Thanks- that is the owner's manual- it did answer one question I had and that is run time- 15mins which is not enough for my application.
Does anyone know if the "Quick Stop" function is also only 15 minutes?
What I need this for is to leave the van running, locked, with heat or AC going, for up to 1 hour. We travel with 2 dogs so that is why that is needed, especially the AC.
I made my own system to do this on our other 2 vehicles and it works great, but I'm reluctant to go poking around on a CANbus vehicle for fear of making an expensive mistake.
I also run a 2 way radio system when doing this- basically a GMRS radio that is VOX operated- I have a speaking thermometer that goes into alarm if temp goes above a preset value, keying the radio and also picks up dog barking indicating something may be going on.
This is picked up by another radio I carry.
We had a very disturbing incident a few years back where a woman was tapping on our truck window greatly upsetting the dogs- total idiot.
When we ran out to investigate she explained she just wanted to show her kid, which she was holding, what American dogs (she was Asian) looked like.
HOLY CRAP- I explained to her in NO uncertain terms you DO NOT approach someone else's vehicle and especially don't go tapping on their windows or touching their car.
She was very lucky the dogs didn't break the glass and turn her into hamburger!
On page 27 of the "2015 Transit Major Product Features" publication: Engine can be programed to run for 5,10 or 15 minute intervals. As delivered mine runs for 10 minutes.
My use will be to warm the van in the morning. I sleep with van interior cold and use a 12 volt heating pad to stay warm. Will push button to start engine while still in bed. The heating controls must be set the night before. 10 minutes is also too short for my application but 15 minutes would work. Local Ford dealer had no clue how to adjust it.
Expect to avoid the need for a separate heating system.
Thanks for this information, it answers questions I was eventually going to have to ask! I ordered the RS for two main reasons, Ortons morning warm up routine, and a quick way to activate my Inverter (hopefully via Upfitter switch(s)) to use 110v items for 5-15 minutes.
For those of us without skillz to install it ourselves--would a car audio installer be able to do this or should I take it to ford ($$)?
I need a remote start to save my having to climb in the drivers seat, start the van, get out, walk around to the slider, open then deploy the wheelchair ramp. One day I'll also get a automatic slider door opener but until then, baby steps....
I found it quite easy to install. It was mostly plug and play, but had five wire connections at the bcm. I have some experience in mobile electronics. The instructions from dealer were limited in programming it. A lot of dash disassembly is required. My transit 350HD has the the diesel in it and there's a program setting for that.
I also have the diesel and was most concerned about it. I found the exact part number you quoted for under $200 which is over $250 less than the dealer wants but I was unsure about installing it myself. I have extensive auto electric knowledge, mostly communications gear.
In the middle of a cabinet install, my transit beeped, locked, and did the auto-start routine. Needless to say I got quite a start! Sure enough, the key and remote fob were in my pocket and must have activated whilst bending around.
The Remote Start auto-lock gotcha.
Whilst demonstrating the RS to a friend, while all the doors were open, I forgot that the auto-lock activates as part of the RS sequence. Ten mins later, I found myself locked out. The keys were on the galley counter. Thank goodness for the door keypad and a memorized code.
I have a c tek d250sa running a house battery in my van I have a 30 amp cig lighter hooked up to the battery threw a fuse bar along with couple USB ports I use the 30 amp cig lighter to run a 300 watt power inverter to warm bottles for my daughter the bottle warmer I have says 110-120v 50-60htz...
Starting to plan out my van and I’m doing electrical first. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do since I have the factory dual battery setup for the diesel.
I don’t plan to have a huge electrical draw, but want to prevent a dead battery after sitting for the day.
It’s seems like I’m...
Does this vehicle have a location to put your phone? Everything now is based off your smartphone these days, even the SYNC system is that Ford uses. But I cannot find a particular area where Ford incorporated a spot to hold or place your phone. I would imagine every modern car out there now has...
Ok, so I've been off of the site for a little while now. I finally had some time to come back and explain how I got the upfitter switches to work.
Basically it all came down to a couple of items. One being this info:
that someone else...
My wife requested a louder horn in our 2016 Transit. Does anyone have any experience adding an air horn? Any dos and don‘ts to consider? how much of a teardown is required to get to the factory horn? Thanks for any and all help.