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Moving 12volt solutions remote from a 2017 to 2020

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Uga85tacoma, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. Feb 5, 2021 at 8:47 PM
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    Uga85tacoma

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    Hi, I purchased a 12volt remote start for my 2017. Now I have traded my 2017 for a 2020. I removed the remote start from my 2017 and want to put it in my 2020. However, 12volt tech support said that it won't work as is. This was their reply, " I will need to purchase the tl8+ adapter portion and do a reset and reprogram on the module and then a 7 red flash fix and you will have the ability to remote start." Has anyone tried this? I am pretty good at DYI, but I get nervous when I start cutting wires on my truck.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2021 at 4:38 AM
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    Most of the 2020 remote starters are now a one plug DCM T-connection. Much easier/cleaner install on passenger slide.

    My guess is that you're not going to save much if you have to return for reflash. You could probably reflash and install on the driver side with the existing BCM/Ignition harness like on your 17, but there's an additional wire that would need to be interrupted on the passenger side for 2020.

    Watch some 2020 install videos on youtube.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    Hi. Thanks for the reply.
    The adapter is only about $20 and everything else they said I can do. I have to do a reset on the module I have. It doesn’t have to be sent back for a flash. I considered buying a new module but for a 2020 it and the phone module like I have is nearly $500. I’m just not very excited about cutting wires so I was checking to see if anyone else had done this.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2021 at 8:28 AM
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    Yeah, sorry, can't help with the conversion...
    I bought a new 2020 kit for $199 and re-used my old cell module.
    Sold my old remote start on here for 1/2 cost and really wasn't out that much money.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2021 at 11:07 AM
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    Thanks. I had considered that too and reusing my phone module. Did you have to reset the phone module or did it work as is with the new remote?
     
  6. Feb 6, 2021 at 12:44 PM
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    My 18 was a manual trans, and the "N2 Designs" remote start module was a Fortin EVO-ONE.
    My 20 is an automatic, and the new "Start-X" remote start is a Fortin EVO-ALL.
    I'm pretty sure I had to use a different wire adapter for the cell module due to switching remote start module types.
    It was definitely just an unplug-replug, and normal programming at the remote start module.
    I went with Start-X because they were early to the single DCM connection. BUT... when I connected the cell module I found that the unlock function didn't work. I contacted them and was told that they didn't include the unlock function in the wiring harness. Not a deal breaker, but if N2 Designs would have had the single DCM connection at that time I would have definitely when with their remote start to have unlock.
    If you PM N2 Designs and let them know what you have now, I'm sure Jimmy would make sure they include the right adapter when they ship.
    (You probably have the same ASCL6 cell module that most remote start companies sell- photo below)
    The N2 Designs 2020 kit is $199 for reference.

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