Autostart AS-2350vTW-FM Remote Starter User Manual

T W O - W A Y F M L E D M A N U A L / A U T O M A T I C
T R A N S M I S S I O N R E M O T E S T A R T E R
AS-2350vTW-FM
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.
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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- AS-2350vTW-FM -
- February 21, 2008 -
- MO -
Assembled in Canada
Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................ 2
Ignition Re-lock.................................................. 8
Using the Remote Control..................................... 3
Secure Lock....................................................... 8
Vehicle Presets....................................................... 3
Remote Trunk Release ..................................... 8
Heater & Heated Seat ....................................... 3
The Starter Kill and the Anti-grind Feature ....... 8
Windshield Wipers, Radio & Headlights ........... 3
Safe Start........................................................... 8
Arming the Starter Kill........................................... 3
Installer-Programmable Valet Modes................ 8
Remote Starting Your Vehicle .............................. 4
Setting Your Vehicle Into Ready Mode ............. 4
Valet Mode Using the Valet Switch (if
installed)...................................................... 8
Remaining In Ready Mode................................ 4
“Home Valet™” Mode ................................. 9
Remote starting ................................................. 4
Turbo Mode ....................................................... 9
Driving Off.......................................................... 4
Engine Run Time............................................. 10
Remote Starter Features ....................................... 5
Extended Run Time......................................... 10
Idle Mode........................................................... 5
Constant While Pressed.................................. 10
Valet Modes....................................................... 5
Horn Chirp Timing ........................................... 10
Ignition Valet ............................................... 5
Flashing LED ................................................... 10
Remote Valet Mode .................................... 6
Multi-car Operation.......................................... 11
Panic Mode........................................................ 6
Multi-Level Features (default state) ................... 11
Quick Lockout™ ................................................ 6
Vehicle Status Request ....................................... 12
Cold Weather Mode .......................................... 6
Status Request When the Engine IS NOT
Feature Confirmation Chart .................................. 7
Running ........................................................... 12
Advanced Features: Installation-programmable
Ready Mode Status Request .......................... 13
Options.................................................................... 7
Status Request When the Engine is Running. 13
OEM alarm ........................................................ 7
Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range ...... 14
Remote Door Locks........................................... 7
Diagnostics – Parking Light Flash Table .......... 15
Priority Door Access.......................................... 7
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY ......................... 16
Ignition-controlled Door Locks........................... 8
Introduction
This is a state-of-the-art remote car starter system. The system is packed with advanced features
such as priority access to the driver’s door (commodity features) and the Safe Start children safety
feature. With many an advanced function, this product will satisfy any one your expectations from
high-end commodity and security systems, without neglecting any standard feature commonly
offered by entry-level starters.
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Using the Remote Control
Your remote starter is equipped with a 5-button multi-channel remote control. It can operate two
independent vehicles equipped with a remote starter (see Multi-car operation section on page
11). The functions of the transmitter are as follows:
LED #1
LED #2
LED #3
LED #4
Vehicle Presets
Heater & 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 & 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 remote starter shut down, resulting in a dead
battery.
Arming the Starter Kill
The Starter Kill (if installed) can be configured by the installer so as to arm automatically (Passive
Mode) or not to arm automatically (Active Mode).
• To disarm the Starter Kill, press the UNLOCK button on the transmitter.
The parking lights will flash twice.
If remote door locks are installed, this will also unlock the doors.
• To arm the Starter Kill, press the LOCK button on the transmitter.
The parking lights will flash once.
If remote door locks are installed, this will also lock the doors and arm the OEM alarm.
•In Passive Mode, the Starter Kill will automatically arm if the ignition key is not inserted
Into the ignition switch within 1 or 3 minutes after unlocking (the key sense feature
must be installed).
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Remote Starting Your Vehicle
If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, simply press the
your vehicle. Please see “Remote starting” below.
button to remote start or stop
Warning: If you vehicle has an automatic transmission and the parking lights flash 15 times after
pressing the 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.
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/STOP 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:
a. LOCK to lock the doors and shut down the engine;
b. UNLOCK to unlock the doors and shut down the engine;
c. START/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/STOP 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.
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 control, press the UNLOCK button to disarm and unlock the
doors. Enter the vehicle and do the following:
•
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 would cause the starter motor to re-engage.)
•
Press the brake pedal to disengage the remote starter unit.
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You are now ready to drive off.
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/STOP 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:
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. push LOCK, UNLOCK or START/STOP 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 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 vehicle standing in Idle Mode.
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.
When the vehicle is set to valet mode, the LED remains ON (it does not flash). The LED will
turn itself off ONLY when the ignition key is turned to the IGNITION ON position.
Ignition Valet
This feature will allow you to remotely put your system into Valet Mode by using the ignition key
instead of the Valet button as above. Ignition Valet can be used without a Valet button installed.
To put the system i n t o Valet Mode:
• Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch. Within 10 sec., turn the key 5 times
successively into the IGNITION ON / RUN and OFF positions.
• The parking lights will flash three times to indicate that the vehicle is now in Valet Mode.
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The L.E.D. will come ON solid once the ignition key is removed.
To take the system o u t o f Valet Mode:
• Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch. Within 10 sec., turn the key 5 times
successively into the IGNITION ON / RUN and OFF positions.
• The parking lights will flash twice to indicate that the vehicle is now in Valet Mode.
The L.E.D. will go out.
Note: With the Ignition Valet activated, the remote starter and the alarm functions will be
disabled.
Remote Valet Mode
This feature will allow you to remotely put your system into Valet Mode by using the transmitter
instead of the Valet button as above.
Getting into Valet Mode
• Hold the UNLOCK and START/STOP buttons simultaneously for 3 second.
• The Parking Lights will flash 3 times.
The LED will remain on solid.
Getting out of Valet Mode
• Hold the UNLOCK and START/STOP buttons simultaneously for 3 second.
• The Parking Lights will flash 2 times.
The LED will turn off.
Note: With the Remote Valet activated, the remote starter and the alarm functions will be
disabled.
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 by pressing and holding the SHIFT button
for 3 seconds. If the vehicle is under a remote start, you can shutdown the engine, stop the horn
and lock your doors by pressing the LOCK button:
Furthermore, the panic mode can be stop by activating one of the following three (3) features:
a) Remote valet (pressing UNLOCK and START/STOP for 3 seconds)
b) Ignition valet (turning the key inside the ignition switch from OFF to ON 5 times in a row)
c) By pressing the valet switch (if included).
Panic Mode will automatically shut down after 25 sec.
Quick Lockout™
(Also called Secure Panic.) For fast protection in emergency situations, the system will LOCK all
doors when you press the brake pedal while you hear the sound signal. (Quick Lockout is
only available when Panic Mode has been set off.)
Cold Weather Mode
When Cold Weather Mode is active, the engine starts every 2 hours and runs for 3 minutes (or for
8 or 20 minutes with diesel engines). The System must be in Ready Mode in order to enter
Cold Weather Mode. Cold Weather Mode automatically ends after 24 hours.
To enter Cold Weather Mode:
• Press the SHIFT button and then press and hold the START/STOP button for 3 seconds until
the
parking lights flash three times.
To exit Cold Weather Mode, do any one of the following actions:
• Open the hood.
• Start the engine by remote.
• Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
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• Press the brake pedal.
• Press the SHIFT button then press and hold the START/STOP button for 3 sec.
(The parking lights will flash once).
When the vehicle exits Cold Weather Mode, the Parking Lights will flash once.
If Safe Start is enabled, you can activate Cold Weather Mode by
• Pressing and releasing the SHIFT button, then
• Pressing and holding the START/STOP button until the parking lights flash 3 times.
Feature Confirmation Chart
Feature
LED #1
LED #2
LED #3
LED #4
Beep(s)
Lock
3 flashes
X
X
X
1
Unlock
X
3 flashes
X
X
2
Trunk
X
X
3 flashes
X
1
LED ON/OFF
3 flashes
3 flashes
X
X
1
Start
X
X
X
3 flashes
1
Running
X
X
X
3 flashes
3
Stop
X
X
X
3 flashes
2
Entering Cold
Weather Mode
X
X
X
3 flashes
2
Exiting Cold
Weather Mode
X
X
X
3 flashes
1
Home Valet
3 flashes
X
X
3 flashes
2
Valet Mode
3 flashes
X
X
3 flashes
1
Exit ValetMode
X
3 flashes
X
3 flashes
1
Fail Start Attempt
X
X
X
4 flashes
4
Advanced Features: Installation-programmable Options
The remote car starter 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.
Caution: The programming of your system should be left to a professional. Changing any
one of the settings may affect the operation of your Remote Car Starter.
OEM alarm
The factory alarm can be armed by pressing the LOCK button (active arming only). If a door or hood
is open or if the key is turned in the ignition, the horn will honk.
Remote Door Locks
If your Remote Car Starter was installed with the Remote Door Locks option, you will have the
convenience of remote keyless entry. See section Arming the Starter Kill, earlier in this Guide, for
further instructions on remote door locking and unlocking.
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.
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Ignition-controlled Door Locks
This is an added security feature. If your Remote Car Starter was installed with the IgnitionControlled Door Locks option, the doors will automatically be locked as soon as the ignition key is
turned to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position while the brakes are pressed. When the key is turned to the
OFF position, the doors will automatically be unlocked.
Ignition Re-lock
On Remote Car Starters of this series, when Ignition-controlled Door Locks are enabled and the
ignition key is in the IGNITION ON (RUN) position, should any door be unlocked and opened, all doors
will be relocked next time the brake pedal is pressed.
Secure Lock
Before it can remote-start your vehicle, the Remote Car 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
If your system was installed with the remote trunk release option, you can open your trunk by
pressing the TRUNK button for 3 seconds. The OEM alarm will be disarmed until the LOCK button is
pressed.
The Starter Kill and the Anti-grind Feature
With this added security feature, the system will prevent your vehicle from starting with the ignition
key when the Starter Kill is armed. If your Remote Car Starter was installed with the Starter Kill
option, one will not be able to start your vehicle with the key unless the system has been unlocked
and disarmed first, or put into Valet Mode.
Note: If the Starter Kill is installed, your vehicle will benefit from a protection against starter
motor damage that could occur after remote-starting the engine should the user, by force of
habit, turn the ignition key to the CRANK position.
Safe Start
If this feature is enabled, the user must press the START/STOP button 2 times within 3 seconds to
remote-start the vehicle. This will eliminate accidental remote starts, e.g. when children are playing
with the transmitter.
1. Press and release the START/STOP button.
The parking lights will turn on.
2. Within 2 seconds of the parking lights turning on, press and release START/STOP again (before
the parking lights turn off).
If Swap Start Mode is selected, to remote-start your vehicle press SHIFT and then LOCK. The AUX 2
output can be activated by pressing the START/STOP button.
Installer-Programmable Valet Modes
Valet Mode Using the Valet Switch (if installed)
To put the system i n t o Valet Mode:
• Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
• Within 3 sec., press the valet button, the parking lights will flash three times and the
L.E.D. will come on solid once the ignition key is removed.
To take the system o u t o f Valet Mode:
• Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
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•
Within 3 sec., press and release the valet button , the parking lights will flash twice
the L.E.D. will turn itself off.
Note: With the Valet mode with the Valet Switch activated, the remote starter and the alarm
functions will be disabled.
“Home Valet™” Mode
If configured at installation, this feature will remotely set the vehicle to a no-remote-start mode: if
the vehicle is parked indoors there is no danger of it starting accidentally by remote control.
Note: Once the Home Valet Mode is activated, the vehicle will not start by remote but the
OEM alarm functions will still be enabled.
To take the system i n t o Home Valet Mode:
• Press the LOCK button.
• Within 3 seconds, press the START/STOP and LOCK buttons simultaneously
until the Parking Lights go out.
To take the system o u t o f Home Valet Mode:
• Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
The system will warn you if someone attempts to start your vehicle while it stands in Home Valet
Mode. The parking lights will:
• Go ON then OFF; then
• Flash twice, pause; then
• Flash twice again.
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), then shut down the engine and set the Remote Car Starter to
Ready Mode.
If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, proceed as follows to set the system in
Turbo Mode:
1. With the engine already running, press the LOCK button on the transmitter until the parking
lights come ON.
2. Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch. The engine will go on running.
3. Exit the vehicle and close the door.
4. Press the TRUNK button to lock the doors; the engine will shut down after
60 seconds of Turbo Mode.
If your vehicle has a manual transmission, follow all steps of the Ready Mode routine, to
activate Turbo 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/STOP 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:
a. LOCK to lock the doors and shut down the engine after 60 sec.;
b. UNLOCK to unlock the doors and shut down the engine after 60 sec.;
c. START/STOP to shut down the engine immediately, without affecting the doors
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(this will bypass Turbo Mode).
D. TRUNK TO SET THE VEHICLE INTO IDLE MODE
Engine Run Time
If you have a gas engine, your Remote Car 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 Car Starter can be
programmed to run the engine for 8, 20, or 30 minutes (20 minutes default).
Extended Run Time
With the vehicle running under a remote start, pressing and holding the START/ STOP button for more
than 3 seconds will reset the run time counter to zero and restart the run time cycle from the
beginning.
To stop the vehicle, at any moment, simply press the START/ STOP button. This procedure can only
be carried out once per remote start.
Example: if your Module is programmed for a run time of 3 minutes and your vehicle has been
running for 2 minutes already, pressing the START/STOP button will reset the counter to zero and the
Engine will run for another cycle (in this case, 3 minutes).
Constant While Pressed
If enabled and if your vehicle is compatible, this option allows you to open or close your windows at
a distance, open or close the sunroof or even to open or close a sliding door:
• 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.
Horn Chirp Timing
The pulse duration can be configured by your installer (from 5 ms to 200 ms).
Flashing LED
The user may decide to turn on or off LED flashing at any moment. To do so, press and hold the
LOCK and UNLOCK buttons for 3 seconds:
• Flashing LED ON: the L.E.D. will flash at all times (either under active arming or under passive
arming) to indicate that the starter kill is active.
• Active Arming: the LED will flash normally.
• Passive Arming: the LED will not flash during the countdown preceding the activation of
the Starter Kill. Once the Remote Car Starter is armed, the LED will flash at a normal rate.
• Starter kill ON/Alarm OFF: The LED will keep flashing twice quickly until the OEM
alarm is armed. Once the OEM alarm is armed, it will flash at a slower rate.
• In Valet Mode: the LED will remain lit without flashing.
• Flashing LED OFF: the LED will not flash even when the module is armed (either under active or
passive arming). Nevertheless, if the module enters valet mode, the LED will still remain lit
without flashing as long as the ignition is off.
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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:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Press TRUNK + LOCK buttons simultaneously: ...................................... LOCK
Press TRUNK + UNLOCK simultaneously:............................................... UNLOCK
Press TRUNK + START/STOP simultaneously:.....................................................START
Press TRUNK + START/STOP simultaneously: ......................................... STOP
Press SHIFT ¾ SHIFT ¾ TRUNK: ............................................................. TRUNK
or
Press SHIFT ¾ SHIFT ¾ LOCK: ............................................................... LOCK
Press SHIFT ¾ SHIFT ¾ UNLOCK: ........................................................... UNLOCK
Press SHIFT ¾ SHIFT ¾ START/STOP: ....................................................................START
Press SHIFT ¾ SHIFT ¾ START/STOP: ..................................................... STOP
Press SHIFT ¾ SHIFT ¾ TRUNK: ............................................................. TRUNK
Note: If the multi-level features have been modified from their default state by your installer,
the SHIFT button may have to be pressed once, twice or three times, according to the option
you chose.
Multi-Level Features (default state)
The multi-level features allow you to access different features of your vehicle or of a second car by
pressing the SHIFT button once, twice or three times. By default, the multi-level features are
programmed as follows:
Basic features (press the SHIFT button 1X)
SHIFT
SHIFT
SHIFT
¾
¾
¾
LOCK: ................................................................aux 2
TRUNK: ..............................................................status request
START/STOP ......................................................cold weather
Multi-car operation (press the SHIFT button 2X)
SHIFT
SHIFT
SHIFT
SHIFT
¾
¾
¾
¾
LOCK: .............................2nd car lock
UNLOCK:.........................2nd car unlock
START/STOP: ..................2nd car start/stop
TRUNK: ...........................2nd car trunk
(press the SHIFT button 3X)
SHIFT
SHIFT
SHIFT
SHIFT
¾
¾
¾
¾
Customized features
(May not be applicable for certain vehicles)
Your installer can add customized features such as turning on the radio, opening sliding doors, etc.
SHIFT ¾
SHIFT ¾
SHIFT ¾ ..........................LOCK:
customized feature 1
SHIFT ¾
SHIFT ¾
SHIFT ¾ ..........................UNLOCK:
customized feature 2
SHIFT ¾
SHIFT ¾
SHIFT ¾ ..........................TRUNK:
customized feature 3
SHIFT ¾
SHIFT ¾
SHIFT ¾ ..........................START/STOP:
customized feature 4
Your installer can customize the system as to personalize these multi-level features in an order that
best suits you. Your options are:
Option 1:
Multi car operation
Level 1 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 1X) Æ
Basic features
Level 2 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 2X) Æ
Level 3 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 3X) Æ
Customized features
Option 2:
Level 1 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 1X) Æ
Basic features
Level 2 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 2X) Æ
Multi car operation
Level 3 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 3X) Æ
Customized features
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Option 3:
Customized features
Level 1 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 1X) Æ
Level 2 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 2X) Æ
Multi car operation
Level 3 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 3X) Æ
Basic features
Option 4:
Basic features
Level 1 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 1X) Æ
Customized features
Level 2 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 2X) Æ
Level 3 (requires pressing the SHIFT button 3X) Æ
Multi car operation
Example: If the multi-level features have been modified from their default state to option 3, the
setup would be as follows:
For “Basic features”:
x To access the aux. 2 feature, the user needs to press on the SHIFT button three (3) times
followed by the LOCK button.
x To access the status request feature, the user needs to press on the SHIFT button three (3)
times followed by the TRUNK button.
x To access cold weather mode, the user needs to press on the SHIFT button three (3) times
followed by the START/STOP button..
Vehicle Status Request
The status request feature allows the user to see the status of the vehicle i.e.: if the doors are
locked or unlocked or if the vehicle is in cold weather mode, home valet mode, in valet mode or
how much time is left in the run time cycle. The following charts (Tables 1, 2 and 3) indicate the
confirmation sequences.
To retrieve the vehicle status:
Press and release the SHIFT button then press and release the TRUNK button (there will be a beep).
The transmitter will then flash the corresponding sequence of LEDs depending on the vehicle’s
status.
x If the engine is NOT running, refer to Table 1.
x If the vehicle is in or out of ready mode, refer to Table 2
x If the engine IS running under a remote start, refer to Table 3 (if the doors are locked)
or refer to Table 4 (if the doors are unlocked).
The status request feature is a two-step procedure:
• The first sequence of flashes denotes if the vehicle’s doors are locked or unlocked.
• The second sequence of flashes (if applicable) denotes if the vehicle is in Cold weather mode,
Home valet mode or Valet mode.
• If there is no second sequence transmission, then the vehicle is none of the three (3) mentioned
features (Cold weather mode, Home valet mode or Valet mode).
Status Request When the Engine IS NOT Running
STATUS
Lock
Unlock
Cold
Weather
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SEQUENCE
LED #1
3 flashes
X
LED #2
X
3 flashes
LED #3
X
X
LED #4
X
X
Beep(s)
1
2
1st sequence if
locked
3 flashes
X
X
X
2
1st sequence if
unlocked
X
3 flashes
X
X
2
2nd sequence
X
X
X
1 second
X
1 sequence if
locked
3 flashes
X
X
X
2
st
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STATUS
Valet
Mode
SEQUENCE
LED #1
LED #2
LED #3
LED #4
Beep(s)
1st sequence if
unlocked
X
3 flashes
X
X
2
2nd sequence
1 second
X
X
1 second
X
1st sequence if
locked
3 flashes
X
X
X
1
1st sequence if
unlocked
X
3 flashes
X
X
1
2nd sequence
1 second
X
X
1 second
X
Table 1
Ready Mode Status Request
STATUS
SEQUENCE
In Ready
Mode
if locked
if unlocked
1st sequence
if locked
Out of Ready 1st sequence
if unlocked
Mode
2nd sequence
LED #1
LED #2
LED #3
LED #4
Beep(s)
3 flashes
X
X
X
1
X
3 flashes
X
X
2
3 flashes
X
X
X
1
X
3 flashes
X
X
2
X
X
X
4
4
Table 2
Status Request When the Engine is Running
When the vehicle doors are locked:
The LED # 1 will flash 3 times to denote that the vehicle’s doors are locked.
When the vehicle doors are unlocked:
The LED # 2 will flash 3 times to denote that the vehicle’s doors are unlocked.
RUN TIME
Beep(s)
LED #1
LED #2
If there is more than 3/4 of run
time cycle
3
ON for 1-sec ON for 1-sec ON for 1-sec
ON for 1-sec
If there is more than half of
run time cycle
3
ON for 1-sec ON for 1-sec ON for 1-sec
X
If there is more than 1/4 of run
time cycle
3
ON for 1-sec ON for 1-sec
X
X
If there is less than 1/4 of run
time cycle
3
ON for 1-sec
X
X
X
LED #3
LED #4
Table 3
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Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range
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.
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Diagnostics – Parking Light Flash Table
Flashes
Description
1
•
•
•
2
•
•
•
•
2 slow flashes then
8 quick flashes
3
4
5 Fast
6
8
10
When pressing
START/STOP
15 quick flashes…
1 – pause – 2
ON SOLID for 3
seconds….
ON continuously
Doors locked, starter kill armed.
Run time has expired.
TRUNK button pressed.
•
•
Remote start attempt cancelled by remote.
Doors unlocked, starter kill disarmed.
Exiting ignition valet.
Exiting remote valet.
Start signal received by the module.
Cold weather mode cancelled.
• Power-up reset
• Board set from manual to automatic; power
ON.
• Power ON to OFF (automatic
transmission).
• Reset from manual to automatic
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Entering ignition valet.
• Entering remote valet.
Entering or exiting Ready Mode
• Entering extended run time
+12 V detected on the brake input wire either while cranking or during run time.
Entering multi-speed tach programming.
Entering time delay adjustment in virtual tach system
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: occurs when the unit is reset to the factory defaults.
A ground (-) signal was detected on the hood pin input wire.
• 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
• Idle mode: Idle mode is engaged
• Run time: The vehicle has been remote started and is in run time.
ON 4 seconds
• 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.)
ON 20 seconds
• The hood pin has been flashed and you are now in the programming centre.
ON 2 seconds
Constant flashes
for 25 sec.
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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
(nontransferable) 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 two years 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 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 new remote starter
module, for a repair charge of $25.00 USD.
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 (2), a certified cheque or money order in the amount of $25.00 USD
must accompany the remote starter module, or the retailer may refuse the return.
ACCESSORIES:
Autostart warrants to the original consumer purchaser only (nontransferable) 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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