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Clifford ACE 7500 Complete Owner's Manual

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Al ways ex er cise good judg ment and com mon sense when us ing the re mote starter:                 

• NEVER re motely start the engine if parked in an en closed area lacking suf fi cient ven ti la tion.

• NEVER al low chil dren ac cess to the re mote con trols.

• NEVER en gage the Short Stop or Auto Start feature if parked in an en closed area lacking

suf fi cient ven ti la tion.

• NEVER re motely start or use Short Stop with a per son or pet in the vehicle.

• NEVER start with someone be hind or in front of the ve hi cle.

Stan dard Fea tures

The fol low ing are stan dard fea tures of this sys tem. Some ve hi cles may re quire op tional parts/wir ing and a few are in com pati ble with some fea tures.

Main te nance

Your Clifford system requires no maintenance except for periodic replacement of the remote control  batteries. This product, like any electrical device in

your vehicle, requires your car battery be in proper working order and fully charged. To ensure proper operation, periodically have your vehicle battery

“load-checked” at any local garage/mechanic. Also make sure the battery cables and connections are  tight and free from corrosion.



Lifetime warranty (see terms & conditions)


AntiTheft guarantee (see terms & conditions)


One master remote, one companion remote


Extended range


ACG 2™ anti-codegrabbing protection


Low remote control battery warning


Remote engine starting


Automatic safety pre-remote-start checks


Auto engine shutdown upon intrusion attempt


Cold weather cranking


AutoShutDown after 30 minutes if unattended

(duration adjustable via CliffNet Wizard)


Prevents accidental starter motor “grinding”


ShortStop: arm while idling for brief errands


Automatic transmission compatibility


Manual transmission compatibility


Gasoline & diesel compatibility


LowBattery AutoStart recharging


LowTemp AutoStart warm-up


PlainView 2™ coded valet mode


Select your own secret code


BlackJax anti-carjacking/self-recovery system


Built-in two-point AutoImmobilizer


Remotely adjustable Dual-Zone Piezo Sensor detects both

minor impacts and theft-related tampering


Glass Tampering Sensor detects attempts to break windows


G4 CliffNet DataPort input


For complete optional control via your Windows PC


For smart G4 CliffNet accessory interfacing


Passive AutoArming if you forget to arm


Lock upon AutoArming self-locking


Visual AutoArming countdown confirmation


Instant AutoArm bypass


Extended accessory power after ignition off


Ignition or RPM controlled AutoLocking/AutoUnlocking


High-Output Insignia Siren


Remote controlled chirp muting


Long-term selectable chirp muting


Remote siren silencing if falsely triggered


Remote controlled valet mode


FACT anti-false alarm circuitry


Power door lock control (some vehicles may require

optional relays)


Smart optional remote trunk release


Built-in parking light flasher


Courtesy light(s) turn on when you remotely disarm


Selectable headlights-left-on warning tone


Smart AutoTesting self-diagnostics


With specific trigger & sensor identification


Malfunction AutoBypass


Automatic remonitoring if trunk/hood was open when arming


Smart Prior Intrusion Attempt Alert


With specific trigger & sensor identification


TotalRecall 8-event trigger/sensor report


With specific trigger & sensor identification


Remote control code learning


Clear all remotes if ever lost or stolen


LED status indicator


Flash indications reveal status


Automatic battery saving mode


Multicar control from the same remote


User-programmable features


SecureAccess coded programming


Programmable even while driving


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Wel come to the world of

high- technology ve hi cle se cu rity and con ven ience  


ongratulations on the purchase of your Clifford Electronics mobile security/convenience system. Clifford Electronics has long been recognized as the

leading manufacturer of high-technology vehicle security systems. Our commitment to technological innovation, quality and reliability is clearly evident 

in your Clifford  system. Yet despite all its sophistication, your system is amazingly easy to use, never more difficult than a few presses of a button.

Black Jax ve hi cle re cov ery/anti- carjacking fea ture

ACE 7500’s BlackJax feature provides a safe and effective means of recovering your vehicle after a  theft or carjacking. In a carjacking situation, the sooner

you are out of the car the better. Don’t resist or take anything with you, just get out and get away. The instant the car door is opened, your ACE 7500

takes charge. First it allows the carjacker to drive a short distance, ensuring your safety. Then it repeatedly flashes the brake lights and continuously sounds

the siren to caution nearby drivers and draw attention to your stolen vehicle. The system ignores the remote control at this point (since the carjacker

most likely has it). Then when the carjacker slows for a turn or traffic, BlackJax safely shuts down the engine and prevents it from being restarted. 

ACE 7500 assures the thief cannot restart the engine even if he were to find and remove the system  control unit. Unable to restart the engine, and with

your vehicle stalled in the middle of traffic — siren wailing and lights flashing — the carjacker has no choice but to abandon your car. (The same occurs

to anyone who steals your parked car from you at a gas station or in a parking lot, which are the most common carjacking sites). To recover your vehicle,

you simply walk a block or two to your car, enter your PIN (personal identification number) code, and the system releases control of the vehicle to you.

Your secret PIN code tells the system that the car is being driven by an authorized person. If you  or a passenger opens and closes a car door at any point

while the engine is running (as would occur in a carjacking attempt), 

you must again enter your secret code



 The fac tory set ting for the anti- carjacking fea ture is OFF. Once you are fa mil iar with the

fol low ing, we sug gest you turn this fea ture ON (see the User-selectable features section). When anti- carjacking is
on, each time you be gin driv ing you MUST en ter your PIN code via the PlainView 2 switch on the dash board or
con sole (un less the sys tem is in valet mode). You may turn this fea ture on or off any time.

  En able/dis able the anti- carjacking fea ture  

You may enable or disable the BlackJax anti-carjacking feature (see 

User-selectable features

) or temporarily override it via PlainView 2 Coded Valet Mode.

  Your se cret dis arm ing PIN code  

Unless the BlackJax anti-carjacking feature is turned off or the system is in valet mode, 20 seconds after you switch on the ignition and press the brake (or 

open and close a door while the engine is running), you 


enter your secret disarming PIN code on the PlainView 2 switch (mounted on the

dashboard or console) to let the system know it is you who is driving.

Your sys tem’s factory- set PIN code is the sin gle digit 2.

En ter ing a code 

To enter your code, press the 

 button the appropriate number of times on the PlainView 2 switch on the dashboard or console followed by the blank

button. To enter a zero, you simply press the blank button.

EX AM PLE: To en ter the factory- set code of 2, you would press and re lease the switch in this man ner: 



EX AM PLE: To en ter a code of 1203, you would press: 



 blank, blank, 



  IM POR TANT: What you MUST do to drive your car  

If you have the BlackJax feature turned on, until you set your own PIN code, you will use the factory-set code of “2.” To drive your car, do the following:
1. Shut all doors, then start the engine.

2. Enter the factory-set disarming code of 2: 


 blank (you may do this while driving, if you wish).

3. The dashboard LED will flash on for an instant to confirm proper code entry. You may now drive or continue driving the vehicle.

What you MUST do if you hear 5 si ren chirps while driv ing

If you forget to enter the code, the system will remind you 20 seconds after you begin driving by 


 the siren 5 times and flashing the LED. At this

point, you have another 20 seconds to enter your code. When entered, the LED will stop flashing and the siren will chirp once to confirm proper code

entry. If the proper code is 


 entered within 20 seconds after the 5-chirp signal, the engine will shut down as soon as you slow  for traffic or a turn. You

may enter your disarming code even after the engine is shut down. Once the proper disarming code is entered, you will be able to resume driving.

  “Guess ing” your code won’t help a car jacker  

What if the carjacker is familiar with Clifford’s patented PlainView 2 coding system and tries guessing codes at random? No problem. After three

incorrect codes are entered, the system will ignore any further code entries for a short time. So even if the carjacker were to actually stumble upon your

code during this time, he would 


 not be able to silence your system or restart the engine.



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  How to set your own valet/disarming PIN code  

Your secret valet/disarming PIN code will be used to deactivate BlackJax, enter valet mode and enter programming mode. You may choose any 1-4-digit

PIN code, but the first digit must not be a zero (e.g., 1023 is a valid code, 0123 is not). See 

User-selectable features

. Let’s say you want to set a PIN code of 4301:

1. From the 

Table of user-selectable features

, you would note that the 

Set a new secret valet/disarming PIN code

 feature is in column 2, row 7.

2. Enter program mode by turning on the ignition, entering your current code, then pressing and holding the 

 button of the PlainView 2 switch for 3

seconds until you hear a chirp.

3. Select column 2 by pressing the blank button twice. After a brief pause, you will hear 2 chirps to  confirm that you have selected feature column 2.

4. Within 5 seconds, select row 7 by pressing and releasing the 

 button 7 times. To help you count, you will hear a chirp each time you press the 

button. After 7 presses, 


 press the blank button, then 


 enter your new code. 

Example: To enter 4301 as your new code, you would press the switch buttons in this manner:  




blank, blank, 




 for the 2-chirp confirmation.

6. Turn off the ignition to exit program mode (you’ll hear a 3-chirp confirmation).


VERY IMPORTANT: You must immediately test your new valet/disarming PIN code:

 Turn on the ignition, enter your new code, then press and

hold the blank button for 4 seconds. The LED will illuminate to indicate that the system is in valet mode. Turn the ignition off. The system is now in valet


If the LED does not illuminate, the new code you programmed and the one you just entered do not match. In such a
case, the system will revert to the previous code.

8. To exit valet mode and return to normal operation, turn the ignition on and enter your code.

Your re mote con trols

The 5-button master remote control and the 4-button companion remote are sophisticated miniature radio transmitters each powered by a tiny battery

(12-volt alkaline for the master remote, a 3-volt lithium battery for the companion remote). A weak remote control battery will reduce range (the system

will warn you if the battery in your remote is nearing the end of its useful life, see the 

Low battery warning

 section for details). Electrical/radio frequency

interference, obstructions, weather conditions and even sunspots can interrupt the signal from your remote to the system.The remote controls are the keys to

your system. But these remote controls are much more secure than car keys because each incorporates our ACG 2 (Anti-CodeGrabbing 2) technology with

trillions of digital codes for the ultimate protection against remote control cloning devices. You  will use your ACE 7500 remote control to arm and disarm the

system, lock and unlock the doors, remotely start or shut down the engine, activate/deactivate the  panic feature, enter/exit valet mode and command options

such as a remote trunk release, power window control, electric garage door interface, etc.

   Re motely con trol ling your Clif ford system  


Press  button 1 (master remote) or button

 (companion remote). Upon arming: two siren chirps, two parking

light flashes, dashboard LED flashes repeatedly and doors lock.


Press  button 1 (master remote) or button 

 (companion remote). Upon disarming: one chirp, one parking

light flash, LED turns off, doors unlock and the interior lights turn on.


Simultaneously press button 3 (master remote) or both the 





(companion remote) to arm or disarm without chirp acknowledgments.


For three seconds, 


 press  button 1 (master remote) or button 


remote). The parking lights will flash repeatedly and the siren will blare for 30 seconds. If the

ignition is on (indicating you are in the car), the doors will automatically lock to prevent an

assailant from entering (note: some vehicles are unable to lock the doors while the ignition is

on). If the ignition is off, the doors will unlock, allowing you to enter immediately without fumbling 

with your keys.


If you have this option, press  button 2 (master remote) or button 

 (companion remote) while the system is in its disarmed



Press button 4 or button 

 to remotely start the engine (or shut it down if idling under the system’s control). See 

Remote Engine

Starting DOs and DON’Ts

 for important information on this topic.


Press the master remote LevelShift button twice, then button 1 or  press both buttons 




 to enable/exit valet mode.


If you have this option,  press the master remote LevelShift button once, then button 2 or press buttons 




(companion remote) after disarming to fully open the windows controlled by SmartWindows 4. On hot days, press this button

combination right after arming to vent the windows slightly while the system remains armed.


Other system features and options can be accessed as noted in the following 

Quick Reference




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Func tion

Companion Remote 


Master Remote



Arm or dis arm and lock or un lock the doors



Optional wired ac ces sory #1* (usu ally optional trunk re lease)



Silently arm or dis arm and lock or un lock the doors




Remotely start the engine






1 time


Unassigned or SmartWin dows 4 ac ces sory full open or vent*


1 time





1 time



1 time


Remote valet mode entry/exit




2 times






2 times


LowTemp/Battery AutoStart or manual transmission SafeStart 



2 times



2 times



3 times



3 times


Remotely adjust sensitivity of the Dual-Zone Piezo Sensor

3 times



3 times


* These but tons/chan nels can be as signed to con trol Clif ford sys tems and ac ces so ries on your other ve hi cles.

  ACG 2 (Anti- CodeGrabbing 2™)  

ACG 2 protects you and your automobile from code-grabbing devices. Code-grabbers literally record,  from hundreds of feet away, the code sent by your

car alarm remote control (code-grabbers are very similar to, but simpler than, cellphone “cloning”  devices). The thief then plays back the code when

you’re gone, instantly disarming the alarm and unlocking the doors. It’s like leaving your keys and remote in the door. Many non-Clifford alarms can be

defeated that easily, and some of the latest “smart” code-grabbers can even decipher the code hopping/jumping sequence used by other car alarm

manufacturers. In contrast, your ACE 7500 uses complex digital signal processing and unbreachable code encryption to randomly change the digital code

every time you use the remote control. Your remotes will 


 transmit the same code twice, and the control unit will 


 accept the same code twice.

Thus the code played back by the code-grabber — even the latest generation smart code-grabbers — will never be accepted by your ACE 7500 system.

  Auto matic re mote con trol low- battery warn ing  

If your remote control battery is low, you’ll hear a rapid 5-chirp sequence when you disarm instead of the usual one chirp (with the Self-Powered SmartSiren 4

option, you’ll hear a low-pitched chirp).  Replacement batteries are available from any Authorized  Clifford Dealer.

  Re mote con trol bat tery re place ment  

Replacement of a remote control battery is fairly easy, but any Authorized Clifford Dealer will be happy to do it for you without cost provided that you buy the

replacement battery at their shop (it’s also a good idea to keep a spare of each battery in your glove box just in case).

Mas ter re mote:

1. Unscrew the retaining screw on the back of the remote control.

2. Carefully pry apart the remote control case with your fingernails or a small, thin screwdriver blade near the keyring opening (you may leave the keyring 

in place).

3. Remove the old battery noting the + and – indications and replace it with the new one.

4. Put the enclosure back together by first aligning the LevelShift button side, then the top of the remote, then snap the case back together at the


5. Reinsert the retaining screw but 


Com pan ion re mote:

1. Insert a small, thin screwdriver blade in the slot near the keyring opening (you may leave the keyring in place) and turn it to separate the two halves.

2. Remove the old battery noting the + and – indications and replace it with the new one.

3. Put the enclosure back together by first aligning the top of the remote, then snapping the case back together at the bottom.



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  Add ing new re mote con trols  

For other drivers, or to control Clifford G4 systems on your other cars with the same remote, you can buy additional remote controls from any Clifford

Dealer (or direct from the Customer Service Department of your nearest Clifford Headquarters listed on the front cover) and program them into the

system yourself. Your ACE 7500 will respond to as many as four remote controls.

NOTE: Clifford G4 systems will re spond only to G4-type ACG 2 re mote con trols. Older Clif ford ACG and non- ACG
re mote con trols are not com pati ble with G4 systems.

To add a new 


 5-button remote control, use the 

Add new master remote

 feature (column 1, row 1) of the 

User-selectable features

 table. To add a new


 4-button remote, program each button and button combination to the specific functions noted in column 4.

Two-Point AutoIm mo bi li za tion

While armed, your system immobilizes both the starter and ignition systems of your vehicle to prevent a thief from starting the engine. The engine will

remain immobilized even if a thief were to cut power to the system or find and remove the system control unit.

  Op tional Wire less Im mo bi lizer™  

Clifford’s optional Wireless Immobilizer interrupts a third point in the vehicle, such as the fuel  pump. This Clifford innovation provides immobilization

without any wires to the control unit, so a thief could not find the Wireless Immobilizer even if he tried tracing the system wires! Operation of the

Wireless Immobilizer is automatic and user-transparent.

BE sure to keep the rec ord your Clif ford in staller pro vides as to the lo ca tion of the Wire less Im mo bi lizer in case your
ve hi cle needs fu ture serv ic ing.

NOTE: If your vehicle’s engine ever stalls, the Wireless Immobilizer WILL engage. You must turn the ignition all the
way to “OFF” in order to restart.

False Alarm Pre ven tion & FACT™

With FACT (False Alarm Control and Test), you’ll never experience repeated false alarms. If the siren sounds, DO NOT disarm; allow it to run for the

full siren duration. Before sounding the siren a second time, the system automatically checks for another activated sensor or trigger to verify that an

intrusion is in progress. This feature is user-selectable.

How to in ter pret the LED status in di ca tor

LED Con di tion

Mean ing


System is disarmed and in normal operating mode (i.e., valet mode is off)


Valet mode is on, the vehicle may be entered without having to disarm

Flashing rapidly (ignition off)

System is armed and protecting your vehicle

Flashing rapidly (ignition on)

BlackJax anti-carjacking mode has been engaged, enter your valet/disarming code IMMEDIATELY

Flashes, pause, flashes

Either an error (such as arming with the trunk open) or indicates the trigger or sensor that was tripped

   Auto mat ic Battery- Saving Mode  

To conserve vehicle battery power (the LED actually draws more current than the entire control unit), if the system has remained continuously armed for 

48 hours, the flash rate will automatically slow to half the normal rate. After 96 hours, it slows  to one-quarter.

User- Selectable AutoArming™

If you forget to remotely arm, the system automatically arms itself 30 seconds 


 the doors are closed. For your convenience, if you re-open any door(s) within

the 30-second countdown, AutoArming restarts the 30-second delay from the beginning after all doors are closed. ACE 7500 has these additional features:


AutoArming entry delay:

If you temporarily lose the use of your remote controls, you may turn on the AutoArming entry delay feature. If this

feature and AutoArming are turned on, it allows you to enter the car (if it previously AutoArmed) and silently disarm the system by turning on the

ignition within 15 seconds of opening the door. See 

User-selectable features

 (column 3, row 3).


Visual acknowledgment:

Five seconds after you exit, close all the doors and the interior light has turned off, the indicator lights flash twice to

confirm the AutoArming countdown is progressing. Then, 25 seconds later, the system will AutoArm.


Lock upon AutoArming:

To ensure you can’t accidentally lock your keys inside the car, the system is factory-set 


 to lock the doors upon

AutoArming. To change this setting, see 

User-selectable features



Instant AutoArming bypass:

Prevents AutoArming when fueling the vehicle and at other times when you wish to temporarily bypass

AutoArming. To activate Instant AutoArming Bypass, rapidly turn the ignition switch to “ON” then “OFF.” You will hear a siren chirp to confirm

that the system will not AutoArm. The system automatically  reverts to its normal operating mode when you next start the engine.

User- Selectable Head light Re minder

You can set your system to issue a warning tone if you attempt to exit the vehicle without turning  off the headlights. Since many vehicles already have a

similar feature, or have delayed headlights, this feature is factory set to off. 



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Plain View 2 Coded Valet Mode

All car alarms have a valet mode that turns off the security features. This mode turns off the alarm if the system is not responding to the remote. However,

thieves disable other alarms by flicking this easy-to-find 


 valet switch. In contrast, your system has safeguards that ensure a thief cannot enable the

valet mode as a way of “turning off” your system. To enable valet mode, the driver must first enter the secret valet/disarming PIN (personal identification

number) code — the same PIN code described in the BlackJax anti-carjacking section — on the PlainView 2 switch mounted on your vehicle’s dash or

console. When the system is in valet mode, it overrides AutoArming and all other security features, which is handy when refueling or washing your car.

The system’s factory- set valet/disarming PIN code is 2: 



NOTE: If you tem po rar ily lose the use of your re mote con trols, you can dis arm the sys tem by  ena bling valet mode.

Entering a code 

To enter your PIN code, press the 

 button the appropriate number of times on the PlainView 2 switch followed by the blank button. To  enter a zero, you

simply press the blank button.

EX AM PLE: To en ter a code of 1203, you would press: 



 blank, blank, 



To en able valet mode

1. Turn the ignition switch to its “ON” position or start the engine if it is not already running.

2. Enter your valet/disarming PIN code on the PlainView 2 switch.



 pressing the blank button for 4 seconds. Release the button. The LED will continue to remain on for ongoing visual confirmation of valet mode.

To exit valet mode and re store nor mal operation

1. Turn the ignition switch to its “ON” position or start the engine if it is not already running.

2. Enter your valet/disarming PIN code on the PlainView 2 switch. The LED will turn off.

Re mote Con trolled Valet Mode

Valet mode turns off all security features and prevents AutoArming when, for instance, having your  car washed. To turn valet mode on/off, simultaneously

press buttons 




. Two parking light flashes confirm valet mode on, one flash confirms valet mode off. The dashboard LED will glow continuously

when valet mode is on. Your system remains in valet mode until you again press buttons 




 to turn it off and restore normal operation. This is a

user-selectable feature and may be programmed off if you wish to use this button combination for a  different function.

User- Selectable AutoLock and Aut oUn Lock™

Some vehicles are incompatible with the AutoLock and AutoUnLock features.

For your safety and that of your passengers, the doors can be set to automatically lock the instant you turn on the ignition or when the engine RPMs

reach about twice the idle speed, whichever you prefer. When you turn the ignition off, AutoUnLock  automatically unlocks the doors. These are

user-selectable features.

Dual- Zone Piezo Sen sor & Glass Tam per ing Sensor

The Dual-Zone Piezo Sensor detects theft-related vibrations/ impacts and triggers the alarm. It also has a secondary warning zone that can detect less

serious occurrences — such as someone bumping your car with their car door — and will sound a brief warning tone. If needed, you can adjust sensitivity

of these sensor zones via your remote control as described in the following section. Today’s thieves shatter vehicle windows with a small metal punch

device that does not create any vibrations for an impact sensor to detect. The Glass Tampering Sensor detects the sound of glass breaking and triggers the 

alarm. It will detect most 


, even if the glass does not break in the attempt. The Glass Tampering Sensor rarely ever needs readjustment, but, if

needed, can be readjusted by any Authorized Clifford Dealer (preferably your installing dealer).

To prevent falsing, system sensors are bypassed when the engine is remotely started. Ask your Authorized Clifford Dealer about this optional sensor that

will further enhance the security of your vehicle:


Digital Tilt/Motion Sensor:

Detects less than one degree of lifting or any minute motion of the vehicle while completely ignoring all other

conditions that falsely set off all other sensors. Even if you park on a hill, the Digital Tilt/Motion Sensor will accurately respond to the first hint of

tampering to reliably protect your wheels and entire vehicle.

  Re mote con trolled Piezo Sen sor zone ad just ments  

If the setting(s) of the sensor zones are either too sensitive or not sensitive enough, you may test and adjust them with the master remote control:


 the system with the master remote control.

2. On the master remote, press the LevelShift three times, then button 3. You will hear one chirp and  the LED will turn on.

3. To test the



 (alarm) zone, press button 4 (you will hear a 4-chirp confirmation), then firmly “thump” the top of the A-pillar (the area between

the side windows near the roof) heel of your fist. If the impact is strong enough to trigger the primary zone, you will hear a siren chirp. To change

sensitivity, press button 4 to reduce sensitivity, button 2 to increase sensitivity. Two chirps will acknowledge each sensitivity increase, one chirp will

confirm each decrease. You can test the new setting by again thumping the top of the A-pillar. You  may now press 

button 3

 to adjust the warning

zone (as noted in 3a. below), or press 

button 1

 to fully exit the sensor adjustment mode (you will hear 3 chirps).

a. For the Piezo Sensor warning zone, press button 3 (you’ll hear 1 chirp). Then use the same procedure as above, but thump less forcefully for the

warning zone. When done, press button 1 to reselect the primary zone (you will hear 2 chirps), then button 1 again to fully exit sensor adjustment

mode (you will hear 3 chirps).



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Smart trunk re lease op tion   

If you have this option, you may use the 

 button to remotely release the trunk latch. The system’s electronic interlock prevents unintentional activation

of the remote trunk release when you drive, or when the system is armed. The Smart Trunk Release feature requires installer programming, so if you have

the optional trunk release installed, you may want to verify that it will NOT activate when the system is armed. If it can be activated while armed, causing the

alarm to sound, please return to your installing Clifford Dealer and have them correct this (it only takes a couple minutes and there will be no charge to you).

High- Output In sig nia Si ren

This Clifford-engineered siren is more rugged than generic sirens and has these features:


Remote siren silencing:

If triggered by a non-threatening event, you can silence the siren without remotely disarming. Press button 1 on the

master remote or button 

 on the companion remote while the siren is sounding. Two chirps confirm that the sensor activated  the alarm and

the system is 


 armed. Four chirps confirm that the system is still armed, but that the ignition is on or the hood, trunk or a door is open and 

that this may indeed be a 


 theft attempt.


Automatic noise abatement:

Alarm sounding is limited to five siren duration cycles even if a door is left open in the wake of  an intrusion.


Long-term chirp silencing:

You may silence the arm and disarm chirps on a long-term basis until you decide to restore them. Your vehicle’s

parking light flashes will continue to provide visual confirmation of remote controlled system arming and disarming. See 

User-selectable features.


Selectable siren duration:

You may change the factory set 30-second siren duration to 60 or 90 seconds via the programming procedure or via

the CliffNet Wizard software. See 

User-selectable features.


Personalized Siren Sounds (requires the Self-Powered SmartSiren 4 option):

The optional Self-Powered SmartSiren 4 sounds six

different alarm sounds. With the optional Clif fNet Wiz ard software and Da ta Port Replicator Cable, you may select up to six sounds from more

than a dozen different siren sound choices for truly unique customization.


Choose when your Per son al ized Si ren Sounds play:

With the optional Clif fNet Wiz ard software and Da ta Port Replicator Cable, you may

choose to have your Per son al ized Si ren Sounds “play” every time the alarm is set off, or you may set the system to sound them only upon trigger
activation. When set to “trigger only” the basic siren wail will sound if a 


 is activated, but the Personalized Siren Sounds will play if the

hood, trunk or a door is opened.

Smart Powe rUp™ 2

If power is removed, SmartPowerUp 2 ensures the system automatically restores itself to its previous state when power is restored. So if a thief disconnects 

the power and then restores it in an attempt to start the car, the system will re-arm and instantly sound the siren while continuing to immobilize the

starter. If your vehicle is to be serviced by a mechanic, just put the system in valet mode. If the mechanic needs to interrupt power, your system will

automatically return to its valet mode state when power is restored; there will be no alarm activation.

Smart Au toTest ing™

Each time you remotely arm the system, it tests all triggers and sensors. If the 

hood or trunk

 is open, the system will 



4 chirps



indicator light flashes

 instead of the usual 2 and 2. If a


 is ajar, you’ll receive 2 chirps and 2 flashes, then, 

5 seconds later

, there will be 

4 chirps




. If a 


 is malfunctioning, you will receive the usual 2 chirps and 2 flashes, then, 

10 seconds later

, there will be 

4 chirps


4 flashes


NOTE: Since this is a warn ing in di ca tion, you will hear the 4 chirps even if you use the chirp  mut ing fea ture.


Specific malfunction identification:

The system can also indicate the 


 trigger or sensor that is malfunctioning. If you get the

4-chirp/4-flash signal upon arming, perform the following to identify the malfunctioning trigger or sensor:

1. Remotely disarm, then turn on the ignition. The LED status indicator inside your vehicle will be flashing, pause, then repeat.  

2. Count the number of flashes in one cycle between pauses (for your convenience, the flash cycle repeats a total of 5 times) and refer to the chart below:

LED flashes

Mean ing

1 flash

Activation of Glass Tampering Sensor

2 flashes

Activation of Piezo Sensor

4 flashes*

Door open/ajar

5 flashes

Trunk open or ajar

6 flashes

Hood open or ajar

7 flashes

Ignition switch was turned on while the system was armed

8 flashes

Three or more incorrect valet codes were entered

10 flashes

Power tampering or the vehicle battery is very low

* If your ve hi cle has a factory- installed fea ture that turns off or dims the in te rior cour tesy lights sev eral sec onds af ter you exit the ve hi cle, the sys tem can not pro vide this in di ca tion.

  Auto matic mal func tion by pass with AutoRe Moni tor ing™  

The system automatically bypasses any faulty point and arms all 


 triggers and sensors for the utmost possible protection. If you accidentally arm with

the hood, trunk or a door open, just close it (no need to disarm-and-rearm) and the system will again monitor that point.



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Smart prior in tru sion at tempt alert

If you hear three chirps when you disarm, it means that a trigger or sensor was activated in your absence. When you turn on the ignition, the LED will flash 1-8

times, pause, then repeat the flash cycle 4 more times. Count the flashes in one cycle and refer to the chart above.

Multiple- event To tal Re call™

The system’s memory records the identity of the last eight activated or malfunctioning triggers and sensors, which allows your installer to instantly track down

malfunctions. To identify the triggers and sensors held in the system’s memory, use the following procedure:
1. Remotely arm and disarm while pressing the blank button on the PlainView 2 switch.

2. The LED will flash 1-10 times to indicate the most recently activated point, pause, flash 1-10 times for the second most recent point, and so on.

3. Write down the number of flashes between pauses and refer to the chart above.

With the optional CliffNet Wizard, you’ll see this chronological report right on screen.

Op tional Cliff Net Wiz ard™ & Da ta Port In ter face Con nec tor

If you opted to have the Clifford DataPort interface connector installed with your system, you can  use our CliffNet Wizard software to access your system

through your Windows PC. CliffNet Wizard will show you, on your PC screen, all your user-programmable feature settings. You can change settings

simply by mouse-clicking the graphical button for each feature. You can customize features, add or  delete remote controls, change remote control button

assignments, view a chronological history of trigger and sensor activations, and much more. It’s actually fun! And secure. To learn more and download

this free software, go to 




  Im por tant Re mote Start ing DOs and DON’Ts  


Park in an open, well-ventilated area.

Always engage the handbrake.

Make sure you put the transmission in PARK (automatic) or NEUTRAL (manual) before shutting down the engine.

Set your vehicle’s air conditioner, heater and other accessories to the desired levels.

Turn on your vehicle’s ventilation “recirculate” feature to warm/cool the interior more efficiently.

If your vehicle has a manual transmission, you must use the manual transmission SafeStart procedure.

Before engaging AutoStart, make sure the fuel tank is full.


 NEVER re motely start your vehicle’s engine if parked in an enclosed area that lacks suf fi cient  ven ti la tion.

 NEVER al low chil dren ac cess to the re mote con trols.

 NEVER en gage the Short Stop or Auto Start feature if parked in an en closed area that lacks suf fi cient ven ti la tion.

 NEVER re motely start or use Short Stop with a per son or pet in the vehicle.

 NEVER start with someone be hind or in front of the ve hi cle.

  Die sel com pati bil ity  

The system will activate the engine’s glowplugs for the necessary duration before starting., either via a timer delay or through a direct connection to your

vehicle’s glowplug indicator (may require optional parts and wiring).

  How to re motely start/shut down the en gine  

Press button 4 on the master remote control or button 

 on the companion remote:

Two parking light flashes confirm startup initiation.

The engine and preset accessories (air conditioner, heater, etc.) will start and run.

While idling, the parking lights stay on for ongoing confirmation visual confirmation.

When idling under the control of your ACE 7500, you may shut down the engine by again pressing button 4 (master remote) or button 



  To drive the ve hi cle af ter re mote starting  

1. Disarm, en ter, but don’t touch the brake or transmission.

2. In sert your key and turn the ig ni tion switch all the way on.

3. Press the brake. Your ve hi cle will now op er ate nor mally.



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  Short Stop  

When you stop for a brief errand, rather than shut down and then restart the engine moments later,  you may remove your car keys and remotely arm 


shutting down the engine:
1. Park, place the trans mis sion in park or neu tral and engage the hand brake.

2. Without touching the brake, press button 4 (master) or button 

 (companion). Two parking light flashes will confirm this action.

3. Turn the ignition off and remove your keys. The engine will continue to idle.

4. Exit and arm with the remote control. The engine will continue to idle under the control of your system for up to 30 minutes.

5. When you return, use the 

To drive the vehicle after remote starting 

procedure noted above.

  Low Temp/Low Bat tery Auto Start  

Your system can be set to automatically start the engine if:

The temperature drops below a certain level and/or

The vehicle battery voltage drops below a certain level

If the LowTemp AutoStart feature has been programmed on and remotely activated by pressing the master remote control LevelShift button twice, then

button 3 or by pressing button 


 on the companion remote, the system will automatically start and idle the engine when the interior temperature drops

to -15°C or lower. If the LowBattery AutoStart feature has been programmed on and remotely activated as noted in the system’s complete owner’s

manual, the system will automatically start and idle the engine if the voltage drops below 12.2 volts to recharge the battery. With the optional Clif fNet

Wiz ard software and Da ta Port Replicator Cable, you may set the temperature and/or voltage thresholds you prefer.

  Man ual trans mis sion Saf eS tart  

PLEASE NOTE: This section is only for vehicles with a manual transmission. If your vehicle has an automatic
transmission, skip this section.

For safety reasons, the transmission must be left in neutral if the engine will be remotely started. To assure safe remote starting, you must perform these




1. Park and, while the engine is running, place the trans mis sion in neu tral and set the hand brake.

2. Without touch ing the brake, trans mit chan nel 11 (Lev elShift but ton twice, then but ton 3) on the master remote or press button 


 on the

companion remote. Two parking light flashes will con firm this ac tion.

3. Turn the ig ni tion off and re move your keys. The en gine will 

con tinue

 to idle.

4. Exit and arm. The en gine will shut down. This prepares the system to later accept your remote starting command.

NOTE: For safety reasons, the system ignores the remote start command if the alarm sounded while you were away.

  Ex tended Ac ces sory Power  

The system will continue to power your car stereo, power windows and other accessories even after you shut off the engine (may require optional

parts/wiring). So if you turn off the key and realize you forgot to roll up a window, you don’t need to turn the ignition back on. Extended Accessory Power 

lasts 5 minutes or until a door is opened.

On a limited number of vehicles, this feature can cause operational problem. If this is the case, this feature can be programmed off via the 






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User- selectable fea tures

You may set many of the features to your own preferences. Once you’ve changed a few settings, you’ll find that programming the system is so easy that

you can even do it while driving. The system comes with all of its features preprogrammed as noted by the bold type in the 

Table of user-selectable features.


change any of the settings, use the steps noted below. To restore the feature to its factory setting, just repeat the procedure.

NOTE: For greater programming ease and even more system control, consider the CliffNet Wizard Windows PC
software interface: www.clifford.com/wizard.

How to change a user- selectable fea ture:

Briefly, here’s how it will work:

You will pick a feature from the following Table of User-Selectable Features, noting the feature’s  column and row numbers.

You’ll enter program mode by entering your valet code and pressing the 

 button of the dash- or console-mounted PlainView 2

switch until you hear a chirp.

Press the blank PlainView 2 switch button the same number of times as the column number, then the 

 button a number of

times equal to the row number.

  Step- by- step pro gram ming in struc tions  

1. Refer to the 

Table of user-selectable features 

and make note of the column (across) number and the row (down) number of the feature(s) you wish to


2. Turn the ignition on, or start the engine (skip this step if the engine is running).

3. Enter your valet code, then press and hold the 

 button of the PlainView 2 switch for about 4 seconds until you hear a siren chirp.


Select the feature column:

 Press and release the blank button of the PlainView 2 switch the same number of times as the column number you wish.

Pause. You will hear the same number of chirps as the column number, audibly confirming your selection.


Select the feature row:

 Press and release the 

 button the same number of times as the row number. You’ll will hear a chirp each time you press to help

you count.

NOTE: You have 5 sec onds to en ter the row number af ter se lect ing the col umn number. If you wait too long, the sys tem
jumps back to the “Fea ture Se lect” po si tion (this is in di cated with 3 chirps). If you wait an other 60 sec onds, the sys tem
will exit pro gram mode.



. You will hear either one or two chirps: 

Two chirps = ON, one chirp = OFF

 (If there is a 



for the selected feature, perform the actions


NOTE: Some fea tures, such as AutoStart (col umn 2, row 4), have mul ti ple set tings. Sim ply re se lect the fea ture
ad di tional times to prog ress through each pos si ble set ting.

7. You may now select another feature or exit program mode:

a. To select another feature in that same column, repeat step 5 within the next 5 seconds (after 5 seconds, 3 chirps mean you are back to the 




b. To select a different feature column, go to step 4.

c. To exit program mode, turn the ignition off (you’ll hear 3 chirps and the LED will turn off). If driving, just wait 60 seconds and the system will

automatically exit program mode.

If you make an er ror, just turn off the ig ni tion and start again.

EX AM PLE: Turn on Lock upon AutoArming and turn off Re mote Valet Mode and FACT:

In this example, we’ll change three different features in just one programming session: We’ll turn  on the Lock upon AutoArming feature, turn off remote

controlled valet mode and turn off the FACT anti-falsing feature:


Enter program mode

 as previously noted (ignition on, enter your valet code, press and hold the 

 button on the PlainView 2 switch until you hear

a chirp).

2. Since the 

Lock upon AutoArming

 feature is in column 3, row 2 of the Table, go to column 3 by pressing the blank button on the PlainView 2 switch

three times. Wait for the 3-chirp/column 3 confirmation. Then press the 

 button twice (you’ll hear a chirp each time you press the 


After a brief pause, you’ll hear 2 chirps to confirm that 

Lock upon AutoArming

 is now on.

3. Since 


 is also in column 3, there is no need to reselect column 3. Therefore, you can go straight to the  row selection. Select row 4 by pressing


 button four times. After a brief pause, you’ll hear one chirp to confirm that 


 is now off.

4. You’ll note that the 

Remote valet mode

 feature is at column 2, row 3. To change to column 2, press the blank button twice, then wait for  the

2-chirp/column 2 confirmation. Press the 

 button three times to select row 3. After a brief pause, you’ll hear one chirp to confirm that the 


valet mode

 feature is now turned off.

5. To exit the program mode, turn the 

ignition off

. You’ll hear 3 chirps to confirm program mode exit.

  Re set All Fea tures  

If you wish to reset all the user-selectable features to their normal factory presets, you can do so simply by choosing the

 Reset all features

 selection (column

1, row 7) on the 

Table of User-Selectable Features

. If you do so, all features — except the programmed remote controls and your valet code — will be  reset

to the factory settings that are indicated in 


 type on the 

Table of User-Selectable Features

. To reset all remote controls, use the 

Clear all remotes


in column 2, row 6. To reset your valet code, use the 

Set a new secret valet code

 feature in column 2, row 7.



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Ta ble of User- Selectable Fea tures

Feature Select

1 blank press

2 blank presses

3 blank presses

4 blank presses




Add a new master remote control


Chirps: off/on

(1/2 chirps)

AutoArming: off/on

NOTE 4 — Other vehicle‘s remote:

arm/disarm (1 then 2 chirps)





Headlight Reminder off/on

Lock upon AutoArming: off/on

NOTE 5 — Other vehicle‘s remote:

trunk release* (2 chirps)





Remote valet mode: off/on

AutoArming entry delay: off/on

NOTE 5 — Other vehicle‘s remote:

silent arm and disarm (3 chirps)




Siren duration: 30/60/90sec.

(1/2/3 chirps)

AutoStart: both off/both on/temp

only/battery only (1/2/3/4 chirps)

FACT: off/on

NOTE 5 — Other vehicle‘s remote:

SafeStart/AutoStart enable (4 chirps)




AutoLock: off/on

Black Jax anti- carjacking: off/on

Ex tended Ac ces sory Power: off/on

NOTE 5 — Other vehicle‘s remote:

remote engine starting (5 chirps)




AutoUnLock: off/on

Clear all remotes



NOTE 5 — Other vehicle‘s remote:
window rolldown/venting* (6 chirps)




Reset all features (except remotes

and valet code) to factory settings

Set a new secret valet code



NOTE 5 — Other vehicle‘s remote:

remote valet mode (7 chirps)

* Re quires op tional wir ing or ac ces sory; ask your Clif ford Dealer for de tails.

NOTE 1: Press button 1 of the new MASTER 5-button remote control. You will hear one chirp. Immediately press button 

again. You will hear two chirps to confirm that the new remote control has been added. To add a new COMPANION

remote control, use the features in column 4 to individually assign each button.

NOTE 2: You’ll hear two chirps to indicate all remotes have been cleared from memory. You must now  add
new/existing remotes with the “Add new remote control” feature and/or the “Other vehicle‘s remote”  feature.

NOTE 3: Immediately PRESS THE BLANK BUTTON, THEN enter your new code, 

wait for the two chirps, then turn off the

ignition (you’ll hear 3 chirps to confirm program mode exit). You MUST now turn the ignition back on and then
re-enter your new code. If the LED flashes on, your new code has been accepted. If the LED does not light, the two
codes did not match and the system has reverted to your previous code. 

NOTE 4: Lets you arm/disarm with the remote control of a G4 system on your other vehicle(s). For instance, to set the

 button of the other car’s remote to arm and disarm this system, select column 4, row 1, then press the 


of the other car’s remote (you’ll hear one chirp). Immediately press the 

 button again (you will hear a 2-chirp

confirmation). The 

 button of the other vehicle’s remote will now arm/disarm this system.

NOTE 5: The features in this column allow you to control your system with the remote control of a G4 system on your
other vehicle(s). Just select the function you wish, then press the unused button or button combination on the other
remote that you want to use to perform that function on this system (you will then hear a the chirps noted). NOTE: 


must first set a button or button combination on the other car’s remote that will arm/disarm the system  (column 4, row
1) before these others will be accepted.

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