Operating the Code Alarm CA6550 Remote Start Security System
Using Your Remote Control
Arming the Security System: To arm the system, exit the vehicle, close all doors, then press the button. The parking lights will flash 2 times, indicating the system is armed, has locked the doors (if equipped and connected) and activated the starter disable feature. The LED status indicator will blink steadily, once per second. NOTE: The system is defaulted with Silent Choice enabled, which requires a second press of the button to activate an audible arming response from the vehicle.
Passive Arming Bypass: If passive arming is enabled on your system, while the system is disarmed, press + , the system will respond with 1 chirp and the LED will turn on. The security system will remain in this temporally bypassed state for as long as you wish. To exit passive bypass, press the or button and the system will return to normal status.
Bypassing The Shock Sensor: To arm the system and ignore the shock sensor press button, then within 5 seconds press + , the system will respond with 1 long chirp. NOTE: The system will only change the shock sensor setting for one arm cycle and will be defaulted back to normal operation the next time the system is armed.
Hidden Alarm Function: Press the button first, within 3 seconds press the button to activate the hidden alarm function. The security system will arm with “Hidden Alarm Function” in which the siren / horn will be silenced if the system is triggered.
Disarming the Security System: To disarm the system press the button. The parking lights will flash 1 time, indicating the system is disarmed and has unlocked the doors (if equipped and connected). NOTE: The system is defaulted with Silent Choice enabled, which requires a second press of the button to activate an audible arming response from the vehicle.
Two Stage Door Unlock (Optional): If this feature is enabled on your system, pressing the button one time will unlock only the driver’s door. Press again within three seconds to unlock the remaining doors.
To engage valet mode:
To disengage valet Mode:
Manually Overriding the Security System: Your system can be disarmed without the use of the transmitter. This is necessary, since you will need the ability to operate your vehicle if the transmitter is lost or its battery fails. To by-pass the alarm system:
Activating the Trunk Release Feature (Optional): If this feature is enabled on your system, pressing and holding the button for 3 seconds will open the vehicle’s trunk or hatch.
Activating Optional AUX 1 (Optional): If this feature is enabled on your system, pressing the and buttons simultaneously will activate an optional feature. This feature can be programmed for a wide range of functions like power window or sunroof automation, please consult your installing dealer to determine the functionality of your system.
Using the Progressive Car Finder Feature: Press the button to locate your vehicle. The system will sound 5 times at low volume, increasing in volume each time the button is pressed.
Using the Personal Protection Alarm (Panic): Press and hold the button for 3 seconds to activate the personal protection alarm. During panic mode, the normal function of the transmitter buttons will be suspended. The transmitter’s and buttons can be used to lock and unlock the door (if the option is installed). To stop the alarm, press and hold the button on the transmitter again for 3 seconds. The system will automatically stop after 30 seconds.
Eliminating Arm / Disarm Notification Chirps: System ARM/DISARM chirps can be toggled ON or OFF without entering the programming feature banks.
Car Jack Mode: This feature must be turned on in system programming, please consult your installing dealer.
Using Your Remote Vehicle Starter
Remote Starting Your Vehicle: To activate the remote vehicle start function, press and release the button 2 times within 2 seconds. The system will sound, the parking lights will flash 1 time and the system will check the vehicle to ensure it is safe to start. If all safety parameters are correct, the vehicle will start within 5 seconds. The vehicle’s parking lights will turn on (or flash depending on system settings) as a visual indication that the vehicle has started and is running. Press and hold the button for 3 seconds to turn the vehicle off.
If your vehicle stalls or does not start, the system will pause 5 seconds, then try 2 more times to start the vehicle (a total of 3 attempts). The system will pause 5 seconds between each start attempt. If the vehicle does not start after the 3rd attempt, the system will abort the remote vehicle start process.
Entering the Vehicle while it is Running via Remote Vehicle Start:
Preheating or Precooling the Vehicle’s interior: Before exiting the vehicle, set the temperature controls to the desired setting and operation. After the system starts the vehicle, the heater or air conditioner will activate and heat or cool the vehicle’s interior to your setting.
Using the “Quick-stop” Feature: If you want to make a short stop and keep your vehicle running (to keep the interior warm or cool), the quick-stop feature allows you to do this while keeping your vehicle secure and your keys with you. To engage quick stop:
Operating the 2 / 3 Hour Start Up Timer Mode: The system has the ability to start the vehicle every 2 or 3 hours for a 48 hour period. This feature is especially useful in cold climates where the only means to keep the engine and engine fluids warm is to periodically start the engine. The default setting is 3 hour, Selection between 2 or 3 hour is made in option programming.
Turbo Timer: This option will keep the engine running to allow the vehicle’s turbo to properly cool down before shutting the engine off. To engage the Turbo Timer feature:
Operating the Daily Start Timer: The system has the ability to start your vehicle based on a 24-hour countdown timer. This feature requires a two-part activation sequence. From the remote, pressing both the & buttons together will activate the 24 hour countdown timer (the vehicle will start 24 hours from this time). Next, When you are finished operating the vehicle for the day, perform the following steps to complete the process.
Remote Start Safety Features: For safety and security reasons, the system will shutdown or prevent the remote vehicle starter from activating if any of the following occur:
LED and Siren/Horn Indications
Additional 2-Way LCD Remote Control Functions
Check Vehicle Status: Press and release then press the within 3 seconds, the transmitter will respond with one melody sound and display the current status of the vehicle.
Display Illumination: Press and release the button. The display will illuminate for 5 seconds.
Melody / Vibration Mode: To have the remote control vibrate or play a melody tone each time it receives a response from the vehicle press and release then press and hold for 2 seconds.
Button Beeps: To toggle button beeps on or off press and release then press and hold for 2 seconds.
Page Call Out: With the ignition OFF, press the valet programming button for two seconds, the vehicle will chirp one time and the 2-way transmitter will play the paging melody and display the call icon.
Battery Save Mode: While in POWER SAVE MODE the 2-way LCD transmitter will NOT look for any incoming signals from the main unit until a button is pressed. The LCD screen will display SAVE to indicate that power save mode is ON. To enter power save mode press and hold for 5 seconds.
Clear Flashing Icons and Melody Sound: Press the button 3 times within 3 seconds. This will clear the melody sound and flashing icons on the LCD screen.
Stopping LCD Trigger Melody: To stop the alarm trigger melody if the system has been triggered WITHOUT disarming the system, press any button one time only, this will not send a command to the vehicle at this time and the alarm will continue to sound.
Button Lock: Press and release then press hold the for 2 seconds to toggle the button lock on or off.
Illumination: Press and release 2 times then press and hold for 2 seconds to toggle illumination on or off. When on, the display will illuminate when it receives or sends a command.
2 Car Mode: To control a second security system enter 2 car mode by pressing then press and together for 3 seconds. When the icon appears on the transmitter’s LCD screen it will control the second security system. Use the same method to exit 2 car mode and resume control of the original vehicle’s security system. NOTE: A second security system must be installed and the LCD transmitter must be learned to it before this feature will operate the additional system.
Parking Meter Countdown: The parking meter countdown timer has 6 preset times, to access the preset times and begin countdown press and release then press and hold for 2 seconds, repeating this step to increase the countdown time.
Adjusting the Clock and Timer Settings: The clock, alarm clock and programmable countdown timer are accessed through the Function Menu. Press and hold F for 3 seconds to access the function menu, once you have accessed the feature menu press and release F to scroll through each feature. Press Alarm to increase and press Start to decrease. Press and hold F for 2 seconds to exit the menu.
LCD Remote Control ICON’s
Transmitter Button Functions
Replacing Remote Control Batteries
1-Way 4 Button Remote Control: The batteries (model CR2016) inside each remote control should last approximately 1 year under normal use. When the batteries become weak you will notice the remote control range (the distance from the vehicle the remote control will work) deteriorate and the small LED on the remote control will dim. To replace the remote control batteries:
2-way LCD Remote Control: The CR2450 battery inside the 2-way LCD remote control should last approximately 6 months under normal use. When the batteries become weak you will notice the remote control range (the distance from the vehicle the remote control will work) deteriorate and the BATTERY icon on the LCD remote control will show.