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Digital high-current remote start system for select 2012-up Subaru vehicles

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About the Fortin EVO-ONE-SUB1

Remote start your vehicle — precool in summer, preheat in winter

Choosing the right remote start system and installing it in your vehicle has become a lot simpler and more affordable with this all-in-one Fortin EVO-Series package. The EVO-ONE-SUB1 system includes a digital interface module, which bypasses your vehicle's immobilizer circuits so you can start it without a key, and a T-harness that'll connect the module to your specific vehicle. 

Remote start your vehicle — precool in summer, preheat in winter

Choosing the right remote start system and installing it in your vehicle has become a lot simpler and more affordable with this all-in-one Fortin EVO-Series package. The EVO-ONE-SUB1 system includes a digital interface module, which bypasses your vehicle's immobilizer circuits so you can start it without a key, and a T-harness that'll connect the module to your specific vehicle. 

Vehicle-specific harness simplifies the installation

While not quite plug-and-play, the harness connections cut down installation time considerably, so you do-it-yourselfers out there can save a little money. Fortin includes a code on the package that you use on their website to download and print detailed, illustrated instructions for your installation. In addition, Crutchfield offers free lifetime tech support, via our toll-free telephone number, to help ensure your remote start installation goes smoothly.

Use your factory remote

You start your vehicle by pressing the lock button on your factory key three times. This system lets you start your car from as far away as the key will lock and unlock your doors. Note: This feature works on most vehicles, but in certain select vehicles, the factory key won't work with this remote start system and an RF kit will be required for installation. Please contact us for more details.

Optional RF remotes increase the range

If you want to be able to start your car from inside your home or office, for instance, you can extend your range by simply plugging in one of these RF remote kits to the interface module.

Fortin RF641W 1-way, 4-button RF remote kit, 1500-foot range ($80)

Fortin RF642W 2-way, 4-button RF remote kit, 2500-foot range ($120)

Each RF kit contains two remote controls, an antenna module, and harness. Both kits let you remotely lock and unlock the doors, pop open the trunk, and perform other functions in addition to starting your engine.

Integrates with your factory security system too

The EVO-ONE-SUB1 also gives you control over your vehicle's factory security system's basic functions like horn-honking, light-flashing, and door-locking, giving you a little peace of mind when you get into your running car.

The EVO-ONE-SUB1 bypass module requires a Fortin FLU-100.2 Flash Link Updater in order to program it to work in your vehicle.

If you know how to use a multimeter and have experience working with your vehicle's electrical system, you should be able to install this remote start system yourself. If not, please consider having your system professionally installed.

To ensure vehicle compatibility, please enter your vehicle information. Your order will be reviewed by our Car Experts group, who will contact you if further information or recommended accessories are needed.


Product highlights:

  • remote start system
  • works in select 2012-up Subaru vehicles with regular key starting
  • requires FLU-100.2 Flash Link Updater (#938FLU1002) for programming
  • vehicle-specific harness included
  • uses factory key to start vehicle remotely
  • also controls factory security basic functions
  • remote start function is for fuel injected, diesel, and hybrid vehicles with automatic transmissions only
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the box:

  • EVO-ONE remote starter and alarm interface module
  • THAR-SUB1 harness
  • Valet switch with 36" wires (2-pin plug)
  • 20-pin General Purpose harness with 36" wires
  • 6-pin Bypass Relay harness with 36" wires
  • 5-pin CAN-Bus harness with 36" wires
  • Hood pin switch
  • EVO-ONE Quick Installation Guide
  • User Guide
  • THAR-ONE-SUB1 Parts Included diagram
  • Wire Color activation key card
  • Warning/Attention sticker

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Impressed with this Fortin Remote Start

Chris from Bridgeview, IL on 8/25/2019

2019 Subaru Crosstrek

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I installed this Fortin remote start system in my 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. This review is primarily covering the initial impression and the installation process. It's only been installed a few days and so far it's working perfectly but I can't give a long term review of the performance just yet. My initial thoughts when I opened the box was, wow the module itself is small, definitely smaller then some of the units from 5 or 6 years ago especially considering this unit is a remote start, bypass module in one and the starter relays are contained within the module itself. This unit is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand, which makes it very easy to locate it in the under dash for installation purposes. The T-Harness this unit comes with is a great feature. Some of the negative reviews come from the T-Harness, just be aware that the T Harness only covers the starter wires. It'll save you time and having to splice the starter wires in the steering column but it does not make the unit a total plug and play install. Aside from the T-Harness there are about 7 additional wires you will have to splice in to in the Crosstrek wiring. The install instructions and wiring guides that Fortin provides are great. You get detailed explanation and location info and description of the wires you need to tap in to, including photos that are vehicle specific. As usual, Crutchfield was great, fast shipping and great customer service. Fortin also provides great customer service inf

Pros: Easy to install Works with factory key fob/remote T-Harness included Feature Rich You are provided with just about all the info you will need to install backed by good customer support by Crutchfield and Fortin

Cons: Programming and configuration instructions are somewhat confusing Requires purchase of firmware flashing unit

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Works great, installation is a challenege

Crutchfield customer from Fairfax, VA on 7/27/2019

2015 Subaru Forester

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This works great for my 2015 key start Subaru Forester. The installation directions are a little vague however, the material provided is quite accurate. The Fortin technical support is excellent however, they are only open m-f until 6 pm.

Pros: Works great, highly configurable

Cons: Installation instructions vague in key areas

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Wife didn't know how nice it would be.

Crutchfield customer from Palmyra, VA on 1/11/2019

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So far it is very nice wife likes it. Jumping in a warm car



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Does Not Work For Subaru Forester !!!

James from Portland, ME on 2/15/2018

2015 Subaru Forester

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Despite what Crutchfield's listing says, Fortin, the manufacturer, today directly confirmed that the EVO-ONE-SUB1 does not work out of the box for a 2015 Subaru Forester. I had purchased an installation card and was thus saved much of the headache experienced by the two other reviewers here, who also tried to install the EVO-ONE on their own without success. My installer, who's been in the remote starter installation business for 12 years and installs many EVO-ONE units in other types of cars, spoke with Fortin directly and told me that they absolutely confirmed the EVO-ONE requires an additional RF unit to work in the 2015 Forester. This information was in direct contrast to what a Crutchfield advisor told me over the phone when I was shopping for the unit. Both the Crutchfield site and advisor told me that the EVO-ONE would work with the original Subaru key fob (three unlock clicks), which was the reason I chose the EVO-ONE over other remote start products that required a separate fob. So, if you own a late model Subaru and want a Fortin remote system, you'll have to spring another $100+ for the RF kit. That's what I ended up doing, since our Subaru dash was already open and I had purchased the rest of the equipment anyway. But still a major downer after being promised something else entirely. BOTTOM LINE: NO GO FOR LATE MODEL SUBARU.



Crutchfield response on 2/26/2018
We're sorry for the trouble, James. According to notes associated with James's order on the day of his purchase, it does appear that one our 12-volt specialists, Lee, informed this customer of the need for the RF remote if James's Subaru was not made in Canada. One of our Customer Support advisors, Sabra, also helped James in setting up a refund for a part he ended up not needing for his installation.

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One solid NOPE!

Goran from Arvada, CO on 1/3/2018

2015 Subaru Forester

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Let me start this review by stating that this was far from my first rodeo with wiring, splicing, firmware programming, or vehicle electrical work. I have 15 years of experience of servicing complex electronic equipment, so when I read the testimonies of those who were having trouble I assumed those were just folks who got in over their head by trying to save a few $ on the installation. Certainly, an "expert" like me would be fine and in and out in 1h max, right ;)? Well, in one word - wrong. This unit is made to fit in all vehicles. From what I have seen, the only thing that makes it Subaru specific is the cable and the harness that connects it to the ignition, and the schematic you get showing you where to find the wires you need to connect to. The brain is the same and what makes it work with your vehicle is the programming that you download from their server. You specify the model/make/year and, boom - there it is. Except, not really. You end up with a confusing list of options, most of which seem like they have nothing to do with your car, but somehow play the role in the configuration. I started my day by not being able to remote start, and ended by not being able to shut it off with the key once it remote started. Long story short, I fought this unit for one whole day, placed 3 calls to Crutchfield tech support, browsed the Fortin troubleshooting tool and user forums, and realized that this is just too unpredictable of a device for me to put in charge of my car's ignition.

Pros: Cool idea

Cons: 1. Complicated configuration process that is not at all well documented 2. Unpredictable device with unpredictable firmware. It seems like it is expected of you to install different versions until you luck out on the one that works. 3. I had it not working, then I had it working, then I had it not working for no apparent reason at all (yes, my wiring was solid). If would give errors specific to the manual transmission even though it was installed and configured for the auto...

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Good product, great service.

Michael from Lockport, IL on 12/12/2017

2016 Subaru Impreza

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I purchased the EVO-One to install in a Subaru. The install went exactly as expected with the wiring diagrams and the pictures I studied online. No issues there. The problem started with the door locks. When remote started, the aftermarket RF remote wouldn't unlock the doors. Talked to Crutchfield and they said it may just work like that. Spoke with the company and they said to hook the door lock analog wires up. I did that and it finally started working as expected. The other issue I had is the parking lights would always be on, as soon as I put the keys in. Fortin said that the unit may be damaged as the relay was not working properly. Called Crutchfield up and they exchanged the unit without any hassles. While I had a couple of issues with the unit, I would say that working with Crutchfield has been a fabulous experience. Always available whenever I called, and was able to exchange the unit when I confirmed there was a problem with it. If it wasn't for this great customer service from Crutchfield, I would leave a 1 star. But because of it, I'm leaving 5.

Pros: Works as expected once everything was sorted out.

Cons: Had to spend a number of hours diagnosing a problem on a unit that was having issues.

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More details on the Fortin EVO-ONE-SUB1

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Features & specs

Lines of Defense
Alarm Y
Pager Warning No
Scan-resistant Remote Codes No
Battery Backup No
Trigger Methods
Glass Break Sensor No
Accessory Pins Yes
Current Sensing No
Arming Method Active
Included Remotes None
Number of Remote Buttons N/A
Number of Remote Functions 5
Two-way Remote N/A
Smartphone Integration No
Factory Security Integration Yes
Number of Cars 1
Hood/Trunk Release Yes
Remote Door Locks Yes
Remote Start Yes
Manual Transmission Compatible Yes
Valet Switch Yes
Manual Override No
Delayed Operations
Entrance No
Exit/Last Door No
Reset/Trigger No
Rearm/Disarm No
Number of Zones 8
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The Fortin EVO-ONE-SUB1 is a combo package containing the EVO-ONE, a universal, all-in-one high-power remote starter, security system, keyless entry, and data interface module. Included with the EVO-ONE module is the THAR-ONE-SUB1 T-Harness for select Subaru vehicles. The EVO-ONE and T-harness are designed to greatly shorten the installation time of the remote start/security system in those vehicles by making many of the connections via direct plug-in harnesses.

Note: This is a complex product, and it is recommended that installation is performed by a professional installer or experienced do-it-yourselfer.

Compatibility: The EVO-ONE-SUB1 is currently compatible with some 36 vehicles, including select 2012-18 Subaru Crosstrek, Forester, Forester XT, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, WRX, WRX STi, and XV Crosstrek. Click here to see if your vehicle is compatible.

EVO-ONE Programming: The included EVO-ONE module is ready to load with the required firmware to bypass the vehicle's immobilizer. The required Flash Link Updater (sold separately) must be connected to the EVO-ONE, flashed for your vehicle, and configured for the desired options before installation. It has a self-learning algorithm that automatically detects the vehicle, which greatly shortens the programming time. The module has three on-board LEDs to simplify the programming and diagnostics of the system.

Remote Start Features: The EVO-ONE remote starter, security system, and keyless entry offers many programmable features. A few of the key features include:

  • Engine Run Time: Gas: 15 min, 7 min, 3 min; Diesel: 30 min, 15 min, 6 min
  • Unlock Pulse Time: Single 0.25 sec, Double 0.25 sec, Single 4 sec, Single 2.5 sec, Single 1.5 sec, Single 0.75 sec
  • Cold Start Time: Interval: Every 3 hours at 23°F, Every 1.5 hours at -23°F; Runtime: programmed length or 5 minutes
  • Diesel Mode: Off, Enabled with 20 sec delay between ignition power and starter crank, Enabled with 10 sec delay, Enabled with no delay
  • Start Attempts: 1, 2, 3
  • Vehicle Type: Gas/Diesel, Hybrid
  • Alarm Duration: 30 sec, 60 sec, 120 sec
  • Trunk Output: Pulse 0.5 sec, Pulse 2.5 sec, Unlock before trunk pulse 0.5 sec, Trunk output at ignition only

User Interface: The EVO-ONE-SUB1 offers three different ways to start the vehicle or control the built-in alarm system:

  • Start the vehicle with the OEM remote by pressing the Lock button 3 times
  • Working with compatible long-range RF remote kits, such as the RF641W or RF642W.
  • Through compatible smartphone modules (such as Compustar Drone and others).

Included Harnesses: The EVO-ONE-SUB1 includes the THAR-ONE-SUB1 pre-wired T-harness with multiple plugs on each end that connect to the EVO-ONE module and the vehicle's OEM wiring. An activation key to is included for a free vehicle wire color diagram.

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