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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
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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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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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 :) )
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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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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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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We have no regulations since we sell a lot of aftermarket car starters. We have excellent cell coverage so there is no good explanation! Ugh
That's just not fair. :crying:
 

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do you pay extra fro the lexus enform app/SERVICE?

I downloaded the app and entered the car VIN#. Now is asking for activation email from Lexus dealership... I never got this.
The first year it is free. After that you have to pick a plan in order for the Cell phone app and I think the Key fob to still work.

If you never got the e-mail you can get it fixed by pressing the SOS button in the car and talking to Lexus Enform directly.
 

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Remote starts for lazy people! Or for getaway drivers! LOL
Unless you live in a really cold or hot area. Then the remote start is really handy to heat up or cool down the car. :D
 

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try living in Canada without a starter. You will get what I mean!!!!
Since it gets up to 115 degrees or hotter here in Phoenix during the Summer I can empathize with you. Remote start is a must.
 
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In general remote starters are good, even if you live somewhere with ideal weather conditions where you can hop in right away without feeling like you're in an oven or a freezer, having it for the sake of giving the engine and related components time to be 'ready' is a prime motivation for me to get one.

Too many people make the mistake of hopping in their cars right away and not allowing it time to get 'ready' before taking off.
I love the "get ready before take off" reference as that is how it feels to me when I drive my car as I feel I'm in a cockpit of a plane. ;)
 

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Ok... I'm back again... :(

I managed to get the app going in and it's great. But I cannot roll the windows down or Turn on the Car with the Key Fob....

PLease help..
To turn the car on using the Fob follow the this procedure:

Press the Lock button 3 times, after each time the parking lights will flash, and on the third time press & 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.

To get the windows to roll down with the Key fob that is a dealer only programming, or you can use an APP called Carista and a Bluetooth enabled ODBII connector and program it yourself like I did. This is the link to the Customization Checklist that Lexus uses. At the bottom of the page is a link to Carista.

RC 350 Customization Checklist & Explanations - Club Lexus Forums
 

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I thought it was funny when I heard your 'winters' are prime time for enthusiasts, meanwhile summers can be way too hot to have a vehicle out at times

Either way, still much nicer than having to deal with the type of weather we do in northern parts of north america :(
I used to live in the NE so I can empathize. Yes, Summer is when many of us car enthusiasts work on our cars so we can drive them in the Fall/Winter/Spring time. Luckily I have a 2 ton AC unit for the garage so even if it is blazing hot out I can still be a cool 70 inside.:cool:

I do hear that Spring is coming to the NE soon, so hang in there.
 
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The salt can be quite annoying, but my mother lives in Saskatchewan and they just use gravel for the roads in the winter. Apparently that can be equally as annoying with dirt and rocks and crap flying everywhere. There is just dust everywhere she says.
Gravel, really, WOW. I've now lived long enough to truly see everything. I see a lot of replaced windshields coming soon. YIKES :eek:
 
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