2-WAY REMOTE
CONTROL ENGINE
STARTER
®
USER MANUAL
MODEL 2305A
For all gas- and diesel-powered
vehicles
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AM/FM communication
May control vehicle’s OEM safety system or added
optional system
Protection mode for turbocharged engines
Headlight status warning
Pager mode
(FRANÇAIS AU VERSO)
CONSULT SAFETY PRECAUTION SECTION
BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT.
SOME FEATURES MAY REQUIRE
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL (NOT INCLUDED).
PATENT NOS
CAN 2.105.426
USA 5.614.883 - 5.617.819 - 5.673.017 - 6.087.996
Manufactured in Canada by:
AND OTHER PATENTS PENDING
Printed in Canada
All rights reserved © Astroflex 2006
July 2006
193-127-317-01
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
This device complies with the requirements of Industry Canada (IC) - Management of Radio Frequencies,
as specified in document CNR-210. Its use is authorized only on a no-interference, no-protection basis; in
other words, this device must not be used if it is determined that it causes harmful interference to services
authorized by IC. In addition, the user of this device must accept any radio interference that may be received, even if this
interference could affect the operation of the device.
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 interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio-frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television, which can be determined by turning the equipment OFF and ON, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from the one the receiver is connected to.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.
Warning:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by <manufacturer> could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
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THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING AN ASTROSTART REMOTE CAR STARTER!
Like you, Astroflex is concerned with the environment.
This is why we suggest using the two-minute runtime
when you remote start your vehicle to warm up engine fluids.
We take this opportunity to remind you to properly defrost your windows
and remove all the snow from your vehicle before driving on public roads.
Rolling igloos are extremely dangerous!
We wish you an excellent journey with your remote engine starter!
USER GUIDE FOR 2305A REMOTE ENGINE STARTER
The 2305A remote starter is a bi-directional remote engine start system. This means that it can communicate both ways and
therefore return an acknowledgment to the transmitter and/or communicate the status of the vehicle.
It offers a keyless entry feature allowing the user to operate the door locks as well as access to the trunk of the vehicle.
These features are optional and may require additional material and/or wiring during installation.
An optional alarm kit (P/N 310-120-503) can be added to the control module to warn you of the access status of the vehicle
and/or and intrusion.
The functions relative to the safety system described in this manual apply only when the alarm kit has been added.
Table of contents
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ____________________________________________________________________________ 2
SAFETY SEQUENCE FOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3
PREPARING SYSTEM ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3
THE REMOTE CONTROL ___________________________________________________________________________ 4
PAGER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5
RANGE SETTING -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5
TABLE OF COMMANDS ____________________________________________________________________________ 6
START COMMANDS -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8
SECURITY SYSTEM ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
LOCK/UNLOCK COMMANDS AND ALARM SYSTEM ARMING/DISARMING ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15
OTHER COMMANDS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16
CODE LEARNING OF ADDITIONAL TRANSMITTER(S) __________________________________________________ 20
SAFETY CHECKS ________________________________________________________________________________ 21
HOOD SWITCH --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21
GEARSHIFT CHECK APPLICABLE TO AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VEHICLES ------------------------------------------------------------------ 21
GEARSHIFT CHECK APPLICABLE TO MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES----------------------------------------------------------------------- 22
REPLACING OR BOOSTING VEHICLE BATTERY ______________________________________________________ 22
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Before using this product, carefully read the following safety precautions.
GENERAL RULES
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Never perform a remote start when a person or animal is inside the vehicle.
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Do not allow any person or animal to remain inside the vehicle when the engine is running under remote
starter control (continuous mode).
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Immediately report any malfunction to the AstroStart dealer that performed the installation.
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Under no circumstance can this product or its use be modified.
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Always turn off the main switch when vehicle is parked in an enclosed, unventilated area or is in for servicing.
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Always turn off the main switch when not using your remote starter for extended periods.
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Keep remote controls away from children.
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Have your engine tuned regularly to ensure optimum performance of your remote starter.
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Make sure that the windshield wipers and the headlights are turned off before leaving vehicle.
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Regularly check safety features that stop engine (see SAFETY CHECKS on page 21.)
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Make sure you comply with all local regulations, which may prohibit leaving your engine running when vehicle is
unattended in a public place.
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To ensure continued safe operation of your remote starter, ask your AstroStart dealer to periodically check
and/or tune the remote starting system.
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Always advise service personnel that your vehicle is equipped with a remote starter.
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We strongly recommend that you have your remote starter checked annually. Contact a dealer in your area.
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All users of the vehicle should be aware of the safety precautions and operation procedures.
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Make sure that the warning sticker is present on the driver's window.
SPECIFIC RULES FOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES
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Make sure that the parking brake is operational, i.e. it can prevent the vehicle from moving.
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If the shift lever is accessible without having to open a door of the vehicle (for example, by entering via the
liftgate or rear hatch) or in the case of a convertible vehicle, it is strongly recommended to have a motion
detector (microwave) installed with the system. This device prevents the engine from starting should any activity
be detected near the gearshift.
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SAFETY SEQUENCE FOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES
Your remote starter was designed to force you to perform a series of actions that will ensure that the gearshift lever is in
neutral position when you exit the vehicle.
This series of actions is called a "Safety sequence" and is aimed at preventing any remote start in situations where remote
starting the engine would not be safe.
Should the hatchback or any door be opened at any time, the intrusion will be detected and the safety sequence will be
cancelled by the system, thus preventing a remote start. In such cases, the sequence must be repeated to allow for an
eventual remote start.
The system offers two execution modes for the sequence. These options must be set at time of installation. The first mode
is initiated by the parking brake and the other by the remote control.
The safety sequence must be performed as follows.
Sequence activated by the parking brake .
1.
While engine is running (key in ignition switch), apply the brakes and hold the pedal down.
2.
Move gearshift lever to neutral.
3.
Apply the parking brake
Once
Twice
Note: The system can be set - at time of installation - to require that the parking brake be applied once or twice.
If set for two actuations, pause one second between the two.
4.
Remove key from ignition (the system keeps the engine running).
5.
Exit the vehicle.
6.
Within 60 seconds, close all doors.
7.
The system will stop the engine except if Turbo Mode or Continuous Mode is active and blink the parking brakes
once to confirm the sequence is valid (vehicle is ready for a remote start command).
Sequence activated by the remote control
1.
While engine is running (key in ignition switch), apply the brakes and hold the pedal down.
2.
Move gearshift lever to neutral.
3.
Apply parking brake.
4.
Press
button on your remote control.
5.
Remove key from ignition (the system keeps the engine running).
6.
Exit the vehicle and close all the doors.
End of sequence by shutting doors *
End of sequence by stop command *
7.
Press on the button of the remote.
The system will stop the engine except if
The system will stop the engine. Note that the
Turbo Mode or Continuous Mode is on.
Turbo Mode is unavailable with this option.
The parking lights will blink once to confirm that the sequence is valid (vehicle is ready for a remote start
command). * The end of sequence option is set at time of installation.
NOTES: If you release the brake pedal and depress it once more during or after the execution of the safety sequence, the
safety sequence will be invalidated and any remote start will be impossible.
If the engine stops when the key is removed from the ignition, the safety sequence is invalid. Perform a new safety
sequence. If problem persists, consult your installer.
PREPARING SYSTEM
When you exit the vehicle, you need to prepare the remote starter for its next use.
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If the vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission, make sure that the remote starter system has detected a
valid safety sequence.
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If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, make sure that the transmission lever is in the "P"
position.
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Set heating/air conditioning controls to desired position (when the remote starter starts your engine, it will also
turn on your climate control system).
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Turn your windshield wipers to the OFF position to avoid strain on the mechanism should a start command be
sent to the vehicle when, for example, snow prevents the wipers from moving.
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Make sure that the headlights are turned off.
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Be sure not to leave your keys inside the vehicle. Certain rearming functions can cause the doors to lock
automatically.
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THE REMOTE CONTROL
A maximum of four remote controls can be assigned to your vehicle. See your dealer for additional remote controls.
NOTE: The range of your remote control can be affected by weak batteries, interference from nearby metal structures,
hydro poles, or crowded parking lots.
USING YOUR REMOTE CONTROL
To send a command, press for two seconds on the appropriate button.
Command may not be sent if the button is not pressed long enough.
The remote control beeps when a button is pressed, then emits ten short beeps
during the transmission.
Your remote control can transmit on two different channels, allowing control of
two separate vehicles. Only the “Panic” command is transmitted on both
channels simultaneously.
An audible confirmation (piezo) is emitted along with a visual confirmation (LED
indicator) each time a command is sent.
The remote control pictured may differ from that included in the kit.
Your system may be programmed in such a way that it can distinguish between
two groups of remote controls (maximum: two remotes per group). These groups
let you activate predefined settings on certain vehicles (seat, mirror and other),
for example, when unlocking (additional optional equipment required).
TRANSMISSION OF A COMMAND
CHANNEL 1
CHANNEL 2
To transmit a command
on channel 1, press desired
button for two seconds.
To transmit a command on channel 2, press desired button, then as soon as a beep is
heard, release the button for a moment then press it again and hold it down for two
seconds. The remote beeps twice to confirm transmission on channel 2.
As soon as a command is sent, the remote switches over to standby mode in order to receive and display confirmations
sent by the command module installed in the vehicle.
These signals are transmitted only once and could be neutralized by radio or electromagnetic interferences generated by
electronic devices in the vicinity.
If no confirmation is received in a given location, move away from electronic devices and activate the "Status" command
( then
). The start module will inform you of the status of door locks, alarm, and running of the engine (See Table of
commands on page 6).
Note that the communication between the vehicle and the transmitter operates in only one direction at a time. This is why it
is recommended to wait for the confirmation before sending another command. Otherwise, the vehicle and the transmitter
could transmit at the same time wich would block the command as well as the returned confirmation.
Out of range
If the vehicle is out of range, the transmitter will emit a soft chirp after 3 seconds and all the buttons will flash except those
that where pressed to send the commande to indicate that the command has not been received by neither the module nor
the transmitter.
CONFIRMATIONS EMITTED BY THE REMOTE
Each time a command is transmitted, the system returns a confirmation acknowledging the command was received.
The confirmation consists of the blinking of the LEDs used to transmit the command.
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REPLACING THE BATTERY
When the sound becomes low-piched on a audio confirmation this means that the batteries
need to be replaced.
The remote control requires two 3-volt lithium batteries (CR-2430 or equivalent).
We strongly recommend keeping a set of replacement batteries in your glove
compartment.
To replace the battery, remove the screw on the back cover of the remote control,
remove old batteries and replace them with new ones.
Make sure batteries are placed in the right direction (see pictogram opposite).
PAGER
The 2305A remote is equipped with a function called ‘Pager’. It has two purposes: send to all remote controls related to the
system a general call asking those who carry them to get to the vehicle or to perform a task previously established. The
other function is to locate a misplaced remote control.
Paging from the vehicle
To send a general call, the user must press the ‘Valet’ switch and hold it for 3 seconds while engine is stopped and key is
not in the ignition, or while engine is remote started (see ‘Valet Mode’ on page 14)(The valet switch is a small red push
button hided under the dash board).
Parking lights on the vehicle blink once to confirm the call was sent.
All remote controls (maximum: 4) located within the radio frequency range of the vehicle will begin to chirp. To silence the
remote control, press any button.
Paging from a remote
Press the
button (2 sec.) and then, within 10 seconds, the
button (2 sec.).
The remote control which is being called will begin to chirp if it is located within the radio frequency range of the emitting
remote control. To silence the remote control, press any button.
Note : In order for a remote control to receive a call from another remote, it is essential that the access code of the remote
that is being called has been memorized by the remote making the call.
Proceed as follows to enter the access code of the ‘B’ remote control in the ‘A’ remote control’s memory.
On remote ‘A’: Press on the
button (2 sec.) then, within 10 seconds, press the
the remote emits a series of rapid beeps.
On remote ‘B’: Press on the
and
buttons simultaneously until
button (2 sec.) then, within 10 seconds, press momentarily on the
button (2 sec.).
button will blink once.
If sequence is correct: the ‘A’ remote will emit a tone, then the
Reverse sequence order to enter access code of ‘A’ remote in ‘B’ remote’s memory.
RANGE SETTING
This fonction prevents from unlocking the doors or releasing the trunk should a command be transmitted accidently while
you are away from the vehicle.
When the remote is set in "Reduced" mode, you must be close to the vehicle for the system to perform the command. This
function only affects the "Unlock" and the "Trunk" commands.
Press the
button (2 sec.) then the
and
buttons
simultaneously (2 sec.) to select the next of the 3 available
options, the table indicates the range according to the numbers
of blinks obtained.
NUMBER OF FLASH
RANGE
2
2
NORMAL,
NORMAL
1
-
REDUCED,
NORMAL
1
1
REDUCED,
REDUCED
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TABLE OF COMMANDS
CONFIRMATION
COMMANDS
BUTTONS
VEHICLE
LIGHTS
GROUP 1
START / CONTINUOUS MODE
1
STOP
ACCESS TO COMMAND GROUP #2
LOCK / ARMING *
UNLOCK / DISARMING *
TRUNK
> 4 sec.
1
-
> 2 sec.
-
-
2 / 4*
> 4 sec.
UTILITY 1
UTILITY 2
C
D
BEEP
1
2
‘
1-20
‘
(10 sec.)
-
1X
1
2X
2
1X /2X
1 /2
-
‘
-
1X
1
3
-
1X
2X
1
2
1-4
-
4
2
-
1
-
1
-
-
-
> 4 sec.
1
-
1X
> 2 sec.
-
-
-
STARTING POSSIBLE
STARTING DISABLED
STOP
ACCESS TO COMMAND GROUP #1
GROUP 2
B
30 / 60 SEC.
4
2
ACTIVATE
CANCEL
ACTIVATE
CANCEL
ACTIVATE
CANCEL
VALET MODE
PAGER
REMOTE PROGRAMMING
RANGE SETTING
START TEMPERATURE
DISPLAY START FAIL CODES
DISPLAY ALARM CODES *
UTILITY 3
UTILITY 4
A
1X
2/4/X*
-
3
ACTIVATE
CANCEL
RUNTIME
MUTE (REMOTE CONTROL)
1X
2X
10X
1X
> 4 sec.
SENTINEL
KEYPAD (REMOTE CONTROL)
BUTTON (LED)
1/3/X*
3/1
CAR FINDER
STATUS
-
1 / 3*
PANIC
REMOTE CONTROL
SIREN *
LOCK
UNLOCK
ACTIVATE
CANCEL
-
-
-
-
-
-
1-4
1X
1X
2X
1X
2x
1X
2x
2X
2X
16X
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
‘
1
2
2
16‘
See Pager on page 5.
See Range setting on page 5.
1-4
-
1 - 20
-
1X
1X
1-20
1-4
1-8
-
1x
1-8
1
-
1X
1
1
-
1X
1
LEGEND :
= BLINKING LED 0 – NUMBER OF CHIRPS OR BEEPS
‘ = MELODY OR TONE, REPLACED BY VIBRATIONS IN MUTE MODE, EXCEPT FOR PANIC AND PAGER COMMANDS
0 = REFERS TO A COMMENT IN TABLE ON FOLLOWING PAGE “ – “ = NO CONFIRMATION
REMARKS:
* ITEMS FOLLOWED BY AN ASTERISK (*) APPLY ONLY TO COMMAND UNITS EQUIPPED WITH A SECURITY SYSTEM.
1 = NO ZONE IS IN VIOLATION DURING ARMING. 2 = NO ZONE WAS IN VIOLATION WHILE ALARM WAS ARMED. 3 = AT LEAST ONE ZONE IS IN VIOLATION
DURING ARMING. 4 = AT LEAST ONE ZONE WAS IN VIOLATION WHILE ALARM WAS ARMED. X = NO CHIRP WHEN VALET MODE IS ACTIVE OR WHEN ALARM
IS PROGRAMMED AS DISABLED
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By default, the commands executed by the remote are those of Group 1. To perform a command from Group 2, you
must first press the
button (2 sec.), and then press the button(s) corresponding to the desired command. The
remote control remains in Group 2 for 10 secondes (to execute the command). If the button is pressed (2 sec.)
when the remote is in Group 2, it switches to Group 1.
A : The system is ready for a start. B : Start will not be possible. C : Start was successful. D : Start was not
successful. In such a case, the remote beeps the number of time corresponding to the start fail code.
Horn sounds on each subsequent command (programming required at installation).
This command ends runtime, "Panic" mode and alarm status.
Temporary "Valet" mode if pressed a second time during rearming delay.
System can be programmed so that "Trunk" command is replaced by "Utility 1" command.
If the system is not ready to execute the command (ex.: engine kept running by ignition key).
Horn plays a short melody.
Buttons blink 1 to 4 times when remote is in silent mode.
Combination depending upon status of engine and status of locks.
Confirmations emitted by vehicle
The confirmations emitted by the vehicle are generated as soon as the start module receives the command. In most cases,
your remote starter will confirm that the command has been received, by either sounding the horn or the siren, or by flashing
the parking lights.
The confirmations emitted by the parking lights are mandatory while those emitted by the horn or the siren are optional
(programmable) and can require additional connections and components at time of installation. Many of these confirmations
depend on the status of the system when the command is emitted. Refer to paragraphs relating to each command for more
details on confirmations.
OTHER CONFIRMATIONS
The system emits other types of confirmations. Unlike the confirmations shown in the command table and executed
immediately after the emission of a command, the following confirmations can occur at any time.
ENGINE STOP
BUTTON
(LED)
PIEZO
(BEEP)
MECHANICAL
(VIBRATION)
LIGHTS
SIREN
‘
1
-
-
‘
1 (3
RUNTIME OVER
ENGINE STALLED
STOP BY ALARM
2X
ALARM *
A
END OF ALARM *
-
PRE-SHOCK *
TRUNK OR DOORS *
VEHICLE
REMOTE CONTROL
CONFIRMATIONS
B
OPEN > 5 MIN.
CLOSED
LEFT ON
TURNED OFF
1X
2X
1X
2X
1X
2X
2X
2X
1X
2X
‘
1
2
1
2
1
2
2
2
1
2
‘
30 SEC.
)
SEE SECURITY
SYSTEM ON PAGE 11.
1 (3
2
2
1
)
-
LEFT ON
TURNED OFF
AND DOORS LOCKED
1
SYSTEM ARMED *
AND DOORS UNLOCKED
1
END OF DELAY - OUTPUT 1 OR 3
1
UTILITY OUTPUT
END OF DELAY - OUTPUT 2 OR 4
1
ACTIVATE
4
VALET MODE
CANCEL
2
REMOTE CODE MEMORIZED
- (30 SEC. )
1
PAGER
* CONFIRMATIONS FOLLOWED BY AN ASTERISK (*) APPLY ONLY TO COMMAND UNITS EQUIPPED WITH A SECURITY SYSTEM.
SYSTEM CAN BE CONFIGURED TO INDICATE AN ALARM STATUS FROM VEHICLE’S ORIGINAL SYSTEM.
A : SEQUENTIAL, REPEATING AS LONG AS ALARM CONDITION PERSISTS. B : SEQUENTIAL, REPEATED FROM 3 TO 6 TIMES.
WHEN IN MUTE MODE.
LIGHTS
1
1
-
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START COMMANDS
STARTING THE ENGINE
To start engine, press the
button (2 sec.).
The system automatically adjusts ignition duration for your type of vehicle; parking lights flash once (duration: four seconds)
then stay on all the time the engine is running.
If more than one command is sent, each successive start command resets the runtime to the beginning, parking lights flash
once to confirm command has been received and horn sounds once (programmable at time of installation) to let you know
engine is already running.
When the start command is emitted, the system will immediately send a confirmation
(1 Beep) that the vehicle is ready
to start or (2 Beeps) to indicate that the vehicle is not ready (ex.: the vehicle won't start if the hood is open).
If the vehicle is ready to start, the system will automatically change to the start cycle and send another confirmation
only if the command was successfully executed. The system can take a few seconds to send back the confirmation.
(‘)
If the vehicle is not ready to start, the system returns the start fail code to the remote transmitter.
IF ENGINE DOES NOT START
If your system cannot start engine at first attempt, it will wait a few seconds then try again; it could try again twice depending
on reason for failure to start.
After three attempts, it will shut down automatically and wait for a new command. In this case, the remote will indicate the
start fail code.
UPON ENTERING YOUR VEHICLE...
Automatic transmission vehicles
To avoid turning the engine off when taking
place behind the steering wheel, do not apply
the brakes until you have placed the key in the
ignition and turned it to the RUN position.
Manual transmission vehicles
To avoid turning the engine off when taking place behind
the steering wheel, do not apply the brakes and do not
remove the parking brake until you have placed the key in
the ignition and turned it to the RUN position.
DO NOT TURN IGNITION KEY TO START POSITION.
STATUS
Press (2 sec.) on the
button and then (2 sec.) on the
button. The command module checks engine status,
protection zones status and lock status, then retransmits this information to remote control, which indicates the results on
the LCD display with a combination of pictograms.
If vehicle is out of range, remote control will give a chirp after three seconds and will flash all the buttons except the ones
used to transmit the command to indicate that either the control module or the remote transmitter could not receive the
command.
ENGINE RUNTIME
Your engine will stop automatically after a preset runtime. Parking lights will stay on as long as the engine is running.
TRIGGER INPUT
Your remote starter is equipped with a negative trigger (pulse) input.
This input can be connected to another remote control device or to an AstroStart RST-2 timer
output (optional), part number 310-903-502.
If this input is connected, consult this device's manual or ask your technician which command
controls the Start/Stop function.
Commands received on this input are ignored while engine is running on a remote start.
All Start/Stop commands triggered on the input act the same as all remote control commands.
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CONTINUOUS MODE
Continuous Mode function lets you remove the key from the ignition while leaving the engine running. This convenient
feature allows you to leave your vehicle for short periods while climate controls remain on.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
VEHICLES
MANUAL
TRANSMISSION
VEHICLES
To access Continuous Mode, press on the
button while engine is idling (see STARTING THE
button of the
ENGINE on page 8). If Turbo Mode is active, you must press a second time on the
remote to set the runtime according to the preset settings.
Parking lights, engine and climate controls will remain on for the duration of the programmed
runtime.
To access Continuous Mode, press on the
button before removing the key from ignition when
performing the safety sequence described on page 3. See “STARTING the ENGINE“ on page 8.
Note: Do not send the stop command
if you perform sequence activated by the remote control
(Step 7) on page 3.
If Turbo Mode is on, it will be activated when the safety sequence is executed.
Remove the key, exit vehicle and lock all doors. All safety devices will remain active.
If you return to your vehicle before runtime has elapsed, just turn the key to RUN position and press the brake pedal.
TURBO MODE
(Activated at time of installation)
This mode allows the engine to be left running at idle speed for a short period of time so that the turbocharger can cool
down as recommended by certain car manufacturers.
This mode activates the continuous mode at a reduced runtime (one or two minutes according to the programming).
To activate the Turbo Mode, press on the
(2 sec.) button (refer to ‘Continuous Mode’).
WHAT STOPS THE ENGINE
For your safety, engine will not start or will stop if:
Your key is in ignition (prevent Start cycle).
Remote control sends a Stop message.
Hood is open.
Brakes are applied.
Engine is over-revving (if programmed Enable at installation).
Alarm detect intrusion.
Main switch is OFF.
Safety sequence not valid (manual transmission vehicle only - parking brake not applied, opening of door detected
while remote starter was not keeping engine running).
MAIN SWITCH
The main switch is usually mounted under the dashboard. It is a toggle ON/OFF switch that is
used to cancel start functions.
It does not disable other commands, which remain active (Alarm features, Locks, etc.).
STOP
When engine is running on a remote start, you can turn it off by performing a stop command.
This command also terminates panic mode and the alarm condition without disarming the security system.
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LOW TEMPERATURE MODE
In Low Temperature (Sentinel) mode, system starts your engine automatically when the temperature falls below a preset
level.
Engine will run for programmed runtime, after which the system will wait 2½ hours and then start the engine again if
temperature is still below preset level.
To activate/cancel Low Temperature mode, press
and buttons simultaneously (2 sec.).
When mode is activated
Parking lights will flash 4 times, then, if temperature is below preset level, engine will start.
If temperature is above preset level, system will wait until it goes below the preset level before starting engine.
In the case of a manual transmission vehicle, the system must have detected a valid security sequence to allow the
activation of Low Temperature mode. (see ‘Safety sequence for manual transmission vehicles’ on page 3).
If system cannot execute command (for example, security sequence not valid, hood is open), confirmation will be different
(lights: 3).
When mode is cancelled
Parking lights will flash twice to confirm that mode is cancelled. Applying brakes cancels Low Temperature mode.
SETTING THE START TEMPERATURE
To change preset temperature at which you want your Remote Starter to start
(2 sec.), then press (2 sec.)
and buttons simultaneously
engine, press
(lights: 1 - 4).
Parking lights will flash from 1 to 4 times to indicate selected start temperature (see
table opposite).
If you send command when ignition has been turned on (by Remote Starter or key),
preset start temperature does not change. However, confirmation is still sent to
indicate last selection.
Number of
Flashes
Preset start
temperature
1
2
3
4
-5°C (23°F)
-15°C (5°F)
-20°C (-7°F)
-30°C (-22°F)
Number of
flashes
Runtime
1
2
3
4
2 minutes 1
4 minutes
8 minutes
18 minutes
SETTING THE RUNTIME
Press (2 sec.)
and
buttons simultaneously (parking lights: 1 - 4).
Parking lights flash one to four times to indicate selected runtime (see table
opposite).
If you send this command while the ignition circuits are activated (by remote or
engine running), runtime does not change but confirmation is sent to indicate last
selection.
If Low Temperature mode is already activated when this command is sent, the
command sets or indicates Low Temperature mode runtime.
Note: Runtime is doubled for a diesel engine.
A runtime of 2 minutes (4 min. for a diesel engine ) is not recommended for most vehicles unless you intend to drive off immediately after the remote start. This
selection is not available in Low Temperature mode.
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SECURITY SYSTEM
This section applies to an AstroStart safety system (optional) and should not be mistaken for the vehicle’s original system.
On such a system, the remote can only warn of an alarm status (optional connections).
The bi-directional remote control is in constant communication with your vehicle. Even if you do not ask for status, it will
inform you by means of icons on your remote that a door has been opened for longer than 5-minutes, that the engine has
stopped, etc.
PROTECTION ZONES
Your security system can use up to six different monitoring devices simultaneously to protect your vehicle.
These devices are connected to the system on different inputs called protection zones.
One of these zones can send an audible warning (7 chirps), while the other five generate an alarm condition if system is
armed.
PROTECTION ZONES
FUNCTIONS
Pre-shock (Warning)
Siren chirps (7 times)
Pre-shock (more than 3 times in 3 min.)
Doors
Hood
Additional sensor (Trunk)
Shock sensor
Ignition (key)
Siren ON for 30 or 60 second period, which can be repeated up to 4 times
depending on initial programming and whether violated zone is corrected or
not.
Each period is separated by a 5 second pause (45 seconds for "Door"
zone).
DETERRENTS
ACTIVE
When one of the monitoring devices detects a violation, system reacts by activating the following deterrents, depending on
which is connected.
System can activate up to four deterrents simultaneously: siren, parking lights, dome light and/or horn.
PREVENTIVE
Depending on how the system is configured, indicator light shows different alarm conditions (see ‘Zone Codes’ on page
14).
It can also act as a deterrent if installed in a place visible from outside the vehicle.
ALARM MODES
WARNING
Warning signal is 7 siren chirps.
If a two-level shock sensor is connected to system, warning sounds every time vehicle is subjected to a light shock when
the alarm is armed.
PRE-ALARM
If you set off alarm by accident and do not want to alarm or disturb the whole neighborhood, ‘pre-alarm’ mode cuts in three
seconds before alarm condition to give you time to disarm system.
In this mode, parking lights, siren and dome light go on and off intermittently for three seconds. Violation information will also
be shown on your remote by the dedicated icon.
ALARM CONDITION
When system is in alarm condition, it activates the various deterrents connected to the alarm module.
Alarm condition remains active for 30 or 60 seconds depending on initial programming, then system pauses for five seconds
(45 seconds for ‘Door’ zone). During this pause, it checks the protection zones again and restarts alarm cycle if a zone is
still in violation.
This cycle can be repeated up to four times. If situation that caused the violation is corrected in mid-cycle, alarm stops at
end of current cycle.
An information indicating that the system is in alarm condition will also be sent to your remote.
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OPERATION
Your alarm system has three different operating modes: active, semi-passive rearming and passive rearming depending
on initial programming. See the relevant paragraph for the mode your system was configured in during installation.
Following a rearming, the last remote that transmitted a command to the system will receive confirmation of the rearming.
ACTIVE
In active mode, the alarm must be armed using the remote (see Table of Commands on page 6).
Alarm is armed as soon as command is received, even if a zone is in violation when command is received. If so, the remote
will emit a loud chirp telling you that one zone is active but the alarm is now enabled. However, a violated zone cannot
trigger the alarm unless it returned to a normal condition beforehand.
This mode is always available even if, during installation, your system was not configured for it.
SEMI-PASSIVE REARMING
In semi-passive mode, alarm must be armed using the remote (see Table of Commands on page 6).
In this mode, alarm rearms automatically 25 seconds after disarming (rearming cycle) if doors all remained closed. Indicator
light flashes rapidly to indicate that system is in rearming cycle.
Note: If vehicle is equipped with power locks interfaced with the system, a device can be added to prevent doors from
locking during rearming if key is still in ignition. If applicable, this device allows system to be armed but cancels locking.
Key detection device is , is not installed on this vehicle.
Following table shows effect of each zone on rearming cycle.
Protection zone
Hood
Additional sensor (trunk)
Shock sensor
Ignition
Doors 2
Warning
Effect on rearming cycle
These three zones prolong rearming cycle as long as they remain in violation.
Activated by ignition key:
Activated by remote starter:
This zone cancels rearming completely.
No effect
Cancels rearming
No effect
Applying brakes or activating Temporary Valet Mode (see page 14) cancels rearming.
PASSIVE REARMING
In passive rearming mode, opening a door triggers rearming cycle.
Alarm will be armed 30 seconds after checking that all protection zones are in normal condition. This 30-second period is
called ‘rearming cycle’.
If a zone detects a violation during rearming cycle, countdown stops and restarts at 30 seconds when all zones are back in
normal condition.
During rearming cycle, indicator light flashes rapidly.
After five seconds, system sends an audible confirmation (siren chirps once), indicating that system will arm after 25
seconds.
After this delay, alarm is armed and sends a second confirmation (siren chirps once and parking lights flash once) to
indicate that system is armed.
If you wish to remain in the vehicle without driving off, you can cancel rearming cycle by applying brakes.
When you exit the vehicle, cycle resumes and system arms automatically.
If you disarm the system and do not open the door within 60 seconds, it rearms itself automatically.
2 If vehicle is equipped with a factory security system and runtime expires during rearming cycle, factory security system is reactivated but not AstroFlex security
system because opening a door is simulated for factory system rearming.
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The following table shows the effect that each zone has on the rearming cycle.
Protection zone
Hood
Doors
Additional sensor (trunk)
Shock sensor
Effect on rearming cycle
These four zones prolong rearming cycle as long as they remain in violation.
Activated by ignition key:
Cancels rearming
Activated by remote starter:
No effect
Warning
No effect
Applying brakes or ignition key in RUN position cancels rearming (until a door is opened, which causes rearming cycle to
restart from the beginning).
See also ‘Temporary Valet Mode’ (page 14) and ‘Dome Light Duration’ (page 19).
Ignition
You can disarm only with remote control by pressing the
button (see Table of Commands on page 6).
System is disarmed immediately and restarts rearming cycle from the beginning.
TO TERMINATE ALARM CONDITION
You can terminate alarm condition by pressing
button (2 sec.), which also disarms system. Pressing the
(2 sec.) or the stop command, will terminate alarm condition without disarming system.
button
CONFIRMATION
When the alarm is armed, one chirp of the siren and/or flash of the parking lights means that all protection zones are in
normal condition and system is ready.
button and emits one Beep.
The remote control lights the
Three chirps or flashes means that one or more zones are in violation (i.e. at least one door is opened). At that time, the
remote send the same confirmations.
Once the zone is corrected (i.e. door closed), the system sends another confirmation (one chirp or flash if all zones are in
normal condition, three chirps or flashes if another zone is in violation).
If a zone is in violation when system is armed manually (using remote) and the cause of the violation is not corrected, the
alarm will still arm but this zone will not be able to generate an alarm condition. See also ‘Dome Light Duration’ on page 19.
When you disarm the alarm, two chirps or flashes indicate that no one tried to break into or do anything to your vehicle, and
four chirps or flashes indicate that an alarm condition occurred during your absence.
The following table summarizes this section.
CONFIRMATION
MEANING
1 chirp
System armed, no zone in violation.
2 chirps
System disarmed, no violation detected.
3 chirps
System armed with zone in violation. Indicator light indicates which zone.
System disarmed with violation detected. Indicator light or remote transmitter indicates cause of alarm
4 chirps
condition.
INDICATOR LIGHT
Indicator light flashes a specific number of times to indicate different alarm conditions when arming and disarming the
system (according to the options programmed at time of installation).
It can also act as a deterrent if installed in a place visible from outside the vehicle.
DURING ARMING Indicator flashes codes for zones in violation (i.e. one door is opened).
Only one code is shown at a time. If more than one zone is in violation during arming, code changes when zone shown is
corrected (example: door closed).
DURING DISARMING Indicator flashes code for last zone that generated the alarm condition.
Code is shown when you press
button. This code is repeated until you apply the brakes.
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The following table shows the meaning of zone codes (number of flashes).
ZONE CODES
FLASHES
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ZONE INDICATED
System is armed.
A door is/was open.
Hood is/was open.
Alarm condition is/was detected on shock sensor input.
Key is/was in ignition position (RUN).
Alarm condition is/was detected on additional sensor input.
Additional sensor monitors status of ____________________________________________________
Loss of power (+12V battery supply was removed).
Alarm status is/has been detected on pre-shock sensor input.
button and then simultaneously on the
The codes can be displayed on the remote control by pressing (2 sec.) on the
and
buttons (2 sec.).
Indicator can show two other conditions:
CONSTANT DIM LIGHT
Indicates that alarm is permanently disarmed (see ‘Valet Mode’ on page 14).
RAPID FLASHES
Indicates that system is in rearming cycle (see ‘Semi-Passive Rearming’ and ‘Passive
Rearming’ on page 12).
SECONDARY FUNCTIONS
Anti-lock
When connected, this function prevents system from locking the doors during automatic rearming if key is in the ignition.
It can also be connected to a switch to select automatic locking as ACTIVE or INACTIVE.
Temporary Valet Mode (Alarm)
This mode is used to cancel automatic rearming for an indefinite period. You will find this mode useful when fuelling up or
working on your vehicle.
To activate Temporary Valet Mode, press
button (2 sec.) during rearming cycle (indicator light flashes rapidly). When
light stops flashing, it confirms that Temporary Valet Mode has been activated.
To cancel this mode, place ignition key in RUN position then remove it; passive rearming is reactivated when you open a
door.
You can also arm the system using the remote, which cancels Temporary Valet Mode.
VALET MODE
This mode is used to deactivate alarm permanently when you take your vehicle in for servicing for
example. It can be de/activate by the remote (see table of commands, page 6) or by the Valet switch.
See also Pager on page 5.
Valet switch activates Valet Mode or terminates alarm condition when your remote control is not
available (lost, batteries dead, etc.).
This switch must be installed in a hidden place known only to regular users of the vehicle.
Ask your installer to tell you where it is.
TO ACTIVATE VALET MODE, place ignition key in RUN position (do not start engine) then press Valet switch (for about 3
seconds) until indicator light comes on at half-brightness for 15 seconds or less, parking lights flash four times to confirm
that mode was enabled. The indicator light comes on again when engine is stopped or when certain commands are
received to remind you that Valet Mode is active.
TO DEACTIVATE VALET MODE, place ignition key in RUN position (do not start engine) then press Valet switch (for about 3
seconds) until indicator light goes out, parking lights flash twice to confirm that mode was disabled.
Notes:
If you perform both sequences one after the other, you need to pause for 3 seconds between the two sequences.
Valet Mode is automatically deactivated when key is turned to the RUN position and/or the engine is remote started for the
tenth time. This is to prevent Valet Mode from being left on for long periods.
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LOCK/UNLOCK COMMANDS AND ALARM SYSTEM ARMING/DISARMING
If your vehicle is equipped with electric door locks, several functions can be operated by remote control.
These features are optional and may require purchasing additional equipment. Consult your dealer for advice.
Arming and disarming the security system also controls Lock/Unlock functions. The arming/disarming functions only apply to
models equipped with a security system.
The following systems can be controlled:
• Door locks
• Trunk or hatchback release
• Interior lights
LOCK / ARM
Press the
button (2 sec.). Doors are locked and alarm system is armed, parking lights flash once and siren chirps once
to confirm command has been received and that none of the protected zones is in violation.
Parking light confirmation is sent as many times as command is repeated so you are sure that system has received the
command. Audible confirmation is also repeated (siren or horn depending on programming) if option ‘Confirmation on 2nd
lock’ is activated (during installation).
If a zone is in violation during arming, confirmation is different (3 flashes or chirps) to warn you. See table of zone codes on
page 14 to know which zone generated alarm condition.
UNLOCK / DISARM
button (2 sec.). Doors are unlocked and alarm is disarmed, parking lights flash and siren chirps twice
Press the
(depending on programming) to confirm command has been received and that no alarm condition was generated during
your absence.
If there was a violation, confirmation is different (4 flashes or chirps) to warn you. See table of zone codes on page 14 to
know which zone generated alarm condition.
The ‘Unlock’ function can be configured and connected in such a way that the first Unlock command only unlocks the
driver's door, while a following Unlock command unlocks the other door(s).
Dome light will turn on for 30 seconds every time Unlock command is sent (not applicable in semi-passive mode)(optional
connection during installation).
This 30-second duration is cancelled when Lock command or Trunk command is sent, brakes are applied or key is inserted
in ignition and turned to RUN position.
Note that the range, for this command, can be reduced to prevent an accidental unlocking when the user is relatively far
from the vehicle (See table of commands on page 6).
TRUNK RELEASE
(This function must have been enabled durring installation.)
button (2 sec.). Trunk is released and parking lights flash three times to confirm command has been
Press on the
button lights up and a beep confirms that the command has been executed.
received, the
Trunk cannot be released if ignition key is in “RUN” position.
Furthermore, if alarm is armed and system is not equipped with an additional sensor capable of detecting trunk release
(optional equipment not included), opening of trunk with remote control will not be possible.
In this case, parking lights flash once and remote control flashes
button once and beeps twice to confirm that command
has been received but trunk could not be released.
If you are not sure you have received confirmation, repeat command. System will repeat confirmation as often as you wish.
If your vehicle is equipped with a factory installed security system and that this system is neutralized by the trunk release
command, remember to rearm it after trunk is closed ("Lock" command).
Note that the range of this command is reduced to prevent an accidental unlocking of the trunk when the user is relatively
far from the vehicle.
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System equipped with an additional sensor
If your system is equipped with a sensor designed to monitor status of trunk (added at time of installation), parking lights will
flash three times to confirm command was received. When trunk is released, 3 chirps are emitted to warn that alarm will not
take into account the status of this zone or the shock sensor's zone for the next 5 minutes. If you do not release trunk within
10 seconds, the system will rearm trunk automatically.
The timer is reset each time the command is repeated, which allows a new 5-minute period to close the trunk lid.
The system will sound a chirp when trunk is closed to confirm it has been rearmed. If trunk is open for more than 5 minutes,
the system switches to alarm status.
AUTOMATIC LOCK/UNLOCK
Programmable as Active or Inactive during installation.
This function locks doors when ignition key is in ‘RUN’ position, engine is running and brakes are applied. Doors are
unlocked when key is turned from ‘RUN’ to ‘OFF’ or when Continuous Mode (Including Turbo Mode) is activated or when a
safety sequence is detected.
If Unlock function is set to unlock only driver's door on the first command, Automatic Unlock function will unlock driver's door
only. If dome light is connected to system, it comes on when an Automatic Unlock occurs.
This function is: Active
Inactive
.
OTHER COMMANDS
ANTITHEFT (CIRCUIT DISABLER)
Programmable as Active or Inactive during installation.
Your Remote Starter is equipped with an antitheft system. This system, when enabled, consists of an output that controls a
relay that cuts all circuits required to operate your vehicle (optional connection).
There are two types of antitheft systems.
‘PASSIVE ARMING’ TYPE ANTITHEFT
or
This type of antitheft system arms automatically when ignition key is turned from ‘RUN’ to ‘OFF’ and remains ‘OFF’ for one
minute. It can also be armed manually by sending a ‘Lock’ command (unless ignition key is in ‘RUN’ position).
DISARMING
Antitheft system is disarmed for one minute when you send an ‘Unlock’ command.
If ignition key is not turned to ‘RUN’ position within one minute, system automatically rearms, thus preventing an intruder
from starting your vehicle, even with ignition key. The indicator light (optional) blinks rapidly during rearming, and then
continuously when antitheft system is armed.
It can be connected so that horn sounds if an intruder tries to start your vehicle when antitheft is armed.
‘ACTIVE’ TYPE ANTITHEFT
or
This type of antitheft system is armed by sending a ‘Lock’ command (unless ignition key is in ‘RUN’ position) and is
disarmed by sending an ‘Unlock’ command. The indicator light (optional) blinks continuously when antitheft system is armed
(if the AstroStart security system is not armed) .
VALET MODE (ANTITHEFT)
The Antitheft function can be deactivated for the same reasons and in the same way as the Antitheft system. See ‘Valet
mode’ details on page 14.
PARKING LIGHTS STATUS
The system can have the
button blink on the remote control to warn you that the vehicle’s lights have been on for more
than ten seconds after the engine was stopped (additional optional equipment required).
The message is sent again after 30 seconds and then every two minutes for as long as the lights remain on.
This function is only available on gas-powered vehicles.
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INDICATOR LIGHT
An optional indicator light (LED) can be added to the system to show the status of the safety sequence (on vehicles
equipped with a manual transmission), and the status of the safety system, the antitheft system or the Valet Mode.
See ‘Indicator Light’ in the ‘Safety System’ Section.
The following table shows the codes displayed by the indicator light when performing the safety sequence.
Repeated flashes
Phase or Status
3 double flashes
2 double flashes
1 double flash
1 single flash
Fast (10 sec.)
Start of sequence.
Door open.
Door closed (waiting for engine to stop).
Valid safety sequence (system is ready to receive a start command).
Invalid sequence (sequence must be started over from beginning).
UTILITY COMMANDS
These commands allow you to control most of the vehicle accessories depending on what was connected during installation
(headlights, defroster, etc.). For more information, check with your technician.
To activate these functions, simultaneously press the buttons as shown in the following table.
Command
Buttons
UTILITY 1*
and
UTILITY 2
and
UTILITY 3
UTILITY 4
THEN
THEN
Corresponding accessory
Duration
and
and
The accessory associated to each of these commands is activated for the duration set at time of installation.
The delay can be canceled by repeating the command.
When accessory is deactivated after the delay has expired, the parking lights blink once then the remote control sends a
confirmation.
*
Programmable at time of installation.
CAR FINDER
Press
and
buttons simultaneously (2 sec.).
This function sounds the horn (short melody) and flashes the parking lights so you can locate your vehicle in a large
parking lot.
REMOTE SILENT MODE
The remote can be programmed to be used in silent mode. Press on the
button (2 sec.) and then on the
button
(2 sec.). The audible confirmations from the remote control are Deactivated/Reactivated. In Silent Mode, the remote control
vibrates three times instead of once to confirm an Alarm or Pre-Shock Status.
KEYPAD LOCK
The keypad of your remote can be locked to prevent any unwanted commands to be sent to your vehicle. Press (2 sec.) on
button and then (2 sec.) on the
button. The keypad is locked or unlocked depending on its previous status.
the
Note that the Panic command is still available while the keypad is locked.
The transmission of a Panic command as well as the reception of an alarm status message automatically unlocks the
keypad.
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PANIC
To activate the panic mode, press either
or
button and hold for more than 4 seconds.
This command activates all deterrents that are connected to the system, parking lights, horn, siren and dome light for
30 sec.
or 60 sec.
depending on programming made during installation.
Panic mode is used to attract attention if you are experiencing difficulties.
If you are inside the vehicle when Panic Mode is activated, press on the brake pedal to lock doors (optional connections
required) and neutralize antitheft (60 sec. if doors were already locked). As long as the cycle is not over, applying the brakes
resets the sequence from the beginning every time.
This command will not be executed if engine is kept running by ignition key.
Press the
button to abort panic mode.
START FAIL CODES
When a remote start attempt fails, it is possible to determine what caused the failure to start.
Press (2 sec.) on the
button, then press the
and
buttons simultaneously (2 sec.). The number of times the
parking lights flash corresponds to the start fail code.
The table below lists the various start fail codes.
Code
Failure to start details
1
Module has received a Stop command (remote or timer).
2
Brakes were applied during or after start sequence or module overload occurred.
3
Stopped by alarm.
4
Engine does not crank when starting sequence is initiated.
5
Start command ignored because hood is open.
6
Safety sequence not valid during start sequence.
7
Start command ignored because key is in ignition (in ‘Run’ position).
8
Remote starter main switch is OFF.
9
Runtime has elapsed.
10
Remote starter attempted to start engine three times unsuccessfully.
11
Remote starter sensed engine was already running.
12
Engine is over-revving (RPM > 3000)(programmable at time of installation).
13
Engine not cranking fast enough during start sequence.
14
Security sequence has been invalidated by status of parking brake.
15
Security sequence has been invalidated by opening of one or more doors.
16
Consult your dealer.
19
Consult your dealer.
20
Consult your dealer.
If any of these start fail codes persist, consult your dealer.
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ALARM CONDITION CODES
Use this command to identify which zone is in violation during arming or which generated alarm condition.
Press (2 sec.) on the
button, then press the
and
buttons simultaneously (2 sec.). Parking lights will flash a
number of times corresponding to code for protection zone in violation.
If more than one zone is in violation, code for the zone with highest priority is shown.
See table of codes below.
Code
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Protection Zone
Priority
System is armed.
8
A door is/was open.
1
Hood is/was open.
3
Alarm condition is/was detected on shock sensor input.
5
Key is/was in the RUN position.
2
Alarm condition is/was detected on additional sensor input.
4
Additional sensor monitors status of ___________________________________________________
Loss of power (+12V battery supply was removed).
7
More than 3 warnings were given within 3 minutes by pre-shock input.
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GLOSSARY
SIREN
Siren has six different sounds, i.e., it chirps repeatedly and has six different melodies (supplied with optional alarm kit only).
It chirps intermittently (short repeated chirps) during a pre-alarm and continuously during an alarm condition.
It can confirm ARM and DISARM commands with short chirps (see table in CONFIRMATION section on page 13).
This function is programmable as ACTIVE or INACTIVE during installation.
HORN
Horn beeps intermittently (short repeated beeps) during an alarm condition.
This function is optional and may require the installation of additional material.
Ask your installer for more details.
PARKING LIGHTS
Parking lights flash intermittently (repeated flashes) during a pre-alarm and alarm condition.
Parking lights also confirm that commands have been received (see table in CONFIRMATION section on page 13).
VIOLATION
Violation means a situation that causes a protection zone to generate an alarm condition; example: a door was opened, etc.
DOME LIGHT DURATION
The system may turn the vehicle dome light on for 30 seconds upon unlocking command or when engine is stopped
(dependind on program - optional connection - not applicable in ‘semi-passive rearming’ mode).
On some vehicles, dome light may remain on after all doors have been closed.
If this option applies to your vehicle, rearming cycle is prolonged by the number of seconds during which dome light is kept
on by vehicle's factory system.
Special condition
If during dome light duration, a ‘Lock’ command is sent while a door is opened, system arms and ignores door
violation; if door is still open 45 seconds after dome light duration ends, system recognizes door violation and
changes to alarm condition.
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CODE LEARNING OF ADDITIONAL TRANSMITTER(S)
Four different remote controls can be programmed for a given vehicle. If a fifth remote is added, the first remote is deleted.
Note: When the first code learning command is sent, all the old codes are cleared out. therefore if you want to add a new
remote, all the old ones must be reprogrammed as well.
One or more remote transmitters can be added. To do this, the programming is accessed as follows:
Open hood. (Hood switch must be present and operational. – See “Safety checks” on page 21.)
Place key in the ignition and turn to the ‘RUN’ position
Apply the brakes once
You now have 10 seconds to turn the key from ‘RUN’ to the ‘OFF’ position 3 times.
If this sequence is correctly carried out, the control module flashes parking lights (4 flashes). You may then
proceed to the next step.
Press the
button (2 sec.) on the new remote control. When access code of new remote control is
memorized, the control module will confirm with flashing parking lights (1 flash).
Repeat the above procedures for each remote control that has to be programmed (up to 4 remotes).
Apply the brakes.
New remote(s) is (are) now added to the system.
If your vehicle is equipped with a function that automatically sets driver preferences (seat, mirrors, etc.) and the system is
configured to control it, the remote controls programmed in positions 1 and 2 will control the settings for the first driver and
the remote controls programmed in positions 3 and 4 will control the settings for the second driver. If you only have two
remote controls, program the first one twice and the second one twice to occupy the four memory locations of the system.
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SAFETY CHECKS
In order to maintain a high safety standard, proceed with the following checks every month.
HOOD SWITCH
•
Remote start your vehicle.
•
Open hood.
Engine should stop as soon as hood is opened.
If engine does not stop immediately, turn main switch to OFF position and leave it off until situation is rectified. Contact
your service center.
GEARSHIFT CHECK APPLICABLE TO AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VEHICLES
If key must be in ignition for gearshift to be moved out of P, your vehicle is safe as long as keys are kept away from
children.
If, on the other hand, gearshift can be put in gear without key being in ignition, proceed with this simple check.
•
Make sure that the parking brake is applied.
•
Put gearshift in gear (D).
•
Remain in the vehicle and be ready to apply brakes.
•
Start vehicle with remote starter.
•
Repeat these steps with gearshift in every position other than ‘P’ and ‘N’.
If starter reacts within 90 seconds (which is not safe), turn main switch to OFF position and leave it off until situation is
rectified. Contact your service center.
•
Make sure that the parking brake is applied.
•
With gearshift in ‘P’, start vehicle with remote starter.
•
Remain in vehicle and be ready to apply brakes.
•
Without applying brakes, move gearshift out of P.
If, without applying brakes, engine does not stop immediately (which is not safe), turn main switch to OFF position and
leave it off until situation is rectified. Contact your service center.
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GEARSHIFT CHECK APPLICABLE TO MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES
Make sure the parking brake is operational, i.e. it has the capability of immobilizing the vehicle.
If the parking brake cannot stop the wheels from turning, which is not safe, place the main switch in OFF position until the
situation is rectified.
DETECTION OF PARKING BRAKE STATUS
1.
Carry out the safety sequence, then remote start the engine to confirm the safety sequence is valid.
Make sure not to apply the brakes.
2.
Release the parking brake.
The engine must stop immediately upon releasing the parking brake. If the engine does not stop, which is not safe, place
the main switch in OFF position until the situation is rectified. Consult your service center.
DETECTION OF DOOR OPENING
Make sure that the opening of each door (open one by one) will break safety sequence.
1.
Carry out the safety sequence, then remote start the engine to confirm the safety sequence is valid.
2.
Stop the engine using the remote control. Make sure you do not apply the brakes and that the parking brake
remains applied until step 4.
3.
Open then close only one door once the engine has stopped.
4.
Try to start the engine using the remote control.
The engine should not be able to be remote started and the system should generate error code #15 (see table on page 18).
Repeat this test for every door of the vehicle (including hatchback if applicable).
If the vehicle is equipped with fold-down rear seat backrests, the trunk has to be considered as a door since it is an opening
that can give access to the passenger compartment. It must therefore be included in the safety sequence.
If the engine starts, which is not safe, place the main switch in OFF position until the situation is rectified. Consult your
service center.
REPLACING OR BOOSTING VEHICLE BATTERY
If you have to replace or boost your battery for any reason, turn main switch to OFF position and leave it OFF until battery
is replaced or fully charged.
Reversing polarity when boosting your battery
could permanently damage your remote starter.
Note: If alarm is armed when battery is disconnected, siren will sound when battery is reconnected if a zone is in violation.
To avoid this, put system in Valet Mode before disconnecting battery.
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