CompuSTAR Pro system Installation manual

CM6200 Starter System
Installation Manual
MODEL: RF-2W900FM-5PT
Firstech, LLC.
21903 68th Ave S.
Kent, WA 98032
Phone. 888-820-3690
Fax. 206-957-3330
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Version 7.11
Starter System
CM6200 Install Guide
Table of Contents
Introduction
Kit Contents
Installation Basics
Remote Programming Routine
Placement and Use of Components
Common Procedures
Wiring Descriptions
Option Programming Tables
Option Menu Descriptions
Special Option Groups 1 & 2
Option Programming
Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
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Introduction
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Thank you for purchasing this Firstech system for your vehicle. The following installation manual is intended
for experienced and authorized Firstech technicians. We highly recommend that you contact your local
Firstech dealer and seek professional installation. Call 888-820-3690 or visit our websites at www.
compustar.com to locate your nearest dealer. If you need additional or replacement remotes and/or online
support please visit www.compustar.com/dealersupport.
Caution: The Manufacturer’s warranty will be void if this product is installed by anyone other than an
authorized Firstech dealer. Firstech provides installation support services to authorized dealers only.
This manual may change frequently. Please check www.compustar.com/dealersupport for updates.
Kit Contents
CM6200
All Firstech FT-6200S CONT controllers include the following:
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CM6200 main control module
Wiring diagram sheet
Main ignition wiring harness with two external relays
Wiring harnesses
Hood pin
RF Kits with remote(s), Antenna, and Antenna Cable are not included with the FT-6200S CONT.
The following sensors are available but not included with every system:
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Auto lock and unlock system (FT-EZGO)
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Secure valet switch (FT-VALET GREY)
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Thermister temperature sensor (FT-TEMP SENSOR) (Drone and 2 Way remote LCD systems)
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DAS sensor (FT-DAS)
The remote(s) and antenna are modular and are not specific to the control modules. You have the ability
to pair almost any Firstech remote(s) and antenna receiver to the CM6200. This includes all 4 and 6 pin
antennas.
Any questions on contents please contact your distributor or us directly at 1.888.820.3690, Monday
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If you are new to installing Firstech Series Remote Starts and/or Alarms, we highly recommended that you
thoroughly review this manual to installing your first unit.
Key Points to Consider Before Installation:
You must code remotes to this system before anything will function. Program remotes by cycling the ignition
ON / OFF five times within seven seconds and press and release button 1 (half second) on the first remote,
and then press and release button 1 (half second) on the second remote.
DAS Sensor:
The DAS sensor monitors forward movement for remote starting manual transmissions. See the DAS Sensor
section of this manual for details.
Internal green/white loop must be cut for AUTOMATIC transmission vehicles.
By default, the units come in MANUAL transmission mode. You will need to cut the green/white loop inside
the control module if you are installing the unit in a AUTOMATIC transmission.
Tach learning procedure:
Learn tach by: (1.) Starting the vehicle with the key, (2.) Press and hold the foot brake, then (3.) Activate the
remote start sequence - one chirp and parking light flash indicates that the vehicle tach signal has been
successfully learned. Three chirps and three parking light flashes indicate that the control module failed to
see a proper tachometer signal. (These units have the option for Tachless and 1.5 second assume cranking).
New Option Menus:
It is important to familiarize yourself with all the options as it will save time in most applications. For
instance, Option 1-04 controls the double pulse unlock feature on all CM6 series control modules.
Programmable Output Channel (POC)
Must have Option Programmer OP500
All control modules come with 9 programmable outputs that can be configured 19 different ways. It is
important to familiarize yourself with the POCs as it will save time in most applications.
Internet updatable processors
Visit www.firstechonline.com
All CM6 series units are equipped with some of the most powerful processors available today. This flexibility
allows for on-demand internet updating capabilities in the event of a version update or change.
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IMPORTANT: Any and all remotes must be coded to the control module prior to performing any and all
operations.
STEP 1: Activate programming mode by manually turning the vehicle’s key between the Ign On and Off
(or the Acc & On positions) five times within 7 seconds. The vehicle’s parking lights will flash once with the
successful completion of this step. (Note: this step also places the control module into Valet Mode)
STEP 2: Within a 2 second period after the 5th ignition cycle tap Button I on two way remotes or the Lock
button on one-way remotes for a half second. The parking lights will flash once to confirm the transmitter
has been coded. Repeat for additional remotes, up to four.
Exiting Programming: Programming is a timed sequence. After 2 seconds
the parking lights will flash twice signaling the end of programming mode.
Programming Multiple Remotes: After the confirmation flash given in STEP
2, code additional remotes by tapping Button I on two way remotes or
the Lock button on one way remotes. The parking lights will flash once
confirming each additional remote. This system can recognize up to three
remotes.
Note: If you do not program any remotes and enter this
sequence it will put the system into Valet Mode. Only the
keyless entry will work in Valet Mode. To exit Valet Mode just program
remote(s).
Placement and Use of Components
CM6200
IMPORTANT: The placement and use of components are critical to the performance of this system.
Antenna and Cable
Firstech antennas are calibrated for horizontal installation at the top of the windshield. The cable that
connects the antenna to the control module must be free from any pinches or kinks. Installing the antenna in
areas other than the windshield may adversely affect the effective transmitting distance of the remotes.
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Placement and Use of Components
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DAS Sensor
The DAS sensor monitors forward movement for remote starting manual transmissions in the event that the
vehicle is placed in gear. Follow the steps below to properly setup your DAS sensor.
Installing Your DAS
STEP 1: Set Option 4-12 to Setting 2
STEP 2: Set switch 1 and 2 on the side of the DAS. *See below for explanation or switches.
STEP 3: Connect cable to the red 4 pin port on the CM6 Series module.
STEP 4: Mount DAS securely using zip ties or included hardware. Can be mounted in any orientation. Tilt
will set 30 seconds after locking/arming. Tilt is only enabled if the Factory Style Alarm option is on.
Switch 1:
ON - 3 Degree Tilt
Switch 2:
OFF - 1.5 Degree Tilt
ON - 4 Inch Movement
OFF - 3 Inch Movement
DAS Sensor
The DAS sensor monitors forward movement for remote starting manual transmissions, dual stage impact,
and auto adjusting tilt sensor. Follow the steps below to properly setup your DAS sensor.
Installing Your DAS
STEP 1: Set Option 4-12 to Setting 2
STEP 2: Set switch 1 and 2 on the side of the DAS. *See below for explanation or switches.
STEP 3: Connect cable to the red 4 pin port on the CM6 Series module.
STEP 4: Mount DAS securely using zip ties or included hardware. Can be mounted in any orientation. Tilt
will set 30 seconds after arming.
Switch 1:
ON - 3 Degree Tilt
Switch 2:
OFF - 1.5 Degree Tilt
ON - 4 Inch Movement
OFF - 3 Inch Movement
Adjusting DAS Shock Sensitivity (CM6000 or CM6300)
STEP 1: Turn the ignition to the ‘on’ position.
STEP 2: 2 Way remotes-hold buttons 1 and 2 (Lock and Unlock) for 2.5 seconds. You will get two parking
light flashes. 1 Way remotes-hold Lock and Unlock for 2.5 seconds. You will get two parking light flashes.
STEP 3: To set the Warn Away Zone 1, tap button 1. (1 Way: Lock) After you get one parking light flash,
tap the vehicle. You will get siren chirps 1-most sensitive through 10-least sensitive. This sets the impact
sensitivity of Warn Away Zone 1. Setting Zone 1 will automatically set Zone 2. If you would like
to manually set Zone 2 proceed:
To set Instant Trigger Zone 2, tap button 2. (1 Way: Unlock) After you get two parking light flashes, tap the
vehicle. You will get siren chirps 1-most sensitive through 10-least sensitive. This sets the impact sensitivity of
Instant Trigger Zone 2.
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STEP 4: Once you get two parking light flashes, you are ready to test your DAS.
Testing The DAS Sensor
STEP 1: Turn the ignition off and Arm/Lock the system.
STEP 2: Wait 30 seconds then test the impact sensitivity.
Secure Valet Switch
The optional Secure Valet Switch prevents the alarm from being put into valet mode through cycling the
ignition on/off five times. The Secure Valet Switch is more secure than traditional toggle / valet switches
because it requires a two digit code. To program this feature you must perform the following procedures:
STEP 1: Turn on Option 3-10-III.
STEP 2: Turn ignition key to the “on” position.
STEP 3: Hold down the valet switch for 1.5 seconds. The LED on the valet switch will begin to flash rapidly with
successful completion of this step.
STEP 4: Enter the first digit of the desired two-digit pass code by depressing the switch the number of times that
coordinates with the desired first number. For example, to enter 3, depress the switch 3 times, then wait.
STEP 5: The LED will confirm the first number by flashing BLUE slowly. Once the LED begins to flash rapidly, enter
your second number by repeating step 4.
STEP 6: Turn the ignition off - the Secure Valet Switch is now programmed. Follow steps 3 – 5 to enter your Secure
Valet code.
**The first two digits of the RPS unlock/disarm pass code will be the default pass code for the Secure Valet
(you do not need to program them independently).
Thermister (Temperature Sensor)
Every 2 Way LCD Firstech RF kit includes an optional thermister, which must be plugged into the 2 pin
port of the control module for use. This plug is blue on the CM6200. The use of the thermister allows the
2 Way remote to display the vehicle’s interior temperature on the remote LCD (liquid crystal display) as
well as permitting the vehicle to start with timed Hot or Cold starting; see options 2-05, 2-07 and 2-08.
IMPORTANT: Plug is a blue 2 pin connectors on the CM6 series but thermisters with white plugs will work.
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Hood Pin
The hood pin switch triggers the alarm in the event the hood is opened while the alarm is armed. The hood
pin doubles as an important safety feature that prevents the remote start from engaging while the hood is
open.
Jumper Settings
Caution: Jumper settings affect the polarity and use of certain outputs. If these jumpers are used incorrectly,
damage to the vehicle and /or control module may occur.
Jumper 1 (Door Trigger Polarity)
Determines the polarity of the door trigger input wire (red/white). In the default position the door trigger
registers negative (-) triggers. To change to a positive (+) trigger, move the jumper.
Jumper 2 (Glow Plug or Key Sense Polarity)
Determines the polarity of the glow plug or key sense input wire (brown/white). In the default position it
monitors a positive (+) glow plug input. To change to a negative (-) input move the jumper. To change from
the glow plug to the key sense setting, you must change Option 4-09.
Jumper 3 (Parking Light or Trunk Output)
Determines the output type (not polarity) of the green/white wire on connector one (CN1). In the default
position it provides a positive (+) parking light output. To change to a positive (+) trunk output move the
jumper. A negative (-) parking light output is found on connector three (CN3) and a negative (-) trunk output
is found on connector four (CN4).
Setting Auxiliary Outputs on Connector 2 - You Must Have the OP500 Option Programmer
To set auxiliary outputs on the control module you must change Programmable Output Connector wires
(POCs). You must choose two odd pin wires on the black 18 pin connector that you are not using. For example we will use POC 8 and 9.
STEP 1: Plug in OP500 and use the Right or Left Arrow Button to scroll through the menu to POC 8 and POC 9 on LCD Line 1.
STEP 2: Use the Up or Down Arrow Button to change the lower number on LCD Line 2 to 10 – Auxiliary 1 or 11- Auxiliary 2.
STEP 3: Scroll up the menu to Option 4-01 and 4-02 and set the options. Please see the Option Table for details.
STEP 4: The control modules have a secure auxiliary option 4-05. This requires you to tap button 4 before you tap button 2 for
Aux 1 or button 3 for Aux 2. On 1-Way remotes you must hold the Trunk and Key/Start buttons for 2.5 seconds then tap the Trunk
button for Aux 1 or the Key/Start button for Aux 2.
STEP 5: If you need to change the time settings of the outputs go to AU1 or AU2 on the OP500. LCD Line 2 is the timed output.
STEP 6: Hold the “W” Write button for 3 seconds to set all the options.
Tach Sensing
The default engine sensing mode is tach. In cold weather climates we recommend using an injector wire
verses a coil wire for tachometer sense. There are new features that adjust tach reading methods on option
2-01. IMPORTANT: The remotes must be coded prior to setting up tach sensing. Firstech recommends
using a digital multimeter to test for tach.
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STEP 1: Start the vehicle with the key. Allow time for the engine to idle down.
STEP 2: Test wire and make connection. At idle the tach wire should test between 1 to 4 Volts AC. As the
vehicle RPM’s increase the voltage on the meter will also increase. Always solder tach connections.
STEP 3: Learn tach. While the vehicle is at idle, hold the foot brake and activate the remote start function
on the remote control for 2.5 seconds. The
Number of
parking lights will flash once and the siren will
Parking
Light
Tach Error
chirp once to confirm a good tach signal. The
Flashes
parking lights will flash two times and the siren
1
Option 2-10 is not in default setting 1
will chirp two times to indicate the tach did not
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Key is in the off position
learn. Two seconds following the two flashes,
the number of parking light flashes will indicate
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Bad tach signal. Find a different wire.
the cause of the error:
Alternator Sensing
Alternator sensing is an alternative method the remote start can utilize to determine if the engine is running.
This is different than the no tach sensing mode so a connection must be made. IMPORTANT: The remotes
must be coded prior to setting up alternator sensing.
STEP 1: Change Option 2-10 to setting 2 - Alternator sensing.
STEP 2: Test wire and make connection. The stator wire is found at the vehicle’s alternator. Change your
multimeter to DC voltage before testing for this wire.
A. At rest, with the ignition off, the stator wire should test 0V DC.
B. Turn the ignition to the run position. The stator wire should now test between 4 – 6V DC.
C. Start the vehicle with the key. The stator wire should now test between 12 – 14V DC at idle.
STEP 3: Process complete – no further programming is required.
Tachless Mode – (Automatic Transmission Vehicles Only)
Tachless sensing is an alternative engine sensing mode. It does not require a connection to the vehicle other
than the main ignition harness.
STEP 1: Change Option 2-10 to setting 3 – No tach sensing.
STEP 2: Process complete – there is no further programming required other than adjusting crank time
when necessary (see below).
Adjusting Crank Time: To adjust minimum crank times, refer to Option 2-12. To help ensure successful
starting, the system will automatically add additional crank time to the 2nd and 3rd start attempts. In
addition, there is a built in “Smart Resting Mode”. Traditional tach sensing is still highly recommended for
colder climates.
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Timed Crank Setting – Automatic Transmission Only
Option 2-10 setting 4 provides a timed 1.5 second crank for the remote start sequence. This option just
cranks the vehicle for 1.5 seconds and assumes remote start has completed. This option can be used for
GM and other vehicles with built in anti-grind systems.
Green/White Loop
This loop wire determines the transmission setting. The default position (uncut loop) is for manual
transmissions. When the loop is cut, the system will be ready for automatic transmissions. In the default
(manual transmission) mode, the system must be set up in Reservation mode prior to the vehicle being able
to remote start. IMPORTANT: All warranties or claims are void if a controller with a cut loop is installed on
a vehicle with a manual transmission.
Reservation Mode for Manual Transmissions
To remote start a manual transmission vehicle, the system must first be set up in reservation mode.
Reservation mode is designed to prevent the vehicle from remote starting while the transmission is in gear.
Installation Requirements
1. The vehicle’s door triggers must be connected to the control module. Prior to making final connections,
test the factory door triggers to ensure that they are functioning properly.
2. The vehicle’s emergency/parking brake wire must be connected to the control module. The proper
vehicle wire usually provides a negative (-) trigger while the emergency / parking brake is set.
3. The vehicle’s clutch must be temporarily bypassed while the remote start cranks the engine. This bypass
simulates the clutch being depressed. For complete details on how to wire a momentary clutch bypass
consult your CompuTech program or contact our technical support department by calling 888-820-3690.
IMPORTANT: Do not install a remote start in manual transmission vehicles with convertible / removable
tops and in user’s vehicles that leave their windows down. Firstech nor their authorized dealers will assume
responsibility for improper use or install.
Activating Reservation Mode
STEP 1: Start the vehicle with the key. Place the transmission in neutral, remove pressure from the pedal
brake, and set the emergency/parking brake.
STEP 2: Remove the key from the vehicle’s ignition. The vehicles engine should remain running even after
the key has been removed. If the vehicle does not remain running, check the emergency / parking brake
connection and your tach connection.
STEP 3: Exit the vehicle and close the door. The vehicle’s engine should shut off upon closing the door. If
the vehicle’s engine does not shut off, check the door trigger connection or wait for the factory dome-light
to go out. The Firstech system is in reservation mode and the vehicle is ready to safely remote start.
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Additional Notes
Reservation mode will be cancelled if the control module recognizes the vehicles door, hood or trunk
opening – or if the alarm is triggered. Each time the end user wants to remote start their manual
transmission vehicle, they must set the control module in reservation mode. Reservation mode settings can
be programmed with Option 1-06.
Version Diagnostics
All the new control modules come with the ability to check which firmware is on the module. This is
accomplished by turning the ignition on. Then with 2 Way remotes you must hold buttons 1 and 4 together
for 2.5 seconds. With the 1 Way remotes you must hold the Lock and Key/Start buttons together for 2.5
seconds. Current version starts with 1 flash.
Blade Cartridge Slot and Connector
The CM6000, CM6200, and CM6300 slot gives you the ability to use the Blade-AL and Blade-TB modules
from Firstech and ADS. With these modules you can virtually eliminate all wire connections between your
control module and bypass module. You only need to connect the main ignition harness and your needed
wires on the 20 pin Blade connector. For more information on how to program and wire the Blade please
visit www.idatalink.com for the specific wiring diagram for that vehicle.
The new CM6 Series the Blade connector has a locking tab. Non-locking tab blade harnesses will
work but you MUST TAKE CARE TO NOT PLUG THE HARNESS IN UPSIDE DOWN. Make sure
the two notches on the top of the harness face the top (CM and barcode sticker side) of the brain. When
looking at the wire side of the harness the two notches must be at the top of the plug.
Blade system includes:
1. Blade-AL or Blade-TB (NOTE: These modules are blank and must be flashed on your computer.)
2. 20 Pin locking wiring harness
3. 3 Pin harness used in some installs
IMPORTANT: Install diagrams are not included and must be downloaded from www.idatalink.com/
compustar. When flashing the Blade you can use the Y-Cable OP500 end and not CM4 Series end. ADS
and Firstech recommends using the 4 pin RS232 cable to avoid confusion. Cartridge must be removed to
flash the control module firmware when not using www.idatalink.com.
NOTE: The ADS-RNG C1, ADS-RNG C2, and ADS-RNG GM3 are not included and must be purchased
separately. The 20 pin Blade connector comes only with the Blade cartridge and not the CM6 control
modules.
WARNING: Manufacturer or seller assumes no responsibility for any injuries and/or damages caused by
improper care of the product such as decomposition, conversion, and transform done by a user voluntarily.
WARNING: There should be no wiring routed around any pedals which can cause a driving hazard.
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Connector 1 (CN1), 6-Pin
Pin 1 White – Accessory 12V positive (+) output. This wire must be connected to the vehicle accessory
/ HVAC blower motor wire. The proper wire will test 0V with the key in the off position, (+) 12V
while key is in the on position, 0V while cranking and back to (+) 12V when the key is returned to
the on position. This wire has a 20 amp fuse on it.
Pin 2 Yellow - Starter 12V positive (+) output. This wire is pre-wired to Pin 87a of the anti-grind/starter-kill relay. This wire must be connected for remote start. The proper wire will test 0V with the key in the off
position, 0V while the key is in the on position and (+) 12V during crank. There are two wires coming off of the relay; yellow/black and yellow. To utilize the anti-grind or starter-kill features, the vehicles starter wire must be cut in half, otherwise, cut the relay out of the harness and connect the yellow (Pin 6) directly to the vehicles’ starter wire. The starter kill/
anti grind relay has a thin 24 gauge blue wire. This must be connected to pin 1 (24 gauge blue wire) on Connector 3.
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IMPORTANT: For anti-grind and starter-kill applications, the yellow wire goes to the starter side of the vehicle’s starter wire and the yellow/black goes to the key side.
Green – Ignition 12V positive (+) output and input. This wire must be connected to the vehicles ignition for remote start and valet/programming. The proper wire will test 0V with the key in the off position, 12V(+) while the key is in the on position and 12V (+) during crank. This pin also has a thin green wire that is prewired to the starter kill relay. If you are not installing anti grind/starter kill, you do not need to connect the thin 24 gauge green wire.
Pin 4 Black - Ground negative (-) input. This wire must be connected to the vehicle’s ground.
Pin 5 Red - Constant 12V positive (+) power input. These two wires must be connected. The proper vehicle wire will test (+) 12V at all times while the key is in the off position, the on position and during crank. Each wire has a 30 amp fuse on it. An optional relay with a 14 gauge red wire and 30 amp fuse is for secondary ignition/accessory/starter wires. The short violet wire on Pin 85 is the trigger input wire that determines the (+) 12V output type of the long blue wire on Pin 30. For example, connecting the negative (-) Ignition output from Connector 3, to the short violet wire coming off of the relay, will provide an additional (+) 12V Ignition output from the long blue wire.
Pin 6
Green/White – This is a dual-purpose wire that features selectable functionality thru the parking light/trunk output jumper on the control module. It is either a positive (+) parking light output or positive (+) trunk output. This wire carries a 10 amp fuse.
Default - Parking light positive (+) output. The proper vehicle wire will test (+) 12V when the parking light switch is in the on position.
Optional – Trunk release positive (+) output. The proper vehicle wire will test (+) 12V when the trunk release is triggered.
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Connector 3 (CN2), 20-Pin: Programmable Output Channel (POC)
IMPORTANT: Odd Pin numbers 3 through 19 are programmable for up to 19 different output types. Refer
to Special Option Group 2 for details.
Pin 1 Blue - 250mA negative (-) output when armed and during remote start (while running). This wire is pre-wired to the anti-grind/starter-kill relay. Caution: When this wire is being used to trigger aftermarket accessories it must be diode isolated.
Pin 2 Orange/Black - Parking Light Reminder (-) input that monitors the vehicle’s parking lights.
Pin 3 Green/White [POC 1] - Parking light 250mA negative (-) output. The proper wire will test (-) when the parking light switch is in the on position.
Pin 4 Light Blue – Parking / Emergency brake negative (-) input. This input is required for manual transmission/reservation and turbo-timer mode. The proper wire will provide a (-) trigger when parking / emergency brake is set and ignition is on.
Pin 5 Red/Black [POC 2] – 2nd Starter 250mA negative (-) output. This output provides a negative (-) trigger output during remote start crank.
Pin 6 Light Blue/White - Brake 12V positive (+) input. This input must be connected as it provides a shut down for the remote start. The proper wire will test (+) 12V while the foot brake is pressed.
Pin 7 Green [POC 3] - 2nd Ignition 250mA negative (-) output. This output provides a negative (-) trigger upon remote start, throughout the crank and during remote start.
Pin 8 Violet/Black - Trunk negative (-) input. This is an optional input that will monitor when the vehicle’s trunk has been opened. The proper wire will provide a (-) trigger while the trunk is open.
Pin 9 White/Black [POC 4] - 2nd Accessory 250mA negative (-) output. This output provides a negative (-) accessory trigger that will drop out during crank.
Pin 10 Red/White - Door trigger input. This wire monitors negative (-) or positive (+) trigger door-pins. The proper wire will provide a (-) trigger or a (+) trigger only when the doors are opened. You will need to test the wire for proper polarity and set the jumper on the control module for the corresponding polarity. IMPORTANT: This wire is required for manual transmission remote starts.
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Pin 11Black [POC 5] – Status/Ground while running 250mA negative (-) output. This is an optional output that will provide a negative (-) output before the ignition turns on and stays on throughout the remote start duration. This wire is most commonly used to trigger bypass / transponder modules.
Pin 12Brown/White - This is a dual-purpose wire that is selectable through Option 4-09 in the programming table. Select the polarity through the glow/key jumper on the control module. It can be set to accept either a positive (+) or negative (-) wait to start input / key sense.
Default – Glow plug positive (+) or negative (-) input. The proper vehicle wire will show a (+) or (-) trigger while the wait to start light is on. This wire will delay the starter output momentarily to allow the glow plugs to warm up on vehicles equipped with a diesel engine. You can adjust the remote start delay with Option 2-03 and the FT-OP500-KIT.
Optional – Key sense positive (+) or negative (-) input. The proper wire will show a (+) or (-) trigger only when the key is in the ignition. The purpose of the key sense is to prevent the system from passively arming or setting reservation mode while the key is still in the ignition.
Pin 13Orange [POC 6] - Factory Arm 250mA negative (-) output. This is an optional output that will provide a (-) pulse during lock, after crank and again after the ignition shuts down.
Pin 14Pink - Slave/Closed Loop negative (-) input. This is a dual-purpose optional input that can be changed through Option 4-10.
Default: Slave/Timer Start (-) input. This is most commonly used when adding a remote start to a fac
tory keyless entry system. You can adjust the number of pulses with Option 2-04.
Optional: Closed Loop (-) input. This wire acts as an instant trigger when separated from ground (-). It is most commonly used to protect headlights or trailers.
Pin 15Orange/White [POC 7] - Factory Disarm 250mA negative (-) output. This optional output will provide a (-) pulse during unlock and prior to the ignition turning on. It is typically used to disarm factory security systems.
Pin 16Yellow/Black - Engine sensing input. This wire is connected to the vehicles Tach or Alternator wire and is required if you are not using the no tach sense setting. IMPORTANT: To change engine-
sensing modes, you must change Option 2-10; Default requires a Tach input.
Pin 17White [POC 8] - Horn honk 250mA negative (-) output. This is an optional output that will pulse the factory horn. The proper wire will show ground (-) while the horn is sounding. To change horn output settings, review Options 3-8 and 3-9.
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Pin 18Gray/Black – Hood Pin negative (-) input. This input is a safety shut down and alarm trigger. It prevents the vehicle from remote starting while the hood is open and triggers the alarm if the hood is opened while the alarm is armed. You can connect this wire to the hood pin supplied with this kit, or to a wire in the vehicle that shows (-) only while the hood is open.
Pin 19Violet [POC 9] - Violet [POC 9] - Auxiliary 1 - 250mA negative (-) output. This is an optional output that will provide a pulsed, latched, or timed negative output when triggered by the remote(s). This can be used for power sliding doors, window modules or other outputs.
Pin 20Brown - Siren 12V positive (+) output. Connect this wire to the (+) wire located on the siren. To change siren output settings, review Option 3-07.
Connector 4 (CN3) , 20 Pin Blade Connector - New Generation
This connector is used only if you are installing a Blade-AL or Blade-TB. The wiring harness for this
connector only comes with the Blade cartridge. Please refer to the Blade install guide for wire descriptions.
The CM6 Series Blade connector has a locking tab. Non-locking tab blade harnesses will work
but you MUST TAKE CARE TO NOT PLUG THE HARNESS IN UPSIDE DOWN. Make sure the two
notches on the top of the harness face the top (CM and barcode sticker side) of the brain. When looking at
the wire side of the harness the two notches must be at the top of the plug.
Connector 5 (CN4), 6-Pin
Pin 1 Not used
Pin 2 Violet/White - Trunk release 250mA negative (-) output. This is an optional output that will release the trunk. Use CN1, Pin 2 if the vehicle is equipped with a (+) trunk release. System will unlock doors and disarm alarm prior to trunk release.
Pin 3 Orange/Black - 2nd Unlock 250mA negative (-) output. This is an optional output that will provide a (-) pulse for driver’s priority door lock. IMPORTANT: You must isolate the driver’s door and turn on
Option 1-03.
Pin 4 Blue - Unlock 250mA negative (-) output. This is an optional output that will provide a (-) pulse for unlocking doors. System will unlock doors and disarm alarm. IMPORTANT: You must reverse polarity for (+) trigger door lock systems. For additional lock settings review Option Group 1 (page 31).
Pin 5 Blue/Black - Lock 250mA (-) negative output. This is an optional output that will provide a (-) pulse for locking doors. System will lock doors and arm alarm. IMPORTANT: You must reverse polarity for (+) trigger door lock systems. For additional lock settings review Option Group 1 (page 31).
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Connector 5 (CN5), 4-Pin (RS 232 Data Port)
This connector is used for updating control modules via www.firstechonline.com. You must also use this
port to flash Blade bypass modules. This port provides simple connectivity of Fortin and iDataLink bypass
modules.
This port is also used to communicate with DroneMobile controllers. Make sure to use the data port from
the DroneMobile unit to this RS232 port.
Connector 6 (CN6), 4-Pin DAS Sensor Input
This connector is designed for used with the Firstech DAS sensor. This is an optional input for use with the
upcoming DAS sensor. It will detect movement of the vehicle in failsafe with the reservation mode.
Connector 7 (CN7), 4-Pin to 4-Pin or 6-Pin (Pre-wired Antenna Cable)
Connect your antenna cable to this port. You can only use 4 to 4 pin or 4 to 6 pin antenna cables. 6 to 6
Pin antenna cables do not work. Do not use both Connector 9 and Connector 10 at the same time.
Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4
Yellow - RX input. This wire receives the signal from remote.
White - TX output. This wire transmits the signal to remote.
Red – Constant 12V positive (+) output.
Black – Negative (-) ground.
Connector 8 (CN8), 6-Pin to 6-Pin (Pre-wired Antenna Cable)
Connect your antenna cable to this port. You can only use 6 to 6 pin antenna cables. 4 to 4 or 4 to 6 Pin
antenna cables do not work. Do not use both Connector 9 and Connector 10 at the same time.
Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5
Pin 6
Red - Constant 12V positive (+) output.
White - TX output. This wire transmits the signal to remote.
Orange - Constant 5V output
Yellow - RX input. This wire receives the signal from remote.
Black – Negative (-) ground.
Blue - RX/TX control
Connector 9 (CN9), 2-Pin (Pre-wired Thermister)
Plug optional thermister into this connector to monitor the vehicle’s temperature. It used in conjunction with
Timer Start features along with displaying temperature on two-way LCD’s. To use Timer Start features review
Option Group 2. IMPORTANT: Thermister plugs are blue 2 pin connectors on the CM6 series but old
white plug Thermisters will still work.
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Connector 10 (CN10), 2-Pin (Pre-wired LED)
Note: Do not mistake for Thermister port.
Pin 1 Black - L.E.D negative (-) ground.
Pin 2 Black/White- L.E.D. 3V positive (+) output.
Connector 11 (CN11), 3-Pin (Pre-wired Valet/Programming Switch)
Pin 1 Gray/Black - Negative (-) ground.
Pin 2 Gray – 3V positive (+) L.E.D. output.
Pin 3 Gray – Negative (-) output.
Option Programming Tables
CM6200
Option Group 1
Feature
Default Setting - I
Optional Setting - II
Optional Setting - III
Optional Setting - IV
1-01
Unlock before, Lock after, starting
Off
On
Lock After Remote Start
Only
Lock After Shutdown
Only
1-02
Lock / Unlock pulse duration
0.8 sec
2.5 sec
0.125 sec
3.5 sec
1-03
Driver's priority unlock
Off
On
1-04
Double pulse unlock
Off
Unlock
Lock
Both Lock and Unlock
1-05
Rearm Output
After Start Shutdown and
First Lock
After Start Shutdown and
Every Lock
After Start Only
After Shutdown Only
1-06
Reservation Lock
(Manual transmissions)
Locks Before Reservation
Mode is Set
Hold Start Button for
2.5 sec. to Activate
Reservation Mode
Reservation Sets 10
Seconds After the Last
Door is Closed
Locks After Reservation
Mode is Set
1-07
Unlock / Disarm With Trunk
Release
Unlock, Factory Disarm,
and Trunk Release
Factory Disarm, Trunk
Release Only
Trunk Release Only
1-08
Passive Mode
Off
Passive locking with
Passive Arming
No Passive Locking with
Passive Arming
1-09
Ignition controlled door locks
Off
On
RPM Locks (Tach Sensing
Mode Only)
1-10
Auto Relock
(If a door is not opened within
this amount of time)
Off
30 sec
60 sec
5 min
1-11
Ignition / Accessory Out Upon
Unlock
Off
Ignition Pulse - same
timing as disarm pulse
Acc Pulse - same timing
as disarm pulse
Ignition and Acc Pulse same timing as disarm
pulse
1-13
Double Pulse Disarm Input
Single Pulse
Double Pulse
1-14
Auto Mode
Off
FT-EZGO Unlock for
FTX
FT-EZGO Unlock
FT-EZGO Lock and
Unlock
1-15
Trunk Output Timing
1 sec
2 sec
3 sec
4 sec
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Option Group 2
Feature
2-01
Tach Sensing Method
Default Setting - I
Optimal Tach Method
Optional Setting - II
Optional Setting - III
Previous Tach Method
Low Threshold Tach
Method
Optional Setting - IV
2-02
Turbo Timer
Off
2 Min
1Min
4 Min
2-03
Diesel Timer
Wire
3~99sec (12sec Default)
7 sec
GM Ignition Delay
2-04
Trigger Start
Off
Single Pulse
Double Pulse
Triple Pulse
2-05
Cold or Hot Start with Thermistor
Assembly
Off
Cold Start
Hot Start
Cold and Hot Start
2-06
Timer Start, or, Minimum Interval
Between Cold Starts
3 Hour (4 minute runtime, double for Diesel)
1.5 Hour(4 minute runtime, double for Diesel)
Reservation (Runtime
set by 2-7) 2 Way LCD
Remotes Only
24 Hour Repeat with
Cold Starting of 2-8
(Runtime set by 2-7) 2
Way LCD Only
2-07
Remote Start Runtime
15 Min
25 Min
45 Min
3 Min
2-08
Temperature of Cold Starting
-10° C / 14° F
-20° C / -4° F
-5° C / 23° F
-15° C / 5° F
2-09
Temperature of Hot Starting
25° C / 77° F
30° C / 86° F
35° C / 95° F
40° C / 104° F
No Connection – No
Tach Sensing
(Tachless Mode Only)
No Connection – 1.5
Second Crank
(Not for Manual
Transmissions)
+0.6 Seconds to Crank
Time
(-)0.2 Second Crank
Time
Optional Setting - IV
2-10
Engine Sensing
Tach
Alternator
2-11
Advanced Tachless
Off
On
2-12
Crank Time
Standard
+0.2 Seconds to Crank
Time
2-13
Timer Mode
Off
On
Option Group 3
Feature
Default Setting - I
Optional Setting - II
Optional Setting - III
3-01
Parking lights While Remote
Started
Constant Output
Flashing Output
Off
3-02
Confirmation Chirps
Medium (30 ms)
Short (15 ms)
Normal (60 ms)
3-03
Dome Light Delay
Off
5 sec
45 sec
3-04
Starter-Kill Relay
Anti-Grind + Starter Kill
Anti-Grind
Anti-Grind + Passive
Starter Kill
3-06
Factory Style Alarm
On
Off
3-08
Horn Output
On Double Lock Only
On Lock and Unlock
On Lock, Unlock, and
Start
On Double Lock and
Start
3-09
Siren Output
On Lock, Unlock, and
Start
On Double Lock Only
On Lock and Unlock
On Double Lock and
Start
3-10
Valet
Key 5 times, or Remote
(I+III) while Ignition is
On
Key 5 times or Remote
(I+III)
Secure Valet
(Default code 3,3)
3-11
Auxiliary Settings Mode
Disabled
Enabled
3-12
VAC (Ventilation, Air
Conditioning)
Above 100 Degrees F
Above 90 Degrees F
Above 80 Degrees F
3-13
Defroster Temperature Control
Standard
Only below 32 degrees F
Only below 42
degrees F
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Above 90 Degrees
Latched for Runtime
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Feature
Default Setting - I
Optional Setting - II
Optional Setting - III
Optional Setting - IV
3-14
Defroster Output Timing
0.5 sec pulse
3 min latch
7 min latch
Constant Output Until
Remote Start Shuts Down
3-15
Soft Disarm
Off
On
Option Group 4
Feature
Default Setting - I
Optional Setting - II
Optional Setting - III
Optional Setting - IV
4-01
Aux 1 output
0.5sec
Latch
0.5 sec Pulse + Program
Program
4-02
Aux 2 output
0.5sec
Latch
0.5 sec Pulse + Program
Program
4-03
Aux 1 output Control
By Remote
Arm
Disarm
Negative (-) out w/ign
shutdown
4-04
Aux 2 output Control
By Remote
Arm
Disarm
Start
4-05
Secure Aux Output
(1 and 2 Only)
On
Off
4-08
Extended Accessory After Ign
Shutoff
Off
10 sec
90 sec
Until Door Open (1 min
max)
Disable Arm/Disarm
when Brown/White
Wire Triggered Same
Time
4-09
Key Sense or Glow Plug input
Glow Plug Input
Key Sense Input
4-10
Trigger Start or Closed Loop
Alarm Trigger Input
Trigger Start input
Closed Loop System
Input
4-11
Bypass Through RS232 Port
ADS
Fortin
4-12
DAS Sensor
Off
DAS On
4-13
Antenna Power Save
Off
1 Day Later
2 Days Later
3 Days Later
4-14
Low Battery Warning
Off
On (at 11.3 volts)
Low Battery Start
(11.3 volts)
Low Battery Start
(11.7 volts)
1st Stage Disarm Input
1st Stage Disarm Input
| 2nd Stage Double
| 2nd Stage Arm Input
Arm Input
Special Option Group 1
Feature
Setting Value (Seconds)
1
Diesel Timer - DISL
3 ~ 99
2
AUX1 output time
1 ~ 100
3
AUX2 output time
1 ~ 100
4
AUX3 output time
1 ~ 100
5
AUX4 output time
1 ~ 100
6
AUX5 output time
1 ~ 100
7
AUX6 output time
1 ~ 100
8
AUX7 output time
1 ~ 100
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Special Option Group 2
Feature
Setting and OP500 Value
Programmable
Output Connector
0 - Default Setting
1
POC #1
(-) 2nd Parking Light (Green/White)
2
POC #2
(-) 2nd Start (Red/Black)
3
POC #3
(-) 2nd Ignition (Green)
4
POC #4
(-) 2nd Accessory (White/Black)
5
POC #5
(-) Status/GWR (Black)
6
POC #6
(-) Rearm Wire (Orange)
7
POC #7
(-) Disarm Wire (Orange/White)
8
POC #8
(-) Horn (White)
9
POC #9
(-) Auxiliary 1 (Violet)
1~22 – Optional Settings
2nd Light - [1] 2nd Start - [2]
2nd IG1 - [3]
2nd Acc - [4] Status Out - [5] Rearm Out - [6]
Disarm Out - [7] Horn Out - [8] Dome Light - [9]
Aux 1 Out - [10] Aux 2 Out - [11] Aux 3 - [12]
Aux 4 Out - [13] Aux 5 Out - [14] Aux 6 Out - [15]
Option Menu Descriptions
Aux 7 Out – [16] Defrost - [17] GWA - [18]
Status 2 For Manual Trans. - [19] Siren 2 - [20]
Defrost 2 - [21] VAC - [22]
CM6200
1-01
Unlock Before, Lock After Starting - If enabled, this feature will make the system unlock the doors before remote starting, start the vehicle, then lock the doors after the vehicle starts. It will then lock the doors again if the remote start run time expires and the vehicle shuts down. This feature is for vehicles that have factory alarms that need to be disarmed before remote starting.
1-02
Door Lock/Unlock Pulse Duration - This feature determines the output duration of the door lock and unlock pulses. Some vehicles do not respond to short door lock/unlock pulses. This does not
affect the output of the factory arm (orange wire CN3)or factory alarm disarm (orange/white wire CN3).
1-03
If enabled, this feature will allow the user to unlock the driver’s door first, and if the unlock button is pressed again within 4 seconds, the other doors will unlock. The driver’s door unlock must be isolated from the other doors and use the blue (-) unlock. The Orange/Black CN4 will be used for your 2nd Unlock output to unlock all other doors.
1-04 Double Pulse Unlock - If enabled, this feature will generate a double pulse output for lock, unlock, or both lock and unlock outputs. This can be used for vehicles that need two pulses to unlock or relock the doors.
1-05 Rearm Output - These feature options change the event trigger on the Factory Alarm Rearm. (Orange wire POC 6 CN3)
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Reservation Lock - Manual transmission only; Option 2 requires the user to initiate start sequence with the remote to enter reservation mode. Option 3 will provide a 10 second delay after closing the last door before the vehicle shuts off to allow for another door to open. Upon a door opening, the user will have 2 minutes to close the last door in order for reservation mode to set. option 4 will set the unit to lock after reservation mode is set.
1-07 Unlock / Disarm with Trunk Release - This option allows the user to configure or disable the unlock/
disarm outputs that trigger with the trunk release command.
1-08 Passive Mode - This option comes with default off. This feature controls what the lock wire does during passive mode. Passive must also be activated by the end user remote according to the
process specified in the remote user’s manual.
1-09 Ignition Controlled Locks - Setting 2 will lock the doors when the foot brake is pressed and doors closed. Tach sensing mode must be used for setting 3. You must also activate this feature on through the remote by tapping I+IV (2 Way remotes) or Lock+Key (1 and 2 Way remotes).
1-10 Auto Relock – This option will automatically relock/rearm at the selected timed if system has been disarmed and the doors have not been opened.
1-11 Ignition / Accessory Upon Unlock – This option will pulse the ignition wire, accessory, or both upon unlock/disarm i.e. Most new Ford vehicles require ignition pulsed+immobilizer with unlock to disarm the factory alarm.
1-13 Double pulse disarm - This feature changes the behavior of the small orange/white disarm wire. When the feature is turned on it will change the default single pulse to double pulse upon disarm/
unlock.
1-14 Auto Mode (EZ-GO)- This feature enables the RFID EZ-GO functions according to the option selected. Once selected and the EZ-GO remote has been programmed to the Control Module the user can activate/deactivate the proximity function by holding the button on the back of the RFID remote for 10 seconds.
Option 2: will keep the EZ-GO antenna awake and allow the system to unlock every time the RFID remote is within proximity of the EZ-GO antenna regardless of the state of the control module (i.e. locked/armed or unlocked/disarmed)
Option 3: will allow the RFID remote to proximity unlock the system after it has been outside proximity of the EZ-GO antenna and the control Module has been locked/armed for at least 15 seconds.
Option 4: will allow the system to arm/lock aprox. 12 seconds after the RFID remote leaves proximity of the EZ-GO antenna and allow it to unlock the system as the user approaches the vehicle and is within the proximity of the EZ-GO antenna.
1-15 Trunk Output Timing - This option changes the time of the output pulse on the violet/white wire during trunk release. The default setting is 1 second. With the options you can extend the output by 2, 3 or 4 seconds to a maximum of 4 seconds.
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Tach Sensing Method – This option will adjust the method at which tach signal is used by the control module to control the starter output (yellow wire CN1) the default option will minimize over-crank during remote start for most applications. The low threshold will release the starter at a lower tach signal than what was programmed initially to reduce any over-crank that may occur.
2-02
Turbo Mode – This option will adjust the run time after Turbo mode has been engaged. The e-brake and door trigger inputs must be connected and the turbo mode feature must be activated/
deactivated by the remote according to the individual remote users guide. Once activated by the remote the feature may be engaged by setting the e-brake. The vehicle should stay running, after the key is turned off, for the selected length of time.
2-03
Diesel Timer – This feature provides an alternative solution to a hard wired glow plug input. You can use option 2 for a default wait to start of 12 seconds, option 3 for 7 seconds (or manual adjust time
with OP500). Option 4 will give your control module a 250mS delay between accessory power up and ignition power up which may be required for certain GM vehicles to avoid starting complications.
2-04
Trigger Start – This feature changes the number of times required for a negative (-) pulsed input (min of 60mS per pulse) on the trigger start input wire (pink wire CN3). If option 3 is selected and OEM
remote control feature is available through data the Control Module will accept 3 OEM lock commands to activate the start sequence.
2-05 Cold or Hot Start – This option turns on the cold/hot starting features. This option works in conjunction with 2-6, 2-8 and 2-9. The thermister must also be connected the brain.
2-06 Timer Start or Interval Between Cold Start - This feature dictates the time interval at which the control module will either remote start or if using feature 2-05 it will check the temperature and remote start.
Default 1: Will start every 3 hours until the vehicle is remote started or started by key and run for 4 minutes.
Option 2: Will start every 1.5 hours until the vehicle is remote started or started by key and run for 4 minutes.
Option 3: Will start at the time specified on the 2 way remote once within 24 hours and run based on Option 2-07. (Only works on 2 Way LCD remotes)
Option 4: Will start once every 24 hours if the temperature falls below Option settings 2-08 or above Option settings 2-09.For example, if you want your car to start and run 25 minutes when the temperature falls below 32°F, you need to set up the following options: For example, if you want your car to start and run 25 minutes when the temperature falls below 32°F, you need to set up the following options:
1)
2)
3)
4)
Option 2-05 (Cold Start) turned on,
Option 2-06-IV (24 hr. repeat) turned on,
Option 2-07-II (25 min run-time) turned on,
Option 2-08-IV (Temp 32°F) turned on,
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*Set the reservation time at 7 am (see User’s guide)
**Turn on Timer Mode of the 2 way LCD remotes (see User’s Guide)
2-07 Remote Start Runtime - This option give you four different settings for the remote start run time. This available options are 15, 25,45, and 3 minutes.
2-08 Temperature of Cold Starting – Works in conjunction with Options 2-05 and 2-06. See the option table for available temperatures.2-09
2-09 Temperature of Hot Starting – Works in conjunction with Options 2-05 and 2-06. See the option table for available temperatures.
2-10 Engine Sensing – Review the “Common Procedures” section for complete explanations on the four engine sensing modes.
2-11 Advanced Tachless- This feature when used in conjunction with feature 2-10 option 3 will provide an enhanced Tachless engine sensing mode.
2-12 Min. Crank Time - This feature applies to feature 2-10 option 3 and 4. It will add or remove crank time to the default setting of the afore mentioned options 3 and 4.
2-13 Timer Mode - This feature enables the user to operate Timer Mode (see option 2-06). Remember that the user must still activate Timer mode using the remote (see the user manual for that remote for instructions).
3-01 Parking Lights while Remote Started - This option changes the parking light behavior during remote start.
3-02 Confirmation chirps- This feature will allow the user to select a shorter siren output time to simulate a quieter arm/disarm/start output. (only available with feature 3-06 option 2)
3-03
Dome Light Delay – This feature is used when connecting the door trigger input to the vehicles a delayed dome light circuit. It delays reading the door trigger input for the selected amount of time to prevent the door open icon displaying on 2 Way remotes upon lock/arm. Option 4 “auto” will look for a change in polarity before it starts to monitor the door input (only available with feature 3-06 option 2)
3-04 Starter-Kill – This option determines the mode of the anti-grind/starter-kill relay.
Default 1: Anti-grind + starter-kill
Option 2: Anti-grind only (no starter-kill)
Option 3: Anti-grind + passive starter-kill: starter-kill activates in 45 seconds after ignition is turned off.
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Anti-Jacking – This feature requires the starter-kill relay to be wired to the ignition vs. the starter wire.
Default 1: Acts like starter-kill: removes power from the ignition, which allows the car to crank but not start.
Option 2: Turns on anti-jacking: when the remote panics the system, power from the ignition will be removed at the end of the 30 second siren duration, thereby disabling the vehicle.
Option 3 & 4: no longer available
IMPORTANT: When using ignition-kill on manual transmission vehicles Option 2 will need to be utilized. Option 2 disables the anti-grind circuit while the vehicle is remote-started; if the anti-grind circuit is active and the start-kill relay is installed in the ignition, the relay will “buzz” while remote-
started.
3-06 Factory Alarm Option- This feature is default to off, when set to option 2 the security features of the CM6200 will be activated.
3-08 Horn output- This feature will change the behavior of horn output (white wire POC8 CN3).
3-09 Siren Output - This Feature will change the behavior of the siren output (brown wire CN3) (only available with feature 3-06 option 2)
3-10 Valet – This option changes valet modes.
Default 1: Key on/off five times or remote valet (I + III for 0.5 seconds) with key in the on position.
Option 2: Key on/off five times or remote valet (I+III for 0.5 seconds) – key does not need to be in the on position.
Option 3: Secure valet: RPS Valet or remote valet (I+III for 0.5 seconds) – this option prevents the system from being put into valet via key on/off five times. To set up the RPS Valet feature, review the “Placement and Use of Components” section.
3-11 Auxiliary settings – The Auxiliary settings adds five additional independent auxiliary outputs for a total of seven with this option turned on. Special Option Group 1 allows for independent timing of these outputs.
3-12
VAC (Ventilation/Air-conditioning)- (Thermister required)This feature when used in conjunction with a POC programmed to value 22 (VAC) will provide an 800mS pulsed output to activate any module or AC control necessary to help cool the vehicles interior. (Option 4 will provide a latched output for the entire runtime).
3-13 Defroster Output Temperature Control - This feature will allow the user to set the defrost to activate every time during remote start or below 32 or 42 degrees F (0 or 5.5 degrees C) based on the option selected.
3-14 Defroster Timing - Some vehicles need a pulse to activate the defroster, others will need a constant output to remain active, you can use this option to adjust the duration of the defroster output.
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Soft Disarm - When a vehicle has factory security, and the Firstech alarm is triggered, you may have both alarms sounding at the same time. In the default setting, silencing the Firstech system will not shut down the factory system, therefore requiring the user to first silence the Firstech system (by tapping unlock 1 time) and then unlock a 2nd time to silence the factory system. Option2 will send the Factory Alarm Disarm (orange white wire CN3 or any other POC programmed as FAD) and 5 seconds later sends rearm pulse (orange wire CN3) to ensure the doors re-lock if needed. (only available with feature 3-06 option 2)
4-01 Aux 1 Output - This feature determines the duration of the auxiliary 1 output. (Option 4 allows the output duration to be set for a specific length of time 1-99 sec. only available when using the OP500)
4-02 Aux 2 Output - This Feature determines the duration of the auxiliary 2 output. (Option 4 allows the output duration to be set for a specific length of time 1-99 sec. only available when using the OP500)
4-03 Aux 1 Output Control - This feature allows the user to configure the method of which Auxiliary 1 can be activated. (Option 4 will activate AUX 1, for a set period of time based off of feature 4-01, as soon as ignition input to the CM is removed)
4-04 Aux 2 Output Control - This feature allows the user to configure the method of which Auxiliary 2 can be activated. (Option 4 will activate AUX 2, for a set period of time based off of feature 4-02, as soon as the CM receives the start command)
4-05
Secure Aux Output – This feature, in the default option should help prevent accidental activation of the AUX outputs. (2way remotes will require button IV or start button to be tapped before activating any of the AUX outputs. 1way remotes require the user to hold trunk+start buttons for 2.5 seconds before activating AUX outputs Option setting II turns this feature off.)
4-08 Extended Accessory after Ignition Shutoff – This option keeps the Accessory wire powered up after the ignition is shut off. This can be used to keep the radio turned on even after the key is removed from the ignition (similar to GM vehicles).
4-09
Glow Plug or Key Sense – Default setting sets the wire as a glow plug input. Option setting 2 changes the wire to a key sense input. Key sense can be used to prevent reservation mode from setting and the system from passive arming while the key is still in the ignition. Key sense also turns off dome-light supervision when the key is inserted into the ignition. Option 3 will provide an arm/
disarm disable input wire (input polarity jumper selectable on the CM) to work with analog arm/lock disarm/unlock input (using green CN8 with CM6000-CM6300) (using red CN6 with CM6200)
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Trigger Start or Closed Loop System – Default setting sets the pink wire on CN3 as a trigger start input, which will initiate remote start with a negative (-) trigger. Feature 2-04 allows the number of pulses required to initiate remote start to be changed. Option 2 changes the wire to a closed loop input, which makes it an instant alarm trigger when separated from ground - Ideal for protecting trailers or headlights.
4-11
Data to Data interface protocol through RS232 Port – Default setting allows for compatibility with ADS Idatalink modules. Option 2 changes compatibility to Fortin interface modules. (If a Fortin Module is connect to the RS232 before the CM is powered up the this feature will automatically switch to option 2)
4-12
Impact Sensor - This feature changes between the standard included shock sensor and the optional DAS (Digital Adjustable Sensor). The DAS has additional programming. Please see the Placement and Use of Components section of this manual for details. For the CM6200 option 3 will allow the red sensor port CN6 to be configured as analog arm/lock (pin 4) and disarm/unlock (pin 2). (option 3 will also work with feature 4-09 option 3)
4-13 Antenna Power Save - Some people may not drive their vehicle very often, this may cause the battery to become discharged because it is not getting recharged on a regular basis. The antenna power save option will turn off the antenna after the specified amount of time to conserve power. While the antenna is asleep, the system will not respond to the remotes. Any type of input to the system will wake up the antenna, i.e.: ignition, brake, door, trunk, hood, shock, RPS, etc. A remote start only user just needs to open their door to reactivate the system, however, a user with an alarm or alarm/
start system will need to trigger the pre-warn stage of the shock sensor to quietly wake up the antenna. (This feature is not available when using EZ-GO)
4-14
Low Battery Warning - This feature option, which is default to off when the system is armed and the feature is on the main control unit, will monitor the voltage of the vehicles battery at its connection point. When the battery voltage drops to or below 11.3 volts the control module will send a page to the 2 Way. It will beep several times for 5 seconds, every 50 seconds, 3 times and flash the battery indicator on the remote. When you query the remote or unlock/disarm the system the remote will display the voltage of the vehicle’s battery. When option 3 (11.3v) or 4 (11.7v) is set, 2-13 is set to option 2, and Timer Mode option is activated on the remote, the vehicle will remote start and run for 15 minutes.
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IMPORTANT: The OP500 is required to change settings in Special Option Groups 1 and 2.
Special Option Group 1
1
Diesel Timer – Option 2-03 must first be set to setting 2. This special option allows a specific wait to start time (in seconds) to be programmed. This prevents the need for a timer relay and eliminates a connection to the “wait to start” wire.
2
Aux 1 Output Timing – Option 4-01 must first be set to setting 4. This special option allows a specific output duration for Aux 1 to be programmed.
3
Aux 2 Output Timing – Option 4-02 must first be set to setting 4. This special option allows a specific output duration for Aux 2 to be programmed.
4-8
Aux 3 – 7 Output Timing – Option 3-11 must first be set to setting 2 and the optional Auxiliary settings module must be used. These special options allow specific output durations to be set for Aux 3 – 7. Only available with 2 Way LCD remotes.
Special Option Group 2
This special option group allows you to determine the output type of the POC wires. For example, if you
want to set POC #5 (default setting status out) to Aux 1, you will need change special option 5 to number
10. This must be done with the OP500.
Option Programming
CM6200
Option Programming Using the OP500 (programmer)
The OP500 can be used to program any available option. It is required to program options in Special Option Groups 1 and 2.
STEP 1: Make sure system is unlocked/disarmed. Using the blue connector on the top of the
OP500, connect it to the control module via the antenna wire. (Use the included extension cable if necessary.) Once connected, the OP500 will power up as long as the main ignition harness to the controller has
been connected properly.
STEP 2: To change the option number you wish to program, use the left and right arrow keys on the
OP500. It will scroll through the options available in menu 1 and then move to menu 2, then 3 and 4. Use
the up and down arrow buttons on the OP500 to adjust the option settings; “1” is the default setting, and
“2”, “3”, and “4” are the optional settings.
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At the end of menu 4, if diesel mode or auxiliary setting functions were enabled – or if any of the auxiliary
outputs were set to “Program”, the duration of these settings can now be adjusted.
Following the auxiliary and diesel settings (if selected), the POC options will be displayed on the OP500.
The POCs can be set between 0 (default) and 19.
STEP 3: When finished with the adjustment of the various option settings, press and hold the “W” (write)
button until the OP500 chirps, which is approximately 2.5 seconds. This will write the settings to the control
module. Wait until the module displays “Success” before disconnecting it from the antenna cable.
To reset the options, hold the “R” (reset) button and the “W” (write) button for 2.5 seconds. Release then
write the reset, hold the “W” button until the OP500 chirps, which is approximately 2.5 seconds.
Option Programming Using a Remote
Using a remote is a timed process so read this section in its entirety before beginning. IMPORTANT:
Special Option Groups cannot be programmed with a remote – the OP500 must be used.
STEP 1: Select the option menu that contains the desired programming option.
To program options use the following button combinations:
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Tap Key
Button
Select Option 4
Tap Key
Button
Select Option 3
Option
Menu 4
Tap Key
Button
Select Option 2
Option
Menu 3
Tap Key
Button
Select Option 1
Option
Menu 2
(F + Trunk) for 2.5 seconds
then (F + Trunk) for 2.5
seconds
(F + Trunk) for 2.5 seconds
then (F + Key) for 2.5
seconds
(F + Key) for 2.5 seconds
then (F + Trunk) for 2.5
seconds
(F + Key) for 2.5 seconds
then (F + Key) for 2.5
seconds
Wait for corresponding parking light flash and/
or siren chirp before selecting the option
Option
Menu 1
Scroll Through
Menu
(Wait for chirp
between each tap)
With 2 Way
Remotes
(Wait for chirp
between each
tap)
How to Program Options with 5 Button 2-Way Remotes
Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Trunk
Button
Tap Key
Button
Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Trunk
Button
Tap Key
Button
Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Trunk
Button
Tap Key
Button
Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Trunk
Button
Tap Key
Button
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Option
Menu 2
Tap Key
Button
Option
Menu 3
Option
Menu 4
for 2.5 seconds
Lock + Unlock for 2.5
seconds then Lock + Key for
2.5 seconds
Lock + Key for 2.5 seconds
then Lock + Unlock for 2.5
seconds
Lock + Key for 2.5 seconds
then Lock + Key for 2.5
seconds
Tap Key
Button
Tap Key
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Hold Trunk
Button for
2.5 seconds
Hold Trunk
Button for
2.5 seconds
Hold Trunk
Button for
2.5 seconds
Hold Trunk
Button for
2.5 seconds
Select Option 4
Tap Lock
Button
Select Option 3
Select Option 2
Tap Key
Button
Select Option 1
Option
seconds then Lock + Unlock
Menu 1
Wait for corresponding parking light flash and/
or siren chirp before selecting the option
Lock + Unlock for 2.5
Scroll Through
Menu
(Wait for chirp
between each tap)
With 2 Way
Remotes
(Wait for chirp
between each
tap)
How to Program Options on 2-Way Remotes with Separate Lock and Unlock Buttons
Tap Key
Button
Tap Key
Button
Tap Key
Button
Tap Key
Button
Option (1 + 2) for 2.5 seconds then
Tap Button 4
Menu 1
(1 + 2) for 2.5 seconds
Option (1 + 2) for 2.5 seconds then
Tap Button 4
Menu 2
(1 + 4) for 2.5 seconds
Option (1 + 4) for 2.5 seconds then
Tap Button 4
Menu 3
(1 + 2) for 2.5 seconds
Option (1 + 4) for 2.5 seconds then
Tap Button 4
Menu 4
(1 + 4) for 2.5 seconds
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Select Option 4
Select Option 3
Select Option 2
Select Option 1
Wait for corresponding parking
light flash and/or siren chirp before
selecting the option
Scroll Through
Menu
(Wait for chirp
between each tap)
With 2 Way
Remotes
(Wait for chirp
between each
tap)
How to Program Options with 2-Way Remotes with Roman Numerals
Tap Button 1 Tap Button 2 Tap Button 3 Tap Button 4
Tap Button 1 Tap Button 2 Tap Button 3 Tap Button 4
Tap Button 1 Tap Button 2 Tap Button 3 Tap Button 4
Tap Button 1 Tap Button 2 Tap Button 3 Tap Button 4
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STEP 2: Scroll through menu allowing for 1 parking light flash and/or siren chirp per step.
STEP 3: Once finished scrolling through the menu wait for the parking lights and/or siren chirp to confirm
the option number. i.e. option 2-04 will flash 4 times. Then use one of the table selections to select the
option corresponding to your desired setting.
Resetting to Factory Defaults: To reset the options in a particular menu group, enter the menu shown in the
above tables. To reset options with a 2 Way remote tap button 3 three times. To reset options with a 1 Way
remote tap the Key/Start button 3 times. Wait for the siren to chip and parking lights to flash between each
tap. After the third tap, the option menu will reset and the siren will chirp three times. This must be done for
each option group that needs to be reset.
Option
Menu 3
Option
Menu 4
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Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Key
Button
Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Key
Button
Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Key
Button
Tap Lock
Button
Tap Unlock
Button
Tap Key
Button
Select Option 4
Select Option 3
Option
Menu 2
for 2.5 seconds
Lock + Unlock for 2.5
seconds then Lock + Key for
2.5 seconds
Lock + Key for 2.5 seconds
then Lock + Unlock for 2.5
seconds
Lock + Key for 2.5 seconds
then Lock + Key for 2.5
seconds
Select Option 2
Hold Trunk +
Key for 2.5
seconds
Hold Trunk +
Key for 2.5
seconds
Hold Trunk +
Key for 2.5
seconds
Hold Trunk +
Key for 2.5
seconds
Select Option 1
Scroll Through
Menu
(Wait for chirp
between each
tap)
Lock + Unlock for 2.5
Option
seconds then Lock + Unlock
Menu 1
Wait for corresponding parking light flash and/
or siren chirp before selecting the option
With 2 Way
Remotes
(Wait for chirp
between each
tap)
How To Program Options With 1 Way Remotes
Hold Trunk +
Key for 2.5
seconds
Hold Trunk +
Key for 2.5
seconds
Hold Trunk +
Key for 2.5
seconds
Hold Trunk +
Key for 2.5
seconds
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Troubleshooting
CM6200
Remote Start Error Codes
If the remote start fails to start the vehicle, the parking lights will flash three times immediately. Following
those two flashes the parking lights will flash again corresponding to the error table below:
Number of
Parking Light
Flashes
Remote Start Error
Motor running or must program tach before 1st remote
start
2
Key in ignition on position
3
Door open (manual transmission only)
5
Foot brake on
6
Hood open
7
Reservation off (manual transmission only)
8
Tach or tachless sensing failure
9
DAS sensor shutdown
10
System is in Valet Mode
*2 Way remotes will display the error number “Strt Er##” on the LCD.
1
Remote Start Shutdown Error Codes
If the remote start sequence has been completed and the vehicle shuts down, the vehicle’s parking lights
will flash 4 times, pause then flash again with the error code. Tap button 4 on 2 Way remotes to initiate the
shutdown error codes. On 1 Way remotes hold the Trunk and Start buttons together for 2.5 seconds.
Number of
Parking Light
Flashes
1
2
3
4
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Remote Start Shutdown Error
Lost engine sensing signal (Tach/Alternator/Tachless)
Lost emergency brake signal (Manual Transmission)
Foot brake triggered
Hood pin triggered
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Frequently Asked Questions
CM6200
I have everything hooked up and the system will not respond.
A: The remotes need to be programmed. Review the “Common Procedure” section of this manual.
When remote starting the siren chirps 3 times and parking lights flash 3 then 1 time.
A: You must program tach before remote starting. Also be sure to check the foot brake and ignition wires on
the CM6000 and CM6200.
I am trying to program the control module with the OP500 Option Programmer and it flashes
“ER 01” when I plug it in to the antenna cable. What should I do?
A: Make sure that the system is not locked/armed. The last thing to check is the antenna cable or antenna
extension cable – make sure this is not damaged. If you need to, try another cable. When the OP500
is working properly, it will read “success good.” You no longer need to program the remotes before the
OP500 will sync.
What is the green/white wire loop inside the brain module?
A: This wire determines the transmission mode. With the loop intact, the system is set for manual
transmissions. With the loop cut, the system is set for automatic transmission.
Where do the blue and purple wires off the extra relay go on the CM6000/CM6200?
A: This is a pre-wired positive output, negative trigger relay. Use the secondary ignition, starter, and
accessory outputs from CN3 to give a negative trigger to the purple wire. This will determine the12V positive
(+) output of the blue wire, which you can then connect to your secondary ignition, starter, or accessory
wire.
I need a ground when armed wire, does the control module have one?
A: You can use pin 1-blue wire output on CN3 that goes to the starter kill relay. You must cut this wire and
place a diode in line so that when the ignition on the other side of the relay goes to ground, it won’t back
feed to your accessory. Install the stripe side of the diode facing the control module.
Does the CM6 series have tachless mode?
A: Yes. The CM6000 and CM6200 all are tachless. Review the “Common Procedures” section of this
manual.
All my connections are made and remotes programmed, how do I program the tach?
A: Review the “Common Procedures” section of this manual. You must have your remotes programmed,
start your vehicle, then hold the remote start button. Vehicle should chirp and/or flash once if it programs,
three times if it does not like the tach source.
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The vehicle will lock and unlock, but will not remote start or flash the parking lights.
A: The system is in Valet Mode. Tap buttons (I) + (III) for a half second to exit Valet Mode.
Whenever I try to arm the vehicle, it chirps the siren 3 times and will not arm.
A: Check the hood and trunk trigger inputs.
When I turn the ignition on the parking lights flash 3 times and/or siren chirps 3 times. What is
the problem?
A: When you program only 1 Way remotes to a 2 Way antenna and no 2 Way remotes the control module
reminds you of this situation each time you turn the ignition on. It does not affect the operation of the system
but will continue to do so until you program both 2 and 1 Way remotes to the 2 Way antenna.
Do the door locks flip flop in polarity?
A: No. You can use the CompuPack (DM700 relay pack) for high current positive (+) locks, or the DM600
harness used for low current 600mA positive (+) locks.
What are Firmware Version Diagnostics?
A: When you turn the Ignition on and hold buttons 1 and 4 or Lock and Key/Start for 2.5 seconds then the
parking lights will flash 1 time on the CM6 series showing V.1.
What is this cartridge slot on the rear of the CM6000, CM6200, and CM6300?
A: This is the slot for the Blade cartridge system. This slot is for the Idatalink Blade remote start bypass
modules. For more information on the compatibility and install information please visit www.idatalink.com/
fitguide. Using this system eliminates many connections between your standard control module and bypass
module. IMPORTANT: If you are not using the Blade then you will not have or use the 20 pin connector
next to the lock harness.
How do I take the system out of Valet Mode with a 1 Button Remote?
A: Turn the ignition on, tap the button 5 times within 7 seconds and the system will exit Valet Mode.
Why are the ignition controlled doorlocks option not working?
A. Check option programming. Option 1-09 should be on either setting 2 or 3. The option has to also be
turn on via the remote. On 2 Way LCD remotes tap buttons I and IV for a half second, the parking lights
will flash once to show the option is turned on. On 1 Way remotes tap the Lock and Start buttons for 0.5
second.
The vehicle remote starts when disarmed, but not when armed.
A: The starter kill relay was installed backwards. Check to make sure the yellow/black wire is going to the
ignition side of the wire, and that the yellow wire is going to the engine side.
The vehicle starts and shuts down 3 times in a row.
A: This usually means that the engine sensing mode is not working correctly. If you are using a coil, change
to an injector or try alternator sense mode.
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On the brain, how do I set the auxiliaries?
A: You must have an Option Programmer (FT-OP500-KIT) to set the auxiliaries on the CM4000, CM4200DX, CM4300, CM5000, CM5200, CM6000, CM6200 and CM6300. First choose two POC wires on
CN3 that you are not using. With the OP500 go into the Special Option Group 2 and set those POC’s to
Aux 1 and Aux 2. Review the “Special Option Group” programming section of this manual. On the CM6
Series control modules, Auxiliary 1 is pre programmed on CN3, Pin 19, Violet Wire.
Technical Support Contacts CM6200
Firstech technical support is reserved for authorized dealers only.
Monday - Friday:
888-820-3690
(8:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Coast Time)
Email:
support@compustar.com
Web:
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Wire Diagrams
Click on the “Installogy Access Client” link found on your desktop. If you are a qualified dealer and unable
to access this site, call your sales representative or the number above.
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