SmartKey Starter Valet mode (Remote Start Off)
Resources for putting SmartKey Starter® remote start in valet mode (Remote Start: Off)
Valet mode (Remote Start: Off) is REQUIRED before servicing vehicle or parking vehicle in a location where it should not be automatically or remotely started. See below for instructions:
Valet mode is an important safety feature that will prevent the SmartKey Starter® from remote / auto starting the vehicle. In other words, valet mode turns the remote start off. There are different ways to put your vehicle in valet mode depending on the SKU and firmware version.
Important note when using valet mode (remote start off): After activating valet mode (remote start off) it is critical that you test the remote start using your OEM key to verify that the remote start is disabled.
The version # is located on the SmartKey Starter® module. There will be a V followed by a number. If you have questions about which SKU, part #, or version number you have, please contact Mid City Engineering by emailing email@example.com or calling 312-421-1114. To determine SKU based on vehicle model, click here and select the vehicle. Please note that this application chart will only tell you the current SKU.
For V24 - V322 “metal box” units, click here for owners manual detailing how to use valet mode.
Please note: this includes all SmartKey Starter® systems with a physical valet switch: SKS164C, SKS164D, SKS211C, SKS211D, SKS221C, SKS221D, SKS906C, SKS906D, SKS906CRV, SKS906-SMRT-B, SKS204C, SKS204D, SKS166C, SKS166D, SKS220C, SKS220D. Please note: there are variations of these SKUs based on distributor, location, or custom firmware. The important demarcation that these instructions are for SKUs without an NG in the SKU.
For SKSNG (SmartKey Starter® Next Generation) SKUs (with NG in the part # -SKSNG204D3, SKSNG204D4, SKSNG204D4T, SKSNG221D3, SKSNG204D4, SKSNG204D4, SKSNG222D4, SKSNG166D3, SKSNG166D4T, SKSNG447, SKSNG907, SKSNG907RV, SKSNG231D4, SKSNG197D4- Please note: there may be variations of your part # based on distributor, location, or custom firmware- however, the base part # will be the same and the important demarcation are the letters ‘NG’ in the SKU ) V4.5-5.26, click here for valet mode instructions
Note: this method uses the volume and mute buttons on the steering wheel, if you have a 2019+ Sprinter without the volume and mute buttons on the steering wheel, click here for valet mode instructions
For SKSNG SKUs V4.3-4.49, click here for owners manual with options settings procedure to turn on valet mode (remote start off).