What is “Valet Mode”? Valet mode is a setting in Compustar and Arctic Start systems that disables the alarm system and remote starter. It only allows the remote controls to maintain keyless entry for locking and unlocking the doors.
Several sports cars also have smart tech valet keys. Essentially, the key is for people to use valet parking to park their cars or use repair shops. The parking key opens the car door and starts the car, but prevents anyone from unlocking the glove box or trunk.
The valet button or switch allows the owner to temporarily bypass the system’s alarm function. To enter or exit valet mode, disarm the system with a working transmitter, your personalized manual override code, or use the procedure below to enter or exit valet mode.
Typical valet switch locations: Under the driver’s side dash (mounted in the fairing panel under the dash or wired to a wiring harness) Mounted in the driver’s side step bar. Mounted in the plastic housing of the steering column.
Valet mode is a setting/feature on your remote starter that allows you to disable the vehicle’s ability to remote start. It is intended for use when you bring your vehicle in for service or when you lend the vehicle and wish to prohibit (ie turn off) the ability to remotely start the vehicle.
Insert your ignition key and turn it to accessory (or press the start button once without depressing the brake pedal). Press the lock button on your remote control car starter. Within five seconds of turning it on, turn the key back to the off position (or press the start button again).
Reasons why your remote start is not working:
Improper starting procedure. Vehicle not in “Park” Too many remote start attempts. Coolant and oil pressure.
How does a push button start valet key work? Keyless entry cars still come with a parking key. The valet key is the keychain itself. So if you need to have your car parked by a valet, simply remove the physical key from the fob and then give it to the person.
The valet switch allows you to temporarily bypass all alarm functions, eliminating the need to hand your transmitter over to valet attendants or garage mechanics. When the system is in valet mode, all alarm functions are bypassed, but the remote panic function and remote door locks remain operational.
Insert your ignition key and turn it to accessory (or press the start button once without stepping on the brake pedal). Press the lock button on your remote control car starter. Within five seconds of turning it on, turn the key back to the off position (or press the start button again).