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AUTOMATIC/MANUAL
TRANSMISSION REMOTE STARTER SYSTEM
AS-1451HF/AS-1452 HF
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.
2. It is the user's responsibility to ensure that the remote starter is
disabled or put into valet mode before servicing.
FCC USER NOTICE (U.S.A.):
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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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November 17, 2006
Manufactured in Canada by Autostart
Table of Contents
Introduction .....................................................2
Basic Remote Operation ................................3
Vehicle Presets................................................3
Heater and Heated Seat ...............................3
Windshield Wipers, Radio and Headlights....3
Arming the Starter Kill ....................................3
Remote-starting Your Vehicle........................4
Setting Your Vehicle Into Ready Mode.........4
Remaining In Ready Mode ...........................4
Remote-starting ............................................4
Driving Off .....................................................5
Remote starter features..................................5
Idle Mode ......................................................5
Valet Modes ..................................................6
Panic Mode ...................................................6
Cold Weather Mode ......................................7
Advanced Features: Installation-programmable
Options .............................................................7
Remote Door Locks ......................................7
Priority Door Access......................................7
Ignition-controlled Door Locks Option...........7
Secure Lock Option.......................................8
Remote Trunk Release Option......................8
Starter Kill / Anti-Grind ..................................8
Engine Run Time ..........................................8
Multi-car Operation........................................8
Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range
Issues ...............................................................9
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY ...............................10
Introduction
This Module is a state-of-the-art remote car starter system. With many advanced function,
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:
• The AS-1451HF system is equipped with one 4-button
multi-channel Transmitter.
• The AS-1452HF system is equipped with two 4-button
multi-channel Transmitters.
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Basic Remote Operation
Your remote car starter can operate two independent vehicles equipped with an identical
remote car starter (see multi-car operation on page 8).
The functions of the transmitter are as follows:
Pressing the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons simultaneously will activate the AUX 2 output.
For certain vehicles:
• Pressing and holding the
LOCK button for more than 3 seconds will lock all doors and will
send a constant pulse as long as the LOCK button is held down (maximum of 15 seconds).
This constant pulse can be configured to activate certain functionalities such as rolling up
the windows – Please refer to your installer to see if your vehicle is compatible with
this option.
• Pressing and holding the
UNLOCK button for more than 3 seconds will unlock all doors and
will send a constant pulse as long as the UNLOCK button is held down (maximum of 15
seconds). This constant pulse can be configured to activate certain functionalities such as
rolling down the windows – Please refer to your installer to see if your vehicle is
compatible with this option.
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 require the radio and / or windshield wiper and / or headlight circuits to
become energized 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 the remote
starter shuts down, resulting in a dead battery.
Arming the Starter Kill
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 UNLOCK button on the transmitter. The parking lights will flash twice. (If Remote Door Locks were installed, this will
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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 and hold the LOCK 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-starting Your Vehicle
If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, simply press the START button to remote start
or stop your vehicle. Skip the next steps on to “Remote-starting”.
Warning: If you vehicle has an automatic transmission and the parking lights flash 15 times
after pressing the START button, the parking brake is connected to ground. It is imperative
that you see your installer and have him disconnect the wire.
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.
Once the system is set to Ready Mode, the vehicle can be remote-started and stopped at
wish.
To set the system to Ready Mode:
1. Ensure that all the doors are closed and that the shifter is in the NEUTRAL position.
2. With the engine already running, apply the parking brake and release the brake
pedal.
• Make sure to release the brake pedal.
3. Within 20 sec. press LOCK, UNLOCK or START on the transmitter.
• The parking lights will flash 3 times quickly and remain lit.
4. Remove the key: the engine will go on running.
5. Exit the vehicle and close the door.
6. Press and hold either:
1. LOCK to lock the doors and shut down the engine;
2. UNLOCK to unlock the doors and shut down the engine;
3. STOP to shut down the engine without affecting the doors.
Remaining In Ready Mode
Once the vehicle is in Ready Mode you can start and stop the vehicle at wish. However,
should any of the following occur, the vehicle will exit Ready Mode – thus eliminating the
remote start option until Ready Mode is restored:
• Door opened;
• Hood opened;
• Brake pedal pressed;
• Parking brake disengaged;
• Ignition key turned to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
Note: The unit will notify the user that it has exited Ready Mode by giving 3 slow flashes
(parking lights).
Remote-starting
Press the START button for approx. 1 second. The parking lights will come ON to inform you
that the Remote Car Starter has received your signal. Approximately 5 seconds later, the
engine will start. The parking lights will remain ON during the pre-programmed run time of the
engine.
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If the vehicle does not start at the first attempt, the system will shut down, wait a few seconds
and try to start the engine again. 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 control, press the UNLOCK button to DISARM and UNLOCK
the doors (if installed). Enter the vehicle and do the following:
• Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
• Press the brakes to disengage the remote starter unit.
You are now ready to drive off.
Caution: do not turn the key to the CRANK position with the engine running. This will cause
the starter motor to re-engage, unless your vehicle is equipped with the Start Kill / AntiGrind Feature (Optional).
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 over control of the vehicle (i.e. no Key in
the Ignition Switch) while the engine is running. For example, if you stop for a delivery or at a
convenience store, lock your vehicle and leave it running for the length of a run cycle while
you are away.
To leave the vehicle in Idle Mode if your vehicle has an automatic transmission:
1. With the engine running, press the LOCK or UNLOCK button (to unlock the doors) or
the START button on the remote control until the parking lights come on.
2. Remove the key and exit the vehicle. The engine will go on running.
3. Lock the doors if needed.
The engine will go on 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; at the last step, the TRUNK button is pressed instead of
the other buttons:
4. Ensure that the doors are all closed and that the gearshift lever is in the Neutral
position.
5. With the engine already running, apply the parking brake and release the brake
pedal.
• Make sure to release the brake pedal.
6. Within 20 sec. push LOCK, UNLOCK or START/STOP on the transmitter.
• The parking lights will flash 3 times quickly and remain lit.
7. Remove the key: the engine will go on running.
8. Exit the vehicle and close the door.
9. Press the TRUNK button until the system is armed (the doors will be locked if remote
door lock is installed).
If the pre-programmed run-time expires or if the user shuts down the engine by remote
control, the vehicle will get in Ready Mode.
Caution: Do not leave children or pets unattended in a car running in Idle Mode.
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Valet Modes
When your vehicle is in Valet Mode, the remote starter functionalities are 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.
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. Press (for at least 1 second) and release the Valet Button. The L.E.D. will come ON.
To take the system out of Valet Mode:
1. Turn the key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
2. Press (for at least 1 second) and release the Valet Button. The L.E.D. will go OUT.
The Valet button can only be used if the vehicle keys are in the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
Ignition Valet
The system can be placed in Valet Mode to disable the remote starting capabilities. If the
vehicle needs to be serviced, or if you park it indoors, Valet Mode will prevent the engine
from being accidentally started by remote control.
To ENTER Valet Mode
1. With the key in the Ignition switch, turn the key to the ON (RUN/IGNITION) and then OFF
positions 5 times within 10 seconds.
2. The Parking Light will flash 3 times indicating the Module is now in Valet Mode.
The LED will turn ON solid.
To EXIT Valet Mode
3. With the key in the Ignition switch, turn the key to the ON (RUN/IGNITION) and then OFF
positions 5 times within 10 seconds.
4. The Parking Light will flash twice indicating the Module is now out of Valet Mode.
The LED will turn OFF.
Panic Mode
Note:
Panic mode can only be activated if the horn has been adequately configured
by your installer.
In an emergency situation, you can activate Panic Mode using the
This will:
• shut down the engine,
• unlock the doors (with the UNLOCK button)
• or lock the doors (with the LOCK button),
LOCK
or
UNLOCK
button.
• disarm the Starter Kill and
• 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 UNLOCK button for approximately 3 sec. until the sound signal starts
and the parking lights flash: this will unlock the doors before the sound signal starts.
• Or press and hold the LOCK button for approximately 3 seconds until the sound signal
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 LOCK or UNLOCK button
until the sound signal stops.
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Cold Weather Mode
When Cold Weather Mode is active, the engine starts every 2 hours and runs for 3 minutes
(or for 20 minutes with Diesel engines); the routine goes on for a period of 24 hours.
To enter Cold Weather Mode:
• With the vehicle already in Ready Mode, press and hold the START/STOP button until
the parking lights flash 3 times.
To exit Cold Weather Mode, do any one of the following:
• Open the hood.
• Start the engine using the remote control.
• Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
• Press and hold the START/STOP button for 3 seconds
(until the parking Lights flash once)
• Set the vehicle to Valet Mode.
Advanced Features: Installation-programmable Options
The system was designed with flexibility and OEM integration in mind. With its programmable
options, this unit can single-handedly control nearly any electrical system in your vehicle.
Note: The programming of these features should be left to a professional. Changing any
one of the settings may adversely affect the operation the module.
Remote Door Locks
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:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button for approx. 1 sec.
2. The parking lights will flash once and the L.E.D. will flash slowly 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 UNLOCK button for approx. 1 sec.
2. The parking lights will flash twice and the L.E.D. 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.
Priority Door Access
If the remote door locks option is installed on your vehicle, this safety feature allows you
unlock solely the driver’s door with a single press of the UNLOCK button on the transmitter;
upon a second press of the UNLOCK button, all the other doors will unlock.
Ignition-controlled Door Locks Option
This is an added security feature. If your system was installed with the Ignition-controlled
Door Locks option, the doors will automatically be locked as soon as the user presses the
brakes while the ignition key is in the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
When the key is turned to the Ignition OFF position, the doors will automatically be unlocked.
(Only available if remote Door Lock Option is installed)
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Secure Lock Option
Before it can remote-start your vehicle, the module 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 TRUNK button 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.
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 or 3 minutes.
Once the vehicle has been remote started, the Anti-Grind feature prevents the starter motor
from re-engaging when 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.
Engine Run Time
(Gas 15 minutes, Diesel 20 minutes by default) If you have a gas engine, your system can
be programmed to run the engine for 3, 15, or 25 minutes (15 minutes by default). If you
have a diesel engine, it can be programmed to run the engine for 8, 20, or 30 minutes).
Multi-car Operation
This option allows the owner of two vehicles, both equipped with the same Remote Car
Starter model, to control both systems with a single remote control. To control the second
vehicle, simultaneously press the TRUNK button and the button of the function you wish to use.
Note: Your remote control must be configured for second car operation by the installer.
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Press TRUNK + LOCK button simultaneously: LOCK
Press TRUNK + UNLOCK: ............................... UNLOCK
Press TRUNK + START:.................................. START
Press TRUNK + STOP: ................................... STOP
Press TRUNK + STARTSTOP for 3 sec: ............Cold Weather Mode
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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 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.
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LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
REMOTE STARTERS:
As the manufacturer, 160031 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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