Am I locked out of programming on my VISTA?

You can not get into programming if the system is armed! The only way to verify if you are locked out is to try to enter data programming mode. Enter your installer code followed by 800. If you see "Installer Code 20" or "20" on the keypad display you are not locked out! Then you can press *20 and enter a new installer code in order to change the installer code. Then press *99 to exit programming. When you exit using this method it will allow you back into programming using the installer code followed by 800. If you are not sure what your installer code is you can try the default '4112.' If this is not working either you can execute the back door method.

It is important that the system is fully powered down and the keypads are totally blank. Then reapply battery followed by AC power. Within 50 seconds of booting up you need to press * and # simultaneously. The only way that this would trigger a panic is if these keys are held after the first 50 seconds of the reboot so make sure you are doing this just after power cycling the system. You may want to do this with a partner at the panel if you are not able to get to the panel in time.

**Please note: If you are hearing a long error tone after you enter the sequence that means you are locked out. The only way to get back in is to try the back door method. If that is not working than you will need to contact the original installer or purchase a new panel.**

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Correct, if the back door method does not work you need to contact the installer or replace the panel.
I think I completely followed the above instruction. I did press and hold the *# key within 50sec after powered up. My 6160 keypad indicated "busy - standby d1" and gave me a long beep when I hold the *# keys. Does it mean I am totally locked out?
No problem, feel free to search the website for the install manuals of the other keypads you have installed. Addressing them is quite easy.
Thank You. I found that one o the keypads may have a conflicting address or something. (I need to troubleshoot it.) I disconnected all but one keypad and everything is proper now. Thanks for your help.
You'll need to press * and # within 50 seconds of powering the system up. Is the system giving a long beep when trying to enter this command after powering up? If so you may be fully locked out of programming.
On trying to enter program mode I can only get five digits of the seven (e.g. 4112 8) then the keypad stops working. I tried the back door method and am not sure when to hit the * and #. I've tried both when the system is first turned on and after the "disarmed" script comes up. Any ideas? Thanks Rick
Yes, the console mode is the keypad emulation for the Tuxedo. It should be under Security > More Choices. As for whether the *98 fully locks you out of programming, it depends on the programming of the panel. Do you have a regular console keypad in addition to the Tuxedo?
I do not have a physical panel, I only have a touch screen. Im assuming the tuxedo panel will emulate the keys of a physical panel, but does the "no re-entry" option close programming to the panel with a *98 or *99 command? If it is with a *98, will the backdoor method work, or should I just buy another vista 20p panel?
Have you tried entering programming mode through the console mode by pressing 4112 + 800?
I have purchased a tuxedo touch, programmed a wireless door sensor, and saved config. It then asked me if I wanted to allow for re-entry. I pressed no, and now I cant get back into programming after reboot. What can I do to program?

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