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Old 06-25-2006, 06:17 PM   #11
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You will have to find the switch/button. Most systems have a silver little switch, like you flip it up and down (or side to side). Some people install them under the dash, on the front of the dash, in a console pocket or something like that. It will be screwed into a piece of the car. It is only about 1/2 inch long, maybe 1/4 inch in diameter.

The other posibility is a push button. Same deal though, it will be attached to a piece of the car some how. I will get a picture of them if I can find extras laying around.


And a picture or description of the remote will help a bit too, when we do find the valet switch.

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I found a picture of one type of switch.

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I'll get a pic up soon. The fob is gray, the manufacturer is "Auto Mate" and there are 3 blue buttons and a red panic button. I check under the dash for this switch and let you know. Thanks for the insight!
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For now, this is a pic I found, pretty much the same. This is just a newer version:

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EDIT: HERE IS THE ACTUAL FOB:



I guess I'll try and look under the dash for this switch. I'm hoping I'll find something.
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That looks like it could be an older Ungo/Clarion system. It could be sold under the Auto Mate name at different retailers. The current model'* remote looks very similar to yours:



MOS95 has an Ungo system in his car. Maybe you can PM him for specifics of valet mode or you can take a guess at the model number and look up the user'* manual on the manufacturer'* website. Valet mode should be very similar from model to model in the product line up anyhow.
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I GOT IT!!!!

I took the driver'* side hush panel out and was searching around for a switch of any kind. I looked for a good 20 minutes and I could not see any. Everything under there looked like it was from the factory. I almost gave up, I put the panel back on. I took the dash panel out because the LED was mounted in it. I traced the wires going from the LED (red and blue twisted together) and they got lost in a bundle of wires.

I looked and looked to where the LED wires were going since they had to lead to this switch I thought. I saw them go all the way up the the firewall and near a little black box with a 12 pin conncetor (still looked stock). I read the fine print on this box and came across the word "Valet." I was able to pull the box forward since it wasn't screwed on to anything and it was in fact the AutoMate system, "Model 401."

I FINALLY found a black push button switch wrapped up with the massive wire harness! I fooled around with it with the ignition on, but couldn't get it. I realized though that I didn't have the car ON, I just had it in the run position. So I started the car, pushed the button, turned off the car, LED was still on I pushed the button again, LED went off. I shut the door, pressed lock, and it worked!!!

Sorry for the story!

Thanks Jeff and Randy! You guys saved the friggin day. I never would have figured this out myself. I really appreciate your help.

-Pete
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Yeah, most of the brands I have seen, you turn the key to "on", flip the switch and turn the key to "off"
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Ungo typically uses other triggers to make things happen.... that is why you found the button wrapped up...it'* hardly used in an Ungo system.

Having had a couple Ungo'* in the mid/late 90'* I do know they were very cool...

Originally designed and made by Techne Electronics they were later bought up by Clarion to be marketed under the Clarion name.
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So Bill, the ungo/clarion systems don't use the valet switch like other brands do? I have never dealt with one of these, only audiovox and DEI systems.

Glad everything is working now, Pete.
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Jeff...

It'* the coolest thing. You don't have to look like an ahole counting horn beeps with every flick of a switch.

For example..if you wanted to change the locking style of the doors from doing nothing upon startup to locking 15 seconds after start, you simply turn ignition on..open door and press button A on transmitter. The multicolor LED that they use confirms your choice.

Very cool even back when....
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