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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 07:38 PM
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Re: Tip: Changing Automatic door lock modes

I have a 2009 Canyon crew cab and it works just like the original poster said except: there is no option to disable the system completely. Figures though.... the one option that anyone in their right mind would ever want will not work on mine.

Hadn't thought about removing the fuse though. I assumed from the start that would be way too easy! It is "illegal" to remove any "safety" features in the car and unfortunately there are just more and more safety measures on the way in the coming years.

DRL, autolocks, TPMS, LOTS and lots of airbags and active head restraints are just some of what every vehicle is going to have to have, and to be honest it wouldn't surprise me if lane keep assist and automatic brakes, that "sense" when the vehicle in front suddenly slows down, would start showing up in newer vehicles. On a good note though, I do love the idea of keyless entry. I wish that had gotten popular already so less expensive cars had that too.
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post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 11:13 AM
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Re: Tip: Changing Automatic door lock modes

overtime people will find way to DISABLE some of these things.i hate door lock thing.i disabled my ABS on my silverado.i had a lot of trouble in woods with ABS .so i pulled fuse and had great brakes for 10 years.local police almost ran into me with ABS chevy impala and i almost ran into local police with SILVERADO with aBS.
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post #23 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 07:59 PM
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Re: Tip: Changing Automatic door lock modes

tried on my 06 collie- no go; its the death of the farm truck!, do you know how annoying it is to go into the field do do some work, only to find that you have to unlock the doors to allow someone out of the truck, the chimes goes nuts, because you are in gear with a door open?!

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post #24 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-13-2009, 03:36 PM
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Re: Tip: Changing Automatic door lock modes

This is THE most annoying thing about my new truck & the first thing I did was consult the owner's manual & found what others have already posted. If anyone finds a way to disable this without loosing the keyless entry or driver's window operaton, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!! Thanks!

I'd also like to find wiring diagrams for this truck. Coming up with a service manual for this has been far more elusive than for any other makes I've owned (Dodge, Ford, Nissan, Honda & Mitsubishi). In all those cases I could get a CD on line or from eBay for not much $$.

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post #25 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-13-2009, 09:59 PM
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ssg has posted wiring diagram info before.look under topics at start of techinical ,it may be there.some say the gm tech may be able to disable it thru the computer thing.i agree its worst piece of crap i ever saw in truck.i also hate it.
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post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 12:23 AM
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Re: Tip: Changing Automatic door lock modes

Hey, Im haveing problems with my door sensor on my 2007 Chevy Colorado Extreme. It is saying my doors are open when they are closed, I have tried everything to get this sensor to shut off but I have found nothing. Can anyone help me, thanks
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post #27 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-26-2011, 12:37 PM
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Re: Tip: Changing Automatic door lock modes

Judging by the wiring diagram, the BCM controls the door locks when the car goes into drive mode, but I think it also controls them when the remote is used for the door locks.

If A11 and A12 from the BCM are cut, then that may disable both. It looks like the best way to disable is to prevent the BCM from recognizing that the vehicle has been put into drive mode, or reprogram the BCM.
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post #28 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 11:49 AM
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Re: Tip: Changing Automatic door lock modes

'06 Z71, the instructions worked perfect.

The thing is that we only get to chose from the 3 option list.

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The design of your car also affects safety. Fancy a cab, with the most modern equipment, is much more likely to fall into the low season it looks as if she does not hide anything of value. If you need to keep a luxury, such as snowmobiles and four-wheeled vehicles, property, do everything possible to store safely. Do not leave them in a shed with the door open, or is there a chance you may already have left the days of his return. If your cabin is used seasonally, seal all when you leave. Consider the possibility of boarding up windows and doors.

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post #30 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-28-2011, 02:02 PM
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I am perplexed by the way my power locks are behaving. I have tried all the settings for the door locks, and they previously worked. Now, however, no matter what mode it's on, the doors will not unlock when I put the auto transmission in Park. Also, the remote keyless entry will lock the doors, but will not unlock any of the doors. The lights still flash (since it's set to that option), but the locks won't budge. I'm thinking this might be a problem for the dealership to have a look at. Anyone have any ideas?
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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-02-2011, 12:46 PM
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So still no workaround on the Auto Locks?
Just have the 3 choices but none are to disable this annoyance!

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Was just searching for an answer to this same question, and came upon this thread. Great forum, but sucks that these can't be disabled in newer trucks. Confirm that in '07, there's no option to have the doors not lock when you put it in Drive.

Effing stupid! Who thought of this? I like some of the "automatic" features of newer vehicles, like the auto headlights, but this door locks thing is beyond retarded. What if you pass out in your car, or have a heart attack, or your car is on fire or something, and some passing samaritan tries to drag you out but can't, because you're not conscious to unlock the doors? What, they're supposed to find a rock and break the window to get you out? Dumbest "safety" feature ever! Also sucks to have to put the vehicle in park every time you want to let the passenger out, or mess with the button. My foot on the brake's not good enough? What if they want to "tuck & roll"?

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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-30-2014, 05:58 PM
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Take the door panel off and cut the ground wire at the solenoid, should take about 10 minutes per side. Did mine last spring and all is good 5,000 miles later.
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post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-30-2014, 06:07 PM
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Do the doors lock/unlock normally using the driver's and passenger's door mounted switches?
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