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Remote Start install complete for 3rd Gen with H-key

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Shadowray, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Dec 23, 2016 at 2:02 PM
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    Shadowray

    Shadowray [OP] 3rd Gen back to 2nd Gen...

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    Just finished installing the Fortin Evo One on my 2016 Tacoma with H Key. Allows you to use your OEM key remote to start the vehicle and unlock the vehicle once it's started. I know there's a system being sold for the push button guys but there didn't seem to be a lot of info for us H Key guys so I thought I would do the install and post some info.

    Pretty easy install but one should have basic wiring knowledge. All I purchased was the Evo One and the Flashlink2 to be able to program the unit. Some folks that sell the Evo One will flash the unit for you but I thought it would be best to have the flashlink2 unit in case there are updates in the future. I spent $109 for the Evo One and $43 for the flashlink2.

    I made a quick video on YouTube. I will try and post a link but I am new to this video linking stuff.

    Update: I was also just able to add the Drone Mobile to remote start from my smartphone. Works great!!!

    Any questions PM me, happy to help others.
    https://youtu.be/ezIarLCA7lQ
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  2. Dec 23, 2016 at 6:27 PM
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    thechadd3

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    Will this work with the manual trans?
     
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  3. Dec 23, 2016 at 6:31 PM
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    Shadowray [OP] 3rd Gen back to 2nd Gen...

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    Not sure about manual transmission, check out their website
     
  4. Dec 23, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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  5. Dec 23, 2016 at 6:56 PM
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    Finally, a kit for us with the dinosaur key!
    Thanks for the info!
     
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  6. Dec 23, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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    So the Evo one works as the immobilizer bypass as well? I got a viper system and used an "evo key" but was never able to get the immobilizer bypass to work. Just stuck the key in the ignition and called it good. I think it probably needs an update for my g key.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2016 at 7:18 PM
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    Shadowray [OP] 3rd Gen back to 2nd Gen...

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    Yep the Evo One is an all in one unit. Had to call Fortin a couple times to make sure it did what I wanted it to do. They were very helpful.

    i believe it's also compatible with the Drone Mobile so you can use your cell phone to control it. That's another $150 I wasn't ready to pay, maybe down the road I will add it.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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    Nice and you H key guys don't even have to worry about it shutting off when you open the door. :annoyed:
     
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  9. Dec 23, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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    Well done! Congrats on your install.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2016 at 8:37 PM
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    thats actually what i did i have viper and a dball2 and cant get it to work so i leave my spare in it when i am somewhere safe to do that
     
  11. Dec 25, 2016 at 6:40 AM
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    Do the units come with detailed wiring and installation instructions?

    Can you provide links to the two products you purchased?
     
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  12. Dec 25, 2016 at 6:53 AM
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    Yes the instructions are detailed and it includes photos etc...if you go to Fortin website just select your vehicle and look for the Evo One for the vehicle you have and you can also search for the flashlink2. I included pics of both units in my original post.

    https://fortin.ca/en/vehicles/toyota/tacoma/2016-h-key/
     
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  13. Dec 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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    Hi will this work with my base model "16" SR? Mine didn't come with a key fob or built in key fob there is a h on my key itself though
     
  14. Dec 31, 2016 at 4:13 PM
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    I would check the Fortin website, I am not sure and would hate to give you inaccurate information.
     
  15. Jan 15, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    Update: I was able to add the Drone Mobile to the Evo One to remote start from my smartphone. Works great and the annual subscription is one of the lowest I have seen! Also comes with 30 day free trial.
     
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  16. Jan 15, 2017 at 9:46 AM
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    Did you have to run an antenna module or anything up thru your headliner?
     
  17. Jan 15, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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    Nope, just plug the Drone into the Evo One unit took about 15 mins to install
     
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  18. Jan 15, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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    did you find out?
     
  19. Jan 15, 2017 at 10:14 AM
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    Shadowray [OP] 3rd Gen back to 2nd Gen...

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    You need to check with Fortin. Go online or call them.
     
  20. Jan 15, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    Headliner would actually be a poorer placement IMHO since you'd be putting it under the metal roof.

    See my SmartStart install DIY for a great spot behind the instrument cluster. I get a good signal there. Lower down would typically also work, but it was so easy to get behind the instrument cluster I saw no reason not to go there.

    Interesting on the Drone vs Smartstart plan pricing. Drone is better on the annual/basic but worst on the annual/enhanced plan pricing.
     
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