: Can I disable auto door locks?



brandonppr
03-23-08, 04:01 PM
I have an 07 and I hate auto door locks. Is there a way to disable them? The only thing I could find was to disable the auto unlock.

ewill3rd
03-23-08, 09:27 PM
I haven't tried it so I am not sure, but I found this in SI:


Subject: Disabling Auto Door Locks


Models: 2005-2008 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT

2005-2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Silverado Classic, Suburban, Tahoe

2005-2008 GMC Sierra, Sierra Classic, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali XL




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This PI was superseded to update model years and Recommendation/Instructions. Please discard PIT3189G.


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The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

Condition/Concern:
Some customers may comment that they are unable to override the automatic door locking feature. In prior model years, customers were able to select "Doors Lock Manually" from the DIC. However, starting in the 2005 model year, this selection was removed.

Recommendation/Instructions:
Since the 2005 model year, all BCM's (Body Control Modules) are programmed from the factory to allow two personalized door lock settings:

Setting 1: All doors lock when the transmission is shifted into gear.

Setting 2: All doors lock when the vehicle speed is greater than 8 mph (13 km/h).

New BCM calibrations have been released for the 2006-2008 model years to allow a Setting 3: No Automatic door locking (Manual). This setting should ONLY be turned on at the owner's request. Use the appropriate procedure below for the vehicle you are working on to disable the auto door lock feature.

Use the following procedure to turn on this feature for models:
• 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT

• 2007-2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe

• 2007-2008 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali XL

• Reprogram the BCM with updated calibrations currently available in Tis2Web. In some rare instances, the calibrations may not be available in Tis2Web and Techline Customer Support should be contacted to obtain the calibrations. When at the "Calibration Selection" screen in Tis2Web select the "locking" tab (should be highlighted in Red) and pick the calibration listed as "(Per customer request only) Auto Door Lock option ENABLED on DIC".

• On vehicles equipped with steering wheel controls (RPO UK3), DIC control buttons are included. Use the DIC buttons to scroll through the personalization settings to the "Auto Door Lock" feature. There will be to two different settings: "Lock with speed" or "Lock in gear". You will notice there is NO new setting but also there will be no "check marks" next to any of the settings. This means the auto door lock feature is disabled. If there is a "check mark" next to one of the "Auto Door Lock" selections then the only way to remove the "check mark" is to scroll to "Factory Settings" and select "Restore", this will remove the "check mark" thus disabling the "Auto Door Lock" feature.


Note: Please keep in mind that if "Factory Settings Restored" is selected it will change all of the other personalization settings back to the factory settings and they will need to be reset back to the owners settings.


• On vehicles without the DIC control buttons once the BCM is reprogrammed with the new calibration the "Auto Door Locks" will be disabled and can not be turned back on unless the BCM is reprogrammed back with the previous calibration.

Use the following procedure to turn on this feature for models:
• 2006 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT

• 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe

• 2006-2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

• 2006-2007 GMC Sierra Classic

• 2006 GMC Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali XL


Note: NO new calibrations are available for the 2005 models or vehicles with manual transmissions.


Reprogram the BCM with updated calibrations currently available in Tis2Web. When at the "Calibration Selection" screen in Tis2Web select the "locking" tab (should be highlighted in Red) and pick the calibration listed "(Per customer request only) Auto Door Lock option ENABLED on DIC".

On vehicles with Steering Wheel Controls (RPO UK3) use the controls to scroll through the personalization setting to the "Auto Door Lock" feature. There will be a new "Manual" selection now available to choose, along with the two previous selections "In Gear" and "With Speed".

On vehicles Without Steering Wheel Controls (RPO UK3) enter the door lock programming mode, procedure located in section 2 of the owners manual. Once in the programming mode press the lock side of the drivers power door lock switch, you will hear either one, two or NO chimes. One chime indicates you are in Setting 1 (lock in gear), Two chimes you are in Setting 2 (lock with speed) and NO chimes you are in Setting 3 (Manual). Continue to press the door lock switch to scroll through the 3 different selections until you hear the desired setting and then exit the programming mode by turning the ignition key on.

brandonppr
03-24-08, 09:13 AM
Thanks for the info.

hcvone
03-24-08, 10:16 AM
I did not like it at first either, because taking the trash out or getting the mail, have some real long driveways, was always unlocking, but after a few weeks I got used to it and now like the fact that they lock.