Boca Research AS-1725 SH Remote Starter User Manual

AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
REMOTE
STARTER
AS-1725 SH
User Guide
Table of Contents
Table of Contents ................................... 1
Transmitter Part Number and Serial
Number of the Remote Car Starter
Module.................................................... 2
Introduction............................................. 2
Using the Remote Control ...................... 2
Remote-Starting Your Vehicle ................ 3
Remote-starting ...................................... 3
Vehicle Presets....................................... 3
Driving Off............................................... 3
Using the Remote Car Starter ................ 3
Arming the Starter Kill............................. 3
Idle Mode................................................ 3
Turbo Mode ............................................ 4
Valet Mode.............................................. 4
Valet Mode Using the Valet Switch......... 4
Ignition Valet ........................................... 4
Remote Valet Mode................................ 5
“Home ValetTM” Mode ............................. 5
Panic Mode............................................. 5
Quick LockoutTM...................................... 6
Cold Weather Mode................................ 6
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Advanced Features: Installationprogrammable Options ........................... 6
Remote Door Locks................................ 6
Priority Door Access ............................... 6
Active or Passive Arming........................ 7
The Starter Kill and the Anti-grind Feature
................................................................ 7
Flashing LED .......................................... 7
Safe Start................................................ 7
Home Valet TM......................................... 7
Ignition-controlled Door Locks ................ 7
Ignition Re-lock....................................... 8
Secure Lock............................................ 8
Turbo Mode ............................................ 8
Remote Trunk Release........................... 8
Engine Run Time.................................... 8
Extended Run Time................................ 8
Multi-car Operation ................................. 8
Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range
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Manufactured in Canada by Autostart
Transmitter Part Number and Serial Number of the Remote
Car Starter Module
The boxes below contain information concerning your transmitter and Remote Car Starter.
We entered the part number of your transmitter for you. Should you need to order a new
transmitter, you will need to provide the transmitter part number which is printed below.
The second box contains the serial number of the Remote Car Starter. Please make sure that the
installer has entered the serial number in that box.
Transmitter Part Number:
ASTR-575-CF 433
The installer must use the space below to write the serial number of the Remote Car Starter and
the location of the valet switch (if installed):
Serial Number of the Remote Car Starter:
Location of the Valet Switch (if installed):
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.
The Remote Car Starter is available with a super-heterodyne transmitter for an operating range of
up to 1500 feet / 450 m.
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.
Using the Remote Control
Your Remote Car Starter is equipped with a 5-button multi-channel remote control. It can operate
two independent vehicles equipped with a Remote Car Starter (see Multi-Car Operation section,
later in this Guide, for second-car transmitter functions).
The functions of the transmitter are as follows:
Pressing the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons simultaneously will activate the AUX 2 output.
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Remote-Starting Your Vehicle
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.
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. There will be 3 start attempts before the system gives up.
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.
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:
x
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.)
x
Press the brake pedal to disengage the remote starter unit.
You are now ready to drive off.
Using the Remote Car Starter
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). See section Passive or active arming, later in
this guide, for more details on Passive Mode and Active Mode.
x
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.
x
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.
x
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).
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.
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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:
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 .
Caution!!! Do not leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle standing 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), then shut down the engine.
Proceed as follows to set the system to 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.
Press the TRUNK button to lock the doors; the engine will shut down after
60 seconds of Turbo Mode.
Valet Mode
Valet Mode Using the Valet Switch
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.
To put the system i n t o Valet Mode:
1.
Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
2.
Within 3 sec., press the valet button (the L.E.D. will come ON solid).
To take the system o u t o f Valet Mode:
3.
Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
4.
Within 3 sec., press and release the valet button (the L.E.D. will come OUT).
Note: Once Valet Mode is activated, the remote starter and alarm functions will be disabled.
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:
x 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.
x The parking lights will flash three times to indicate that the vehicle is now in Valet Mode.
The L.E.D. will come ON solid.
To take the system o u t o f Valet Mode:
x 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.
x The parking lights will flash twice to indicate that the vehicle is now in Valet Mode.
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The L.E.D. will go out.
Note: With the Remote Valet activated, the remote starter and 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
x
x
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
x
x
Hold the UNLOCK and START/STOP buttons simultaneously for 3 second.
The Parking Lights will flash 2 times.
The LED will turn off.
“Home ValetTM” 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.
To take the system i n t o Home Valet Mode:
x Press the LOCK or UNLOCK button.
x Within 3 seconds, press the STOP button until the Parking Lights go out
To take the system o u t o f Home Valet Mode:
x 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:
x Go ON then OFF; then
x Flash twice, pause; then
x Flash twice again.
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 LOCK or UNLOCK button. This will:
x shut down the engine,
x disarm the Starter Kill and
x unlock the doors (with the UNLOCK button)
x activate the horn for 30 sec.
x or lock the doors (with the LOCK button),
Note: See the description of the Starter Kill option later in this Guide.
To activate Panic Mode:
x 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.
x 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 30 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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Quick LockoutTM
(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 4 minutes (or for
9 or 20 minutes with diesel engines). Cold Weather Mode automatically ends after 24 hours.
To enter Cold Weather Mode:
x Press and hold the STOP button for 3 seconds
... until the parking lights flash three times.
To exit Cold Weather Mode, do any one of the following actions:
x Open the hood.
x Start the engine by remote.
x Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
x Press and hold the 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
x Pressing and releasing the START button, then
x Pressing and holding the STOP button
until the Parking Lights flash
3 times
To verify whether the system is in Cold Weather Mode:
x Press and release the brake pedal:
If the vehicle is in Cold Weather Mode, the parking lights will stay on while the pedal is
pressed.
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.
The installation-programmable options are as follows:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Remote Door Locks
Priority Door Access
Passive or Active Arming
Starter Kill / Anti-grind feature
Horn Chirp Timing
Safe Start
Home Valet TM
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Ignition-controlled Door Locks
Ignition Re-lock
Secure Lock
Turbo Mode
Remote Trunk Release
Engine Run Time
Multi-car Operation
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 and Disarming the Remote Car
Starter, 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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Active or Passive Arming
The Starter Kill can be configured either to Passive Mode (so as to arm automatically) or Active
Mode (so as to require user intervention for arming). By default, your Remote Car Starter is
configured to Passive Mode. In Passive Mode, the Starter Kill will automatically arm 60 seconds
after the last door is closed. The Remote Car Starter will not arm if a door is left open, or if you reopen a door within the 60-second delay.
Important note: When the Remote Car Starter re-arms automatically, you can disarm the
When the Remote Car Starter by simply pressing the UNLOCK button.
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.
Flashing LED
The user may decide to turn on or off LED flashing at any moment. To do so, simultaneously press
the TRUNK and LOCK buttons on the transmitter:
x 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.
x Active Arming: the LED will flash normally.
x Passive Arming: the LED will flash at a faster rate during the countdown preceding the
activation of the Starter Kill. Once the Remote Car Starter is armed, the LED will flash at a
slower rate.
x In Valet Mode: the LED will remain lit without flashing.
x Flashing LED OFF: the LED will not flash even when the Remote Car Starter is armed (either
under active or passive arming). Nevertheless, if the Remote Car Starter enters Valet Mode, the
LED will still remain lit without flashing as long as the ignition is off.
Safe Start
If this feature is enabled, the user must press the START button 2 times within 3 seconds to remotestart the vehicle. This will eliminate accidental remote starts, e.g. when children are playing with the
transmitter.
If Swap Start Mode is selected, to remote-start your vehicle press LOCK and UNLOCK
simultaneously. The AUX 2 output can be activated by pressing the START button.
Home Valet TM
If this feature is installed, the user will have the possibility to remotely set the vehicle to a noremote-start mode. See Home Valet section, earlier in this Guide, for full instructions.
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.
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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
(Disabled by default.) 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.
Turbo Mode
When left in Turbo Mode, the Remote Car Starter will keep the engine running for 60 seconds
before shutting it down. This is to allow a turbocharger to idle down after the user leaves the
vehicle. See Turbo Mode section earlier in this Guide.
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 on the remote transmitter or by pressing the TRUNK button
TWICE within 3 seconds.
Engine Run Time
If you have a gas engine, your Remote Car Starter can be programmed to run the engine for 4, 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 9, 20, or 30 minutes (20 minutes default).
Extended Run Time
With the vehicle running under a remote start, pressing and holding the START button for more than
1 second 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 STOP button. This procedure can only be
carried out once per remote start.
Example: if your Module is programmed for a run time of 4 minutes and your vehicle has been
running for 3 minutes already, pressing the START button will reset the counter to zero and the
Engine will run for another cycle (in this case, 4 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.
x
x
x
x
x
x
Press TRUNK + LOCK button simultaneously: .... LOCK
Press TRUNK + UNLOCK: .....................................UNLOCK
Press TRUNK + START:........................................START
Press TRUNK + STOP:STOP
Press TRUNK + LOCK + UNLOCK: .........................AUX 3 (TRUNK)
Press TRUNK + STARTSTOP for 3 sec: .................Cold Weather Mode
Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range
Many factors may affect the operating range of the transmitter. Some of these are:
x The condition of the battery in the transmitter.
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x The operating environment (for example: downtown radio-frequency noise, airports, cellular
phone towers…)
x Metal: any type of metal will affect operating range. This includes the metal in the car.
x The shape of the vehicle can affect range as well; vans in general have an especially poor
range.
x 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.
x The range will be significantly lower in a crowded parking lot than in open space.
x 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.
x The operating range will be somewhat lower on vehicles equipped with an aftermarket or
factory alarm.
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