Owner`s Guide Freedom-400
Freedom-400
Owner's Guide
COPYRIGHT: OMEGA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 2001
Introduction
Congratulations on the purchase of your Freedom-400 vehicle security system.
It is most important to note that the Freedom-400 has a unique and flexible
design, which allows the system to be installed in several configurations, or levels of sophistication, and thus affects the total operations. The exact operations
of your system reflect this, and therefore it is most important that this operations
guide be carefully read and referred to. Regardless of how configured, you’ll find
your system both easy to operate and reassuring in its effective theft deterrence
capabilities.
Some principle components to become familiar with:
The Transmitter: Regardless of how the system is configured, the remote transmitter is used to operate the system. Two transmitters can operate the system,
and two are supplied with the system already programmed to operate it.
Every transmitter has its own unique, invisible code, and thus cannot be
duplicated. The transmitter has three buttons: an “Arm” button, a “Disarm” button
and a “Small Button” which can be used, if desired, to arm and disarm your system
silently, and to bypass the built-in shock sensor. The “Arm” and “Disarm” buttons
also operate the Remote Panic feature. The “Small Button” is also used in
transmitter and features’ programming operations.
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“Quick Reference”
of
Transmitter
Functions
Red Light
Illuminates whenever any transmitter button is pressed.
The “Disarm” Button
Pressing and releasing the
Disarm Button will disarm
the system. Pressing and
holding this button 3
seconds will activate
Remote Panic which will
leave the system armed.
The “Arm” Button
Pressing and releasing
the Arm Button will arm
the system. Pressing
and holding this button
3 seconds will activate
Remote Panic which
will leave the system
armed when stopped.
The Small Button
Pressing and releasing the
Small Button two times will
arm or disarm the system
without chirps. Upon arming,
pressing and releasing this
button will turn off the built-in
shock sensor.
Your system can be operated by
two transmitters. Replacement
transmitters, if needed, are available from where you purchased
your system, or from Omegasee page 22.
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The Status Indicator Light and the LED Status Indicator Light are supplied with the
Freedom-400 system kit, but are not absolutely necessary for the system’s
operation. Therefore, these items may or may not be present with your system.
Most imortantly, consult with the installer; if the Valet/Override Switch is installed,
as to the location of this switch.
The Valet/Override Switch: This switch can be used to turn “Off” the alarm
portion of the system, by placing the system into “Valet Mode”. The Valet/Override
Switch can also be used in conjunction with the vehicle’s ignition key to perform
an “Emergency Override” of the system should the transmitter be lost or become
inoperable. Both of these operations are explained on pages 13-16, and as noted
above this switch may or may not be present with your system.
The LED Status Indicator Light: The LED Indicator shows the status of the
system and serves as a visual deterrent to break-ins and theft. See page 16 for
a detailed description of the Status Indicator Light’s operations, and as noted at
top of this page, this light is not necessary for the system’s operations, and may
or may not be present with your system.
Both of the above items may be located in a special combination holder, which is
supplied with the Freedom-400 system kit.
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Arming the System
“Arming” places the system into a state whereby it will respond, or “activate” to any
detected intrusion attempt. The system may be Armed provided the ignition switch
is "off" and the system is not in Valet Mode.
To Arm the System:
Press & Release the Transmitter’s
“Arm” Button.
THE SIREN WILL
CHIRP ONCE
Upon Arming: •
•
•
•
•
THE PARKING LIGHTS
WILL FLASH ONCE
(IF CONNECTED)
The siren will chirp one time.
If connected, the parking lights will flash once.
The optional starter interrupt, if installed, will engage.
If installed, the Status Indicator Light will begin to flash slowly.
Another option is having the doors automatically lock whenever the system is armed. This requires connecting an optional interface (the Omega “DM-1”).
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In addition to detecting impacts to the vehicle and detecting a current draw from
the battery (example- interior light illuminating from opened door), the Freedom400 has a detection circuit which may be used to protect the hood, trunk or
doors. If this circuit is in a violated state when arming the system, the confirmation will be three chirps instead of one. The system will still arm, but it will bypass
the open zone until the zone is secured; once secured, this zone is protected.
System Armed & Activated
Once Armed, If the System is Activated:
Once the system is in an armed state it monitors all protected zones, and if an
intrusion attempt is detected it will activate, or “trigger”.
An activation consists of the following:
• The siren will start sounding.
• The exterior parking lights, if connected, will flash on and off repeatedly.
An activation has a 30 second duration (or, optionally 60 seconds) unless the
system is disarmed using the transmitter or the Valet/Override switch. If all
protected zones are secure at the end of the activation, the system will stop and
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rearm itself to detect further entry attempts. If a protected zone is still open at the
end of the activation cycle, the system will continue to reactivate itself, for up to six
activated cycles before it resets itself and ignores the violated zone.
Disarming the System
To Disarm the System:
Press & Release the Transmitter‘s
“Disarm” Button.
THE SIREN WILL
CHIRP TWICE
Upon Disarming: •
•
•
•
THE PARKING LIGHTS
WILL FLASH TWICE
(IF CONNECTED)
The siren will chirp twice (or 4 times if alarm has activated)
The parking lights, if connected, will flash twice.
The optional starter interrupt, if installed, will disengage.
If installed, the Status Indicator Light will turn “Off”, or, it will
change to flashing rapidly if the system was activated, and
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then reset itself.
• If the optional DM-1 doorlock interface was installed, the
doors will also unlock upon disarming.
Should the transmitter be lost, damaged, or its batteries be exhausted, the Valet
/Override Switch & your vehicle’s ignition key may be used to disarm the system
by performing an Emergency Override, which is explained on pages 15-16.
Silent Arming & Disarming
To Silently Arm / Disarm:
Press &
Release
Twice
X2
Press & Release the Transmitter’s Small
Button Twice
Should you wish to arm or disarm the system without
the confirmation chirps, simply press and release the
Transmitter Small Button twice. Using the Silent Arm/
Disarm operation simply reverses the armed/disarmed
status of the security system- if the system is disarmed
when the double Small Button signal is received, it
arms; should the system be armed when the double
signal is received, it will disarm.
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Remote Panic Operation
Should you feel threatened or in need of attracting attention, the system can be
activated remotely by using the transmitter. Your system features “Enhanced
Panic”, which allows you to activate Remote Panic from either the “Arm” button or
the “Disarm” button. The former leaves the system armed when Remote Panic is
turned off, and the latter leaves the system disarmed when Remote Panic is
turned off.
To Activate Remote Panic:
Press & Hold for 3 Seconds the “Arm”
Button OR the “Disarm” Button
OR
Hold 3
seconds
Hold 3
seconds
THE SIREN WILL SOUND
THE PARKING LIGHTS
WILL FLASH ON & OFF
(IF CONNECTED)
Upon Activating Panic:
• The siren will sound.
• If connected, the vehicle’s exterior parking lights will flash on and off.
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Remote Panic can be activated anytime, whether the vehicle’s ignition is turned
on or off, and has a 60 second duration (regardless of the 30 or 60 second activation setting) unless a transmitter is used to stop it. At the end of the 60 second
cycle, the system will reset and be in either the armed state (if Remote Panic was
activated by the “Arm” button) or in the disarmed state (if Remote Panic was
activated by “Disarm”).
To Deactivate Remote Panic:
Press & Release either the “Arm”
Button OR the “Disarm” Button
Once Remote Panic has been activated, rather than wait for the system to stop
automatically at 60 seconds, the transmitter may be used to stop the Remote
Panic operation. Simply press and release the “Arm” or “Disarm” button. While
pressing either of these buttons will stop the Remote Panic operation, please
note that the system’s armed or disarmed status will depend upon which button
was used to activate the Remote Panic in the first place. For example, if the
“Arm” button was pressed and held to activate Remote Panic, and if the “Disarm”
button was used to stop it, the system will revert to the armed state when Remote
Panic is stopped, because the “Arm” button was the one used to activate the
operation.
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Shock Sensor
& Prewarning
The Freedom-400 vehicle security system is equipped with a built-in “shock”
sensor which detects impact to the vehicle. As vehicles differ structurally, and
mounting locations of the system control module vary, this shock sensor is easily
adjustable. The shock sensor adjustment is found on the rear of the control module
and siren assembly, below a weatherproofing rubber cover plug. Turning the
adjustment clockwise increases sensitivity, and turning the adjustment counter
clockwise decreases the sensor’s sensitivity. If adjustments are made to the
sensor, the rubber plug must always be replaced.
Prewarning Detection: The shock sensor circuit features “prewarning” operation.
When the security system detects a light impact through the sensor, it will respond
chirping three times, whereas a heavy or sharper impact will fully activate the
system, sounding the siren and flashing the parking lights, if these are connected.
Bypassing the Auxiliary Sensor: If desired, the system may be armed, but
without the auxiliary sensor being part of the system’s protection. Upon arming,
immediately after the single arming confirmation chirp, simply press and release
the Transmitter’s Small Button; the system will chirp the siren once again to
confirm that the sensor is bypassed. When the sensor has been bypassed, it will
not activate the alarm, nor will it have the prewarning operation.
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Please Note- the center section of this booklet
consists of complete Installation Instructions for
your Freedom-400 security and convenience
system. If desired, these pages may be removed,
leaving only the Owner’s Guide booklet.
Installation
Mounting the Control Unit and Siren Assembly: Find a location in the engine
compartment away from the extreme heat of the engine and manifolds. A suitable location will offer a firm mounting surface, will also allow sound dispersion
out of the engine compartment, and not be accessible to a thief. The control unit
and siren assembly must be pointed downward to avoid moisture collecting in the
unit and to enhance sound dispersal. The unit's wires should be securely connected to the appropriate vehicle wires with the proper terminals, connectors, or
by soldering and tape or heat shrink tubing for insulation. Wires routed through
panels such as the firewall should always be protected by an existing or added
grommet. A vehicle security system is also more effective if its wiring is wrapped
or enclosed in a protective sleeve which matches that already found in the vehicle protecting the factory wiring.
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After the control unit and siren assembly has been mounted, follow the instructions
for each wire's connection. Please note that during the initial installation, as
soon as the Black ground wire and Red Constant power wire have been
connected, the system will enter Transmitter Programming Mode, which is
explained on Pages 20-21. As the included transmitters are already programmed
at the factory, no action is needed, and simply allow Transmitter Programming
Mode to automatically time itself out after 6 seconds.
Wiring Connections
The Freedom-400 is a uniquely engineered design; it can be installed and have
basic operations with the connection of only two of it’s nine wires. The connection
and utilization of its remaining wires greatly adds to the operational sophistication
of this system, and it also features two independent parking light wires.
Of the system’s nine wires, the Red, Black, two Whites, and Yellow wires in most
cases can be connected within the engine compartment. The Blue wire, if it is
connected to a hoop pin switch only, will also remain within the engine compartment. If it is to also be connected to a trunk pin switch, or possibly the dome light
circuit to protect the doors, will need to be routed into the vehicle interior through
the firewall. The Gray, Pink and Orange wires will need to be routed through the
firewall and into the vehicle interior.
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Wiring Diagram
See Installation Insert Page 10 for
combination holder instructions
GRAY WIRE - Valet/Override Switch
PINK WIRE - Positive Output for LED
Ground
both
Black
wires
Relay
Optional
Starter
Interrupt
Shock
Sensor
Adjust
BLACK WIRE Connect To Ground
BLUE WIRE - Negative Instant Trigger
RED WIRE - Constant 12 Volts Positive
ORANGE WIRE - Ground Output While Armed
12345
12345
12345
12345
12345
12345
WHITE WIRES - Output To Parking Lights
12345
12345
12345
12345
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YELLOW WIRE Ignition 12
Volts Positive
BLACK ANTENNA WIREDo Not Connect To Anything
- Stretch Out and Secure
Wiring Connections
Black Wire - (- Ground Input): This wire’s connection is required for operation.
The Black wire's function is to supply - Ground, which completes the circuitry and
allows the security system to operate.
CONNECTION: Using its ring terminal, connect the Black wire to the metal frame
of the vehicle, preferably using an existing machine-threaded fastener. Make sure
that the ring terminal attached to the Black wire has contact with bright, clean
metal. If necessary, scrape any paint, rust or grease away from the connection
point until the metal is bright and clean. If the control module has an insufficient
ground connection, the security system can find partial ground through the wires
that are connected to other circuits, but the alarm will not function correctly, giving
the impression of a defective control module. The system can partially operate,
so a bad ground wire connection would be suspected. In some cases the alarm
could arm and disarm properly -but not function correctly otherwise.
IMPORTANT: The Black wire attached to the control module and siren
assembly is the antenna wire. Do not connect this wire to anything or the
transmitter's range will be reduced or eliminated. Stretch the Black antenna
wire out and as high as possible for the best operating range.
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Red Wire - (+12 Volts Input): This is the second of two wires in which connection
is required for the system to operate. The Red wire's function is to supply Constant
+12 Volts to the security system. As noted on the previous page, when +12 Volts
is first applied to the Red wire, the system will automatically enter Transmitter
Programming Mode. The Red wire also supplies +12 Volts to the built-in relay for
flashing the parking lights.
CONNECTION: Connect the Red wire to a source which has +12 Volts at all times.
Ensure that this source +12 Volts which is stable in all ignition key positions. There
are several possible connection points in the engine compartment, where the
Freedom-400 is designed to be mounted. Connection may be made at an engine
compartment fuse/junction block (preferred) or at the battery itself. Most fuse/
junction blocks typically have power takeoffs, or open locations that can be
connected to with the proper terminal. Please note that connecting the Red wire
directly to the battery's Positive terminal will expose this connection to failure due
to a corrosive environment, so preventative steps should be taken, such as
coating the connection itself with White Lithium Grease or other protective
compound. The source used must have at least a 15 Amp capacity at all times.
Blue Wire - (- Ground Instant Trigger Input): The Blue wire, while not necessary
for the Freedom-400’s basic operation, greatly increases the system’s effectiveness. This wire is a “- Ground instant trigger” used to detect entry into the hood
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and/or trunk area of a vehicle. If the security system is armed, grounding the Blue
will activate it.
CONNECTION: The included pin switches may be installed to provide this trigger
circuit. Or, if there are existing switches, the Blue wire may be connected directly,
provided this is a- Ground switching circuit. An indication of such a circuit is the
wire having no voltage present when the hood or trunk is open, and up to +12 Volts
when the hood or trunk is closed. This circuit cannot be used with mercury switch
types of hood or trunk lights. If the vehicle is equipped with a usable hood or
Diode-Isolating multiple - Ground instant triggers.
Control
Module / Siren
Assembly
Trunk
Light
Trunk
Pin
Switch
Hood
Pin
Switch
Blue - Ground Instant Trigger Wire.
Note: Use “IN4002” diodes.
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Other Optional
- Switching
Trigger
Connections
trunk circuit, the Blue wire may be spliced directly to the vehicle's wire.
IMPORTANT: When wiring more than one of the vehicle's circuits and/or additional
circuits to this wire, diode-isolation is usually required to maintain each circuit's
proper operation (diodes are available at most electronics stores). An example
would be wiring a hood pin switch and trunk light switch together. Without isolating,
the trunk light will illuminate whenever the hood is raised, and vice versa. If the
vehicle has a “- Ground” switching dome light system, the Blue wire can also be
connected this circuit, but if any other circuits are connected (i.e.- hood pin switch
and/or trunk pin switch, diode isolation will be necessary.
White Wires - (+12 Volts Flashing Light Outputs): While not necessary for
the Freedom-400’s basic operation, these wires greatly enhance the system’s
operation, are usually very easy to connect. These are +12 Volts outputs for
exterior flashing light confirmation, and to attract attention to the vehicle if the
security system is activated. Although two White wires are supplied, in most
cases both of these wires are connected to a single wire in the vehicle. The
exception will be certain vehicles, primarily of European manufacture, which have
the left and right parking lights as separate circuits. In these cases, one White
wire will be connected to each circuit, thus maintaining them as separate circuits.
CONNECTION: If the vehicle has a single parking light wire, connect both of
these wires to the vehicle's parking light circuit. As the Freedom-400 is mounted
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in the engine compartment, the easiest way to locate the parking light wire is to
access a corner running light on the fender, or a front parking light in the front
bumper or fascia. The correct wire will typically show +12 Volts when the
headlight switch is in the "Parking Light" and "Head Light" positions. It is also a
good idea to ensure that the target wire is “non-rheostated”, or actually the dash
illumination circuit. While metering the wire, operate the dash light dimmer
control. The correct wire will show no change in voltage when the dimmer is
operated. Do not attempt to flash the parking lights by connecting the White wire
to a rheostated (dimmer) circuit! This will backfeed the parking lights through the
rheostat or illumination control module, and cause damage to the vehicle or the
system’s control module and siren assembly. Rheostated light circuits are very
rarely found in the engine compartment, but testing the target wire anyway is
easy. A few vehicles have separate left and right side parking lights. When left
& right parking lights are on separate circuits, simply connect one White wire to
each parking light circuit. The White wires should be connected to the vehicle’s
parking light circuit only- flashing the headlights is not recommended, as it is a
higher current draw, and halogen headlights are not designed to be rapidly
turned on and off.
Yellow Wire - (+12 Volts Ignition Input): Another wire which is not absolutely
necessary for basic system operation, the Yellow wire is an ignition "on" input to
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the security system. Connecting this wire will prevent the system from being
armed while the ignition switch is on, and its connection is required if the Valet/
Override is installed for the purpose of allowing the system to be disarmed without
the transmitter (an “Emergency Override”).
CONNECTION: This connection should be made to the primary ignition circuit.
Primary ignition has 0 Volts when the ignition key is in the "Lock", "Off" and
"Accessory" positions; and +12 Volts in the "Run" and "Start" positions. Make this
connection at the engine compartment fuse/junction block, or (less desirable),
locate the correct wire at the ignition system and securely splice the Yellow wire
to it. Another option is to carefully route this wire through the firewall, and make
the connection at the ignition switch wiring harness, being sure to test the target
wire as described at the beginning of this section.
Gray Wire - (Valet/Override Switch Input): This wire is a - Negative input, and
connects to the Valet/Override Switch. This wire and the Pink wire are somewhat
related in function, and also related in routing and connection.
Pink Wire - (Status Indicator Light Output): This wire is a Positive output, and
connects to the Status Indicator Light. This wire and the Pink wire are to routed
from the control unit and siren assembly into the vehicle’s interior compartment.
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Although the Freedom-400 can have basic operations without them, the Valet/
Override Switch and the Status Indicator Light greatly enhance the system. The
Valet/Override Switch allows disarming the system without the transmitter and
placing the system into a state in which it cannot be armed. The Status Indicator
Light visually and quickly shows in which state the system is in.
LED
Valet/Override
Switch
The upper half of the combination
holder may be mounted with the
two screws provided, or, doublesided adhesive tape
may be used.
☞
Valet/Override Switch: Use the combination holder, or otherwise use the selfadhesive pad to mount the Valet/Override Switch in a hidden but accessible
location. The control module and siren assembly’s Gray wire must be routed to
the Valet/Override Switch’s mounting location.
Then, when the upper half holder
is secured, insert the LED and
mount the Valet/Override Switch Snap the combination holder botusing its double-sided adhesive tom half to the upper half; ensure
tape.
that the wires are routed carefully.
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Status Indicator Light: Mount the Status Indicator Light using the combination
holder, or it may be mounted into an interior panel by drilling a 17/64” (6.5mm) hole.
The control module and siren assembly’s Pink wire must be routed to the Status
Indicator Light’s mounting location.
Once the Gray and Pink wires are connected, ground both of the devices’ Black
wires using the supplied ring terminal. Mount the combination in a location where
it can easily be seen by the driver, and preferably where it can be seen from
outside, as the LED Status Light provides a level of visual deterrence. The location
should also be easily accessible to the driver should the need arise to perform an
Emergency Override. Show the user the Valet/Override Switch location.
Orange Wire - (Negative Output For Optional Starter Interrupt): The Orange
wire is for an optional starter disable socket and relay, and/or an optional DM-1
power doorlock interface (which includes its own instructions). The function of this
wire is to provide a 500mA - Ground Output whenever the security system is in an
armed state. In the starter interrupt application, this output supplies - Ground to
one side of the relay's coil. The other side of the relay coil will be supplied with +12
Volts from the ignition switch, but only if the ignition switch is turned to the "start"
position. If this occurs, the coil will energize, activating the relay, which in turn will
open the starter circuit. The starter interrupt prevents the vehicle from starting only
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if the alarm is armed (including while the alarm is activated), and will draw current
from the vehicle's electrical system only if an attempt is made to start the vehicle.
CONNECTION: To interrupt the vehicle's starter circuit, the starter wire must be
located and cut. It is recommended that this connection be done as close to the
ignition switch as possible. Use a voltmeter, not a test light, to find the correct wire,
which is the wire from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid. CAUTION! Avoid
the airbag circuit! Improper use of a test light can cause deployment of the airbag,
which may result in bodily injury! Test lights can also damage on-board computers
and associated sensors. The starter wire will read +12 Volts only when ignition
key is in "start" position (cranking the engine). Cut this wire at a suitable location.
Confirm that this is the correct wire by turning the ignition switch to the "start"
position. The starter should not engage.
Relay
Freedom-400
Control Unit and
Siren Assembly
Optional
Starter
Interrupt
Red: To
Ignition
Switch
Cut wire
✄
Ignition
Switch
Orange / Orange
Starter
White:
To Starter
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To Bypass Shock Sensor:
FIRST
Press &
release
the “Arm”
button
(1 chirp is
THEN
Press & Release the “Arm” Button THEN
SECOND: THE SIREN WILL CHIRP
ONCE AGAIN INDICATING
FIRST: THE SIREN WILL CHIRP
Press & release
the “Small” button
(1 more chirp is
heard- the shock
THE PARKING LIGHTS
WILL FLASH ONCE
UPON ARMING
Valet Mode & Emergency Override
As noted in the “Introduction” section of this booklet, the Valet/Override Switch is
not essential, but its inclusion offers several convenience benefits. The Valet/
Override Switch can perform two distinct functions: accessing Valet Mode and
performing an Emergency Override of an armed and activated system. It is
important that you know the location of the Valet Switch; a Valet Switch and LED
Status Indicator combination holder is provided with the Freedom-400 kit, and may
have been installed. If the Valet/Override Switch is used, the Status Indicator
Light’s use is also highly recommended, as it shows the presence of Valet Mode.
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Valet Mode prevents the system from becoming armed. Valet Mode is designed
for situations in which it is not convenient for the alarm portion of the system to be
operational; for example, such as when loaning others your vehicle, or leaving the
vehicle for servicing, maintenance, valet parking, washing, etc.
To Enter Valet Mode:
(System MUST be Disarmed)
Press & Hold the Valet
Switch for 3 Seconds
- The Status Indicator Light will turn on solid Red and the siren will chirp once to
confirm Valet Mode. Now the system cannot become armed.
To Exit Valet Mode:
Simply Press & Release the
Valet Switch.
- The Status Indicator Light will turn off to confirm that the system has exited
Valet Mode and returned to a “standby” mode. Normal arming operations may
be resumed.
The security system must be disarmed, and the vehicle's ignition may be "On" or
"Off" when entering or exiting Valet Mode. If the system is armed, or activated, if
the transmitter is lost or inoperable an Emergency Override must be performed!
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EMERGENCY OVERRIDEHow to Disarm the Security System Without the Transmitter:
If the system is armed, and in the event that the transmitter is lost, damaged, or
its batteries have become exhausted, the Valet /Override Switch & your vehicle’s
ignition key may be used to disarm the system by performing an Emergency
Override.
IMPORTANT: in addition to the inclusion of the Valet/Override and Status
Indicator Light, the Freedom-400’s “ignition input” wire must also be connected.
If the Freedom-400 was not installed with the Valet/Override Switch, or the ignition
input being connected, the only way to bypass, or turn off the system is to locate
and unplug the control module and siren assembly must be unplugged from its
wiring harness!
Emergency Override:
Step 1:
With the system in the armed condition, enter the vehicle via the driver's
door (be aware that the alarm will likely activate when the door is opened).
Step 2:
Using your key, turn the vehicle’s ignition to the "On" position.
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Step 3:
Within 5 seconds, Press the Valet/Override Switch.
-The activated system will instantly disarm.
When the Valet/Override Switch is pressed, and the system disarms, releasing the
switch will place the system in standby mode. To put the system into valet mode,
simply press the switch and hold it for 3 seconds.
The Status Indicator Light
The Status Indicator Light visually shows the status of the system and also
provides a high level of visual deterrence. The Status Indicator Light can be
mounted in the holder with the Valet/Override Switch, or mounted in a location
where it can be easily seen by the driver, as well as from outside the vehicle.
Status Indicator Light Off = The system is disarmed and in standby mode.
Status Indicator Light Flashing Slow = The system is armed.
Status Indicator Light Flashing Fast = The system has been activated.
Status Indicator Light On Solid = The system is in the valet mode.
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Programmable Features
The Freedom-400 vehicle security system has 6 programmable features which
allow the system to be customized. The following pages provide a brief explanation
for each feature, and notes its factory default setting. Following these descriptions
are instructions on how to program the features.
• = Default Factory Setting
1. Current Sensing: (•On / Off)
- This feature enables the armed system to be activated should the system
detect a voltage spike or current draw in the vehicle’s electrical system.
2. Current Sensing Activation Delay: (•3 Seconds / 3 Minutes)
- Allows the option of a longer delay before activation by current sensing can
occur. This is for use in vehicles with equipment, such as cooling fans, which
stays on for a short period of time after the ignition has been turned off.
3. Confirmation Chirp: (•On / Off)
- This feature allows the arming and disarming confirmation chirps to be
permanently turned off. When these chirps are turned off, exceptions will be
the prewarning chirps, the chirp made when the system is placed into valet
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mode, and chirps made during the programming of features or transmitters.
4. Parking Light Illumination Upon Disarming: (On / •Off)
- This feature configures the system, upon its disarming, to either flash the
parking lights 2 times, or to flash the parking lights twice and then turn them
on for 30 seconds. This feature makes it safer to approach the vehicle when
disarming it at night by illuminating the area around the vehicle.
5. System Activation Cycle Duration: (•30 / 60 Seconds)
- This feature configures the system’s activation cycle to be either 30 seconds
or 60 seconds in duration before it automatically resets itself.
6. Shock Sensor Prewarning On or Off: (•On / Off)
- This feature turns on or off the prewarning only part of the shock sensor
operation. If prewarning is turned off, the “hard impact” part of the shock
sensor is still fully operable.
When programming these features, as described on the following pages, features
are turned “on” by pressing the transmitter’s “Arm” Button, and “off” by pressing the
transmitter’s “Disarm” Button. For feature #2, press “Arm” for “3 Seconds”,
“Disarm” for “3 Minutes”; and on feature #5 press “Arm” for “30 Seconds”, and
“Disarm” for “60 Seconds”. Please see the following pages for more details.
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How to Program Features
The 6 programmable features, described on the previous two pages, are very
easily programmed by the following procedure:
Step 1: The system must be connected to power and ground, and be disarmed.
Step 2: Press and hold either transmitter’s “Disarm” and “Small” buttons together
for 4 seconds; the system will chirp 5 times confirming entry to Features
Programming Mode.
Step 3: Within 10 seconds of entering Features Programming Mode, press and
release the transmitter’s Small Button the number same of times that
equals the number of the feature to be programmed. After a pause, the
system will repeat the feature number with a like number of siren chirps.
Step 4: After the system acknowledges the feature to be programmed, press
either the “Arm” Button to turn the feature on (the system’s response will
be 1 chirp), or the “Disarm” Button to turn the feature off (the system’s
response will be 2 chirps).
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Step 5: If programming multiple features, once the first feature has been configured and acknowledged by 1 or 2 chirps, select the next feature by repeating Step 3 and Step 4.
Step 6: Once all of the selected features have been programmed as desired, the
system may removed from Features Programming Mode by allowing it
time to out via 10 seconds of no programming activity, or by pressing
and holding the Transmitter “Small” Button for 4 seconds. Regardless of
method, the system’s exit from Features Programming Mode is indicated
by 3 long siren chirps.
How to Program Transmitters to the System
Whenever the Freedom-400 is powered up, it automatically enters a Transmitter
Programming Mode. If the hood detection circuit (this is a Blue wire) is connected, this wire must be in a “non-grounded” state when the system is powered
up in order for it to enter Transmitter Programming Mode. Where this applicable,
simply hold the hood detection switch down, or temporarily disconnect it. “Powering up” the system will entail first removing, and then restoring power and ground
to the system’s control module and siren assembly. This is easily accomplished
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by unplugging, then plugged back together, the system’s 9-wire harness, or by
removing and then restoring the Blue 15 Amp fuse on the system’s Red main
power wire, which is also located at the control unit and siren assembly. The
Freedom-400 may be operated by up to two transmitters.
Step 1: After ensuring the system’s Blue wire is non-grounded, remove and then
restore power to the system. The siren will chirp once, and the parking
lights, if connected, will flash 6 times.
Step 2: Immediately upon the single siren chirp, press and release the “Small”
Button on the first transmitter. The system will respond with one chirp.
Step 3: Within 6 seconds, press and release the “Small” Button on the second
transmitter to be programmed. The response will be one, then another
chirp, which indicates both transmitters have been programmed, and the
system is exiting Transmitter Programming Mode.
Should only one transmitter be programmed, after 6 seconds of no programming
activity the system will sound two chirps and automatically exit Transmitter Programming Mode. Also, if only one transmitter is programmed, one preexisting
transmitter code will be retained. Should it be desired to purge the preexisting
code, simply program the single new transmitter twice into the system.
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Replacement
Transmitters
Replacement or optional transmitters are readily available from the dealer from
which you purchased your system; or may purchased directly from Omega
Research and Development. Transmitters purchased from Omega are $35.00
each, which includes shipping and handling. The proper transmitter for your
Freedom-400 system is Omega’s part number #432-09; or any Omega transmitter
may be identified and viewed on the Internet at “www.caralarm.com”.
Transmitters may be ordered from Omega directly by sending a note to the below
address with the desired transmitter’s part number (#432-09 for the Freedom400), a legible return address, and remittance of $ 35.00 for each transmitter
ordered in the form of personal check, money order or credit card information. Mail
these to:
Omega Research and Development, Inc.
P. O. Box 508
Douglasville, Georgia 30133
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Limited
Lifetime
Warranty
Products manufactured and sold by OMEGA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INC. (the Company), are
warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use. If a product sold by the Company
proves to be defective, the Company will repair or replace it free of charge within the first year and thereafter all parts
to be repaired will be free with only a nominal charge for Omega Research and Development, Inc.'s labor and return
shipping, to the original owner during the lifetime of the car in which it was originally installed.
All products for warranty repair must be sent postage prepaid to Omega Research & Development, Inc., P.O.
Box 508, Douglasville, Georgia 30133, with bill of sale or other dated proof of purchase. This warranty is
nontransferable and does not apply to any product damaged by accident, physical or electrical misuse or abuse,
improper installation, alteration, any use contrary to its intended function, unauthorized service, fire, flood, lightning,
or other acts of God.
This warranty limits the Company's liability to the repair or replacement of the product. The Company shall not
be responsible for removal and/or reinstallation charges, damage to or theft of the vehicle or its contents, or any
incidental or consequential damages caused by any failure or alleged failure of the product to function properly. Under
No Circumstances Should This Warranty, Or The Product Covered By It, Be Construed As A Guarantee Or Insurance
Policy Against Loss. The Company neither assumes nor authorizes any person or organization to make any
Warranties or assume any liability in connection with the sale, installation, or use of this product.
This device complies with FCC Rules part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions, (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference and, (2) This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications
to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
MO_FREEDOM-400 / REV0 5/01
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