Remote Starter Features
Keyless Entry Features
Remote Starter Features
Overview: The Python Model 1401 Remote Start and Keyless
Entry system can start your car and run it by remote control from a distance of
up to 2000 feet for a preset amount of time. It also functions as a keyless
entry system, remotely locking and unlocking your vehicle's power door locks.
Note: The remote start function is for fuel injected vehicles only.
Two Car Operation: The remote controls can be used on one or
two vehicles, with full command capability for both vehicles.
Control Center: The supplied Control Center is a
multi-purpose module that should be located at the top of the windshield near
the rear-view mirror. It contains the system's RF (radio frequency) antenna, the
Valet and Override Switch, and the Status LED. The control center mounts to the
vehicle using the attached dual-sided tape.
Run Time: The preset remote start run time is 12 minutes.
You can change the run time to 24 or 60 minutes, if desired.
Crank Time: If the unit is programmed for no engine checking
or voltage sense, the crank time must be set to the appropriate duration. The
default setting is 0.6 seconds. It can be lengthened to 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6,
1.8, 2.0, or 4.0 seconds.
Diesel "Wait To Start" Timer: If you have a diesel vehicle,
you can set the starter to delay by a few seconds before engaging. The
"wait-to-start" duration can be set to 15, 30, or 45 seconds.
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 run time expires, 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.
Timer Mode: The Model 1401 can be programmed to start and
run the engine every three hours, for a maximum of six cycles. The engine will
run for the programmed run time (3, 6, 9, or 12 minutes) and then shut down.
After three hours, the system will restart the engine. The Timer Mode works only
when the system has been locked with the remote.
Turbo Timer: The turbo timer mode keeps the engine running
after arriving at your destination for a programmable period of time. This
allows the system's timer to conveniently cool down the turbo after you have
left the vehicle. You can select a turbo timer mode of 1, 3, 5, or 10 minutes.
Smart Start: With Smart Start, the remote start
automatically activates when the vehicle reaches a certain temperature, or when
it reaches a certain voltage. The factory setting for temperature high is 100°
(F) and the low is 0° (F). You must first
set the temperature controls to heat or cool the vehicle before locking it with
Rear Defogger: The rear defogger circuit can be programmed
to automatically activate when remote start is turned on. If the interior cabin temperature is above 55°
F, the defogger will not activate.
Valet Takeover: 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 remote
started, advanced anti-grind circuitry prevents the starter from engaging, even
if the key is turned to the start position. 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.
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
Locking/Unlocking The Vehicle: Each remote control has separate "Lock"
and "Unlock" buttons. When the "Lock" button is pressed, the doors lock, the
horn in the vehicle honks once and the parking lights flash once. When the
"Unlock" button is pressed, the doors unlock, the horn honks twice, and the
parking lights flash. In the Silent mode, the doors lock/unlock without the horn
honks, and the parking lights flash to confirm the operation.
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 (such as item 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
Trunk Release: When connected, one of the accessory outputs can
operate a factory power release for the vehicle's trunk or hatch. An optional
relay may be needed, and if the factory release is not power-activated, a trunk
release solenoid can often be added (Directed part # 522T).
Auxiliary Channel Outputs: The Model 1401 features a total
of 5 auxiliary channel outputs. One aux output is used to activate an optional
trunk release. The other four aux outputs can be used for some of the following
convenience features that may be found on your vehicle:
- Windows open/close
- Left sliding door open/close
- Right sliding door open/close
- Rear hatch open/close
- Sunroof open/close
- Audio system on/off
- Headlights on/off
Car Finder: If you're having difficulty finding your vehicle in a
crowded parking lot, the car finder function will cause the vehicle to emit one
long horn honk and flash the parking lights 10 times.
Panic Mode: If you are threatened in or near your vehicle, you can
attract attention by triggering the system with your remote. Panic mode requires
the horn honk circuit to be connected.