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SuperNova 2

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Owner's Manual

World-Class Auto Security

TM

SuperNova II

 


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Table of Contents

Standard Features of the SuperNova II  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  3

Welcome  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  8

Your 3-button/3-channel remote controls  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  8

Anti-CodeGrabbing (ACG) with Random Code Encryption  .  .  .  .  9

How to interpret the chirps and parking light flashes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10

Enhanced AutoArming™ .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10

AutoArming enable/disable  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10

Visual acknowledgment   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10

AutoArm & Lock  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10

Instant AutoArming bypass  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10

Smart trunk release option   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10

UltraSecure™ valet mode   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  11

Definitions   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  11

To enable valet mode   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  12

To exit valet mode   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  12

Setting your own secret valet code   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  12

     Example  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  12

Remote controlled valet mode entry and exit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  13

Keyless entry in valet mode  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  13

Dual-Sensor Protection  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  13

Selectable starter/ignition interrupt   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  13

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Table of Contents 

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AutoLock and AutoUnLock™  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  14

Smart AutoTesting™   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  14

Specific malfunction identification .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  14

Automatic malfunction bypass   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  15

TotalRecall™   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  15

Smart prior intrusion attempt alert   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  15

SmartPowerUp™ II  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  15

FACT — F

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est 

 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  16

How to interpret the LED status indicator   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  16

High-output Insignia™ Siren   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  16

Long-term chirp silencing  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  16

Remote controlled chirp muting  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  16

Siren duration  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  16

User-selectable features  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  17

Programming Table for user-selectable features   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  17-18

EXAMPLE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  18

Adding new remote controls   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  19

How to erase the codes of lost or stolen remote controls  .  .  .  .  .  .  19

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Standard Features of the SuperNova II

Lifetime Warranty

 —For as long as you own the vehicle, Clifford will

repair or replace the control unit and remote controls free of charge (see
warranty card for full details).

FACT™—False Alarm Control and Test

 — One of many patented Clifford

innovations, FACT absolutely, positively ends recurring false alarms. 

A Pair of 3-Button/3-Channel Remote Controls

 —Fingertip command from

a typical range of 100 feet.

AntiScan™

 — Some car thieves still use “scanners” that transmit one digital

code after another until they hit the one code that disarms the alarm.
AntiScan blocks scanners to prevent disarming by anyone other than you.

Anti-CodeGrabbing™ (ACG) with Random Code Encryption

— A

code-grabber is a new device that lets a thief record and capture off the
air from a distance the digital code transmitted by your remote control
whenever you arm your car. When you leave, the thief replays the code to
disarm the alarm and unlock your car’s doors. ACG with Random Code
Encryption makes thieves’ code-grabbers completely useless, because
each time you press the button on your remote control a different
random code
 is transmitted, yet the system will flawlessly recognize and
respond to your transmitter’s new code and ignore all others.

Full-Time Remote Panic with Automatic Door Locking and Unlocking

— If

you feel threatened, you can, with just a fingertip touch on your remote
control, sound the siren, flash the parking lights and unlock your vehicle’s
power door locks for quick entry into your car without fumbling with
your keys. If you press the panic button while driving, the siren will
sound, the lights will flash and the doors will lock to shield you from the
assailant (some vehicles require optional relays to control the power locks).

UltraSecure Coded Valet Mode™

 — Ensures that no thief can turn off

your SuperNova II like they can all other brands of alarms.

Optional Remote Controlled Valet Mode Entry and Exit

— With the

optional 4-button/12-channel ACG remote control, you can command the system
to enter or exit valet mode with just a press of button from 100 feet away. Parking
light flashes confirm valet mode entry and exit. This optional remote also allows
you to command yet another system accessory.

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Standard Features of the SuperNova II 

(cont.)

Dual-Sensor Protection

— A Piezo Sensor™ detects intrusion-related

vibrations and impacts, while a Glass Tampering Sensor™ detects any
attempts to break any of your car’s windows.

Dual-Mode Chirp Silencing

— Your choice of either long-term chirp

silencing or remote controlled chirp muting whenever you wish.

Remote Controlled Courtesy Lighting

 — For your personal safety and

convenience, when you remotely disarm your SuperNova II, the interior
lights turn on and stay on until you start the engine or 30 seconds,
whichever occurs first.

Built-In Parking Light Flasher

 — Visually confirms door lock and system

status.

Remote Door Lock/Unlock Capability

 — No more fumbling with keys in the

dark or bad weather! A press of a button on the remote simultaneously
arms your system and locks your vehicle’s power locks. Another press
disarms and unlocks (some vehicles require optional relays to activate
your vehicle’s power door locks).

User-Selectable AutoLock™

— Automatically locks the doors the

instant you turn on the ignition to start the engine.

User-Selectable AutoUnLock™

— Automatically unlocks the doors

when you turn off the engine.

Deluxe Remote Keyless Entry in Valet Mode

 — Use your remote

control to lock and unlock the car doors and remotely activate system
accessories even while the system is in valet mode.

Remote Headlight Activation Capability

— Remotely turn on the

headlights to illuminate your way to and from your vehicle (requires an
optional 4-button/12-channel ACG remote control and an optional relay).

Remote Window/Sunroof Closure Capability

 — On certain vehicles

(including several models of Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Volkswagen and
BMW), the system’s integrated channel 4 timer and an optional relay can
be used to automatically close the power windows and sunroof every time
you remotely arm your SuperNova II.

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Standard Features of the SuperNova II 

(cont.)

High-Output Insignia Siren

 — A loud yet compact siren designed

exclusively by Clifford Electronics for far superior performance, features,
reliability and even aesthetics to all other manufacturer’s look-alike,
sound-alike sirens.

Ultra-Reliability

 — Since sirens are installed in the engine

compartment, they’re continually exposed to an unforgiving
environment of extreme temperatures, vibrations, dirt, dust and water,
which may cause the siren’s electronics to fail. But the entire
electronic circuitry of the SuperNova II siren and all of its components
have been designed into the underdash control unit. Consequently, the
electronic circuitry is sheltered from the harsh environment and is no
longer the weakest link of the alarm system. In fact, the calculated
mean time between failure (MTBF) of the Insignia Siren is 10 times
better than that of conventional sirens.

User-Selectable Siren Duration

— You may set the siren wail for your

choice of either 30 or 60 seconds.

Patented Automatic Noise Abatement

—SuperNova II siren

electronics limit alarm sounding to five siren duration cycles even if a
door is left open in the wake of an intrusion attempt. This ensures
against battery drain or towing of your vehicle due to noise pollution.
The system then automatically resets and re-arms all other points.

Enhanced User-Selectable AutoArming™

— Automatically arms itself

“passively” if you forget. May qualify you for an insurance discount that
could pay for the system (consult your insurance company).

AutoArming Enable/Disable

— You may disable or re-enable

AutoArming with just a few flicks of a switch.

AutoArm & Lock™

— You may set the system to automatically lock the

doors every time the system AutoArms.

Visual Indication

— Two parking lights flashes signal that the

30-second countdown to AutoArming has started.

Instant AutoArm Bypass

— Just a quick turn of the ignition switch will

bypass AutoArming for one cycle — perfect when fueling the vehicle.
The AutoArming feature is automatically restored the next time you
park your vehicle.

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Standard Features of the SuperNova II 

(cont.)

Smart Remote Trunk Release Capability

 — An electronic interlock assures

that the optional remote trunk release can be activated only when the
system is disarmed. To further prevent any possibility of unintentional
opening of the trunk, the interlock also makes sure that the trunk release
cannot be remotely activated while driving.

Patented Smart AutoTesting™

—Automatically tests all system triggers

and sensors every time you remotely arm and warns you if you
accidentally arm your SuperNova II system with the hood or trunk open.
If there is a genuine trigger or sensor malfunction, the system will
specifically identify the problem, thereby eliminating time-consuming
and costly trouble-shooting.

Patented Malfunction AutoBypass™

 —In the unlikely event of a trigger or

sensor malfunction, your SuperNova II will automatically bypass the
malfunction and arm all other points to continue relentless protection of
your vehicle.

TotalRecall™

— SuperNova II’s memory stores the identity of the last

trigger or sensor activated. This provides an invaluable diagnostic means,
since, whenever you wish, the system will visually identify the last
activated trigger or sensor.

Patented Smart Prior Intrusion Attempt Alert

 — When you return to your

vehicle and remotely disarm your SuperNova II, a special chirp and
parking light flash sequence will audibly and visually alert you from a
distance if an intrusion attempt was foiled while you were away. Your
SuperNova II will even identify the specific trigger or sensor that detected
the intrusion attempt.

Patented Remote Control Code Learning

 — Just a few flicks of a switch

lets you match to the system up to 4 different 3-channel and/or
12-channel ACG Clifford remote controls. Just as easily, a lost or stolen
remote control can be deleted from the system memory.

Control Unit with 4 Channels

— For remote controlled system operation

and accessories (use of channel 4 requires an optional
4-button/12-channel ACG remote control).

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Standard Features of the SuperNova II 

(cont.) 

Advanced CMOS Microcomputer

 —Very large scale integration (VLSI)

microprocessor commands and monitors all system functions more than
1,000,000 times per second, yet it draws less power than the vehicle’s
clock, so it won’t deplete your car battery like other alarms.

Selectable Starter/Ignition Interrupt

— You may choose either a fault-proof

mode, which lets you start the engine even in the unlikely event of a
system malfunction, or ultra-secure mode that ensures a thief won’t be
able to start the vehicle even if he finds the system control unit and
disconnects it!

Hood/Trunk Trigger Input

— For full perimeter protection of the engine

compartment and trunk contents (may require optional pin switches).

High-Luminescence LED Status Indicator

 — Adds visual deterrence and

identifies system status.

Patented SmartPowerUp™ II

 — When power to the system is

disconnected, the system’s non-volatile memory always remembers the
last state (armed, disarmed or valet mode) and returns to that 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 immobilizing the vehicle.

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Welcome to the world of high-technology

vehicle security and convenience

C

ongratulations on the purchase of your SuperNova II vehicle
security/convenience system. Clifford Electronics has long been

recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of high-technology vehicle
security systems and accessories. In fact, Clifford Electronics holds more
patents than all other vehicle security manufacturers combined. Buying
Clifford has always meant buying the best. Yet despite all its
sophistication, you will find your SuperNova II vehicle security system
amazingly easy to use: never more difficult than a few flicks of a switch or
a press of a button on one of your miniature keychain remote controls.

Your 3-button/3-channel remote controls

The 3-button/3-channel remote controls are
sophisticated miniature radio transmitters each
powered by a pair of tiny lithium batteries. Range is up
to 100 feet. Weak remote control batteries will reduce
range. Electrical interference and even sunspots can
interrupt the signal from your remote control to the
system. If this happens, repeatedly press the remote
control button (this works better than holding the
button down). The 3-button/3-channel remote control
is the key to your system. You will use your remote
control to arm and disarm the system, lock* and
unlock* the doors, activate the panic feature, command options such as a remote
trunk release, headlight activation, power window operation, an electric garage door
interface or even remote starting of the engine and heater or air conditioner.

TO ARM
THE SYSTEM . . . . . . . 

Press button 1 once. You will hear two chirps and the parking
lights will flash twice. The dashboard LED will flash
repeatedly and the car doors will automatically lock.*

TO DISARM
THE SYSTEM . . . . . . . 

Press button 1 again. One chirp and one parking light flash
confirms disarming. In addition, the doors will automatically
unlock* and the interior lights will turn on and stay on for 30
seconds or until you start the engine, whichever occurs first.

TO SILENTLY
ARM OR DISARM . . . 

Press button 3. The system will arm or disarm with all the
indications noted above except the chirp acknowledgments.

* Some vehicles require optional relays to activate your vehicle’s power locks.

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T

O ACTIVATE

THE PANIC 
FEATURE . . . . . . . . . . 

Press button 1 for 3 seconds. The parking lights will flash
repeatedly and the siren will blare for 30 or 60 seconds
(user-selectable), or until you press button 1 again to turn it
off. If the ignition is on (indicating you are in the car), the
doors will automatically lock to prevent an assailant from
entering. If the ignition is off, the doors will unlock, allowing
you to enter immediately without fumbling with your keys.

TO REMOTELY
OPEN THE TRUNK . . . 

Button 2 can control an optional remote trunk release.
Pressing button 2 while the alarm is disarmed will remotely
open the trunk.

TO REMOTELY 
TURN ON THE
HEADLIGHTS OR
TO ACTIVATE A
DIFFERENT OPTION . 

A press of button 4 on the optional 4-button/12-channel ACG
remote control can optionally turn on the headlights for any
duration of your choice between one second and two minutes
(the factory setting is 30 seconds; see User-selectable features
on pages 17-18). Or this output may be set to automatically
close the power windows and sunroof on certain vehicles. Or
the system’s channel 4 output may control a different optional
accessory, such as the IntelliStart™ remote engine starter.

Anti-CodeGrabbing™ (ACG) with Random Code Encryption

A Clifford exclusive that protects you and your automobile from the most effective
and onerous car stealing device ever used by car thieves — a code-grabber.
Code-grabbers are far more effective and efficient than scanning. Unlike scanners
that sequentially transmit one digital code after another until they hit the correct
code to disarm the alarm (a process that may take minutes to years depending on the
system’s total number of codes), code-grabbers literally record, from hundreds of
feet away, the code sent by your car alarm remote control. Then the thief simply
plays back the code when you’re gone, instantly disarming the alarm and unlocking
the doors. It’s like giving the thief your car keys. Non-Clifford alarms can be
defeated that easily. In contrast, Clifford systems use complex digital signal
processing and unbreachable encryption to randomly change the digital code every
time you use the remote control. Your remote will never transmit the same code
twice, and the control unit will never accept the same code twice. Thus the code
recorded and played back by the thief’s code-grabber will never be accepted by your
SuperNova II. Only ACG can make a car alarm impervious to code-grabbing, and
only Clifford systems have ACG with Random Code Encryption.

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How to interpret the chirps and parking light flashes

When you use the remote control, the system responds with chirps (unless the chirp
muting feature is turned on) and parking light flashes. These chirp/flash
acknowledgments mean:

Enhanced AutoArming™

If this feature is enabled and you forget to remotely arm, the system will
automatically arm itself 30 seconds after the vehicle doors are closed. For your
convenience, if you re-open any door(s) within the 30-second countdown,
AutoArming will restart from the beginning once all doors are closed. SuperNova II
has these additional AutoArming features:

AutoArming enable/disable:

If you prefer, you may deactivate or reactivate

the AutoArming feature. See User-selectable features on pages 17-18.

Visual acknowledgment:

Five seconds after you exit the vehicle and close all

the doors, the parking lights will flash twice to confirm that the AutoArming
countdown is progressing. Then, 25 seconds later, the system will AutoArm.

AutoArm & Lock:

To ensure you can’t accidentally lock your keys inside the

car, the system is factory-set not to lock the doors upon AutoArming. To
change this setting, see User-selectable features on pages 17-18.

Instant AutoArming bypass:

Prevents AutoArming when fueling the vehicle

and other times when you wish to temporarily bypass the AutoArming
feature. To activate Instant AutoArming Bypass, rapidly turn the ignition
switch to “ON” then “OFF.” You will hear a single siren chirp to confirm that
the system will not AutoArm. Your SuperNova II will revert to its normal
operating mode when you next start the engine.

Smart trunk release option 

If the remote trunk release feature was installed, you may use remote control button
2 to remotely pop the trunk. Your system has a built-in electronic interlock to
prevent unintentional activation of the remote trunk release when you drive, or
when the system is armed.

Chirps and flashes

Meaning

1

Your system is disarmed or you have remotely exited valet mode (see page 13)

2

Your system is armed or you have remotely engaged valet mode (see page 13)

2 and then 4

Armed but there is a door open or one of the sensors is malfunctioning

(see Smart AutoTesting on page 14)

3

Disarmed but there was an intrusion attempt while you were away

(see Smart prior intrusion attempt on page 15)

4

Armed but the hood or trunk is ajar (see Smart AutoTesting on page 14)

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UltraSecure™ Coded Valet Mode

Your secret valet code

In seconds, thieves can disable all other alarm brands by hotwiring the ignition and
flicking an easy to find “hidden” valet switch. Your SuperNova II system has
safeguards that absolutely ensure a thief cannot enable the valet mode as a way of
“turning off” your system. How? To enable valet mode, the driver must first enter a
secret valet code on the PlainView switch. If a thief tries guessing your code, after
three incorrect entries, the siren will sound and the system will not accept any
further entries for two minutes. Your code will be a 1-to-3-digit number of your
choosing. Each digit can be any number from 1 to 9, (i.e. the code can be any
number between 1 and 999, except those that contain a zero). Whenever the system
is in valet mode, it overrides the AutoArming feature (see page 10) and all the
security features are turned off. At various times, you will need to switch the system
off. For instance, when having your car serviced, washed or parked by a valet.

Your factory-set valet code is the single digit “2.”

NOTE: If you temporarily lose the use of your remote controls, you can disarm
the system by enabling valet mode.

Definitions

Digit:

A digit is defined as any number from 1 to 9, inclusive.

Valet code:

A valet code may be 1 to 3 digits:

A one-digit code=X=any number between 1-9
A two-digit code=XY=any number between 11-99 (excluding numbers with zeros)
A three-digit code=XYZ=any number between 111-999 (excluding numbers with zeros)

Remember, no code can have a zero.

PlainView switch:

A rocker switch mounted on the dashboard or console. The

switch has three positions: 1.) Latched  2.) Center  3.) Spring-loaded
momentary
. When you press the latched side, the switch remains in its
pressed position. When you press the momentary side, the switch bounces
back to the center position.

Entering a digit:

To enter a digit, you tap (press and release) on the

momentary side of the PlainView switch the number of times corresponding
to the numeral of the digit to be entered, followed by pressing to the latched
side, then returning the switch to its center position.

Entering a code:

If your code has only one digit, enter the code as described

in “Entering a digit.” If your code has more than one digit, just repeat the
above for each digit of your code.

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To enable valet mode

1. Turn the ignition switch to its “ON” position or start the engine.
2. Enter your secret valet code on the PlainView switch (the LED will turn on),

then return the switch to its center position.

3. You now have 10 seconds to press the latched position to enter valet mode. The

LED will glow continually for on-going visual confirmation of valet mode.

To exit valet mode

1. Turn the ignition switch to its “ON” position or start the engine.
2. Flick the switch back to its center position. The LED will turn off to confirm that

the system is now in its normal operating mode.

Setting your own secret valet code 

Since all Clifford systems have the same factory-set code, it is highly advisable that
you set your own valet code. You may choose any 1-, 2-, or 3-digit code that does
not have any zeros. You can also change your valet code whenever you want.
Simply write down the 1-to-3 digit code you wish to use (remember, no zeros in the
code), then perform the following steps.
1. Turn the ignition on.
2. Enter your current valet code (the factory-set code is the single digit 2: two

presses of the momentary side, then latched).

3. Press and release the switch’s momentary side 16 times. To help you count, you

will hear a single chirp confirmation each time you press the momentary side, for
a total of 16 chirps.

4. Immediately after the 16th chirp, press the latched side of the switch, enter your

new code.

5. Wait 3 seconds until you hear 1 chirp and the LED turns off.
6. Turn the ignition off after you hear the 1 chirp and the LED has turned off.
7. VERY IMPORTANT: You must immediately test your new secret valet

code: Turn on the ignition, enter your new code, then flip the switch to its
latched position. The LED will illuminate. If it does not, 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.

Example of setting a new valet code:

Lets say you want to change the valet code from its original single-digit “2” code to
a double-digit code of “31.” You would do the following:

Turn the ignition on, enter your current code, tap the momentary side of the
PlainView switch 16 times, press the latched side, then enter the new code:
momentary, momentary, momentary, latched (3 chirps), momentary, latched
(1 chirp), center. Wait 2 seconds for the system to exit program mode (1 chirp
and the LED turns off), then turn the ignition off.

That’s all there is to it, but be sure to perform step 7 above to verify your new code.

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Optional remote controlled valet mode entry and exit

You can even remotely enable or exit valet mode if you have an optional Clifford
4-button/12-channel ACG remote control. All you need to do is transmit channel 9
(two presses of the side LevelShift button, then button 1). In addition to the
previously noted indications, two parking light flashes will confirm that you have
remotely enabled valet mode, while a single flash confirms exiting of valet mode.

Keyless entry in valet mode

Even if valet mode is enabled, you can still remotely control the convenience
features. For instance, simply press button 1 as if you were disarming and the doors
will unlock* (indicated by one parking light flash) and the interior lights will turn
on. Press button 1 again and the doors lock* (confirmed by two flashes). You can
also use the other channels to activate options such as a remote trunk release or
remote engine starting.

Dual-Sensor Protection 

Your SuperNova II has two sensors: A Glass Tampering Sensor that can detect
attempts to break any of the vehicle’s windows, and a Piezo Sensor that detects
intrusion-related vibrations and impacts. This provides twice the level of protection
offered by most other brands of car alarms. For an even greater level of security,
consider Clifford Electronics optional sensors: OmniSensor (a digital analysis
vibration/impact sensor) and/or the Digital Dual-Zone Proximity Sensor IV (a
passenger compartment radar sensor, particularly important for convertible and
other open-top vehicles).

Selectable starter/ignition interrupt

At the time of installation, you can select whether your SuperNova II interrupts the
starter line or the ignition line. To verify which line is electronically interrupted,
enter the vehicle, close the doors, arm the system while inside the vehicle, then try
to start the engine. If the engine cranks but does not start, the ignition is bypassed. If
it does not crank at all, the starter is disabled.

In addition, the starter/ignition interrupt will be set in either Fault-Proof mode,
which lets you start the engine even in the unlikely event of a complete system
failure, or Super-Security mode that ensures a thief won’t be able to start the engine
even if he cuts all the wires or finds the system control unit and disconnects it.

Changing the mode requires a minor relay wiring change and installer-only
programming. Your local Authorized Clifford Dealer can make the changes for you.

* Some vehicles require optional relays to activate your vehicle’s power door locks.

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AutoLock and AutoUnLock™ 

For your safety and that of your passengers, the vehicle doors will automatically
lock* the instant you turn on the ignition to start the engine (see User-selectable
features
 on pages 17-18). When you turn the ignition off to shut down the engine,
the AutoUnLock feature automatically unlocks* the doors. To suit your preferences,
you may turn off either or both the AutoLock and/or AutoUnLock features. There
are a total of four possibilities: AutoLock “on” while AutoUnLock is “off”, or
vice-versa. The other two combinations are both AutoLock and AutoUnLock “on”
or both “off.”

Smart AutoTesting™ 

Each time you remotely arm your SuperNova II, it automatically performs an
extensive test of all system triggers and sensors. If the hood or trunk is open when
you remotely arm, the system will immediately alert you of the problem by
sounding 4 chirps and 4 parking light flashes instead of the usual 2 and 2  (simply
disarm, shut the hood or trunk and re-arm to reactivate monitoring of that trigger
point). If a door is ajar or if one of the sensors is malfunctioning, you will receive
the usual 2 chirps and 2 flashes, then, 5 seconds later, there will be 4 chirps and 4
flashes
. (The door ajar warning will not work on vehicles that have factory-delayed
courtesy lights).

NOTE: Since this is a warning indication, you will hear the 4 chirps even if you
have the chirp muting feature turned on.

Specific malfunction identification:

The system can also indicate the specific

malfunctioning trigger or sensor. 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 blinking, pause, then repeat.   

2. Count the number of blinks in one cycle between pauses (for your convenience,

the blink cycle repeats a total of 5 times) and refer to the chart below:

** If your vehicle has a factory-installed feature that turns off or dims the interior courtesy lights

several seconds after you exit the vehicle, the system cannot provide this indication.

Number of LED blinks between pauses

Trigger/sensor indication

1 blink

Piezo Sensor or Glass Tampering Sensor

2 blinks**

Door trigger**

3 blinks

Hood or trunk trigger

4 blinks

A thief tried guessing your valet code (see page 11)

* Some vehicles require optional relays to activate your vehicle’s power door locks.

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Automatic malfunction bypass

To provide protection even if a component malfunctions, the system automatically
bypasses any faulty point and arms all other triggers and sensors to provide the
utmost possible protection until you can have the system serviced by your local
Authorized Clifford Dealer.

TotalRecall™

The system’s memory records the identity of the last activated or malfunctioning trigger
or sensor, which allows your installer to instantly track down a malfunction. To identify
the trigger or sensor held in the system’s memory, use the following procedure:
1. With the ignition OFF, flick the PlainView valet switch to its latched side.
2. Press button 1 to “arm” the system, then again to “disarm.”
3. The LED will blink 1–4 times to indicate the most recently activated trigger or

sensor. For your convenience, the blink cycle will pause and repeat a total of 5 times.

4. Write down the number of blinks between pauses and refer to the chart below.

Smart prior intrusion attempt alert

If you hear three chirps when you remotely disarm, it means that a trigger or sensor
was activated in your absence. When you enter the vehicle and turn on the ignition
(or start the engine), the LED will blink 1–4 times, pause, then repeat the blink cycle
4 more times. Count the number of blinks in one cycle and refer to the chart above.

SmartPowerUp™ II 

If power to the system is ever removed, SmartPowerUp II ensures the system will
automatically restore 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 immobilizing the vehicle. If your car
is to be serviced by a mechanic, just put the system in valet mode via the remote
control (see Optional remote controlled valet mode entry and exit on page 13). 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 and no need to
provide your mechanic with your remote control and instructions on how to use it.

Number of LED blinks between pauses

Trigger/sensor indication

1 blink

Piezo Sensor or Glass Tampering Sensor

2 blinks**

Door trigger**

3 blinks

Hood or trunk trigger

4 blinks

A thief tried guessing your valet code (see page 11)

** If your vehicle has a factory-installed feature that turns off or dims the interior courtesy lights

several seconds after you exit the vehicle, the system cannot provide this indication..

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FACT™— False Alarm Control and Test

With FACT, you’ll never experience repeated false alarms. If the Insignia Siren
goes off, DO NOT remotely disarm the system; allow it to run for the full siren
duration. Before sounding the siren a second time, the system automatically checks
for another activated trigger to verify that an intrusion is in progress. Should the
siren sound again, you will know for sure that someone is tampering with your
vehicle. (To disable FACT, see User-selectable features on pages 17-18.)

How to interpret the LED status indicator

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

High-output Insignia™ Siren 

All the siren electronics are in the system control unit rather than the siren itself.
This protects them from heat, dirt and exposure to the elements (other alarm
companies’ sirens are far more susceptible to failure). Your SuperNova II also
provides these additional features:

Long-term chirp silencing:

Whenever you wish, you may silence your

SuperNova II’s arm and disarm chirps until you decide to restore them. The
parking light flashes will continue to provide visual confirmation of remote
controlled arming and disarming. See User-selectable features on pages 17-18.

Remote controlled chirp muting:

Remote controlled chirp muting capabilities

are especially valuable when parking late at night in a quiet residential area or
any other time when you want to arm or disarm silently. To arm or disarm
silently, simply press button 3 on your remote control instead of the usual
button 1.

Siren duration:

When the system detects an intrusion attempt, the alarm is set

to sound for 30 seconds. However, if you prefer, you may change it to 60
seconds. See the User-selectable features section on pages 17-18.

LED Condition

Meaning

Off

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

On

Valet mode is on, the vehicle can be driven or serviced without having to disarm

Flashing

System is armed and protecting your vehicle

Pause between flashes

Either a malfunction (see page 14) or an intrusion was attempted (see page 15)

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User-selectable features

Your SuperNova II allows you to set many of its features to your own personal
preferences. We have made the programming procedures very simple: to make a
change, you just press the PlainView switch a few times. The system comes from
the factory with all of its features pre-programmed as noted in the table below and
on the next page. To change any of the settings, use the following procedure. To
restore the feature to its factory setting, just repeat the procedure:
1. Select the feature you wish to program from the table below and on the following

page. Note the number of momentary (spring-loaded) presses.

2. Turn your vehicle’s ignition switch to its “ON” position.
3. Enter your valet code (see page 11) on the PlainView switch.
4. When the LED turns on, immediately press and release the momentary side of

the switch the number of times indicated in the third column of the programming
table for the feature you selected (to help you count, you will hear a single chirp
confirmation each time you press the momentary side).
a. If noted, perform the “Secondary action.”

5. Wait 3 seconds. You will hear 1-4 chirps (as noted in the “Program completion

confirmation” column) and the LED will turn off. Turn the ignition off.

6. Repeat steps 1-5 for any other features you wish to program.

Programming table for user-selectable features

continued . . .

Feature

Factory

setting

# of

momentary

presses

Secondary

action

Program

completion

confirmation

Result

AutoArming

ON

4

1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON

Change state from 

ON to OFF or vice-versa

AutoArm

& Lock

OFF

5

1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON

Change state from 

OFF to ON or vice-versa

FACT

ON

6

1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON

Change state from 

ON to OFF or vice-versa

AutoLock

ON

7

1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON

Change state from 

ON to OFF or vice-versa

AutoUnLock

ON

8

1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON

Change state from 

ON to OFF or vice-versa

Chirp

confirmation

ON

9

1 chirp = OFF
2 chirps = ON

Change state from 

ON to OFF or vice-versa

Siren

duration

30 sec.

10

1 chirp=60sec
2 chirps=30sec

Change duration from 30 to

60 seconds or vice-versa

Add a new

remote to
channel 1

(arm/disarm)

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Press remote control button 1

1 chirp

Button 1/channel 1 code

of the new remote control

has been memorized

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Feature

Factory

setting

# of

momentary

presses

Secondary

action

Program

completion

confirmation

Result

Add a new

remote to
channel 2

(optional

remote 

accessory)

12

Press remote control button 2

2 chirps

Button 2/channel 2 code

of the new remote control 

has been memorized

Add a new

remote to
channel 3

(silent

arm/disarm)

13

Press remote control button 3

3 chirps

Button 3/channel 3 code of

the new remote control

has been memorized

Add a new

remote to
channel 4

(optional

remote

accessory)

14

Press remote control button 4

of the optional

4-button/12-channel ACG

remote control

4 chirps

Button 4/channel 4 code

of the new remote control 

has been memorized

Erase all

channels

15

2 chirps

All remote control codes

have been erased; program

in new remote control(s)

Valet code

See Setting your own secret valet code on page 12.

Set channel

4 timer

 ✱

30sec.

17

When the desired interval has

passed, turn off the ignition key

1 chirp

Timer has been set to the

interval of your choice

between 1sec. and 2min.

Example : To change the AutoArming feature from its factory
setting of “on” to “off,” you would do the following:

Turn the ignition key to the ON position.

Enter your valet code, then immediately tap and release the
momentary side of the PlainView switch 4 times (you’ll hear a chirp
each time you press to help you count to the total of 4 chirps).

Wait 3 seconds. The system will sound one more chirp to confirm
that the AutoArming setting is now off (1 chirp = off, 2 chirps = on).

Turn the ignition off. That’s all there is to it! To change the
AutoArming setting back, just repeat the procedure.

WARNING: If the built-in timer controls window/sunroof closure on your vehicle,

DO NOT change the timer setting! This requires installer-only programming.

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Adding new remote controls

For other drivers in your family, or if you wish to control Clifford systems on your
other cars with the same remote control, you can buy additional remote controls
from any Clifford Dealer (or call our Customer Service Department at
800-824-3208) and program them into the system yourself. Each SuperNova II will
respond to as many as four 3-channel ACG and/or 12-channel ACG remote
controls. To add a new remote control to the system, use the procedures noted in the
User-selectable features section on pages 17-18.

How to erase the codes of lost or stolen remote controls

If one of your remote controls is ever lost or stolen, you can erase its digital codes
from the system memory to make sure that the missing remote control can never be
used to disarm your system. To do so, use the “Erase all channels” feature (see
User-selectable features on pages 17-18). This will clear all remote control codes
from the system memory. Then simply program each remaining and/or replacement
remote control as noted in the Adding new remote controls section above.

SuperNova II is covered by

one or more of the following Clifford Electronics patents:

4,158,874; 4,233,642; 4,327,444; 4,383,242; 4,430,685; 4,845,464;
4,887,064; 4,890,108; 4,922,224; 4,997,053; 5,081,667; 5,146,215;

5,157,375; 5,467,070 and other patents.

© Copyright Clifford Electronics, Inc., 1996                                                          31-702C/SN2OM/696

For a Clifford Dealer near you, call 1-800-CLIFFORD or visit our Internet Website at

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