Clifford 900-IQ Automobile Alarm User Manual

World-Class Auto Security
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intelliguard
900-IQ
Owner's Manual
Table of Contents
Standard Features of the IntelliGuard 9OO-IQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Built-in vehicle recovery/anti-carjacking circuitry
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Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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 the system reminds you to enter your code
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How to set your own secret disarming code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Enable/disable anti-carjacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
What to do in a carjacking situation
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Your 4-button/12-channel remote controls
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How to use your keychain remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
What each button/channel does . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
How to interpret the chirps and parking light flashes . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
AntiScan™
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Anti-CodeGrabbing™ (ACG) with Random Code Encryption . . . . . . . 14
Tamper-proof ignition immobilization
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Optional starter interrupt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Enhanced AutoArming™
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AutoArming enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Visual acknowledgment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
User-selectable entry delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
AutoArm & Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Instant AutoArming bypass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
UltraSecure™ valet mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
To enable valet mode
To exit valet mode
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Remote controlled valet mode entry and exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Keyless entry in valet mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
FACT — False Alarm Control and Test
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AutoLock and AutoUnLock™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Remote controlled sensor adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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Table of Contents
Remote controlled override of optional sensor #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Smart trunk release option
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NightVision™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
How to interpret the LED status indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Automatic Battery-Saving Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Smart AutoTesting™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Specific malfunction identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Automatic malfunction bypass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Multiple-event TotalRecall™
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Smart prior intrusion attempt alert
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High-output MultiSound Medallion™ Siren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Personalized Siren Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
SilentNight™ (automatic chirp muting from sunset to sunrise) . . . . . . 20
QuietChirps™ (muffled chirp sound level)
Long-term chirp silencing
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Remote controlled chirp muting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Siren duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
SmartPowerUp™ II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
User-selectable features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Step-by-step programming instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
EXAMPLE 1 and 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Adding new remote controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
How to erase the codes of lost or stolen remote controls . . . . . . . . . . 23
Table of user-selectable features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25
All IntelliGuard-IQ 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.
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Standard Features of the IntelliGuard 9OO-IQ
✔ Lifetime Warranty —For as long as you own the vehicle, Clifford will repair or replace the
control unit and remote controls free of charge.
✔ FACT™—False Alarm Control and Test — One of many patented Clifford innovations,
FACT absolutely, positively puts an end to recurring false alarms.
✔ A Pair of 4-Button/12-Channel Remote Controls —Fingertip command from a range of 100
feet. One remote has a gun-metal gray finish, the other has a gorgeous laminated burlwood case.
✔ AntiScan™ — Some car thieves still use “scanners” that transmit one digital code after
another until they hit the one code that disarms the alarm. AntiScan blocks scanners to
prevent disarming by anyone other than you.
✔ 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.
✔ Built-In: the World’s Best Anti-Carjacking and Vehicle Recovery System— The
ultimate in safe and effective anti-carjacking/vehicle recovery:
No-Risk Carjack Protection — No buttons to push, you do nothing except get out of
the car. Your IntelliGuard 900-IQ allows the criminal to drive a distance of a block or
two, then flashes the parking lights, sounds the siren and safely shuts down the engine.
Safe & Intelligent Engine Shutdown — The system waits for the carjacker to slow
for traffic or a turn, then safely shuts down the engine.
Immediate Vehicle Recovery — Since the vehicle will be immobilized just a block
or two away, police intervention is not mandatory, as it is with other recovery systems.
PlainView™ Coded Disarming Switch — No “hidden” switch that carjackers can
find in an instant. The PlainView switch accepts only your code.
Anti-Tampering — If the thief tries entering codes at random, the system locks out
and will not respond to any code, even if the thief were to stumble onto the correct one!
Sabotage-Proof — If a thief removes the control unit, the engine remains immobilized!
✔ UltraSecure Coded Valet Mode™ — Ensures that no thief can turn off your IntelliGuard
900-IQ like they can all other brands of alarms.
Remote Controlled Valet Mode Entry and Exit — With just a press of a button from
up to 100 feet away, you can enter or exit valet mode.
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Standard Features of the IntelliGuard 9OO-IQ (cont.)
✔ NightVision™ Headlight Automation — You’ll never need to turn the headlights on or
off ever again! IntelliGuard 900-IQ’s built-in NightVision circuitry takes care of illumination
control in every lighting and weather condition, whether driving at dusk, dawn or in the rain.
Safety Above All™ — You’ll never again accidentally drive in the dark with the
headlights off nor forget to turn the head- lights off after parking. For your safety and that
of other motorists, when driving at twilight, your car’s headlights auto- matically turn on
just before dusk and switch off after dawn.
Precision Activation — Your vehicle’s headlights are turned on or off only when
necessary. Driving under a dark overpass in daylight or passing through a brightly lit
area at night will not cause the headlights to switch on and off.
Automatic Post-Parking Illumination — For your safety when parking your car at
night, the headlights will stay on for 30 seconds to light your way in the dark.
Complete User Control — The NightVision circuitry enhances headlight operation
without interfering with normal operation. At any time, you may use your vehicle’s
headlight switch to override NightVision and turn on the headlights even in broad
daylight.
RainCheck™ — When you turn on the windshield wipers, your IntelliGuard 900-IQ
automatically turns on the headlights to increase your vehicle’s visibility to all other
drivers on the road. What’s more, you’ll never have to worry about accidentally
leaving your headlights on after parking.
Built-In Remote Headlight Activation — Just press of button 2 on your remote
control will instantly turn on your vehicle’s headlights for your choice of any duration
between one second and 2.5 minutes to light your path to and from your vehicle.
✔ Remotely Adjustable Dual-Zone OmniSensor™— With just a touch on the remote, you
may, at any time or place, adjust and test the sensitivity of this microprocessor-controlled
bi-axial, digital sensor. The two sensor zones provide full perimeter protection: If someone
bumps into your car, the system will sound a distinctive warning tone; if forced entry is
detected, the full alarm will sound.
Infinitely Adjustable Sensitivity — For the utmost in fine-tuning accuracy. Select the
zone you want to adjust via a press on the remote control and strike the vehicle with
the amount of force you want the OmniSensor zone to pick up. That’s all there is to it!
Unprecedented Reliability — Since there are no moving mechanical parts to wear
out and the entire electronic circuitry resides in the passenger compartment, not in the
engine well where it would be exposed to temperature extremes, water, vibration and
dirt.
Adjust and Test Unobtrusively — No repeated arming and disarming, and no siren
wailing. You set and test sensitivity without activating the alarm!
✔ Remote Override of Optional Sensor #2 —Whenever you wish, a press of a button on
your remote control will override optional sensor #2 (such as the optional Proximity
Sensor passenger compartment motion detector sensor) for those times when you must
leave a passenger or pet in your vehicle.
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Standard Features of the IntelliGuard 9OO-IQ (cont.)
✔ Dual-Mode “Chirp” Silencing—Whenever you remotely arm or disarm, the siren
“chirps” and the parking lights flash to confirm system status. Whenever you wish, you
may silence the chirps with either of these two methods:
Remote Controlled Chirp Muting —Just a press of remote control button 3 will arm and
disarm the system silently. It’s perfect when parking at night in a quiet residential area.
Long-Term Chirp Silencing — Silence the chirps until you choose to reactivate them.
✔ Remote Door Locking/Unlocking with Built-in Relays — No more fumbling with keys in the
dark or bad weather! A press of a button on the remote control simultaneously arms your
system and locks your vehicle’s power door locks. Another press disarms and unlocks.
User-Selectable AutoLock™ — Automatically locks the doors after you have begun
driving. If you prefer, you can set the system to automatically lock the doors the
instant you turn on the ignition to start the engine.
AutoUnLock— Automatically 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 even while the system is in valet mode.
✔ QuietChirp™— Whenever you desire, you may choose to lower the decibel volume of the
arm and disarm chirps to a level that is clearly audible but less obtrusive than the
full-volume chirps. All it takes is a few flicks of a switch.
✔ Built-In Parking Light Flasher —Visually confirms door lock and system status.
✔ Remote Controlled Courtesy Lighting —When you remotely disarm, the interior lights
turn on and stay on until you start the engine or 30 seconds, whichever occurs first.
✔ Patented Smart AutoTesting™—Automatically tests all triggers and sensors every time
you remotely arm and warns you if you accidentally arm the 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™ with Automatic Monitoring —In the unlikely
event of a trigger or sensor malfunction, your IntelliGuard 900-IQ will automatically
bypass the malfunction and arm all other points to continue relentless protection of your
vehicle. If you simply left the hood, trunk or a door open when you armed, just close it
and the system will again monitor that trigger point.
✔ Tamper-Proof Immobilization™—While the IntelliGuard 900-IQ is armed, the entire
ignition and fuel systems are disabled. For unmatched security, even if a thief were to cut
all the alarm wires, he would still be unable to start the engine.
✔ Dual-Port Immobilizer Capability—With the addition of an optional relay, you can add
yet another layer of protection to the Tamper-Proof Immobilization by preventing an
intruder from even cranking the starter. Fault-proof design ensures that you can start the
engine even in the unlikely event of a system malfunction.
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Standard Features of the IntelliGuard 9OO-IQ (cont.)
✔ User-Programmable MultiSound Medallion™ Siren — The IntelliGuard 900-IQ’s
innovative MultiSound Medallion siren integrates creative form and engineering triumphs.
Designed entirely by Clifford engineers, there’s no other siren like it. The remarkable
Clifford MultiSound Medallion Siren is far superior in its performance, features, reliability
and even aesthetics to all other manufacturer’s look-alike, sound-alike generic sirens.
User-Selectable SilentNight™ — You can set the system to sound its usual arm and
disarm chirps during daylight hours, but automatically silence them at night.
Personalized Siren Sounds™ —Your choice of up to 64 distinct sound patterns for
unmistakable recognition from a distance.
Ultra-Reliability — Since sirens are installed in the engine compartment, they’re
continually exposed to an unforgiving environment of extreme temperatures, vibrations,
dirt, dust and water, which may cause the siren’s electronics to fail. But the entire
electronic circuitry of the IntelliGuard 900-IQ siren and all of its components have
been designed into the underdash control unit. Consequently, the electronic circuitry is
sheltered from the harsh environment and is no longer the weakest link of the alarm
system. In fact, the calculated mean time between failure (MTBF) of the IntelliGuard
MultiSound Medallion Siren is 10 times better than that of conventional sirens.
User-Selectable Siren Duration — You may set the siren wail for your choice of
either 30 or 60 seconds.
Patented Automatic Noise Abatement —IntelliGuard 900-IQ siren electronics limit
alarm sounding to five siren duration cycles even if a door is left open in the wake of
an intrusion attempt. This ensures against battery drain or towing of your vehicle due
to noise pollution. The system then automatically resets and re-arms all other points to
continue to provide the utmost possible protection.
✔ Enhanced User-Selectable AutoArming™— Arms itself “passively” if you forget. May
qualify you for an insurance discount that could pay for the system.
AutoArming Enable/Disable — You may disable or re-enable AutoArming with
just a few flicks of a switch.
AutoArm & Lock™ — 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.
15-Second Entry Delay — If you ever temporarily lose the use of your remote
controls, an entry delay allows you to enter the vehicle and disarm the system without
sounding the siren.
Instant AutoArm Bypass — Just a quick turn of the ignition switch bypasses
AutoArming for one cycle — perfect when fueling the vehicle. AutoArming is
automatically restored the next time you park the car.
✔ Extended Range Capability— Optional ElectroLoop Antenna™ mounts unobtrusively
inside your vehicle will triple the system’s remote control range!
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Standard Features of the IntelliGuard 9OO-IQ (cont.)
✔ Eight-Event TotalRecall™—The IntelliGuard 900-IQ’s memory stores the identity of the
last eight triggers and/or sensors activated. This provides an invaluable diagnostic means,
since, whenever you wish, the system will visually identify the activated triggers and
sensors in reverse chronological order.
✔ Patented Smart Prior Intrusion Attempt Alert — When you remotely disarm, 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. IntelliGuard 900-IQ systems even
identify the specific trigger or sensor that detected the intrusion attempt.
✔ Remote Window/Sunroof Closure Capability — On certain vehicles, the system’s
integrated timer and an optional relay can be used to automatically close the power
windows and sunroof every time you remotely arm your system.
✔ 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.
✔ Advanced CMOS Microcomputer —Very large scale integration (VLSI) microprocessor
commands 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.
✔ Patented Remote Control Code Learning — Just a few flicks of a switch lets you match
to the system up to 4 different 12-channel Clifford remote controls. Just as easily, a lost or
stolen remote control can be deleted from the system memory.
✔ High-Luminescence LED Status Indicator with Automatic Battery-Saving Mode —
Adds visual deterrence and identifies system status. To conserve vehicle battery power, if
the system has remained continuously armed for 48 hours, the flash rate will
automatically slow to half the normal rate. If left continuously armed for 96 hours, the
blink rate will slow to one-quarter the normal rate.
✔ Control Unit with 5 Channels— For remote system operation and accessories.
✔ Multiple Sensor/Trigger Inputs— Separate inputs for two sensors as well as separate
inputs for the doors, trunk and hood allow for a higher level of security and precise
trigger/sensor identification.
✔ 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.
✔ Full-Time Programming Access— You can easily change the status of more than 30
user-selectable features at any time, even while driving. Clear, audible signals confirm
each feature selection and setting.
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C
Welcome to the world of high-technology
vehicle security and convenience
ongratulations on the purchase of your IntelliGuard 900-IQ vehicle
security/convenience system. Clifford Electronics has long been
recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of high-technology vehicle
security systems and accessories. In fact, Clifford Electronics holds more
patents than all other vehicle security manufacturers combined. Buying
Clifford has always meant buying the best, and nowhere is our commitment
to technological innovation, reliability and quality more evident than in the
astounding IntelliGuard 900-IQ — our top-of-the-line model.
Your IntelliGuard 900-IQ is loaded 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.
IntelliGuard 900-IQ’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 IntelliGuard 900-IQ like they can with all other car alarm
brands. NightVision™ headlight automation means you’ll never need to
touch the vehicle’s headlight switch. For total freedom from incorrectly
adjusted sensors, there’s remote controlled adjustment of the system’s
dual-zone digital vibration/impact 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, remote controlled
timed headlight activation, an electronic interlock to prevent accidental
activation of the optional remote trunk release, user-programmable MultiSound
Medallion™ Siren with 64 distinctly different siren sound combinations
sets your alarm apart from all others, smart automatic locking/unlocking if
you ever “panic” the system, full-time programming access (even while
driving), and much, much more.
Yet despite all the sophistication, the IntelliGuard 900-IQ 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
IntelliGuard 900-IQ’s built-in BlackJax circuitry provides a safe and effective means of
recovering your vehicle after a theft or carjacking.
VERY IMPORTANT: The factory setting for the anti-carjacking feature
is OFF. Once you are familiar with the following, we suggest you turn
this feature ON (see pages 21-25). When anti-carjacking is on, each
time you begin driving you MUST enter your disarming code via the
PlainView switch on the dashboard or console (unless the system is in
valet mode). You may turn this feature on or off any time.
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 1-digit code = X = any number between 1-9
A 2-digit code = XY = any number between 11-99 (excluding numbers with zeros)
A 3-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.” If your code has more than one digit, just repeat the above for each
digit of your code.
Your secret disarming code
Unless the system is in valet mode (see page 15), 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).
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
If you have the anti-carjacking feature turned on, until you set your own disarming code,
you will use the factory-set code: the single digit “2.” To drive your car, do the following:
1. Start the engine, then press the brake pedal, then enter the factory-set code via the
rocker switch mounted on the dashboard or console (you may 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. See pages 21-25 for information.
What you MUST do if you the system reminds you to enter your code
If you forget to enter the code, the system will remind you to do so 20 seconds after you
begin driving by “chirping” the siren 5 times and flashing its dashboard LED. 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 IntelliGuard IQ systems have the same factory-set code, it is highly advisable
that you set your own disarming code. You may choose any 1-, 2-, or 3-digit code that
does not have any zeros. You can also change your disarming code whenever and
wherever you want. See User-selectable features on pages 21-25.
Example
Let’s say you want to set your disarming code to 31. To do so, you would do the following:
1. From the Table of user-selectable features on pages 24 and 25, you would note that
the “set a new secret valet code” feature is in column 4, row 6.
2. Enter program mode by turning on the ignition, entering your current valet code, then
pressing the PlainView switch to its momentary side for 3 seconds until you hear a chirp.
3. Select column 4 by moving the switch between latched and center 4 times, i.e.:
latched, center, latched, center, latched, center, latched, center. After a brief pause,
you will hear 4 chirps to confirm that you have selected feature column 4.
4. Select row 6 by pressing and releasing the momentary side of the switch 6 times. To
help you count, you will hear a chirp each time you press the momentary side.
5. Immediately flip the switch to the latched position.
6. Enter you new code. To enter 31 as your new code, you would press the switch in
this manner: momentary, momentary, momentary, latched (you’ll hear 3 chirps to
confirm the first digit), momentary, latched (1 chirp to confirm the second digit), center.
7. Wait 3 seconds until you hear 2 chirps, indicating the new code has been accepted.
8. Turn off the ignition to exit program mode (you’ll hear a 3-chirp confirmation).
9. VERY IMPORTANT: You must immediately test your new secret valet code:
Turn on the ignition, 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. In such a case, the system will revert to the previous code.
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Enable/disable anti-carjacking
You may enable or disable the anti-carjacking feature (see User-selectable features on
pages 21-25) or temporarily override it via UltraSecure Coded Valet Mode (see page 15).
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, your
IntelliGuard 900-IQ takes charge. First it lets the carjacker drive a short distance, ensuring
your safety. Then it flashes the brake lights and sounds the siren to caution drivers near
your vehicle. It then 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 abandon your car.
(The same occurs to anyone who steals your parked car). You simply walk a block or
two to your car, enter your code, and the system releases control of the vehicle to you.
Your 4-button/12-channel remote controls
The 4-button/12-channel remote controls (one with a gun-metal gray case, the other with
a laminated burlwood finish) are ultra-sophisticated miniature radio transmitters
powered by a tiny 12-volt battery. Range is up to 100 feet (up to 300 feet with the
optional ElectroLoop Antenna). A weak remote control battery will reduce range.
Electrical interference and even sunspots can interrupt the signal from your remote 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 incorporates Clifford’s Anti-CodeGrabbing™ (ACG) technology for the
ultimate protection against “code-grabbing” devices (see page 14). You will use your
remote control to arm and disarm the system, lock and unlock the doors, activate the
panic feature, adjust sensor sensitivity, enable/exit valet mode, override an optional
sensor, activate the headlights or command options such as a remote trunk release,
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 control, we made it easy: First, the button
you use the most — button 1 to arm, disarm, lock and unlock — 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 of the remote control allows you to select channels 5-12:
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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).
What each button/channel does
Your IntelliGuard 900-IQ remote controls come pre-programmed so that certain
channels command certain functions. If you wish, you can actually assign any channel
except 9 through 12 to any function (see pages 21-25). 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
turn on the headlights (if the system is armed)
AND
optionally pop the trunk (if the system is disarmed)
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
remotely enter or exit valet mode (see pages 15 and 16)
yes
twice
1
10
remotely turn off optional sensor #2 (see page 17)
yes
twice
2
11
remotely adjust sensitivity of the OmniSensor’s
primary zone (see page 17)
yes
twice
3
12
remotely adjust sensitivity of the OmniSensor’s
warning zone (see page 17)
yes
twice
4
12
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
THE SYSTEM . . . . . . .
Press button 3 (channel 3). Your IntelliGuard 900-IQ system will
arm or disarm with all the indications noted above except for the
chirp acknowledgments.
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
TURN ON THE
HEADLIGHTS. . . . . . .
Button 2 (channel 2) controls an electronic interlock that lets you
separately command two functions with the same channel: one
when the system is armed and another when disarmed. Pressing
button 2 while the alarm is armed will 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
21-25).
TO REMOTELY
OPEN THE TRUNK . . .
Button 2 (channel 2) can control another function when the system
is disarmed, such as an optional remote trunk release. Pressing
button 2 while the alarm is disarmed will remotely open the trunk.
TO ACTIVATE
Button 4 (channel 4) and channels 5-8 (see How to use your
OTHER OPTIONS
keychain remote control on page 12) can activate accessories
REGARDLESS OF
such as the IntelliStart remote engine starter, remote power
ALARM STATE . . . . . . . window control, electric garage door and entry gate opener(s),
IntelliGuard IQ systems on your other vehicles, etc.
What about
Channels 9 through 12 control remote valet mode entry/exit (see
channels 9 - 12? . . . . page 16), remote override of optional sensor #2 (see page 17), and
remote adjustment of each of the two OmniSensor zones (see page
17).
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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 system is disarmed or you have remotely exited valet mode (see page 16)
2
Your system is armed or you have remotely engaged valet mode (see page 16)
2 and then 4
Armed but there is a door open (if there was a 5-sec. delay) or the sensor is
malfunctioning (if there was a 10-sec. delay) (see Smart AutoTesting on page 19)
3
Disarmed but there was an intrusion attempt while you were away
(see Smart prior intrusion attempt on page 20)
4
Armed but the hood or trunk is ajar (see Smart AutoTesting on page 19)
5
20-seconds to engine shutdown: enter your disarming code IMMEDIATELY
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
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, IntelliGuard IQ Series
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 IntelliGuard 900-IQ. Only ACG can make a car alarm impervious to
code-grabbing, and only Clifford systems have ACG with Random Code Encryption.
Tamper-proof ignition immobilization
While armed, the system assures that your vehicle is completely immobilized by
automatically locking out the ignition system. That means that a thief won’t be able to
start the engine even if he had a duplicate of your car key. Even if he were to find the
system control unit and tear it out of your vehicle, he still would not be able to start your
car’s engine!
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Optional starter interrupt
With the addition of an optional relay, while the system is armed, the vehicle’s starter
circuit is electronically disconnected. Our Fault-Proof design ensures that you’ll be able
to start the engine even in the unlikely event of a system malfunction.
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. IntelliGuard 900-IQ 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 21-25.
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 21-25.
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 enter the car
and silently disarm the system by turning on the ignition within 15 seconds of opening
the door. See User-selectable features on pages 21-25.
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.
UltraSecure™ valet mode
In seconds, thieves can disable other alarm brands by hotwiring the ignition and flicking
an easy-to-find “hidden” valet switch. Your IntelliGuard 900-IQ has safeguards that
absolutely ensure that a thief cannot enable the valet mode as a way of “turning off”
your system. How? To enable valet mode, the driver must first enter the secret
disarming code on the PlainView switch (i.e., the same code you use to turn off the
BlackJax anti-carjacking circuitry; see page 9). Whenever the system is put in valet
mode, it overrides the anti-carjacking features and the AutoArming feature (see above),
as well as all other security features. 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 the system 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.
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To enable valet mode
1. Turn the ignition switch to its “ON” position or start the engine.
2. Enter your secret disarming code (as noted on page 9) on the PlainView switch, then
return the switch to its center position.
3. You now have 5 seconds to press latched position to enter valet mode. The system’s
LED will glow continually for on-going visual confirmation of valet mode.
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.
Remote controlled valet mode entry and exit
You can even enable or exit valet mode with your remote control simply by transmitting
channel 9 (LevelShift twice, then button 1). In addition to the above 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 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 and the doors
will unlock (indicated by one parking light flash) and the interior lights will turn on. Press
button 1 again and the doors will lock (confirmed by two flashes). You may also use the
other channels to activate options such as a remote trunk release or remote engine starting.
FACT™— False Alarm Control and Test
With FACT, you’ll never experience repeated false alarms. If the MultiSound Medallion
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 21-25.)
AutoLock and AutoUnLock™
For your safety and that of your passengers, the doors automatically lock after you begin
driving (when you first reach 15-20mph). If you prefer, you may set AutoLock to lock the
doors the instant you turn on the ignition (see User-selectable features on pages 21-25).
When you turn the ignition off, AutoUnLock automatically unlocks the doors. To suit your
preferences, you may turn off either or both the AutoLock and/or AutoUnLock features.
There are four possibilities: AutoLock “on” while AutoUnLock is “off”, or vice-versa.
The other two combinations are both AutoLock and AutoUnLock “on” or both “off.”
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Remote controlled sensor adjustments
Due to ever-changing conditions, all alarms require periodic fine-tuning of their sensors.
With other alarms, this requires repeated trips back to the dealer. Not so with IntelliGuard
900-IQ. You can adjust sensitivity electronically without tools and without even knowing
where the sensor is mounted! If the setting(s) of the OmniSensor is either too sensitive
or not sensitive enough, you may individually test and adjust the settings of each zone.
To adjust the OmniSensor, just use the following procedure:
1. Disarm the system with the remote control.
2. If you wish to adjust the primary zone, transmit channel 11 (LevelShift twice, then
button 3). If you desire to adjust the warning zone, transmit channel 12 (LevelShift
twice, then button 4).
3. To test the preset sensitivity setting, first press button 4 (you will hear 4 chirps to
confirm testing mode). You may now test the preset sensitivity setting by
“thumping” your fist against the window pillar and/or other parts of the vehicle at a
level that you wish to trigger the alarm. If the impact is strong enough to set off the
sensor zone you selected, you will hear a single siren chirp.
4. If you are not satisfied with the detection level and wish to change sensitivity, press
button 2 on your remote control (you will hear 2 chirps to confirm sensitivity setting
mode), then thump your fist against the window pillar with the amount of force you
want to set to trigger the sensor zone (for the primary zone, thump firmly, for the
warning zone, thump less forcefully). A single chirp will acknowledge the impact.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you are satisfied with the sensitivity, then press button 1
to record the new sensitivity setting and exit the sensor test/adjust mode (you’ll hear
three chirps to confirm exit). You may now either repeat steps 1-5 for the other
sensor zone, or press button 1 to arm the system.
Sound complicated? It really isn’t, there’s just a lot of explanation of what’s happening
with each step. All you really have to do is the actions noted in bold type. Give it a try.
Remote controlled override of optional sensor #2
If you have an optional sensor, transmitting channel 10 within 10 seconds after arming
the system will override the optional sensor. For instance, if you have an optional
Proximity Sensor that picks up any movement inside the passenger compartment, you
may use channel 10 to turn it off for those times when you must leave your pet or a
passenger in the vehicle. The channel 10 sensor override is visually confirmed with 4
flashes of the parking lights.
Smart trunk release option
If the optional remote trunk release feature was installed, you may use remote control
button 2 to remotely pop open 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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NightVision™
All of the following NightVision Headlight Automation features are built into your
IntelliGuard 900-IQ:
User-selectable: You may turn the NightVision features on or off whenever you
wish (see pages 21-25).
When driving at dusk: The system automatically turns on the headlights.
When driving at dawn: The system automatically turns off the headlights.
Precision activation: NightVision automatically and unerringly turns the
headlights on or off only when necessary. For instance, if it is dark when the car’s
engine is started, NightVision instantly turns on the headlights, yet when the
vehicle is driven under an overpass in daylight, the headlights will not turn on.
Even more importantly, when passing through a very brightly lit area at night, the
headlights will not switch off. However, if you drive into a dark parking structure
during the day, NightVision will turn on the headlights within five seconds of
entering the structure.
When you park your car at night: NightVision keeps the headlights on for any
duration of your choice between 1 sec. and 2.5 min. (factory preset to 30 sec.; to
change the duration, see User-selectable features on pages 21-25) after you turn
off the engine to light your path away from the vehicle.
RainCheck™— rainy day safety feature: When you turn on the windshield wipers
— day or night — NightVision automatically turns on the headlights and keeps
them on for as long as the wipers are on. This feature delivers an extra margin of
driving safety since it increases the vehicle’s visibility to all other drivers on the
road. This is a real battery-saving feature since you don’t need to remember to
turn off the headlights after driving in the rain during daylight hours.
Manual control of headlights: If you wish to manually turn on the headlights,
simply turn on your vehicle’s headlight switch.
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)
20-second countdown to engine shutdown: Enter your disarming code IMMEDIATELY
Pause between flashes
Either a malfunction (see page 19) or an intrusion was attempted (see page 20)
Automatic Battery-Saving Mode
To conserve vehicle battery power (the LED draws more current than the entire control
unit), if the system has remained continuously armed for 48 hours, the flash rate will
automatically slow to half the normal rate. After 96 hours, it slows to one-quarter.
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Smart AutoTesting™
Each time you remotely arm the system, it tests all 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. 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 a sensor 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. 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 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
Trigger/sensor indication
1 blink
OmniSensor
2 blinks
Optional sensor
3 blinks*
Door trigger*
4 blinks
Trunk trigger
5 blinks
Hood 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.
Automatic malfunction bypass
To provide the utmost protection even if a system component malfunctions, the system
will automatically bypass any faulty point and arm all other triggers and sensors to
provide the utmost possible protection until you can have the system serviced by your
local Authorized Clifford Dealer. If you accidentally armed with the hood, trunk or a
door open, just close the open point and the system will again monitor that point.
Multiple-event TotalRecall™
The system’s memory records the identity of the last eight activated or malfunctioning
triggers and sensors, which allows your installer to instantly track down malfunctions. To
identify the triggers and sensors held in the system’s memory, use the following procedure:
1. With the ignition OFF, flick the PlainView valet switch to its latched side.
2. Press button 1 to “arm” the system, then again to “disarm.”
3. The LED will blink 1-5 times to indicate the most recently activated point, pause,
blink 1-5 times to indicate the next most recently activated point, and so on.
4. Write down the number of blinks between pauses and refer to the chart above.
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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 1-5 times, pause, then repeat the blink cycle 4 more
times. Count the number of blinks in one cycle and refer to the chart on page 19.
High-output MultiSound Medallion™ Siren
All the siren electronics are in the system control unit rather than the siren itself. This protects
them from heat, dirt and exposure to the elements (other alarm companies’ sirens are far
more susceptible to failure). Your IntelliGuard 900-IQ also provides these additional features:
Personalized Siren Sounds: Most alarm sirens have a single “warble” tone. A few
offer “six-tone” sirens that cannot be adjusted or require destruction of circuit wires to
change the sounds (the change is permanent and cannot be changed again). Your siren is
different. As shipped from the factory, it sounds six different alarm sounds. However,
you may turn any of the six sounds on or off to create a different combination of sound
patterns. In all, there are 64 different combinations. 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 21-25.
SilentNight™: Automatically silence the arm and disarm chirps during nighttime hours.
When you remotely arm and disarm when parked in the sunlight, the normal or QuietChirps
(whichever you’ve set) will sound. See User-selectable features on pages 21-25.
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 21-25.
Long-term chirp silencing: Whenever you wish, you may silence your IntelliGuard
900-IQ’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 21-25.
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 (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 21-25.
SmartPowerUp™ II
If power to the system is ever removed, SmartPowerUp II ensures the system automatically
restores 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 page 20). 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 IntelliGuard 900-IQ 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 IntelliGuard 900-IQ is so easy that 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
Table of user-selectable features on pages 24-25. To change any of the settings, use the
steps noted below. To restore the feature to its factory setting, just repeat the procedure:
How to change a user-selectable feature:
Briefly, here’s how it will work:
• You will pick a feature from the Table on pages 24-25, noting the feature’s
column and row numbers.
• First you’ll need to get into program mode by entering your disarming code (see page
9). After you have entered your code, press the momentary side of the PlainView
switch until you hear a chirp. You’re now in the “Feature Select” position.
• Next you’ll press the latched side of the switch a number of times identical to the
column number. Lastly, you will press the momentary side of the switch a number
of times corresponding to the row number.
That’s all there is to it! After you enter the feature’s column and row numbers, you’ll
hear either one chirp to indicate that the feature has been turned off, or two chirps if
turned on. It’s easy once you’ve done it. Try the examples on page 22 to get the hang of it.
Step-by-step programming instructions
1. Refer to the Table of user-selectable features and make note of the column (across)
number and the row (down) number of the feature(s) you wish to program.
2. Turn on the ignition, or start the engine (skip this step if the engine is running).
3. Enter your disarming code (see page 9), then press the PlainView switch to its momentary side for about 3 seconds until you hear a siren chirp (the system LED will also
turn on to indicate program mode.) You are now in the “Feature Select” position.
4. Select the feature column: 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). 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: Press and release the momentary side the same number of
times as the feature’s row number. You’ll will hear a chirp each time you press.
6. If there is a NOTE for the selected feature, perform the actions noted.
7. Pause. You will hear either one or two chirps: Two chirps = ON, one chirp = OFF.
8. You may select another feature, or you may exit program mode:
a. To select another feature in that column, repeat step 5 within the next 10 seconds
(after 10 seconds, 3 chirps mean you are now back 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 60 seconds and the
system will automatically exit program mode.
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EXAMPLE 1: Turn off siren sound number 2:
You can turn each of the siren’s six different sound patterns on and off as you wish to
create you own custom sound (see the Personalized Siren Sounds section on page 20 for
more information) To turn off “Sound 2” you’ll note that “Sound 2” is in column 1, row
2 of the Table (on pages 24-25). The “on” in bold type indicates the factory setting. The
following example will turn that one sound off:
1. To enter program mode, turn on the ignition, enter your disarming code (as noted
on page 9), then hold the switch in its momentary position until you hear a chirp.
2. Select column 1 by pressing latched and then back to center (wait for the one
chirp to confirm column 1). To select row 2, press momentary twice (you’ll hear a
chirp each time you press the momentary side).
3. After a brief pause, you’ll hear one chirp to confirm that sound #2 is now off.
4. Turn the ignition off. You’ll hear 3 chirps, confirming automatic exit from the
program mode, and you’re done!
If you make an error, just turn off the ignition and start again. To turn siren sound 2 back
on, just repeat steps 1-4. In step 3, you’ll hear two chirps to confirm that siren sound 2
has been turned back on. Remember, one chirp = off, two chirps = on.
NOTE: You have 10 seconds to enter the row number after selecting the column number. If
you wait too long, the system jumps back to the “Feature Select” position (this is
indicated with 3 chirps). If you wait another 60 seconds, the system will exit program mode.
In Example 2 below, you’ll learn how easy it is to change the settings of several different
features in just one session, without having to repeatedly turn the ignition on and off:
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 in just one
programming session: We will turn off sounds 4 and 6 and turn on the QuietChirps
feature (see page 20). Here’s all you have to do:
1. Enter program mode as previously noted (ignition on, enter your disarming code,
press the momentary side until you here a chirp).
2. Since sound 4 is in column 1, row 4 of the Table, you will have to enter the
latched side once and the momentary side four times. Therefore, move the switch
to the latched position and back to center. Wait for a single chirp to confirm the
selection of column 1. Within 10 seconds, press and release the momentary side of
the switch 4 successive times. You will hear a chirp after each single press. These
chirps will help you count the number of presses. After a brief pause, you’ll hear 1
chirp to confirm that sound 4 is now off.
3. Since sound 6 is in column 1, row 6 and is in the same column as you just entered
for sound 4, there is no need in this case to again select column 1. Therefore, you
can go right away to the row selection (momentary side of the switch). Now,
within 10 seconds, press the momentary side six times to jump to row 6. After a
brief pause, you’ll hear 1 chirp to confirm that sound 6 is now off.
4. Now look up the location on the table of QuietChirps. Note that it’s in column 4,
row 1 (latched, center, latched, center, latched, center, latched, center, wait for the
4-chirp/column 4 confirmation, then 1 momentary press). After a brief pause, you’ll
hear two chirps to confirm that the QuietChirps feature is now on.
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5. To exit the program mode, turn the ignition off. You’ll hear 3 chirps to confirm
program mode exit.
You just made three programming changes in only five steps. Easy, isn’t it? Notice
again that in step 3 on the previous page you did not have to re-select column 1. If you
don’t touch the switch, the system stays in the column for 10 seconds to allow you to
select any other feature(s) in the same column without having to re-enter the column
number. Of course, you can select a new column at any time.
If you wait more than 10 seconds, the system automatically jumps back to the “Feature
Select” position. This is the “stand-by” position: ready for entry of a new programming
selection. If no action is taken for the next 60 seconds, the system automatically exits
program mode, perfect if you program while driving or if you forget to turn off the
ignition.
Adding new remote controls
For other drivers in your family, or if you wish to control IntelliGuard IQ 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 IntelliGuard 900-IQ 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 21-25.
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 Table of user-selectable features on pages 24-25). 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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Table of user-selectable features: 1 chirp = OFF, two chirps = ON.
Feature Select
Column 1
1st latched
Column 2
2nd latched
Column 3
3rd latched
Column 4
4th latched
Column 5
5th latched
Row 1
1st momentary
Sound 1: on/off
info on page 20
Add new remote to channel 1
info on page 12 NOTE 1
AutoLock on/off
info on page 16
Enhanced AutoArming: on/off
info on page 15
NightVision on/off
info on page 18
Row 2
2nd momentary
Sound 2: on/off
info on page 20
Add new remote to channel 2
info on page 12 NOTE 2
RPM-activated AutoLock on/off
info on page 16
AutoArm & Lock: on/off
info on page 15
Post-parking headlight duration
1sec -2min (30sec)
info on page 12 and 18 NOTE 8
Row 3
3rd momentary
Sound 3: on/off
info on page 20
Add new remote to channel 3
info on page 12 NOTE 3
AutoUnLock on/off
info on page 16
15-second entry delay: on/off
info on page 15
FACT: on/off
info on page 16
Row 4
4th momentary
Sound 4: on/off
info on page 20
Add new remote to channel 4
info on page 12 NOTE 4
QuietChirps: on/off
info on page 20
AutoActivate timed accessory
upon remote arming: on/off
this feature is for installers only
✱ Set channel 4 and 5 timer
Row 5
5th momentary
Sound 5: on/off
info on page 20
Add new remote to channel 5
info on page 12 NOTE 5
SilentNight: on/off
info on page 20
Siren duration: 60/30 seconds
(1/2 chirps) info on page 20
Anti-carjacking: on/off
info on pages 9-10
Row 6
6th momentary
Sound 6: on/off
info on page 20
Erase all channels
info on page 23 NOTE 6
Long-term
chirp silencing: on/off
info on page 20
Set a new secret
disarming/valet code
info on page 10 NOTE 7
Remote control button sequence
to override anti-carjacking
info on page 10 NOTE 10
1sec -2min (30sec)
info on page 12 NOTE 9
✱ 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.
Please Note: There is a column 6 that contains installer-only features; do not change any of these settings. If you accidentally select column 6, turn off the ignition.
NOTE 1: Transmit channel 1 (or other channel of your choosing) of the new
remote control. You will hear one chirp to confirm programming of channel 1.
NOTE 2: Transmit channel 2 (or other channel of your choosing) of the new
remote control. You will hear two chirps to confirm programming of channel 2.
NOTE 3: Transmit channel 3 (or other channel of your choosing) of the new
remote control. You will hear three chirps to confirm programming of channel
3.
NOTE 4: Transmit channel 4 (or other channel of your choosing) of the new
remote control. You will hear four chirps to confirm programming of channel 4.
NOTE 5: Transmit channel 5 (or other channel of your choosing) of the new
remote control. You will hear five chirps to confirm programming of channel 5.
NOTE 6: When you hear one chirp, all remotes will have been erased from the
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 IntelliGuard 900IQ).
NOTE 7: Immediately flip the switch to its latched position, then:
a. Enter the new code that you wish to use. The system will sound the same
number of chirps as the digit you choose when you move the switch to the
latched side (e.g., if the first digit is 4, you’ll hear four chirps when you press
the latched side).
b. Make sure to return the switch to its center position when complete.
c. Wait 3 seconds until you hear 2 chirps, indicating the new code has been
accepted.
d. Turn the ignition off. You’ll hear 3 chirps to confirm program mode exit and
the LED will turn off.
e. 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 8: The headlight duration timer starts as soon as you select this feature.
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.
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