Chevrolet Spark Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada-15540556) -
2022 - CRC - 4/19/21
Keys, Doors, and Windows 19
Arming the Alarm System
1. Turn off the vehicle.
2. Lock the vehicle with one of the
Use the RKE transmitter.
With a door open, press Q on the
3. After 30 seconds the alarm system will
arm, and the indicator light will begin to
slowly flash indicating the alarm system
is operating. Pressing
Q 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
K 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
Disarming the System
To disarm the system or turn off the alarm
if it has been activated, do one of the
Press K 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
How to Detect a Tamper Condition
If K 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
(Base Level Cluster) 0 86 or
Vehicle Messages (Uplevel Cluster) 0 87 for
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 248.
Immobilizer Operation (Key
This vehicle has a passive theft-deterrent
The system does not have to be manually
armed or disarmed.
The vehicle is automatically immobilized
when the key is removed from the ignition.
The system is automatically disarmed when
the vehicle is started with the correct key.
The key uses a transponder that matches an
immobilizer control unit in the vehicle and
automatically disarms the system. Only an
authorized key starts the vehicle. The vehicle
may not start if the key is damaged.