AviStart 6000 Owner's Manual
I WARNING I
! Always exercise caution and common sense when operating
your AviStart system.
! This product is intended for vehicles with fuel-injection and
automatic transmissions only. NEVER attempt to remote start
a vehicle with a manual (stick shift) transmission. Serious
injury may occur with improper use.
! NEVER attempt to remote start the engine while anyone
(including pets) is in the vehicle.
! NEVER attempt to remote start the engine while the vehicle is
in an enclosed area without sufficient ventilation.
! NEVER attempt to remote start the engine while the keys are
in the ignition.
! Always be sure the gearshift selector is in "Park" and the
emergency brake is on before attempting to remote start the
vehicle.
! Keep your AviStart remote controls out of the reach of
children.
! Whenever the vehicle is being serviced or valet parked, place
the system in Protected Valet Mode to prevent accidental or
unauthorized remote starting. See "Protected Valet Mode" on
page 6.
AviStart 6000 Owner's Manual
Table of Contents
AviStart 6000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Lifetime Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Stealth Coding Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Electronic Scan Prevention (ESP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Instant Remote Control Code Deletion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
One-Step Remote Control Code Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Valet Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Operating Your AviStart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
To Disarm the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Remote-Controlled Silent Arm/Disarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
User-Programmable Long-Term Silent Arm/Disarm . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Remote Panic with Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Interior Light Illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
User-Programmable Passive Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
User-Programmable Ignition-Controlled Door Lock/Unlock . . . . . . . 5
Protected Valet Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
LED System Status Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Remote-Controlled Trunk Release Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Remote-Controlled Accessory Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Zone2 Impact Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Previous Intrusion Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Specific Intrusion Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Alarm State Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Automatic Malfunction Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Engine Start - Safety and Counter-Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Remote Engine Start - Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
User-Programmable Temperature-Controlled Starting. . . . . . . . . . 11
Pit Stop Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
User-Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Programming Table for System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Programming Table for Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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AviStart 6000
Congratulations! You have just purchased the AviStart 6000, a remote engine
starter and security system manufactured by Avital Technologies, Inc. You are
about to experience the convenience and luxury of being able to start your
vehicle engine from the comfort of your home, office, department store or
other remote location.
To benefit fully from the capabilities of your AviStart system, we encourage
you to read the Owner’s Manual thoroughly before using the system. If you
have any problems or questions regarding your AviStart system, consult the
dealer from whom you purchased this product. To locate an authorized Avital
dealer, contact Avital Technologies directly at 1-800-253-0334 (toll-free
within the U.S.) or 1-847-215-2233.
Lifetime Warranty
Avital guarantees the operation of your AviStart control unit and remote
controls for as long as you own your car. (Please refer to your Lifetime Limited
Warranty Card for complete information.) Make sure that you receive your
warranty card from your dealer, complete the required information and mail
the registration portion to Avital Technologies. You should retain the top
portion of the warranty card for your records.
Remote Controls
Included with your AviStart system are two AviGlo™ 4-button/9-channel
remote controls. Once exposed to light, the AviGlo remote control buttons
will glow, making the buttons visible in the dark.
The remote control (remote) is a miniature transmitter powered by a small
+12 volt battery. The RangeMaster™ super-heterodyne receiver (installed in
your vehicle) allows your remote to command your system from up to
¼ mile away. Obstructions, electrical or radio interference, weather
conditions, window tint or a weak battery can reduce this range. Your remote
is the key to your AviStart system and can be used to arm and disarm your
alarm, lock and unlock your doors, "pop" your trunk, start your engine and
control optional accessories.
The AviStart system can accept up to four Avital remote controls. Additional
remote controls and remote control batteries can be purchased from any
authorized Avital dealer, or by calling Avital Technologies toll-free at
1-800-253-0334 (within the U.S.) or 1-847-215-2233.
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Stealth Coding Technology
Stealth Coding technology offers the most advanced protection available
against "code-grabbing" devices which thieves may use to record the digital
code transmitted by your remote control. When you leave the area, thieves
can then play back the code to unlock the doors and deactivate your system.
Avital's remote controls with Stealth Coding randomly change the code every
time you use them, and your system will not respond if any code is
retransmitted. This technology makes code-grabbing devices useless.
Electronic Scan Prevention (ESP)
Your AviStart system also includes ESP, which blocks electronic scanner codes
preventing unauthorized operation of your system.
Instant Remote Control Code Deletion
In the event of a lost or stolen remote control, all remote controls can be
erased from the system memory preventing unauthorized system operation.
(See the "Programming Table for Remote Controls" on page 15).
One-Step Remote Control Code Learning
The AviStart system allows you to add new remote controls in one step. (See
the "Programming Table for Remote Controls" on page 15).
Valet Switch
The valet switch is a small hidden toggle switch which allows you to control all
of the system programmable features. (See "User-Programmable Features" on
page 14). This switch can only be controlled with the use of your ignition key.
NOTE: Be sure to have your dealer show you where the valet switch is located.
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Operating Your AviStart
To Arm The System
The alarm can be programmed for active or passive arming. Active arming
means the alarm can only be armed by the remote control. Passive arming
means if you forget to arm the alarm with the remote control, the alarm will
automatically arm itself 30 seconds after the doors have been closed and the
interior lights have turned off. )See the "Programming Table for System
Features" on page 14.)
Active Arming
Press the remote ARM/DISARM button for 1-2 seconds. The siren will chirp
twice, the parking lights will flash twice, the doors will lock,* the LED will
flash slowly and the starter will be disabled.
*If your system was installed with the door lock/unlock feature,
All other door lock/unlock related features will apply.
Passive Arming
Turn the ignition key "OFF," exit the vehicle and close the doors. When the
interior lights turn off, the LED will begin flashing rapidly to indicate the alarm
is passive arming. After 30 seconds, the siren will chirp twice, the parking
lights will flash twice, the LED will flash slowly and the starter will be disabled
(at any time during passive arming, the alarm can be actively armed).
To Disarm the System
Press the remote ARM/DISARM button for 1-2 seconds. The siren will chirp
once, the parking lights will flash once, the doors will unlock, the interior
lights will turn on, the LED will turn off and the starter will be enabled.
Remote-Controlled Silent Arm/Disarm
Press the remote SILENT button for 1-2 seconds to arm or disarm your system
without the usual siren chirps.
Silent Arm Indications
The parking lights will flash twice, the doors will lock, the starter will be
disabled and the LED will flash slowly.
Silent Disarm Indications
The parking lights will flash once, the doors will unlock, the starter will be
enabled and the LED will turn off.
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User-Programmable Long-Term Silent Arm/Disarm
This feature allows you to completely disable the arm/disarm siren chirps until
you decide to restore them. (See the "Programming Table for System Features"
on page 14.)
Remote Panic with Safety Locks
In a threatening situation, you can activate Remote Panic with Safety Locks.
When activated, the siren will sound and the parking lights will flash. If you
are inside your vehicle and the ignition key is "ON," the doors will lock. If you
are outside the vehicle with the ignition key "OFF," the doors will unlock.
To Activate
1. Press the remote control ARM/DISARM button for 3-4 seconds.
2. The siren will sound and the parking lights will flash.
3. If the ignition key is "OFF," the doors will unlock. If the ignition key is
"ON," the doors will lock.
To Deactivate
1. Press the remote control ARM/DISARM button for 1-2 seconds.
2. The siren will shut off and the parking lights will stop flashing.
Interior Light Illumination
When the alarm system is remotely disarmed, the vehicles interior light(s) will
turn on for 30 seconds or until the ignition key is turned on.
User-Programmable Passive Door Lock
The system will not automatically lock the doors when the alarm passively
arms to prevent the keys and remote from being locked in the vehicle. If you
prefer, you can easily program the alarm to automatically lock the doors every
time the alarm passive arms. (See the "Programming Table for System Features"
on page 14.)
User-Programmable Ignition-Controlled Door Lock/Unlock
For the ultimate in security and convenience, the AviStart is programmed to
automatically lock your doors when the ignition key is turned "ON" or the
engine is started, and will unlock when the ignition key is turned "OFF." This
feature can be programmed ON or OFF. (See the "Programming Table for
System Features" on page 14.)
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Protected Valet Mode
You should place your system in Protected Valet Mode whenever your vehicle
is being serviced by mechanics, car wash personnel or driven by valet parking
attendants. While in the Protected Valet Mode, all remote starter and alarm
functions are bypassed to prevent unauthorized or accidental operation. If a
remote start is attempted, the parking lights will flash 4 times and the vehicle
will not start. Remote-controlled door lock/unlock , trunk release and all
optional accessories will still operate.
To Turn on Protected Valet Mode
1. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position or start the engine.
2. Flick the valet switch to the "ON" position.
3. The LED will turn on solid red to indicate the system is in the Protected
Valet Mode.
4. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position.
To Turn off Protected Valet Mode
1. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position or start the engine.
2. Flick the valet switch to the "OFF" position.
3. The LED will turn off to indicate the system is no longer in the Protected
Valet Mode.
4. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position.
LED System Status Indicator
The LED on your vehicles dashboard or center console will inform you of the
system status.
LED
Status
Off
System is disarmed
On solid
In Protected Valet Mode
Slow flash
System is armed
Flashing in cycles
See "Specific Intrusion Identification" on page 7.
Rapid flash
Passive arming
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Remote-Controlled Trunk Release Capability
If you have the optional Trunk Release installed, simply press the remote
control TRUNK button for 1-2 seconds to activate your vehicle electronic
trunk release. The trunk will "pop" open (may require an optional relay).
Remote-Controlled Accessory Output
This output allows you to add an optional remote-controlled accessory to your
system such as a window roll-up, garage door opener or fuel door release. To
activate your optional accessory, see the "Programming Table for Remote
Controls" on page 15.
Zone2 Impact Sensor
The Zone2 Impact Sensor has two individual vibration/impact sensing zones.
Zone #1
If a less threatening vibration or impact is detected, the siren will issue 2
warn-away chirps. A second violation will also issue 2 warn-away chirps. A
third violation will, within 30 seconds, automatically activate the alarm. The
siren will sound and the lights will flash.
Zone #2
If a more threatening vibration or impact is detected at any time, the siren and
lights will activate instantly.
Previous Intrusion Alert
If the vehicle had been tampered with and the alarm had been triggered, the
siren will chirp 3 times upon remote disarm instead of the usual 1 chirp.
Specific Intrusion Identification
If the alarm had been triggered in your absence, the siren will chirp 3 times
upon remote disarm (Previous Intrusion Alert). When you enter the vehicle
and turn the ignition "ON," the LED will flash in cycles to specifically identify
which zone triggered the alarm.
LED
Zone
1 flash...1 flash...
Impact sensor / optional sensor input
2 flashes...2 flashes...
Hood trigger
3 flashes...3 flashes...
Door trigger
4 flashes...4 flashes...
Trunk trigger
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Alarm State Memory
If your vehicle battery is disconnected and later reconnected, the system will
automatically return to its last state before power was removed, whether it was
armed, disarmed or in Protected Valet Mode. For example, if a mechanic
disconnects the battery while the alarm is disarmed or in Protected Valet
Mode, he won't trigger the alarm when he reconnects the battery. Yet if a thief
removes power while the alarm is armed and reconnects it, the alarm will
instantly sound, the parking lights will flash and the starter will be disabled.
Automatic Malfunction Override
In the event of a faulty sensor or alarm input trigger zone, the alarm, when
remotely armed, will alert you by a series of chirps and parking light flashes.
How to Interpret the Chirps and Parking Light Flashes
When you press the remote control buttons, the system will respond with
chirps and flashes of the parking lights to indicate the system status. An
explanation of these chirp/flash acknowledgements is listed below.
Number of chirps and flashes
Explanation
1 chirp, 1 flash
Disarming of the alarm
2 chirps, 2 flashes
Arming of the alarm
2 chirps and flashes, then 3 more chirps
and flashes
Armed and a door is ajar
2 chirps and flashes, then 4 more chirps
and flashes
Armed and there is a sensor malfunction
(automatically bypassed)
3 chirps, 3 flashes
Disarmed and there was an intrusion attempt
4 chirps, 4 flashes
Armed and there is a trigger malfunction
(automatically bypassed)
0 chirps, 1 flash
Remote start attempt and a fault was
detected.
0 chirps, 2 flashes
Remote start attempt and all zones are OK.
The vehicle will start.
2 three-second flashes
Or 1 three-second flash
Remote automatic temperature-controlled
starting. 2 = activation, 1 = deactivation.
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Remote Engine Start - Safety and Counter-Theft
Be sure to read the "WARNING" bulletin on the inside
cover of this manual before attempting to operate remote start.
I CAUTION:
Automatic Safety and Counter-Theft Features
Before remote starting your engine, the AviStart system will automatically
perform a safety check to ensure the following conditions have been met:
• Brake pedal is not depressed.
• Engine and ignition are turned "OFF."
• Hood is closed.
After remote starting your engine, the AviStart system will shut off the engine
immediately if the ignition is "OFF" and any of the following occurs:
• The hood is opened.
• The engine RPM rises above preset level.
• The brake pedal is pressed.
• The alarm is triggered.
• The remote control START button is pressed.
• The 20 or 30 minute programmable run time expired.
Visual Fault Indication
The AviStart has a built-in fault detection system that automatically scans all of
the safety zones, prevents the system from remote starting and provides a
visual indication if a fault is detected. The parking lights will flash 1 time if the
hood is opened or if the brake pedal is depressed and will not allow the
engine to start. If this occurs, bring your vehicle to your authorized Avital
dealer for service.
Remote Engine Start - Operation
Your AviStart system will start your vehicle engine with a touch of a button on
your AviGlo remote control. To cool or warm the interior of your vehicle
before you enter, set the climate control to your preference (heater, defrost or
air conditioning) before remote starting. Set the fan to a medium speed (not
maximum). Ensure the vehicle is in "Park" and the key is not in the ignition.
We strongly recommend that you arm the alarm system at all times, especially
if you are going to remote start the vehicle.
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To Remote Start the Engine
1. Press the remote control START button for 1-2 seconds, 10-15 minutes
before you enter your vehicle (this will allow the climate control time to
heat or cool the interior.) The parking lights will flash 2 times, the engine
will start and the parking lights will remain on as a visual indication that
the engine is running. Five seconds after the engine starts, the doors will
automatically lock. If you do not want the doors to automatically lock
upon remote start, this feature (Security Start Locks™) can be programmed
OFF. (See the "Programming Table for Systems Features" on page 14.)
If you have a diesel engine, the AviStart will be programmed to start 15
seconds after the parking lights flash 2 times. This will allow time for the
glow plugs to heat up. The alarm system will remain armed.
2. If the engine does not remote start, the AviStart system will attempt to start
the engine two additional times.
3. If the vehicle is left unattended, the engine will run for 20 minutes and
then shut off automatically. You can also program the system to run the
engine for 30 minutes. (See the "Programming Table for System Features"
on page 14.)
To Operate the Vehicle While Remote Started
1. If the alarm system is armed, press the remote ARM/DISARM button for
1-2 seconds. The alarm will disarm and the doors will unlock.
2. Enter the vehicle (do not touch the brake pedal), turn the ignition key to
the "ON" position and then press the brake pedal. Pressing the brake pedal
will shut off the remote start and parking lights but the engine will remain
running.
3. You can now drive the vehicle.
To Shut Off Remote Start
At any time while the engine is remote started, you can shut off the engine
with the remote control by pressing the remote control START button for 1-2
seconds. The engine and parking lights will shut off.
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User-Programmable Temperature-Controlled Starting
Do not activate Temperature-Controlled Starting while
the vehicle is in an enclosed area.
I CAUTION:
The AviStart system can be programmed to automatically start the vehicle
engine whenever the temperature inside the vehicle reaches or drops below
the preprogrammed temperature level. The AviStart will monitor the air
temperature every 2.5 hours and will only start the engine during extreme
cold temperatures. There are three temperature levels to choose from. (This
feature is programmed OFF from the factory and must be programmed ON to
operate. (See the "Programming Table for System Features"on page 14).
To Activate
Press the remote control TRUNK and START buttons at the same time. The
parking lights will turn on for 3 seconds, shut off for 1 second, turn on for 3
seconds and shut off. This will be your visual indication that you have
activated the Temperature-Controlled Starting feature.
When the temperature inside the vehicle reaches the preprogrammed
temperature level, the parking lights will flash 2 times, the vehicle will start
and the parking lights will turn on. The vehicle will run for 10 minutes and
then shut off. This will allow the engine to warm up and charge the battery.
To Deactivate
Press the remote control TRUNK and START buttons at the same time for 1-2
seconds. The parking lights will turn on for 3 seconds and then turn off. This
will be your visual indication that you have deactivated the
Temperature-Controlled Starting feature.
NOTE: At any time, if the ignition key is turned on or the vehicle is remote
started, the Temperature-Controlled Starting feature will deactivate.
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Pit Stop Mode
Do not leave passengers or pets in the vehicle while the
system is in Pit Stop Mode.
I CAUTION:
The Pit Stop Mode allows you to park the vehicle for short-term stops, remove
the ignition key and leave the engine running.
To Activate
1. While the vehicle engine is running with the ignition key turned "ON,"
press the remote control START button for 1-2 seconds. The parking lights
will flash 2 times and stay on. (Make sure the vehicle is in "Park" and the
parking brake is set.)
2. Turn the ignition key "OFF" and the engine will stay running.
3. Remove the ignition key and remote control and exit the vehicle.
Remember to keep the ignition key and remote control in your possession.
4. Press the remote control ARM/DISARM button for 1-2 seconds to secure
your vehicle.
To Deactivate
1. When you return to the vehicle, press the remote control ARM/DISARM
button for 1-2 seconds. The doors will unlock.
2. Enter the vehicle (do not touch the brake pedal), turn the ignition key to
the "ON" position and then press the brake pedal. The parking lights will
shut off and you will now be able to drive the vehicle.
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User-Programmable Features
All AviStart system and remote control programmable features are
accomplished by turning the ignition key "ON" (or starting the engine) and
flicking the valet switch on and off a preset number of times.
The AviStart also allows you to add new remote controls in one step, delete
lost or stolen remote controls or rearrange the factory preset remote control
functions.
1. Remove the system from Protected Valet Mode. Programming cannot be
accessed while the system is in Protected Valet Mode indicated by the
LED on solid red.
2. Select the feature you wish to program from the "Programming Table for
System Features" or the "Programming Table for Remote Controls" on
pages 1 4& 15. Note the number of chirps associated with that feature.
3. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position.
4. Within 10 seconds, begin flicking the valet switch on and off. The siren
will chirp once each time you flick the switch on then off.
5. Continue flicking the switch on and off, counting the number of chirps.
NOTE: Stop when you reach the number of chirps associated with your
chosen feature.
6. Follow the "Secondary Action." You will hear a number of chirps to
confirm that you have changed the setting of that feature.
7. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position.
8. Repeat steps 1-7 for any other feature you wish to program.
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Programming Table for System Features
Factory No. of
Setting Chirps
Feature
Secondary Action
Active/Passive Arming
Passive
4
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
active, twice for passive.
Passive Door Lock
OFF
5
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
OFF, twice for ON.
Passive Arming Chirp/Light
Flash Confirmation
ON
6
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
OFF, twice for ON.
Long-Term Silent
Arm/Disarm
ON
7
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
OFF, twice for ON.
Ignition-Controlled Door
Lock/Unlock
ON
10
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
OFF, twice for ON.
Programmable 0 or 3
Second Delay for
Ignition-Controlled
Door Lock
0
Seconds
11
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
3 seconds, twice for 0 seconds.
RPM Door Lock
OFF
12
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
OFF, twice for ON.
Door Ajar Indication
ON
13
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
OFF, twice for ON.
20
15
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
30 minutes, twice for 20 minutes.
OFF
17
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
OFF, twice for 5°F (-15°C).
—
18
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
-7°F (-20°C), twice for -22°F (-30°C).
ON
19
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp once for
OFF, twice for ON.
Remote Start Run Time
20 or 30 Minutes
Temperature-Controlled
Starting
OFF or 5°F (-15°C)
Temperature-Controlled
Starting
-7°F (-20°C) or -22°F (-30°C)
Security Start Locks™
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Programming Table for Remote Controls
Feature
Factory Setting
No. of
Chirps
Secondary Action
Arm/Disarm
ARM/DISARM
button
20
Press ARM/DISARM button, the
siren will chirp 1 time.
Trunk Release Output
TRUNK button
21
Press TRUNK button, the siren will
chirp 2 times.
Remote Start
START button
22
Press START button, the siren will
chirp 4 times.
Silent Arm/Disarm
SILENT button
23
Press SILENT button, the siren will
chirp 3 times.
Accessory Output 2
ARM/DISARM +
START button
24
Press ARM/DISARM + START
button, the siren will chirp 5 times.
Temperature-Controlled
Start Active/Inactive
TRUNK +
SILENT button
25
Press TRUNK + SILENT button, the
siren will chirp 6 times.
One-Step Remote Control
Code Learning
ARM/DISARM
button
26
Press ARM/DISARM button, the
siren will chirp 1 time.
Instant Remote Control
Code Deletion
—
27
Wait 3 seconds, the siren will chirp
twice, all codes are erased
out of memory.
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