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Remote Vehicle Control System
CA-530
TM
Owner's Manual
Keyless Entry & Remote
Start System
IMPORTANT NOTE: The operation of the Securityand Convenience System as described
in this manual is applicable to most vehicles. However, due to the configuration of some
vehicles, some functions AND/OR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS may not apply. Please see
your installing dealer for more information.
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Table of Contents
Features and Benefits of the Code Alarm CA-530TM ....................... 3
Note: any feature or function noted with “optional” requires
additional installation labor, components and installation cost.
See your dealer for details.
Using the Keyless Entry features ........................................... 4
Locking the Vehicle*
Starter Disable
Unlocking the Vehicle*
Two-Stage Door Unlock (optional)*
Activating the Trunk Release Feature*
Turning on the Vehicle Headlights (optional)*
Using the Car Finder Feature
Personal Protection Alarm (Panic)
Using the Remote Starte features .......................................... 6
Starting Your Vehicle
If your vehicle stalls or does not start
Remote Start/Stop feature
Entering the Vehicle While it is Running via Remote Start
Valet/Service Mode
Pre-Heating or Pre-Cooling the Interior of the Vehicle
Turning on the Rear-Window Defroster (optional)*
Using the “Quick-stop” Feature
Remote Start Safety Features
Automatic Convenience Options ............................................ 7
System Maintenance ................................................................ 7
Changing the Remote Control Battery
Using Turbo Timer ..................................................................... 9
Basic Troubleshooting .............................................................. 9
Emergency Disarm Procedure .......................................... 10
Emergency Disarm Button Location
Installer Programmed Options
Your Code Systems, Inc. Limited Lifetime Warranty ........... 11
*May require additional installation labor, components and installation cost
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Features and Benefits of the Code Alarm CA-530TM
Two Easy-to-Use Weather-Resistant Remote Controls
The remote control transmitters included with the Code Alarm CA530TM utilize durable, moisture resistant cases and sealed rubber
buttons for reliability and long life. Rolling code technology prevents
the transmitter signals from being duplicated. The button functions are
clearly labeled to make the Code Alarm CA-530TM simple to operate.
Starter Disable
The Code Alarm CA-530TM protects your vehicle from theft by
disabling the starter when the vehicle is locked using the remote
control transmitter.
Remote Keyless Entry
The Code Alarm CA-530TM conveniently locks and unlocks the
vehicle’ doors and opens the trunk or hatch by remote control
(vehicle must be equipped with power doors and trunk).
Personal Protection Features
Remote Panic Alarm, Headlight Control, Illuminated Entry,
and Car Finder are among an array of features that enhance
personal safety.**
Remote Start
The Code Alarm CA-530TM allows you to warm up your vehicle
and preheat or pre-cool the interior with the press of a button on
the remote control.
PowerRangeTM Antenna
You can operate the Code Alarm CA-530TM from distances of up to 1/8
mile. Remote-start your vehicle from the safety of your home,
apartment or office building.
Illuminated Entry
When the system is UNLOCKED, the vehicle courtesy lights will turn
on for 1 minute, or until the vehicle is started or the system is relocked.
Illuminated Exit
When turning the vehicle’s ignitioin off, the vehicle courtesy lights
will turn on for 1 minute, or until the Code Alarm CA-530TM is armed.
Ignition Lock
If all doors are closed and the vehicle is started with the ignition key,
the doors will automatically lock. If vehicle is started with vehicle
doors open, the doors will not lock and will remain unlocked even
after doors are closed
Ignition Unlock
When removing the key from the ignition, the doors will automatically
unlock.
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Using the Keyless Entry features
UNLOCK Button
LOCK Button
Press to disarm the
starter disable and unlock
the vehicle’s doors
Press to lock the
vehicle’s doors and
arm the starter disable
Press Twice for TwoStage Door Unlock*
(optional)
Press and Hold to
Turn Headlights On
(optional)
Press and Hold to Open
Trunk
FIND/PANIC Button
START Button
Press for Car Finder
Press and Hold for
Remote Start / Stop
Press and Hold for
Panic Alarm
Press to Activate
Rear Defroster
(optional)
Note: DO NOT use excessive pressure when pressing transmitter
buttons. Press buttons only until transmitter indicator light comes
ON. Pressing harder after light comes ON can permanently damage the
tranmitter button pads
Locking the Vehicle Doors
To lock the doors, exit the vehicle, close all doors, then press* the
LOCK button. The status indicator (blue warning light on the dash) will
blink steadily, once per second, if equipped. Starter Disable will
activate when the status indicator begins to blink.
Unlocking the Vehicle Doors
To unlock the vehicle’s doors, press the UNLOCK button. The horn
will “honk” and the parking lights will flash once, and the doors will
unlock. Starter Disable disengage
Two-Stage Door Unlock (optional)
If this feature is enabled on your system, pressing UNLOCK one time
will unlock only the driver’s door. Press UNLOCK again within 1
minute to unlock all doors.
Activating the Trunk Release Feature
Press and hold** UNLOCK to open the vehicle trunk or hatch (if
equipped and connected). If this button is used to operate another
accessory, the accessory will stay active for as long as the button is
held.
*Throughout this manual, ‘press’ refers to pressing for less than 1 second;
‘press and hold’ refers to pressing for more than 1 second.
**
If you have chosen the Silent Arming Option, the horn will not sound when
locking or unlocking until the appropriate button is pressed a second time.
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Using the Keyless Entry features (cont.)
Turning on the Vehicle Headlights (optional)
Press and hold the LOCK button. The vehicle’s headlights will come
ON and remain ON for 20 seconds or until you press the LOCK
button again.
Using the Progressive Car Finder Feature
Press the FIND/PANIC button on the remote control to locate your
vehicle. The horn will emit five short “honks” at low volume,
increasing in volume each of three times the button is pressed.
Personal Protection Alarm (Panic)
Press and hold the FIND/PANIC button to activate the vehicle horn
and parking lights for 30 seconds. (If the vehicle horn is connected,
the horn will “honk” a random pattern for 30 seconds.) Press any
remote control button to turn off the “Personal Protection Alarm”.
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Using the Remote Start feature
Starting Your Vehicle
The remote start function is activated by pressing and holding the
START button for 2 seconds on the remote control. The system will
check the vehicle to ensure that it is safe to start, and if all safety
parameters are correct, the engine will start within 5 seconds (diesel
engines will take longer.) Press and hold the START button again to
turn off the vehicle. While in Remote Start mode, the vehicle parking
lights will remain ON. The vehicle will run for 12 or 25 minutes,
depending on run time selected by your installer.
If your vehicle stalls after Remote Start...
If the vehicle stalls or does not start, the Code Alarm CA-530TM will
pause for 5 seconds, then try 3 more times to start the vehicle (a total
of four attempts). The system pauses 5 seconds between each start
attempt. If the vehicle does not start after the fourth attempt, the
Code Alarm CA-530TM will abort the start process. See Remote Start
Safety Features on the following page for additional no start
conditions.
Your vehicle can be started by remote control whether the vehicle is
locked or unlocked.
Entering the Vehicle While It is Running via Remote Start
1. Press UNLOCK to unlock the door(s) and turn off the starter
disable (if it is not already off).
2. Enter the vehicle. Do not press the brake pedal.
3. Insert the key into the ignition and turn to the ON position.
4. Press the brake pedal. The remote starter disengages and the
vehicle will operate normally.
Remote Start / Stop Feature
Press and hold the START button on the remote control.
If all safety parameters are correct, the engine will start within 5 seconds
(diesel engines will take longer.) Press and hold START again to turn
off the vehicle. (Turn to page 6 for more on remote start features.)
Valet/Service Mode
You can turn off all remote start functions and prevent the starter
disable by engaging the Valet/Service Mode:
• To engage Valet mode, turn the ignition key to the ON position
(last position before start) and press the LOCK and UNLOCK
buttons on the remote control simultaneouly. If installed, the blue
status light will blink to indicate Valet mode
• To disengage Valet mode, turn the ignition key to the ON
position (last position before start) and press the LOCK and
UNLOCK buttons on the remote control simultaneouly. If
installed, the blue status light will stop blinking to indicate Valet
mode has been terminated.
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Using the Remote Start feature (cont’d)
Pre-Heating or Pre-Cooling the Interior of the Vehicle
Before exiting the vehicle, set the vehicle’s temperature controls to
the desired setting and operation. After the Code Alarm CA-530TM
starts the vehicle, the heater or air-conditioning will activate and heat
or cool the interior to your setting.
Turning on the Rear-Window Defroster (optional)
While the vehicle is running via remote start, press the START button
on the remote control. The vehicle defroster will activate and run for
10 minutes, or for your vehicle’s preset time limit
Using the “Quick-stop” Feature
If you want to make a short stop and leave your vehicle running (to keep
the interior warm or cool), the quick stop feature allows you to do this
while keeping your vehicle secure and your keys with you.
To engage Quick-stop:
1. Stop the vehicle and place the transmission in PARK.
2. With your foot off the brake pedal, press the START button
on the remote control. The parking lights will turn on, indicating
that the vehicle is now running via remote start.
3. Remove the keys from the ignition and exit the vehicle.
Press the LOCK button on the remote control to lock the
vehicle doors if desired.
Note: Do not leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle
when using the quick stop feature.
Remote Start Safety Features
For safety and security reasons, the Code Alarm CA-530TM will not
allow the vehicle to start if the following conditions are present:
• The vehicle hood is opened
• The system is in the Valet/Service mode
• The brake is pressed and held
For safety and security reasons, the CA-530 will terminate remote
start run time and shut the vehicle off if the following conditions are
present:
• The brake pedal is pressed before the vehicle ignition is
turned on with the key
• The engine reaches 3 times its normal idle*
As a safety precaution, the vehicle will shut off if left unattended for 12
or 25 minutes, depending on the time preset by your installer.
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Basic Troubleshooting
This section outlines some of the basic issues you may experience
while becoming used to the Code Alarm CA-530TM. If you have a
problem that is not covered by this section, please consult your installer.
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Weak or dead battery
Change battery
Remote control not
programmed
See Dealer
Hood is open or hood
switch is out of
alignment - system
emits two "chirps"
when remote star t
button is pushed;
Close hood; see
Dealer to adjust hood
safety switch
System is in
Valet/Service Mode system emits two
"chirps" when remote
star t button is pushed;
Exit Valet/Service
mode by turning ON
ignition key and
pressing UNLOCK
button on remote
control
Brake is pressed
Release brake
Remote control does
not work
System will not
remote star t
Emergency Disarm Procedure
If your remote control is lost or fails to function, use this procedure to
disarm the Code Alarm CA-530TM and start your vehicle.
1. Use the keys to enter the vehicle.
2. Insert the key into the ignition and turn to the ON position.
3. Locate and press the emergency override button.
The starter disable will turn off and then you will be able to
start your vehicle.
Your Emergency Disarm Button is located:
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System Maintenance
This section outlines some of the basic issues you may experience
Changing the Remote Control Battery
The 12-volt alkaline battery(GP-23A) supplied in your remote control
should last approximately one year, depending on usage. When the
battery begins to weaken, you will notice a decrease in range, or the
distance from your vehicle that your remote transmitter will operate.
Follow the instructions below to change the remote transmitter battery.
1. Insert the edge of a coin into the slot at the side of the remote
control. Twist the coin to pry the remote control halves apart.
2. Remove the old battery and replace with a new one. Be sure
to observe the (+) and (-) signs in the battery compartment.
3. Carefully snap the case halves back together, then test the
remote control.
Remote Control Button Pad Care
DO NOT use excessive pressure when pressiing transmitter buttons. Press
buttons only until transmitter indicator light comes ON. Pressing harder after
the light comes on can permanently damage the transmitter button pads.
FCC COMPLIANCE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including any interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Warning!
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Code Systems, Inc. Limited Lifetime Warranty
A Code Systems Inc. (“CODE”) vehicle comfort, convenience and security system
sold to a retail consumer purchaser by an authorized dealer of CODE and installed by an
authorized dealer of CODE is warranted by CODE to the original retail consumer purchaser
to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the vehicle in
which the system was originally installed.
A CODE system sold to a retail consumer purchaser by an authorized dealer of
CODE and installed by a party other than an authorized dealer of CODE is warranted by
CODE to the original retail consumer purchaser to be free from defects in workmanship
and materials for the lifetime of the vehicle. Defects caused by or related to the improper
installation of the system are not covered by this or any other warranty.
The duration of this warranty described above applies to all components of the system
except for: switches, indicator lights, transmitter(s) and accessories purchased separately.
Transmitters, exclusive of the transmitter case, are warranted by CODE to the
original retail consumer purchaser to be free from defects in workmanship and materials
for the lifetime of the vehicle in which the system was originally installed.
Switches, indicator lights, and transmitter cases are warranted to the original
consumer purchaser for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase when the
system is installed by an authorized CODE dealer.
Code system accessories are covered by the warranty supplied with the accessory.
Wiring harnesses altered by installation and transmitter batteries are not covered by
this or any other warranty.
This warranty is non-transferable, non-assignable and is completely voided when the
system is removed from the car in which it was originally installed. If the vehicle in which
the system was originally installed is transferred to another party, this warranty no longer
applies.
This warranty does not apply to any product damaged by accident, physical or
electrical abuse, improper installation, alteration, any use contrary to its intended
function, unauthorized service (i.e. service by anyone other than CODE or its authorized
service personnel), fire, flood, lightning or other acts of God.
Should a product be found to be defective during the warranty duration, CODE will
repair or replace the system or any part of the system that CODE agrees is defective
without charge to the retail consumer purchaser of the system during the first year of the
warranty period. After the first year of the warranty period has expired CODE will repair or
replace the system or any part of the system that CODE agrees is defective for a fee of
$10.00 to cover shipping and handling charges.
In order for the system to be repaired or replaced under the terms of this warranty,
the defective product must be returned to an authorized CODE dealer and accompanied
by a copy of the original retail sales receipt. The date of purchase and year, make and
model of the vehicle in which the security system was originally installed must be clearly
indicated on the sales receipt.
CODE shall not be held responsible for any removal and/or reinstallation charges of
a defective system, damage to or theft of the vehicle or its contents, or any incidental or
consequential damages caused by any failure of the system to function properly. Under no
circumstances should this warranty, or system covered by it, be construed as an insurance
policy against loss. CODE neither assumes nor authorizes any person or organization to make
ANY WARRANTIES or assume any liability in connection with the sale, installation, or use of
this system. This is the complete CODE warranty and no other warranty exists.
The warranty identified in this form is exclusive and CODE makes no other
warranties expressed or implied for any goods or services provided by CODE. CODE
specifically and expressly excludes any other warranties including the fitness for a
particular purpose and all warranties of merchantability. The customers sole and exclusive
remedy for any and all claims against CODE arising out the customers use of any CODE
system shall be as delineated in the warranty set forth above. CODE shall not be liable to
any customer or any other person or entity for any direct or indirect, consequential,
special or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with the customers use of,
or inability to use, or misuse of any CODE provided system.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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