AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TWO-WAY MULTI-CHANNEL REMOTE STARTER SYSTEM
NS-2204 TW
Installation Guide
Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 2
Included in the Kit.................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Installation Points to Remember ............................................................................................................................................................. 3
Harness Description................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
Wiring Diagram ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Transmitter Operation ............................................................................................................................................................................. 7
Transmitter Operation and Confirmations (First Car Control)................................................................................................................. 7
Transmitter Operation and Confirmations (Second Car Control)............................................................................................................ 8
Learning A Transmitter............................................................................................................................................................................ 8
The Programming Assistance Button ..................................................................................................................................................... 8
Valet Operation ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Multi-speed Tach Learning...................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Programming Options ........................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Installation-programmable Features ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
Priority Door Access.............................................................................................................................................................................. 15
The AUX 2 Timed Output...................................................................................................................................................................... 16
The AUX 3 / Trunk or Sunroof Output................................................................................................................................................... 17
Programmable External Trigger ............................................................................................................................................................ 18
Home ValetTM ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 19
Ground Out When Running................................................................................................................................................................... 19
Panic Mode (in order to be available, this Option must be programmed)............................................................................................. 19
Quick LockoutTM .................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
Other Features of the Module ............................................................................................................................................................... 20
Multi-car Operation................................................................................................................................................................................ 20
Multi-car Operation................................................................................................................................................................................ 21
Events Logging and Playback............................................................................................................................................................... 21
Resetting the Module ............................................................................................................................................................................ 22
Diagnostics (Parking Lights) ................................................................................................................................................................. 22
Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range ........................................................................................................................................... 23
Testing................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
Closing Up............................................................................................................................................................................................. 23
Notice
The manufacturer will accept no responsibility for any electrical damage resulting from improper installation of the
product, be that either damage to the vehicle itself or to the Unit. This Unit must be installed by a certified technician
using all safety devices supplied. Only registered technicians will be eligible to use the Autostart technical support
telephone service.
Please review the Installation Guide carefully before beginning any work.
Warning
This unit is designed for vehicles with an automatic Transmission only. Before installing the Unit, test that
the vehicle will not start if the gear select lever is in the “Drive” position. If the vehicle starts in gear, install a manualtransmission Car Starter instead.
H.1.20.S.1.00
Rev: 1.00
October 4, 2002
–CA
Manufactured in Canada by Autostart
Introduction
The NS-2204 TW Car Starter unit is a state-of-the-art remote car starter representing a breakthrough in
vehicle convenience technology. With the addition of many great features, this product will satisfy any
demand for high-end systems without neglecting any one of the standard features.
The Unit can be easily integrated onto just about any of today’s most complex vehicles. We hope that you
too, after installing this system, will agree that the new NS-2204 TW is a major breakthrough in Remote
Starter systems and vehicle convenience technology.
Included in the Kit
Before beginning the installation, please review the Installation Guide - particularly the Wiring
Diagram and the Programming Options.
Note: It is very important that you familiarize yourself with the programming and operation of the NS-2204
TW system, even if you have already installed a Nordic Start system in the past.
There are many great new features you may overlook if you do not read the Guide - you would not maximize
the potential of the NS-2204 TW.
Prior to the installation, make sure that all the hardware components required to install the system are in the
box.
The following is a list of components included in the kit:
• 1 - NS-2204 TW Control Unit
• 1 - Long-range Transceiver
• 1 - Plug-in Valet button
• 1 - Four-button multi-channel two-way Transmitter
• 1 - Plug-in 2-volt LED
• 1 - 6-pin main Ignition Harness
• 1 - 5-pin Secondary Harness
• 1 - 2-pin Secondary Harness
• 1 - 12-pin Accessories Harness
• 1 - Hood Pin-switch
• 1 - Warning label
• Installation Guide and Quick Installation Guide
Before You Get Started…
Warning! This unit is designed for vehicles with an automatic Transmission only! Before installing the unit,
test that the vehicle will not start if the gear select lever is in Drive position.
If the vehicle starts in gear with the key, have the OEM neutral safety switch replaced before you install the
car starter.
Note: If the vehicle only starts in gear by jumping the starter wire, but not with the Key, then a neutral
safety relay must be installed.
INDUSTRY CANADA USER NOTICE:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should be so chosen that
the equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) is not more than that required for successful
communication".
FCC USER NOTICE:
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to
this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Installation Points to Remember
Ƈ Make sure that vehicles equipped with an automatic Transmission Ƈ When probing/testing wires in a harness, one should check where
do not start while in any of the Drive Gears. If the vehicle starts in the wire harness terminates into the connector plugs.
Ƈ Sometimes Airbag wires will not be labelled (i.e. yellow split
gear, install a Manual-transmission Remote Starter instead.
loom/tape) in the harness itself. They will always be labelled at the
Ƈ Keep the Antenna away from other types of antennas
connector plugs where they terminate.
(GPS/OnStar).
Ƈ Always use a grommet when running wires into the Engine
Ƈ When working on a vehicle, always leave a window open.
Ƈ Never leave the keys in the car. Leave them on a workbench with compartment. Never run wires through bare or sharp metal.
Ƈ Do not disconnect the battery on vehicles equipped with air bags
a window rolled down.
and anti-theft radios.
Ƈ If possible, remove courtesy light fuse to prevent battery drain
Ƈ Never ground the control unit to the vehicle’s steering column.
Ƈ Inspect vehicle for any body damage or electrical problems
Ƈ Never install the control unit where it could interfere with normal Ƈ Make sure that all the switches and controls operate properly.
Ƈ Verify that the vehicle starts and idles properly.
operation or obstruct service technicians.
Ƈ Make sure that all safety equipment is installed: the Valet Button,
Ƈ Always solder and tape all connections.
the Hood Switch and the Warning Label.
NS-2204 TW Features List
Two-way Transmitter system: The Transmitter gives audible and visual
confirmation of last command. Remote vehicle status request 4-button multichannel remote Transmitter Long-range Super-heterodyne Receiver
technology Operating range: up to 450 m / 1500 ft Factory Alarm control: The
Module can arm virtually any factory Alarm. Programmable passive- or activearming Starter Kill ** output: In Passive Mode, this anti-theft device will arm
automatically without requiring the intervention of the user. Panic Mode: This
safety feature allows the user to remotely trigger an alarm signal quickly in
emergency situations. Quick Lockout™: Also called Secure Panic: the system
will lock all Doors when Brake Pedal is pressed while the Siren is sounding in
Panic Mode Smart Rearm: The Module will only rearm once. Safe Start: This is a
programmable dual-step feature for children safety. When this function is enabled,
remote-starting the vehicle becomes a two-step operation. Starter Anti-grind
feature: * Upon entry in a vehicle already running following a remote start, drivers
have a tendency to turn the Ignition Key to the CRANK position by mere force of
habit. This will cause the Starter Motor to re-engage and "grind" the Starter Gears.
When installed, the Anti-grind option will prevent damage to the Starter if this takes
place. Programmable Horn output for Horn control Programmable chirp
duration (from 5 to 200 ms) Driver's Door Priority Access: Allows to remotely
open solely the driver's Door. Independent arm / disarm wires Programmable
Door Lock pulse duration: The Door lock pulse can be set from 1/10 sec. to 4
sec. (and allow for double 1/4-sec. unlock pulses) Secure Lock and Arm with
"smart" operation: This feature allows the Module to control certain OEM factory
Alarm systems which would otherwise remain disarmed and unlocked after the
vehicle is remote-started: with Secure Lock on, the vehicle will be relocked after a
remote start, and rearmed after a remote shut-down. Furthermore, with Smart
Secure Lock, relocking will only occur if the vehicle was already in the locked state
before the remote start-up. Input for plug-in Door-lock pulse inverter (INV200)***
Note
Event logging / start-up failures: The Module can report error codes specifying
the status of the last four start-up failures Idle Mode: Allows to remove the
Ignition Key while the vehicle is already running, for example: when the user needs
to stop to make a quick delivery. Multi-car operation: A single Remote Control
can operate two separate vehicles equipped with identical remote starter models
Secure plug-in electronic Valet Button Plug-in full-status Dash-mounted
L.E.D. User-controlled Cold Weather Mode: The Module will start the Engine at
regular intervals within a period of 24 h. Key Sense input wire: The Starter Kill
will not rearm while the Ignition Key is in the Ignition. Automatic Zone-3 Trunkpin monitoring: When the user releases the Trunk while the Module is armed, the
Alarm will be temporarily disarmed until the Trunk is closed back again. Trunk pin
input: Rearms factory Alarms when the Trunk is closed. Configurable extended
diesel run time under Cold Weather Mode (9 or 20 minutes) Gas or diesel
operation Intelligent multi-speed Tach learning: The Module can learn a variety
of tach signals. Programmable run time: The Module can keep a gas Engine
running for 4, 15 or 25 minutes, or a diesel Engine for 9, 20 or 30 minutes.
Programming Assistance Button: A.k.a. Hood Switch Interrupt. This button
simplifies the programming of the Unit. Controllable latched 30-sec.or 60-sec.
negative output Ground out while running (constant) Negative and Positive
Parking Light output Negative Trunk-release output Selectable on-board
high-current second Ignition / Accessories / Starter output Negative Doorlock outputs Approved by Industry Canada FCC approved Limited lifetime
warranty
*Relay required if the Starter Kill is not installed.
**Installation of the Starter Kill requires an external
relay.
***The INV-200 is optional.
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Harness Description
6-Pin Main Ignition Harness
Wire
Function
Description
A
Wire
colour
RED
(+) 12 Volt Battery
B
PURPLE
C
RED
(+) 30-A Starter
output
(+) 12 Volt Battery
D
YELLOW
E
ORANGE
Connect to the largest 12 V Supply wire at the Ignition Harness. Ensure that the
OEM power wire is fused for more than 25 A.
Connect to the Starter wire of the vehicle. The source wire should have +12 V only
when the Ignition Key is in the CRANK position.
Connect to the largest 12 V Supply wire at the Ignition Harness. Ensure that the
OEM power wire is fused for more than 25 A.
Connect to the Ignition wire of the vehicle. The source wire should have +12 V
when the Ignition Key is in the IGNITION ON (RUN) and CRANK positions.
Connect to the Accessories wire of the vehicle. The source wire must have power
with the Ignition Key in the IGNITION ON (RUN) position only (no power in the CRANK
position). This wire will power the Heater Blower Motor.
F
GREEN
(+) 30-A Ignition
output
(+) Accessories
output (30 A):
Heater Blower
Motor
(+) 30-A 5th Relay
output
This high-current output can be used to power a second Ignition/ Accessories or
Crank wire. See Jumper setting on page 10 for correct output.
Function
Description
1
Wire
colour
BLACK
(-) Chassis ground
input
2
PURPLE
(AC) Tachometer
input wire
3
GREY
4
ORANGE
(-) Hood Switch
wire
(+) Brake Switch
input wire
5
YELLOW
This wire must be connected to an unpainted metal surface (the Chassis or true
Body ground). It is preferable that you use a factory ground bolt rather than a selftapping screw. Screws tend to get loose or rusted over time and can cause
erratic problems.
This wire must be connected to the negative side of the Ignition Coil in vehicles
using conventional Coil systems. In Multi-coil systems the Tach wire may be difficult
to locate: the negative side of an injector may be used. Note: a Tach learning
procedure must be carried out after the installation is completed.
Connect this wire to the Hood Pin-switch supplied. This input will disable or
shutdown the remote starter when the Hood is opened.
This wire must be connected to the Brake Light wire of the vehicle. The wire should
show +12 V, but only when the Brake Pedal is pressed. This input will shut down
the remote starter if the Brake Pedal is pressed.
This wire provides a +12 V output and must be connected to the vehicle’s Parking
Lights wire which tests +12 V with the light switch in the ON position. Note: Ensure
that the voltage does not decrease or increase when the dimmer control switch is
turned; if the voltage goes up or down, find another Parking Light wire.
5-Pin Secondary Harness
Wire
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(+) 12 V Parking
Light output
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12-Pin Accessories Harness
Wire
Function
Description
1
Wire
colour
BLUE
(-) Zone 3 or AUX 3
output
2
3
BROWN
GREEN
(-) Lock
(-) Unlock
4
WHITE /
BROWN
(-) Arm
5
WHITE /
GREEN
(-) Disarm
6
BLUE /
WHITE
(-) AUX 1 output
7
8
WHITE /
ORANGE
ORANGE
(-) Starter Kill
(armed output)
(-) AUX 2 output
9
PURPLE
(-) External
Trigger input
10
WHITE
(-) Ground out
when running
11
12
GREY
YELLOW
N/A
(+) Glow-plug
input
500 mA negative output. This can be used to control Trunk release (1-sec. pulse) or
to operate as a constant output as long as the TRUNK button is held pressed (for
Sunroof or Window close).
Programmable 500 mA 1/10-sec., 7/10-sec. or 4-sec. negative output.
Programmable 500mA 1/10-sec., 7/10-sec., 4-sec. or 1/4-sec. double-pulse
negative output.
Max 500 mA ground signal when the Doors are locked by remote control. This wire
will go to ground 1/4 sec. before the LOCK pulse, and go OFF 1/8 sec after it. It must
be connected to the OEM Arm wire (usually the Dome Light). Note: The system will
also give a Rearm pulse on this wire after remote-start shutdown.
Max 500 mA 1-sec. ground pulse when the Doors are unlocked by remote control.
Connect to the OEM Disarm wire of the vehicle. Note: The system will also give a
Disarm pulse on this wire before remote starts.
This output will provide a 1-sec. negative output (500 mA) when the UNLOCK button
is pressed a second time on the Transmitter (Priority Door Access); or otherwise
when the LOCK button is pressed (Horn Confirmation).
This wire will provide a constant output (500 mA) when the system is armed (locked
by remote control). Can be connected to an external Starter Interrupt relay.
Negative 500mA output. Can be programmed for one of the following three options:
(1) Constant while the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons are pressed + 1 sec after release of
buttons. (2) LOCK + UNLOCK toggles ON / OFF. (Max.30 sec) (3) LOCK + UNLOCK toggles
ON / OFF. (Max.60 sec) NOTE: AUX 2 can be programmed for Priority Door Access.
This input will start the vehicle when it receives a 1-second ground pulse from an
external pager system or timer module. It will also shut the vehicle down upon a 1sec. pulse when running under remote control.
500 mA constant ground output when running. This output becomes active before
remote IGNITION ON, and shuts off when the Module is shut down. Note: If multiple
relays or modules are connected to the Ground Out wire, make sure that each one
of them is diode-isolated from the others. Otherwise feedback effects may occur,
which could damage the vehicle.
This pin is not used - leave it empty.
In Diesel mode, this positive input will wait for up to 18 seconds until the Glow-plug
Light goes out before allowing the Module to proceed cranking the Engine. Connect
to the side of the Glow-plug Light which is positive when the Light is on. Note: the
Module will nevertheless proceed cranking the Engine if the Glow-plug Light is still
on after the 18-sec. delay (25 sec. when run time is set to 30 min.). See the Diesel
Glow-plug Indicator Light section on p. 11 for more details.
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Wiring Diagram
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Transmitter Operation
(red)
LED 1
(green)
LED 2
(red)
LED 3
Lock
Unlock
Trunk
Start
Note: Pressing the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons at the same time will activate the AUX2 output (which can be
programmed to give a constant ground signal while pressed, or a 30-sec. or 60-sec. timed output with
remote ON/OFF toggle).
Transmitter Operation and Confirmations (First Car Control)
Function
Buttons Pressed
LOCK (LOCK + Status LOCK
Request)
Condition
Engine STOP
Engine is RUNNING
Cold Weather Mode
HOME VALET
Engine is RUNNING + Cold
Weather Mode
UNLOCK
AUX 2
TRUNK
START
UNLOCK
LOCK + UNLOCK
TRUNK
START
Normal
STOP
START
If unit is in HOME VALET
No second confirmation
Cold Weather Mode
UNLOCK + START
Enter Cold Weather Mode
ON /OFF
Exit Cold Weather Mode
HOME VALET
LOCK + START Press
TWICE within 3 sec.
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Confirmation # of Flash and Beep for
Confirmation
LED 1 LED 2 LED 3 BEEP
1st
X
X
1
1
1st
2nd
1st
2nd
1st
2nd
1st
X
X
X
X
X
3
X
X
X
X
3
X
X
X
1
3
1
X
1
X
1
1
3
1
3
1
3
1
2nd
1st
1st
1st
1st
2nd
3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3
X
X
1
1
2nd
4th
2
1
X
X
X
X
1
1
3
2
1
1
1
2
1st
1st
2nd
1st
2nd
1st
2nd
1st
X
2
X
X
1
1st
3rd
2
1
X
1
3
1
X
1
2nd
3
X
3
3
2
1
X
1
3
1
1
1
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Transmitter Operation and Confirmations (Second Car Control)
Function
Buttons Pressed
LOCK (LOCK + Status TRUNK + LOCK
Request)
Condition
Engine STOP
Engine is RUNNING
Cold weather mode
UNLOCK
START
TRUNK + UNLOCK
TRUNK + START
Normal
STOP
TRUNK + START
If unit is in HOME VALET
No second confirmation
Cold Weather Mode
TRUNK + UNLOCK +
START
Enter Cold Weather Mode
Exit Cold Weather Mode
Confirmation # of Flash and Beep for
Confirmation
LED 1 LED 2 LED 3 BEEP
1st
X
X
1
1
1st
2nd
1st
2nd
1st
1st
2nd
X
X
X
3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1
3
1
X
X
1
2nd
4th
2
1
X
X
1
3
1
3
2
1
2
1st
1st
2nd
1st
X
X
X
X
2
1
1st
3rd
2
1
X
1
2nd
1st
2nd
3
1
X
X
X
X
X
X
1
3
1
1
2
1
X
1
Learning A Transmitter
The NS-2204 TW Transmitter does not come pre-programmed. It must be code-learnt after the wiring of the
Module is completed. The system has the ability to learn up to 4 different Transmitters; if a fifth Transmitter is
learnt, the first Transmitter code in memory will be lost. To erase all Transmitter codes from memory, perform
a Module reset.
To program a new Transmitter:
1. Make sure that the Ignition is OFF and that the Hood is up.
• Hold the Hood Pin-switch down for 4 seconds.
• Release the Pin-switch.
The Parking Lights should come on.
• With Parking Lights on, immediately push and release the Pin-switch again.
The Parking Lights will stay on for up to 20 seconds.
2. Turn the Ignition Key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position. (Wait until the Parking Lights go out.) Then turn the
Ignition Key OFF, ON, OFF.
… The LED will be flashing during the next step.
3. Press the LOCK button (or the UNLOCK button), wait 1 second and press the button again…
… until the icon of the button gives 1 flash and a beep is generated by the Transmitter.
The Parking Lights will flash 5 times quickly.
Otherwise you may also simply press the button repeatedly, until you see the Parking Light flashes.
4. To exit, close the Hood.
Note:
The L.E.D. follows the Parking Lights in all
modes.
The system can hold up to 4 Transmitters in
memory.
The Programming Assistance Button
(A.k.a. the Hood Switch Interrupt.) Connected to the NS-2204 TW, this Push-button can be used from
within the vehicle instead of the Hood Pin-switch in the Engine compartment: when the Hood is up, pressing
the Hood Switch Interrupt button will be equivalent to pressing the Hood Pin-switch - it will cut the ground
signal from the Hood Switch line.
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For example, to program a new Transmitter using the Programming Assistance Button:
1. Make sure that the Ignition is OFF and that the Hood is up.
• Hold the Programming Assistance Button down for 4 seconds.
• Release the Programming Button.
The Parking Lights should come on.
• With Parking Lights on, immediately push and release the Programming Assistance Button again.
The Parking Lights will stay on for up to 20 seconds.
2. Turn the Ignition Key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position. (Wait until the Parking Lights go out.) Then turn the
Ignition Key OFF, ON, OFF.
… The LED will be flashing during the next step.
3. Press the LOCK button (or the UNLOCK button), wait 1 second and press the button again…
… until the icon of the button gives 1 flash and a beep is generated by the Transmitter.
The Parking Lights will flash 5 times quickly.
Otherwise you may also simply press the LOCK or UNLOCK button repeatedly until you see the Parking
Light flashes.
4. To exit, close the Hood.
Caution!
The Hood Pin-switch must be installed and
connected for the Programming Assistance
Button to function.
Valet Operation
The system can be placed in Valet Mode to disable the remote starting capabilities. This is necessary when
the vehicle is being serviced.
To place the vehicle into Valet Mode:
1. Turn the Ignition Key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
2. Within 3 seconds, press and hold the Valet Button for approx. 1 second. The L.E.D. will turn on and
remain lit.
To get the vehicle out of Valet Mode:
1. Turn the Ignition Key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
2. Within 3 seconds, press and hold the Valet Switch for 1 second. The L.E.D. will go out.
If you try to remote-start the vehicle while it is in Valet Mode, the Parking Lights will flash twice. See the
Diagnostics table at the end of this manual.
Multi-speed Tach Learning
On some Ignition systems the Tach signal can be too high or too low, causing failed starts at certain
temperatures. The NS-2204 TW system is designed to read a wide range of Tach signals. No manual
adjustments are necessary. However, each time a new unit is installed, a new Tach learning procedure must
be carried out.
The Tach learning procedure is as follows:
1. Make sure that the Ignition is OFF and that the Hood is up.
• Hold the Hood Pin-switch down for 4 seconds.
• Release the Pin-switch.
The Parking Lights should come on.
• With Parking Lights on, immediately push and release the Pin-switch again.
The Parking Lights will stay on for up to 20 seconds.
2. Press and hold the Brake Pedal; press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons simultaneously on the Transmitter.
The Parking Lights will flash 4 times.
3. Release the Brake and start the vehicle; allow it to reach regular Engine idle speed.
The Parking Lights will go out when the Tach signal is detected.
4. Press and hold the Brake Pedal until the Parking Lights flash 5 times - the Tach signal has been learnt.
To end the Tach learning procedure at any time: close the Hood.
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Note
If the Horn is programmed, it will honk 1, 2
or 3 times depending on the Tach mode
learnt.
Programming Options
The NS-2204 TW System is equipped with 3 custom Programming Modes to allow the installer to custom-fit
the system in accordance with the requirements of each vehicle.
To get into a Programming Mode you must do the following:
1. Make sure that the Ignition is OFF and that the Hood is up.
• Hold the Hood Pin-switch down for 4 seconds.
• Release the Pin-switch.
The Parking Lights should come on.
• With Parking Lights on, immediately push and release the Pin-switch again.
The Parking Lights will stay on for up to 20 seconds.
2. Press and hold the Brake Pedal, then press:
• the LOCK button to enter Mode 1
• the UNLOCK button to enter Mode 2
• the TRUNK button to enter Mode 3
The Parking Lights will flash once, twice or three times to confirm entry into a particular Mode.
If Horn Confirmation is programmed, the Horn will also chirp 1, 2 or 3 times to indicate the Mode.
3. Release the Brake Pedal.
Note:
The Unit will stay in programming mode
until the Hood Pin-switch or the Brake
Pedal is pressed again. Therefore take
your time to make the proper selection.
Pressing the Brake Pedal will bring you
back to the programming menu, where you
can select another Mode.
Each Mode has functions for which options must be selected. Once you have selected either Mode 1, Mode
2 or Mode 3, the system automatically moves to Function one. You must then select the desired option for
each function. Once you have selected an Option, you will move to the next Function, and so on.
To select one of four Options, press the appropriate button on the Transmitter:
• the LOCK button = Option 1
• the UNLOCK button
= Option 2
• the TRUNK button = Option 3
• the START/STOP button
= Option 4
Once an Option has been selected, the Parking Lights will flash 1, 2, 3 or 4 times, depending on the Option
that has been selected.
MODE 1
*indicates default setting
FUNCTION 1 - Ignition-controlled Door Locks
OPTION 1*
OPTION 2
OPTION 3
OPTION 4
Ignition Locks ENABLED
Ignition Locks DISABLED
Ignition LOCK only
Ignition UNLOCK only
FUNCTION 2 - Secure Lock
OPTION 1*
OPTION 2
OPTION 3
OPTION 4
Secure Lock DISABLED (1-second Disarm pulse)
Smart Secure Lock ENABLED
Secure Lock DISABLED (1/2-second Disarm pulses)
Standard Secure Lock
FUNCTION 3 - Passive / Active Starter Kill
OPTION 1*
OPTION 2
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Starter Kill ACTIVE
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OPTION 3
OPTION 4
Starter Kill PASSIVE (3-minute timeout)
Starter Kill ACTIVE (Ground output, IGN. and ACC. are turned on 1/4 sec. before Door Locks)
(This is to shut down the Dome Light and enable Door monitoring on certain vehicles.)
FUNCTION 4 - Door Locks Timing
OPTION 1*
OPTION 2
OPTION 3
OPTION 4
MODE 2
7/10-sec. LOCK / UNLOCK pulses
4-sec. LOCK / UNLOCK pulses
a single 7/10-sec. LOCK pulse and two 1/4-sec. UNLOCK pulses
1/10-sec. LOCK and 1/10-sec. UNLOCK pulses
*indicates default setting
FUNCTION 1 - Safe Start Mode
OPTION 1
OPTION 2*
OPTION 3
Safe Start ENABLED
Safe Start DISABLED
Safe Start DISABLED
FUNCTION 2 - Engine Run Time
OPTION 1
OPTION 2*
OPTION 3
Run time = 4 minutes in Gas Mode / 9 minutes in Diesel Mode
Run time = 15 minutes in Gas Mode / 20 minutes in Diesel Mode
Run time = 25 minutes in Gas Mode / 30 minutes in Diesel Mode
FUNCTION 3 - Idle Mode
OPTION 1
OPTION 2*
OPTION 3
Idle Mode DISABLED
Idle Mode ENABLED
Idle Mode DISABLED
FUNCTION 4 - Gas or Diesel Mode
OPTION 1
OPTION 2*
OPTION 3
MODE 3
Diesel Engine (Cold Weather Mode run time = 20 min.)
Gasoline Engine
Diesel Engine (Cold Weather Mode run time = 9 min.)
*indicates default setting
FUNCTION 1 - Home Valet Mode
OPTION 1
OPTION 2*
OPTION 3
Home Valet ENABLED
Home Valet DISABLED
Home Valet DISABLED
FUNCTION 2 - AUX 3 / Zone 3 output
OPTION 1
OPTION 2*
OPTION 3
1-sec. Trunk 1 output when TRUNK button pressed for 3-sec while Ignition is OFF
1-sec. Trunk 1 output when TRUNK button pressed for 3-sec while Ignition is OFF
Trunk 2 output with Disarm / Rearm pulses.
FUNCTION 3 - AUX 2 output
OPTION 1
OPTION 2*
OPTION 3
OPTION 4
2-second output (LOCK & UNLOCK pressed simultaneously, or START/STOP in Safe Start Mode.)
Toggle ON / OFF with timeout up to 30 seconds
Toggle ON / toggle OFF with timeout up to 60 seconds
Priority Door Access
FUNCTION 4 - AUX 1 output
OPTION 1
OPTION 2*
OPTION 3
Horn Confirmation on second press of the LOCK button
Priority Door Access
Horn Confirmation on first press of the LOCK button
FUNCTION 5 - External Trigger Sense
OPTION 1
Zone 3 (Trunk pin) rearm (sends a Disarm pulse before Trunk opening and rearms 4 sec. after the Trunk
OPTION 2*
OPTION 3
OPTION 4
Engine START / STOP
Key Sense
Smart Ignition Lock
is closed)
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Installation-programmable Features
The following features can be programmed according to the needs of the installation and the requirements of
the user:
Lock Pulse Duration
(Mode 1, Function 4)
Option 1: 7/10-sec. LOCK and 7/10-sec. UNLOCK pulses by default.
Option 2: 4-sec. LOCK/UNLOCK pulses- this is for operating vacuum Door Lock systems.
Option 3: A single 7/10-sec. LOCK pulse and two 1/4-sec. UNLOCK pulses.
Used for double-pulse Disarm/Unlock systems
Option 1: 1/10-sec. LOCK and 1/10-sec. UNLOCK pulses.
Engine Type - Gas or Diesel
(Mode 2, Function 4: Option 2 - GAS - by default.) Set to Gas Mode by default, the unit can be
programmed to operate in Diesel Mode. In Diesel Mode the system will wait for the Glow-plug indicator light
to go out before cranking the Engine. Note that the run time is automatically extended when Diesel Mode is
selected.
The Diesel Glow-plug Indicator Light
(Also known as the “wait-to-start light”.) The purpose of the Glow-plug circuit on diesel vehicles is to pre-heat
the Combustion Chamber before the vehicle is started.
When a Remote Starter is installed on a diesel vehicle, the Glow-plug section of the Ignition circuit must be
activated and allowed to operate before the vehicle is remote-started. For that purpose, the Glow-plug input
wire of the Module must be connected to the Glow-plug indicator light of the vehicle. The Module will only
accept positive Glow-plug input signals, therefore negative Glow Plugs should only be connected using
relays to invert the polarity.
Warning!
The Glow-plug input wire of the Module is
positive. When connecting a negative glow
plug to the Module, always use a relay to
invert the polarity.
A diode must be added between the negative Glow-plug trigger on the relay and the negative Glow-plug wire
of the car. This is to prevent feedback effects on the Glow-plug indicator light on the instrument cluster: the
light on the dash would come on because of the feedback, even though the circuit is off.
When the user remote-starts the vehicle:
• The Module will power up the Ignition circuit and wait to engage the Starter Motor while the Glow-plug
indicator light is still on.
• The Module will engage the Starter Motor as soon as the Glow-plug light (+) goes out.
• Minimum waiting time is 3 seconds.
• Maximum waiting time is 18 seconds.
If no Glow-plug wire is found on the vehicle, the Glow-plug input on the Module may be “timed out”. The
Module will power up the Ignition and Glow-plug circuits and simply wait for the time-out before starting:
• Connecting the Glow-plug input wire of the Module to Ignition will hold the ignition ON for the
maximum waiting time (18 sec., recommended).
• Keeping the Glow-plug input wire of the Module unconnected will hold the ignition ON for the
minimum waiting time (3 sec., not recommended in very cold environments).
Horn Confirmation
(Mode 3, Function 4, OFF by default.) AUX 1 can be programmed to trigger the Horn every time the LOCK
button is pressed, or when the LOCK button is pressed twice within 3 seconds. When Horn Confirmation is
activated, Panic Mode is enabled. If Horn Confirmation is disabled, Panic Mode will not be available.
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Safe Start
(Mode 2, Function 1, OFF by default.) If this feature is enabled, it will require the user to press the START/STOP
button twice within 3 seconds to start the vehicle. This will eliminate accidental remote starts (for example: if
there are children playing with the Transmitter). To stop the vehicle, the user must press START/STOP once.
If Safe Start is enabled, you can activate Cold Weather Mode by:
Pressing and holding UNLOCK and START/STOP button simultaneously, the parking light will flash twice and the
Transmitter will beep once. Within 3 seconds, press simultaneously UNLOCK + START/STOP again, the Parking
Lights will flash 3 times and the Transmitter will beep once.
Idle Mode
(Mode 2, Function 3.) When programmed, this Option allows the user to engage the remote Starter to take
over the vehicle while it is already running. This will keep the vehicle running for its programmed run time, or
until it is shut down.
To activate Idle Mode:
1. While the Engine is running, press LOCK, UNLOCK or START/STOP on the Transmitter until the Parking Lights
come on.
• Pressing LOCK or UNLOCK will unlock the Doors.
• Pressing START/STOP will leave the Doors as they are.
2. Remove the Ignition Key and exit the vehicle.
3. Lock the Doors - the vehicle will go on running for the entire pre-programmed run time.
Caution: Do not leave children or pets
unattended in a vehicle running in Idle
Mode!!!
Cold Weather Mode
If Cold Weather Mode is activated, it will start and run the Engine for 4 minutes every 2 hours (9 or 20
minutes for Diesel Engines). This will go on for a period of 24 hours.
To activate Cold Weather Mode:
• Press and hold the UNLOCK and START/STOP buttons once:
- the Transmitter will beep once,
- then the Parking Lights will flash 3 times and the Transmitter will beep 3 times.
If Safe Start is enabled, you can activate Cold Weather Mode by:
Pressing and holding UNLOCK and START/STOP buttons simultaneously, the parking light will flash twice and the
Transmitter will beep once, then the Parking Lights will flash 3 more times and the Transmitter will beep 3
more times as well.
To exit Cold Weather Mode, do any of the following:
a) Open the Hood.
b) Start the Engine by remote.
c) Turn the Ignition Key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
d) Place the vehicle into Valet Mode.
e) Press and hold UNLOCK + START/STOP buttons.
To exit Cold Weather Mode while in Safe Start Mode press and hold UNLOCK and START/STOP buttons
simultaneously, the Parking Lights will flash twice and the Transmitter will beep once, then Parking Lights will
flash once again and the Transmitter will beep once.
You can also exit Safe Start Mode by using steps “a” to “d” from the above description.
Use Mode 2, Function 4, Option 1 to set a Diesel Engine to a 20-minute run time in Cold Weather Mode.
Option 3 will otherwise set a Diesel Engine to a 9-minute run time.
Ignition-controlled Door Locks
(Mode 1, Function 1.) ON by default (if remote door locks are installed). This feature will LOCK all Doors when
the Brake Pedal is pressed while the Ignition Key is in the IGNITION ON (RUN) position. The unit will UNLOCK all
doors when the Ignition Key is turned to the OFF position.
If the Ignition Lock Only Option is selected, the system will only lock the Doors If Ignition Unlock Only is
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selected, the system will only unlock the doors (provided the Ignition key was in the IGNITION ON (RUN) position
and that the Brake Pedal was pressed at least once).
Smart Ignition Locks
(Mode 3, Function 5, Option 4 - OFF by default.) This feature can be enabled by connecting the External
Trigger input to a negative Door Sense wire (usually the Dome Light) and by programming the External
Trigger input accordingly (Option 4).
On the NS-2204 TW, when the Ignition-controlled Door Locks are active and the Engine is running,
whenever the Brake Pedal is pressed while a Door has been opened and closed again since the last LOCK
pulse was sent, the system will relock all Doors at once.
Smart Rearm
On the NS-2204 TW, the system will be rearmed only once. Extra Rearm pulses will not be sent when LOCK is
pressed several times. (Certain factory Alarms are affected when additional Rearm pulses are sent once the
system is armed.)
Secure Lock
(Mode 1, Function 2 - OFF by default.) This feature allows the Module to control certain OEM factory Alarm
systems without requiring the use of other wires for disarming the OEM Alarm. (Namely, this feature is
designed for OEM systems which use the factory Lock wire to arm the Alarm and the Unlock wire to disarm
it.)
Standard Secure Lock
(Option 4) If this Option is selected, upon receiving a remote START signal, Secure Lock will UNLOCK the Doors
(disarming the factory Alarm); 1/2 sec. after remote start it will re-lock the Doors. 4 seconds after shutdown,
Secure Lock will re-lock all Doors (arming the system once again). Please note that most OEM systems will
not rearm the Alarm while the Engine is running, but will lock the Doors.
Smart Secure Lock
(Option 2) If the vehicle is initially locked, at remote START the Module will send an UNLOCK/Disarm pulse before start-up, LOCK/ARM again when the Engine is running, and LOCK/ARM once again 4 sec. after it shuts shut
down the Engine.
If the vehicle is initially unlocked, upon remote START the Module will start the Engine and arm the Starter
Kill, but the Doors will not be locked or unlocked at any moment of the sequence.
Key Sense
(Mode 3, Function 5, Option 3.) With this Option selected, while in Passive Mode the Starter Kill will not
rearm if the Key is detected in Ignition Switch. If Secure Lock is programmed, it will not generate any Lock
and Ream pulses if the Key is sensed.¸
When programming this feature, connect the negative External Trigger input to Key Sense on the Ignition
Switch.
Starter Kill
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(Mode 1, Function 3, passive by default.) The NS-2204 TW is equipped with a selectable passive- or
active-arming Starter Kill circuit that will prevent the vehicle from being started with the Key when the system
is armed. The wire will provide a constant 500 mA negative output when the system is armed (locked by
remote control) and can be connected to an external Starter (see diagram).
The Starter Kill circuit can be set to Passive Mode (i.e. it will arm itself with a 1-minute or 3-minute delay) or
to Active Mode (i.e. it must be armed by the user).
To disarm the Starter Kill, press the Unlock button on the Transmitter.
To arm the Starter Kill in Active Mode, press the Lock button on the Transmitter. In Passive Mode, the
Starter Kill will automatically be armed after the programmed arming delay.
Note
If Mode 1, Function 3, Option 4 is selected,
the Ground out, Ignition and Accessories
outputs will be triggered ON and OFF before
the system locks the Doors.
If Mode 3, Function 5, Option 4 is also
selected, the pulse will be sent only when a
door is sensed open.
Caution!
When installing the Starter Kill, it is
extremely important to wire pin 86 to
Ignition, and not to jump it to pin 30 (this
would result in damage to the vehicle).
Installation of the Starter Kill circuit requires
an external relay. (Not included!)
Priority Door Access
(Mode 3, Function 3 or Function 4 - both AUX 1 and AUX 2 can be programmed for Priority Door Access.) This
great feature allows the user to UNLOCK solely the driver’s Door with a single press of the UNLOCK button on the
Transmitter, and to UNLOCK the other Doors, if desired, by pressing the UNLOCK button for a second time.
The output will provide a 1-sec negative output when the UNLOCK button is pressed a second time on the
Transmitter. This can be used not only as Priority Door Access, but also as Trunk release.
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To install Priority Door Access on 2-relay OEM systems, follow the diagram below:
The OEM UNLOCK wire at the actuator of the driver’s Door must be cut in half, and a relay must be installed.
Note
The relay must be activated with the green (-) Unlock output from the remote Starter, and the Priority Door wire (AUX) from the Module must
be connected to the OEM negative Unlock wire before the Door Locks Switch in the vehicle.
Important
On vehicles that are factory-equipped with Priority Door Access, all the required relays are already installed on the vehicle (e.g.: Caravan). In
these cases the vehicle will have three OEM relays for Door Locks: one relay will UNLOCK only the driver’s Door, the second will UNLOCK all the
other Doors and the third will LOCK all Doors.
To connect the Module to this type of systems, you must identify the relays, locate the trigger pins (pin 85 or 86) and connect the green
Unlock output from the remote Starter to the OEM driver’s-Door Unlock relay, and the Priority Door output (AUX) from the Starter to the second
Unlock relay.
The AUX 2 Timed Output
(Mode 3, Function 3.) This 500 mA negative AUX 2 output can be used for many different applications. It can
be programmed for Priority Door Access if AUX 1 is programmed for Horn confirmation.
To activate the AUX 2 output, press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons simultaneously.
The following diagrams show how to use this output for Headlight illumination or remote Dome Light
supervision.
Headlight Illumination
Remote-activated Dome Light Supervision
Positive Trigger
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Horn Chirp Timing
Follow these steps to program Horn Confirmation:
1. Make sure that the Ignition is OFF and that the Hood is up.
• Hold the Hood Pin-switch down for 4 seconds.
• Release the Pin-switch.
The Parking Lights will come on.
• With Parking Lights on, immediately push and release the Pin-switch again.
The Parking Lights will stay on for up to 20 seconds.
2. Press the Brake Pedal.
3. Press the UNLOCK and START/STOP buttons; the Horn will chirp 5 times.
4. Release the Brake Pedal.
5. To adjust the chirp duration:
a. To increase the Horn chirp by 3 ms, press the LOCK button.
b. To decrease the pulse by 3 ms, press the UNLOCK button.
c. To increase the pulse by 10 ms, press the START/STOP button
d. To decrease the pulse by 10 ms, press TRUNK.
For each timing change, the Horn will chirp using the new settings, except under the following
circumstances:
• When the lower limit of 5 ms is reached, the Horn will sound for 1/4 second.
• When the upper limit of 200 ms is reached, the Horn will sound for 3/4 second.
• A system reset will set the system back to the 22-ms default.
• If you press LOCK and UNLOCK, 3 chirps will be generated to indicate that the new values were
saved.
Close the Hood to cancel the changes.
Note
Horn chirp timing can be modified only if
Mode 3, Function 4, Option 1 or 3 has been
selected first.
The AUX 3 / Trunk or Sunroof Output
(Mode 3, Function 2.) This 500 mA negative AUX 3 output can be used for many different applications. The
output can be programmed to give a 1-sec. pulse when the TRUNK button is pressed (if the Ignition is OFF or
when Ignition is ON after a remote start); or to give a continuous output as long as the TRUNK button is held
down (for Sunroof or Window control).
Note
In Trunk mode, the output will operate only
if the Ignition is Off or if the Engine is
running under the control of the Module.
If AUX 3 is programmed for a 1-second
TRUNK signal, you will need to hold the
TRUNK button down for 3 seconds in order to
activate the Trunk.
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The following diagrams show how to use this output for Positive or Negative Trunk release systems.
Trunk 2 Output with Disarm / Rearm Pulse
(Mode 3, Function 2, Option 3.) When the Trunk 2 Option is selected (Mode 3, Function 2, Option 3), a
Disarm pulse will be sent before the Trunk is popped. An Arm pulse will be sent 4 seconds later. This option
is overridden when the Zone 3 Bypass is used as a Trunk pin (Mode 3, Function 5, Option 1).
Programmable External Trigger
(Mode 3, Function 5.) The External Trigger wire can be connected to a Trunk Pin-switch generating a
negative signal when the Trunk is open.
Option 1 - Zone 3 sense: When the External Trigger wire is programmed as a Zone 3 Sense wire, pressing TRUNK
will send a 1-second Disarm pulse. If Zone 3 is detected (ground), a Rearm pulse will be sent 5 seconds after
Zone 3 closes. If Zone 3 is unchanged (no ground), a Rearm pulse will be sent 4 seconds after the button is
pressed (Disarm is sent only if the system was previously locked and armed). If Secure Lock is enabled, a
Lock pulse and a Rearm pulse will be sent.
Option 2 (Engine Start/Stop - by default): When the External Trigger wire is programmed to Trigger the starter,
a ground pulse on this line will start or stop the Engine.
Option 3 (Key Sense): When the External Trigger wire is programmed as Key Sense, when a Key is detected in
the Ignition Switch (negative signal) the Starter Kill will not be rearmed even when it is set to Passive Mode.
If Secure Lock is programmed, Lock and Rearm will not be activated while Key Sense is active.
Option 4 (Smart Ignition Lock): When the External Trigger wire is programmed as Dome Light Monitor / Smart
Ignition Lock (while the Ignition Lock Option or the Lock Only Option is enabled), the Doors will be relocked
when the brake is pressed if a Door has been opened and closed.
Note
When External Trigger is set to Option 1
(Zone 3), a Disarm pulse will be sent with
TRUNK regardless of the AUX 3 / Zone 3
settings in Mode 3, Function 2.
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Home ValetTM
(Mode 3, Function 1.) This amazing safety feature allows the user to remotely place the system into a nostart mode: if the vehicle is parked indoors there is no danger it will start accidentally by Remote Control or
External Trigger.
To activate Home Valet:
•
Press lock + start/stop the Transmitter will beep once and the Parking Lights will flash once then
within 3 sec
press lock + start/stop again, Parking Lights will stay on for 3 seconds then shut off, the
Transmitter will beep 3 times.
Note:
Once Home Valet is activated, the vehicle
will not start by Remote Control or External
Trigger until the Ignition Key is turned to the
IGNITION ON (RUN) position again.
Ground Out When Running
This is a 500 mA constant ground output when the vehicle is running. It becomes active 1 second before
remote Ignition On, and shuts off as soon as the system is shut down. It can be used to activate external
relays, bypass kits or external modules.
Caution!
If more than one device is connected to the
Ground Output wire, the devices must be
diode isolated one from another.
Panic Mode (in order to be available, this Option must be programmed)
In an emergency situation you can activate Panic Mode. This will shut down the Engine if it is running under
remote control, and unlock the Doors (if UNLOCK is held pressed) or lock the Doors (if LOCK is held), disarm the
Starter Kill and sound the Horn for 30 sec.
Caution!
Panic Mode can only be activated if the
Horn is configured accordingly (Mode 3,
Function 4, Option 1 or 3).
To activate Panic Mode:
•
Press and hold the UNLOCK button for approximately 3 seconds
…until the Horn is triggered and the Parking Lights flash; this will unlock the Doors before the Horn is
triggered.
•
Or press and hold the LOCK button for approximately 3 seconds
…until the Horn is triggered and the Parking Lights flash; this will lock the Doors before the Horn is
triggered.
Panic Mode will automatically shut off after 30 sec.
Note
If you want to stop Panic Mode before the
30-sec. delay, press the LOCK or UNLOCK
button.
Quick LockoutTM
Also called Secure Panic - for quick protection: the system will lock all Doors when the Brake Pedal is
pressed when the Horn is sounding. (This features works only when Panic Mode has been activated.)
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Other Features of the Module
2nd Ign / Acc / Crank Relay Output
NS-2204 TW-series car starters are equipped with a high-current programmable 5th relay on-board, which
can be used to power a second Ignition, Accessory, or Crank wire.
The unit uses three sets of pins and one Jumper (supplied), each set of pins representing a function. In order
to activate one of the three possible 2nd outputs, you must place the Jumper on one of the three sets of pins
and connect the 14-AWG wire to the second Ign. / Acc. / Crank wire of the vehicle.
Warning!
Only one of the three sets of pins can be used
at a time.
The relay output rating on this unit is 25 A at most.
Defective OEM solenoid switches can sometimes
draw up to 50 or 60 A, causing the 30 A fuse to
blow. Verify your circuit for voltage draw with an
appropriate measuring device.
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Multi-car Operation
NS-2204 TW systems allow for Multi-car Operation. This allows the owner of two Nordic Start-equipped
systems, installed on two vehicles, to control both systems with one Transmitter. (Both vehicles must be
equipped with an NS-2204 TW.)
The remote Transmitter of the primary vehicle can control the Starter Kill system, the Door Locks and the
remote Starter and Trunk operation of the second vehicle. The remote Transmitter of the second vehicle can
also operate the primary vehicle.
2nd car control (press buttons simultaneously):
• Press TRUNK + LOCK: .................LOCK
• Press TRUNK + UNLOCK: .............UNLOCK
• Press TRUNK + START/STOP: .....START/STOP
Starting or stopping the vehicle in Safe Start Mode:
Starting:
• Press TRUNK + START/STOP …
• Within 3 seconds press TRUNK + START/STOP again
Stopping:
• Press Trunk + Start/Stop once.
To program a Transmitter on the second vehicle for Multi-car Operation, you must press the TRUNK and LOCK
buttons simultaneously (instead of LOCK or UNLOCK) in step 3 of the Transmitter code-learning procedure:
1. Make sure that the Ignition is OFF and that the Hood is up.
• Hold the Hood Pin-switch down for 4 seconds.
• Release the Pin-switch.
The Parking Lights should come on.
• With Parking Lights on, immediately push and release the Pin-switch again.
The Parking Lights will stay on for up to 20 seconds.
2. Turn the Ignition Key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
• Wait until Parking Lights go out, then turn the Ignition Key OFF, ON, OFF.
The LED will be flashing during the next step.
3. Press the TRUNK and LOCK buttons simultaneously, wait 1 second and press the buttons again…
… until the icon of the button gives 1 flash and a beep is generated by the Transmitter.
The Parking Lights will flash 5 times quickly.
(Otherwise you may also simply press the buttons repeatedly, until you get the Parking Light flashes.)
4. To exit, close the Hood.
Events Logging and Playback
This feature will play back the last 4 Start Failure events via the Parking Lights.
Events playback
• Hold the Hood Pin-switch down for 4 seconds and release it.
• Push the Hood Pin-switch successively down, up, down, up.
• The Parking Lights and the LED will flash the 4 events stored in the memory
Start Failure Codes via Parking Lights
1 x = No start (the Module cranked three times without detecting a Tach signal)
3 x = Hardware reset
4 x = Brakes
5 x = No Tach cut-off
6 x = Hood
7 x = Engine Running, no Ignition detected, or Tach signal before Start
Note
The x stands for one Parking Lights flash.
There is a pause after each event played back. The system will play back the most recent event first, followed by the second most recent
event, and so on. If there is no error code for any event, the Parking Lights will give one long flash.
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Resetting the Module
The NS-2204 TW system is equipped with a reset function that allows the installer to erase all Transmitter
codes and return all programmable Options to their factory default values.
To reset the Module:
1. Make sure that the Valet and Ignition are both OFF and that the Hood is up.
• Hold the Hood Pin-switch down for 4 seconds.
• Release the Pin-switch.
The Parking Lights should come on.
• With Parking Lights on, immediately push and release the Pin-switch again.
The Parking Lights will stay on for up to 20 seconds.
2. Press the Valet button 6 times or more (down, up / down, up / down, up / down, up / down, up /
down, up) until the Parking Lights start to flash.
3. The Parking Lights will flash 8 times.
Note
After a reset has been performed, the
system will set all Options back to their
default values and erase all Transmitter
codes. (See the Programming Options for
default values.)
Diagnostics (Parking Lights)
Parking Light flash rate (normal operation)
Flashes
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
1 - pause - 2pause - 2
1 - pause - 2
2 - pause - 3
2 - pause - 1
ON solid
ON 2 sec.
ON 3 sec.
ON 4 sec.
ON 25 sec.
Irregular
Constant flashes
up to 30 sec.
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Description
• Doors locked, Starter Kill armed. • End of Run Time. • TRUNK button pressed • START signal received by the
Module. • Cold Weather Mode cancelled. • Cannot start after maximum number of attempts is reached.
• Run Time cancelled. • Remote start attempt cancelled by remote. • Doors unlocked, Starter Kill disarmed.
• Entering Cold Weather Mode
• +12 volts detected on the Brake line; cranking cancelled • Entering Tach Learning
• New Transmitter learnt • Tach learnt
• Remote start attempt was made with a Tach or a vacuum signal detected before cranking
• Unit reset: occurs when the unit is reset to factory defaults
• The Hood Switch line went to ground during cranking or run time
• There was an attempt to start the vehicle while the Module was in Home Valet™.
• There was an attempt to start the vehicle while the Module was in Valet Mode.
• Get into Cold Weather Mode when in Safe Start Mode.
• Exit Cold Weather Mode when in Safe Start Mode.
• Cold Weather Mode: the Brake Pedal is being held down
• The Hood is up and the Hood Switch line went to ground. This is step one of the Programming Mode
• First press of the START button under Safe Start.
• LOCK or UNLOCK pulse (if door pulse is configured to 4 sec.)
• If the Hood Pin-switch has been pressed twice (down-up / down, up): the Unit went into step 1 of the
Programming cycle and no Transmitter activity was detected for 20 seconds • Or the Unit went into step 1 of the
Transmitter Code Learning procedure and no activity was detected for a few seconds. The Unit has exited the
Transmitter Code Learning procedure.
• If the Module gives irregular flashes (1 to 10 flashes followed by a pause, followed by more flashes), it is in
Playback Mode. This occurs when the Hood-switch line is flashed 3 times (down-up-down-up-down-up).
• Panic Mode set off.
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Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range
In order to ensure optimal range, the antenna should be installed at least 7.5 cm (3 in.) from the roof - 2.5 cm
(one inch) below the tint strip is generally the best location. Install the antenna as far as possible from radio
antennas, GPS, OnStar or factory compasses.
Many factors may affect the operating range of the transmitter. Some of these are:
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The condition of the battery in the transmitter.
The operating environment (for example: downtown radio-frequency noise, airports, cellular phone
towers…)
Metal: any type of metal will affect operating range. This includes the metal in the car.
The shape of the vehicle can affect range as well; vans in general have an especially poor range.
The shape of the roof and A-pillars brings about considerable radio-frequency deflection (in this case
the signal from the remote control). As a result, the direction in which the vehicle is facing in relation to
the remote control can affect the range. Straight on - standing in front of the vehicle - generally gives
you the greatest range; the second best performance is from the back. Using the remote control from
either side of the vehicle will usually give the lowest range.
The range will be significantly lower in a crowded parking lot than in open space.
Always hold the transmitter high, approximately at shoulder height. Holding the transmitter against your
chin will also increase your range: your head acts as an antenna.
The operating range will be somewhat lower on vehicles equipped with an aftermarket or factory alarm.
Windows and windshields tinted with lead or metallic tints will decrease the operating range.
The antenna cable may have been cut and/or is grounded out on the chassis. Try using another cable.
The receiver may be faulty. Try replacing it with another.
Testing
Before putting back the vehicle together, it is recommended to check that the system operates properly. The
following testing procedures should be used to verify proper installation and operation of the system. Before
testing, make sure that all connections are soldered and that the unit is plugged in.
1. Test Hood Switch shutdown: with the vehicle running under the Remote Starter, open the Hood; the
vehicle should shut down. If it does not shut down, check the Hood Pin-switch and its connector.
2. Test the Brake shutdown circuit: With the vehicle running under the Remote Starter, press and
release the Brake Pedal. The Engine should shut down immediately. If the Engine continues to run,
check the Brake Switch connection.
3. Test all functions for proper timing and operation.
4. Remote-start the Engine and listen for Starter drag. If the Starter cranks for too long, carry out
another Tach learning procedure.
Closing Up
Use tie-wraps or screws to properly secure the starter Module and keep the wiring away from any moving
parts such as the Parking Brakes or Steering Column Shafts. Mount all switches in good and accessible
locations where they do not risk getting kicked or hit accidentally.
Most comebacks are the result of misunderstandings about how a product works or performs. Take the time
to properly explain all functions and features to the customers before they leave the premises. Doing this will
save time and money.
Always make all your connections before plugging in the Module, and be sure to test all functions properly
before closing up the installation.
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