Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Vehicle Alarm System

This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm system.

Chevrolet Spark. Vehicle Alarm System


The security light, on the instrument panel near the windshield, indicates the status of the system: Off: Alarm system is disarmed.

On Solid: Vehicle is secured during the delay to arm the system.

Fast Flash: Vehicle is unsecured.

A door, the hood, or the trunk is open.

Slow Flash: Alarm system is armed.

Arming the Alarm System

  1. Turn off the vehicle.
  2. Lock the vehicle with one of the following:
  • Use the RKE transmitter.
  • With a door open, press on
    the interior.
  1. After 30 seconds the alarm system will arm, and the indicator light will begin to slowly flash indicating the alarm system is operating. Pressing on the RKE transmitter a second
    time will bypass the 30-second delay and immediately arm the alarm system.

The vehicle alarm system will not arm if the doors are locked with the key.

If the driver door or liftgate is opened without first unlocking with the RKE transmitter, the horn will chirp and the lights will flash to indicate a pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not started, or the door is not unlocked by pressing on the RKE transmitter during the 10-second
pre-alarm, the alarm will be activated.

The alarm will also be activated if the passenger door, the liftgate, or the hood is opened without first disarming the system. When the alarm is activated, the turn signals flash and the horn sounds for about 30 seconds. The alarm system will then re-arm to monitor for the next unauthorized event.

Disarming the System

To disarm the system or turn off the alarm if it has been activated, do one of the following:

  • Press on the RKE transmitter.

  • Start the vehicle.

To avoid setting off the alarm by accident:

  • Lock the vehicle with the RKE transmitter after all occupants have left the vehicle and all doors are closed.
  • Always unlock the vehicle with the RKE transmitter. Unlocking the driver door with the key will not disarm the alarm.

    Unlocking the driver door with the key will not disarm the system or turn off the alarm.

How to Detect a Tamper Condition

If is pressed on the RKE transmitter
and the horn chirps or the lights flash three times, a previous alarm occurred while the system was armed.

If the alarm has been activated, a message will appear on the DIC.

See Vehicle Messages on page 5-26 for more information.

Immobilizer

See Radio Frequency Statement on page 13-12.

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