Car Security Systems - Programming New Remotes For Autowatch Car Alarms

autowatch remoteFor most car security systems programming in a new remote is possible. You need at least one working remote, to disable the device, and the alarm code to access programming mode.

Some alarms have a dedicated valet switch allowing access to the program mode. Here a two button switch makes entering a code quicker and easier by having one button to select the digit and the other to press between one and ten times.

However on the vast majority of security systems, you need to turn the ignition on and off to enter the device code. For Autowatch car alarms the programming code is '1,2,3'. From here further codes can be entered to turn on and off alarm features.

Begin by disabling the alarm with the remote and switching the ignition on. Turn the ignition off and wait for the immobiliser to arm, indicated by the status LED flashing.

Accessing Programming Mode

To enter the 'One' digit:

Switch off the ignition and the LED will start to flash. Switch ignition on after the LED has flashed once - you have now entered a '1'.

To enter the 'Two' digit:

Switch off the ignition and the LED will start to flash. Switch on the ignition after the LED has flashed twice - you have now entered '1,2'.

To enter the 'Three' digit:

Switch off the ignition and the LED will start to flash. Switch on the ignition after the LED has flashed three times - you have now entered '1,2,3' and are in programming mode.

Advanced Feature Selection

For programming in a new remote you need to enter the additional code of '1,1', following the guide above, so that you have entered a total code of '1,2,3,1,1'. After this the LED will flash repeatedly for two seconds and in this time the new remote must be pressed. The siren of the alarm will give a single beep indicating success.

The advanced feature mode is only active for 10 seconds between actions. This means that you need to know which code you wish to enter before you start. Typically each manufacturer will have it's own advanced codes that can be read from the user manual or their website.

For Autowatch car alarms a further two minutes of inactivity will log you out of programming mode and leave you at the start.

Please note that to enter a zero, if required, that ten flashes need to take place.

This whole process is a bit finicky, and often takes a bit of practise. If you don't get it right first time then you can always start again.

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Last updated December 2012

 


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