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Clifford AvantGuard 4 Owner's Manual

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United Kingdom customers: Please pardon our American English references and spellings. Trunk and hood
references indicate the boot and bonnet, respectively; parking lights are indicator lights; gas/gasoline is petrol; a
parking lot is a car park; windshield is windscreen.

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.

NOTE: Your sys tem MUST be in stalled by an Authorized Clif ford Dealer in ac cor dance with the in struc tions we sup ply
them. The sys tem is in tended for auto mo biles with a 12- volt bat tery and gasoline- or diesel- powered en gine. Other
than the re mote con trols, this sys tem has no user- serviceable parts. Your Authorized Clif ford  Dealer can cor rect any
sys tem wir ing prob lems and, if ever needed, can re turn any mal func tion ing com po nent to Clif ford Elec tron ics for
re pair/re place ment un der the warranty terms and conditions noted in this manual. 



EC-approved (Europe)


Lifetime warranty (see terms & conditions)


One master remote control, 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


NightVision headlight automation


Front window AutoClose upon remote arming


Remote controlled valet mode


Built-in two-point AutoImmobilizer


Untraceable Wireless Immobilizer for ultimate in security


Remotely Adjustable Dual-Zone Proximity Sensor 4 detects

movement in passenger compartment and outside windows


Digital Tilt/Motion Sensor detects any forward/reverse motion or

more than one degree lifting of the vehicle


FACT anti-false alarm circuitry


Passive AutoArming if you forget to arm with the remote


Lock upon AutoArming self-locking


Visual AutoArming countdown confirmation


Instant AutoArm bypass


Smart DataPort input


For complete optional control of your system via your Windows PC


For smart accessory interfacing


Self-Powered SmartSiren 4


Keeps wailing even if a thief cuts all the wires


Detects wire jumpering that defeats other battery sirens


Smart G4 Digital ComLink eliminates need for override keys


Selectable Personalized Siren Sounds*


Selectable 30/60/90-second siren duration*


Remote controlled chirp muting


Selectable QuietChirps/LoudChirps


Long-term selectable chirp muting


Remote siren silencing without disarming if falsely triggered


Smart optional remote trunk release  prevents falsing


Power door lock control


Ignition-switch controlled AutoLocking/AutoUnlocking


Remote panic feature


Smart panic locking/unlocking based on whether the engine is on/off


Built-in timer circuit for optional turbo timer


Built-in parking light flasher


Courtesy light(s) turn on when you disarm with the remote


Smart AutoTesting self-diagnostics


With specific trigger & sensor  identification


Malfunction AutoBypass


Automatic trigger remonitoring if trunk/hood was open when arming


Smart Prior Intrusion Attempt Alert


With specific trigger & sensor  identification


TotalRecall 8-event trigger/sensor memory 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


Multiple vehicle control from the same remote control


Multiple sensor/trigger inputs


User-programmable features


SecureAccess coded programming


Programmable even while driving

*Not avail able on Euro pean mod els in com pli ance with EC95/56


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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.

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

AvantGuard 4’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

AvantGuard 4 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. 

AvantGuard 4 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.


 PageMate 4’s phone-in STOP command eliminates the need to

enter your PIN every time you drive. Instead, if your vehicle is stolen at gunpoint, just call your toll-free PageMate 4
phone number from any touch-tone phone and spell out STOP to activate the BlackJax anti-carjacking  electronics.

  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.



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  “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.

  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 AvantGuard 4 remote control to arm and disarm 

the system, start the engine, lock and unlock the doors, 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 or even remote starting of the engine and heater or air conditioner, among other options.

   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

(American model) or until you press the button again (European model). 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 


remote) while the system is in its disarmed state.


Press the master remote LevelShift button once, then button 1 or press button 

 (companion remote) to turn on the headlights

for 10-seconds.


Press  button 4 (master remote) or button 

 (companion remote) to remotely start the engine (or shut it down if idling under the

control of your AvantGuard 4). Before remote starting, be sure to see the 

Remote Engine Starting DOs and DON’Ts

 noted on

page 12. 



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




 (companion remote) 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



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 (or shut it down in idling under AvantGuard 4’s control)




Remote timed head light ac ti va tion

1 time


Unassigned or SmartWin dows 4 ac ces sory full open or post-arm venting*


1 time


Optional wired ac ces sory #3* (usually IntelliVoice 4 voice synthesis on/off)


1 time




1 time


Remote valet mode entry/exit


2 times


Remote override of the Dual-Zone Proximity Sensor 4


2 times


LowTemp or LowBattery AutoStart, and manual transmission SafeStart

2 times



2 times



3 times



3 times


Remotely adjust sensitivity of the optional Dual-Zone OmniSensor

3 times


Remotely adjust sensitivity of the Dual-Zone Proximity Sensor 4  

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 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 AvantGuard 4 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 AvantGuard 4 system.

  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. AvantGuard 4 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.



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  Auto matic re mote con trol low- battery warn ing  

If your remote control battery is low, you’ll hear an unusually low-pitched chirp when you remotely disarm your AvantGuard 4.  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.

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.

EC compliance in Europe only: Unlike the AutoArming feature noted above, AutoImmobilization occurs  30 seconds
after turning off the ignition regardless of opening/closing the doors. When you remotely disarm, you have 30
seconds to start the engine. If more than 30 seconds pass, AutoImmobilization occurs, as indicated  by the LED
repeatedly flashing (but at a slower than normal “armed” rate). If Auto Im mo bi lization occurs, use the re mote
con trol to arm and then disarm or use the engine restart feature below.

  Wire less Im mo bi lizer™  

Clifford’s 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.

  En gine Re start Fea ture: Europe only 

In compliance with EC requirements, the AutoImmobilization will automatically engage thirty seconds 


 shutting down the engine. Thus

AutoImmobilization may occur while waiting for a train to pass or other delay. To restart:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position.

2. Press button 1 of the master remote control or button 

 of the companion remote.

3. You may now start the engine.

User- Selectable AutoArming™

If this feature is enabled and you forget to remotely arm, the system automatically arms itself 30  seconds 


 the vehicle 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. AvantGuard 4 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.



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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, press the
LevelShift button twice, then button 1 (master remote) or simultaneously press the 


 buttons (companion remote). 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 this button combination 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. There is a slight security risk associated with remote controlled valet mode in that a carjacker 

familiar with Clifford systems could possibly engage valet mode via the remote control before the BlackJax anti-carjacking feature is triggered. Although this is 

an unlikely scenario, you may prefer to turn off valet mode entry/exit via the remote control using the 

User-selectable features 

programming (column 2, row 3).

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.

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, the doors AutoUnLock. These are user-selectable features.

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

The LED on your car’s dashboard or console will inform you of the system status:

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 slowly

System is disarmed but the Two-Point AutoImmobilisation has been engaged (European models only)

Flashes, pause, flashes

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

   Auto matic 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.



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Self- Powered Smart Si ren 4

The siren has a built-in back-up battery, so even if a thief cuts all the wires, the siren will 


 to wail. This unique Clifford-designed siren also has all

these important features:


Unbreachable Digital ComLink:

Clifford’s ingenious serial communications link ensures that — if the system fuse is pulled, or if  power to the system 

is interrupted, or if any siren wire is tampered with while the system is armed — the siren will instantly activate for five minutes. However, if the system is

disarmed and power is interrupted for 


 servicing, the siren remains silent. This eliminates the need for a special separate shutoff key

common to other battery-backed sirens. This ingenious Clifford feature guards against any possibility of a thief jumpering siren wires, which can

defeat ordinary battery-backed sirens.



Other battery-backed sirens continually draw charging current from your vehicle’s battery. In time, this can drain the car’s

battery. Clifford’s Self-Powered SmartSiren 4 only draws charging current while the vehicle’s ignition is on, i.e., while you’re driving. This prevents

battery drain.


Automatic low battery warning:

If the si ren’s back- up bat tery volt age is low, the usual arm and dis arm chirps will be auto mati cally muted to

alert you of the problem. Once the back-up battery is charged, the chirps will automatically be restored.


User-selectable chirp volume:

You can control the volume of the arm and disarm chirps. From the factory, your system issues QuietChirps. If

you prefer, you may select the full-volume LoudChirp acknowledgments. See 

User-selectable features.


Remote siren silencing:

If triggered by a non-threatening event, you can silence the siren without disarming. Press button  1 (master remote) or


 (companion) while the siren is sounding. Two chirps confirm a sensor activated the alarm and the system is 


 armed. Four

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


User-selectable SilentNight:

The SilentNight feature automatically mutes the arm/disarm chirps at night, restores them during daylight.


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 (non-European models only*):

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 (non-European models only*):

The Medallion siren sounds six different alarm sounds. You may turn any of the 

six sounds on or off via the 

User-selectable features

 programming to create a different combination of sound patterns. So if you hear a siren at a

distance, you will know for sure whether it is your car or someone else’s. See 

User-selectable features

 (column 1, row 2). What’s more, 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:

For more information at a distance, 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 them 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.  See

User-selectable features

 (column 1, row 3). 

*Not avail able on Euro pean mod els in com pli ance with EC95/56

Night Vi sion™

All of the following NightVision Headlight Automation features are built into your AvantGuard 4:


User- selectability:

You may turn the NightVision features on or off whenever you wish (see 

User-selectable features



While driv ing at dusk:

The system automatically turns on the headlights.


While driv ing at dawn:

The system automatically turns off the headlights.


User- selectable ac ti va tion thresh old:

The NightVision electronics have a preset threshold that automatically turns on the headlights at

about the same time as the public street lights turn on. If you find that your vehicle’s headlights come on significantly earlier or later than the street 

lights, you may change NightVision’s headlight activation threshold. See the 

User-selectable features

 (column 3, row 7) to change the threshold. To

set the headlights to turn on when it is darker, select the “darker” setting, to have them turn on  when it is lighter, select the “lighter” setting. The

CliffNet Wizard software provides even greater incremental activation threshold control.


In tel li gent ac ti va tion:

The NightVision electronics automatically turn the headlights on or off only when necessary. For instance, if it is dark

when the car’s engine is started, NightVision instantly turns on the headlights. When the vehicle is briefly driven under an overpass in daylight, the

headlights will not turn on. Even more importantly, when passing through a brightly lit area at night, the headlights will not switch off. However, if

you drive into a dark parking structure during the day, NightVision will turn on the headlights within five seconds of entering the structure.


When parking at night:

NightVision keep the headlights on for any post-parking duration between one second and 4 minutes (factory preset to 

10 sec.; see 

User-selectable features

 column 3, row 5) after you turn off the engine to light your path away from the vehicle. If you don’t care for this

feature, you may use the 

User-selectable features

 programming (column 3, row 6) to select all NightVision features 


 post-parking illumination.


Re mote timed head light ac ti va tion:

Pressing button 4 on your master remote or button 

 (companion remote) will activate the headlights 

for any duration you select between 1 sec. and 4 min. (factory preset to 10 sec.; to change the duration, see 

User-selectable features

 column 3, row 5).


Rain Check:

When you turn on the windshield wipers NightVision automatically turn on the headlights to increase your vehicle’s visibility to all

other drivers on the road. This is also a great battery-saving feature since you don’t need to remember to turn off the headlights after driving in the

rain during daylight hours. If using intermittent wipers, just measure the maximum amount of time between wiper activations, add a second, then

program the Headlight Duration (feature column 3, row 5) for that amount of time using the 

User-selectable features



Man ual con trol of head lights:

If you wish to manually turn on the headlights, simply turn on your vehicle’s headlight switch.



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Digi tal Tilt/Mo tion Sen sor

This sensor continually analyzes all pitch, yaw and motion data to unerringly detect as little as one degree of lifting and/or any forward/reverse rolling

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. This sensor adjusts itself automatically the instant you arm your


Re motely Ad just able Digi tal Dual- Zone Prox im ity Sen sor 4

Your system’s other sensor, the Digital Dual-Zone Proximity Sensor 4, detects movement inside the passenger compartment and very near your vehicle. If

a thief lingers very close to your windows, a warning tone sounds; if he were to lean into the passenger compartment, the primary zone of this sensor would

trigger the full alarm. This sensor uses radar waves to detect movement. These waves pass through nonmetallic materials like plastic, carpet, glass and

wood. However, metal and metallic paint, plastic and even some metallic film window tinting materials will interfere with or completely block the radar

waves. As such, it is not unusual that the Proximity Sensor zones may need a little readjustment when you first have the system installed. In some

instances, your Clifford installer may need to try a different location for the sensor.

If needed, you can adjust sensitivity of these sensor zones via your remote control as described in the following section. To prevent falsing, system sensors

are bypassed when the engine is remotely started. 

Metal above or near the Proximity Sensor will have a significant impact on operation. You should not place coins,
CDs, cassettes (due to the iron oxide tape) or other metallic objects above or near where the sensor is mounted.

Ask your Authorized Clifford Dealer about these optional sensors that will further enhance the security of your vehicle:


Glass Tampering Sensor:

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 glass  tampering attempts, and will trigger the alarm. 


Dual-Zone OmniSensor:

Uses our most advanced DSP (digital signal processing) to detect theft-related impacts and vibrations. Advanced

discrimination algorithms differentiate better than any other sensor between common environmental conditions (such as a heavy truck rolling by)

and genuine threats to your vehicle.

  Re mote con trolled sen sor 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 remote control.

2. Select which sensor to adjust:


 Transmit channel 


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

Proximity Sensor:

 Transmit channel 


 on the master remote (LevelShift three times, then button 4). You will hear one chirp and the LED  will turn on.


Adjustment of OmniSensor:

 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 2

 (you will hear a 2-chirp confirmation), then firmly thump the top of the A-pillar with the

amount of force that you want set off the alarm (a single chirp will acknowledge the thump). Press  button 4 to lock in the new setting. You may now


button 3

 to adjust the warning zone (as noted in 3a. below), or press 

button 1

 to fully exit the OmniSensor adjustment mode (you will hear 3


a. For the OmniSensor 


 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 OmniSensor

adjustment mode (you will hear 3 chirps).


Adjustment of Proximity Sensor:

 You may test the Proximity Sensor 


 zone by rapidly leaning through an open window into the passenger

compartment. You will hear a siren chirp when the primary zone is triggered. This should not occur  near the window, but instead when you would be

in a position to touch the car stereo. To change sensitivity, press and release 

button 2 to increase

 sensitivity or 

button 4 to decrease

 sensitivity. To

rapidly increase or decrease several steps, press and hold the button. For each sensitivity increase, you will hear a higher and higher pitched

confirmation chirp. For each sensitivity decrease, you will hear a lower and lower pitched confirmation chirp. Two LoudChirps indicate minimum and

maximum settings of the 32-step range of settings. You may now press 

button 3

 to adjust the warning zone (as noted in 4a. below), or press 

button 1

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

a. For the Proximity Sensor 


 zone, press button 3 (you’ll hear 1 chirp). Then use the same procedure as above, but this time bring your hands

and face to the window as a thief would to see what’s inside. The sensitivity of the warning zone should be set so that it is triggered when your face

and hands are within a few inches of the window, no further. When done, press button 1 to reselect  the primary zone (you will hear 2 chirps), then

button 1 again to fully exit Proximity Sensor adjustment mode (you will hear 3 chirps).

  Re mote con trolled over ride of the Prox im ity Sen sor  

Pressing LevelShift button twice, then button 2 on the master remote control or buttons 


 on the companion remote or anytime while the

system is armed will override the warning zone of the Proximity Sensor. This prevents the system from sounding warnings if you must park your vehicle in

an area with heavy pedestrian traffic. A second press of this button combination anytime afterward while the system is still armed will override 


 zones of

the Proximity Sensor. This comes in handy when you must temporarily leave a pet or a passenger in the vehicle. This remote zone override is visually

confirmed with 4 flashes of the indicator lights. The sensor zones are automatically restored the next time you arm.

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.



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Timer op tions

The system’s built-in electronic timer can be optionally wired to provide one of several different  functions. Timer duration settings can be made by your

installing Clifford Dealer or by you via the CliffNet Wizard. Ask your Authorized Clifford Dealer for further details:

  Win dow AutoClose op tion   

The timer can automatically close the windows upon remote arming on vehicles with an “all-close” feature that raises them if the key is held in the driver's

door (a common feature on several European vehicle models). 

NOTE: Although this timer circuit could be wired to control power windows on non-European cars that do not have
this key-in-the-door “all-close” feature, Clifford Electronics strongly recommends against this. If so wired, the timer
would force the window motors to “shut” the windows even if they were already closed. This places excessive strain
on the vehicle’s window motors, causing overheating, premature failure and even the possibility of  fire. As such, if
you cannot close the windows of your vehicle by turning and holding the key in the driver’s door, do not permit the
system’s timer circuit to be wired to automatically close the windows.

If your car does not have an all-close feature, SmartWindows 4 is needed. In addition to automatically closing the power windows every time you arm,

SmartWindows 4 also allows you to remotely roll down the windows after disarming and to remotely vent them open slightly for ventilation on hot days.

Inside the car, SmartWindows 4 also provides one-touch full open, one-touch full close and one-touch stop to each of your factory window control switches.

Win dow AutoClose In stant By pass  

If you have the timer-based window closure option noted above, you may choose to arm 


 automatically closing the windows. This is handy on hot

days by allowing you to leave one or more windows slightly open while the system remains armed. To  do so, simply turn the ignition switch to “ON” and

then “OFF” rapidly. You will hear a chirp confirmation (this action also activates 

Instant AutoArming bypass

 previously noted). When you then exit and

arm, the system will 


 close the windows. Normal AutoClose operation is restored the next time you arm.

  Turbo timer op tion  

Vehicles with turbocharged engines often require a cool-down period of one to several minutes after driving, particularly high-rev driving. Until now, drivers

of such vehicles had two choices: sit in the car after parking and wait several minutes to turn off the engine, or have an expensive turbo timer accessory

added that would often interfere with car alarm operation. But with the addition of an optional relay, your system’s timer output can save you money and

make turbo cool-down easy and convenient. If you have this option installed, just press the assigned button or button combination(your Clifford installer will

have told you which he has assigned to this function) on the remote control before shutting off the engine. Then remove your car key (the engine will
continue running), exit, and press button 1 of the master remote or the 

 button of the companion remote to arm the system and lock the doors. While

the system is armed, your AvantGuard 4 will continue to idle the engine for any duration you choose up to 4 minutes. To ensure against false alarms, the

system will keep the sensors off-line while the engine is idling, then automatically bring them back online right after the engine is shut down.

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 the Proximity Sensor

2 flashes

Activation of the optional OmniSensor

3 flashes

Activation of the Tilt/Motion Sensor

4 flashes*

Door open/ajar

5 flashes

Trunk open/ajar

6 flashes

Hood open/ajar

7 flashes

Ignition switch was turned on while the system was armed

8 flashes

Three or more incorrect valet codes were entered

9 flashes

BlackJax anti-carjacking countermeasure was triggered

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.



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  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.

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 to indicate the second most recently activated

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.

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 1-10

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

Smart trunk re lease op tion   

If the optional remote trunk release was installed, you may use button 2 of the master remote control or the 

 button of the companion remote to 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).

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 





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  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 AvantGuard 4, you may shut down the engine by again pressing  button 4 (master remote) or button 

(companion remote).

  To drive the ve hi cle af ter re mote start ing  

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.

  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.



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  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 by your Clifford dealer.

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/disarming PIN 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/disarming PIN 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 one or two chirps: 

Two chirps = ON, one chirp = OFF

 (If there is a 



for the selected feature, perform the actions noted).

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.



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

In the following example, we will change the settings of three different features in just one programming session: We will turn on the Lock upon

AutoArming feature to set your vehicle’s power locks to automatically engage whenever the system AutoArms, 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 valet/disarming PIN code

 feature in column 2, row 7.

Ta ble of User- Selectable Fea tures

Feature Select

1 blank press

2 blank presses

3 blank presses

4 blank presses




Add master remote control


Chirps: off/loud/quiet

(1/2/3 chirps)

AutoArming: off/on

NOTE 6 — Add 

companion remote:

arm/disarm (1 then 2 chirps)




Personalized Siren Sounds**


SilentNight: off/on

Lock upon AutoArming: off/on

NOTE 7 — Add companion remote:

trunk release* (2 chirps)




Play Personalized Siren Sounds**:

trigger only/always (1/2 chirps)

Valet mode entry/exit via the

remote control: off/on

AutoArming entry delay: off/on

NOTE 7 — Add companion 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 7 — Add companion remote:

timed headlight activation* (4 chirps)




AutoLock: off/on/rpm-based

BlackJax anti-carjacking: off/on

Headlight duration: 1sec. – 4.25

min. (10sec.) NOTE 5

NOTE 7 — Add companion remote:

remote engine starting (5 chirps)




AutoUnLock: off/on

Clear all remotes


NightVision: off/on/on without post-
parking illumination (1/2/3 chirps)

NOTE 7 — Add companion remote:

window rolldown/venting* (6 chirps)




Reset all features (except remotes

and valet code) to factory settings

Set a new valet/disarming PIN code


NightVision activation: lighter/

twilight/darker (1/2/3 chirps)

NOTE 7 — Add companion remote:

remote valet mode (7 chirps)

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

**Not avail able on Euro pean mod els in com pli ance with EC95/56

NOTE 1: Press button 1 of the new  MASTER 5-button remote control. You will hear one chirp. Immediately press button 
1 again. You will hear two chirps to confirm that the new remote control has been added.

NOTE 2: Selection of this feature will cause the system to sound a few seconds of siren sound #1. Press the blank
button to turn on this sound or the 

 button to turn it off. The system will then sound a few seconds of sound #2.

Repeat: blank=ON, 

=OFF for each of the six sounds.

NOTE 3: You’ll hear two chirps to indicate all remotes have been cleared from memory. You must now  add
new/existing remotes with the “Add master remote control” feature and/or the “Other vehicle‘s remote” feature.

NOTE 4: 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 PIN 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 5: The timer starts when you select this feature. When the duration you wish has been reached, press the blank
button on the PlainView 2 valet switch (you’ll hear 2-chirps)

NOTE 6: Lets you arm/disarm with a new companion remote control or ANY remote (including 5-button master type)
of a Clifford G4 system on your other vehicle(s). For instance, to set button 

 of the other car’s companion remote to

arm and disarm your AvantGuard 4, select column 4, row 1, then press button 

 of the other vehicle’s remote (you’ll

hear one chirp). Immediately press button 

 a second time (you will hear a 2-chirp confirmation). Button 

 of the

other vehicle’s remote will now arm/disarm your AvantGuard 4 on this vehicle.



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NOTE 7: 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 the chirps  noted). NOTE: You
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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