i've spent several hours here, looking for a thread with answers to my problem, i've found some similar issues, and have tried many tips that i hoped would work for me, but so far i've not found any resolution.
so i bought a used 2004 ranger yesterday, mint condition, only 100,000 kms. it's in great shape, and everything works just fine, but there is one little bug with the dealer/factory installed remote starter.
after inserting key 1 and turning to on for 3 seconds, then key 2 and turning to on for 3 seconds, the one-way remote starter starts the ignition just as it's supposed to.... exactly one time. after i turn the truck ignition off, the remote starter won't work again unless i do the key 1/key 2 sequence again. from what i've read and learned here, i think the automatic starter interrupt automatically engages again each time i turn the ignition off, and i've not been able to figure out how to disarm this automatic function. maybe that's normal though, and the problem is something else entirely?
the status indicator flashes slowly, a couple of times i noticed a 1:3 pattern, which i know from reading here means a faulty pats key, but that has been intermittent and i think more a result of messing around with everything all afternoon. i'll be sure to get another key cut asap just in case tho. i've tried various procedures using the programming/override button, as detailed in the manual, using my key to unlock the door instead of the fob etc, as well as a few suggestions i found here. honestly i can't even remember anymore everything i've tried, it's all a blur now, lol....but nothing has resolved this issue. i'm convinced the solution is something simple and thus obvious, which is probably why i'm missing it
i apologize for my bad manners, i'm cj, and as often seems the case in my life lately, i find myself having to rely on the kindness of strangers to help me out. i rolled my gorgeous orange 2008 fx4 recently, i will miss that truck forever i think, but this little 2004 lovely makes me smile too, even though she's a much plainer jane, she's been beautifully maintained.
thank you for reading this, and thank you all in advance for any and all help, tips, advice, commiseration you can share.