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How To Set A Viper Alarm To Valet Mode?

Are you taking your car for a wash or maintenance, and you want to know how to activate the valet mode of your car’s viper alarm? You’ve come to the right place, for we have researched this question and have the answer for you.

To activate the valet mode on Viper 3606V, press the function button on the remote twice, then press the unlock button. The Control Center LED will turn on to indicate that the Viper alarm is now in valet mode.

Let’s talk more about the Viper alarm in the sections below. Learn how to disable the valet mode in the succeeding sections.

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Valet Mode Of Different Viper Alarm Models

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The valet mode of Viper alarms allows you to disable all alarm features. Additionally, it leaves only the remote start or the keyless features active if they are present.

To disable the valet mode in the Viper 3606V, you just have to hit the same button combinations on the remote while the 3606V is in valet mode.

To enter the valet mode in Viper 3606V without the remote, you need to turn on the ignition and switch it off. Press the command button right away after switching off the ignition.

The LED light indicator on the control center will turn on to indicate that your Viper 3606V is in valet mode.

The LED on the control center will turn off after one hour while it is in valet mode. This is not a malfunction of your Viper 3606V. This is an expected behavior to save battery power.

Here are some of the most common Viper models and how to place them in valet mode.

Viper 3305V LCD

Placing the 3305V LCD in valet mode will prevent it from automatically arming itself. Using the remote to arm the system will not work while it is in valet mode.

However, all other functions will still work, like locking and unlocking doors or releasing the trunk remotely.

Activating Valet Mode Without A Remote

Follow the steps below to place your Viper 3305V LCD in valet mode without a remote.

  1. Locate the valet switch on the control center before proceeding.
  2. Turn the ignition on by using the car key or by pressing the ignition button.
  3. Turn the ignition off through the car key or by pressing the ignition button.
  4. Press the valet button once within 10 seconds after turning off the ignition.
    • Once you successfully activate valet mode, the status light on the control center will be lit solid.

Activating Valet Mode Using The Remote

  1. Open the driver-side door.
  2. Press the “Lock” button on the remote. This is the button that has an icon of a closed padlock.
  3. Press the “AUX” button on the lower left corner of the remote.
  4. Press the “Lock” button once more.
    • The status light on the control center will be lit solid, which indicates that the 3305V LCD is now in valet mode.

Deactivating Valet Mode

Follow the same steps that activated valet mode to deactivate it. The status light will turn off to indicate that the valet mode is off.

Viper 5706V LCD

The 5706V LCD or Responder LC3 has an effective range of up to one mile.

Activating Valet Mode In 5706V LCD Using The Remote

  1. Press the function button twice. You can find it on the right edge of the remote.
  2. Press the unlock button.
    • Once valet mode is active, the LCD screen will display a “Valet” message.
    • The remote will also beep once to indicate that the valet mode is active.
    • The padlock icon on the LCD display of the remote will also look hollow in some models. While the padlock icon is hollow, the alarm functions will not activate.
    • Pressing the “Lock” button on the remote will do nothing when valet mode is active.

Activating Valet Mode In 5706V Without A Remote

  1. Locate the control center button on the control center.
  2. Turn the ignition on by using the car key or by pressing the ignition button.
  3. Turn the ignition off through the car key or by pressing the ignition button.
  4. Press the control center button.
  5. The control center LED indicator will turn on, indicating that valet mode is active.
    • The control center will send an update to the LCD screen of the remote controls if there are any major actions or changes on the car while in valet mode.
    • Users that have the remote control will easily find out what is going on with the car through these remote updates.

Deactivating In 5706V Valet Mode

Deactivating the valet mode in 5706V is the same as the 3305V LCD and the 3606V. Follow the same steps that you did to activate the valet mode of your Viper to deactivate it.

Why Does My Viper Alarm Go Off in the Middle of the Night?

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Your Viper alarm could sometimes go off without an apparent reason. Worse, it could go off in the middle of the night when all your neighbors are asleep.

There are several reasons why your Viper alarm would go off in the middle of the night. The sections below provide you with an explanation of each possible reason.

Failing Hood Latch Sensor

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A hood latch sensor is like a switch that activates or deactivates when you open or close the hood.

A working hood sensor will be able to tell when you open your hood and will light up a reminder light on the dashboard. When you close the hood, the light will turn off.

However, when the hood sensor is defective, it could trigger the alarm without warning. And it can happen at any time—you could be driving, or it could trigger at night.

Dirt is the most common reason why the hood sensor will accidently trigger an alarm. Sitting in the engine bay makes it prone to accumulation of dirt and debris that cause it to trigger a false alarm.

Clean it with a break cleaner and a cleaning brush.

If cleaning doesn’t take care of the issue, replace the sensor.

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Faulty Key Fob

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Your key fob has an RFID (radio frequency identification) chip that sends a code to an RFID receiver inside your car. If the code matches, your car will behave as expected.

However, if your key fob is starting to fail, it could transmit the wrong code, or it could send a code that the receiver cannot read. When this happens, the car alarm will go off.

Check the key fob battery and replace it with a new one.

If it is still having problems, open the key fob and check for broken contacts or connectors. Bring it to a mechanic if you can’t repair it on your own.

Poor Alarm Connection

Aftermarket car alarms are often superior to stock alarms. However, there is always a possibility of a bad installation when it comes to aftermarket parts. The same goes for an aftermarket car alarm system.

One sign that your aftermarket car alarm is not properly installed is when it goes off intermittently—especially at night when you’re not driving your car.

Double-check the connections while going through the instructions once more. If you can’t find anything wrong, it might help to uninstall the alarm and reinstall it once more to eliminate the possibility of missing something during the first install.

If it still doesn’t work the way it should, have a mechanic check the problem for you.

Weak Battery

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A weak battery or a battery that is no longer charging when you drive your car can cause your car alarm to go off intermittently.

Check the terminals of your car battery. Use a battery cleaner to clean the battery terminals and get rid of corrosion.

Corrosion can cause your battery to have a lower conductivity. A lower conductivity means that the electrical energy from your battery finds it hard to travel through the battery terminals to get to where it is needed.

Check the battery cables for damage. Damage to the battery cable can reduce the current flow and lead to shorts in the circuit.

Bring your battery to a battery center so they can check its overall health. If the battery is still healthy, then it could be something else that is preventing your battery from charging, like a failing alternator. If it is no longer healthy, replace your battery with a new one.

Since an alarm is always on, it can quickly drain a weak battery.

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Sensitive Sensors

Alarms use shock sensors that detect impacts on your car. It notifies the control center of any impacts on the car.

However, if these sensors are too sensitive, the slightest bump can trigger the alarm.

Check your sensors by gently touching your vehicle. If this triggers the alarm, then your sensors are too sensitive.

Sensitive sensors can easily drain your battery because it causes the alarm to go off often.

Adjust the sensitivity of your sensors to take care of this issue.

Conclusion

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The valet mode of your viper alarm is useful when your car needs to be washed or maintained. However, you should remember to disable it as soon as you get your car back.

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