How do I enable the receiver in a 6160RF?

The 6160RF is a Honeywell 2-Line 32 Character Alpha Numeric display with a built in High receiver as well as a transceiver. The High receiver will support as many RF zones as the alarm control panel will allow, and the transceiver sends system status to bi-directional wireless devices such as the 5828, 5828V, 5804BD, 5804BDV.

To enable the receiver, power the keypad down and back up, and within 60 seconds, press and hold down the 1 and 3 keys until the display shows CON ADDRESS = ?? (where ?? indicates the current keypad address). This keypad tends to exit program mode after only a few seconds of inactivity, so follow these steps quickly:

1. CON ADDRESS = ?? If the keypad is connected to an alarm system and has been working as a keypad, you can simply press * to go to the next prompt. If not, set an appropriate address for your alarm panel. The Vista-15P and Vista-20P series panels support addresses 16 - 23, the Vista-40, Vista-50P, Vista 128, and Vista 250 version panels support keypad addresses starting at 00

2. RECEIVER ON - Press 1, then *

3. REC ADDRESS - For Vista-10P/15P/20P/21iP panels, enter 00 then press *, for the Vista-128BPT/1250BPT (or other similar addressable panels), it is recommended to set this to 07, then press *. You need to be sure there are no other devices connected to your keypad bus that are set to this address, and you will also need to be sure this device address is enabled as a type 03, RF Expander in the panel's device programming.

4. HIGH SECURITY OFF - Enter 0, then press *. It is very unlikely you want this feature enabled. If you have RF devices that are working, such as doors and motions, but keyfobs that are not working even though all the programming is correct, this is likely the culprit, and I would suggest turning this feature off.

5. DISABLE HS DEV - Enter 0, then press *. You may need to press the * key multiple times to exit the keypad programming.

The display should return to normal system status. At this point, program and test all wireless devices.

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Bam. Thank you Julia from saving me for many more hours of frustration thinking I just simply couldn’t figure it out. New panel arrived and within 5 minutes all was working as it should!
You're welcome.
Thank you again. Ordered a new one and will see if that is the issue. Will post back with an update!
Yes, I do think it's a bad 6160RF. I wish they had put in an option to factory default the 6160RF keypads, but they did not. Often times on a 6150RF, if you're having wireless issues, you can factory default the keypad, and it will solve the issue. No such luck on the 6160RF though.
Thank you very much Julia! I went through and did some additional tests. First answering your earlier questions. Yes the keypad works perfectly fine (absent the wireless components). When I plug/unplug the keypad and go though the prompts quickly I don’t get the house ID prompt. Here are some additional steps I took though to try to help further isolate the issue. I enabled 2 wireless zones as supervised rf (3) and manually added the 5800mini serials. Couldn’t get it to automatically pull the serial by tripping it. No notices came through when i trip either one of them. I then unplugged the keypad and saw that on the others I get a check 100 rf. When i plug it back in it goes away. I then disabled the keypad upon boot and finished the setup. I got a check 100 rf as expected. I then rebooted the keypad and enabled it plus set the keypad #, enabled the receiver, set rec address to 00 and * out of the rest of the menu. Back to normal again. All the wired zones work, the keypad is fully functional, no codes and also no zones showing tripped even when I trip the wireless ones that are enabled (zone 20 and 21). So with all of this seems like the panel is connecting to the rd keypad but the keypad rf isn’t working? Reason I jump here is nothing being tripped and the chances of having 4 bad 5800 mini’s and 2 glass break sensors (others I have tested) is pretty slim. Think the keypad is just a bad one?
Hi Matt, the 6160RF can be a little tricky to program. When you set it to address 22 (as a keypad) does the keypad portion of the unit work properly? If so, we know the wiring and communication between the 6160RF and the 20P are good. When you're going through the setup of the 6160RF, do you see the House ID = Prompt? If you do, this means the receiver in the 6160RF has been disabled. Go back, and be sure that it is enabled, and that it is set to address 00, as you said. I find the prompts in the 6160RF to be somewhat confusing, so I always walk customers through setting each option to what I want it to be, rather than trying to read what the option is set for, and leaving it alone if I think it's set correctly. So, power down and up, press 1 and 3, then at Console Address, press 22 then *, at receiver enable, press 1 then *, at receiver address, press 00 then *, and so on, all the way through programming. Also, the 6160RF tends to exit programming with very little inactivity, so you have to go through the process fairly quickly. If it exits programming before you're finished, none of your settings will be saved. Good luck!
I am having a horrible time trying to get my 6160rf panel enabled with my vista 20p. Replacing a working 6160 and doing so to add wireless components that were not hard wired into my existing house. Panel is set at #22 not in conflict with either of the other 2 panels. Have the receiver turned on, the rec address as 00. House ID skips in panel setup (also went in and changed it at one point to try and see if I can isolate the issue (*24). Even got a few other wireless sensors and enabled those thinking maybe the 2 glass breaks I got were bad. Just can’t figure out if it’s a bad keypad itself, if the panel isn’t finding the wireless portion of the keypad, or why I can’t seem to connect the keypad with the wireless sensors. Any help would be appreciated.
Sorry! But we do have them available, if you need to buy one! :)
You are correct. it is not an RF. I guess that solves that. Thanks. :)
To me, it sounds like you have a 6160, not a 6160RF. Assuming you're following the steps above quickly enough, as soon as you enter your keypad address, then press *, you should see Receiver Enable?. If you're not, I suspect it's because there is no receiver to enable. Have you taken the keypad apart and checked the part number inside? Also, a 6160RF will have an antenna wire on 2 sides, which sticks out a bit past the printed circuit board of the keypad, do you see these?
Newbie here.. I'm trying to clear the "Check 100 RF Receiver" on my Honeywell 6160 RF Panel. I've tried several times to power down and press 1 & 3 to get into programming. I can set the CON address but when I press * I get nothing else. Screen goes blank and goes back to powering up. I'd like to get to additional menus to check the receiver address and to enable it or disable it. Any ideas?
I would imagine that is because you have partitions enabled or at least have the partition display enabled. What system do you have?
My Honeywell 6160 keypad does not display the normal screen itsdisplaying a number one on the upper left corner next to the word disarmed
What was the address before you changed it? Has this keypad ever worked on an alarm system at any address? If so, what address? What alarm panel is this connected to?
Honeywell 6162rf blank screen. Screen is lit up and the red and green leds on the right hand side are both on. I power the unit down, plug it back in hold 1 and 3 and nothing happens. I can not get any combinations of buttons to do anything. Right before it did this I changed the address to 16 i re check all wires and disconnecting the green and yellow will not change anything

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