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Well, after a few threads about people not knowing about features that can be programed by owners without the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), I scanned my owners manual with the ones contained in there.
Just FYI, this is out of a 2005 manual, so other years may be different. Some may even work on older generations.
I have heard of a few more that others have found, but did not include them, since I can't verify them. The only one of these that I have not done is the last (I don't have auto climate control)



Customer Key Programming

You can program new sentry keys to the system if you have two valid sentry keys by performing the following procedure:

1. Cut the additional Sentry Key Transponder blank(s) to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.

2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch ON for at least 3 seconds but no longer than 15 seconds. Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the first key.

3. Insert the second valid key and turn the ignition switch ON within 15 seconds. After ten seconds a chime will sound and the Theft Alarm Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the second key.

4. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch ON within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds a single chime will sound. The Theft Alarm Light will stop flashing, turn on for 3 seconds; then turn off.

The new Sentry Key has been programmed. The Keyless Entry Transmitter will also be programmed during this procedure.
Repeat this procedure to program up to a total of 8 keys. If you do not have a programmed sentry key, contact your dealer for details.
NOTE: If a programmed key has been lost, see your dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the systems memory. The remaining keys must then repro-grammed. This will prevent the lost key from starting your vehicle. All vehicle keys must be taken to the dealer at the time of service to be reprogrammed.


The Automatic Door Locks can be enabled or disabled by performing the following procedure:

1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition switch.

2. Cycle the ignition switch ON/OFF four times ending i in the OFF position, (do not start the engine)

3. Within 10 seconds of the final cycle, press the interior driver's door lock switch to the LOCK position.

4. A single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming.

You can turn the feature back on by repeating the above mentioned procedure or by performing the procedure in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), Customer Programmable Features section on vehicles so equipped.


The Remote Unlock Driver's Door 1st feature can be enabled or disabled by performing the following procedure:

1. Press the UNLOCK button for 5 to 10 seconds.

2. While the UNLOCK button is pressed, (after 5 seconds) press the LOCK button. Release both buttons.

The "Remote Unlock Driver's Door 1st" feature can be reactivated by repeating the above mentioned procedure or by performing the procedure in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), Customer Programmable Features section on vehicles so equipped.


If desired, the "Sound Horn On Lock" feature can be turned on and off by performing the following procedure:

1. Press the LOCK button for 5 to 10 seconds.

2. While the LOCK button is pressed (after 5 seconds), press the PANIC button. Release both buttons.

The "Sound Horn On Lock" feature can be reactivated by repeating this procedure or by performing the procedure in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), Customer Programmable Features section on vehicles so equipped.


To Turn Off "Flash Lights On Lock/Unlock" — If Equipped

If desired, the "Flash Lights On Lock/Unlock" feature can be turned on and off by performing the following procedure:

1. Press the LOCK button for 5 to 10 seconds.

2. While the LOCK button is pressed, (after 5 seconds) press the UNLOCK button. Release both buttons.

The "Flash Lights On Lock/Unlock" feature can be reactivated by repeating this procedure or by performing the procedure in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), Customer Programmable Features section on vehicles so equipped. The table below explains the Lamp Flash options.


The Sliding Door Open Flash can be enabled or disabled by performing the following procedure:

1. Place the key in the ignition switch.

2. Cycle the ignition switch ON/OFF four times ending in the OFF position, (do not start the engine)

3. Within 10 seconds of the final cycle, press the hazard switch.

4. A single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming.

You can turn the feature back on by repeating the above mentioned procedure or by performing the procedure in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), Customer Programmable Features section on vehicles so equipped.


Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)

If the driver's seat belt has not been buckled within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will alert the driver to buckle their seat belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts. Once the warning is triggered, the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Warning Light for 96 seconds or until the driver's seat belt is buckled.

The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will be reactivated if the driver's seat belt is unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).

The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by following these steps:

NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first 60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON or RUN position. Daimler Chrysler does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert).

1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and buckle the driver's seat belt.

2. Turn the ignition key to the RUN position (engine does not need to be running), and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.

3. Within 60 seconds, unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver's seat belt at least three times, ending with the seat belt buckled.

4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming.

The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.

NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver's seat belt remains unfastened.


A/C Recirculation Programming

The recirculation control is programmed to cancel the recirculation mode when the ignition key is turned OFF and will reset to outside air mode when the ignition key is turned ON. The frequent use of outside air will help keep odors from building up within the air conditioner-heater housing. It is recommended that the recirculation mode be used as little as possible, especially in humid climates.

For hot and dry climates, or people who are allergic to pollen and find frequent use of the recirculation mode necessary, the recirculation mode can be programmed to not automatically reset to the outside mode by using the following procedures:

• Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.

• Set the mode control to "PANEL".

• Depress and hold in the "Rear Wipe/Wash" button.

• Start the engine, and continue to hold in the "Rear Wipe/Wash" button until the indicator light starts flashing repeatedly.

• Press the recirculation button until the indicator light remains lit.

• The selection will be stored when the ignition switch is turned OFF or if the "Rear Wipe/Wash" button is pressed.

If the recirculation indicator light is lit, the recirculation mode will not reset when the engine is started. If the recirculation indicator light is not lit, the recirculation mode will reset to the outside air mode when the engine is started. The programmed status can be changed back and forth by following the above mentioned procedure.


Automatic Climate Control

To provide you with maximum comfort in the automatic mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain off and "DELAY" will appear in the front ATC display until the engine warms up. Also, an estimate of the time remaining until the "DELAY" is over will appear periodically in the display. However, the fan will engage immediately if the defrost mode is selected or by rotating the blower control to any fixed blower speed.

This feature may be disabled using the following procedure:

• Press and hold the Heated Rear Window and Auto LO buttons for 5 seconds.

• The "DELAY" symbol will flash to indicate that the feature as been disabled.

This feature may be enabled using the following procedure:

• Press and hold the Heated Rear Window and Auto HI buttons for 5 seconds.

• The "DELAY" symbol will flash to indicate that the feature as been enabled.

Note: I am not telling anyone to do any of these. I am not responsible for any problems that may arise from this. Use at your on discretion.
 

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After trying a second time, I did find at least one function worked, unlock both sides with a single press of unlock. Maybe I did not stand close enough to the car. Jim
 

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Programming a transmitter (for those without sentry keys) would be helpful to have in here. I glanced at that in the owner's manual over the weekend, and stumbled across it while figuring out how to program the garage door opener.
 

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Great! I just changed the doors to ALL open on one click, and stopped the auto lock function.

Couldn't however get the seat belt chime to stop. I have a 2007 GC SXT and didn't find this info in my owner's manual.

Thanks!
 

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Works Great!

Even though I have an "export-specs" 2006 Town & Country Limited with no EVIC, I was able to program one touch all locks/unlocks, flash lights while doing so, and auto door look. I was not able to do the "horn" sound because my remote don't have the Panic button.

Thanks for sharing these great tips.
 

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Hi
When you talk about auto door lock..... do you mean the auto lock when the car is on the move and all doors lock at around 10mph
Cheers
Dave
 

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Hi
When you talk about auto door lock..... do you mean the auto lock when the car is on the move and all doors lock at around 10mph
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Dave
Yes, @ 18mph all doors will automatically lock when enabled.
When it is disabled, the doors stay in whatever position they are in when you start driving.
 

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Option to stop loud beeping when opening hatch?

Thanks blupupher for that valuable information. I use the remote to open the rear hatch and its a nice feature. But that loud beeping before it opens or closes the door..Yikes!!! Its so loud and obnoxious. So much that I often prefer to just open it manually.

Is there a way to turn this off, or at least lower the volume?

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Kreisman, I did not see anything about it in my manual.
I would imagine it is a safety feature that can't be disabled (aside from disconnectiong whatever beeps).
 

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Perfect! It all worked great on my new/used '02, except for the Enhanced Driver Seatbelt Use Reminder System, which I presume was introduced in a later model.

Thanks a bunch.

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I don't suppose there's a way to disable the daytime running lights is there?
This is a dealer only (or a mechanic with the appropriate scan tool) item. It is supposed to be as simple as changing the Country code in the BCM (Canada has DRL, US does not, and from some posts I have seen around, maybe a US Commercial Vehicle version that has DRL also).

sblack, mine took me 3 tries to get it to disable, so you may try it again and see, but it may be year specific. :ask_wsign :Shrugs:
 

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disabling driver seat belt chime

I tried the suggested method several times but couldn't get it to work.

Never got the single chime after going through procedure and turning the key to off for final time.

Also -- the seat belt chime doesn't stop after 96 seconds as listed.

Any ideas?

2005 Chrysler Town and Country LX:help_wsig

thanks
 

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Hi I Do Not Know Your Solution-but There Must Be One -sounds Like You Are Setting Off Your Alarm When You Open The Rear Door-does Not Happen On My 1999 T&c
 

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thanks!

hey thanks for the info, this is all very useful and i can't wait to try some of it, i read the owner's manual and only remember seeing the auto door lock info.
 
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