REMOTE CONTROL CAR ALARM SYSTEM
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SPARKRITE SRA 6 REMOTE CAR ALARM SYSTEM INTRODUCTION The Sparkrite SRA 6 advanced remote control alarm system incorporates the latest "state-of-the-art" microprocessor technology offering the ultimate in product reliability and performance. Features: • Radio remote control-DTI approved. Instant arming and disarming. • Remote control panic feature-gives personal protection sounding siren for up to 50 seconds. • Automatic (passive) arming feature. Alarm arms automatically 20 seconds after last door closure. Disarmed via remote control or ignition key. • Powerful built-in 128dB siren. • Current sensing-detects interior light switching on. • Door switch sensing detects opening of doors, boot or bonnet. • Hazard lights flash and siren chirps on arm/disarm. • Audible chirp over-ride option. • Alarm armed LED (light emitting diode) as a visible deterrent. • Cooling fan sensing circuit-prevents false triggering of current sensing circuit. • Attempted entry display. LED flashes a code if vehicle has been tampered with. • Siren sounds for 50 seconds (nominal) when the alarm is triggered. • Automatic reset, giving continuous protection until disarmed by remote control. • Fuse protected against attempts to over-ride circuitry. • Sensor connection (optional)-Quick-fit plug allows connection of Sparkrite Ultrasonic Interior Protection unit SRA 61 or Space Sensor SRA 62. • Security circuit-prevents accidental arming whilst driving.
REMOTE CONTROL RADIO TRANSMITTER The radio transmitter conforms to DTI legislation with each alarm allocated a unique security code. Additional transmitters are available on special order from your nearest stockist, or direct from Sparkrite using the enclosed order form, quoting your serial number on the back of the remote control.
ARMING To arm the SRA 6 alarm, proceed as follows: Remove the ignition key and leave the vehicle ensuring all doors, windows, sunroof, boot and bonnet are closed. Press the button on the remote control transmitter once. The indicators on the vehicle will flash once, coinciding with a single chirp (if selected) from the siren, and the dashboard LED will also flash (following the 20 second arming delay), at approximately one second intervals to show that the system is armed. If passive arming is selected, the SRA 6 will arm automatically following closure of the last door (see arming control).
DISARMING To disarm the alarm, press the transmitter button once, the indicators will flash three times, coinciding with two chirps (if selected) from the siren. Check that the dashboard LED has stopped flashing and unlock the vehicle as normal. If you trigger the alarm accidentally, follow the normal disarming procedure but keep the control button depressed until the alarm stops. Note: When the alarm is armed, the current sensing and ultrasonic circuits (optional) will not trigger the alarm until a 30 second exit delay has expired. This is to allow movement inside the vehicle and in some cases, courtesy light delays to cease.
REMOTE PANIC If the transmitter button is pressed and held for three seconds, the SRA 6 will trigger and commence an alarm cycle as a possible means of summoning help, a very useful defense in case of attack or assault.
FEATURE SELECTION The SRA 6 is specifically designed to give a choice of operating features for your convenience. These are three ON/OFF switches as follows: -
1. AUDIBLE CHIRP Controls arm/disarm chirp only. Turn to OFF for no audible chirp.
2. PASSIVE ARMING CONTROL If the passive (automatic) arming feature is required, select the ON position of the slide switch. With the switch in the ON position, the alarm will automatically commence the arming sequence 10 seconds AFTER the last door is closed, and will be fully armed after 20 seconds. The hazard lights will flash once and the siren will chirp, (if selected), indicating the vehicle is protected. The alarm is disarmed using the remote control as normal or by switching on the ignition within 10 seconds. In the OFF position, use the remote control for Instant ARM and DISARM.
3. CURRENT SENSING Current sensing is the most common method of triggering an alarm. This circuit operates by detecting the current drained from the vehicle's battery when the interior light is switched on, which subsequently triggers the alarm. When the SRA 6 is installed, it is recommended that the slide switch is set in the ON position. If your vehicle is fitted with an electrically operated, pulsed clockwork clock (normally fitted on vehicles pre 1980) or a car telephone which accepts incoming calls when the ignition is off, it can cause false triggering of the alarm. In this instance, slide the current sensing switch to the OFF position. It will then be necessary to connect the BLUE wire to the door switches as described later.
IMPORTANT: The SRA 6 switches are factory set to the following positions: Current - ON Passive - OFF Chirp – ON 4
FITTING INSTRUCTIONS Suitable for 12V negative earth vehicles only. IMPORTANT: The vehicle battery must be disconnected during the installation procedure, except where necessary to carry out circuit tests specified.
TESTING PROCEDURE If you are unable to easily identify the correct wire on the vehicle to make a connection, it is recommended a 12 DC test lamp or test screwdriver is used. Care must be taken to ensure the wire being tested is not shorted to earth (chassis) via the wire or probe of the tester.
INSTALLATION NOTES a) The harness is supplied with in-line fuses in the RED, VIOLET and GREY leads. If any of the fuses blow, ensure replacements of the correct value are used. b) When mounting wires around the engine compartment and through the bulkhead inside the vehicle, ensure the wire insulation cannot be damaged on sharp metal edges, protecting where necessary with insulation tape or rubber sleeving. c) It is recommended that where possible, connections to the vehicle wiring should be made at the steering column or fusebox. This will prevent anyone tampering with the alarm from outside the vehicle. d) Do not switch off courtesy, or boot lights (if fitted) or the current sensing circuit will not operate. Replace light bulbs when they fail.
MOUNTING THE MAIN ALARM MODULE Mount the alarm in the vehicle's engine compartment, close to the front of the vehicle and in a position where it is difficult to gain access to the alarm wiring from below the car. Also ensure the alarm is located away from areas of extreme heat and at least 12" away from the ignition system. Using the alarm mounting bracket as a template, drill 2 holes, and secure the bracket to the car bodywork using self-tapping screws supplied.
MAIN CABLE HARNESS WIRING Connections to the vehicle wiring will be made using scotchlok connectors as follows; ADDITIONAL WIRE
Close the locking tab to hold the connector together
EXISTING WIRE METAL INSERT STOP
Place the wires in position as shown and hold carefully in place whilst pressing firmly in the metal insert with pliers. The metal insert automatically strips the insulation from wires at points of contact.
HARNESS LOCATION Feed the 3 and 5 way harness through the flexible rubber sleeve and position the assembly to the rear of the main alarm module. IMPORTANT: Do not connect wiring harnesses to the alarm until all wiring has been connected.
ARMED INDICATOR LED Remove the retaining nut from the LED bezel. Drill a suitable mounting hole in the dashboard where the armed indicator may be seen from outside the vehicle, as a visible deterrent. Feed the two way connector through the hole and secure the LED bezel with the retaining nut. Route the wires through a bulkhead grommet to the alarm and push them carefully through the flexible rubber sleeve. Insert the two way connector into the socket on the rear of the alarm. Operation: When the alarm is armed, the red LED will illuminate. Following the 20 second exit delay, the LED will flash at 1 second intervals to indicate the SRA 6 is fully armed. If the alarm is triggered and completes a full alarm cycle (50 seconds), the LED will flash at half second intervals to indicate that a violation has occurred.
WIRING CONNECTIONS GREEN - RADIO AERIAL The GREEN aerial wire must not be cut or connected to anything metal, otherwise the operating range will be affected. Tape the antenna to the main harness to achieve optimum performance.
VIOLET AND GREY-INDICATOR LIGHTS VIOLET Using the vehicle's wiring diagram or 12V test lamp, locate the wire on the indicator switch or direct on any indicator lamp, which illuminates the test bulb when the RIGHT hand indicator flashes on and off. Connect this wire to the VIOLET wire on the alarm harness using a scotchlock connector. GREY
Repeat the above procedure, connecting the GREY wire to the LEFT hand indicator circuit.
PINK -IGNITION INPUT Using a test lamp, locate a 12 volt supply wire at the ignition switch or fusebox which is live only in the STARTING and RUN positions of the ignition key. Connect the PINK wire using a scotchlock connector to this wire. Note: The auxiliary power supply to radios/cassettes must not be used.
YELLOW - ELECTRIC FAN INHIBIT If the cooling fan is switched by the ignition or no electric fan is fitted, insulate the YELLOW wire and leave disconnected. If your vehicle is fitted with a thermostatically controlled cooling fan which operates with the ignition switched off, the YELLOW lead must be connected to prevent false triggering of the alarm. The majority of modern vehicles have "positive" switched fans and the YELLOW wire should be connected as shown in Fig. 1.
If the cooling fan is “earth" switched as shown in Fig. 2, it will be necessary to slide the current sensing switch on the main alarm module to the OFF position, insulate the YELLOW wire and leave disconnected.
BLACK WIRE – EARTH The BLACK wire must be connected to a good clean metal earthing point on the bodywork of the vehicle. Drill a suitable hole within 12" of the main alarm unit and secure the BLACK wire through the ring terminal using the self-tapping screw supplied.
BLUE-DOOR SWITCHES If the vehicle is not fitted with courtesy light switches on the rear doors, it is recommended additional switches (SR910) are fitted and connected to the courtesy light circuit as shown in Fig. 3. If the current sensing switch on the main alarm is in the ON position, and your courtesy light works on all four doors, proceed to Section (ii) Boot and Bonnet Switches. If the current sensing switch is in the OFF position, it will be necessary to connect direct to the door switches. (i) Most four door cars operate the courtesy light from all four doors, so connecting the alarm to one door switch will connect all of the doors. The BLUE alarm wire should be connected to the existing door switches providing they are of the switched earth type. To determine this, close all doors except the driver's door. The courtesy light should be on. Remove the retaining screw from the door switch and carefully pullout the switch. If the interior light goes out when the door switch is removed, your existing courtesy light door switches are suitable for direct connection to the BLUE lead. The BLUE lead can then be connected to the door switch wire using a scotchlock connector.
BOOT AND BONNET SWITCHES (OPTIONAL) (ii)
To protect the boot and bonnet, it will be necessary to install additional pin switches (Sparkrite SR910) connected to the BLUE wire as shown in Fig 3.
IMPORTANT: PASSIVE ARMING. THE BLUE WIRE MUST BE CONNECTED TO ANY COURTESY LIGHT SWITCH TO OPERATE THE PASSIVE (LAST DOOR) ARMING FEATURE.
RED WIRE - POWER SUPPLY/CURRENT SENSING The RED wire must be connected to a permanent 12 volt supply at the vehicle's fusebox (i.e. a fuse which is live whether the ignition is on or off). Using a test lamp, identify a permanently live fuse rated not less than 15 amps, and connect the RED lead to the "FUSED" side. To determine this, remove the selected fuse and check both fuse terminals with the test lamp. The correct side of the fuse will be "dead" when the fuse is removed. Connect the RED lead to the wire attached to the fuse terminal using a scotchlock connector. NOTE: The position of the supply lead affects the sensitivity of the current sense circuit. Connecting directly to battery positive will give lowest sensitivity. Connecting further away e.g. the fusebox, will increase sensitivity.
SENSOR INPUT The SRA 6 sensor input is located on the rear of the main alarm control module. This enables direct connection of Sparkrite accessories SRA 61 Ultrasonic Interior Detector or SRA 62 Interior Space Sensor to further protect your vehicle. To connect either of the above accessories', feed the SRA 61 /SRA 62 connecting plug through the flexible rubber sleeve and push into the sensor socket located on the rear of the alarm module (shown on page 4).
THE WIRING INSTALLATION IS NOW COMPLETE Connect the harness plug connectors into their respective sockets on the rear of the alarm. Reconnect the battery. Test the alarm according to your selected positions of the slide switches. If any problems are encountered, re-check the wiring and follow the troubleshooting guide. Slide the rubber sleeve over the rear molding shoulder and fit a cable tie around the flexible tube to provide weatherproofing. The exit tube should be angled downwards to avoid water ingress.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT The battery needs replacing if the red BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR does not light when the transmitter button is pressed. To replace this, remove two screws from the rear casing and carefully separate the transmitter molding. Replace with 12 volt Sparkrite battery, Part Number SRA 64 observing correct polarity. 10
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER Pressing button on remote control doesn't light transmitter indicator, next to button. • Battery inserted wrongly. • Poor battery connection. Adjust terminals to ensure good battery contact. • Discharged or missing battery. Replace battery.
ARMING AND DISARMING Pressing button on remote control lights transmitter indicator, but has no effect on receiver indicator. • No power supply to alarm unit. Check wiring, fuse and using suitable tester, check that 12V is present on the RED wire. • Distance between transmitter and receiver is too great. Move closer and try again. Pressing the button on the transmitter, but it is not possible to arm or disarm the alarm. • Power supply present on the arming inhibit input (PINK wire) ignition switched on or wiring fault causing power to be present on this wire when ignition is switched off. Check using suitable tester.
CURRENT SENSING With the slide switch in the ON position, operating the courtesy light by opening door doesn't activate the alarm. • The courtesy light bulb has a low power rating. If the RED wire has been connected to the battery positive, remove it and increase the current sense sensitivity by connecting the RED wire at the fusebox or column switches.
DOOR, BOOT, BONNET SWITCH INPUT Operating pin switch (contacts closed) doesn't activate alarm. • Pin switch faulty. Use suitable tester to check switch operation. • Wiring fault. Check wiring. • Wrong polarity switching. Should be earth switched. Use suitable tester to check this, especially if wired to the courtesy light circuit. Insert separate door switches of correct polarity.
OUTPUT When alarm is activated, indicator lights do not pulse on and off. • Wiring fault or fuses blown in wiring harness. Check wiring and fuses.
ALARM GIVES FALSE ALARMS Bad earth or supply connection to main alarm unit causing current sense (if used) to false alarm. • Check connection of BLACK wire to earth. • Check connection of the RED supply wire from the connector. Current sense problem. • Check that your vehicle has no accessories which can operate when the ignition is switched off. • Wiring fault. Check all wiring, test operation of all switches and ensure all triggering connections are secure and make good electrical contact. If none of the above solutions solve the problem, either consult your dealer, or contact the Sparkrite Technical and After Sales Service (T.A.S.S.) on 01429 862616
ACCESSORIES FOR THE SR9O ALARM Optional extra protection for your car can be provided by fitting either the SRA 61 or SRA 62:
SRA 61 - ULTRASONIC INTERIOR PROTECTION Invisible ultrasonic waves are transmitted and received by a unit mounted on the dashboard inside your vehicle. The alarm is triggered by unauthorized entry through the doors, windows or sunroof.
SRA 62 - SPACE SENSOR Mounted inside your car, this unique, patented product uses spaceage technology to detect alterations in atmospheric pressure. This results in the alarm being triggered if any doors, windows etc are opened.
SR910 - DOOR/BOOT/BONNET SWITCHES
ADDITIONAL TRANSMITTERS Available either from your local stockist or direct from Sparkrite. Please send a cheque or postal order to the value of £17 .50 inclusive payable to EDA Sparkrite Limited at the following address: STADIUM CONSUMER PRODUCTS STADIUM NORTH UNITS 8-11 TOFTS FARM INDUSTRIAL ESTATE BRENDA ROAD HARTLEPOOL CLEVELAND TS25 2DH QUOTE YOUR SERIAL NUMBER FROM THE REAR OF THE RANSMITTER AND SPECIFY MODEL OF ALARM. 12