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VISTA-10P/6160 cannot enter programming mode

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Hi DIYer,

I just moved in this house last month. There is a VISTA-10P with a 6148 Keypad. I could arm the system without entering any code. The system works fine. However, I cannot disarm the system because I don't have the master code or installer code. I tried the 1234 and 4112. None can work. The only way to disarm the system is to use the 2580 code. And I don't really want to use that code. I learned that 6148 is not a programming keypad. So I purchased a 6160 keypad in order to reset the master code and the installer code. Here is what I did:

1. I replaced the 6148 with 6160. The system is powered off, of course.

2. I turn on the AC power only, change the address to 16.

3. Power cycle again. The 6160 indicates "busy - standby d1". I tried to ignore that message and move forward to press and hold the * and # key at the same time. The keypad feedbacked one beep.

4. After a while, the 'busy - standby d1' message gone. Then indicated the 'comm failure'. Of course. the line is cut by the someone else. No problem. But I still cannot enter the program mode. Once the 'busy - standby' message gone, I cannot press and hold the * and # key because it will turn on the siren....

Here is my question:

1. I don't know the address of that old 6148 keypad. After the 6148 is took out from the system, is that address still in the system? Does it matter? Can I use 16 as the address of new 6160 keypad?

2. Is the programming mode locked out by *98 code? If yes, how to completely reset the system?

Thanks in advance!


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