IGLA Anti-theft device

You know, they did ask if mine was a diesel right off the bat, said the gas models were an issue. Yours is gas if I remember correctly?

Nevermind, just saw your signature. That might be what is holding you up.
Yep, gas engine. They pulled the software down and it gets uploaded to the engineers tonight. He said turnaround can be between 3 days and 3 weeks. I'd better buy a lottery ticket tonight ... :p

Well, still better than apparently a Chevy truck customer. They only got one button to work. Given that these trucks have a lot of buttons to push, I would not feel adequately protected by a single button.
 
Interesting. That is plenty for me, but would be nice if those other features follow one day. Main key for me is - the truck is parked in the driveway when I wake up or when I leave it somewhere to go shopping or out for dinner.
Bring it up here to Ventura county and I’ll baby sit it for you til Igla is ready. We’re much safer up here. Of course, I’d have to run it around to keep the batteries from dying….
 
When they developed the new software for the 2023s using my truck, my installer noted that the wires in the steering column were different colors from year to year and even within years from trim to trim. This means they have to map what each wire controls to then know which ones to tap into to get the desired functionality.
 
The guys came out and "scanned" the truck. They recorded opening all doors, tailgate, hood, etc. - keeping my fingers crossed this has a quick turnaround.
The scanning work took my install from a half day to 3 - 4 days with the guys working on it about 10 - 12 hours a day, with the main developers in Russia and their backup group in Argentina to get the software code updated, tested, revised, re-tested, etc... until they had it working to their satisfaction.
 
No idea where the idea came from that you can’t have a Ravelco installed in a state other than where you reside for warranty purposes. This is the first I’ve ever heard of it, and makes no sense on its face where the buyer state has no installers. I live in California, and when I had it installed in Kansas last year, both the company and the installer had no issues with where I resided. The issue never came up, and they were aware of my home state when we did billing, registration, and a subsequent follow up for a third fob. Sounds like bad intel to me.
Can you tell me who in Kansas installed your IGLA? The only certified installer I can find is on the Missouri side and it appears they are permanently closed. Thanks.
 
The scanning work took my install from a half day to 3 - 4 days with the guys working on it about 10 - 12 hours a day, with the main developers in Russia and their backup group in Argentina to get the software code updated, tested, revised, re-tested, etc... until they had it working to their satisfaction.
Good to know. I appreciate you chiming in. :)
 
Can you tell me who in Kansas installed your IGLA? The only certified installer I can find is on the Missouri side and it appears they are permanently closed. Thanks.
I talked to K-Town Customs in KC. They are a certified installer. I had originally considered using them for my install, but the timing did not work out. I talked to them in the middle of February.
 
Can you tell me who in Kansas installed your IGLA? The only certified installer I can find is on the Missouri side and it appears they are permanently closed. Thanks.
I believe it was Mash Motors in Witchita. They’re primarily a diesel conversion shop, but two years ago were doing a solid amount of Ravelco installs. Waited a few hours in their waiting room, they gave me info on which circuits were affected, out the door. No problems with it at all.

Note: you said Igla but I had a Ravelco, so responded with that installer. Hope that wasn’t confusing.
 
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I really like the device. It has worked flawlessly.

I don't carry the key fob on me and mostly rely on the phone app to deactivate the system so I can shift out of park. On occasion I'll use the button sequence to deactivate. This works great when I'm driving, but is a pain when I go somewhere that has valet and I haven't planned ahead to bring the fob. I won't put it into service mode for valets. I'll generally tell them to let me park and retrieve it as they won't be able to shift it out of park.

The app runs in the background on my phone and it seems like it requires me to go in about once a week to turn on the app again. The button sequence on works fine otherwise.

Key thing to note in your phone somewhere is the button sequence for service mode as I forgot it recently when I needed to take it in to an out of town dealership.

Chris and Corey at 4-D are great to work with and I'm confident you'll have a good experience if you decide to have them install it.
Did you get 1 or 2 key fobs?
 
Any concerns around this voiding any warranties or Ford ESP?
Like all aftermarket mods, they would have to prove the mod caused the issue that you're seeking warranty repair. Of course a dealer could make that process really painful if they wanted.
 
Heard back from my IGLA installer. The updated software for my truck is ready and it looks like he is able to come out tomorrow.
Keep us posted how the install goes with IGLA.
 
Today I had the IGLA system installed. Really happy with how it all went A few thoughts on the install and product.

Took my guy about 3 hours
Loved how he walked me through everything as many times as I wanted and I sat in the drivers seat and did the key things so I understood it and felt comfortable with it
I paired my own phone to the truck on the app - Made sure it worked
Set my own code
Verified the fobs worked
Verified and used service mode - Cool Feature

When I arrived he took the shrink wrap off the box and opened it with me.
The unit it self is so small About the size of a thumb drive width and length but skinnier with wires sticking out
They do not tell customers where its installed - or he says they aren't supposed to as it keeps criminals from coming in and learning where to look for it. - so Like another on here said I have no clue where it is.

I like all the redundancy to be able to get access if somethings goes wrong or you forget your code, lose your phone, loose the fobs, etc.. even if you loose the card they give with with a scratch off to get the code to get back in they can use the items serial number to get you back in as well.

I am sold haha I guess I should be as I already have it on. Id definitely recommend from my experience thus far.
 
Well, this is taking much longer than anticipated and maybe even carries the unfortunate crown of the longest IGLA install ever. I am becoming a bit doubtful about this at this point.

Today, the system was supposed to be fully installed. Two weeks ago, they scanned and downloaded my truck's software to give it to engineering. That day, they spent 4-5 hours onsite. They came back today after receiving the updated firmware from engineering on Tuesday. Engineering was even on standby for minor tweaks if needed.

Three guys showed up today. One did absolutely nothing. One of the other two did the majority of the work. He spent hours inside the truck, very little under the hood if at all. The second guy became involved later in the process. Through my driveway camera, it looked like it was progressing, but I was wrong. They started at 8.30 AM and left after 1.00 PM.

It has to go back to engineering again for more tweaks. They also need to pick up different tape to masquerade the wiring correctly. Apparently, my truck has a different tape color?!

I actually have the feeling, my truck is being used by IGLA as the master template for the 2024s. Otherwise I cannot explain why I still don't have a working IGLA system installed. Based on the number of hours they spent onsite, there is no way that this can be profitable unless they change the pricing on me (at that point they can uninstall it and take it with them).

As mentioned, I am doubtful. Did I make the right decision to go with an IGLA system? Is this actually an IGLA problem, or is it the installer?
 
Sorry to hear about that. Is the IGLA issue specifically for the 2024 7.3L gas or also the 6.7L diesel as well?
 
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