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11/24/2020
Slingshot Keyless Ignition Operation

Model year 2020 and newer Slingshot models feature key fobs and keyless ignition. The wireless key fob allows access to vehicle operation.

To start your Slingshot with its key fob, observe the following guidelines.

Starting Key Fob Operation
When the electrical system is activated by the engine start/stop button, the key fob must be within range. If the key fob is not detected, the security light will flash. The electrical system will automatically shut down. The starter motor will not engage during this time. If a key fob is not available, a passcode can be entered using the Ride Command display. If the vehicle is not equipped with Ride Command, a passcode can be entered on the instrument cluster.

Driving Key Fob Operation 
After pushing the engine start/stop button, the Vehicle Control Module (VCM) will verify that the key fob is within range. The VCM will not search for the key fob again until after the ignition is turned off and then back on again. If the key fob is lost while operating the vehicle, a passcode will be needed once engine restart is needed. 

Key Fob Storage 
The key fob should not be stored near devices that can cause interference with radio waves, such as cell phones, power supplies, or magnets, during operation.

The key fob will become inactive if a period of seven days has elapsed since the last startup.

  • For AutoDrive transmission vehicles: Pressing the start button and/or the brake pedal will reestablish connection between the VCM and the key fob.
  • For Manual Transmission vehicles: Pressing the start button and/or the clutch pedal will reestablish connection between the VCM and the key fob.

While the connection is inactive, functions that involve the key fob, such as arming the alarm system, will not be available until after vehicle startup.

Key Fobs and the Security System
Your Slingshot vehicle is equipped with a security system for theft and rollaway protection. If the lock button is pushed on the key fob, the security alarm will be enabled. The alarm will sound the horn and flash headlights if the engine start/stop button is pressed or the clutch/brake is pushed when the key fob is out of range.

The security system automatically immobilizes the engine when the key fob is outside of range and enables when the key fob is within range. If the key fob is lost or not within range, a passcode must be entered to operate the vehicle.

Change the factory-set passcode to a new four-digit passcode of your own choosing and select the desired security setting as soon as possible after receiving delivery of your new Slingshot. Note that you must acquire the master passcode from your Slingshot Dealer before you are able to personalize your passcode. Record your new user passcode and keep it in a safe location. Do not place your passcode anywhere in the vehicle.

After the passcode is entered, a slight delay before the starter engages is normal.

Passcode Entry on Ride Command 
If the key fob is not found by the Vehicle Control Module (VCM), the Ride Command display will prompt the operator to enter a passcode to unlock vehicle operation. Use the number pad to enter your user passcode or the master passcode.

Note that if a user password has not yet been set, the master passcode must be entered. See your authorized dealer for master passcode entry. 

If the entry is correct, the vehicle can be operated as normal. If the entry is incorrect, the Ride Command screen will display "Incorrect Passcode. Try again." If more than five unsuccessful attempts are made, the Ride Command screen will display "Too many passcode attempts. System will shut down." This will require an ignition cycle before further attempts can be made.

Changing Your Passcode on Ride Command
Perform the following steps to change the vehicle passcode. Note that if a user passcode has not already been set,  the master passcode must be enter. See your authorized dealer for master passcode entry. 

1. Go to Settings by touching the Slingshot logo at the top of the screen and then touching the ALL SETTINGS button in the lower-right corner.

2. Select the VEHICLE tab on the left side of the screen and then select PASSCODE UNLOCK. 

3. Touch the CHANGE PASSCODE button. 

4. Follow the screen prompts to edit the vehicle passcode. 

If new passcode verification is successful, the Ride Command screen will display "New code accepted." The new user passcode may now be used to unlock vehicle operation.

If the new passcode verification is unsuccessful, the Ride Command screen will display "Enter Current Code," and you will need to re-enter the new passcode.

If the second verification attempt is unsuccessful, the Ride Command screen will display "New codes did not match," and the screen will prompt you to enter and verify a new passcode again.

Passcode Entry on the Instrument Cluster
If your vehicle is not equipped with a Ride Command display, the instrument cluster is used to enter/edit passcodes if the key fob is not within range. 

Slingshot Instrument Cluster

If the key fob is not found by the Vehicle Control Module (VCM), the instrument cluster will prompt the operator to enter a passcode to unlock vehicle operation.

1. "ENTER PASSCODE" will appear on the screen. 

2. Use the Up and Down toggle buttons to the right of the instrument cluster to increment 0 through 9 for the first (left-most) digit of your user passcode or the master passcode. If a user passcode has not been set, the master passcode must be entered. 

3. Push the MODE button to accept the current number and then toggle up or down to select the next number. 

4. Repeat this procedure to enter the remaining three numbers. 

If the passcode entry is correct, the vehicle can be operated as normal.

If the passcode is incorrect, "WRONG PASSCODE" will appear on the screen, and you will be prompted to re-enter the passcode. If more than five unsuccessful entry attempts are made, the screen will show "ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED." This will require an ignition cycle before further attempts can be made.

Changing Your Passcode on the Instrument Cluster
Perform the following steps to change the vehicle passcode. 

1. Press and hold the MODE button. This will bring you to the Settings page. 

2. Use the Up and Down toggle buttons to scroll until the screen displays "CHANGE PASSCODE." Press the MODE button to select. 

3. The screen will display "ENTER CURRENT PASSCODE." Use the Up and Down toggle buttons to increment 0 through 9 for the first (left-most) digit of your current user passcode or the master passcode. If a user passcode has not been set, the master passcode must be entered. 

4. Push the MODE button to accept the current number and then toggle up or down to select the next number.

5. Repeat the procedure to enter the remaining three numbers.

6. If the passcode is accepted, the screen will display "ENTER NEW PASSCODE."

7. Enter a new passcode using the procedure outlined in steps 3-5. 

8. Once complete, the screen will display "VERIFY NEW PASSCODE." Re-enter the same new passcode.

If the two passcode entries match, the screen will display "PASSCODE CHANGE SUCCESSFUL." The new passcode may now be used to unlock vehicle operation.

If the two passcode entries do not match, the screen will display "WRONG PASSCODE," and the screen will prompt you to make another attempt.

If the second attempt is unsuccessful, the screen will display "PASSCODES DO NOT MATCH" and will prompt you to "ENTER NEW PASSCODE" again (restarting the process at step 6 above).

Contact your Slingshot Dealer with any questions or to retrieve your master code. Find a dealer near you with the Dealer Locator.
More information can be found in your Owner's Manual.

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