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2008 Lincoln MKZ EVO-All programming problems

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Following the instructions for programming the blue portion. I hold down the programming button then plug in the data cable and the EVO-All blinks blue, red, yellow, blue and red then repeats. The instructions say it should only blink blue, yellow, red then repeat (not sure if this matters). I then release the button when blue and it says on solid. I plug in the remaining wires and put the key into the ignition and turn it to the ON position. The light goes out for a moment then the blue light starts to flash rapidly as per the instructions. At this point I can put the key into the ignition (in the OFF position) and press the lock button 3 times on my remote and the vehicle will start. I can only get the vehicle to shut off by pressing the lock button 3 times again. Pressing the brake or turning the key to ON and pressing the brake and turning the key OFF will not turn the vehicle off (not sure if that even matters at this point in the programming).

Moving on to the red portion of the programming. I unplug all connectors on the EVO-All. Then while holding in the programming button I connect the data cable. Once again I get the blue, red, yellow, blue and red lights repeating. I stop on red and release the button. The red light is now on solid. I insert the first key into the ignition and turn it to the ON position. The red light goes out while the yellow light comes on solid. I wait 3 seconds and turn the key to the OFF position. The yellow light goes out while the red light comes back on solid. I then insert the second key into the ignition and turn it to the ON postions. The red light stays on solid. I wait 3 seconds and turn the key to the OFF position and remove the key. The red light is still on solid. Finally I press the program button and the red light flashes once, I then press the lock button on the remote 3 times (all within the 5 second alloted time) to activate the remote start. The red light does not flash 10 times as per the instructions. The light just stays on solid and the vehicle will not remote start. Any help would be appreciated.
asked Aug 6, 2018 in Lincoln by Shawn Grangood (130 points)

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"I can only get the vehicle to shut off by pressing the lock button 3 times again. Pressing the brake or turning the key to ON and pressing the brake and turning the key OFF will not turn the vehicle off "

 

- Sounds like brake isnt being detected through can. Two options, flash the recommended version per the installation guide to see if that remedys the brake signal OR wire you remote starters brake wire to the vehicle brake wire is also a quick and easy fix. 

 

Since you are having dificulties with the 2 key programming procedure. Try the 1 key procedure using the flash link Updater/Manager. 

answered Aug 7, 2018 by Derek (204,790 points)
I ordered the flashlink updater and used the 1 key method and it worked. Also the software showed that the brake pedal option was enabled but it still does not work. I ended up running a wire from the remote start to the brake pedal and all is well.

Thank you for your help!
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If you want to see if the EVO is detecting brake...

-- turn key on

-- press in brake

-- test the BLACK wire from the 20-pin connector of the EVO

-- 12V should show up whenever you apply brake.
answered Aug 7, 2018 by Robb (255,340 points)
It had 0 volts so obviously it is not detecting the brake pedal press, so I ended up running a wire from the remote starter to the brake pedal.

Thank you for you help.
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