Model APS-510a
Owner’s Manual
4 Button Remote Security System
with Dual Stage Shock Sensor
IMPORTANT ! In order to provide the highest possible level of security to your vehicle, this
system is equipped with selectable manual override circuitry. It is possible that you will need
to manually override your security system if the transmitter becomes lost, or inoperative due
to battery failure. Reading the sections on "MANUALLY OVERRIDING YOUR SYSTEM" is
necessary to fully understand the procedure required to enable your vehicle in such
situations. In addition, the chart on the last page of this manual has a section for the particular
features and options installed in your vehicle as well as the override method selected.
Valet Switch manual override is pre-selected from the factory, however, the system
can be configured for "Custom Code" operation. Confirm the override mode selected on the
last page of this manual, and familiarize yourself with the selection on it's operation.
FEATURES :
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2 Four Button Programmable RF Transmitters (capable of accepting 4 transmitters)
Five Channel Receiver
Code Hopping Technology
Selectable Manual Override Mode
Remote Panic in all modes
Protected Valet
User Programmable Manual Override Code
7 Function LED (Light Emitting Diode) - Arm / Disarm / Zone 1, 2, 3 / Valet / Arming
Intrusion Alert with Memory
Audible Arm / Disarm / Defective Zone / Tamper Confirmation
Instant Siren Activation
Starter Disable
Additional Engine Immobilizer Output (optional relay required)
True Last Door Arming (hardwire only)
Defective Zone By-Pass
Hardwire or Voltage Sense Selectable
Active or Passive Arming Selectable
Programmable Auto Lock On / Off
Programmable Auto Unlock On / Off
Programmable Door Lock Pulse Duration 1 Second / 3.5 Seconds/1 Sec L/ Dbl. U/L
Programmable Active or Passive Door Locks
User Programmable Permanent Chirp Delete
On Command RF Chirp Delete from Transmitter
6 Tone Multi Tone Siren
RF Inhibit with ignition on
Parking Light Flasher
Plug In Dual Stage Shock Sensor
OPTIONS:
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Remote Trunk Release ( must have electronic trunk release )
Remote Keyless Entry ( must have power door locks )
Multiple Vehicle Capable
Remote Starter
Remote Power Window Roll Up
Remote Garage Door Interface
Two Step Unlock Configurable
Headlight Illumination During Arming, Disarming, Or Both
Interior Illumination Upon Disarm
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YOUR “ Code Hopping “ TRANSMITTERS
The transmitters included with your new security system use the most advanced
and secure form of radio frequency transmission available on any current
automotive security system. Some of today’s sophisticated auto thieves use a
device known as a code grabber, which will receive and store the signal from your
keychain transmitter, and retransmit at a later time to disarm your system.
Your anti code hopping transmitters will change their signal every time the button
is pressed, so when a thief grabs then retransmits your signal, the alarm system
will not respond.
If your transmitter button is pressed more than fifty times while it is out of range of
the vehicle ( children playing with your keys ), the transmitter will not operate when
you return to the vehicle and will need to be realigned to the receiver. To do this,
simply press the lock button two times within a one second time period. The
system will now respond to that transmitter each time a button is pressed.
NOTE: Your system has the option of using a siren, the vehicle horn, or both for
the sounding device. Where the siren is referenced below, the horn or
both may in fact chirp, or beep.
ARMING THE SYSTEM - ACTIVE
1. Turn off the engine, exit the vehicle and close all doors, hood lid and trunk lid.
2. Press and release the Lock button on the keychain transmitter.
þ Dash mounted LED begins to flash slowly.
þ Parking Lights flash one time.
þ Siren sounds one chirp.
If the siren/horn sounds 3 chirps, then you have left a door, trunk, or
hood lid ajar. Simply close the opened entry point to provide full protection. If the siren "chirped" three times, sometime after arming, the exclusive delayed dome light learn circuit has been programmed and the
system detected a open entry point after the learned delay expired.
Again, closing the hood, trunk, or doors will correct the problem and you
do not need to disarm the system to make the correction. If the siren/
horn did not sound when arming, then the chirps have been turned off
and you should refer to the section titled "ELIMINATING THE ARM/DISARM CHIRPS" in this manual.
o Doors Lock - Optional
o Headlight Illumination - Optional
SILENT ARMING - ACTIVE
1. Turn off the engine, exit the vehicle, and close all doors, hood lid, and trunk lid.
2. Press and hold the Lock button on the keychain transmitter for 2 seconds.
þ Dash mounted LED begins to flash slowly.
þ Parking Lights flash one time.
þ Siren will not sound.
If the siren "chirped" three times, sometime after arming, the exclusive
delayed dome light learn circuit has been programmed and the system
detected a open entry point after the learned delay expired. Closing the
hood, trunk, or doors will correct the problem and you do not need to
disarm the system to make the correction.
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o Doors Lock - Optional
o Headlight Illumination - Optional
ARMING THE SYSTEM - PASSIVE ( AUTOMATIC )
1. Turn off the engine, exit the vehicle, and close and lock all doors, hood lid and
trunk lid.
þ Dash mounted LED begins to flash rapidly, indicating 30 second
passive arming has begun.
2. Opening any protected entry point during the 30 second passive arming cycle
will immediately suspend automatic arming and the 30 second passive
arming cycle will restart when all doors are closed. At the end of the passive
arming cycle;
þ Dash mounted LED begins to flash slowly.
þ Parking Lights flash one time.
þ Siren sounds one chirp
If the siren did not sound when arming, then the chirps have
been turned off, and you should refer to the section titled
"ELIMINATING THE ARM / DISARM CHIRPS" in this manual.
o Doors Lock - Optional
Door locking during passive arming is a selectable feature.
The alarm can be programmed to allow the doors to lock only
when arming using the keychain transmitter and they will not
automatically lock during passive arming.
PROTECTION WHILE THE SYSTEM IS ARMED
þ Opening any protected door, hood, or trunk lid will cause the alarm to
immediately sound. The alarm will continue to sound for 30 seconds,
then stop and continue to monitor all protected entry points. If the thief
left a door opened, the alarm will sound for six 30 second cycles,
remain armed and ignore that triggered zone.
þ Whenever the system is armed, the dash mounted LED indicator will
slowly flash. This serves as a visual deterrent to the potential thief.
The LED is a very low current bulb and will not cause the vehicle’s
battery to drain, even when left unattended for extended periods.
þ Whenever the system is triggered, the vehicle’s parking lights will flash
for the full 30 second alarm cycle, attracting visual attention to the
vehicle.
þ Optional - Whenever the system is armed, the vehicle’s starting circuit
will be bypassed. If the thief should choose to ignore the siren, the
vehicle can not be started.
þ Any mild impact to the vehicle’s glass will cause the alarm to sound a
short series of warning tones.
þ Any strong impact to the vehicle’s glass will cause the alarm to trigger
for the full 30 second alarm cycle.
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DISARMING THE SYSTEM
1. As you approach the vehicle, press and release the Unlock button on the keychain transmitter.
þ Dash mounted LED turns off.
If passive arming was selected during the installation, then the LED
will start flashing rapidly, indicating that the system is re-arming automatically. Open any door to suspend the automatic arming.
þ Parking Lights flash two times.
If the parking lights flashed three times, then the alarm was triggered in your absence. Before turning the key on, examine the LED to
identify which zone was triggered.
þ Siren sounds two chirps.
If the siren sounds 4 chirps, then the alarm was triggered in your
absence. Before turning the key on, examine the LED and refer to the
INTRUSION WARNING SIGNALS section of this manual to identify which zone was triggered.
If the siren did not sound when disarming, then the chirps have
been turned off, and you should refer to the section titled “ELIMINATING THE ARM / DISARM CHIRPS“ in this manual.
o Doors Unlock - Optional
Note: If the optional 2 step door unlock circuit is installed, when the unlock
transmitter button is activated, the drivers door only will unlock, pressing the unlock button a second time will cause all doors to unlock. If
your transmitter has a separate lock unlock buttons, pressing the
unlock button anytime after the first unlock command will cause all
the vehicle doors to unlock.
o Headlight Illumination - Optional
o Illuminated Entry Upon Disarm
SILENT DISARMING
1. As you approach the vehicle, press and hold the Unlock button on the keychain
transmitter for 2 seconds.
þ Dash mounted LED turns off.
If passive arming was selected during the installation, then the LED will
start flashing rapidly, indicating that the system is re-arming automatically.
Open any door to suspend the automatic arming.
þ Parking Lights flash two times.
If the parking lights flashed three times, then the alarm was triggered in
your absence. Before turning the key on, examine the LED to identify which
zone was triggered.
þ Siren will not sound.
If the siren sounds 4 chirps, then the alarm was triggered in your absence.
Before turning the key on, examine the LED and refer to the INTRUSION
WARNING SIGNALS section of this manual to identify which zone was
triggered.
o Doors Unlock - Optional
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Note:If the optional 2 step door unlock circuit is installed, when the unlock
transmitter button is activated, the drivers door only will unlock, pressing
the unlock button a second time will cause all doors to unlock. If your
transmitter has a separate lock/unlock buttons, pressing the unlock
button anytime after the first unlock command will cause all the vehicle
doors to unlock.
o Headlight Illumination - Optional
o Illuminated Entry Upon Disarm
WHILE THE SYSTEM IS SOUNDING
If during a triggered state, you wish to shut off the siren without disarming your
security system, simply press and release any transmitter button other than the
disarm button. This action will turn off the siren yet leave the vehicle fully armed
and protected. This feature is particularly useful if you are aware of children playing near your vehicle that may accidently trigger your security system. In this case
you can cancel the siren sounding without disarming your alarm.
INTRUSION WARNING SIGNALS
This system will inform you if an intrusion attempt has occurred while you were
away from the vehicle. If an intrusion attempt has occurred, the siren will chirp 4
times and the parking lights will flash 3 times when disarming the system. Enter
the vehicle and observe the dash mounted LED to identify which zone was triggered.
ΠIf the LED is flashing one time...pause...one time...pause...etc., then an
intrusion attempt was made to the shock sensor, or an accessory
triggering device that may have been added to the system.
 If the LED is flashing two times...pause...two times...pause...etc., then
an intrusion attempt was made to a hood or trunk pin switch that was
added to the system, or to a light activated entry point if the alarm was
installed using the voltage sensing feature.
Ž If the LED is flashing three times...pause...three times...pause...etc.,
then an intrusion attempt was made through one of the vehicle’s doors.
These intrusion warning indicators are stored in the system’s memory and will
only be erased when the ignition key is turned on.
VALET SWITCH
The valet switch allows you to temporarily bypass all alarm functions, eliminating
the need to hand your transmitter to parking attendants or garage mechanics.
When the system is in valet mode, all alarm functions are bypassed, however the
remote panic feature and remote door locks will remain operational. To use the
valet mode, the system must first be disarmed either by using your keychain
transmitter, or by operating the manual override sequence.
1. From the disarmed condition, turn the ignition key to the on position.
2. Press and hold the valet pushbutton switch until the dash mounted LED,
turns on. The LED will remain on as long as the system is in valet mode.
3. To return to normal operation, press and release the push button switch any
time the ignition is on.
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NOTE: Always remember to return the system to the NON VALET mode, after
servicing, to ensure that the vehicle remains protected at all times.
MANUALLY OVERRIDING YOUR SYSTEM:
USING THE VALET SWITCH MANUAL OVERRIDE
Your Security System can be disarmed without the use of the keychain transmitter.
This is necessary, since you will need the ability to operate your vehicle if the
transmitter is lost or its battery fails. If your system has been selected for Valet
Switch manual override as indicated on the last page of this manual, to by-pass
the alarm system.
1. Open the vehicle door. The alarm will sound.
2. Turn the ignition key to the on position.
3. Within 5 seconds, press and release the valet push button switch.
The alarm system will stop sounding and enter the disarmed mode. You can now
start and operate the vehicle normally.
Typically this override mode is used only if the transmitter has become inoperative.
You may elect to enter the VALET mode until repair or replacement of the transmitter,
after which, returning the system to the full operation mode is necessary. To do so,
see item 3 under the heading VALET SWITCH.
Programming Your Custom Override Code:
Unlike override switches easily found, and defeated, this security system allows
the consumer to program a personal override code, offering a higher level of
security. To take advantage of this option, programmable feature # 10 must be
selected for the Custom Code Option. Consult your installation center for
programming details. The system comes from the factory with a pre-programmed
override code of 11. To change this default override code, do the following:
1. Disarm the system by use of the transmitter, or by use of the emergency
override sequence. Turn the ignition switch to the on position.
2. Within 10 seconds, press and release the valet/override switch, 3 times.
3. Within 10 seconds turn the ignition switch off, on, off, on, off, on.
(The siren or horn will beep and the lights will flash one time.)
4. Within 10 seconds, begin to enter your chosen 10ths digit by pressing and
releasing the pushbutton switch from 1 up to 9 times.
5. Within 10 seconds of the last entered 10ths digit, turn the ignition switch off
then on.
6. Within 10 seconds, begin to enter your chosen units digit by pressing and
releasing the pushbutton switch from 1 up to 9 times.
7. Finish by turning the ignition switch to the off position.
If the new code was accepted, the unit will report back the newly entered code, by
flashing the LED, first indicating the 10ths digit, pause and then the units digit.
The unit will report the new code three times with a one second pause between
each code, then the system will begin arming. If the LED flash pattern reports the
previously stored code, the new code was not entered correctly. Please repeat
steps 1 through 7 above considering the following.
NOTE: Acceptable digits 10ths or units are 1 through 9. The unit will not recognize
a 0 (Zero), or no digit entered in any place, units or tenths.
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NOTE: If 15 seconds of inactivity expire, or if the ignition switch is turned off for
more then 5 seconds during any of the above steps, the unit will revert
back to the last successfully stored code.
Custom Code Programming Example:
To Change the code from the factory pre-assigned code of 11 to “52” you would do
the following:
1. Disarm the system by use of the transmitter, or by use of the emergency
override sequence.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the on position.
3. Within 10 seconds, press and release the valet/override switch, 3 times.
4. Within 10 seconds turn the ignition switch off, on, off, on, off, on.
(The siren or horn will beep and the lights will flash one time.)
5. Within 10 seconds, begin to press and release the push button switch to set
the tenths digit.
(As per the example, press and release 5 times to set the tenths digit to 5)
6. Within 10 seconds of the last press of the pushbutton, turn the ignition switch
off then on.
7. Within 10 seconds, begin to press and release the push button switch to set
the units digit.
(As per the example, press and release 2 times to set the units digit to 2).
8. Turn the ignition switch to the off position. Immediately observe the LED flash
pattern.
You will note the LED flashing five times, pause, and then flash two times, pause.
This pattern will be repeated three times indicating the new code (52) has been
accepted and stored in memory.
NOTE: If after step 8, the LED flashes a code other than what was just entered,
this indicates that the code has not been changed. You will have to repeat
steps 1 through 7 above being certain to note the following:
Acceptable digits 10ths or units are 1 through 9. The unit will not recognize a 0
(Zero), or no digit entered in any place, units or tenths.
NOTE: If 15 seconds of inactivity expire, or if the ignition switch is turned off for
more then 5 seconds during any of the above steps, the unit will revert back
to the last successfully stored code.
MANUALLY OVERRIDING YOUR SYSTEM:
USING THE CUSTOM CODE OVERRIDE
Assuming the override code programmed has not been changed, and the default
override code of 11 is in the system's memory.
1) Enter the vehicle and turn the ignition switch to the on position.
Note: The siren will sound.
2) Within 5 seconds, press and release the pushbutton switch 1 time.
3) Within 5 seconds, turn the ignition switch off then on.
4) Within 5 seconds, press and release the pushbutton switch 1 time.
5) Turn the ignition switch off then on and start the vehicle.
Note: If you have changed the programmed override code then substitute your
new code tenths for step 2 above, and units for step 5 above.
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ELIMINATING THE NORMAL ARM / DISARM CHIRPS
As explained earlier in the manual, you can eliminate the chirps selectively any
time you arm or disarm the system simply by holding the ARM / DISARM button for
two seconds. If you find the normal arming and disarming chirps annoying, they
can be turned off permanently, eliminating the need to hold the ARM / DISARM button
for two seconds. To do this,
1. Turn the ignition key on then off.
2. Within 10 seconds, press and release the valet push button switch three
times.
3. If the chirps were on before you started, then you will hear 2 chirps indicating
they have been turned off.
If the chirps were off before you started, then you will hear one chirp indicating they
have been turned on.
NOTE: Whenever the chirps are by-passed, the 4 chirp intrusion indicator and 3
chirp defective zone indicator will always operate. Since these are important
warnings to you that something has happened, they cannot be eliminated.
REMOTE PANIC OPERATION
The ARM or DISARM button on your keychain transmitter also functions as a panic
switch for use in emergency situations. To use remote panic,
1. Press and hold the ARM or DISARM button on the keychain transmitter for 3 or
more seconds. The alarm will immediately sound.
2. To stop the alarm, press and hold the ARM or DISARM button on the transmitter
again for 3 seconds. If the button is not pressed, the alarm will automatically
stop after 30 seconds. Also if any transmitter button other than the ARM or
DISARM button is pressed and released, the Panic mode will be turned off
immediately. The normal function of this transmitter button will be suspended
during the Panic sounding period.
3. During the panic mode, the Lock and Unlock buttons can be used to lock and
unlock the doors, (if the option is installed), however once the unlock/disarm
button is pressed, the vehicle's starter inhibit device, (where installed) will be
disabled allowing the vehicle to start.
NOTE: While in the Panic mode, pressing and releasing the ARM or DISARM
buttons will, if the option is installed, lock and unlock the doors respectively.
While in the panic mode, anytime the DISARM button is pressed, the panic
feature will continue for the allotted 30 seconds, however, the security
system will be disarmed allowing the vehicle to start.
ADDITIONAL REMOTE FUNCTION ( CHANNEL 3 )
This security system has an additional features that can be connected to a number
of different optional accessories. Some of the more common uses for this channel
are;
o Remote Trunk Release
o Remote Car Starter
o Remote Window Closure
o Remote Garage Door Interface
Operation of the optional accessory or accessories, can be controlled by pressing
and holding the programmed button on the keychain transmitter for four seconds,
or by pressing and releasing the programmed button on the transmitter two times
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in succession. Check with your installation center for more information on what
accessories were installed and how they are accessed.
ADDITIONAL REMOTE FUNCTION ( CHANNEL 4 )
This security system has an additional feature that can be connected to a number
of different optional accessories. Some of the more common uses for this channel
are:
o Remote Trunk Release
o Remote Car Starter
o Remote Window Closure
o Remote Garage Door Interface
To activate the optional accessory, press the programmed button on the keychain
transmitter for up to 8 seconds for continuous output, or press and release for
momentary activation. The optional accessory will immediately engage. Check
with your installation center for more information on the optional accessory that
may have been installed and how it is accessed.
ADDITIONAL REMOTE FUNCTION ( CHANNEL 5 )
This security system has an additional feature that can be connected to a number
of different optional accessories. Some of the more common uses for this channel
are;
o Remote Trunk Release
o Remote Car Starter
o Remote Window Closure
o Remote Garage Door Interface
To activate the optional accessory, press the programmed button on the keychain
transmitter for up to 8 seconds for continuous output, or press and release for
momentary activation. The optional accessory will immediately engage. Check
with your installation center for more information on the optional accessory that
may have been installed and how it is accessed.
IGNITION CONTROLLED LOCK UNLOCK: (Unlock Drivers Only, or Unlock All Doors)
Your security system has a selectable safety feature that allows the vehicle doors
to lock when the ignition switch is turned on, (Providing all doors are closed), and
to unlock the doors when the ignition switch is turned off. In addition, the unlocking
of the doors is further selectable, in a two step unlock configuration, to unlock only
the drivers door or all doors.
TELEMATIC UPGRADE:
This system has the ability to have a telematic upgrade module connected to it.
This is a upgrade that can give you control of certain functions of your vehicle from
a Telephone, or in some cases a computer interface. Please check with your
installation center for most recent Telematic Upgrades. If you had a Telematic
Upgrade installed, the manual supplied with the upgrade unit will provide a operators manual advising of the features of the system and means available to
control these features of your vehicle.
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APS-510a
SYSTEM FUNCTIONS AT A GLANCE
DASH LED INDICATORS
RAPID FLASHING
SLOW FLASHING
OFF
ON SOLID
3 FLASH...PAUSE
2 FLASH...PAUSE
1 FLASH...PAUSE
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PASSIVE ARMING
ARMED
DISARMED
VALET MODE
INTRUSION ZONE 3
INTRUSION ZONE 2
INTRUSION ZONE 1
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ARM
DISARM
ARM / DOOR OPENED
DISARM / INTRUSION
SIREN CHIRP INDICATORS
*1 CHIRP
*2 CHIRPS
3 CHIRPS
4 CHIRPS
* These chirps are optional, and can be de - activated.
PARKING LAMP INDICATORS
1 FLASH
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ARM
2 FLASHES
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DISARM
3 FLASHES
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DISARM / INTRUSION
Your System Has These Features Activated
o Starter Disable
o Remote Keyless Entry
o Auto Lock with ignition key
o Auto Unlock with ignition key
o Passive Arming
o No Lock in passive mode
o Hardwire doors, hood, and trunk
o Custom Code Override
o Valet Switch Override
o Illuminated Entry Upon Disarm
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