Whistler

Installation manual

Installing the Alarm System

Using the wiring diagram from the Quick Reference/Doorlock Sheet, follow along with the electrical installation steps. It is recommended that the following steps are completed in this order.

DO NOT USE A TEST LIGHT TO CHECK WIRING! DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE'S COMPUTERS AND/OR ACTIVATION OF THE AIR BAG MAY OCCUR. USE A VOLTMETER OR A LOGIC PROBE TO CHECK WIRING.

Note: Several wires can be connected to the same location. Their operation uses the same connection to the factory wiring. All connections should be crimped, using Butt Connectors or soldered, not twisted together and taped.

CPU Mounting

The CPU must be mounted inside the vehicle. Make all the connections and system options you plan to use first before permanently mounting the CPU. If mounted up inside the dash you will not be able to access the Selectable Feature Program Switches.

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Siren Mounting

  1. Locate an area under the hood away from moving parts, heat, and moisture. It should not be accessible from under and outside the vehicle.
  2. Attach the bracket to the car.
  3. Mount the siren so that it is pointed downward.
  4. Attach the red wire to a constant 12 volt (+) source with a 3 amp fuse or attach the red wire between the CPU and fuse of the alarm system's power wire.
  5. Locate a pre-existing hole with a rubber grommet in the firewall, such as hood release or speedometer cable. Route the black wire from the siren through the firewall for later connection. Add a sufficient length of wire to make it into the vehicle at the CPU location.

Starter Interrupt

The 3 button remote model is equipped with an internal relay which interrupts the vehicle's starter when the alarm is sounding. The 2 button remote model has a starter interrupt output that controls an optional external relay Whistler P/N 209284 (not included). The first three steps apply to both units. To complete, follow the rest of the instructions for the system you're installing.

Important: The starter disable circuit is a critical connection. If this connection fails, the vehicle will not start and will leave the customer stranded.

To install this feature, follow these steps:

3 BUTTON REMOTE MODEL
2 BUTTON REMOTE MODEL
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Shock Sensor Mounting

  1. Select a solid mounting surface under the dash, i.e., steering column support.
  2. Mount sensor with screws or tie wraps to the selected area, leaving access for adjustment.
  3. Plug the shock sensor cable into the shock sensor input at the CPU. See Figure 3.
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Shock Sensor Operation and Adjustment

Shock sensor responds to a sudden shock or a hit to the vehicle. For example, if someone breaks the glass or hits the vehicle with a stick, rock, or hammer, the siren will sound - It is not a motion detector. Moving the vehicle up and down may not set off the alarm.

To adjust the shock sensitivity:

NOTE: Setting the shock sensor too sensitive can cause false alarms due to thunderstorms, aircraft or large trucks passing by.

Mount the Status LED

Select a location for the LED which is visible from both the driver and passenger windows. It provides a significant deterrent to break-in if seen easily from outside the vehicle.

Use a replaceable panel whenever possible to bring the vehicle to original condition in case of sale or return to lease company.

Mount the Valet Switch

Locate an area that is accessible but out of plain view.

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Electrical Connections

Step 1 Ground Connection

Connect the black wire from the main connector (system ground) to a CLEAN (paint and plastic free) metal surface under the dash, such as the steering column support.

Step 2 Door Sense Connection

Door switches can be either negative or positive switched. This system uses one wire for door sensing. The CPU is set at the factory for negative systems. Move position #5, Selectable Feature Program Switch, to the ON position for positive systems, (some domestic Ford vehicles).

To install door sense, identify the wire you need and determine its polarity by using a voltmeter or logic probe. See chart below. Verify that this wire responds to ALL doors.

Door Type Is When Door Is
Open Closed
Negative - Figure 6 0 volts 12 volts
Positive - Figure 5 12 volts 0 volts

Connect the Green/White wire from the main connector to the vehicle pin switch wire. Because this connection is generally made at the same wire that is used to operate the domelight, the wire from pin 30 of the optional Domelight relay (see Step 3) and the door sense wire can be connected together at the pin switch wire. See Figures 5, 6 and 7.

Step 2 Door Sense Connection - cont'd
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Step 3 Wiring Domelight Supervisor - Optional

The Blue/White Domelight Output wire provides a ground (150 mA) to control a relay. When disarming this feature turns on the interior lights of the vehicle for 30 seconds or until the ignition is turned on, whichever is shorter. A relay with a current rating of at least 10 amps is required to operate this feature. This relay applies the ground or 12V required to turn on the domelight.

A SPDT automotive relay is shown in Figure 7.

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Auto Rearm Note

NOTE: When domelight is not connected or a diode is used to isolate the domelight from the doors, the alarm has an automatic re-arming feature. If the alarm is disarmed but a door is never opened, the alarm will rearm in 60 seconds. This is to continue protection in case of accidental disarm. This feature operates in both passive and active modes.

Step 4 Siren Connection

Connect the Orange wire from the main connector to the Black wire from the siren. Orange wire supplies ground to the siren.

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Step 5 Ignition Sense Connection

Note: This connection MUST be made for the alarm to operate properly. Locate a wire that provides 12 Volts only when the ignition key switch is turned to "ON" position. Tap into this wire and connect to the White/Red wire from the main connector.

Step 6 Light Flash Connection - Optional

An onboard relay operates either positive (+) or negative (-) parking light systems. The Yellow wire connects to the output of the light switch. The Green/Yellow wire is used for polarity selection. Connect the Green/Yellow to +12V for positive light flash, or to ground for negative light flash.

In vehicles that require separate left-side and right-side light circuits (i.,e., Volkswagen). See Figure 9.

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Step 7 Negative Trigger Input - Optional

The optional hood and/or trunk pin switches are connected to the Green wire from the main connector.

Light Switch Is When Output From Switch Is Connect Grn/Yel To
Positive + 12 volts + 12 volts
Negative 0 volts Ground
Step 8 Door Lock/Unlock Output/Warn Away Input

Door lock output provides 1 second ground pulse (150 mA- to control a relay) upon arming or disarming the system. Door locks may be operated by remote or, if selected, automatically in passive arming and/or with ignition on/off.

To install door lock control you must identify which of four (4) power door lock systems this specific vehicle utilizes. See Installation Reference/Door Lock Instruction Sheet.

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Warn Away Input - Optional: This input provides a 2 second siren warning from any (optional) negative trigger sensor connected to it, (i.e., radar sensor, extra shock). Siren warning is provided at 4 second inverals, up to 8 times if sensor is still active.

Step 9 Auxiliary Connection - Optional

These are 150 mA outputs, when used with a relay or a control module, can remotely operate features such as: trunk pop, car starter, window roll-up. Brown wire: Offers a .5 second output after button 1 is pressed for 3 seconds. Brown/White wire: Offers a continuous output after button 2 is pressed for more than three (3) seconds. (3 button remote model only)

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Step 10 Power Connections
Step 11 Operation check

You must turn this function off by the ON/OFF button, it does not time out.

Important: The system will arm with ignition in the ON position. All sensors are ignored except the doors. This offers added protection in case of a carjacking attempt. You must disarm the system before leaving the vehicle.

DOUBLE DISARM

NOTE: If alarm sounds, you may turn off the siren by pressing the ON/OFF button. It will silence the alarm but not disarm it or unlock the doors. To disarm the alarm, press the ON/OFF button again.

Step 12 Antenna

The black wire, which is separate from the wiring harnesses, is the antenna. Keep the antenna wire as far away from metal and wiring harnesses. If operating range is poor, reposition the antenna. Keep the antenna wire as straight as possible in a vertical or horizontal position.

DO NOT GROUND, CUT OR ADD WIRE TO THE ANTENNA !

Selectable Feature Program Switches

Step 1. Disarm the System
Step 2. Turn ignition on
Step 3. Using a pen, gently switch on or off the features you need

Switch # Function On Off
Default Setting
# 1 Passive/Active Arming passive active
# 2 Door Lock Activation W/lgnition yes no
# 3 Door Lock Pulse Timing* 4 Sec 1 Sec
# 4 Door Lock W/Passive Arming on off
# 5 Door Trigger Input Polarity on (Positive) off (Negative)
# 6 Soft Chirp on off
# 7 System Check Mode on off

* Switch #3 is only used when the auto door lock feature is connected to your vehicle The 1 second setting is set at the factory to work with 99% of vehicles with factory door locks Unless your vehicle door locks operate on a vacuum system, do not change this setting to four (4) seconds. Doing so will damage the vehicles door lock system!

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System Check Mode

Follow steps on page 14 to enter System Check Mode This mode places the CPU in a special state that does not need to be armed or disarmed to provide feedback for sensor adjustment. As a sensor (doors, shock sensor, pin switches, etc.) is tripped, the CPU will provide chirps to let you know it was tripped. This allows you to adjust the sensors to the exact sensitivity you desire without the annoying siren blasts. To exit System Check Mode, turn switch #7 off. You must turn this function off. It does not time out!

DOUBLE DISARM

NOTE: If alarm sounds, you may turn off the siren by pressing the ON/OFF button. It will silence the alarm but not disarm it or unlock the doors. To disarm the alarm, press the ON/OFF button again.

Please Note

As shipped from the factory the two remotes have the same code. Note both remotes will have the same serial number also. So, please keep pairs together to prevent having two different customers with the same code!

Feature/Description Procedure/Implementation
Siren Silencing Feature
If alarm is sounding you can cancel the siren without disarming the alarm (Double Disarm)
Pressing the ON/OFF button will only cancel the siren, it will not disarm or unlock the vehicle. To disarm, press the ON/OFF button a second time.
"Chirp" Override
  • Silent arming and disarming
  • Repeat procedure each time you wish to silence the chirp on Arm/Disarm
Simultaneously pressing and releasing both the SEEK and ON/ OFF buttons. The system will give only LED and flash parking lights as confirmation.
Valet Mode
  • Disables alarm for others to use the vehicle
  • Panic and Seek modes still operate
  • Door lock and unlock still operate
  • Same procedure for entry and exit
  • Aux s do not work
  • Disarm the System
  • Hold valet switch to ON "*
  • Turn the ignition "ON "
  • Turn the ignition "OFF "
  • Wait 1 second then let go of valet switch

When ignition is off, LED will be solid for 5 seconds and then flash as if armed. When ignition is on, Valet will be indicated by, Solid LED = Valet ON - LED off = Valet OFF

Learning New Remotes

If one of the remotes is lost or a third remote is being added, use this procedure

  • Up to 3 remotes can be learned
  • All transmitters must be relearned when a new one is added
  • LED is off while learning remotes If LED comes on, 5 seconds has elapsed between remotes or the third remote has been learned
  • Enter Valet Mode
  • Turn on ignition
  • Flip valet switch to "on" 3 times Siren will chirp 5 times very rapidly
  • Press ON/OFF button on one remote once, siren will chirp
  • Press ON/OFF button on the second remote once, siren will chirp
  • Press ON/OFF button on the third remote once (if purchased), siren will chirp

NOTE: You have only 5 seconds between each remote to learn the codes, otherwise this procedure is exited If so, just flip the valet switch 3 times and repeat above procedure.

Emergency Disarm Without Remotes
System will stop alarming, the starter disable feature will be de-activated and you will now be able to start your car
  • Exit Valet Mode
  • Enter the alarming vehicle
  • Hold valet switch to "ON "
  • Turn the ignition "ON "
  • Turn the ignition "OFF "
  • Wait 1 second then let go of valet switch Unit will be in Valet Mode

* Valet switch is spring loaded, i.e. it rests in the OFF position. The switch is ON momentarily as long as it is held in that position. When it is released, it springs back to the OFF position.

Troubleshooting Guide

PROBLEM ACTION
Alarm not responding.
  • Check fuse in system power wire and replace if necessary
  • Bad main power and/or ground connection re-do connections
  • Remote not learned
  • Unit in Valet Mode - check if Seek operates
  • Unit is in System Check Mode
Doesn't learn remotes.
  • Check wiring of the Ignition Sense White/Red wire on the mam connector. See step 4
  • Make sure unit is in Valet Mode first
  • Remote is too close to CPU
  • Antenna must not be connected to the vehicle or its wiring
Check Engineer Warning Light illuminates in vehicle.
  • Add diode to Pink (starter interrupt). Wire on 2 button remote model.
Unit doesn't disarm completely when alarming.
  • Pressing On/Off once cancels siren only. You must press again to completely disarm system.
Alarm arms itself even with passive arming turned off.
  • Domelight supervisor not connected
Extra siren chirps after arming.
  • Alarm has detected an active sensor input
Doors do not set off alarm.
  • Wrong door polarity selected See step 2
  • Bad connection at the door pin switch
All doors do not set off alarm.
  • Doors are diode isolated. Connect to the courtesy light which is under the dash or directly to the domelight.
Low range.
  • Relocate antenna See step 12
  • Caused by window tinting
Alarm does not passively arm.
  • Passive arming is not selected in User Selectable Feature mode
  • Check wiring of the Ignition Sense White/Red wire from the CPU It should be connected to a switched, not constant, source
  • Broken or rusty vehicle pin switch
  • Wrong door polarity selected in User Selectable Feature Mode
False alarms.
  • Shock sensor set too high Readjust sensor
  • Replace a possible bad pin switch
Does not respond to remotes, siren chirps erratically.
  • Unit in System Check Mode Turn switch #7 off
21.02.2002