range on them is terrible compared a decent aftermarket starter. You can get an upgrade 2 way ford starter which may work better than the standard one. The other issue is the length of run time is pretty low and you can only cycle twice. Probably not an issue for a lot people in warm climates but in northern canada 15 minutes of running doesn't warm up that much. Lastly, they don't seem to work if you have started, or used the key to hit the start button take the keys out and leave the truck running.... Or at least I haven't figured it out.


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