Viper Model 5606V

1-way car security and remote start system

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by Buck Pomerantz

We offer vehicle-specific interfaces and harnesses that you may need to complete your remote start/security installation. Please identify your vehicle as we review every order to make sure you've got everything you need.

Experience the convenience of remote starting

You can start your car from up to 2000 feet away — that's over one-third of a mile — with Viper's Model 5606V remote start and security system. Just push a button on the remote, and your car will be warmed or cooled just to your liking when you get to it. The remote also arms and disarms the alarm, and pops open the trunk if you want.

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Increases your security too

The 5606V system will stop most thieves from stealing your vehicle and the property you keep inside it — you'll feel safe and secure no matter where you park. The system uses features like Starter Kill, which prevents hot-wiring. It also includes a dual stage shock sensor and a 6-tone siren that will provide a warning chirp if someone lightly bumps your car, and then unleashes an ear-splitting blast if the intrusion continues, chasing away crooks and attracting attention. Viper includes in this package a control center with a valet switch and a bright blue LED status indicator that warns would-be thieves that there's a security system onboard.

Expandable system

Three auxiliary channels allow you to add functions like turning on interior lights or unlocking doors. The Model 5606V system is also compatible with any Viper SmartStart module, which allows you to start your car via your smartphone with no limit to the range, as long as you have phone service.

2-way ready

Viper includes a 1-way remote with the 5606V. If you prefer to receive verifications of your system's status, you can add the optional 2-way LED remote with its simple indicator lights, or upgrade to the 2-way LCD remote, which shows you what's happening with your car in even greater detail.

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We offer a databus interface module that can save you lots of time when you install a Viper remote start/security system in most vehicles. Chat or call us at 1-888-955-6000 to see if the interface will work with your vehicle.


  • automotive remote start and security system
  • one 5-button 1-way remote — up to 2,000-foot range
  • remote start function is for fuel injected, diesel, and hybrid vehicles with automatic transmissions
  • manual transmission mode works with select vehicles
  • SuperCode® remote encryption for added security
  • Car Finder flashes lights five times slowly
Security Features
  • arm, disarm, auxiliary, and panic
  • Stinger® DoubleGuard® Shock Sensor — chirps when the vehicle's bumped and sets off the alarm with further violations
  • Neo Revenger® 6-Tone Siren — 120 dB weatherproof siren
  • Failsafe® Starter Kill prevents hot-wiring
  • anti-carjacking protection
  • horn honk, dome light supervision, and parking light flash
  • valet mode overrides alarm
Other Features

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Features and Specs
Lines of Defense
Alarm Yes
Pager Warning No
Scan-resistant Remote Codes Yes
Battery Backup No
Trigger Methods
Glass Break Sensor Optional 607506T
Accessory Pins Optional 60786075
Current Sensing No
Arming Method Passive/Active
Included Remotes 1
Number of Remote Buttons 5
Number of Remote Functions ---
Two-way Remote No
Smartphone Integration Optional SmartStart
Factory Security Integration Yes
Number of Cars 2
Hood/Trunk Release Optional
Remote Door Locks Yes
Remote Start Yes
Manual Transmission Compatible Yes
Valet Switch ControlCtr
Manual Override Yes
Delayed Operations
Entrance Yes
Exit/Last Door Yes
Reset/Trigger Yes
Rearm/Disarm Yes
Number of Zones 6
Parts Warranty Limited Lifetime
Labor Warranty Limited Lifetime
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What's in the box?

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  • Control module (5X06)
  • One 7656V 5-button 1-way transmitter (with CR2032 battery installed)
  • 514LN Soft-chirp Siren with attached 70" leads
  • Stinger DoubleGuard Shock Sensor (with 4-wire harness)
  • Self-adhesive antenna/receiver
  • Main harness (6-pin) with 39" and 51" leads (and in-line 15A fuse)
  • Auxiliary/Shutdown/Trigger harness (24-pin) with 20" 39" and 79" leads
  • Door lock harness (3-pin) with two 39" leads
  • Heavy-gauge Remote Start harness (10-pin) with 3 in-line 20A fuses and 32" leads
  • 10' Antenna/receiver cable (with 6-pin connectors on each end)
  • Neutral Safety Switch with 18" leads (2-pin connector)
  • Pin switch (with 0.25" male quick slide)
  • 0.25" Female quick slide
  • Owner's Guide
  • Quick Reference Install Guide
  • 2 Viper stickers
  • Warning Sticker
  • SmartStart promo sheet

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Security Features
Remote Start Features
Keyless Entry Features

Security Features

Overview: The Viper Model 5606V 1-way Security and Remote Start System will protect your vehicle with the most up-to-date electronic technologies available, including Remote Start, the Stinger Double-Guard shock sensor, the Revenger six-tone siren, and the Failsafe Starter Kill. The system has 3 auxiliary outputs to provide keyless entry and other convenience features. The unit is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

Installation: Because of the complexity of modern vehicles and remote start and keyless entry systems, professional installation is recommended. For experienced do-it-yourselfers, you may be able to save time and money by using a T-harness or vehicle interface from XpressKit. Contact a Crutchfield Advisor to see if there is an interface available for your vehicle.

Remote: The Model 5606V includes one 5-button transmitter (7656V) with 1-way operation. The remote has dedicated buttons for Lock, Unlock, Remote Start, and Aux/Trunk. The Function button allows you to reach additional levels of commands, auxiliary channels, and programming options. The system is also compatible with the optional 2-way 7756V LCD remote and the 2-way 7856V LED remote. The 7656V remote is powered by a CR2032 battery (installed).

SuperCode: SuperCode technology is a software-based protocol for encrypting the signal between the remotes and the control center. It replaces the hardware-based Clone Safe Code-Hopping technology found in older Viper systems. SuperCode lets you operate all possible functions for two cars using a single remote.

SmartStart Compatible: The Model 5606V is compatible with Viper's SmartStart module that enables you to operate specific functions of the system from your smartphone. Using SmartStart, you can lock and unlock your vehicle, open the trunk, start the vehicle, or trigger the Panic Mode from your phone. Available SmartStart modules include the VSM200, VSM250 (with GPS), and VSM50BT (with Bluetooth).

Control Center: In addition to the hideaway control module, the system also includes a control center. This newly redesigned module includes the RF remote antenna, the status LED, and a control button to engage the Valet Mode or Emergency Override. The control center should mounted high on the front windshield using the supplied dual-sided adhesive.

D2D Port: The hideaway Control Module (brain) is equipped with a 4-pin D2D port which allows the 5606V to be connected to the vehicle via an XpressKit wiring interface. There are interfaces available for hundreds for vehicles which can save hours of cutting and splicing into factory wires by plugging between the alarm system and the vehicle's wiring harnesses. Please contact a Crutchfield advisor to find out if there are interfaces available for your vehicle.

Failsafe Starter Kill: To prevent your vehicle from being stolen, the control unit has a built-in relay which will prevent the engine from starting. To start the car, it will be necessary to disarm the system with the remote control.

Revenger Siren: The Model 5606V includes the Revenger Soft Chirp siren (model 514LN). It consists of six different tones in sequence. Any of the tones can be eliminated, resulting in a unique, easily identifiable siren sound. The siren chirps can be either full volume (120dB) or six decibels quieter than the full alarm blast. The length of time the siren sounds can be adjusted from 1 to 180 seconds at the time of installation.

Stinger Double-Guard Shock Sensor: The system features the Stinger Double-Guard Shock Sensor, which is designed to pick up impacts to the vehicle or glass. The sensitivity of the shock sensor is adjustable using the rotary control on the side of the shock sensor module. When the sensitivity is properly set, a light impact will generate the "Warn-Away" pre-warning chirp of the siren. A harder impact will trigger a full alarm blast.

Auxiliary Outputs: The 5606V has 3 Auxiliary Channel outputs that can activate many of the convenience features found in today's vehicles. Some possible convenience features include: Trunk release, Windows open/close, Sliding Doors open/close, Rear Hatch open/close, Sunroof open/close, Audio system, and Headlights.

Note: Your vehicle must be compatible with the feature in order for it to be controlled by the alarm system.

Silent Modes: The system gives you a number of silent modes:

  • Silent Arm: You can turn off the vehicle siren and flashing lights on a one-time basis, leaving the system's paging feature as the only alarm response.
  • Full Silent Arm Protection: In full silent mode, the siren cannot be triggered, but any trigger will cause the 2-way remote to be paged.
  • Sensor Silent Arm Protection: In this mode, a sensor cannot trigger the siren, but will cause the 2-way remote to be paged. All entry points (doors, hood, etc.) will still trigger the siren.

Ignition-controlled Door Locks: The system can be programmed to lock and unlock the doors as the ignition it turned on or off. If connected and programmed, the power doors will lock three seconds after the ignition is turned on, and unlock when the ignition is turned off. You can program the system to perform lock only, unlock only, or both.

Car Finder: If you're having difficulty finding your vehicle in a crowded parking lot, the car finder function will cause the siren to emit one long chirp and flash the parking lights for 10 seconds.

Valet Mode: You can prevent the system from automatically arming and triggering by using the Valet Mode. This is very useful when washing the vehicle or having it serviced. In Valet Mode, the security system will not arm, even with the remote control, but all convenience features (door locks, trunk release) continue to work normally.

Nuisance Prevention Circuitry: The Nuisance Prevention Circuitry prevents annoying repetitive trigger sequences due to faulty door pin switches or environmental conditions, such as thunder, jackhammers, airport noise, etc. If the alarm triggers three times within a 60 minute period, and each time the same sensor or switch triggers the alarm, the NPC ignores, or bypasses, that sensor or switch (along with any other sensors or switches sharing the same zone) for 60 minutes.

Bitwriter: Programming the system with a Bitwriter Programming tool (such as the Directed Electronics 998T) gives you access to a wider range of system options. Programming details that only need to be set once can be accessed more easily with the Bitwriter. You can also lock out access to some features with the Bitwriter, preventing access to those features by remote.

Optional Accessories: The Viper Model 5606V can accept a wide range of convenience and security accessories:

  • Field Disturbance Sensor: Item # 607508D for detecting movement inside or just outside of your vehicle.
  • Audio Sensor: Item # 607506T for glass impact audio detection.
  • Tilt Sensor: Item # 607507M to monitor the tilting of your parked vehicle (caused by an attempt to jack up or tow your vehicle)
  • Ultrasonic Sensor: Item # 607509U to monitor the airspace inside your vehicle to detect subtle window tampering.

Remote Start Features

Remote Start Overview: The Viper Model 5606V can start your car and run it by remote control from a distance of up to 2000 feet for a preset amount of time. The remote start can be used on vehicles with manual or automatic transmissions.

Run Time: The remote start will run the engine for a preset amount of time. The default run timer is 12 minutes, but you can change that to 24 or 60 minutes. If you need more time, a Run Time Reset will start the run time counter again to give you additional time.

Automatic Shut-down/Starter Lockout: After the vehicle is remote started, the remote starter will shut down when the brake pedal is pressed, the hood is opened, if the alarm is triggered when armed, or when the remote start command is sent again from a remote control. In addition, if the hood is opened or if the brake pedal is pressed, you cannot start the vehicle using the remote starter.

Diesel Start Delay: If you have a diesel vehicle, you can set the starter to delay by a few seconds before engaging. The Diesel Start Delay duration can be set to 15, 30, or 45 seconds. Gasoline engines will start approximately 4 seconds after the system acknowledges the start command by flashing the parking lights.

Turbo Mode: The Turbo Mode keeps the engine running after arriving at your destination for a programmable period of time (1, 3, 5, or 10 minutes). This allows the turbo to sufficiently cool down after you have left the vehicle. It can be activated by remote control or an optional dash-mounted activation button.

Advanced Start Features: The Viper Model 4606V's Advanced Start features can automatically start the engine to maintain battery charge or combat extreme cold when parked for an extended period of time. The Timer Start feature starts the engine after a pre-programmed amount of time, and runs the engine for the preset runtime. The default interval is 3 hours and the default number of starts is 6. Smart Start adds a couple of conditions to the Timer Start settings. When the interval timer expires, the vehicle's interior temperature and battery level is checked. If the temperature is above 100° or below 0°, or if the battery voltage is below 10.5V, the engine will start.

Rear Defogger: When the rear defogger circuit is connected to the alarm output, the rear defogger will automatically come on when the vehicle is remote started. You can also manually activate the rear defogger after the remote start is on. If the interior cabin temperature is above 55° F, the defogger will not activate.

Pit Stop Mode: This feature allows the vehicle to remain running after the key has been removed from the ignition. This is useful for those occasions when you wish to exit and lock the vehicle for short periods of time while leaving the motor running and the climate controls on.

Anti-grind Circuitry: Whenever the vehicle is started using the remote, advanced anti-grind circuitry prevents the starter from being engaged using the key. (In other words, it won't let you try to start the car with the key if the remote starter has already been engaged.) This prevents damage to the starter motor. The optional Failsafe Starter Kill relay must be installed in order for the anti-grind circuitry to work.

Engine Checking: The 5606V has several options for checking the engine while it is running: Virtual Tach (default), Tachometer, or Voltage. No tachometer wire connection is required when set to Virtual Tach. When the tachometer wire is connected, the system goes through a Tach Learning process. If the vehicle is over-revving, or the battery voltage is getting low, the system will shut off the engine.

Shutdown Switch: You can temporarily disable the remote start unit to prevent the vehicle from being remote started accidentally by switching the supplied neutral safety toggle switch to the Off position.

Keyless Entry Features

Unlocking The Vehicle: The Model 5606V will remotely unlock the vehicle's doors only after the engine has been remotely started via the transmitter. The system can be programmed to lock and unlock the doors as the ignition is turned on or off. If properly connected and programmed, the power doors will lock three seconds after the ignition is turned on, and unlock when the ignition is turned off. The lock and unlock functions are separately programmed.

Note: When interfacing with any other type of factory door lock system besides negative switching locks, or when adding aftermarket actuators, two relays (such as two 120E5000s) or a door lock module (607451M) will be required. 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.

Driver Door Priority Unlocking: The system can be configured to emulate an OEM style of driver priority unlocking for additional safety and convenience. When programmed, the driver door will unlock with the first press of the unlock button, and the remaining doors will unlock with a second press of the button.

Comfort Closure: Some vehicles have the ability to roll the windows up or close the sunroof by turning the key in the door cylinder or holding the lock button of an OEM keyless entry. The system's Comfort Closure feature will emulate this convenience feature when properly programmed, automatically closing the windows and sunroof when the doors are locked.

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