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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2017, 08:25:54 PM »

I was wondering if someone who installed a Fortin unit could lend a hand here.  I purchased the unit supposedly preprogrammed but I can't seem to get it to work.  I'm not sure if I'm installing it incorrectly or if it's not flashed for use with my existing fob.  I was able to connect it to the steering column and tie into the OBD wire no problem but when it came to programming it with my key I hit a dead end.  When programming the key I get to the last step where the unit it supposed to flash yellow then flash blue.  My unit flashes yellow but then turns solid blue.  That's where I'm stuck, it won't program correctly and thus pressing lock 3X on my key will not start it.  The attached picture shows my unit and I made a few notes near each wire.  There are two connectors that don't fit into the unit so I'm assuming I can disregard those.  There are two other connectors that fit into the unit but are not connected to anything on the other end (just wire ends).  Do those need to be connected to something for the unit to work?  And there is also one slot in the unit that nothing fits in to which I'm assuming can be left empty.  The two connectors shown plugged into the unit I'm sure go there and are required so I'm OK there.  Not sure if I'm missing something so if anyone has any knowledge of these any help would be greatly appreciated.  I'm hoping the unit just needs to be flashed correctly to work with the factory FOB but just want to be sure before I buy the flash updated for it.

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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2017, 05:57:58 AM »

Won't Fortin's cust. service help you out ?
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2017, 08:09:17 AM »

Whats the price difference between this- and a GM remote start unit available at dealer?
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2017, 09:55:04 AM »

$80 for the Fortin unit and between $400 and $500 at the dealer.  At the dealer youíre obviously paying for the parts and labor but also 2 new key FOBs.

Itíll be another $40 if I have to by the flash updater.
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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2017, 10:59:00 AM »

hmmmmmmmmm

that is quite a difference indeed.

I was going to say-- Id prefer OEM.... as there wont be issues down the road with repairs at dealer if needed.
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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2017, 12:01:43 PM »

This Fortin unit is a little more advanced, their top seller with great reviews.
Maybe you can return the old one to upgrade.
Sometimes you get what you pay for.

I also do prefer OEM, never had a problem with the factory installed unit.


https://www.crutchfield.com/p_938EVOONE/Fortin-EVO-ONE.html
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