Clifford 500 Automobile Alarm User Manual

World-Class Auto Security
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Table of Contents
Standard Features of the ACE 500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Your 4-button/12-channel remote controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How to use your keychain remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7
What each button/channel does . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
How to interpret the chirps and parking light flashes . . . . . . . . 9
Anti-CodeGrabbing (ACG) with Random Code Encryption . . . . 10
Enhanced AutoArming™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
AutoArming enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Visual acknowledgment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
AutoArm & Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Instant AutoArming bypass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Valet mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
To enable valet mode
To exit valet mode
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Remote controlled valet mode entry and exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Keyless entry in valet mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Selectable starter/ignition interrupt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Dual-Level Tamper Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
AutoLock and AutoUnLock™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Dual-Sensor Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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Table of Contents (cont.)
Smart AutoTesting™
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Specific malfunction identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Automatic malfunction bypass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
TotalRecall™
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Smart prior intrusion attempt alert
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FACT — False Alarm Control and Test
Smart trunk release option
Headlight Reminder
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High-output Six-Sound Siren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
QuietChirps
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Long-term chirp silencing
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Remote controlled chirp muting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Siren duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
SmartPowerUp™ II
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User-selectable features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
EXAMPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adding new remote controls
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How to erase the codes of lost or stolen remote controls . . . . . . 17
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Standard Features of the ACE 500
✔ Lifetime Warranty —For as long as you own the vehicle, Clifford will
repair or replace the control unit and remote controls free of charge (see
warranty card for full details).
— One of many patented Clifford
innovations, FACT absolutely, positively ends recurring false alarms.
✔ FACT™—False Alarm Control and Test
✔ A Pair of 4-Button/12-Channel Remote Controls
—Fingertip command
from a typical range of 100 feet.
✔ Anti-CodeGrabbing™ (ACG) with Random Code Encryption— A
code-grabber is a new device that lets a thief record and capture off the
air from a distance the digital code transmitted by your remote control
whenever you arm your car. When you leave, the thief replays the code to
disarm the alarm and unlock your car’s doors. ACG with Random Code
Encryption makes thieves’ code-grabbers completely useless, because
each time you press the button on your remote control a different
random code is transmitted, yet the system will flawlessly recognize and
respond to your transmitter’s new code and ignore all others.
✔ Full-Time Remote Panic with Automatic Door Locking and Unlocking— If
you feel threatened, you can, with just a fingertip touch on your remote
control, sound the siren, flash the parking lights and unlock your vehicle’s
power door locks for quick entry into your car without fumbling with
your keys. If you press the panic button while driving, the siren will
sound, the lights will flash and the doors will lock to shield you from the
assailant.
✔ Remote Controlled Valet Mode— You can command the system to enter
or exit valet mode with just a press of button from 100 feet away. Parking
light flashes confirm valet mode entry and exit.
✔ Dual-Sensor Protection— A Proximity Sensor™ detects movement within
the passenger compartment, while a Piezo Sensor™ detects
intrusion-related vibrations and impacts.
✔ Dual-Mode Chirp Silencing— Your choice of either long-term chirp
silencing or remote controlled chirp muting whenever you wish.
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Standard Features of the ACE 500 (cont.)
✔ QuietChirp™— You may choose to lower the volume of the arm and
disarm chirps to a level that is clearly audible but less obtrusive that the
full-volume chirps.
✔ Remote Door Locking and Unlocking — No more fumbling with keys in the
dark or bad weather! A press of a button on the remote simultaneously
arms your system and locks your vehicle’s power locks. Another press
disarms and unlocks.
User-Selectable AutoLock/AutoUnLock™ — Automatically locks the
doors the instant you turn on the ignition to start the engine, and
unlocks the doors when you turn off the engine.
Deluxe Remote Keyless Entry in Valet Mode — Use your remote
control to lock and unlock the car doors and remotely activate system
accessories even while the system is in valet mode.
✔ Remote Controlled Courtesy Lighting — For your personal safety and
convenience, when you remotely disarm your ACE 500, the interior lights
turn on and stay on until you start the engine or 30 seconds, whichever
occurs first.
✔ Built-In Parking Light Flasher — Visually confirms door lock and system
status.
✔ Remote Headlight Activation Capability—
Remotely turn on the
headlights to illuminate your way to and from your vehicle (requires an
optional relay).
✔ Headlight Reminder — If you park and forget to turn off the headlights,
your ACE 500 reminds you to turn them off before you leave the vehicle.
— On certain vehicles
(including several models of Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Volkswagen and
BMW), the system’s integrated channel 6 timer and an optional relay can
be used to automatically close the power windows and sunroof every time
you remotely arm your ACE 500.
✔ Remote Window/Sunroof Closure Capability
✔ High-Output Six-Sound Siren —
Six different alarm sound patterns to draw
even more attention. You may set the siren wail for either 30 or 60
seconds. The system then automatically resets and rearms itself.
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Standard Features of the ACE 500 (cont.)
✔ Enhanced User-Selectable AutoArming™— Automatically arms itself
“passively” if you forget. May qualify you for an insurance discount that
could pay for the system (consult your insurance company).
AutoArming Enable/Disable — You may disable or re-enable
AutoArming with just a few flicks of a switch.
— You may set the system to automatically lock the
doors every time the system AutoArms.
Visual Indication — Two parking lights flashes signal that the
30-second countdown to AutoArming has started.
AutoArm & Lock™
— Just two a quick turns of the ignition switch
will bypass AutoArming for one cycle — perfect when fueling the
vehicle. The AutoArming feature is automatically restored the next
time you park your vehicle.
Instant AutoArm Bypass
✔ Smart Remote Trunk Release Capability — An electronic interlock assures
that the optional remote trunk release can be activated only when the
system is disarmed. To further prevent any possibility of unintentional
opening of the trunk, the interlock also makes sure that the trunk release
cannot be remotely activated while driving.
✔ Patented Smart AutoTesting™—Automatically
tests all system triggers
and sensors every time you remotely arm and warns you if you
accidentally arm your ACE 500 system with the hood or trunk open. If
there is a genuine trigger or sensor malfunction, the system will
specifically identify the problem, thereby eliminating time-consuming
and costly trouble-shooting.
✔ Patented Malfunction AutoBypass™ —In the unlikely event of a trigger or
sensor malfunction, your ACE 500 will automatically bypass the
malfunction and arm all other points to continue relentless protection of
your vehicle.
✔ TotalRecall™— ACE 500’s memory stores the identity of the last trigger
or sensor activated. This provides an invaluable diagnostic means, since,
whenever you wish, the system will visually identify the last activated
trigger or sensor.
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Standard Features of the ACE 500 (cont.)
✔ Patented Smart Prior Intrusion Attempt Alert — When you return to your
vehicle and remotely disarm your ACE 500, a special chirp and parking
light flash sequence will audibly and visually alert you from a distance if
an intrusion attempt was foiled while you were away. Your ACE 500 will
even identify the specific trigger or sensor that detected the intrusion
attempt.
— Just a few flicks of a switch
lets you match to the system up to 4 different 12-channel Clifford ACG
remote controls. Just as easily, a lost or stolen remote control can be
deleted from the system memory.
✔ Patented Remote Control Code Learning
✔ Control Unit with 6 Channels— For remote controlled system operation
and accessories.
—Very large scale integration (VLSI)
microprocessor commands and monitors all system functions more than
1,000,000 times per second, yet it draws less power than the vehicle’s
clock, so it won’t deplete your car battery like other alarms.
✔ Advanced CMOS Microcomputer
✔ Selectable Starter/Ignition Interrupt— You may choose either a fault-proof
mode, which lets you start the engine even in the unlikely event of a
system malfunction, or ultra-secure mode that ensures a thief won’t be
able to start the vehicle even if he finds the system control unit and
disconnects it!
✔ Hood/Trunk Trigger Input—
For full perimeter protection of the engine
compartment and trunk contents (may require optional pin switches).
✔ High-Luminescence LED Status Indicator — Adds visual deterrence and
identifies system status.
✔ Patented SmartPowerUp™ II — When power to the system is
disconnected, the system’s non-volatile memory always remembers the
last state (armed, disarmed or valet mode) and returns to that state when
power is restored. So if a thief disconnects the power and then restores it
in an attempt to start the car, the system will re-arm and instantly sound
the siren while immobilizing the vehicle.
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Your 4-button/12-channel remote controls
The 4-button/12-channel remote controls are ultra-sophisticated miniature radio
transmitters powered by a tiny 12-volt battery. Range is up to 100 feet. A weak
remote control battery will reduce range. Electrical interference and even sunspots
can interrupt the signal from your remote control to the system. If this happens,
repeatedly press the remote control button (this works better than holding the button
down). The 4-button/12-channel remote control is the key to your system. It has
Clifford’s Anti-CodeGrabbing™ (ACG) technology for the ultimate protection
against “code-grabbing” devices (see page 10). You will use your remote control to
arm and disarm the system, lock and unlock the doors, activate the panic feature,
enable/exit valet mode, command options such as a remote trunk release, timed
headlight activation, power window operation, electric garage door interface and
even remote starting of the engine and heater or air conditioner, among other
options.
How to use your keychain remote control
Your remote control can individually
command up to 12 different system
functions and options. It’s like having a
TV with 12 channels. You change
channels (functions) with your keychain
remote control. But instead of putting 12
buttons on the remote, we made it easy:
To transmit either channel 1, 2, 3 or 4: J
Just press either button 1, 2, 3 or 4.
For instance, to transmit channel 3, press button 3. While you transmit, the
LED indicator will blink once every second: this indicates level 1.
To transmit either channel 5, 6, 7 or 8: Press the LevelShift button once. This
shifts buttons 1–4 to level 2 (channels 5–8). Then press the desired button
within the next 7 seconds. For instance, to transmit channel 5, press the
LevelShift button once, then press button 1. While you transmit, you’ll notice
that the LED indicator blinks twice, pauses, blinks twice, etc.: this indicates
level 2.
To transmit channel 9, 10, 11 or 12: Press the LevelShift button twice. This
shifts buttons 1–4 to level 3 (channels 9–12). Then press the corresponding
button within the next 7 seconds. For instance, to transmit channel 12, press
the LevelShift button twice, then press button 4. While you transmit, you’ll
notice that the LED blinks three times, pauses, blinks three times, etc.: this
indicates level 3.
NOTE: One second after you stop transmitting level 2 or level 3 (channels 5–12),
the remote control automatically returns to level 1 (channels 1–4).
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What each button/channel does
Your ACE 500 remote controls come pre-programmed so that certain channels
command certain functions. If you wish, you can actually assign any channel to any
function (see pages 15-16). The following chart indicates what each remote control
channel number does, and how to transmit each channel number.
Factory settings of the 12 remote control channels
Transmitting
channel
number:
Causes the system to:
Press the How Press
LevelShift many button
button? times? number
1
arm or disarm and lock or unlock the doors
no
—
1
2
optionally pop the trunk (if the system is disarmed)
no
—
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
silently arm or disarm
no
—
3
activate optional accessory function #1
no
—
4
remotely enter or exit valet mode (see page 11)
yes
once
1
optionally turn on the headlights
yes
once
2
activate optional accessory function #2
yes
once
3
activate optional accessory function #3
yes
once
4
activate optional accessory function #4
yes
twice
1
activate optional accessory function #5
yes
twice
2
activate optional accessory function #6
yes
twice
3
activate optional accessory function #7
yes
twice
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TO ARM
THE SYSTEM . . . . . . .
Press button 1 (channel 1) once. You will hear two chirps and
the parking lights will flash twice. The dashboard LED will
flash repeatedly and the car doors will automatically lock.
TO DISARM
THE SYSTEM . . . . . . .
Press button 1 (channel 1) again. One chirp and one parking
light flash confirms disarming. In addition, the doors will
automatically unlock and the interior lights will turn on and
stay on for 30 seconds or until you start the engine, whichever
occurs first.
TO SILENTLY
ARM OR DISARM . . .
Press button 3 (channel 3). The system will arm or disarm
with all the indications noted above except the chirp
acknowledgments.
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TO ACTIVATE
THE PANIC
FEATURE . . . . . . . . . .
Press button 1 (channel 1) for 3 seconds. The parking lights
will flash repeatedly and the siren will blare for 30 or 60
seconds (user-selectable), or until you press button 1 again to
turn it off. If the ignition is on (indicating you are in the car),
the doors will automatically lock to prevent an assailant from
entering. If the ignition is off, the doors will unlock, allowing
you to enter immediately without fumbling with your keys.
TO REMOTELY
OPEN THE TRUNK . . .
Button 2 (channel 2) can optionally pop the trunk when the
system is disarmed. Pressing button 2 while the system is
armed will not activate this option to ensure against false
alarms.
TO REMOTELY
TURN ON THE
HEADLIGHTS. . . . . . .
Button 2 (channel 6) will optionally turn on the headlights for
any duration you wish between one second and two minutes
(the factory setting is 30 seconds; see User-selectable features
on pages 15-16). To transmit channel 6, press the side
LevelShift button once, then press button 2.
TO ACTIVATE
OTHER OPTIONS. . . . .
Button 4 (channel 4) and channels 7–12 (see How to use your
keychain remote control on page 7) can activate accessories
such as the IntelliStart remote engine starter, remote power
window control, electric garage door and entry gate opener(s),
ACE systems on your other vehicles, etc.
What about
channel 5? . . . . . . . .
Channel 5 controls remote valet mode entry/exit (see page 11).
How to interpret the chirps and parking light flashes
When you use the remote control, the system responds with chirps and parking light
flashes. These chirp/flash acknowledgments mean:
Chirps/flashes
Meaning
1
Your system is disarmed or you have remotely exited valet mode (see page 11)
2
Your system is armed or you have remotely engaged valet mode (see page 11)
2 and then 4
Armed but a door is open or one of the sensors is malfunctioning (see page 12)
3
Disarmed but there was an intrusion attempt while you were away (see page 13)
4
Armed but the hood or trunk is ajar (see page 12)
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Anti-CodeGrabbing™ (ACG) with Random Code Encryption
A Clifford exclusive that protects you and your automobile from the most effective
and onerous car stealing device ever used by car thieves — a code-grabber.
Code-grabbers are far more effective and efficient than scanning. Unlike scanners
that sequentially transmit one digital code after another until they hit the correct
code to disarm the alarm (a process that may take minutes to years depending on the
system’s total number of codes), code-grabbers literally record, from hundreds of
feet away, the code sent by your car alarm remote control. Then the thief simply
plays back the code when you’re gone, instantly disarming the alarm and unlocking
the doors. It’s like giving the thief your car keys. Non-Clifford alarms can be
defeated that easily. In contrast, Clifford systems use complex digital signal
processing and unbreachable encryption to randomly change the digital code every
time you use the remote control. Your remote will never transmit the same code
twice, and the control unit will never accept the same code twice. Thus the code
recorded and played back by the thief’s code-grabber will never be accepted by your
ACE 500. Only ACG can make a car alarm impervious to code-grabbing, and only
Clifford systems have ACG with Random Code Encryption.
Enhanced AutoArming™
If this feature is enabled and you forget to remotely arm, the system will
automatically arm itself 30 seconds after the vehicle doors are closed. For your
convenience, if you re-open any door(s) within the 30-second countdown,
AutoArming will restart from the beginning once all doors are closed. ACE 500 has
these additional AutoArming features:
AutoArming enable/disable: If you prefer, you may deactivate or reactivate
the AutoArming feature. See User-selectable features on pages 15-16.
Visual acknowledgment: Five seconds after you exit the vehicle and close all
the doors, the parking lights will flash twice to confirm that the AutoArming
countdown is progressing. Then, 25 seconds later, the system will AutoArm.
AutoArm & Lock: To ensure you can’t accidentally lock your keys inside the
car, the system is factory-set not to lock the doors upon AutoArming. To
change this setting, see User-selectable features on pages 15-16.
Instant AutoArming bypass: Prevents AutoArming when fueling the vehicle
and other times when you wish to temporarily bypass the AutoArming
feature. To activate Instant AutoArming Bypass, rapidly turn the ignition
switch to “ON” then “OFF” twice. You will hear a single siren chirp to
confirm that the system will not AutoArm. Your ACE 500 will revert to its
normal operating mode when you next start the engine.
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Valet mode
Whenever the system is put in valet mode, all of the system’s security features are
switched off. At various times, you will need to turn the system off. For instance,
when having your car serviced, washed or parked by a valet.
NOTE: If you temporarily lose the use of your remote controls, you can disarm
the system by enabling valet mode.
To enable valet mode
1. Turn the ignition switch to its “ON” position or start the engine.
2. Flip the valet switch. The system’s LED will glow for on-going confirmation.
To exit valet mode
1. Turn the ignition switch to its “ON” position or start the engine.
2. Flip the valet switch. The system’s LED will turn off to confirm that the system
is in its normal operating mode.
Remote controlled valet mode entry and exit
You can even remotely enable or exit valet mode. All you need to do is transmit
channel 5 (one press of the side LevelShift button, then button 1). In addition to the
previously noted indications, two parking light flashes will confirm that you have
remotely enabled valet mode, while a single flash confirms exiting of valet mode.
Keyless entry in valet mode
Even in valet mode, you can still activate convenience features. Press button 1 as if
you were disarming and the doors will unlock (indicated by one parking light flash)
and the interior light will turn on. Press button 1 again and the doors lock (two
flashes).
Selectable starter/ignition interrupt
At the time of installation, you can select whether your ACE 500 interrupts the starter
line or the ignition line. The starter/ignition interrupt will be set in either Fault-Proof
mode, which lets you start the engine even in the unlikely event of a complete
system failure, or Super-Security mode that ensures a thief won’t be able to start the
engine even if he cuts all the wires or finds the system control unit and disconnects
it. Changing the mode requires a minor relay wiring change and installer-only
programming. Your local Authorized Clifford Dealer can make the changes for you.
Dual-Level Tamper Warning
You may set the sytem to issue a rapid five-chirp warning, instead of the full alarm,
whenever the system detects tampering. If there is any further tampering, or if a
door, the hood or the trunk is opened at any time, your system will sound the full
alarm. See User-selectable features on page 15-16.
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AutoLock/AutoUnLock™
For your safety and that of your passengers, the vehicle doors will automatically
lock the instant you turn on the ignition to start the engine (see User-selectable
features on pages 15-16). When you turn the ignition off to shut down the engine,
the AutoUnLock feature automatically unlocks the doors.
Dual-Sensor Protection
Your ACE 500 has two sensors: A Proximity Sensor that can detect anyone leaning
into the passenger compartment, and a Piezo Sensor that detects intrusion-related
vibrations and impacts. This provides twice the level of protection offered by most
other brands of car alarms.
Smart AutoTesting™
Each time you remotely arm your ACE 500, it automatically performs an extensive
test of all system triggers and sensors. If the hood or trunk is open when you
remotely arm, the system will immediately alert you of the problem by sounding 4
chirps and 4 parking light flashes instead of the usual 2 and 2 (simply disarm, shut
the hood or trunk and re-arm to reactivate monitoring of that trigger point). If a door
is ajar or if one of the sensors is malfunctioning, you will receive the usual 2 chirps
and 2 flashes, then, 5 seconds later, there will be 4 chirps and 4 flashes. (The door
ajar warning will not work on vehicles that have factory-delayed courtesy lights).
NOTE: Since this is a warning indication, you will hear the 4 chirps even if you
have the chirp muting feature turned on.
Specific malfunction identification: The system can also indicate the specific
malfunctioning trigger or sensor. If you get the 4-chirp/4-flash signal upon
arming, perform the following to identify the malfunctioning trigger or sensor:
1. Remotely disarm, then turn on the ignition. The LED status indicator inside your
vehicle will be blinking, pause, then repeat.
2. Count the number of blinks in one cycle between pauses (for your convenience,
the blink cycle repeats a total of 5 times) and refer to the chart below:
Number of LED blinks between pauses
Trigger/sensor indication
1 blink
Proximity Sensor or Piezo Sensor
2 blinks*
Door trigger*
3 blinks
Hood or trunk trigger
* If your vehicle has a factory-installed feature that turns off or dims the interior courtesy lights
several seconds after you exit the vehicle, the system cannot provide this indication.
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Automatic malfunction bypass
To provide protection even if a component malfunctions, the system automatically
bypasses any faulty point and arms all other triggers and sensors to provide the
utmost possible protection until you can have the system serviced by your local
Authorized Clifford Dealer.
TotalRecall™
The system’s memory records the identity of the last activated or malfunctioning
trigger or sensor, which allows your installer to instantly track down a malfunction.
To identify the trigger or sensor held in the memory, use the following procedure:
1. With the ignition OFF, flick the valet switch.
2. Press button 1 to “arm” the system, then again to “disarm.”
3. The LED will blink 1–3 times to indicate the most recently activated trigger or
sensor. For your convenience, the blink cycle will pause and repeat a total of 5
times. Refer to the chart below:
Number of LED blinks between pauses
Trigger/sensor indication
1 blink
Proximity Sensor or Piezo Sensor
2 blinks
Door trigger
3 blinks
Hood or trunk trigger
Smart prior intrusion attempt alert
If you hear three chirps when you remotely disarm, it means that a trigger or sensor
was activated in your absence. When you enter the vehicle and turn on the ignition
(or start the engine), the LED will blink 1–3 times, pause, then repeat the blink cycle
4 more times. Count the number of blinks in one cycle and refer to the chart above.
FACT™— False Alarm Control and Test
With FACT, you’ll never experience repeated false alarms. If the siren goes off, DO
NOT remotely disarm the system; allow it to run for the full siren duration. Before
sounding the siren a second time, the system automatically checks for another
activated trigger to verify that an intrusion is in progress. Should the siren sound
again, you will know for sure that someone is tampering with your vehicle. (To
disable FACT, see User-selectable features on pages 15-16.)
Smart trunk release option
If the remote trunk release feature was installed, you may use remote control button
2 to remotely pop the trunk. Your system has a built-in electronic interlock to
prevent unintentional activation of the remote trunk release when you drive, or
when the system is armed.
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Headlight Reminder
If you turn the ignition off and open the driver’s door to exit the car without having
turned off the headlights, you will be reminded to turn them off with a distinctive
rapid, multi-chirp warning. If your vehicle already has a similar warning feature,
you may turn off the ACE 500 Headlight Reminder feature. See User-selectable
features on pages 15-16.
High-output Six-Sound Siren
Six different alarm sound patterns to draw even more attention. Your ACE 500 also
provides these additional features:
QuietChirps: You can control the volume of the normal arm and disarm
chirps. As shipped from the factory, your system issues full-volume chirp
acknowledgments. If you prefer, you may reduce the chirp volume to a level
that is clearly audible, yet less obtrusive. See the User-selectable features
section on pages 15-16.
Long-term chirp silencing: Whenever you wish, you may silence your ACE
500’s arm and disarm chirps until you decide to restore them. The parking
light flashes will continue to provide visual confirmation of remote controlled
arming and disarming. See User-selectable features on pages 15-16.
Remote controlled chirp muting: Remote controlled chirp muting capabilities
are especially valuable when parking late at night in a quiet residential area or
any other time when you want to arm or disarm silently. To arm or disarm
silently, simply press button 3 on your remote control instead of the usual
button 1.
Siren duration: When the system detects an intrusion attempt, the alarm is set
to sound for 30 seconds. However, if you prefer, you may change it to 60
seconds. See the User-selectable features section on pages 15-16.
SmartPowerUp™ II
If power to the system is ever removed, SmartPowerUp II ensures the system will
automatically restore itself to its previous state when power is restored. So if a thief
disconnects the power and then restores it in an attempt to start the car, the system
will re-arm and instantly sound the siren while immobilizing the vehicle. If your
vehicle is to be serviced by a mechanic, just put the system in valet mode via the
remote control (see Remote controlled valet mode entry and exit on page 11). If the
mechanic needs to interrupt power, your system will automatically return to its valet
mode state when power is restored; there will be no alarm activation and no need to
provide your mechanic with your remote control and instructions on how to use it.
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User-selectable features
Your ACE 500 vehicle security system allows you to set many of its features to
your own personal preferences. We have made the programming procedures very
simple: to make a change, you just flick the valet switch a few times. The system
comes from the factory with all of its features pre-programmed as noted in the table
below and on the next page. To change any of the settings, use the following
procedure. To restore the feature to its factory setting, just repeat the procedure:
1. Select the feature you wish to program from the table below and on the following
page. Note the number of flicks and chirps.
2. Turn your vehicle’s ignition switch to its “ON” position.
3. Immediately flick the valet switch back and forth, counting the number of chirps
you hear. Stop when you reach the number of chirps associated with the feature
you wish to program.
4. If noted, perform the “Secondary action.”
5. Wait 3 seconds. You will hear 1-5 chirps (as noted in the “Program completion
confirmation” column) and the LED will turn off. Turn the ignition off.
6. Repeat steps 1-5 for any other features you wish to program.
Feature
Factory
setting
# of
flicks &
chirps
Secondary
action
Program
completion
confirmation
Result
AutoArming
ON
4
—
1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON
Change state from
ON to OFF or vice-versa
AutoArm
& Lock
OFF
5
—
1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON
Change state from
OFF to ON or vice-versa
Chirp
confirmation
ON
6
—
1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON
Change state from
ON to OFF or vice-versa
QuietChirps
OFF
7
—
1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON
Change state from
ON to OFF or vice-versa
Headlight
Reminder
ON
8
—
1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON
Change state from
ON to OFF or vice-versa
AutoLock &
AutoUnLock
ON
9
—
1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON
Change state from
ON to OFF or vice-versa
Siren
duration
30 sec.
10
—
1 chirp=60sec
2 chirps=30sec
Change duration from 30 to
60 seconds or vice-versa
Tamper
Warning
OFF
11
—
1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON
Change state from
ON to OFF or vice-versa
FACT
ON
12
—
1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON
Change state from
ON to OFF or vice-versa
Add a new
remote to
channel 1
(arm/disarm)
—
13
Press remote control button 1
1 chirp
Button 1/channel 1 code
of the new remote control
has been memorized
continued . . .
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Feature
# of
Factory
momentary
setting
presses
Secondary
action
Program
completion
confirmation
Result
Add a new
remote to
channel 2
(remote
accessory)
—
14
Press remote control button 2
2 chirps
Button 2/channel 2 code
of the new remote control
has been memorized
Add a new
remote to
channel 3
(silent
arm/disarm)
—
15
Press remote control button 3
3 chirps
Button 3/channel 3 code of
the new remote control
has been memorized
Add a new
remote to
channel 4
(optional
remote
accessory)
—
16
Press remote control button 4
4 chirps
Button 4/channel 4 code
of the new remote control
has been memorized
Add a new
remote to
channel 5
(remote
valet mode)
—
17
Press the side LevelShift
button once, then press
button 1
5 chirps
Button 1/channel 5 code
of the new remote control
has been memorized
Add a new
remote to
channel 6
(remote
headlights)
—
18
Press the side LevelShift
button once, then press
button 2
6 chirps
Button 2/channel 6 code
of the new remote control
has been memorized
Erase all
channels
—
19
—
2 chirps
All remote control codes
have been erased; program
in new remote control(s)
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When the desired interval has
passed, turn off the ignition key
1 chirp
Timer has been set to the
interval of your choice
between 1sec. and 2min.
Set channel
30sec.
6 timer ✱
✱WARNING: If the built-in timer controls window/sunroof closure on your vehicle,
DO NOT change the timer setting! This requires installer-only programming.
Changing the value will adversely effect operation and may cause damage.
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Example : To change the AutoArming feature from its factory
setting of “on” to “off,” you would do the following:
• Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
• Flick the valet switch back and forth 4 times (you’ll hear a chirp each
time to help you count to the total of 4 chirps).
• Wait 3 seconds. The system will sound one more chirp to confirm
that the AutoArming setting is now off (1 chirp = off, 2 chirps = on).
• Turn the ignition off. That’s all there is to it! To change the
Adding new remote controls
For other drivers in your family, or if you wish to control Clifford systems on your
other cars with the same remote control, you can buy additional remote controls
from any Clifford Dealer (or call our Customer Service Department at
800-824-3208) and program them into the system yourself. Each ACE 500 will
respond to as many as four 12-channel ACG remote controls. To add a new remote
control to the system, use the procedures noted in the User-selectable features
section on pages 15-16.
How to erase the codes of lost or stolen remote controls
If one of your remote controls is ever lost or stolen, you can erase its digital codes
from the system memory to make sure that the missing remote control can never be
used to disarm your system. To do so, use the “Erase all channels” feature (see
User-selectable features on pages 15-16). This will clear all remote control codes
from the system memory. Then simply program each remaining and/or replacement
remote control as noted in the Adding new remote controls section above.
ACE 500 is covered by
one or more of the following Clifford Electronics patents:
4,158,874; 4,233,642; 4,327,444; 4,383,242; 4,430,685; 4,845,464;
4,887,064; 4,890,108; 4,922,224; 4,997,053; 5,081,667; 5,146,215;
5,157,375; 5,467,070 and other patents pending
© Copyright Clifford Electronics, Inc., 1996
31-718C/A5OM/896
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