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Old 01-31-2010, 09:47 PM
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Okay so I picked up my 2005 Cobalt from the local mechanic earlier today. I got some new tires and an oil change while I was there.

I get into the car, notice the Oil Life system percentage on the DIC was not reset. Now, at the time I didn't realize it was so easy to reset myself (and my local mechanic had always reset it for me whenever I got an oil change there). So I go back to the counter, an anonymous tech came out and sat in my cobalt for what must have been a good fifteen minutes. I see him fiddling with the DIC while flipping through the owner's manual. Eventually he gives up and goes to get a more senior guy, who comes out and does it lickity split.

I get in, the oil life system is 100%. I check the manual really quick and feel a little silly since the instructions are right there but oh well. I turn on my car, put it into reverse, and notice the doors did not automatically lock. Similarly, if I lock the doors while in drive and put the car into park, the doors do not unlock.

I checked the manual and it says that the feature where the doors lock automatically when going from park to drive/reverse can't be disabled. I go get the senior mechanic guy again asking him if he knows what happens and he's pretty clueless. He said he'd call a dealer Monday.

My question is what the heck did they do? Could the first mechanic's fiddling have shorted something out? Has anyone else had this happen?
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:01 PM
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Personalization

The following options can be accessed in order by pressing the MENU button anytime while the vehicle is in ON. Pressing the INFO and RESET/SELECT buttons at the same time provides the MENU switch function. Press the MENU button to scroll through each option. All of the personalization options may not be available on your vehicle. Only the options available will be displayed on your driver information center (DIC).
Oil Life Monitor Reset

Units Selection (English/Metric)

Remote Start Capability

Horn Chirp During Remote Keyless Entry Locking

Horn Chirp During Remote Keyless Entry Unlocking

Exterior Light Flash During Remote Keyless Entry Locking or Unlocking

Delayed Locking

Automatic Vehicle Unlocking: Specific Doors

Automatic Vehicle Unlocking: When Key is Off or When Shift To Park

Exterior Perimeter Lighting During Remote Keyless Entry Unlock

Security System Passive or Remote Keyless Entry Arming

Select Language: (English, French, Spanish or German)

- The SET/RESET button is used to reset certain functions and turn OFF or acknowledge messages on the DIC display. The ENTER button also toggles through the options available in each personalization menu. When the desired option is reached, use the SET/RESET button to toggle between the modes of that option. To make a selection, press the INFO button again.

- If no selection is made within 10 seconds, the display will revert back to the previous information displayed.

- The MENU mode is exited when the INFO button is pressed, a 10 second time period has elapsed, the ignition is turned to OFF, or the end of the MENU list is reached.
The following display messages may appear on your vehicle's driver information center (DIC) by pressing the MENU button:
OIL LIFE RESET: When this option is displayed you can reset the Oil Life Monitor system. To reset the system to 100 percent, press and hold the SET/RESET button for at least 1 second. An ACKNOWLEDGED display message will appear for 3 seconds or until the next button is pressed. This will tell you the system has been reset.

UNITS: When UNITS appears on the display, press the SET/RESET button to move between Metric or English. When you have made your choice, press the INFO button to record your selection. The initial setting from the factory is English. If you choose English, all information will be displayed in English units. For example, distance in miles and fuel economy in miles per gallon is displayed. If you choose metric, all information will be displayed in metric units. For example, distance in kilometers and fuel economy in liters per 100 kilometers is displayed. The unit measurement will also change the trip odometer, temperature, and average fuel economy displays.

REMOTE START: The remote start feature, if equipped, can be enabled or disabled. When REMOTE START appears on the DIC personalization display, press the SET/RESET button to move between OFF and ON. When you have made your choice, press the INFO button to record your selection. The initial setting from the factory is ON.

LOCK HORN: If your vehicle has remote keyless entry, this feature which allows the vehicle horn to chirp every time the LOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed, can be enabled or disabled. When LOCK HORN appears on the display, press the SET/RESET button to move between ON and OFF. When you have made your choice, press the INFO button to record your selection. The initial setting from the factory is ON.

UNLOCK HORN: If your vehicle has remote keyless entry, this feature which allows the vehicle horn to chirp every time the UNLOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed, can be enabled or disabled. When UNLOCK HORN appears on the display, press the SET/RESET button to move between ON and OFF. When you have made your choice, press the INFO button to record your selection. The initial setting from the factory is OFF.

LIGHT FLASH: If your vehicle has remote keyless entry, this feature which allows the vehicle exterior perimeter lighting to flash every time the LOCK or UNLOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed, can be enabled or disabled. When LIGHT FLASH appears on the display, press the SET/RESET button to move between OFF and ON. When you have made your choice, press the INFO button to record your selection. The initial setting from the factory is ON.

DELAY LOCK: The delayed locking feature, which delays the actual locking of the vehicle, can be enabled or disabled. When DELAY LOCK appears on the display, use the SET/RESET button to move between OFF and ON. When you have made your choice, press the INFO button to record your selection. The doors will not lock until five seconds after the last door is closed. The initial setting from the factory is ON.

AUTO UNLK: The automatic door unlocking feature, which allows the vehicle to automatically unlock certain doors, can be enabled or disabled. When AUTO UNLK appears on the display, use the SET/RESET button to move between: ALL, DRVR, or NONE. When you have made your choice, press and the INFO button to record your selection. The initial setting from the factory is ALL.

UNLK: This feature determines when the automatic door unlocking will occur, when either the key is turned to OFF or the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P). When UNLK appears on the display, use the SET/RESET button to move between KEY OFF and SHIFT TO P. When you have made your choice, press the INFO button to record your selection. The initial setting from the factory is SHIFT TO P.

EXT LIGHTS: If your vehicle has remote keyless entry, this feature, which allows the vehicle exterior perimeter lighting to turn ON each time the UNLOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed, can be enabled or disabled. When EXT LIGHTS appears on the display, use the SET/RESET button to move between ON and OFF. When you have made your choice, press the INFO button to record your selection. The initial setting from the factory is ON.

SECURITY: If your vehicle has the remote keyless entry system, this feature allows you to select the method used to arm the vehicle security system. When SECURITY appears on the display, use the SET/RESET button to move between RKE and PASSIVE. When you have made your choice, press the INFO button to record your selection.

LANGUAGE: To select your choice of language, use the SET/RESET button to move between the optional languages. The languages are English, French, German and Spanish. Choosing a language will display all of the information on the DIC in the desired language. When you have made your choice, press the INFO button for at least one second to record your selection. The initial setting from the factory is ENGLISH.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:52 PM
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I appreciate the DIC copy paste from the manual but unfortunately there is no DIC option for the feature I am talking about. Fiddling with 'AUTO UNLK' hoping that it rests something somewhere gives no success.

The manual specifically states that there is no DIC option to enable/disable the doors locking when going from park to drive.

I'm going to call up the dealer myself, probably end up taking it in for a diagnostic test and (i'm assuming) they have some sort of way to quickly reprogram the feature I'm talking about. I'll post the results when I get around to it sometime this week.
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