Remote Starter- How to: For most 97-03 F150's. This one is specific for my 2003 FX4 5.4L I used the following kit from Autozone for ($79.99). It requires you to lose a programmed key(in the bypass module), but it also allows you to crank your truck with "CUT" keys from Lowe's to crank it afterwards. So, you truly don't lose a key. It's not the best setup, but its cheap and serves its purpose in the winter time. The one I used: (Cheap Route) Bulldog Security/Remote starter with integrated bypass module (RS82B) | Remote Starter | AutoZone.com Other options: Bulldog Security/Remote starter with keyless entry (RS1200) | Remote Starter | AutoZone.com Bulldog Security/Remote starter with keyless entry (D500B) | Remote Starter | AutoZone.com The kit I used will have the following materials all included. (Couldn't find a pic with all the materials, so I added the transponder ring wire to pic) Once you open your kit, you need to organize the wires accordingly. 1) Put the Large gauge wires together. These are all separate wires and only have a single pin molex plug on one end. -Both Fused Red Wires -White -White/Red -White/Black -Yellow/Black 2) 9-pin harness: 3) 4-pin plug: 4) Transponder key ring: (loop of wire) with a plug on one end. 5) Module itself Additional materials: General socket set Screwdrivers Electrical Tape Wire Cutters Small Zip ties A roll of small gauge wire (I used 18ga) Velcro/Screws for attaching module to the truck (under the dash) Lets get started: An open/clear place to work and splice wires. *****DISCONNECT NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL******* The first thing you need to do is take off the plastic shroud surrounding the steering wheel. We will also need to take off some of the shrouds over the ignitions wires and fuse box in a moment. Here is how: (thanks to fairlaner) for some of the pics and info 1) Remove the steering column opening cover. Simply pull up from the bottom to remove the top shroud cover around the shift lever 2) Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover to make it easier to get to the ignition wires and plug. Remove fuse panel cover Remove unused gray electrical connector from the lower instrument panel cover Remove 2 screws (7mm) holding hood release lever Remove 2 screws (7mm) holding parking brake release lever Remove 6 screws (2 - 8mm, 4 - 7mm) holding lower instrument panel cover Remove lower instrument panel cover 3)Remove ignition switch lock cylinder Turn the ignition to RUN position Insert a thin punch(or small screwdriver)into hole in bottom of steering column cover to push the release pin. Pull out the ignition switch lock cylinder while pushing in the release pin 4) Remove 3 screws (Philips) and remove the upper steering column cover. http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o544/bklb28/Remote/shroud3.jpg[ /IMG] 5) Once the 3 screws and ignition cyclinder is removed you will need to take off the steering wheel tilt knob. It simply unscrews, use a pair of pliers on the metal part. [IMG]http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o544/bklb28/Remote/IMG_5864.jpg We now have an open station to work with.