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Fortin RF642W

Two 2-way 4-button remote controls with 3500-foot range for Fortin remote start systems

MFR # RF642W

Fortin RF642W

Fortin RF642W

Two 2-way 4-button remote controls with 3500-foot range for Fortin remote start systems

MFR # RF642W

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Easy installation, amazing range

Jason from ALBUQUERQUE, NM on 9/16/2019

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Purchased this kit to extend the pitiful range that my OEM fob afforded with an EVO-ALL module installed as a standalone starter in my 2019 Tacoma. I already owned the module and programmer, but Crutchfield customer service contacted me shortly after placing my order the ensure that I understood that this kit did require additional parts. Upon confirmation, my order was sent out quickly and I was able to install the kit on the same evening I received it after work. Installation was simple; I simply needed to use the Fortin FLU-100.2 to update my EVO-ALL to the latest firmware version, and enable the "Fortin2" protocol. Programming the antenna and fobs were very simple and straight-forard. In all, it took me less than 30 minutes from opening the box to starting my truck with the new fob. The range of these fobs are amazing. I can start my truck from inside my office and the 2-way confirmation on the fob tells me if communication with the truck was successful. I am extremely pleased with this kit and especially the quality service the Crutchfield team has consistently demonstrated since my first purchase 20 years ago!

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Fortin Tech support is the worst int the world! More than calling AT&T

Crutchfield customer from Rock Hill, SC on 5/19/2019

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2009 Chevy Avalanche LS gas, installed EVO-ALL last Saturday. With OEM remote truck would start if I was within 10' of it. Any further & truck would recognize RF signal (lock, unlock) but would not remote start. If trucks factory RF receiver can pick up OEM remote signal why can't Fortin use this without having to buy the RF extended range kit? $$$$? Anyway, got the RF extender kit (642w Crimestopper) connected it up following instructions, programmed both remotes, EVO-ALL would pick up the after market remote signals (lock, unlock, etc.) but truck would not start. Now it would not start with OEM remote either. Reset EVO-ALL to factory. Re-did basic install, truck would not start with OEM. Reset EVO-ALL again. This time when connected to computer I was informed there was a firmware upgrade. Upgraded from 70.16 to 70.36. Did entire basic install process again. Truck would not start. Reset EVO-ALL again. Connected to computer to restore firmware back to 70.16. Re-did basic install. When connected to computer now I'm informed "Decrytor limit has been reached"! Argh!!!!! Tried contacting Fortin tech support via telephone. They are closed Saturday & Sundays. How stupid! Are the French not aware of the term " Weekend Mechanics "? No link to email Fortin. Just the question section under Support. I made my post and waiting for a typical French reply, "Oh, you stupid Americans, don't reset or program unit this many times. It's not made for this." Returning all if not working in 7day

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Really bad tech support by Fortin

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Crutchfield customer from Monongahela, PA on 3/11/2019

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I ordered this and received an email from Crutchfield double checking that I understood my purchase and that was ordering the correct item. What service. The fobs work great and price was good too. I recommend Crutchfield

Pros: Price and customer service (even before the purchase)

Cons: No Cons

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Robert from Amarillo, TX on 1/16/2019

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Added the Fortin RF642W RF key fobs to my Fortin EVO-CHR.T5 installation. It was super simple. The hardest part was routing the antenna cable and that wasn't too bad.

Pros: 2500 ft range. You get confirmation that your vehicle has started.

Cons: None

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Nice RF kit

Rog from OH on 1/13/2018

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Works great. Programming was easy once you get the proper instructions. The "key on, key off, key on" for the RF kit doesnt work unless you press the brake 4 times (at least on my Frontier). Fortin doesnt spell that part out in the instructions.

Pros: Easy install, great range

Cons: Poor instructions

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Key Fobs Have Great Range

James from Grafton, WI on 10/2/2017

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Works great. Great tech support! I wanted a system that had great range and this on is it.

Pros: Fantastic range. Easily programmed.

Cons: None that I can think of.

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Clint from Nederland, TX on 2/26/2017

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Works great. Long distance range on locking doors and starting truck. Haven't tried to see how far it will work yet though. Easy to program to Fortin system.

Pros: Long range and easy to setup

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Michael from Chicago, IL on 2/16/2017

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This 2-way RF kit is a perfect companion to a Fortin system. I previously had a standard 1-way RF kit installed with my Fortin, but I was not pleased with its short range and not being able to know if my car actually started when I didn't have a line of sight view. This product has exceptional range, which I have tested at approximately 2000 feet (inside of a building and vehicle was in a heavily congested parking lot). Besides the fantastic range, I am very pleased with the remote providing verification that my vehicle actually started. Now onto installation, the process is very simple to install. The vehicle antenna install and the programming was simple and straight forward. Crutchfield was great in contacting me after I purchased the item to verify that I had the Fortin Flash Link Updater 2. This item is necessary in order to allow this RF kit to work with the Fortin-Evo product. Fortunately, I already had the Flash Kit, but it was great that Crutchfield reached out to me to make sure that I had everything I needed in order to make this product work. Great customer service Crutchfield!

Pros: great range, easy installation, quality product

Cons: requires Fortin Flash Link 2

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glenn from Boone, NC on 2/11/2017

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Good range easy install

Pros: easy range improvment

Cons: must have update tool to activate

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Chris from Rockford, MI on 1/12/2017

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I bought these to go with the Fortin EVO ALL. They are really easy to install and have excellent range. A must have if your factory remotes do not reach very far.

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Crutchfield customer from Washington, IL on 1/3/2017

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Very good range

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Easy Remote Add On for GM 3500HD WT

Cole from Colorado Springs, CO on 12/25/2016

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Bought this to go with the Fortin Evo-All system I installed on my 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. I have a WT model that didn't come with keyless entry fobs from the factory. This plugged right into the GMT3 T-Harness and now I have keyless entry and remote start on my truck for almost $1000 less than what was quoted from the dealership. Installation was plug 'n play. You will need the Fortin Flashlink to flash the system to accept the remotes. Programming was simple and easy. Install took about 20 mins total including disassembly and reassembly. (Haven't checked the range more than about 100 feet, but so far so good)

Pros: Works just like a factory remote Easy Install Nice looking Fobs Colored LED and sound feedback

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from neptune, NJ on 10/30/2016

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easy to install good range it's 2 2way remotes which is nice one for you and one for the wife

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Roberto from San Antonio on 7/1/2016

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Another excellent product from Fortin. I installed a Fortin EVO-MAZT1 (remote start/alarm) in my vehicle a few months ago to integrate with my factory FOB. However, the range wasn't cutting it for myself and I wanted something more as well as the 2-way option which I've had on past systems. Installing the RF642W was extremely easy to integrate into an already installed system. I didn't have to make any additional splices, I only had to mount the antenna, run the wires, reprogram the brain for the RF Extender, and then program the FOBs. Didn't even take 30 minutes. The range is awesome and I'm glad I have 2-way functionality back. Really satisfied with the Fortin brand and products after using DEI for so long. Just make sure if you're adding this to the Fortin Family of systems you have a Flash Link updater to interface with the brain.

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Had these remotes and the Fortin remote start added to my Wrangler JK

Guest from richmond, VA on 3/11/2016

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I had these remotes and the Fortin remote start added to my Wrangler JK a few weeks ago. It works awesome. I work on the 6th floor and it will start my Jeep on the third floor of the parking deck below. This is awesome.

Pros: Distance

Cons: None

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Incredible technology

charles from Richmond, Indiana on 2/24/2016

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Plug it in, program the remote to you module and you are off and running. Simple easy and works great. Very satisfied and extremely happy with Crutchfield's technical support. They were there and very pleasant to work with.

Pros: Great distance peace of mind confirmation that the vehicle is actually running (two way remote syatem)

Cons: None

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Great product

Joe Mama from Ohio on 2/2/2016

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Best rf remote for Fortin Evo-All that I e tried

Pros: Works

Cons: None

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Long range 2way remote

Brandon from Attleboro ma on 2/1/2016

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Fantastic addition to my fortin evo all. The range on this product is unbelievable. My favorite part of this is that you can use the remote to keep your car running while you take your keys in the store with you to run an errand without ever shutting the vehicle iff

Pros: Easy install great range ...great product

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Fortin RF642W is the best

monoroto from Brighton, MA on 1/26/2016

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I installed this RF module with an EVO One installation after using a REVO 1 RF module that had very poor range. The range on this is phenomenal. The signal goes through walls and I can literally start my car from my office at work. The bonus is the led and audio feedback that tells you if the start succeeded (green led) or failed (red led) and tells you the status, such as blinking LED while running and a red led flash and audio prompt when the system shuts the car off after 15 minutes.

Pros: Amazing range, audio and visual feedback, compact size, bonus opens doors and trunks too, easy installation (with Evo One)

Cons: A little pricey for an RF module, but when compared to lower priced ones, its definitely worth the extra money

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Finally a good rf kit for the Evo series

Joe mama from Ohio on 1/9/2016

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I have tried several other rf remote manufacturers and this one has been by far the best and the range is actually comparable to the advertised distance I lie so many other kits, looking at you crime stopper.

Pros: Easy to install. Works as advertised. The quality of the remote is nice

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Great Key FOBs and Great Range!

T.J. from Illinois on 1/5/2016

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These key FOBs worked great once I synced them with my wife's Evo One remote start. The range is amazing! Good feed back response (both visually with LEDs and sound confirmation) as to whether or not the car received the signal and starts.

Pros: Great range. Easy to sync with the Evo One...once I got the antenna for the Evo One hooked up in it's proper place.

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