Okay so over the past year I have ventured into installing a few aftermarket car radios and I’m three for four on those. The fourth one had an amp in it that I never sorted out but given enough time I think I can get it done.
Feeling pretty good about all this success I decided to try installing a remote car starter in the 2012 Ford Focus.
Factory OEM Remote Activated Plug and Play Remote Start 2012-2015 FORD FOCUS from Amazon.
Look at that only a few wires and T connectors where it plugs into the harness easy peasy. Oh I did have to use wire taps for two wires on the OBD plug, thats the two pink wires bottom center. I sort of wish they just made a pass through plug for those but this worked once I had my sister check the colors and inform me I had selected the wrong ones.
I also added a long range antennae as it only seemed to allow remote starting from about twenty feet or less away. The price on this seems to fluctuate a lot I found it for about thirty dollars but it is now listed at fifty six and I see the same kit in there for over eighty. All the wires and fobs were unneeded I just found the plug on the above item and connected it.
Five Button RF Add-on Kit
I wouldn’t do this myself without the T harness kit, that made it plug and play. I am happy to report I can start the car from the far end of my driveway now and the car hasn’t burst into flames.