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2013 F150 w/ factory remote start. Wanting to add SmartStart with existing EVO

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Remote start question...

Currently using the Fortin remote start with a Viper SmartStart module. However, considering swapping over to the FORD remote start to gain the use of the climate control features that it brings...
Don’t want to use the Ford version of Smart Start.
Anyone know if you can use the SmartStart module from Viper with the OEM remote start by Ford? Could the EVO be used as a bypass? Or connected to the OEM remote start.  Would this work by disabling the EVO remote start and allowing it to work with just using the “OEM remote monitoring”?
Haven’t really had much luck digging on the net for the answer. 
I was able to turn all the menus on, activate OEM remote start, etc as a check in advance of buying the ford module. I had previously successfully swapped the LCD cluster into my truck. 
-2013 F150 STX 5.0 SC 
-OEM remote start w/ Viper VSM300
-using Fortin EVO As remote start moment.
asked Aug 13, 2018 in Ford by Joe Allison (190 points)

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No, aftermarket telematics modules like the SmartStart or EvoStart cannot be used to activate the OEM remote starter.
answered Aug 13, 2018 by Rico (54,260 points)