Autowatch Alarm Issues?
How to find out why your alarm has triggered:
Most Autowatch alarms lack information about how to find alarm fault codes their user manuals. This makes troubleshooting very difficult for anyone other than an installer with access to the installation manuals, so it’s almost impossible to find out why your alarm has gone off unless you can get it to an approved dealer.
Nearly all Autowatch alarms will store the alarms trigger history, however, it only remains in the system for 10 cycles of the ignition being turned on and off.
For a quick diagnosis of why your alarm has gone off and to prevent it from being a nuisance the following information is vital:
How to access the diagnostic trigger report back.
To enter the trigger report mode, the owner simply has to turn the ignition on and off to count the LED flashes. This is the same method as you would use to enter your over-ride PIN number, the details of which can be found in your user manual.
Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Well almost. Wait for the immobiliser LED to start flashing, then enter the code 1, 2, 3. Then the LED should flash rapidly for a second or so. (If not let it flash more then 11 times and start again!)
If you have an alarm without an immobiliser (279RL, 458RL, 555CLAM, or 695 CAN) then you’ll need to force it into flash mode. The details on how to do this will be in your user manual which I’ve put direct links to at the bottom of this post.
Next, enter the code 1,1. and the LED will flash a number (or multiple numbers) that corresponds to what circuit has caused the alarm to go off.
Note: Do not enter any number other than 1,1, at this stage as doing so could damage either your alarm, your cars electrics, or both and cause it to work in an undesirable way!
Here’s a video to make it clear, below that I’ve put the fault codes for each model of Autowatch alarms on sale in NZ.
Trigger Report Flash Codes
Note: * Door and Bonnet wires are often switched over by the installer depending on the vehicle.