MANUAL / AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MULTI-CHANNEL
REMOTE STARTER SYSTEM
AS-1251 / AS-1252
User Guide
WARNING
It is the responsibility of the vehicle operator to ensure their vehicle is
parked in a safe and responsible manner.
1. a) Manual transmission: When leaving the vehicle, it is the user’s
responsibility to ensure that the gearshift lever is in the NEUTRAL position
and the parking brake is engaged in order to avoid accidents upon remote
starting.
b) Automatic transmission: When leaving the vehicle, it is the user’s
responsibility to ensure that the gearshift lever is in “Park” in order to avoid
accidents upon remote starting.
(Note: Make sure that the automatic vehicle cannot start in "Drive".)
2. It is the user's responsibility to ensure that the remote starter is disabled or
put into valet mode before servicing.
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.
NOTE: 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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- AS-1251 / AS-1252 -
- August 29, 2007 -
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Assembled in Canada
Table of contents
Introduction ............................................................... 2
Vehicle Presets.......................................................... 2
Cold Weather Mode ............................................... 5
Engine Run Time ................................................... 5
Heater and Heated Seat ........................................ 2
Advanced Features: Installation-programmable
Windshield Wipers, Radio and Headlights............. 2
options ....................................................................... 6
Remote Starting Your Vehicle ................................. 3
Arming the Starter Kill ............................................ 6
Setting Your Vehicle Into Ready Mode.................. 3
Remote Door Locks ............................................... 6
Remote Starting ..................................................... 3
Ignition-controlled Door Locks Option.................... 6
Driving Off .............................................................. 3
Secure Lock Option................................................ 6
Remote starter features............................................ 4
Remote Trunk Release Option .............................. 6
Idle Mode................................................................ 4
Starter Kill / Anti-Grind ........................................... 7
Turbo Mode ............................................................ 4
Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range Issues7
Valet Modes ........................................................... 4
Diagnostics – Parking Light Flash Table ............... 8
Panic Mode ............................................................ 5
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY .............................. 9
Introduction
This module is a state-of-the-art remote car starter system. With many advanced functions, this product
will satisfy any one of the user’s expectations from high-end commodity systems, without neglecting the
standard features commonly offered by entry-level starters.
Please note:
Button Ι is for the START functions (by default).
Button ΙΙ is for the STOP functions (by default).
Buttons Ι & ΙΙ (together) is for the TRUNK release function.
The LED and the valet button are optional.
Vehicle Presets
Heater and Heated Seat
When leaving the vehicle it is recommended to preset the accessory controls in preparation for the next
remote start. Settings for the blower motor (fan), front and rear, as well as heated seats (if equipped)
should not be left on HIGH. It is recommended to leave the settings on LOW or MEDIUM instead.
Windshield Wipers, Radio and Headlights
Certain vehicles energize the radio and / or windshield wipers and / or headlight circuits while running
under remote start. When leaving the vehicle you must ensure that the windshield wiper and headlight
switches are OFF. Leaving the headlight switch ON on certain types of vehicles could cause them to
remain ON even after remote starter shut down, resulting in a dead battery.
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Remote Starting Your Vehicle
If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, simply press the Ι button to remote start or the
ΙΙ button to stop your vehicle. Please see “Remote starting” below.
Warning: If your vehicle has an automatic transmission and the parking lights flash 15 times after
pressing the ΙΙ button, please see your installer as programming will have to be modified.
Setting Your Vehicle Into Ready Mode
If your vehicle has a manual transmission you must read the following indications. In order to start the
vehicle by remote, the unit must first be set to Ready Mode. If the unit is not set to Ready Mode, it
cannot remote start the vehicle.
Please note that Ready Mode can be enabled by the remote or the handbrake, depending on the
option that was selected by your installer. Therefore, you must follow the appropriate procedure
between the two described below in order to set your vehicle into Ready Mode.
Once the system is set to Ready Mode, the vehicle can be remote started and stopped at any time. The
system will exit Ready Mode if a door, the hood or the trunk is opened, if the brake pedal is pressed, if
the parking brake is disengaged or if the ignition key is turned to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
To set the system to Ready Mode:
1.
If Ready Mode is enabled by remote
If Ready Mode is enabled by handbrake
Ensure that all the doors, hood and trunk are closed. Make sure that the gear selector is in the neutral
position.
2.
With the engine already running, apply the
parking brake once and release the brake
pedal.
Make sure to release the brake pedal.
3.
Within 20 sec. of engaging the parking brake,
press and hold Ι or ΙΙ on the transmitter.
The parking lights will flash 3 times
quickly and remain lit.
2.
4.
Remove the key: the engine will continue running.
5.
Exit the vehicle and close all doors, hood and trunk.
6.
Press for approx. 1 second either button: Ι or ΙΙ.
With the engine already running, apply the
parking brake twice and release the brake
pedal.
Make sure to release the brake pedal.
The parking lights will flash 3 times
quickly and remain lit.
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Remote Starting
Press the Ι button for approx. 1 second. The parking lights will come ON and the transmitter will beep
once to inform you that the remote starter has received your signal. Approximately 5 seconds later, the
engine will start. The transmitter will beep 3 times and the parking lights will remain ON during the preprogrammed run time of the engine.
If the vehicle does not start at the first attempt, the system will shut down. If your vehicle is equipped
with an automatic transmission, there will be 3 start attempts before the system gives up.
Driving Off
With the vehicle running under remote start, press the button Ι to disarm the security system (if button
Ι is programmed as LOCK or UNLOCK button). Enter the vehicle and do the following:
1. Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position. (Do not turn the key to the CRANK position
while the engine is running. This will cause the starter motor to re-engage.)
2. Press the brake pedal to disengage the remote starter unit.
You are now ready to drive off.
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Remote starter features
Idle Mode
Convenience feature: Idle Mode allows you to keep the engine running and the doors locked
while you stop, for example, at a convenience store or for a short delivery.
This feature allows you to let the remote starter take control of the vehicle (i.e. no Key in the Ignition
Switch) while the engine is running.
To leave the vehicle in Idle Mode if your vehicle has an automatic transmission:
1. While the engine is running, make sure to release the brake pedal and press the ΙΙ button
on the remote control until the parking lights come on or you hear a series of clicks.
2. Remove the key and exit the vehicle. The engine will continue running.
The engine will continue running until the user re-enters the vehicle or until the expiration of the Engine
Run Time.
If your vehicle has a manual transmission, Idle Mode can be activated through the same routine as
that used for Ready Mode; for the last step, the buttons Ι & ΙΙ are pressed together.
If the pre-programmed run time expires or if the user shuts down the engine by remote control, the
vehicle will be in Ready Mode.
Caution!!! Do not leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle running in Idle Mode.
Turbo Mode
If Turbo Mode is configured at installation, it will allow a turbocharger to idle down after the user leaves
the vehicle (the unit will take over the vehicle and keep it running for 60 seconds or until it is shut down
by remote control). The vehicle will remain in Ready Mode.
If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, proceed as follows to set the system in Turbo
Mode:
1. With the engine running, make sure to release the brake pedal and press the buttons Ι & ΙΙ
on the transmitter until the parking lights come ON or you hear a series of clicks.
2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. The engine will continue running.
3. Exit the vehicle and close all doors, hood and trunk.
4. Press the buttons Ι & ΙΙ to lock the doors (the engine will shut down after 60 seconds).
Note: If your vehicle has a manual transmission, Turbo Mode can be activated only if button Ι is
programmed as LOCK or UNLOCK button. Turbo Mode is activated through the same routine as that
used for Ready Mode; at the last step, the button Ι is pressed.
Valet Modes
When your vehicle is in Valet Mode, the remote starter function is disabled. If the vehicle needs to be
serviced, or if you park it indoors, the Valet Mode will prevent the engine from being remote started
accidentally.
Ignition Valet
This feature will allow you to put your system into valet mode by using the ignition key instead of the
valet button (as below). Ignition valet can be used without a valet button installed.
To put the system into valet mode:
• Insert the key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition ON then OFF 5 times in 10 seconds.
(Note: ON is the position before crank.)
The parking lights will flash three times to indicate that the system is now in valet mode.
The LED will turn ON solid.
To take the system out of valet mode:
• Insert the key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition ON then OFF 5 times in 10 seconds.
(Note: ON is the position before crank.)
The parking lights will flash twice to indicate that the system is now out of valet mode.
The LED will go out or start to flash.
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Valet Mode using the Valet Button (If installed)
To put the system into valet mode:
1. Turn the key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
2. Within 3 sec., press the valet button for 1 second.
The parking lights will flash three times to indicate that the vehicle is now in valet mode.
3. Turn the key to the OFF position.
The LED on the antenna will come ON solid.
To take the system out of valet mode:
1. Turn the key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
2. Within 3 sec., press the valet button for 1 second (the LED will turn OFF or start to flash).
The parking lights will flash twice to indicate that the vehicle is now out of valet mode.
The LED will go out or start to flash.
The Valet button can only be used if the vehicle keys are in the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
Panic Mode
Note:
Panic mode can only be activated if the horn option has been adequately installed and
programmed by your installer. Button Ι has to be programmed as LOCK and UNLOCK.
In an emergency situation, you can activate panic mode using the Ι button. This will:
• shut down the engine
• disarm the Starter Kill and
• unlock or lock the doors (with the Ι button)
• activate the horn for 25 sec.
Note: See the description of the starter kill option later in this Guide.
To activate panic mode:
• Press and hold the Ι button until the horn honk starts and the parking lights flash: this will
unlock the doors before the sound signal starts.
• Or press and hold the Ι button until the horn honk starts and the parking lights flash: this will
lock the doors before the sound signal starts.
Panic Mode will automatically shut down after 25 sec.
Note: To stop panic mode before the end of its delay, press the Ι button until the sound signal
stops.
Cold Weather Mode
If your vehicle has a manual transmission, Ready mode should be set before entering Cold Weather
mode. When cold weather mode is active, the engine starts every 2 hours and runs for 3 minutes (or 8
or 20 minutes with diesel engines). Cold weather mode automatically ends after 24 hours (or 12 starts).
To enter Cold Weather Mode:
• Press the ΙΙ button for 3 seconds.
• There will be two (2) beeps and the parking lights will flash three (3) times.
• Note: You can enter Cold Weather mode the same way on a manual vehicle, as long as the unit is in
Ready mode first.
To exit Cold Weather Mode, do any one of the following actions:
• Open the hood.
• Start the engine by remote.
• Start the engine with the key.
• Press the ΙΙ button for three seconds. (There will be one (1) beep and the parking lights will flash
once.)
Engine Run Time
If you have a gas engine, your remote starter can be programmed to run the engine for 3, 15, or
25 minutes (15 minutes by default). If you have a diesel engine, the remote starter can be programmed
to run the engine for 8, 20, or 30 minutes (20 minutes default).
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Advanced Features: Installation-programmable options
Note: The programming of these features should be left to a professional. Changing any one of the
settings may adversely affect the operation of the module.
Arming the Starter Kill
Note: It can only be activated if button Ι is programmed as LOCK or UNLOCK button.
If installed, the Starter Kill can be programmed to arm in Active Mode (will not arm automatically) or in
Passive Mode (will arm automatically).
• To disarm the Starter Kill in Active or Passive Mode, press the Ι button on the transmitter. The
parking lights will flash twice. (If Remote Door Locks were installed, this will also unlock the doors.)
In Passive Mode, the system will automatically rearm 1 or 3 minutes after the doors were unlocked.
• To arm the Starter Kill in Active or Passive Mode, press the Ι button on the transmitter. The parking
lights will flash once. (If Remote Door Locks were installed, this will also lock the doors). In Passive
Mode, the system will automatically arm 1 or 3 minutes after the engine is shut down.
Remote Door Locks
Note: It can only be activated if button Ι is programmed as LOCK or UNLOCK button.
If your system was installed with the Remote Door Locks option, you will have the convenience of
remote keyless entry.
To lock your doors and arm the starter kill (if installed):
1. Press and hold the Ι button for approx. 1 sec.
2. The parking lights will flash once to confirm that the doors have been locked and that the Starter
Kill feature is enabled if it was installed.
To unlock your doors and disarm the starter kill:
1. Press and hold the Ι button for approx. 1 sec.
2. The parking lights will flash twice and the LED. will go out to confirm that the doors have been
unlocked and that the Starter Kill feature is disarmed if it was installed.
Note: If installed and configured in passive mode at installation, the starter kill feature will rearm
automatically 60 seconds after the doors are unlocked. For that reason, you may have to unlock
your doors a second time if some time elapses before you actually start the engine.
Ignition-controlled Door Locks Option
This is an added security feature. If your remote starter was installed with the ignition-controlled door
locks option, the doors will automatically lock as soon as the key is turned to the IGNITION ON (RUN)
position while the brakes are pressed. The remote car starter will also lock any door that was unlocked
and opened (then closed) the next time the break pedal is pressed. When the key is turned to the OFF
position, the doors will automatically unlock.
Secure Lock Option
(Only for certain vehicles.) Before it can remote start your vehicle, the remote starter must first disarm
the factory security system. The secure lock feature may be required on certain vehicle models with
factory security systems that automatically unlock the doors when the security system is disarmed.
To keep your vehicle protected when the factory security system is disarmed for a remote start, secure
lock will relock your doors as soon as the vehicle has started. Once the engine run cycle ends, secure
lock will rearm your factory security system.
Remote Trunk Release Option
If your system was installed with the Remote Trunk Release, you can open your trunk by pressing the
Ι & ΙΙ buttons (simultaneously) on the remote transmitter. Vehicles must have an electric trunk switch
or a remote trunk button on the vehicle’s OEM Transmitter for this option to be compatible with the
module.
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Starter Kill / Anti-Grind
This added security feature will immobilize your vehicle when the system is armed (locked). If your
module was installed with the Starter Kill option, you will not be able to start your vehicle with the key
unless the system has been disarmed first (unlocked).
The Starter Kill option can be programmed to be ACTIVE (will not arm automatically) or PASSIVE (will
arm automatically). In PASSIVE Mode, your installer can program it to arm automatically in 1 minute.
Once the vehicle has been remote started, the Anti-Grind feature prevents the starter motor from reengaging if the ignition key is accidentally turned to the CRANK position.
Note: Automobile insurance companies sometimes offer a rebate for vehicles with a passive starter
kill device.
Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range Issues
Many factors may affect the operating range of the transmitter. Some of these are:
• 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 vehicle itself.
• The shape of the vehicle can affect range as well (vans in general have less 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.
• The operating range will be somewhat lower on vehicles equipped with an aftermarket or factory
alarm.
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Diagnostics – Parking Light Flash Table
Flashes
1
2 slow flashes
followed by 8 quick
flashes
Description
•
•
•
•
•
Doors locked, starter kill armed
Run time has expired
Ι & ΙΙ buttons pressed
Start signal received by the module
Cold weather mode cancelled
• Reset from manual to automatic
2
• Doors unlocked, starter kill disarmed
• Remote start attempt cancelled by
remote
• Exiting ignition valet
• Power-up reset
• Board set from manual to automatic; power
ON
• Power ON to OFF (automatic transmission).
3
• Entering and exiting ready mode.
• Entering ignition valet
4
5 Fast
6
8
10
When pressing ΙΙ
15 quick flashes…
1 – pause – 2
ON SOLID for 3
seconds….
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
+12 V detected on the brake input wire either while cranking or during run time
Entering multi-speed tach programming
Board set from automatic to manual; power ON
Power ON to OFF (manual transmission)
Tach signal programmed
New transmitter programmed
A remote start was attempted while a tach-before-crank signal was detected before cranking
Unit reset
A ground (-) signal was detected on the hood pin input wire when attempting to remote start or
during run time
• The parking brake is connected to ground (automatic transmission)
• There was a remote start attempt while the vehicle was in valet mode
• Failed start: vehicle’s low battery voltage
…followed by 1 flash
Exiting cold weather mode
…followed by 3 flashes
Entering cold weather mode
ON continuously
• Idle mode: Idle mode is engaged
• Run time: The vehicle has been remote started and is in run time
ON 2 seconds
ON 4 seconds
ON 20 seconds
Constantly flashing
up to 25 sec.
• The hood has been opened and a ground (-) signal has been detected on the hood pin input wire
• Locking or unlocking a door (with door pulses configured to 4 sec.)
• The hood pin has been flashed and you now have access to the programming options
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• Panic mode is triggered
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LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
REMOTE STARTERS:
As the manufacturer, 4366859 Canada Inc. (“Autostart”) warrants to the original consumer purchaser only (non-transferable) that
the remote starter module (control box) shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original
consumer purchaser continuously owns the vehicle in which the remote starter was originally installed, as specified below:
1)
For the first year after the date of manufacture, as specified by the serial number on the module, Autostart will
replace the remote starter module free of charge with a new remote starter module.
2)
For the second year after the date of manufacture, as specified by the serial number on the module, Autostart will
replace the remote starter module free of charge with a repaired or refurbished remote starter module.
3)
For the third year and any consecutive year after the date of manufacture, as specified by the serial number on the
module, Autostart will provide to the original consumer purchaser a repaired or refurbished remote starter module, for
a repair charge of $35.00 plus applicable taxes.
In all cases, the consumer must return the remote starter module to the point of purchase, and must provide a copy of the proof of
purchase to said retailer. A remote starter module will be returned to the retailer for the consumer to claim within a 4 (four)-week
period. For case (3), a cheque in the amount of $35.00 plus applicable taxes must accompany the remote starter module, or the
retailer may refuse the return.
ACCESSORIES:
Autostart warrants to the original consumer purchaser only (non-transferable) that it will replace any Autostart accessory part for a
one-year period from date of purchase. Accessories will only be replaced if proven defective in material or workmanship, and if,
when the accessory is returned to the point of purchase, the retailer is provided with a copy of the proof of purchase. The accessory
will be sent to the retailer for the consumer to claim within a 4 (four)-week period.
THE WARRANTY IS VOID IF:
1)
The product has been damaged, altered in any way or tampered with, without the explicit written
consent of an Autostart technician. For remote starter modules, this includes the opening or removal of
the plastic covering of the module, or the removal or alteration of the barcode label on the plastic
covering of the module.
2)
The product is damaged due to accident, fire, flood, shipping and handling, misuse, neglect, or other
conditions beyond the control of Autostart.
3)
The product has been installed or repaired by anyone other than a certified technician.
4)
The product has been improperly installed or used.
THE WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
1)
Batteries.
2)
Scratched or worn transmitter cases.
3)
Installation and/or removal charges for all remote starter modules and accessories.
4)
Shipping and handling charges incurred for product exchange or replacement.
5)
Any material damages other than to the product itself.
6)
Harnessing, L.E.D. lights, switches, inverters, relays, etc.
THIS LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY SHALL CONSTITUTE THE SOLE LIABILITY OF AUTOSTART FOR OUR PRODUCTS,
AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION IS
AUTHORIZED TO ASSUME FOR AUTOSTART ANY OTHER LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE SALE OR USE OF OUR
PRODUCTS. AUTOSTART’S LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY
OTHER THEORY, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE OF THE INDIVIDUAL UNIT WHOSE DEFECT FOR DAMAGE IS THE
BASIS OF THE CLAIM. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL AUTOSTART, ITS DISTRIBUTORS OR THEIR AGENTS BEAR ANY
LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
The parties hereto elect that any dispute regarding the present document be submitted to the appropriate Court located in the
Province of Quebec, District of Montreal. The parties hereto agree that this document is governed by and interpreted in accordance
with the law of Quebec. If the purchaser is located in a province of Canada other than Quebec, all matters dealing with the warranty
of quality will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of Ontario. If the purchaser is located outside Canada, all
matters dealing with the warranty of quality will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the United Nations Convention
on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (the “Vienna Convention”).
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