MANUAL TRANSMISSION MULTI-CHANNEL REMOTE STARTER SYSTEM
AS-1484iHF
User Guide
WARNING
It is the responsibility of the vehicle operator to ensure
their vehicle is parked in a safe and responsible manner.
1. When leaving the vehicle, it is the user’s responsibility to
ensure that the gearshift lever is in the NEUTRAL position and
the parking brake is engaged in order to avoid accidents upon
remote starting.
2. It is the user's responsibility to ensure that the remote
starter is disabled or put into valet mode before servicing.
FCC USER NOTICE (U.S.A.):
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: 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.
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September 14, 2006
Manufactured in Canada by Autostart
Table of Contents
Introduction .....................................................2
Basic Remote Operation ................................2
Vehicle Presets................................................2
Heater and Heated Seat ...............................2
Windshield Wipers, Radio and Headlights....3
Arming the Starter Kill ....................................3
Remote-starting Your Vehicle........................3
Setting the system to Ready Mode...............3
Remaining in Ready Mode ...........................3
Remote-Starting............................................4
Driving Off .....................................................4
Remote Starter Features ................................4
Idle Mode ......................................................4
Valet Modes ..................................................4
Panic Mode ...................................................5
Cold Weather Mode ......................................5
Advanced Features: Installation-programmable
Options .............................................................5
Remote Door Locks ......................................6
Ignition-controlled Door Locks Option...........6
Secure Lock Option.......................................6
Remote Trunk Release Option......................6
Turbo Mode...................................................6
Starter Kill / Anti-Grind ..................................7
Engine Run Time ..........................................7
Multi-car Operation..........................................7
Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range
Issues ...............................................................7
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY.....................9
Introduction
This Module is a state-of-the-art remote car starter system. With many advanced function,
this product will satisfy any one of the user’s expectations from high-end commodity systems,
without neglecting the standard features commonly offered by entry-level starters.
Basic Remote Operation
Your remote car starter can operate two independent vehicles equipped with an identical
remote car starter (see multi-car operation on page 7).
The functions of the transmitter are as follows:
Pressing the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons simultaneously will activate the AUX 2 output.
Vehicle Presets
Heater and Heated Seat
When leaving the vehicle it is recommended to preset the accessory controls in preparation
for the next remote start. Settings for the blower motor (fan), front and rear, as well as
heated seats (if equipped) should not be left on HIGH. It is recommended to leave the settings
on LOW or MEDIUM instead.
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Windshield Wipers, Radio and Headlights
Certain vehicles require the radio and / or windshield wiper and / or headlight circuits to
become energized while running under remote start. When leaving the vehicle you must
ensure that the windshield wiper and headlight switches are OFF. Leaving the headlight switch
ON on certain types of vehicles could cause them to remain ON even after the remote starter
shuts down, resulting in a dead battery.
Arming the Starter Kill
If installed, the Starter Kill can be programmed to arm in Active Mode (will not arm
automatically) or in Passive Mode (will arm automatically).
• To disarm the Starter Kill in Active or Passive Mode, press the UNLOCK button on the transmitter. The parking lights will flash twice. (If Remote Door Locks were installed, this will
also unlock the doors.) In Passive Mode, the system will automatically rearm 1 or 3
minutes after the doors were unlocked.
• To arm the Starter Kill in Active or Passive Mode, press and hold the LOCK button on the
transmitter. The parking lights will flash once. (If Remote Door Locks were installed, this
will also lock the doors). In Passive Mode, the system will automatically arm 1 or 3 minutes
after the engine is shut down.
Remote-starting Your Vehicle
Setting the system to Ready Mode
This unit is designed for Manual Transmissions only. In order to remote-start the vehicle, the
Unit must first be set to Ready mode. If the Unit is not set to Ready Mode, it cannot remotestart the vehicle. Once the system has been set to Ready Mode, the vehicle can be remote
started and stopped at will (as long as the Unit never exits Ready Mode).
1. Ensure that all the Doors are closed and that the Gear Lever is in the Neutral
position.
2. With the Engine already running, apply the Parking Brake.
3. Within 20 sec. press LOCK, UNLOCK or START/STOP on the Transmitter.
The Parking Lights will flash 3 times quickly and remain lit.
4. Remove the key: the Engine will go on running.
5. Exit the vehicle and close the Door.
6. Press either:
a. LOCK to lock the Doors, arm the Alarm and shut down the Engine;
b. UNLOCK to unlock the Doors and shut down the Engine;
c. START/STOP to shut down the Engine without affecting the Doors or;
d. TRUNK to lock all Doors and engage idle mode.
Remaining in Ready Mode
Once the vehicle is in Ready Mode you can start and stop the vehicle at wish. However, if
any one of the following events occurs, the vehicle will exit Ready Mode – thus eliminating
the remote start option until Ready Mode is restored:
• Door opened;
• Hood opened;
• Brakes pressed;
• Parking Brake disengaged;
• Key turned to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
Should any of the above occur, Ready Mode will be cancelled.
Note: The unit will notify the user that it has exited Ready Mode by giving three slow flashes
of the vehicle’s Parking Lights.
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Remote-Starting
Press the START/STOP button for approx. 1 second. The parking lights will come ON, informing
you that the unit has received your signal. Approx. 5 seconds later, the engine will start. The
Parking Lights will remain ON during the pre-programmed run time.
If the vehicle doesn’t start the first time, the system will shut down.
Driving Off
With the vehicle running under remote control, press the UNLOCK button to DISARM and UNLOCK
the doors (if installed). Enter the vehicle and do the following:
• Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
• Press the brakes to disengage the remote starter unit.
You are now ready to drive off.
Caution: do not turn the key to the CRANK position with the engine running. This will cause
the starter motor to re-engage, unless your vehicle is equipped with the Start Kill / AntiGrind Feature (Optional).
Remote Starter Features
Idle Mode
This feature allows the user to engage the remote starter to take over the vehicle while it is
already running with the key in the IGNITION switch. The vehicle will keep running for the preprogrammed run time, or until it is shut down by remote.
Caution: Do not leave children or pets unattended in a car running in Idle Mode.
To activate Idle Mode:
To enable Idle Mode, press and hold the LOCK, UNLOCK or START/STOP button on your remote
transmitter while the engine is running.
Note: When enabling Idle Mode, pressing LOCK or UNLOCK will automatically unlock the
doors.
The parking lights will come ON. Remove the key, exit the vehicle and lock the doors (if
desired). Pressing the TRUNK button at this point will lock all Doors and activate Idle Mode.
The engine will continue running and will turn itself OFF when the pre-programmed run time
expires (see Step 6 of the “Setting the system to Ready Mode” section on p. 3).
Valet Modes
Ignition Valet
The system can be placed in Valet Mode to disable the remote starting capabilities. If the
vehicle needs to be serviced, or if you park it indoors, Valet Mode will prevent the engine
from being accidentally started by remote control.
To ENTER Valet Mode
1. With the key in the Ignition switch, turn the key to the ON (RUN/IGNITION) and then OFF
positions 5 times within 10 seconds.
2. The Parking Light will flash 3 times indicating the Module is now in Valet Mode.
The LED will turn ON solid.
To EXIT Valet Mode
1. With the key in the Ignition switch, turn the key to the ON (RUN/IGNITION) and then OFF
positions 5 times within 10 seconds.
2. The Parking Light will flash twice indicating the Module is now out of Valet Mode.
The LED will turn OFF.
Valet Mode using the Valet Button
(If installed)
To put the system into Valet Mode:
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1. Turn the key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
2. Press (for at least 1 second) and release the Valet Button. The L.E.D. will come ON.
To take the system out of Valet Mode:
1. Turn the key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
2. Press (for at least 1 second) and release the Valet Button. The L.E.D. will go OUT.
The Valet button can only be used if the vehicle keys are in the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
Panic Mode
Note:
Panic mode can only be activated if the horn has been adequately configured
by your installer.
In an emergency situation, you can activate Panic Mode using the
This will:
• shut down the engine,
• unlock the doors (with the UNLOCK button)
• or lock the doors (with the LOCK button),
LOCK
or
UNLOCK
button.
• disarm the Starter Kill and
• activate the horn for 25 sec.
Note: See the description of the Starter Kill option later in this Guide.
To activate Panic Mode:
• Press and hold the UNLOCK button for approximately 3 sec. until the sound signal starts
and the parking lights flash: this will unlock the doors before the sound signal starts.
• Or press and hold the LOCK button for approximately 3 seconds until the sound signal
starts and the parking lights flash: this will lock the doors before the sound signal
starts.
Panic Mode will automatically shut down after 25 sec.
Note: To stop Panic Mode before the end of its delay, press the LOCK or UNLOCK button
until the sound signal stops.
Cold Weather Mode
When Cold Weather Mode is active, the engine starts every 2 hours and runs for 3 minutes
(or for 8 or 18 minutes with Diesel engines); the routine goes on for a period of 24 hours.
To enter Cold Weather Mode:
• With the vehicle already in Ready Mode, press and hold the START/STOP button until
the parking lights flash 3 times.
To exit Cold Weather Mode, do any one of the following:
• Open the hood.
• Start the engine using the remote control.
• Turn the ignition key to the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
• Press and hold the START/STOP button for 3 seconds
(until the parking Lights flash once)
• Set the vehicle to Valet Mode.
Advanced Features: Installation-programmable Options
The remote car starter was designed with flexibility and OEM integration in mind. With its
programmable options, this unit can single-handedly control nearly any electrical system in
your vehicle.
Note: The programming of these features should be left to a professional. Changing any
one of the settings may adversely affect the operation your Remote Car Starter.
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Remote Door Locks
If your system was installed with the Remote Door Locks option, you will have the
convenience of remote keyless entry.
To LOCK your doors and ARM the Starter Kill:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button for approx. 1 sec.
2. The parking lights will flash once and the L.E.D. will flash slowly to confirm that the
doors have been locked and that the Starter Kill feature is enabled if it was installed.
To UNLOCK your doors and DISARM the Starter Kill:
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button for approx. 1 sec.
2. The parking lights will flash twice and the L.E.D. will go out to confirm that the doors
have been unlocked and that the Starter Kill feature is disarmed if it was installed.
Note: If installed and configured in Passive Mode at installation, the Starter Kill feature will
rearm automatically 60 seconds after the doors are unlocked. For that reason, you may
have to unlock your doors a second time if some time elapses before you actually start
the engine.
Ignition-controlled Door Locks Option
This is an added security feature. If your system was installed with the Ignition-controlled
Door Locks option, the doors will automatically be locked as soon as the user presses the
brakes while the ignition key is in the IGNITION ON (RUN) position.
When the key is turned to the Ignition OFF position, the doors will automatically be unlocked.
(Only available if remote Door Lock Option is installed)
Secure Lock Option
Before it can remote-start your vehicle, the module must first disarm the factory security
system.
The Secure Lock feature may be required on certain vehicle models with factory security
systems that automatically unlock the doors when the security system is disarmed.
To keep your vehicle protected when the factory security system is disarmed for a remote
start, Secure Lock will relock your doors as soon as the vehicle has started.
Once the engine run cycle ends, Secure Lock will rearm your factory security system.
Remote Trunk Release Option
If your system was installed with the Remote Trunk Release, you can open your trunk by
pressing the TRUNK button on the remote transmitter. Vehicles must have an electric TRUNK
switch or a remote TRUNK button on the vehicle’s OEM Transmitter for this option to be
compatible with the Module.
Turbo Mode
If Turbo Mode is configured at installation, it will allow a turbocharger to idle down after the
user leaves the vehicle: the unit will take over the vehicle and keep it running for 60 seconds
(or until it is shut down by remote control), then shut down the engine and set the Remote
Car Starter to Ready Mode.
To activate Turbo Mode, follow all steps of the Ready Mode routine :
1. Ensure that all the doors are closed and that the shifter is in the neutral position.
2. With the engine already running, apply the parking brake and release the brake pedal.
Make sure to release the brake pedal.
3. Within 20 sec. press LOCK, UNLOCK or START/STOP on the transmitter.
The parking lights will flash 3 times quickly and remain lit.
4. Remove the key: the engine will go on running.
5. Exit the vehicle and close the door.
6. Press and hold either:
a) LOCK to lock the doors and shut down the engine after 60 sec.;
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b)
c)
UNLOCK to unlock the doors and shut down the engine after 60 sec.;
START/STOP to shut down the engine immediately, without affecting
the
doors (this will by-pass Turbo Mode).
d) TRUNK TO SET THE VEHICLE INTO IDLE MODE
Starter Kill / Anti-Grind
This added security feature will immobilize your vehicle when the system is armed
(LOCKED). If your Module was installed with the Starter Kill option, you will not be able to
start your vehicle with the key unless the system has been disarmed first (UNLOCKED).
The Starter Kill option can be programmed to be ACTIVE (will not arm automatically) or PASSIVE
(will arm automatically). In PASSIVE Mode, your installer can program it to arm automatically in
1 or 3 minutes.
Once the vehicle has been remote started, the Anti-Grind feature prevents the starter motor
from re-engaging when the ignition key is accidentally turned to the CRANK position.
Note: Automobile insurance companies sometimes offer a rebate for vehicles with a
passive starter kill device.
Engine Run Time
(Gas 15 minutes, Diesel 20 minutes by default) If you have a gas engine, your system can
be programmed to run the engine for 3, 15, or 25 minutes (15 minutes by default). If you
have a diesel engine, it can be programmed to run the engine for 8, 20, or 30 minutes).
Multi-car Operation
This option allows the owner of two vehicles, both equipped with the same Remote Car
Starter model, to control both systems with a single remote control. To control the second
vehicle, simultaneously press the TRUNK button and the button of the function you wish to use.
Note: Your remote control must be configured for second car operation by the installer.
•
•
•
•
•
Press TRUNK + LOCK button simultaneously: LOCK
Press TRUNK + UNLOCK: ............................... UNLOCK
Press TRUNK + START:.................................. START
Press TRUNK + STOP: ................................... STOP
Press TRUNK + STARTSTOP for 3 sec: ............Cold Weather Mode
Troubleshooting Poor Transmitting Range Issues
Many factors may affect the operating range of the transmitter. Some of these are:
• The condition of the battery in the transmitter.
• The operating environment (for example: downtown radio-frequency noise, airports,
cellular phone towers…)
• Metal: any type of metal will affect operating range. This includes the metal in the car.
• The shape of the vehicle can affect range as well; vans in general have an especially poor
range.
• The shape of the roof and A-pillars brings about considerable radio-frequency deflection
(in this case the signal from the remote control). As a result, the direction in which the
vehicle is facing in relation to the remote control can affect the range. Straight on –
standing in front of the vehicle – generally gives you the greatest range; the second best
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performance is from the back. Using the remote control from either side of the vehicle will
usually give the lowest range.
• The range will be significantly lower in a crowded parking lot than in open space.
• Always hold the transmitter high, approximately at shoulder height. Holding the transmitter
against your chin will also increase your range: your head acts as an antenna.
• The operating range will be somewhat lower on vehicles equipped with an aftermarket or
factory alarm.
• Windows and windshields tinted with lead or metallic tints will decrease the operating
range.
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LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
REMOTE STARTERS:
As the manufacturer, 160031 Canada Inc. (“Autostart”) warrants to the original consumer purchaser only (non-transferable) that the remote
starter module (control box) shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original consumer purchaser
continuously owns the vehicle in which the remote starter was originally installed, as specified below:
1)
For the first two years after the date of manufacture, as specified by the serial number on the module, Autostart will replace the
remote starter module free of charge with a new remote starter module.
2)
For the third year and any consecutive year after the date of manufacture, as specified by the serial number on the module,
Autostart will provide to the original consumer purchaser a new remote starter module, for a repair charge of $25.00 USD.
In all cases, the consumer must return the remote starter module to the point of purchase, and must provide a copy of the proof of purchase to
said retailer. A remote starter module will be returned to the retailer for the consumer to claim within a 4 (four)-week period. For case (2), a
certified cheque or money order in the amount of $25.00 USD must accompany the remote starter module, or the retailer may refuse the return.
ACCESSORIES:
Autostart warrants to the original consumer purchaser only (non-transferable) that it will replace any Autostart accessory part for a one-year
period from date of purchase. Accessories will only be replaced if proven defective in material or workmanship, and if, when the accessory is
returned to the point of purchase, the retailer is provided with a copy of the proof of purchase. The accessory will be sent to the retailer for the
consumer to claim within a 4 (four)-week period.
THE WARRANTY IS VOID IF:
1)
The product has been damaged, altered in any way or tampered with, without the explicit written consent of an
Autostart technician. For remote starter modules, this includes the opening or removal of the plastic covering of the
module, or the removal or alteration of the barcode label on the plastic covering of the module.
2)
The product is damaged due to accident, fire, flood, shipping and handling, misuse, neglect, or other conditions
beyond the control of Autostart.
3)
The product has been installed or repaired by anyone other than a certified technician.
4)
The product has been improperly installed or used.
THE WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
1)
Batteries.
2)
Scratched or worn transmitter cases.
3)
Installation and/or removal charges for all remote starter modules and accessories.
4)
Shipping and handling charges incurred for product exchange or replacement.
5)
Any material damages other than to the product itself.
6)
Harnessing, L.E.D. lights, switches, inverters, relays, etc.
THIS LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY SHALL CONSTITUTE THE SOLE LIABILITY OF AUTOSTART FOR OUR PRODUCTS, AND
IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED TO ASSUME FOR
AUTOSTART ANY OTHER LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE SALE OR USE OF OUR PRODUCTS. AUTOSTART’S LIABILITY,
WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER THEORY, SHALL NOT EXCEED
THE PRICE OF THE INDIVIDUAL UNIT WHOSE DEFECT FOR DAMAGE IS THE BASIS OF THE CLAIM. UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCE WILL AUTOSTART, ITS DISTRIBUTORS OR THEIR AGENTS BEAR ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
The parties hereto elect that any dispute regarding the present document be submitted to the appropriate Court located in the Province of Quebec,
District of Montreal. The parties hereto agree that this document is governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of Quebec. If the
purchaser is located in a province of Canada other than Quebec, all matters dealing with the warranty of quality will be governed by and
interpreted in accordance with the law of Ontario. If the purchaser is located outside Canada, all matters dealing with the warranty of quality will
be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (the “Vienna
Convention”).
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