AVS 3010 range

Trouble shooting for common questions about AVS 3010+ and 3010 car alarms. If you can’t find the answer here please contact us by email or call 0800 438 862 during business hours.

I have lost or damaged both my remotes. How do I start the car?

Step 1 – getting the car started

Use emergency disarm following the instructions in the owner’s manual.

Emergency disarm is done using the ignition key and the PIN code so you will need both of these. The 2-digit code can be found in the owner’s manual supplied with your car alarm.

For more information on emergency disarm click here. If you have lost your PIN code please contact your AVS installer as you will need a technician.

Step 2 – purchasing new remotes

Order online from us with free shipping, from your AVS installer or call into our showroom during business hours.

To code the remote you will need either an existing working remote or the PIN code.

Please also check that the batteries in your remote are not flat. If the remote range has got shorter (or the remote no longer works) or the remote’s LED flashes when you press a button it is time to change the batteries. They can be purchased online from us or any good electrical retailer.

Why is the remote range getting shorter?

If you have to get closer to the car for the alarm to disarm it can be an indication that the batteries in your remote need replacing. Another way to check is if the remote’s LED flashes when you press a button. Under normal use conditions the batteries should be replaced every 18-24 months. They can be purchased online from us or any good electrical retailer.

My remote case is broken but the remote still works

You can buy a replacement remote case online from us or your AVS installer.

I need another remote for my car alarm

AVS car alarms can have multiple remotes coded into them. Order online from us with free shipping, from your AVS installer, or call into our showroom during business hours.

To code the remote you will need either an existing working remote or the PIN code.

If you do not have an existing working remote, or you have a lost or stolen remote that you would like coded out of your alarm, please contact us or your AVS installer.

My car alarm chirps again five seconds after I arm the system?

A door, bonnet or boot is open. Disarm your alarm, correct the problem and start again.

If the problem persists it may mean the bonnet PIN switch (or a door switch or boot switch in the vehicle) is faulty or has come out of alignment. Contact your AVS installer for a service check.

I disarmed the car alarm a few minutes ago but now it is armed again?

Your alarm has a feature called automatic re-arm and re-lock which will re-arm the car alarm and re-lock the doors if it is disarmed and a door not opened within 30 seconds. This feature can be turned off by your AVS installer if preferred.

The remote still locks/unlocks the doors but the car alarm doesn’t work?

You have an older version of the alarm with a feature called valet mode which will stop the car alarm arming (it is useful if your vehicle is being serviced or repaired). To exit valet mode:

  1. Unlock the car using the remote.
  2. Turn the ignition on.
  3. Push and hold the unlock button on the remote for three seconds.
  4. The siren will chirp 10 times confirming valet mode is off.

Note: this procedure will also turn valet mode on.