Ford Gold Alarm
I'm not sure if this is the best place to put this or not, but i'll give it a shot.
I installed the Ford Gold series alarm/remote start on my truck last year shortly after I bought it. Soldered all connections that I could and tried to make it a very professional install for reliability. All has worked great until last week. I noticed that my remote didn't work. I kinda blew it off and figured the battery had died. Tried it again later in the day and it worked. I ordered a couple of new remote batteries from amazon (much cheaper than local). Installed the new battery and all seemed good, for 2 days, then it quit again. Tested the battery and it shows good. So, I start digging around to see if something came loose. Everything seems to work, except the remote. As I am digging around, and pressing the button randomly to see if I hit a loose wire and it worked!!! But only a couple of times, nothing the rest.
Long story short, if I UNPLUG the antenna from the control box, the remotes and everything work, but only within about 6 feet of the control box, which I would expect. BUT, when I plug in the antenna, it stops working, even if I hold the remote up against the control box. I started wondering if the wire had been pinched and shorted, but after testing, tracing, etc, all checked out. When I got to work this morning, all was working again. I'm wondering if it's picking up some sort of interference? Any ideas?
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