Remote Start Features
Overview: The Code-Alarm CA6153, a part of the Professional
Series line, has a remote start for cooling down or warming up your vehicle before
you drive, a keyless entry system to remotely lock or unlock your doors, and a
security system to protect your vehicle and its contents. It comes with two
sturdy metal remotes.
Note: The remote start function is only for fuel
injected, diesel, and hybrid vehicles with automatic transmission.
Remotes: The CA6153 comes with two 1-way, 4-button remote
transmitters (CATX-MT). The remotes have sturdy metal bezels, and operate at
433 MHz to give you excellent range. The 1-way remotes contain four buttons for
lock, unlock, vehicle locator/panic mode, and remote start. Requires one CR2016
battery (installed). Additional remotes (up to a total of 4) can be programmed
to operate the alarm/remote start.
Glass-Mount Antenna: The included glass-mount antenna includes
two Blue LEDs and the valet switch built in. Typically, the antenna is mounted high on
your windshield near the rear-view mirror, using the provided dual-sided adhesive
pad. This location gives you optimal range for the remotes, high visibility for
the status LEDs, and a convenient location for the valet switch/programming button.
Data Bus Interface (DBI) Port: The alarm's control module has
a 4-pin Data Bus Interface (DBI) port, which allows you to plug in an optional
FlashLogic Transponder/Door Lock/Remote Start Interface (220FLCAN) directly
into the system. These modules, compatible with many late model vehicles, can save
considerable installation time by eliminating the need to find and splice various
wires within the vehicle. Typical connections that are made with the interfaces
include tachometer, brake, door locks, and ignition/starter.
Note: Even with the interface, there
will be some required splicing into your vehicle's factory
125dB Siren: The CA6153 includes a siren which emits a single
tone pattern at 125dB, which is equal to the threshold of pain in humans. Its compact
size (2-3/4" footprint diameter, 3-3/8" horn diameter) gives you additional
mounting flexibility. The weatherproof design keeps the siren operating flawlessly in
the harsh, under hood environment.
Silent Choice: The Silent Choice feature allows you to
control the arm/disarm chirps from the remote control. When Silent Choice is
activated, a second press of the "lock" button is required to
activate an audible arming response from the vehicle. The system default is
Silent Choice disabled, which means the alarm will chirp for arm and disarm on
the first button press.
Active/Passive Operation: The system can be programmed for
passive or active arming and door locking. Active arming/locking requires the
use of the remote to arm the system or to lock the doors. When programmed for
passive operation, the doors lock and the system is armed automatically 1 minute
after the last door is closed.
Delayed Arming: For vehicles with a delayed dome light, the
system can be programmed to delay arming up to 60 seconds after the lock button
is pressed. Once programmed, the system will learn the timing of the dome light
delay and add 2 seconds before arming.
Door Locks/Trunk Release: The alarm can lock and unlock the
vehicle's doors using the remotes. The alarm can be wired to work with positive or
negative switching locks, reverse polarity, and positive or negative multiplexed
door locks. Additional relays may be required for installation. In addition to
unlocking and locking the doors, the system can also open the vehicle's trunk or
Note: When interfacing with any other
type of factory door lock system besides negative switching
locks, or when using aftermarket door lock actuators, two
SPDT relays (such as
120E5000) will be needed. If your vehicle
requires the use of a Data Integration module that controls
your factory door locks, no extra parts besides the Data
Integration module will be required.
Two-stage Door Unlock: The alarm's door lock function can be
set to operate in two stages. The driver's door only is unlocked with one press
of the unlock button. A second press of the button within 3 seconds will unlock
the remaining doors.
Shock Sensor: The included dual-stage magnetic shock sensor
will respond with a warning chirp when there is a light impact to the vehicle.
Harder impacts will fully trigger the alarm. You can bypass the shock sensor for
one arm cycle, and will default back to normal operation the next time the system
is armed. The shock sensor's sensitivity can be adjusted if needed.
Starter Interrupt Output: When the alarm is triggered, the
system will disable the vehicle by interrupting the circuit to the starter via
a relay. As long as the system is in alarm mode, the vehicle's engine cannot be
started, preventing a possible theft. The relay needed to install this feature
is included with the alarm.
Personal Protection Alarm Mode: The alarm's Personal Protection
or Panic Mode will activate an alert when you press and hold the panic button
continually for three seconds. The transmitter's normal functions are suspended
during panic mode, except to allow you to lock or unlock the doors. You can manually
shut off the alarm with the transmitter, or the system will automatically stop after
Real Panic Sound (RPS): During panic and alarm trigger modes,
the horn and/or siren will sound in a randomized pattern. This draws more attention
to the vehicle that alarms without this feature.
Progressive Car Find: To assist you in locating your vehicle
in a crowded parking lot, the Progressive Car Find feature will sound the alarm
and/or honk the horn five times at low volume. If you have not located the vehicle,
the system will repeat the action at increasingly higher volumes (low, medium, high)
with each press of the button.
Carjack Mode: The CA6153 features a Carjack mode, which must be
turned on in system programming. The Carjack mode provides a delayed and progressive
alarm response, starting with siren chirping, to full alarm with flashing parking
lights, to starter kill activation, rendering the vehicle disabled.
Auxiliary Output: The alarm features an auxiliary output to
operate optional accessories such as power windows or sunroof, or a powered sliding
door. This 500mA output is capable of driving relays, and can be programmed to
operate in various timing configurations (i.e. push and hold, latched, latched
until ignition on, etc.).
Remote Start Features
Operation: The Code-Alarm CA6153 can remotely start your vehicle
using the remote transmitters. When activated, the system will sound, the parking
lights will flash once, and the system will confirm that the vehicle is safe to
start. If all safety parameters are correct, the vehicle will start within 5 seconds.
Once started, the parking lights will turn on as a visual indication that the vehicle
has started and is running. If the vehicle stalls or fails to start, the system will
pause 5 seconds, then try two more times to start the vehicle. If the vehicle does
not start after the third attempt, the starting process will be aborted. Before
operating the vehicle, you will need to insert the key, turn to the On position,
and depress the brake to disengage the starter procedure.
Single/Double Press: The system can be configured that the
remote start is activated with either a single press of the transmitter button
or with two presses of the button.
Special Vehicle Accommodations: The remote start can be configured
to accommodate a variety of vehicle engine types. You can program the remote start for
a gasoline engine with no delay for the starter output wire, or program the unit for
a diesel engine with a delay in the starter output wire of 10, 15, 20, or 40 seconds
after the ignition has been powered up by the remote start. This delay is required
in order for the diesel engine's glow plugs to become ready to start the engine. The
system also features a special compatibility for a hybrid vehicle.
Quick Stop: This feature allows you to keep the engine running
and the vehicle secure while you make a short stop, taking the keys with you.
Interval Starting: The CA6153 has the ability to start the
vehicle every 2 or 3 hours over a 48-hour period. This is an especially useful
feature in cold climates. You can select a two- or three-hour interval, as well
as the run times in the programming setup. During this period, you can shut off
the engine at any time using the remote transmitter.
Daily Start Timer: The system has the ability to start your
vehicle based on a 24-hour countdown timer. Once you have finished operating the
vehicle for the day, a quick procedure must be followed to complete the timer
Extended Run Time: The system allows you to extend the time
the vehicle will be running when under remote start. For example, if you have
your vehicle set to run for 20 minutes and the time remaining in the current
run cycle is 5 minutes, you can reset it to run another full 20 minutes.
Turbo Timer: If your vehicle has a turbo, the Turbo Timer option
will keep the engine running for a period of time (1, 3, or 5 minutes) after you turn
off the ignition key. This allows the vehicle's turbo to properly cool before the
engine is shut off.
Tach Mode: The system can be programmed to determine how it
will monitor the engine running during remote start. It can be set to one of the
- Tach: hard wired directly to the tach wire of
the vehicle to monitor AC voltage.
- Tachless (Crank Average / Voltage): determines
crank time by averaging the last 8 times the vehicle was started with
the key, then monitors the change in voltage after remote start.
- Hybrid (Crank Average / No Voltage): determines
crank time by averaging the last 8 times the vehicle was started with
- DBI Port: monitors the vehicle's tach rate through
an interface module connected to the DBI port.
Smart Tachless Mode: This mode is only available if a tach
signal has never been learned to the system, and when activated, will automatically
change the Tach Mode feature in option programming to Tachless without the need to
enter the feature programming mode.
Safety Features: For safety and security reasons, the system
will shut down or prevent the remote starter from activating if any of the following
- The vehicle hood is open.
- The brake pedal is pressed prior to turning the
ignition key to the On position.
- The engine is over-revved (tach checking only).
- The valet mode is active.
FlashLogic Interface Module: The optional FlashLogic Databus
Interface Module (220FLCAN) communicates with your vehicle's Databus to provide
plug-in capability for various functions of the Code-Alarm security system. Typical
functions include tach input, door trigger, dome light supervision, factory alarm
arm/disarm, trunk/hatch open, diesel glow plug input, remote start, and factory
keyless entry controls. Compatibility and available functions vary depending upon
year, make, and model of vehicle.
Note: Before installing, the FlashLogic
module will need to configured for your specific vehicle via
web-update. Some splicing into factory wiring will be required.
Universal Transponder Interface (UTI): The optional Universal
Transponder Interface (UTI) works with vehicles that use an "immobilizer"
key system, allowing you to operate the alarm system without interfering with the
vehicle's anti-theft features. The UTI works with vehicles that have a transponder
or RF-based immobilizer, including the GM Passkey systems.
Digital Tilt Sensor: The optional Code-Alarm
DUB1 digital tilt sensor can detect when the angle of your vehicle changes and trigger the
alarm to protect you from tow trucks and tire or wheel thieves. After you have
parked your vehicle, the DUB1 has a digital self-leveling feature to determine
the angle of your parked vehicle. If that angle changes due to the vehicle being
jacked up or towed, it will trigger a full alarm in the security system.
Door Lock Actuators: Power door locks can be added to a vehicle
with manual door locks with a Door Lock Actuator, enabling you to lock/unlock your
doors with the CA6153's keyless entry feature. A Standard 2-wire Door Lock
is available for normal manual door locks. For cable-driven door locking
systems, a Motor Clutch-type Door Lock Actuator (220DA2)
and a Cable Kit (220CLBK) will be needed. You will need an actuator for each door you
want to control.
1-way Remote Transmitter: Up to 4 remote transmitters can be
used with the CA6153 security system. Additional
CATX-MT 1-way 4-button remotes can be purchased and programmed to operate your system.