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disable panic button on keyfob 2011 caravan

to disable the panic button on the keyfob simply pry the key fob apart after removing the key...... then take the unit apart....remove the cap underneath the panic button and bingo .... pressing the panic button does nothing.... no more accidental panic alarm activations.
 

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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.
It was thoughtful of you to do this but I wonder if it just further discourages reading of the Owner's Manual in the glove compartment?

It is obvious from a lot of the posts here that owners don't much read them:)
 

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About the seatbelt chime, just FYI, I turned off the enhanced warning chime, but it still beeps at startup, so I disconnected the electrical connector at the seatbelt latch (the part with the button on it). I had to unscrew the trim panel on the right side of the driver's seat to get to the connector. All I had to do was unplug/disconnect it, I didn't have to short any wires together. i do use my seatbelt, I actually think seatbelts are a good safety device (as opposed to "electronic stability control" but that's another discussion), but now I can start my van and then take my time putting my seatbelt on without the chime annoying me. I had to override it - it was just too annoying :nut: bing bing bing aaaaaugh!
 

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About the seatbelt chime, just FYI, I turned off the enhanced warning chime, but it still beeps at startup, so I disconnected the electrical connector at the seatbelt latch (the part with the button on it). I had to unscrew the trim panel on the right side of the driver's seat to get to the connector. All I had to do was unplug/disconnect it, I didn't have to short any wires together. i do use my seatbelt, I actually think seatbelts are a good safety device (as opposed to "electronic stability control" but that's another discussion), but now I can start my van and then take my time putting my seatbelt on without the chime annoying me. I had to override it - it was just too annoying :nut: bing bing bing aaaaaugh!
My seatbelt does not do that and I would like it to do the chime... I am wondering if the previous owner did what you did... a few times I did start driving without the seatbelt for 1-2 minutes... luckily no police around...
 

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My seatbelt does not do that and I would like it to do the chime... I am wondering if the previous owner did what you did... a few times I did start driving without the seatbelt for 1-2 minutes... luckily no police around...
The chime got more aggressive starting with the 2005 clusters. I have a 2005 cluster and the chime is 20x more constant.
 

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The chime got more aggressive starting with the 2005 clusters. I have a 2005 cluster and the chime is 20x more constant.
I tested it today in the morning, there is no chime at all... only the red light on the cluster!

Instead I get a chime when windshield washer liquid is low... so 'smart' design, isn't it?
 

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I tested it today in the morning, there is no chime at all... only the red light on the cluster!

Instead I get a chime when windshield washer liquid is low... so 'smart' design, isn't it?
On my old 04 cluster, I had an occasional seat belt chime, probably once every couple minutes.

On the 05 cluster, it chimes about a dozen times a minute.
 

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On my old 04 cluster, I had an occasional seat belt chime, probably once every couple minutes.

On the 05 cluster, it chimes about a dozen times a minute.
I am wondering that cluster that you gave me, which year is it? Maybe it would chime too ;)
 

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I am wondering that cluster that you gave me, which year is it? Maybe it would chime too ;)
The cluster I got you was from a 2002.
 

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Frozen windscreen getting hit with hot air...the glass can't expand that fast so it might crack...at least that's how I figure I got a crack right across the bottom...:)
 

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Frozen windscreen getting hit with hot air...the glass can't expand that fast so it might crack...at least that's how I figure I got a crack right across the bottom...:)
That may be true, but (most) automotive heaters heat up gradually, as they pull heat from the engine. A cold engine is not going to produce a hot heater, therefore, the windshield would not get a sudden blast of hot air, unless the automatic climate does not work until the engine is warm.


My vehicles:
1995 Buick Century LTD, L4, 3 speed auto, 182k miles.
2002 Chrysler Voyager eC, EDZ, 41TE, 236K miles
 

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The ACC info says it delays until the engine is warmed. That's what I based the statement on. I guess it's one of those try it and find out deals...I'd try it on a day with above freezing temperatures. It also says it's easily bypassed. I still have the original windscreen @ 335k kms...( over 210k miles, starts and runs great,doesn't burn a drop of oil )... :) :headbange
 

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The ACC info says it delays until the engine is warmed. That's what I based the statement on. I guess it's one of those try it and find out deals...I'd try it on a day with above freezing temperatures. It also says it's easily bypassed. I still have the original windscreen @ 335k kms...( over 210k miles, starts and runs great,doesn't burn a drop of oil )... :) :headbange
Ok. See, I do not have experience with the automatic climate systems. Every vehicle I have ever owned has had the manual systems, and I do know that the heater is only good when the engine is warm. That is why the heat does not work in my Buick that well, the thermostat is stuck open, so the engine never warms up.


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1995 Buick Century LTD, L4, 3 speed auto, 182k miles.
2002 Chrysler Voyager eC, EDZ, 41TE, 236K miles
 

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The ACC info says it delays until the engine is warmed. That's what I based the statement on. I guess it's one of those try it and find out deals...I'd try it on a day with above freezing temperatures. It also says it's easily bypassed. I still have the original windscreen @ 335k kms...( over 210k miles, starts and runs great,doesn't burn a drop of oil )... :) :headbange
The heating will gradually start the moment the engine reaches a minimum temperature, not the highest one... the blower will stay at minimum speed. As the engine is getting warmer, the air becomes warmer and the speed of the fan is slowly increased. I have it for many years and there is no danger to crack the windshield! It takes at least 5 Km or more to reach the proper hot temperature. If you cancel the delay, blowing cold air might cause fog on the windows... and some ice on your mustache if you have one :)
 
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