If the test was successful, the display will read “Test Passed”. You now have 2 minutes to start the vehicle.
If the test was unsuccessful, the display may read “Blow test error, Please try again”. This message indicates the person providing the sample was not blowing into the device hard enough or long enough to complete the test. You may immediately attempt another breath test.
The display may also read “Test failed”. Wait for the system to reset and try again. Depending on the regulations in your state you will be given a specific number of opportunities to pass the test. If you are unable to pass the test with the allotted number of attempts, the unit will lockout for a preset amount of time. Once the lockout is over you will be given another series of attempts to pass the test.
After the vehicle has been running for a predetermined period, the device will beep and the display will read “Please blow rolling test”. The display will also show a countdown indicating the amount of time available to complete the rolling test. You must successfully deliver a breath sample in order to complete the test. The breath sample process is the same as the initial test.
The display will again show “Measuring Sample” and a progress bar. You will also receive one of the test result prompts described in the Test Result section of this guide.
Additional rolling retests will occur randomly during the operation of the vehicle depending on your state’s requirements.
If you miss or fail a rolling retest the unit WILL NOT stop your vehicle, however, your vehicle’s horn will sound, the headlights will flash and an audible tone will be emitted from the unit until the vehicle is stopped. A new breath test will be required to restart the vehicle. If your state’s requirements do not allow for the use of the vehicle’s horn or headlights then they will not be activated.
(IT IS RECOMMENDED WHEN A RETEST REQUEST OCCURS YOU SHOULD SAFELY STOP YOUR VEHICLE AT THE SIDE OF THE ROADWAY TO CONDUCT THE TEST. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE TEST, SAFELY RESUME YOUR TRAVEL.)
The system indicates the next service appointment every time it prepares for a test.
* You are required by the state to have your device serviced at regular intervals.
Your next appointment, as scheduled on your paperwork, should be the same as the date in the display. Should the system reset the service days, the date displayed on the unit will change to indicate the day the unit will lock out. * If the unit enters the stop service mode, you will need to contact EZ Interlock LLC. for assistance.
Violations and Early Service Recalls:
Certain events will cause the interlock device to automatically enter an early service recall state. The interlock device must be reset within a certain number of days to prevent it from entering a stop service mode. IF THE INTERLOCK DEVICE ENTERS STOP SERVICE MODE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE DEVICE OR START YOUR VEHICLE.
If the event of an early service recall OR stop service mode, you must call EZ Interlock, Inc. at 480.809.6202 to report the early service and to schedule an appointment to have the interlock device reset. You may also be provided with a code that can be entered into your interlock that will reset the device. The following circumstances may cause an early service:
- Attempting to start your vehicle prior to taking a breath test or tampering with the device will cause a start violation. You will have 5 days to have the device serviced before it enters the Stop Service mode.
- Failing or refusing a rolling retest will result in a retest violation. You will have to have the device serviced before it enters the Stop Service mode.
- Repeatedly disconnecting the vehicle’s battery or having maintenance work done to the vehicle can also cause the unit to enter the early service mode. If this happens, you will have to have the device serviced before it enters the Stop Service mode.
- If you have too many fails within the monitoring period a BrAC violation will occur. You will have to have the device serviced before it enters the Stop Service mode.
Only mouthpieces obtained from EZ Interlock, Inc. may be used in your interlock device’s sample head.
The sample head is the portion of the interlock device that accepts your breath sample. An LCD screen on the face of the head provides user information such as service dates, error messages, test results, and test instructions. Three buttons located beneath the screen allow the user to enter service codes. These buttons are not normally used during operation of the device. Please contact EZ Interlock prior to entering a code. The sample head should be taken out of the vehicle when it is not in use.
The coiled cord is the cable that connects the head to the data logger. The ring connectors on the head and coiled cord can be detached by pulling down on silver ring nut and gently pulling the cable out of the head unit so that the head can be used wirelessly or taken out of the vehicle. Make sure the coiled cord is placed in a secure location when the head is not connected in order to avoid damage. It is also a good idea to check the connectors on the head and coiled cord for dirt and debris regularly as either could prevent the device from functioning properly.
The data logger is the portion of the unit that contains the starter, horn, and headlight relays. It also contains secondary data storage. This prevents complete data loss in the event of a sample head malfunction. This portion of the device is located under the dash of your vehicle and is not accessible to the user.
If it becomes necessary to repair or replace defective equipment, please contact EZ Interlock, Inc. to schedule a service appointment at your earliest convenience.