Keyless Entry Features
Remote Start Features
Keyless Entry Features
Overview: The Code-Alarm CA5553SST, a part of the Professional
Series line, has a remote start for cooling down or warming up your vehicle before
you drive, and a keyless entry system to remotely lock or unlock your doors. It
is not a
security system. The CA5553SST comes with a 2-way LCD remote and a 1-way remote.
Long Range Remotes: The CA5553SST comes with one 2-way,
5-button, long-range, remote transmitter (CATXMLSS) with a 1.5" LCD screen, and
one 1-way, 4-button remote transmitter (CATXMSS). Both remotes have sturdy metal
bezels, and operate at 900 MHz to give you superior range. Additional remotes
(up to a total of 4) can be programmed to operate the alarm/remote start.
Details of the remotes include:
- CATXMLSS 2-way LCD Remote: The illuminated LCD remote
receives feedback from the control module so you can check the status of
your vehicle. The remote will vibrate, play a melody tone, or both each time
it receives a response. Numerous icons indicate at a glance if the doors are
locked or unlocked, trunk release mode, engine running, etc. Additional
convenience features include an alarm clock and a parking meter timer. The
remote can also operate a second remote start/keyless entry system once the
remote has "learned" all of the second system's codes. The LCD remote has 5
buttons for lock, unlock, vehicle locator/panic mode, remote start, and
function. The remote is equipped with a rechargeable battery, and comes with
a battery charger that plugs into your vehicle's cigarette lighter/DC power
outlet. An AC adapter and USB cable lets you charge the battery on AC power
- CATXMSS 1-way Remote: The 1-way remote contains four
buttons for lock, unlock, vehicle locator/panic mode, and remote start.
Requires one CR2032 battery (installed).
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.
Programmed Transmitter Notification: As a precaution, each
time the vehicle's ignition is turned on, the status LED will flash the number
of transmitters programmed into the system. This will let you know if there are
any unauthorized transmitters that are programmed to the system.
Data Bus Interface (DBI) Port: The 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
Silent Choice: The Silent Choice feature allows you to
control the audible responses when the doors are locked or unlocked. When Silent Choice is
activated, a second press of the "lock" button is required to
activate an audible response from the vehicle. If your system is set up for a
two-step unlock, a third press is required for an audible response. The system default is
Silent Choice disabled, which means you will get an audible response on
the first button press.
Door Locks/Trunk Release: The system can lock and unlock the
vehicle's doors using the remotes. The keyless entry 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 keyless entry system'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.
Personal Protection (Panic) Mode: The system'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 alert with the transmitter, or the system will automatically stop after
Progressive Car Finder: To assist you in locating your vehicle
in a crowded parking lot, the Progressive Car Finder feature will flash the
parking lights and honk the horn five times. 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.
Auxiliary Output: The CA5553SST features an auxiliary output to
operate optional accessories such as power windows or sunroof, a powered sliding
door, or to operate the defrost. 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 CA5553SST 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.
Remote Start Ready Mode: The unit is compatible with
vehicles with either automatic or manual transmissions. For manual
transmissions, the vehicle must first be in Remote Start Ready mode before it
can be remotely started. The Remote Start Ready mode procedure is described in
the owner's guide.
Preheating/Precooling: Before exiting the vehicle, you
should set the temperature controls to the desired setting and operation. When
the vehicle is started the next time, the heater or air conditioner will be
activated to heat or cool the vehicle's interior to your setting.
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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 CA5553SST'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.
Extra Remote Transmitter: Up to 4 remote transmitters can be
used with the CA5553SST security system. Additional
CATXMLSS 2-way 5-button remotes and CATXMSS 1-way 4-button remotes can be purchased
from Code Alarm and programmed to operate your system.