Years and years (and years) ago, I bought a CodeAlarm 2000.This was pretty much the flashest car alarm you could get in New Zealand at the time and it even allowed keyless entry via remote door locking/unlocking (a feature that I know have difficulty living without).
Imagine my horror then, when I learned that CodeAlarm were no longer in business and, now that my second remote case had snapped, there was no one in New Zealand who could get a new plastic case to replace the broken ones.
Of course, this resulted in a quick googling, and – in a very short space of time, I’d turned up a couple of sites who could help.
Not only did I find a company who would sell me new cases(though at US$10 each it’s probably a bit steep – it is just a plastic case after all), but I also found a site which told me (since I’ve ‘misplaced’ my owners manual) how to re-programthe remote which has had a recent battery replacement. I’ve decided toreplicate these instructions below to help keep this info archived.
CodeAlarm Remote Programming Instructions
Remote Transmitter Programming:
In order to enter Learn Routine, the Valet/ Program button must be plugged into the blue port (Look for a small push button located under the drivers dash or kick panel).
- Open a door.
- Turn the ignition on to the RUN/ACC position (or you may also start car).
- Within 15 seconds press and release the momentary push button to select the channel you wish to program. (e.g. press and release once for channel 1 (arm/disarm channel).
- Press and hold the Valet/Program push button once more. You should get a confirmation chirp/horn-honk.
- If you do not get a chirp/horn-honk the alarm may have a jumper inthe alarm that has the programming feature turned OFF (disabled).
- Once the alarm chirps/horn-honks keep holding the momentary button.
- Press the button on the transmitter that you would like to control the selected receiver channel. A chirp/horn-honk will confirm that the code has been learned. If programming more than one transmitter repeat this step for each. (Note: Old transmitter codes will be dropped only if programming 4 new transmitters).
- Once the code(s) are learned, the momentary push button can be released.
Learn Routine will be exited if:
- Ignition is turned off
- Door is closed
- Program push button is pressed too many times
- More than 15 seconds elapses between steps
- One long chirp/horn-honk indicates that Learn Routine has been exited.
So there you have it, Google saves the day (again) – and now I’m off to discover if I could simply replace my remotes with the Rhino UHF Learning Remote which Dick Smith sells (Cat#L5440) for NZ$49.60