The MyCar is only available in Canada, so that's an important detail, not sure where you're from, but not too many people I imagine will be too helpful on here, just because it probably isn't very common. For the MyCar thing, if you are in the North, best thing to do is to get on the phone with tech support.Thanks to everyone for all the info - bought the evo one and the mycar for my 2018 platinum (H key) - like everyone said, pretty easy and straight forward to install, but I can't get the mycar to program to the evo one.
-Evo one works fine - I can't unlock doors without inserting the key after I remote start it- still can't figure out how some tundra's this works and some it doesn't, but guess i'm a bit unlucky. Also the hold down of the lock button doesn't work for me - need to push it 3 times.
-I didn't realize the mycar just needed the plug into the evo one and not the additional power, ground and yellow that are on it, so I did a little extra wiring/unwiring.
- I can't for the life of me get the mycar to program to the evo one. when I follow the instructions on programming, the only way I can get the evo one to flash blue/red is to unplug everything and then plug in the 6 wire harness while holding down the programming button (like I started the initial evo one programming). Is this what i'm supposed to do? then plug everything in (including mycar?) I've tried it 3 times and different ways and the mycar still won't work. I suspect it may be programming - both were programmed before shipping so I don't have the flashlink but am willing to buy if it finishes this up. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
I was able to order the THAR-ONE-TOY7 cable for a vendor on Amazon. $84. Should be here early next week.
How did you solve the MyCar issue? I am stuck at the learning part and the Evo led will not turn red. I have the flashlink and followed all the instructions to program. Checked the Fortin 2 option....I'm stuckSO... the Mycar does work in the US. Its been working great for me. I really struggled to get it working initially, but once I bought the flashlink device to program the unit myself, it took a couple of times, but it finally accepted the mycar.
Things I learned
- I didn't have to wire the mycar power and ground separately, it really is just plug and play into the evo one.
- wiring the Evo one was pretty quick and easy - i'm sure it'll be easier with the new harness. Programming it is a pain, but once I was able to reflash it, eventually it worked fine
- I wasn't able to use the mycar AND the extended remote fobs as they both plug into the same socket on the evo one.
- My 2018 Tundra unlimited won't unlock after using the remote start with the key fob (quite a pain)
- It will unlock if I use the mycar app
- I still get an occasional alarm when I remote start - haven't been able to establish a pattern for it yet.
Thanks for all the advice on here!
Assuming the Evo-One gets programmed correctly. Mine was Preprogrammed from the guy I bought it from.
Following is key:
No Factory Alarm
No hood pin sensor
So lock 3x and the parking lights flash and beep twice and starts. Parking lights stay on until you unlock, put key in ignition and turn to on position and then put your foot on the brake. Normal stuff.
Mine came programmed for the Factory Alarm but that apparently does not matter if you don't have it but is important if you do.
Mine did not have the factory hood pin switch. Fortin gives you the option to state you do or do not have the hood switch. I went with that. Saved me one less wire to deal with. That's mostly a safety thing. If the hood is open it won't start on somebody.
My understanding with the factory alarm is that when you have the factory alarm the remote start will need to unlock the doors, start the truck and then lock them again otherwise it will set off the alarm. So if you have the factory alarm then enable that feature in the fortin. You can enable it even if you do not have the factory alarm.
Looks like it works, i didn't install the hood pin or the valet switch, and it turns out i DON'T have a "factory alarm" even tho it says stuff like that all over my window sticker and in the truck hahaha... not that i care about that. but start up, shutdown and key take over all happen the way they should, so thanks for all the info everyone!:thx::drive:Just a reminder, if you look at the install guide that I linked earlier you will notice on page 3 there is a connector labeled #5 (for vehicle equipped with factory alarm) This connector is not part of the harnesses you get with the TOY7 harness. So if you do actually have the factory alarm you will need to enable that feature on the Fortin and splice into that wire on the factory connector.