About the Code Alarm ASCL6 CarLink™
Locate and start your car by phone
Locate and start your car by phone
Code Alarm's CarLink 6 lets you use your smartphone to control your vehicle's aftermarket security or remote start system from anywhere you have cell service or a Wi-Fi Internet connection. In addition to starting and stopping the engine, you'll also be able to lock and unlock the doors, check the battery voltage, locate the vehicle via GPS, plus program up to four more functions like popping the trunk, lowering windows, or turning on the defroster if your system supports such functions.
Hardware, software, and service plan
The CarLink interface works in almost any vehicle, and is compatible with most aftermarket remote start systems. After installing the module and downloading the Carlink Smartphone App to your iOS or Android phone, you'll be able to control your car's functions by way of the CarLink service plan over AT&T cellular network. The first year of service is free. After that, it's $29.95 a year.
Can also stand alone as a GPS locator
Maybe you just want to know exactly where your vehicle is — whether you can never remember where you parked or you want to keep an eye on your teen's whereabouts. Even if you don't have a remote start system, the CarLink works as a vehicle locater, finding your vehicle as long as it is within service distance.
- connects your smartphone to your aftermarket security or remote start system
- not compatible with RF remote kits
- compatible with iOS and Android smartphones
- features include remote start/stop, lock/unlock doors, battery voltage status, locate vehicle via GPS
- four additional functions can be programmed, like trunk release, heated seats, defroster, opening windows, depending on the security/remote start system in your vehicle
- can work without a remote starter as a GPS vehicle locator
- requires CarLink Smartphone App downloaded to your device (available free from iTunes® App Store or Android Market)
- works over AT&T cellular network via CarLink service plan
- first year free
- $29.95 per year after first year
- warranty: limited lifetime
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ASCL6
What's in the box:
- CarLink ASCL6 module
- 26" HRN-MCAR-01 harness
- 5" HRN-DRS-01 harness
- 5" HRN-LLRS-01 harness
- Quick Installation / Connection Guide
- Owner's Card
- Attention sheet
Code Alarm ASCL6 CarLink™ reviews
Simple to install with the i data start I purchased with this. Read directions for both products before install to help with flashing the i data start module. Almost plug and play with only two hard wire connections to make. I highly recommend. I didn't give it five stars because of the app. Occasionally when you open it to send commands to the vehicle it gives an authentication error which closes g the app and opening it right back up fixes. More an annoyance than a problem.
Pros: Easy to install
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I thought the 3x lock was the Best investment I ever spent until I got the ASCL6! I hate carrying an extra remote just to get auto start, so I opted for the OEM remote start using my factory remote. Loved it until I realized the range was terrible and I'd have to go outside and freeze just to start my car, which defeats the entire purpose of a remote start. Using this ascl6, all my problems are solved and I got GPS, remote start from anywhere in the world, lock/unlock, and so many other features. Highly recommended. I'd get this over the viper Smart Start. It's cheaper and has more features. Also shout-out to Crutchfield for all the help and support and the best customer service I've experienced! Thanks!
Cons: Add-ons like heated seats, inside temp, etc are extra modules that can be costly, and are not for all makes/models.
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Good product instructions included are lacking had to go online to get things to work
Pros: Low service price
Cons: Poor instructions in package
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Bought both the ASCL6 and the Fortin Evo-All to install in my 2016 Toyota Sennia. Crutchfield customer support is THE standard in customer support. No one even compares to their level of service. I spent between 6-10 hours getting all the programming and installation work done. The installation isn't super complicated BUT be careful to follow all directions. Also be able to think outside the box. Everything I tried failed to get the Fortin EVO-ALL to communicate with the ASCL6. I directly asked BOTH Crutchfield and Fortin customer support if the TX/RX lines could be swapped. Both companies reassured me that it should work. Well both were wrong. I swapped the RX/TX lines as a last resort before cancelling my order & returning everything. Guess what? It WORKED perfectly. FWIW I am an electrical engineer with 15 years experience writing embedded firmware from bare metal to embedded linux systems and I also have installed car audio since highschool (which was a long time ago). I know what I am doing and how to troubleshoot tech bugs. :-)
Pros: Crutchfield NEVER gave up trying to help me. They even sent an entire second set of hardware. I can't say enough positive things about Crutchfield's CS. My company is even taking note of Crutchfield's CS system.
Cons: Obviously Code Alarm (or who ever is the OEM) swapped the RX/TX lines and both Crutchfield & Fortin are not aware.
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Only works on AT&T Cellular system. That information was not available from Crutchfield.
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I have this "paired" to a Compustar DC3 brain, which is their latest and greatest, and everything works well, except I don't know why they don't have a trunk opening operation on the front screen of the iphone app. There is the option of programming this via the auxiliary commands, but the problem is my DC3 brain does not support trunk operations via the auxiliary channels. I really wish CarLInk would go ahead and include the trunk operation as a standalone seeing how it's such a basic command.
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Excellent system. It works great with the EVO-ONE fortin remote starter. Trevor my sales person was excellent. He got Justin who is an expert on remote starters to make sure this product was compatible with my system. The only 2 issues I had was a misprint in the wiring diagram and a program step left out of the directions. Thankfully I called Crutchfield tech support and spoke to Toohey who made sure I got the proper directions and stayed on the line to make sure it all work out. So far this system has been working great. My car is usually parked in an area where there is good cell phone service. The only draw back is you can't install a after market remote however I was able to program my factory Nissan remote to work with the systems for areas where I can't get cell phone service for the system. Thankfully I have not found an area yet where this system does not work. I do recommend speaking to a sales rep first when ordering because they do everything possible to make sure you are ordering the correct product for your vehicle.
Pros: People like Trevor, Justin and Toohey working in tech support to help me install this item properly.
Cons: Nothing that a few updates couldn't fix in the installation manual.
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More details on the Code Alarm ASCL6 CarLink™
Overview: CarLink by Audiovox is a smartphone interface allows you to control a variety of functions through the CarLink Mobile application. The ASCL6 CarLink module works with Code Alarm, ADS iDatastart, and Fortin car alarms and remote start systems. CarLink communicates via the nationwide 3G wireless network, giving you almost unlimited range. The CarLink app allows you to start your car, lock/unlock your doors, and check your car's location and battery status, all from your cell phone.
Service Plan: CarLink requires no contract or activation fee, and includes one year of service with the purchase. Each additional year of service costs $29.95.
Smartphone Compatibility: The CarLink app is compatible with iPhone and Android smartphones. The app is available for iOS devices (6.1 or later), and Android devices (4.0.3 and up).
CarLink App: With the CarLink ASCL-6, you get the following safety and convenience features:
- Remote Start: If you have a remote start system installed, you can press the Start button on the app to start your vehicle remotely. The app will begin showing a running timer to show how long the engine has been running. Pressing Stop will turn off your car's engine, and reset the timer to zero.
- Lock/Unlock: You can press the Lock button on your app to remotely lock your vehicle's doors. Pressing the Unlock button will unlock your doors. In addition, the CarLink app will provide the status of your vehicle's door locks at a glance.
- Battery Voltage: You can quickly check the status of your battery on the CarLink app. A battery icon with the voltage appears on the app when CarLink is connected.
- Remote Signal: When CarLink is connected to the cellular network, you will see a green icon on your app, showing you it's connected, and the signal strength.
- Vehicle Locator/GPS: The CarLink app's Locate Vehicle button lets you instantly view the current location of your vehicle on a map.
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