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Hi All,

Many thanks to sajonf for providing the instructions. I just provided some additional information as to what to expect during the process.

Remote starting the car w/o using the Enform Remote App.

Press the Lock button 3 times, and on the third time hold until the parking lights begin to flash, release the lock button.

The vehicle will start within a few seconds.

Pressing the Unlock button or opening the door will shut off the car.

Try it and see how far away you can be to remote start the car with the key Fob and report back.

Enjoy,
Peter
 

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Great instructions, thanks for posting this. Fortunately lexus remotes have been like this for years... having hidden features. I think with older models there was a function that would let you roll down all windows remotely. :D
 

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Great instructions, thanks for posting this. Fortunately lexus remotes have been like this for years... having hidden features. I think with older models there was a function that would let you roll down all windows remotely. :D
My wife's 2004 ES330 is programmed to open all the windows and the Moonroof when you press and hold the Open button.

Even our cars will do that, but Lexus has to program it first. :crying: At least they'll do it for free the first time. >:D
 

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i always found it to be a useless feature but of course a cool feature to have since i don't see much of a reason to have all your windows roll down remotely.
 

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omg your my savior. I've been using this stupid app this is amazing
You are very welcome. I always believe it is good to have options in doing something, and the more options the better. ;)

Speaking of options I just received my Bluetooth enabled ODBII (BAFX)connector to use with the Carista App so I can program my own options, from the list I posted on the options we can do and the dealer has to do.

I like having the ability to change something w/o having to take it to the dealer to get it changed and then charged for it. Yes I know it is free, but only for one time. If you change your mind then you get charged for it.
 

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Knowing how to do things yourself that don't require anything special sure pays off.
That is 100% true.

I finished up changing all the items that the dealer was going to do with Carista, and my Bluetooth enabled ODBII (BAFX)connector. To open up the customization's of Carista you do have to buy the Pro package for $19.99, a one time price, and no yearly renewals. Once you do you have access to everything that the dealer can program. What's better is not only is it good for Lexus, 2007 and up, but other manufactures as well.

Change any option you want as many times as you want to see the differences.

Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :nerd:
 

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Starting the car from the app is not "stupid," it's a great feature due to the fact that you don't have to be in the immediate proximity of the car to start it up. For example: start up the car from your table when the check arrives, or fire up the engine from baggage claim - and a warmed up (or cooled down) interior is ready by the time you arrive at the car. Starting the car from the fob might be handy when the car is parked in the driveway, but that's about it. This app extends the usefulness of the remote start to make it a large benefit in many more situations.
 

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You're my hero!

If the remote can reach the back of the parking lot at work I'll be golden! :)
The farthest I was able to remote start the car in a parking garage was 100'.

I still like the App better for starting up the car from my office, but at least we have other options.
 

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100' won't do it, shame. I was hoping to save the cost of the enform app. However, i really do like the fact that it will notify you if you leave the doors unlocked so I will probably keep it. I'm kinda shocked at how often i do it.

(and it is pretty cool when people when people go what's that? um, I'm locking my car doors because it sent me a notification that they were unlocked :) heh heh :) )
 

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100' won't do it, shame. I was hoping to save the cost of the enform app. However, i really do like the fact that it will notify you if you leave the doors unlocked so I will probably keep it. I'm kinda shocked at how often i do it.

(and it is pretty cool when people when people go what's that? um, I'm locking my car doors because it sent me a notification that they were unlocked :) heh heh :) )
Remember that 100' was in a parking garage and you distance can vary. :laugh:

I love it when I remote start my car, and people are like WTF. It's even more fun when Security comes up and lets me know that my car started by itself. ;)
 
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Remember that 100' was in a parking garage and you distance can vary. :laugh:

I love it when I remote start my car, and people are like WTF. It's even more fun when Security comes up and lets me know that my car started by itself. ;)
Lol

I've seen those reactions from quite a lot of people, mainly being those not into cars and not up to date on how technology has progressed and how it continues to progress.
 

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i have tried doing this on mine.... i cant seem to make it work.:|:|:|:|:|
Make sure you have the Lexus Enform Remote setup and working first. We found that w/o it the Key Fob won't remote start the car. Hope that helps/
 

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Make sure you have the Lexus Enform Remote setup and working first. We found that w/o it the Key Fob won't remote start the car. Hope that helps/
Awesome, starting with key FOB works for me now too, since setting up the Enform app.

What is everyones success ratio with starting the engine using the Enform app? For me it's about 50/50....
 

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No Enform in Canada!!!!! Boooo

It is about time that Lexus Canada smarten up and get the Enform App that you Americans have been enjoying for sometime now. I would love to have all these features.
When? I have heard never so far!
 

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It is about time that Lexus Canada smarten up and get the Enform App that you Americans have been enjoying for sometime now. I would love to have all these features.
When? I have heard never so far!
It might have to do with regulations about remote starting a car and leaving it unattended, wasting gas, or creating pollution. Does Canada have anything like that?
 

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Awesome, starting with key FOB works for me now too, since setting up the Enform app.

What is everyones success ratio with starting the engine using the Enform app? For me it's about 50/50....
It's more, like 70/30, but then it also has to do with cell service and being able to connect.
 
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