All of the current range of Vodafone Automotive, Cobra alarms feature an easy to enter over-ride PIN number to disarm the alarm in the even of a remote failure.
The PIN code is 4 digits which can be custom programmed to a number of the owner choice (remembering that there is no such digit as “0”).
The Video below shows how to enter the Cobra PIN code over-ride number:
Cobra PIN code over-ride
The Pin Number is also required to program new remote controls to the alarm which makes all Cobra alarms safe from remote cloning.
a) Open driver’s door.
b) Enter alarm 4 digit Pin number one number at a time:
– The alarm buzzer and LED will sound/flash once at the completion of each number **
– Repeat for remaining 3 numbers.
c) Correct Pin Code sounds a long beep/LED flash. **
– Alarm disarms
These instructions work with the following Cobra alarm systems which have all been available in NZ:
Older Cobra Alarms
These are Cobra alarms that do not have an over-ride button. The pin number is entered by cycling the ignition on and off and counting the LED flashes. Generally, this works for alarms that use the 4T7777 remote (3100 series being the exception)
- AB7928 (Also requires a working touch key)
- 8185 / 8186 /8188 (Factory fitted on Lotus Elise/Exige)
- 4622 (Lotus Esprit & Series 1 Lotus Elise) * (PIN code not required for remote coding, but you’ll need a working touch key)
No Pin Code?
Part of my job as an approved Cobra – Vodafone Automotive installer is to register every install upon completion. This is held on a Secure database where the vehicle can be searched for via both the Rego or the VIN number.
The system relies on the installer entering the data, be it one of the approved installers found on the Cobra NZ Website or a Toyota dealership who also install Cobra to their vehicles.
What do I need to release a PIN number?
First I’ll require your details and proof of vehicle ownership. If you are one of my customers then I will have a personal record of the install too so it will be quick and easy. It’s an after-sales service I do not charge for.
If it is not one of my installs I’ll have to Contact Cobra NZ and wait until I get a reply. This system does depend on the alarm being registered when fitted.
Failing that I’ll require the alarms serial number so I can put a request to Vodafone Automotive.
Please Note: I have to charge for this service as it takes up a significant amount of my time.