Clifford 50 Automobile Alarm User Manual

World-Class Auto Security
TM
concept
50
Owner's Manual
All Concept Series systems are 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 and other patents pending
Table of Contents
Standard Features of the Concept 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Welcome
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Built-in vehicle recovery/anti-carjacking circuitry
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Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digit . . . . . . .
Disarming code
PlainView switch
Entering a digit .
Entering a code
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Your secret disarming code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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IMPORTANT: What you MUST do to drive your car
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What you MUST do if you forget to enter the disarming code . . . . . .
8
How to set your own secret disarming code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
Enable/disable anti-carjacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
What to do in a carjacking situation
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Your 4-button/12-channel remote controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
How to use your keychain remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9
To transmit channel 1, 2, 3 or 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
To transmit channel 5, 6, 7 or 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
To transmit channel 9, 10, 11 or 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
What each button/channel does . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
How to interpret the chirps and parking light flashes . . . . . . . . 11
AntiScan™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Anti-CodeGrabbing™ (ACG) with Random Code Encryption . . . 12
Smart AutoArming™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
AutoArming enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Visual acknowledgment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
AutoArm & Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Instant AutoArming bypass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Entry Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
UltraSecure™ valet mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To enable valet mode
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Keyless entry in valet mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To exit valet mode
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1
Table of Contents (cont.)
Dual-sensor protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Remote controlled sensor testing and adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 14
FACT™— False Alarm Control and Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Smart AutoTesting™
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Specific malfunction identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Automatic malfunction bypass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Multiple-event TotalRecall™
Headlight reminder
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Remote QuickAccess™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
QuickAccess Valet Mode
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QuickAccess Long-Term Chirp Silencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Smart prior intrusion attempt alert
SmartPowerUp™ II
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AutoLock/AutoUnLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tamper-proof ignition immobilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
How to interpret the LED status indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
High-output Medallion™ Siren
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Personalized Siren Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
QuietChirps™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Long-term chirp silencing
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One-time remote controlled chirp muting
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Siren duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
User-selectable features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Matrix of user-selectable features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21
EXAMPLE 1: Turn off siren sound number 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
EXAMPLE 2: Turn off siren sound numbers 4 and 6, then turn on QuietChirps . 23
Adding new remote controls
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How to erase the codes of lost or stolen remote controls . . . . . . 23
2
Standard Features of the Concept 5O
✔ Limited Lifetime Warranty — Your system control unit and remote controls are
covered for as long as you own your car (see warranty card for details).
✔ FACT™ — False Alarm Control and Test — Eliminates recurring false alarms.
✔ Built-In BlackJax Anti-Carjacking System — You get all of these features for
the ultimate in safe and effective vehicle recovery:
Greatest Carjack Protection — No buttons to push, no transmitters to carry, you do
nothing except get out of the vehicle. Your Concept 5O allows the criminal to drive a
safe distance of a block or two, then flashes the parking lights, sounds the Medallion
Siren and safely shuts down the engine.
Safe & Intelligent Engine Shutdown — Concept 5O waits for the carjacker to slow for
traffic or a turn, then safely shuts down the engine without endangering the lives of
others.
Immediate Vehicle Recovery — Since the vehicle will be immobilized just a block or
two away, you can recover it yourself well before it reaches the chop shop.
PlainView™ Coded Disarming Switch — No “hidden” switch that carjackers can find in
an instant. The PlainView switch accepts only your code, and you may change your
code any time or place.
Anti-Tampering — If the carjacker tries entering codes and/or button sequences at
random, after three incorrect codes, the system will lock itself out for two minutes and
not respond to any code, even if the criminal were to stumble onto the correct one!
Sabotage-Proof — Even if the thief could find the system control unit and tear it out of
the car, the engine REMAINS IMMOBILIZED!
✔ Ignition Immobilization — Your car’s ignition and fuel system are
electronically disconnected while your Concept 5O is armed.
✔ A Pair of 4-Button/12-Channel Remote Controls — For fingertip command of
your Concept 5O system from up to 100 feet away.
✔ AntiScan™ — Blocks electronic scanners from disarming your system.
✔ Proprietary Anti-CodeGrabbing™ (ACG) with Random Code Encryption —
Since the remote control never transmits the same code twice, the random
code encryption makes the new remote control code-grabbers used by
thieves completely useless.
✔ Multiple-Car Control — Allows you to command Concept Series systems on
your other vehicle(s) with the same remote control.
✔ Patented Remote Control Code Learning and MultiRemote™ Recognition —
Add or delete, with just a few flicks of a switch, up to four Clifford
Anti-CodeGrabbing remote controls.
✔ Patent-Pending UltraSecure Coded Valet Mode— Ensures no thief or carjacker
can turn off your Concept system like they can all other alarm brands.
✔ Built-In Parking Light Flasher — Visually confirms alarm status from a distance.
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Standard Features of the Concept 5O (cont.)
✔ Dual-Sensor Protection — The Dual-Zone Magnetic Resonance Sensor detects
intrusion related vibrations and the Glass Tampering Sensor detects attempts
to break any window.
✔ Remote Sensor Adjustment — Incredibly easy and accurate sensor
adjustment and testing. Just use the remote control to adjust your sensor any
time, any place, without tools and without even knowing where the sensor is
mounted.
16-Step Incremental Sensitivity Adjustment — For the utmost in fine-tuning accuracy.
Gives you remote controlled access to 16 sensitivity levels for each of the two sensing
zones of the Magnetic Resonance Sensor.
Tonal Confirmations of Sensor Adjustments — As you remotely increase sensitivity, the
confirming chirps rise in pitch. Conversely, as you lower each zone’s sensitivity, the
confirmation chirps become lower and lower in pitch.
Adjust and Test Unobtrusively — No repeated arming and disarming, and no siren
wailing. Concept 50 lets you set and test sensitivity without activating the alarm!
✔ Remote Headlight Activation Capability — Remotely turn on your vehicle’s
headlights to illuminate your way to and from your car.
✔ Remote Window and Sunroof Closure Capability * — Fully close all the power
windows and sunroof with a press of a button on your remote control.
✔ QuietChirps™ — Select soft or full volume arm/disarm chirp confirmations.
✔ Dual-Mode Chirp Silencing — Long-term chirp silencing or remote controlled
chirp muting.
✔ Smart Trunk Release Capability — Electronic interlock ensures that the trunk
can be remotely opened only when the alarm is disarmed.
✔ Remote Door Locking/Unlocking — Lock/unlock the car doors with your
remote control.
AutoLock™ — Automatically locks the doors when the engine is started.
AutoUnLock™ — The doors automatically unlock when the ignition switch is turned “off”
Deluxe Remote Keyless Entry in Valet Mode — Allows for remote door
locking/unlocking with visual parking light confirmations and interior light illumination
even while the system is in valet mode.
✔ Remote Courtesy Lighting — Automatically turns on your vehicle’s interior
light(s) when you remotely disarm; the lights stay on for 30 seconds or until
you start the engine, whichever occurs first.
✔ Headlight Reminder — Warns you if you forget to turn off the headlights after.
✔ Patented Smart AutoTesting™ — Automatically tests all system sensors and
triggers, and identifies any malfunction.
*On various models of BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar and Volkswagen.
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Standard Features of the Concept 5O (cont.)
✔ Patented Malfunction AutoBypass™ — Automatically bypasses any trigger or
sensor malfunction, then arms all other points for the utmost possible protection.
✔ Eight-Event TotalRecall™— Stores the identities of the last eight triggers and/or
sensor activated. This provides an invaluable informational and diagnostic means
✔ Remotely Activated Valet Mode — Lets you engage or disengage valet mode
via your remote control.
✔ Remotely Activated Long-Term Chirp Silencing — You can also turn long-term
chirp muting on and off from up to 100 feet away!
✔ Smart AutoArming™ — Automatically (passively) arms itself if you forget. May
qualify you for a substantial discount on your vehicle insurance (ask your
insurance company).
AutoArming Enable/Disable — Allows you to enable or disable AutoArming any time.
Visual Acknowledgment — Visually confirms initiation of the 30-second AutoArming
countdown with two flashes of the parking lights.
User-Selectable AutoArm & Lock — Allows you to select whether the doors will lock
when the system AutoArms.
Instant AutoArming Bypass™ — Lets you temporarily turn off AutoArming with just a turn
of the ignition key.
✔ Patented Smart Prior Intrusion Attempt Alert — Specifically identifies the sensor
or trigger activated by an attempted intrusion while you were away.
✔ High-Output Medallion Siren — Designed exclusively by Clifford Electronics for
greater performance and 10 times the reliability of other manufacturers’ sirens.
Personalized Siren Sounds — To distinctly identify your vehicle from a distance, you
may, at any time, select your choice of any of 64 different siren sound combinations.
User-Selectable 30/60 second siren duration.
Patented Automatic Noise Abatement — Limits alarm sounding to no more than 5 siren
duration cycles to prevent battery drain and towing of the vehicle due to noise
pollution.
✔ Fault-Proof Starter Interrupt Output— Prevent an intruder from cranking the
engine while the system
✔ High-Luminescence LED Indicator — Adds visual deterrence and provides
visual confirmation of system status.
✔ Full-Time Remote Panic Feature — Lets you remotely activate the siren and
parking lights inside or outside the vehicle, or even while driving.
✔ Multiple Trigger/Sensor Inputs — For greater security and precise identification
of the exact trigger or sensor tripped in a prior intrusion attempt.
✔ Full-Time User-Friendly Programming Access — You can alter feature settings
to precisely suit your needs. It’s so easy, you can even do it while driving!
5
Welcome to the world of high-technology
vehicle security and convenience
C
ongratulations on the purchase of your Clifford Concept 50
remote controlled vehicle security/convenience system.
Your Concept 50 is packed with protective features and lifestyle
convenience benefits that other car alarm companies don’t even have on
their wish lists, let alone their alarms. Features like Anti-CodeGrabbing™
that fights off the latest and most onerous threat from high-tech thieves. A
thief equipped with a code-grabber can record with total impunity the
codes of your car alarm’s remote control from up to several hundred feet
away. How? The thief simply waits for you to arm or disarm your alarm
with your remote control. The thief’s portable, pocket-sized code-grabber
will automatically pick and record the transmitted code off the air. As
soon as you walk away, he simply plays it back, instantly disarming your
alarm and unlocking the doors. It’s like giving the thief your car keys.
Code-grabbing will instantly defeat all other brands of remote controlled
car alarms, regardless of whether they are equipped with anti-scanning or
trillions of digital codes.
Concept 50’s built-in BlackJax anti-carjacking and vehicle recovery
system enhances your personal safety and virtually assures that your
vehicle can be promptly recovered intact. Clifford’s unique PlainView
Coded Valet Switch ensures that no thief, carjacker or joy-rider can turn
off your Concept 50 like they can with all other car alarm brands. For
total freedom from incorrectly adjusted sensors, there’s remote controlled
adjustment of the system’s Dual-Zone Magnetic Resonance Sensor that
allows you to set the desired sensitivity level any place or time with just a
touch of a button on your remote control. Plus there’s remote controlled
valet mode, user-programmable Medallion™ Siren with 64 distinctly
different siren sound combinations to set your alarm apart from all others,
full-time programming access (even while you’re driving) to dozens of
features, and much, much more.
Yet despite all the sophistication, your Concept 50 is amazingly easy to
use: never more difficult than a few flicks of a switch or a press of a
button on one of your miniature keychain remote controls.
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Built-in vehicle recovery/anti-carjacking circuitry
Concept 50’s built-in BlackJax circuitry provides a safe and effective means of
recovering your vehicle after a theft or carjacking.
IMPORTANT: The factory setting for this feature is OFF. Once you are familiar with
the following, we suggest you turn this feature ON (see pages 20–22). When
anti-carjacking is on, each time you begin driving you MUST enter your disarming code as noted below (unless the system is in valet mode).
Your secret disarming code tells the system that the car is being driven by an authorized
person. Also, if you open your car door at any point (as would occur in a carjacking
attempt), you must again enter your secret code. Entering your code is simple and easy.
Definitions
Digit: A digit is defined as any number from 1 to 9, inclusive.
Disarming code: A disarming code may be 1 to 3 digits:
A one-digit code = X = any number between 1-9
A two-digit code = XY = any number between 11-99 (excluding numbers with zeros)
A three-digit code = XYZ = any number between 111-999 (excluding numbers
with zeros)
Remember, no code can have a zero.
PlainView switch: A rocker switch mounted on the dashboard or console. The
switch has three positions: 1.) Latched 2.) Center 3.) Spring-loaded momentary.
When you press the latched side, the switch remains in its pressed position. When
you press the momentary side, the switch bounces back to the center position.
Each time you drive your car, you must enter your secret disarming code via the
PlainView switch.
Entering a digit: To enter a digit, you tap (press and release) on the momentary
side of the PlainView switch the number of times corresponding to the numeral of
the digit to be entered, followed by pressing to the latched side, then returning the
switch to its center position.
Entering a code: If your code has only one digit, enter the code as described in
“Entering a digit,” then return the switch to its center position. If your code has
more than one digit, just repeat the above for each digit of your code, then return
the switch to its center position.
Your secret disarming code
Unless the system is in valet mode (see page 13), within 20 seconds after you switch on
the ignition and press the brake (or open a door while the engine is running), you must
enter your secret disarming code to let the system know it is you who is driving. Your
code will be a 1-to-3-digit number of your choosing. Each digit can be any number from
1 to 9, (i.e. the code can be any number between 1 and 999, except those that contain a
zero).
Currently, your system’s factory-set disarming code is the single digit “2.”
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IMPORTANT: What you MUST do to drive your car
Until you set your own secret disarming code, you will use the factory-set disarming
code, which is the single digit “2.” To drive your car, do the following:
1. Start the engine, then press and release the brake pedal.
2. Within 20 seconds, enter the factory-set code via the rocker switch mounted on your
vehicle’s dashboard or console (you can do this while driving):
a. To enter the factory-set disarming code of “2,” tap the momentary (spring-loaded)
side of the PlainView switch twice.
b. Press the PlainView switch to its other side (latched side), then return the switch
to its center position. You may continue driving.
NOTE: If you wish, you may select to use a remote control button sequence to
disengage the anti-carjacking countdown. A dedicated disarming remote (not
carried on your keychain) is also available. See pages 19–21 for information.
What you MUST do if you forget to enter the disarming code
If you forget to enter the code, Concept 50 will remind you to do so 20 seconds after you
begin driving by “chirping” the siren 5 times and flashing the LED on the dashboard. At this
point, you have another 20 seconds to enter your code. When entered, the LED will stop
flashing. If the proper code is not entered within 20 seconds after the 5-chirp signal, the
engine will shut down. You may enter your disarming code even after the engine is shut
down. Once the proper disarming code is entered, you will be able to resume driving.
How to set your own secret disarming code
Since all Concept 50 systems have the same factory-set disarming code (“2”), it is highly
advisable that you set your own disarming code. You may choose any 1-, 2-, or 3-digit
disarming code so long as it does not have any zeros. You can also change your disarming
code whenever and wherever you want. See User-selectable features on pages 19–21.
Enable/disable anti-carjacking
If you prefer, you may enable or disable the anti-carjacking feature (see User-selectable
features on pages 19–21) or temporarily override it via valet mode (see page 13).
What to do in a carjacking situation
In a carjacking situation, the sooner you are out of the car the better. Don’t resist or take
anything with you, just get out and get away. The instant the car door is opened,
Concept 50 takes charge. First it lets the carjacker drive your vehicle a short distance,
ensuring your safety. Then it flashes the brake/hazard lights to call attention and caution
drivers behind your vehicle that it is about to stop. It then sounds the Medallion Siren
and waits for the carjacker to slow for a turn or traffic, at which point it shuts down the
engine and dynamically prevents it from being restarted. If the carjacker tries to use the
PlainView switch to enter code combinations at random, the system will lock out for
two minutes after three incorrect tries. Even if he stumbles onto the correct code, the
carjacker is still locked out. Unable to restart the vehicle, and with the siren wailing and
brake lights flashing, the carjacker has no choice but to speedily abandon the vehicle.
You simply walk a block or two to your car, enter your secret code, and the system
releases control of the vehicle to you.
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Your 4-button/12-channel remote controls
The 4-button/12-channel remote control is an ultra-sophisticated miniature radio
transmitter powered by a tiny 12-volt battery. The range is up to 100 feet. Obstructions,
electrical interference, weather conditions or a weak battery will reduce the range. Your
4-button/12-channel remote control is the key to your Concept 50. It incorporates
Clifford’s proprietary Anti-Code- Grabbing™ (ACG) technology with Random Code
Generation for the ultimate in protection against “code-grabbing” devices (see page 12).
You will use the remote to arm and disarm the system, lock and unlock the doors,
activate the system’s panic feature, adjust sensor sensitivity, activate the headlights,
control Remote QuickAccess features or command options such as remote trunk release,
remote memory seat adjustment and even remote starting of the engine and heater or air
conditioner, among other available 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 control, we made it
easy: First, the button you
use the most — button 1 to
arm, disarm,lock and unlock the doors — is larger than the others. Buttons 2, 3 and 4 are
the smaller buttons to the right, below and left of button 1. The LevelShift button on the
side permits you to select channels 5–12 with the same four buttons.
To transmit either channel 1, 2, 3 or 4: 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 10, press the LevelShift button
twice, then press button 2. 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 Concept 50 remote controls come pre-programmed so that certain channels
command certain functions. If you wish, you can actually assign any channel (except 11
and 12) to any function (see pages 19–22). 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
Press the How Press
LevelShift many button
button? times? number
Transmitting
channel
number:
Causes the system to:
1
arm or disarm and lock or unlock the doors
no
—
1
2
pop the trunk* (if the system is disarmed)
AND
turn on the headlights* or close the windows* (if the system is armed)
no
—
2
3
silently arm or disarm
no
—
3
4
activate optional accessory function #1
no
—
4
5
activate optional accessory function #2
yes
once
1
6
activate optional accessory function #3
yes
once
2
7
once
3
activate optional accessory function #4
yes
8
activate optional accessory function #5
yes
once
4
9
turn long-term chirp muting on or off (see QuickAccess on page 16)
yes
twice
1
10
enter or exit valet mode (see QuickAccess on page 16)
yes
twice
2
11
activate optional accessory function #6
yes
twice
3
12
activate optional accessory function #7
yes
twice
4
* May require additional wiring.
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 flash of the
parking lights will confirm disarming. In addition, the car 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 ACTIVATE
THE PANIC
FEATURE . . . . . . . . . .
Press button 1 for 3 seconds. The lights will flash repeatedly and
the Medallion Siren will blare for 30 or 60 seconds
(user-selectable), or until you press button I again to turn it off.
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TO SILENTLY
ARM OR DISARM
THE SYSTEM . . . . . . .
Press button 3 (channel 3). Your Concept 50 system will arm or
disarm with all the indications noted on the previous page except
for the chirp acknowledgments.
TO REMOTELY
TURN ON THE
HEADLIGHTS
— OR —
REMOTELY CLOSE
THE WINDOWS
WHILE THE SYSTEM
IS ARMED . . . . . . . . .
Button 2 (channel 2) controls an interlock that allows you to
separately command two different options with the same channel:
one when the system is armed and another when it is disarmed.
For instance, if your Concept 50 was so wired, pressing button 2
while the alarm is armed will either turn on the head- lights for
any duration you wish between 1 second and 2.5 minutes (see the
Headlight Timer feature in User-selectable features on pages
19–21) OR will fully close all the power windows and sunroof on
various Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Volkswagen vehicles.
TO REMOTELY
OPEN THE TRUNK . . .
As noted above, button 2 (channel 2) can control yet another
option when the system is disarmed. The most obvious one is the
remote trunk release. If you have this option installed, pressing
button 2 while the alarm is disarmed will remotely open the trunk.
TO ACTIVATE
Button 4 (channel 4) and channels 5–8 and 11–12 (see How to
OTHER OPTIONS
use your keychain remote control on page 9) can activate other
REGARDLESS OF
accessories such as the Clifford IntelliStart remote engine starter,
ALARM STATE . . . . . . . remote memory seat activation, SmartWindows II remote
window roll-down and venting, a Programmable Receiver that
lets you command your electric garage door/gate opener(s), etc.
What about
Channels 9 and 10 control the Remote QuickAccess™ features:
channels 9 & 10? . . . remote valet mode entry/exit and remote long-term chirp
silencing/restoration. See Remote QuickAccess on page 16.
How to interpret the chirps and parking light flashes
When you use the remote control, the system responds with chirps (unless the chirp muting
feature is turned on) and parking light flashes. These chirp/flash acknowledgments mean:
Chirps and flashes
Meaning
1
Your Concept system is disarmed
2
Your Concept system is armed
2 and then 4
Armed but there is a door open (if there was a 5-sec. delay) or one of the sensors is
malfunctioning (if there was a 10-sec. delay) (see Smart AutoTesting)
3
Disarmed and there was an intrusion attempt (see Smart Prior Intrusion Attempt)
4
Armed and there is a trigger malfunction (see Smart AutoTesting)
5
20-seconds to engine shutdown: enter your disarming code IMMEDIATELY
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AntiScan™
Thieves can disarm some other brands of car alarms with a “scanner” that rapidly
transmits one remote control code after another. Clifford’s AntiScan will detect any
scanner and block the codes it generates.
Anti-CodeGrabbing™ (ACG) with Random Code Encryption
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 (see above). Unlike scanners that sequentially transmit one digital
code after another hoping one of them is the correct code to disarm the alarm (a process that
may take hours, days or even years depending on the alarm’s number of codes),
code-grabbers literally record, from hundreds of feet away, the code sent by your car
alarm remote control. A code-grabber will instantly duplicate any remote control code,
even if the remote has billions or trillions of codes. The thief simply waits for you to
arm your alarm with the remote control and walk away. Then he plays back the code,
instantly disarming your car’s alarm and unlocking the doors. It’s like giving the thief
your car keys. All non-Clifford alarms can be defeated that easily. In contrast, Concept
systems use complex digital signal processing and unbreachable encryption to randomly
change the digital code every time you use the remote. Your remote will never transmit
the same code. Thus the code recorded and played back by the thief’s code-grabber will
never be accepted by your Concept 50. Only ACG can make a car alarm impervious to
code-grabbing, and only Clifford systems have ACG with Random Code Encryption.
Smart AutoArming™
If this feature is enabled and you forget to remotely arm your Concept 50, it arms itself automatically (“passively”) 30 seconds after the doors are closed. For your convenience, if you
re-open any door within the 30-sec. countdown, AutoArming restarts from the beginning
once all doors are closed. Smart AutoArming includes all these additional features:
AutoArming enable/disable: If you prefer, you may deactivate or reactivate the
AutoArming feature. See User-selectable features on pages 19–21.
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.
User-selectable entry delay: If you temporarily lose the use of your remote
controls, you may turn on the 15-second entry delay feature. This allows you to
silently disarm the system by starting the engine within 15 seconds of opening the
door. See User-selectable features on pages 19–21.
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 19–21.
Instant AutoArming bypass: Prevents AutoArming when fueling the vehicle and
other times when you wish to temporarily bypass AutoArming. To activate Instant
AutoArming Bypass, rapidly turn the ignition switch to “ON” then “OFF.” You
will hear a single siren chirp to confirm that the system will not AutoArm. The
system reverts to its normal operating mode when you next start the engine.
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UltraSecure™ valet mode
Within seconds, thieves can disable all other alarm brands by hot-wiring the ignition and
flicking an easy-to-find “hidden” valet switch. Concept 50 has safeguards that absolutely
ensure that a thief or carjacker cannot enable the valet mode as a way of “turning off” your
system. How? To enter valet mode, the driver must first enter the secret disarming code.
Whenever the system is put in valet mode, all of the security and anti-carjacking features are
switched off. At various times, you will need to switch the system off. For instance, when
having your car serviced, washed or parked by a valet. Remember: When your car will
be driven by someone else (such as a mechanic) who will not know your disarming code,
you must place Concept 50 in valet mode, otherwise your car will be immobilized.
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. Enter your secret disarming code on the PlainView switch, then return the switch to
its center position.
3. You now have 3 seconds to flip the switch to the latched position (valet mode). Once
you have enabled valet mode, the system’s LED will glow continually for on-going
visual confirmation of valet mode.
Keyless entry in valet mode: Even if valet mode is enabled, you can still remotely
control the convenience features. For instance, simply press button 1 (channel 1)
as if you were disarming. The doors will unlock (as indicated by one flash of the
parking lights) and the interior lights will illuminate. Press button 1 (channel 1)
again and the doors will lock (indicated by two parking light flashes). You can
also use the remote control’s other channels to activate options such as a remote
trunk release or remote engine starting.
To exit valet mode
1. Turn the ignition switch to its “ON” position or start the engine (you may also
perform the following while driving).
2. Flick the switch back to its center position. The LED will turn off to confirm that the
system is now in its normal operating mode.
NOTE: You can even enable or exit valet mode with your remote control from
outside the vehicle! See the Remote QuickAccess section on page 16.
Dual-sensor protection
Concept 50 system has two sensors: a Glass Tampering Sensor that detects attempts to
break any of the vehicle’s windows, and a Dual-Zone Magnetic Resonance Sensor that
detects intrusion-related vibrations. What’s more, the secondary, high-sensitivity zone of
the Dual-Zone Magnetic Resonance Sensor can detect someone forcefully leaning
against your vehicle’s fender and will warn the person off with an unmistakable warning
tone (instead of the full siren blast, which is reserved for a genuine intrusion attempt).
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Remote controlled sensor testing and adjustment
Because of ever-changing conditions, all alarms require periodic fine-tuning of the sensors.
In fact, an improperly adjusted sensor is, by far, the biggest cause of false alarms. With
other alarm brands, this requires repeated trips back to the dealer. Not so with Concept
50. You can adjust sensitivity without any tools and without even knowing where the
sensor is mounted! All you need is your car alarm’s remote control. If at any time you
find the setting(s) of your system’s sensors to be either too sensitive (i.e., it tends to false
alarm) or not quite sensitive enough, you may individually test and adjust the sensitivity
settings yourself. To adjust the Glass Tampering Sensor or either zone of the Dual-Zone
Magnetic Resonance Sensor, just use the following procedure:
1. Insert your car key and turn the ignition switch to its “ON” position, but do not start
the engine.
2. Enter your disarming code, then press and hold the switch to its spring-loaded
momentary side for about 3 seconds until you hear a siren chirp. You’ll also notice
that the system’s LED is on to indicate that the system is in its programming mode.
4. Toggle the switch in and out of the latched position 3 times (i.e., latched, center,
latched, center, latched, center). You will hear a chirp for each latched-center you
perform.
5. To select either the sensor and/or zone, perform either a, b or c of this section:
a. To test/adjust the primary (normal) sensing zone of the Magnetic Resonance
Sensor, tap and release the momentary side of the switch one time.
b. To test/adjust the secondary (high) sensing zone of the Magnetic Resonance
Sensor, tap and release the momentary side of the switch two times.
c. To test/adjust the Glass Tampering Sensor, tap and release the momentary side of
the switch three times.
6. Turn the ignition off, exit the vehicle and close the doors.
7. To test the current sensitivity setting:
a. Magnetic Resonance Sensor: “Thump” the window pillar with the side of your
fist. (For the primary zone, thump somewhat firmly, but not nearly so hard as to
dent the window pillar. For the secondary high-sensitivity zone, thump rather
lightly). If the sensor registered the thump, you will hear a single siren chirp.
b. Glass Tampering Sensor: Firmly tap on the window with a coin (the larger the
better). If the sensor registered the tap, you will hear a single chirp.
8. To increase sensitivity, press button 2 on your remote control. To decrease it, press
button 4. To confirm the change of setting, each time you increase sensitivity, the
siren will chirp in higher and higher pitched tones. Conversely, as you decrease
sensitivity, the chirps will have lower and lower pitched tones. Release the button
when you hear the chirp. Press and release the appropriate button until the desired
sensitivity is reached. There are 16 sensitivity steps for each sensor zone. If you
reach the highest or lowest setting, the system will confirm this with two chirps of
the siren.
9. Press remote control button 1 when done to exit programming mode (you’ll hear a
chirp and the LED inside the vehicle will turn off to indicate that the system has
exited programming mode). You may now either enter the vehicle to drive it or
program another feature, or press button 1 to arm the system.
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FACT™— False Alarm Control and Test
With FACT, you’ll never experience repeated false alarms. If your Medallion Siren goes
off, DO NOT remotely disarm the system while the siren sounds; 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 19–21.)
Smart AutoTesting™
Each time you remotely arm your Concept 50, it will perform a series of tests on all
triggers and sensors. If the hood or trunk is open when you arm the system, Concept 50
will immediately alert you of the problem by issuing 4 chirps and 4 parking light
flashes instead of the usual 2 and 2. If a door is ajar, you will receive the usual 2 chirps
and flashes, then, 5 seconds later, there will be 4 chirps and 4 flashes. (This door ajar
warning will not work on vehicles that have factory-delayed courtesy lights).
If one of the sensors is malfunctioning, you will receive the usual 2 chirps and 2 flashes,
then, 10 seconds later, there will be 4 chirps and 4 flashes.
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
trigger or sensor that is malfunctioning. This feature saves you time and money
since your installer won’t have to spend hours trying to determine where the
problem is. If you receive the 4-chirp/4-flash signal upon remote disarming,
perform the following to identify the malfunctioning trigger or sensor:
1. Remotely disarm, then turn on the ignition. The LED status indicator inside the
vehicle will be flashing, 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
Malfunction
1 blink
Magnetic Resonance Sensor
2 blinks
Glass tampering sensor
3 blinks
Door trigger
4 blinks
Trunk trigger
5 blinks
Hood trigger
6 blinks
Proximity Sensor or other optional sensor
Automatic malfunction bypass
To provide the utmost protection even if a system component malfunctions, your
Concept 50 will automatically bypass any faulty point and arm all other triggers and
sensors until you can have the system serviced by your local Authorized Dealer.
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Multiple-event TotalRecall™
The system’s non-volatile memory records the identity of the last eight activated or
malfunctioning triggers and/or sensors, which allows your installer to instantly track down
malfunctions and save you substantial servicing costs. To identify the triggers and/or sensors
held in the system’s non-volatile memory, simply perform the following procedure:
1. With the ignition OFF, flick the PlainView valet switch to its latched side.
2. Press button I to “arm” the system, then again to “disarm.”
3. The LED will blink 1–6 times to indicate the most recently activated trigger or
sensor, pause, then blink 1–6 times to indicate the next most recently activated
trigger or sensor, and so on for the last 8 activations (beginning with the most recent).
4. Write down the number of blinks between pauses and refer to the chart below:
Number of LED blinks per cycle
Trigger/sensor that was activated or malfunctioned
1 blink
Magnetic Resonance Sensor
2 blinks
Glass tampering sensor
3 blinks
Door trigger
4 blinks
Trunk trigger
5 blinks
Hood trigger
6 blinks
Proximity Sensor or other optional sensor
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 warning tone.
If your vehicle already has a similar warning feature, you may turn off your Concept
50’s Headlight Reminder. See the User-selectable features section on pages 19–21.
Remote QuickAccess™
For the greatest ease of use, the Remote QuickAccess features permit you a quick and
easy way of controlling, with just the remote, the most commonly used features. You
can control either of these features any time via your remote control. Here’s how:
QuickAccess Valet Mode: To enter valet mode remotely, transmit channel 10
(press the LevelShift button on the side of the remote control twice, then press
button 2). The parking lights will flash twice and the dashboard LED will stay on
to indicate the system is in valet mode. To exit valet mode remotely, transmit
channel 10 again and the system will exit of valet mode with one parking light
flash and the LED will turn off. (NOTE: If you enter valet mode via the remote
control, exit valet mode in the same manner. If you use the PlainView switch to
enter valet mode, use the switch to exit valet mode.)
QuickAccess Long-Term Chirp Silencing: To silence the chirps, transmit channel 9
(press the LevelShift button on the side of the remote control twice, then press
button 1). The parking lights will flash twice to indicate that long-term chirp
silencing is on. To restore the chirps, transmit channel 9 again and the system will
confirm restoration of the chirps with one flash of the parking lights.
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Smart prior intrusion attempt alert
When you remotely disarm, if you hear three chirps and see three parking light flashes
(instead of the usual one and one) 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 several times, pause, then repeat the blink cycle 4 more times. Count the
number of blinks in one cycle and refer to the chart below:
Number of LED blinks per cycle
Trigger/sensor that detected the intrusion attempt
1 blink
Magnetic Resonance Sensor
2 blinks
Glass tampering sensor
3 blinks
Door trigger
4 blinks
Trunk trigger
5 blinks
Hood trigger
6 blinks
Proximity Sensor or other optional sensor
SmartPowerUp™ II
If power to the system control unit is ever removed, SmartPowerUp II ensures that the
system will automatically restore itself to its previous status when power is restored. So
if a thief tampers with the vehicle battery in an attempt to steal your car, the system will
automatically re-arm itself and immediately sound the siren. However, if your vehicle is
to be serviced by a mechanic, just put the system in valet mode. If the mechanic needs to
interrupt vehicle 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.
AutoLock/AutoUnLock™
For your safety and that of your passengers, the system automatically locks the doors when
you begin driving, and unlocks them when you turn off the ignition. If you prefer, you
may turn off the AutoLock/AutoUnLock feature. See the User-selectable features section
on pages 19–21.
Tamper-proof ignition immobilization
While armed, your Concept 50 system assures that your vehicle is completely
immobilized by automatically locking out the ignition and/or fuel systems. That means
that a thief won’t be able to start your vehicle’s engine even if he had a duplicate of your
car key. What’s more, even if he were to find the system control unit and tear it out of
your vehicle, he still won’t be able to start your car’s engine! That’s Clifford security
you can count on.
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How to interpret the LED status indicator
The LED on your car’s dashboard or console will inform you of the system status:
LED Condition
Meaning
Off
System is disarmed and in normal operating mode (i.e., valet mode is off)
On
Valet mode is on, the vehicle can be driven or serviced without having to disarm
Flashing (ignition off)
System is armed and protecting your vehicle
Flashing (ignition on)
Anti-carjacking feature was activated — 20-second countdown to engine shutdown:
Enter your disarming code IMMEDIATELY
Pause between flashes
Either a malfunction (see page 15) or an intrusion was attempted (see page 17)
High-output Medallion™ Siren
All the electronics for the system’s siren are built into your Concept 50’s main control
unit, rather than the siren itself. This protects the circuitry from engine heat, dirt and
exposure to the elements (in contrast, the electronics of other alarm companies’ sirens are
part of the siren itself and, therefore, far more susceptible to failure). In addition to greatly
enhancing long-term reliability, your Concept 50 also provides these additional features:
Personalized Siren Sounds: Most alarm sirens have a single “warble” tone. A few
offer “six-tone” sirens that either cannot be adjusted or require the physical
destruction of certain circuit wires in order to change the sounds (the change is
permanent and cannot be changed again). Your Concept 50 Medallion Siren
circuitry is different. As shipped from the factory, the siren sounds six different
alarm sound patterns. However, you may turn any of the six different alarm sound
patterns on or off to create a different combination of sound patterns. In all, there
are 64 different combinations you may select. You may set your own Personalized
Siren Sounds so if you hear a siren at a distance, you will know for sure whether it
is your car or someone else’s. See User-selectable features on pages 19–21.
QuietChirps™: You can control the volume of the normal arm/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 19–21.
Long-term chirp silencing: Whenever you wish, you may silence your Concept
50’s arm/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 19–21, also see the Remote
QuickAccess features on page 16.
Remote controlled chirp muting: Remote controlled chirp muting capabilities are
especially valuable when parking late at night in a quiet residential area. To arm or
disarm silently, simply press button 3 (channel 3) on your remote control instead of
the usual button 1 (channel 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 19–21.
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User-selectable features
Your Concept 50 allows you to set many of its features to your own personal
preferences. Although the system’s programming capabilities are very extensive, we
have made the programming procedures very simple: to make a change, you just flick
the PlainView switch a few times. Once you’ve changed a few settings, you’ll find that
programming Concept 50 is so easy, you can even do it while driving! The system comes
with all of its features pre-programmed as noted by the bold type in the Matrix of
user-selectable features on the following page. To change any of the settings, use the
steps noted below. To restore the feature to its factory setting, just repeat the procedure:
1. Refer to the Matrix of user-selectable features and make note of the column number
and row number of the feature(s) you wish to program.
2. Insert your ignition key and turn it to the “ON” position, or start the engine (skip this
step if the engine is already running).
3. Enter your disarming code, then press and hold the PlainView switch to its
spring-loaded momentary side for about 3 seconds until you hear a siren chirp.
You’ll also notice that the system LED turns on to indicate that the system is in its
programming mode. The system is now in the “Feature Select” position: the top left
cell of the matrix. From this position, you will first select the feature column (from
left to right), then the feature row (from top to bottom).
4. Select the feature column: To select the column you wish, toggle the switch in and
out of the latched position the same number of times as the column number of the
selected feature (NOTE: each latched-to-center motion is counted as one). After a
one-second pause, you will hear the same number of chirps as the column number
you have selected, audibly confirming your selection.
5. Select the feature row: To select the feature’s row, immediately tap and release the
momentary side of the switch the same number of times as the feature’s row number.
You will hear a single chirp confirmation each time you press the momentary side to
help you count.
a. VERY IMPORTANT: If there is a NOTE number listed in the selected feature of
the matrix, perform the actions listed for that note. Once you have completed the
NOTE instructions, skip step 6 below and go to step 7.
6. After a one-second pause you will hear either one chirp to indicate that the feature
you selected is now turned off, or two chirps to indicate that the feature is now on (on
the siren duration feature, one chirp = 30 seconds, two = 60 seconds).
7. You have now completed the programming of the desired featured. You may select
another feature, or you may exit program mode:
a. To program another feature in that same column, you must repeat step 5 within
the next 3 seconds (if longer than 3 seconds, you will hear three chirps to indicate
that you are now in the “Feature Select” position).
b. To select a different feature column, go to step 4.
c. To exit program mode, turn the ignition off (you’ll hear 3 chirps and the LED will
turn off to indicate exit of program mode). If driving, just wait for 30 seconds and
the system will automatically exit programming mode by itself (indicated by 3
chirps and extinguishing of the LED).
The above may sound complicated, but it really isn’t. There is just a lot of explanation
involved with each step. Briefly, here is all you do: Choose the feature you want to
change, enter program mode, select the feature’s column and row, then turn off the
ignition. That’s it! Try the examples on page 22 to see just how easy it really is.
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Matrix of user-selectable features
Feature Select
Column 1
1st latched
Row 1
1st momentary
Column 2
2nd latched
Column 3
3rd latched
Column 4
4th latched
Column 5
5th latched
Column 6
6th latched
Test/adjust primary (normal)
Add new remote to
Sound 1: on/off channel 1 (arm/disarm) zone of vibration sensor
info on pages 13–14
info on page 18 info on page 9–10 & 23
NOTE 7
NOTE 1
QuietChirps: on/off
info on page 18
Anti-carjacking: on/off
info on page 7–8
Headlight timer: 1sec–2.5min (30sec)
info on pages 11 & 17
NOTE 13
Row 2
2nd momentary
Test/adjust secondary (high)
Add new remote to
zone of vibration sensor
Sound 2: on/off channel 2 (trunk/timer)
info on page 18 info on page 9–10 & 23
info on pages 13–14
NOTE 8
NOTE 2
Long-term
chirp silencing: on/off
info on page 18
Remote control button/channel
sequence for anti-carjacking
info on page 8
NOTE 10
RPM monitoring: on/off
Row 3
3rd momentary
Add new remote to
channel 3 (silent
Sound 3: on/off
arm/disarm)
info on page 18
info on page 9–10 & 23
NOTE 3
Test/adjust glass
tampering sensor
info on pages 13–14
NOTE 9
15-second entry delay: on/off
info on page 12
Add a dedicated
anti-carjacking remote control
info on page 8
NOTE 11
Factory-delayed
courtesy lights: on/off
Row 4
4th momentary
Add new remote to
Sound 4: on/off channel 4 (accessory 1)
info on page 18 info on page 9–10 & 23
NOTE 4
Pulsed/constant ground
output upon panic
AutoLock/UnLock: on/off
info on page 17
Set idle RPM
Channel 4 output:
pulsed/latched/timed
Row 5
5th momentary
Add new remote to
Sound 5: on/off channel 5 (accessory 2) Headlight Reminder: on/off
info on page 16
info on page 18 info on page 9–10 & 23
NOTE 5
Smart AutoArming: on/off
info on page 12
Siren duration: 30/60 sec.
info on page 18
Channel 5 output:
pulsed/latched/timed
Row 6
6th momentary
Erase all channels
Sound 6: on/off
info on page 9–10 & 23
info on page 18
NOTE 6
AutoArm & Lock: on/off
info on page 12
Set a new secret
disarming/valet code
info on pages 7–8 & 13
NOTE 12
QuickAccess valet mode: on/off
info on page 16
FACT: on/off
info on page 15
Gray cells indicate features that require programming by trained Clifford installers. DO NOT change any of these setting.
✱ WARNING: If you have remote window and sunroof closure, DO NOT CHANGE THIS SETTING; it requires installer-only adjustment. Changing the duration may cause damage.
NOTE 1: Transmit channel 1 (or other channel of your choosing) of the new remote control.
You will hear two chirps to indicate that the code has been accepted and recorded.
NOTE 2: Transmit channel 2 (or other channel of your choosing) of the new remote control.
You will hear two chirps to indicate that the code has been accepted and recorded.
NOTE 3: Transmit channel 3 (or other channel of your choosing) of the new remote control.
You will hear two chirps to indicate that the code has been accepted and recorded.
NOTE 4: Transmit channel 4 (or other channel of your choosing) of the new remote control.
You will hear two chirps to indicate that the code has been accepted and recorded.
NOTE 5: Transmit channel 5 (or other channel of your choosing) of the new remote control.
You will hear two chirps to indicate that the code has been accepted and recorded.
NOTE 6: When you hear the two chirps, all remote control codes will have been erased from
system memory. You must now add the new and/or existing remote controls to the system
(i.e., program channels 1–5 of each remote that will be used with your Concept 50).
NOTE 7: Turn off the ignition, exit the vehicle (taking the keys with you) and close the doors.
Firmly “thump” the window pillar with the side of your fist. You should hear a chirp to
confirm activation of the sensor’s main zone. Use remote control button 2 to increase
sensitivity, button 4 to decrease. Repeat until the sensor is set to the sensitivity you wish,
then press remote control button 1 to end programming mode.
NOTE 8: Use the same procedure as NOTE 7, but strike the window pillar lightly.
NOTE 9: Use the same procedure as NOTE 7, but firmly tap a coin (such as a quarter) against
the window to test sensitivity.
NOTE 10: Transmit the first channel of your choice (any channel from 1–12). You will hear a
one-chirp confirmation. Transmit the second channel of your choice (again, any channel you
wish from 1–12). You will hear a two-chirp confirmation. You may now use this
combination to turn off the 20-second anti-carjacking countdown.
NOTE 11: Transmit the channel of your choice on the dedicated anti-carjacking remote
control. You will hear two chirps to indicate that that remote control button will now turn
off the 20-second anti-carjacking countdown. Be sure to carry this remote on your person,
since a carjacker will undoubtedly take your usual remote control and purse.
NOTE 12: Immediately flip the switch to its latched position, then enter the new code that
you wish to use. Make sure to return the switch to its center position when complete, then
wait 3 seconds (you will hear two chirps when the system has accepted the new code). Turn
the ignition off. VERY IMPORTANT: You must immediately test your new secret
disarming/valet code: Turn the ignition on, enter your new code, then flip the switch to its
latched position. The LED will illuminate. If it does not, the new code you programmed and
the one you just entered do not match. The system has reverted to the previous code.
NOTE 13: The timer starts as soon as you enable this feature (6 latches, 1 momentary). When
the duration you wish has been reached, press button 1 on the remote control. You will hear two
chirps to confirm the new duration.
EXAMPLE 1: Turn off siren sound number 2:
1. Look for the siren’s sound number 2 location on the Matrix.
2. The location is at the intersection of column 1 and row 2. Note the column and row
numbers.
3. With the ignition on, enter you disarming code on the PlainView valet switch, then hold
the switch in its momentary position until you hear a chirp and see the LED turn on.
4. Select feature column 1 by pressing the switch to its latched position, then back to
center. After a brief pause, you’ll hear 1 chirp to indicate column 1.
5. Press and release the momentary side twice. You’ll hear a total of two chirps to
indicate that you selected the feature in row 2 of that column.
6. After a brief pause, you’ll hear a single chirp to indicate that sound #2 is now off.
7. Turn the ignition off (you’ll hear 3 chirps) and you’re done!
If you wish to turn siren sound 2 back on, simply repeat steps 1–7.
EXAMPLE 2: Turn off siren sound numbers 4 and 6, then turn on QuietChirps:
This time, we will change the settings of three different features. This time, you’ll hear
the appropriate chirp confirmations, but we won’t make note of them in the instructions
below:
1. Enter program mode (step 3 above).
2. Latched, center to select column 1.
3. Four momentaries, (wait for the one-chirp “feature off” confirmation), then 6
momentaries to jump to row number 6.
4. Four latched-center presses to select column 4.
5. One momentary, (wait for the two-chirp “feature on” confirmation), then turn the
ignition off and you’re done.
You just changed the settings of three different features. It’s so easy, you could even do it
while driving. To set all three features back to their factory settings, just repeat steps 1-5.
Adding new remote controls
For other drivers in your family or if you wish to control Concept systems on your other
cars with the same remote control, you can buy additional remote controls from any
Authorized Clifford Dealer (or call our 24-hour Customer Service Department at
800-824-3208) and program them into the system yourself. Each Concept 50 will respond
to as many as four 12-channel remote controls. To add a new remote control to the
system, use the procedures noted in the User-selectable features section on pages 19–21.
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 (feature column 2,
row 6 on the Matrix of user-selectable features on pages 20–21). 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.
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