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Updating the AppCar-DiagFCA software

No problem Jerry; Glad I could help.
Big Blue did you have any luck Updating the AppCar-DiagFCA software?

I emailed the company about potential virus in the software. They responded with telling me there was no Trojan in the download. They also suggested to use the non install version.

I was just wondering how things went since you last installed the upgraded software. I'm leary of downloading it.
 

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Big Blue did you have any luck Updating the AppCar-DiagFCA software?

I emailed the company about potential virus in the software. They responded with telling me there was no Trojan in the download. They also suggested to use the non install version.

I was just wondering how things went since you last installed the upgraded software. I'm leary of downloading it.
I reinstalled the software and I will not attempt to update the software again; It works just fine as it is and there is no need to update it. Apparently according the AppCar Diag, it's a false positive from my Webroot AV software.

I'm not chancing it; I'd recommend sticking with the original download you get when you first buy the software - there really is no need to update it.
 

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I reinstalled the software and I will not attempt to update the software again; It works just fine as it is and there is no need to update it. Apparently according the AppCar Diag, it's a false positive from my Webroot AV software.

I'm not chancing it; I'd recommend sticking with the original download you get when you first buy the software - there really is no need to update it.
I totally agree with you. Originally I was going to update but then saw your comments about it. I emailed the company and they responded. I still decided to go with the original software download.
 

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Blue, update on my remote start. It's still not working. I've replaced the hood switch, the doors are locking properly, the rear hatch is closed and locked. The vehicle is in park. There are no dash lights, there are no stored codes except for the park assist. When I double click the FOB button the lights will flash and the horn honks once. When I'm close to the Jeep it sounds like I hear the relay kicking in but it's still not starting. I'm wondering if I have another control fuse or relay out or if the module is out. I don't know where the remote start control module is located.
So for now I'll just accept that it doesn't work.
Thank you everyone for your thoughts on this
 

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Blue, update on my remote start. It's still not working. I've replaced the hood switch, the doors are locking properly, the rear hatch is closed and locked. The vehicle is in park. There are no dash lights, there are no stored codes except for the park assist. When I double click the FOB button the lights will flash and the horn honks once. When I'm close to the Jeep it sounds like I hear the relay kicking in but it's still not starting. I'm wondering if I have another control fuse or relay out or if the module is out. I don't know where the remote start control module is located.
So for now I'll just accept that it doesn't work.
Thank you everyone for your thoughts on this
Did you check your fuses in the junction block? Particularly the fuse for Module-Sentry Key Remote Entry?

 

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During Thanksgiving break if the weather holds good then I
ll be checking it out some more.
Sounds like a plan Jerry, keep me posted if you don't mind.

I did find this thumbing though a 2007 XK owners manual though;

In order to remote start your vehicle, the hood, liftgate,
and all of the doors must be closed.

To remote start your vehicle, press the “Lock” button on
the key fob once, then within three seconds press the
“Remote Start” button twice.
To indicate that the vehicle
is about to start, the parking lights will flash and the horn
will sound briefly.

Once the vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15
minutes. To cancel remote start, press the “Remote Start”
button twice within two seconds.

To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a
remote start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the
“Unlock” button on the key fob. After the vehicle is
unlocked, you have 60 seconds to enter the vehicle, insert
the key into the ignition, and move it to the RUN
position. Otherwise, the engine will cancel remote start
and automatically turn off.

Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur:

• If the engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500
• Any engine warning lamps come on
• The hood is opened
• The hazard switch is pressed
• The transmission is moved out of P (Park).

The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of
two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one
failed start, where the remote start sequence was initiated
but cancelled before the engine begins to crank. After
either of these conditions, or if the Vehicle Theft Alarm is
alarming, or if the PANIC button was pressed, the vehicle
must be reset by inserting a valid key into the ignition
and moving it to the RUN position, then back to LOCK.
 

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Thank you for a interesting post
You are quite welcome. Glad you enjoyed it & welcome to the forum @Umbrelalala. Post some pics of your XK and a brief introduction over in the new member section when you're able;

 

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I have a cheapo bluetooth OBD2 adaptor and I used the software OBD JScan (Android, I think there's an iOS version too) to disable my TPMS. It only cost $27 CAD per VIN (~$20 USD). Seems to do a pretty good job of scanning all the various modules and allowing all sorts of modifications. This could be a cheaper options for some, I'm not sure how the two apps compare on other features, though.
 

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I have a cheapo bluetooth OBD2 adaptor and I used the software OBD JScan (Android, I think there's an iOS version too) to disable my TPMS. It only cost $27 CAD per VIN (~$20 USD). Seems to do a pretty good job of scanning all the various modules and allowing all sorts of modifications. This could be a cheaper options for some, I'm not sure how the two apps compare on other features, though.
Yep, there are a few different ways to go about it that may be more cost effective, as you've pointed out.
 

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I have a cheapo bluetooth OBD2 adaptor and I used the software OBD JScan (Android, I think there's an iOS version too) to disable my TPMS. It only cost $27 CAD per VIN (~$20 USD). Seems to do a pretty good job of scanning all the various modules and allowing all sorts of modifications. This could be a cheaper options for some, I'm not sure how the two apps compare on other features, though.
I bought and tried this gadget. It did not work for me. I kept getting 'operation failed' error message. Bummer
 

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Jerry; Any luck with this?
I haven't had the time to check it out more. The holidays were pretty bus for me with work and all. Plus the weather had been crappy. My remote start is still not working. I bought the mopar hood latch sensor and still not working. I'm thinking it's a programming thing associated with the clockspring possibly. I still have no codes tripped except for the park assist error. I just did the key trick yesterday and all is clear.
 

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I haven't had the time to check it out more. The holidays were pretty bus for me with work and all. Plus the weather had been crappy. My remote start is still not working. I bought the mopar hood latch sensor and still not working. I'm thinking it's a programming thing associated with the clockspring possibly. I still have no codes tripped except for the park assist error. I just did the key trick yesterday and all is clear.
Did you ever check the fuses in your junction block like I mentioned a few posts ago Jerry?
 

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Did you ever check the fuses in your junction block like I mentioned a few posts ago Jerry?
Honestly I'm thinking it's a programming thing. I think it's the FOB as I have had a few light issues with it. I replaced the battery with a new one but the new one seems weak. It doesn't have a great range to unlock the doors or open the tailgate. I have to be pretty darn close. So I will buy a new battery again and check it out. It's winter here and I don't have garage space to work on the Jeep. I will be doing full suspension work come spring time and it warms up. At that time I'll check it out more. The Jeep runs fine and as I mentioned earlier.....no tripped codes except for the park assist.
 
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