Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual
The security alarm has four modes
System preparation mode (approx. 20 seconds)
(The buzzer sounds intermittently and the security indicator (A) blinks.)
The system preparation time extends from the point at which all of the doors and rear hatch are locked by pressing the LOCK switch on the remote control switch or the keyless operation function to the point at which the system armed mode goes into effect.
During this time, it is possible to temporarily open a door or the rear hatch without using the keyless entry system or the keyless operation function and without causing the alarm to sound (for example, when you forget something inside the vehicle or realize that a window is open).
System armed mode
(The buzzer stops and the security indicator continues to blink with indicator’s reduced lit-up duration time.) Once the system preparation mode has ended, the system armed mode starts.
If an unlawful opening of any of the doors, rear hatch or bonnet is detected during the system armed mode, the alarm will be activated to warn people around the vehicle of an abnormal condition.
Also, if unlawful moving of the vehicle is attempted or a vehicle intrusion is detected, the alarm will be activated.
The turn-signal lamps blink and the siren sounds for approximately 30 seconds. Refer to “Alarm activation”.
► The alarm will resume if unlawful actions are taken again, even if the alarm has stopped.
It is possible to cancel the system activation during the system preparation mode or the system armed mode.
In addition, it is possible to cancel the alarm once it has been activated.
Refer to “Cancelling the system”, “Cancelling the alarm”.
► When lending the vehicle to another person or allowing the vehicle to be driven by someone who is unfamiliar with the security alarm system, be sure to give the person a proper explanation of the security alarm system.
If a person who is unfamiliar with the security alarm system accidentally unlocked the vehicle, causing the alarm to sound, the alarm would be a nuisance to people nearby.