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To my disappointment my raptors remote start wouldn't work this morning. All I got was a short beep of the horn and the parking lights flashed once. I tried both of my keys and the results were the same. This is the second time this has happened in a 2 week span. It started to work on its own the first time. The truck locks and unlocks like it should. Any suggestions on a possible cause or remedy?

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I have had this happen on a couple of occasions. I narrowed the causation to be the distance I am from the truck when I try to remote start. If it is too far, I am guessing the system "locks" you out because it did not get the correct signal (did not get the full 1 lock plus two start). In any event, it always cleared for me after I started the truck with the key. Start the truck with the key; shut it down; and then try remote start closer to the vehicle. I have noticed that some friends after market remote starts have twice the distance as Ford's factory remote start. Good luck.
 

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Take a look at your hood trigger. It is located on the drivers side mounted to the fender. The mounting bracket may have to be bent up slightly. Sometimes the switch it knocked down, resulting in the switch not working correctly, thus giving you the symptoms you described. Good luck.
 

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The problem is not distance because his lock/unlock works correctly. I'm sure that when the system started to act up, he stood next to the vehicle and tried to start it. You are correct in that the system doesn't work well beyond 700'

The problem is also not that the truck was left in drive, which is dangerous. He would have figured out the problem as soon as he got in and it didn't start with the key. The problem also happened twice in week.

The hood trigger is meant to disable the remote start when someone is working in the engine compartment. It does not disable the lock/unlock feature. The horn sounds to notify you that the system is disabled. If you slam the hood or lean in to change the air filter, fill the brake fluid, etc, the hood switch/trigger bracket may get bent down slightly. This opens the circuit and the system "thinks" that the hood is open.

I hope the op chimes in when he figures this out.
 

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OP never responded with a fix. Ugh!

Similar issue: Cold weather (Alaska in Jan). 2013 SCREW. Usually parked in garage and the issue ONLY happens when parked outside in very cold weather (10-15* or colder) after sitting for awhile.

No remote start, lights blink twice, horn beeps twice. Everything inside works. Piss/moan, pop hood, go grab cables, come back and the damn thing fires right up (before cables are attached). I'll check the hood sensor (if I can find it) and get back so the next guy might have a solution.
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Take a look at your hood trigger. It is located on the drivers side mounted to the fender. The mounting bracket may have to be bent up slightly. Sometimes the switch it knocked down, resulting in the switch not working correctly, thus giving you the symptoms you described. Good luck.
Fabulous fix thanks , for the help
 
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