Operating the Code Alarm CA6553SST 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 equipped with a feature called Silent Choice. If enabled, the system 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 Unlock + Siren , 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 Lock or Unlock button and the system will return to normal status.
Bypassing The Shock Sensor: To arm the system and ignore the shock sensor press Lock button, then within 5 seconds press Lock + Siren, 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 Siren 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 Unlock 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 equipped with a feature called Silent Choice. If enabled, the system requires a second press of the button to activate an audible disarming response from the vehicle. If your system is set up for 2 step unlock, a third press of unlock will activate the audible response.
Two Stage Door Unlock (Optional): If this feature is enabled on your system, pressing the Unlock button one time will unlock only the driver’s door. Press Unlock again within three seconds to unlock the remaining doors.
Activating the Trunk Release Feature (Optional): If this feature is enabled on your system, pressing and holding the Unlock button for 3 seconds will open the vehicle’s trunk or hatch.
Activating the AUX 1 Output (Optional): If this feature is enabled on your system, pressing the Lock and Unlock 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.
Entering AUX Mode and Activating the Additional AUX 2 - 5 Outputs (Optional): To access the additional AUX outputs, AUX 2, AUX 3, AUX 4, and AUX 5, you must first enter the transmitters AUX Mode. This will “shift” the functions of the transmitter buttons from their standard operation to control of the AUX outputs.
Using the Progressive Car Finder Feature: Press the Siren button to locate your vehicle. The system will flash the parking lights and 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 Siren 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 Lock and Unlock buttons can be used to lock and unlock the door (if the option is installed). To stop the alarm, press and hold the Siren button on the transmitter again for 3 seconds. The system will automatically stop after 30 seconds.
Programmed Transmitter Notification: As a security precaution each time the vehicle’s ignition is turn on the status LED light with flash the number of transmitters programmed into the system. This helps to identify unauthorized transmitters from accessing your vehicle. If you believe an unauthorized transmitter has been programmed to your system, contact your installing dealer for assistance.
Valet Mode: When valet mode is activated the status LED will light solid, and all security functions will be disabled. To enter or exit valet mode simply follow the 4 steps outlined below:
Eliminating Arm / Disarm Notification Chirps: System ARM/DISARM chirps can be toggled ON or OFF without entering the programming feature banks.
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:
Car Jack Mode: This feature must be turned on in system programming, please consult your installing dealer. Triggering Car Jack mode: While the ignition is ON and press and hold Lock + Unlock for 2 seconds, the parking lights will flash 1 time and the system will act as follows:
Using Your Remote Vehicle Starter
Remote Starting Your Vehicle: To activate the remote vehicle start function, press and release the Start 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. 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.
Remote Start Shutdown: Press and hold the Start button for 3 seconds to turn the vehicle off.
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.
User Programmable Run Time / Run Time Extension: The system has the ability to allow the user to extend the time the vehicle will be running under control of the remote start. This will only extend the run time back to the current run time setting during the current remote start cycle. If your system is set to run 15 minutes and the time remaining is 4 minutes, extending the run time will reset the countdown timer to 15 minutes and your vehicle will continue to run for another 15 minutes. Follow the steps below to extend the vehicle’s run time.
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. WARNING! Be certain that the vehicle is outdoors before using this or any remote starting device. A running engine produces dangerous carbon monoxide fumes which can be harmful or fatal if prolonged exposure occurs. DO NOT remote start the vehicle if it is garaged. To begin the 2 / 3 hour start up timer mode:
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 Lock & Start 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.
Temperature Start Mode: The system has the ability to start the vehicle if the temperature drops below a preset temperature threshold. Once activated, the system will only start the vehicle one time based on the temperature setting and will be cancelled if the vehicle is started with the key or remote started by the transmitter. Temperature is read from the module, located below the dashboard in most instances, and the vehicle’s interior temperature may vary from the ambient temperature.
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:
Replacing Remote Control Batteries
1 Way, 4 Button Remote Control - (CATXMSS): The batteries 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 - (CATXMLC): 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.
2 Way LCD Remote Control - CATXMLSS: The battery inside the 2 way LCD remote control is rechargeable, use the supplied battery charger to charge the battery until the battery icon on the LCD screen shows 3 bars indicating charging is complete. It is recommended that the battery be fully charged before normal use.