Programable Door Locks Won't stay Programmed..

Having troubles already. Every time I program the power door locks they go back to a different setting...
My settting that I want is that the doors Do Not Lock or unlock when you
move the shift lever into drive or park..
It holds the setting for a little while then changes back to what it originally was.
The car keeps going back to locking all the doors when shifting into drive and unlocking when you shift into park.
I wonder if something was preset at the factory for fleet use cars?
Damn Electronics !
Harryface 05 Park Avenue 91 Bonneville LE, 303,149 miles
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I'm probably just telling you stuff you already know, but here's what I got. This info is for an '02, but '05 is probably the same.
http://www.apicalconveyorsystems.com/steve/noDIC.pdf http://www.apicalconveyorsystems.com/steve/withDIC.pdf
Steve

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Steve,
I wasn't able to view the link, you know - webtv user here. I was going by what the instructions in the owners manual said.
I assume that is what you posted?
Thanks again.
Harryface 05 Park Avenue 91 Bonneville LE, 303,149 miles
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Memory Positioning Systems: Description and Operation
Programming Features on Vehicles Without DIC
IMPORTANT: Transmitter 1 and transmitter 2 may be programmed separately for 2 different drivers. When programming the personalization features
using the keyless entry transmitters, be sure to use the correct transmitter for the driver whose features are currently being programmed.
Enter Programming
To enter the programming mode, perform the following actions:
1. Turn the ignition to RUN.
2. Place the vehicle in PARK.
3. Close all of the doors.
4. Depress and hold the driver side power door lock switch during the entire personalization programming session. The doors will lock to confirm
program mode.
Automatic Door Locks
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the automatic door locks:
1. Press the LOCK button on the correct keyless entry transmitter.
The vehicle will remain in the current mode and react according to the current mode settings (see Automatic Door Lock modes above).
2. Press the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter again in order to advance to the next mode. Again the vehicle will react according to the
mode settings.
3. Continue to press the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter until the desired mode is reached.
Delayed Locking
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the delayed locking feature:
1. Press the UNLOCK button on the correct keyless entry transmitter.
2. The door locks signal the current mode. If the delayed locking feature is ON, the doors lock. If the delayed locking feature is OFF, the doors
unlock.
3. Press the UNLOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter again in order to advance to the next mode.
The door locks lock or unlock to signal the mode change.
Remote Activation Verification
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the remote activation verification feature:
1. Press the rear compartment release button on the correct keyless entry transmitter. The vehicle will remain in the current mode, and the horn will
chirp once.
2. Press the rear compartment release button on the keyless entry transmitter again to move to the next mode. The horn will chirp once.
3. Continue to press the rear compartment release button until the desired mode is reached.
Perimeter Lighting
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the perimeter lighting:
1. Press the panic button on the correct keyless entry transmitter.
2. The horn signals the current mode. If the perimeter lighting feature is ON, the horn will chirp twice. If the perimeter lighting feature is OFF, the
horn will chirp once.
3. Press the panic button on the keyless entry transmitter again in order to advance to the next mode.
The horn will chirp to signal the mode change.
Exit Programming
The following list of events will cause the programming sequence to be terminated:
^ The ignition is moved from the RUN position.
^ The key is used to manually unlock the door, and the door is opened.
^ The driver side power door lock switch is released.
^ The programming time of 2 minutes expires.

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No DIC.
I'll try it again tomorrow and see what happenes. It seems like it keeps going back to mode 3. Mode 0 is Off. So after the confirmation of the current mode - one more press of the lock button would be for mode 0.
Thanks again.
Harryface 05 Park Avenue 91 Bonneville LE, 303,149 miles
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Memory Positioning Systems: Description and Operation
Programming Features With the Driver Information Center (DIC)
ENTER PROGRAMMING
To enter programming with the DIC, perform the following actions:
1. Turn the ignition to RUN.
2. Place the vehicle in PARK.
3. Press any DIC button.
4. Press the ENG/MET button for 5 seconds.
5. The DIC displays WELCOME TO BUICK OPTION FEATURE.
6. The DIC then displays the driver number and ARMREST BUTTON CHANGES DRIVER #.
7. To change the driver # for this programming session, press the appropriate memory seat button.
8. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
PARALLEL PARK ASSIST
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the parallel park assist feature:
1. The DIC displays PARALLEL PARK: OFF/ON.
2. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
3. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the automatic door locks:
1. The DIC displays AUTO DOOR LOCKS: OFF/ON.
2. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
3. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
4. If the previous choice was AUTO DOOR LOCKS ON, the DIC displays UNLOCK: OFF/ON.
5. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
6. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
7. If the previous choice was UNLOCK ON, the DIC displays WHICH DOORS: ALL/ DRIVER.
8. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
9. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
DELAYED LOCKING
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the delayed locking feature:
1. The DIC displays DELAYED LOCKING: OFF/ON.
2. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
3. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
REMOTE ACTIVATION VERIFICATION
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the remote activation verification feature:
1. The DIC displays LOCK FEEDBACK: OFF/ON.
2. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
3. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
4. If the previous choice was LOCK FEEDBACK ON, the DIC displays LOCK FEEDBACK: LIGHTS/LIGHTS+HORN
5. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
6. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
7. The DIC displays UNLOCK FEEDBACK: OFF/LIGHTS appears on the display.
8. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
9. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
PERIMETER LIGHTING
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the perimeter lighting:
1. The DIC displays PERIMETER LIGHTS: OFF/ON.
2. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
3. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
MEMORY SEATS
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the memory seat recall:
1. The DIC displays SEAT RECALL: OFF/ON.
2. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
3. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
4. If the last choice was SEAT RECALL ON, the DIC displays RECALL POSITION: MEMORY/EXIT.
5. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
6. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
PASSENGER WINDOW LOCK-OUT
2002 Buick Park Avenue V6-231 3.8L VIN K SFI Copyright 2003, ALLDATA 8.00 Page 2
Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the passenger window lock-out feature:
1. The DIC displays WINDOW LOCKOUT: ALL PASS/REAR.
2. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice.
3. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
EXIT PROGRAMMING
When the programming is complete, OPTION FEATURE SELECTION DONE appears on the display. To exit programming before the list is
complete, press any of the following DIC buttons:
^ ODO/TRIP
^ FUEL INFO
^ GAGE INFO

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More or less. ;)

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I feel your pain Harryface!! Or should I say, I used to feel your pain.

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Well, Boneheads R Us are open for business.
I think I was grabbing the wrong remote at times I was using the car. Today the door locks didn't lock & unlock. Just noticed the remotes are numbered on the back 1 and 2.
Harryface 05 Park Avenue 91 Bonneville LE, 303,149 miles
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Ah yes. Each remote can have it's own programming. I think many things can be programmed to each remote, even the radio presets (if memory serves me correctly). You're not boneheaded Harryface. These newfangled systems in cars can be confusing. My neighbor and his wife next door have up 2-years ago trying to figure out how things work on their LeSabre. They just accept what ever the car does now. 20 years of VCR's and 97% or people that own them still don't know how to work them. So the answer is to make cars as user friendly as a VCR, it seems! :-)

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This reminds me of a letter to the editor of Car & Driver a while back in which a senior citizen was lamenting (bitching) about these new sedans, the genre most seniors would want, but they're so full of all these "gee-whiz" gadgets that are often beyond the understanding of seniors who want things more simple--like the era they're from--not more complex. Many seniors don't even care about or want that stuff in the first place, let alone ever learn how to use it. Aren't happy about having to pay for it either. Some of them won't even use the cruise, for Gawd's sake.
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These are the correct instructions for you vehicle personalisation, Good luck. GM Certified Technician.
Driver Personalization Modes of Operation
Automatic Door Locks The following are the modes of operation for the automatic door locks feature:
. Mode 0: The automatic door locks feature is disabled.
. Mode 1: All of the doors lock when the vehicle is shifted out of PARK with the ignition ON.
. Mode 2: All of the doors lock when the vehicle is shifted out of PARK with the ignition ON. Only the driver door unlocks when the vehicle is shifted into PARK.
. Mode 3: (Default) All of the doors lock when the vehicle is shifted out of PARK with the ignition ON. All of the doors unlock when the vehicle is shifted into PARK.
Delayed Locking The following are the modes of operation for the delayed locking feature:
. On: All of the doors lock 5 seconds after the last door is closed when the lock switch is activated.
. Off: (Default) Delayed locking is disabled.
Remote Activation Verification The following are the modes of operation for the remote activation verification feature:
. Mode 0: The remote activation verification feature is disabled.
. Mode 1: The exterior lamps flash when the UNLOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter is pressed.
. Mode 2: The exterior lamps flash when the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter is pressed.
. Mode 3: The exterior lamps flash when either the UNLOCK button or the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter is pressed.
. Mode 4: The exterior lamps flash and the horn chirps when the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter is pressed.
. Mode 5: (Default) The exterior lamps flash when either the UNLOCK button or the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter is pressed. The horn chirps when the LOCK button on the transmitter is pressed.
Memory Seats Programming Perform the following actions in order to program the memory seats:
1.. Move the seat to the desired position. 2.. Press and hold the correct memory seat button for the specific driver until a beep is heard. 3.. Move the seat to the desired EXIT position. 4.. Press and hold the EXIT button until a beep is heard. 5.. Repeat steps 1-4 for remaining driver. Programming Features on Vehicles Without DIC Important: Transmitter 1 and transmitter 2 may be programmed separately for 2 different drivers. When programming the personalization features using the keyless entry transmitters, be sure to use the correct transmitter for the driver whose features are currently being programmed.
Enter Programming To enter the programming mode, perform the following actions:
1.. Turn the ignition to RUN. 2.. Place the vehicle in PARK. 3.. Close all of the doors. 4.. Depress and hold the driver side power door lock switch during the entire personalization programming session. The doors will lock to confirm program mode.
Automatic Door Locks Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the automatic door locks:
1.. Press the LOCK button on the correct keyless entry transmitter. The vehicle will remain in the current mode and react according to the current mode settings (see Automatic Door Lock modes above). 2.. Press the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter again in order to advance to the next mode. Again the vehicle will react according to the mode settings. 3.. Continue to press the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter until the desired mode is reached.
Delayed Locking Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the delayed locking feature:
1.. Press the UNLOCK button on the correct keyless entry transmitter. 2.. The door locks signal the current mode. If the delayed locking feature is ON, the doors lock. If the delayed locking feature is OFF, the doors unlock. 3.. Press the UNLOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter again in order to advance to the next mode. The door locks lock or unlock to signal the mode change.
Remote Activation Verification Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the remote activation verification feature:
1.. Press the rear compartment release button on the correct keyless entry transmitter. The vehicle will remain in the current mode, and the horn will chirp once. 2.. Press the rear compartment release button on the keyless entry transmitter again to move to the next mode. The horn will chirp once. 3.. Continue to press the rear compartment release button until the desired mode is reached.
Perimeter Lighting Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the perimeter lighting:
1.. Press the panic button on the correct keyless entry transmitter. 2.. The horn signals the current mode. If the perimeter lighting feature is ON, the horn will chirp twice. If the perimeter lighting feature is OFF, the horn will chirp once. 3.. Press the panic button on the keyless entry transmitter again in order to advance to the next mode. The horn will chirp to signal the mode change.
Exit Programming The following list of events will cause the programming sequence to be terminated:
. The ignition is moved from the RUN position.
. The key is used to manually unlock the door, and the door is opened.
. The driver side power door lock switch is released.
. The programming time of 2 minutes expires.
Programming Features with the Driver Information Center (DIC)
Enter Programming To enter programming with the DIC, perform the following actions:
1.. Turn the ignition to RUN. 2.. Place the vehicle in PARK. 3.. Press any DIC button. 4.. Press the ENG/MET button for 5 seconds. 5.. The DIC displays WELCOME TO BUICK OPTION FEATURE. 6.. The DIC then displays the driver number and ARMREST BUTTON CHANGES DRIVER #. 7.. To change the driver # for this programming session, press the appropriate memory seat button. 8.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
Parallel Park Assist Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the parallel park assist feature:
1.. The DIC displays PARALLEL PARK: OFF/ON. 2.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 3.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
Automatic Door Locks Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the automatic door locks:
1.. The DIC displays AUTO DOOR LOCKS: OFF/ON. 2.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 3.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option. 4.. If the previous choice was AUTO DOOR LOCKS ON, the DIC displays UNLOCK: OFF/ON. 5.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 6.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option. 7.. If the previous choice was UNLOCK ON, the DIC displays WHICH DOORS: ALL/ DRIVER. 8.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 9.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
Delayed Locking Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the delayed locking feature:
1.. The DIC displays DELAYED LOCKING: OFF/ON. 2.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 3.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
Remote Activation Verification Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the remote activation verification feature:
1.. The DIC displays LOCK FEEDBACK: OFF/ON. 2.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 3.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option. 4.. If the previous choice was LOCK FEEDBACK ON, the DIC displays LOCK FEEDBACK: LIGHTS/LIGHTS+HORN 5.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 6.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option. 7.. The DIC displays UNLOCK FEEDBACK: OFF/LIGHTS appears on the display. 8.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 9.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
Perimeter Lighting Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the perimeter lighting:
1.. The DIC displays PERIMETER LIGHTS: OFF/ON. 2.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 3.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
Memory Seats Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the memory seat recall:
1.. The DIC displays SEAT RECALL: OFF/ON. 2.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 3.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option. 4.. If the last choice was SEAT RECALL ON, the DIC displays RECALL POSITION: MEMORY/EXIT. 5.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 6.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
Passenger Window Lock-Out Continue with the following steps in order to personalize the passenger window lock-out feature:
1.. The DIC displays WINDOW LOCKOUT: ALL PASS/REAR. 2.. Press the ENG/MET button to place the arrow before the desired choice. 3.. Press the RESET button in order to advance to the next option.
Exit Programming When the programming is complete, OPTION FEATURE SELECTION DONE appears on the display. To exit programming before the list is complete, press any of the following DIC buttons:
. ODO/TRIP
. FUEL INFO
. GAGE INFO
Programming Features with the Tech 2
Enter Programming To enter programming with the Tech 2, perform the following actions:
1.. Install the scan tool. 2.. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF. 3.. Select the correct vehicle and model year. 4.. Select Body. 5.. Select Personalization.
Automatic Door Locks Continue with the following steps in order to program the automatic door locks feature:
1.. Select Set Options. 2.. Select Fob #1 Option #2 or Fob #2 Option #2. 3.. Highlight the desired mode from the following choices (see Automatic Door Locks modes above for mode descriptions): - Automatic Door Lock Mode 0
- Automatic Door Lock Mode 1
- Automatic Door Lock Mode 2
- Automatic Door Lock Mode 3
4.. Press the ENTER button in order to turn the mode ON or OFF. An asterisk appears beside the current mode. (You must turn the current mode OFF before you can turn another one ON.) 5.. Select Save Options. 6.. Exit from the menu.
Delay Locking Continue with the following steps in order to program the delay locking feature:
1.. Select Set Options. 2.. Select Fob #1 Option #1 or Fob #2 Option #1. 3.. Highlight Delay Locking and press the ENTER button in order to turn the feature ON or OFF. An asterisk appears when the feature is turned ON. 4.. Select Save Options. 5.. Exit from the menu.
Driver ID Continue with the following steps in order to enter a new driver ID:
1.. Select Driver Information Center. 2.. Select Driver #1 Name or Driver #2 Name. 3.. Spell the ID with the Tech 2 keys. 4.. Select Save Options. 5.. Exit from the menu.
Parallel Park Assist Continue with the following steps in order to program the parallel park assist feature:
1.. Select Set Options. 2.. Select Fob #1 Mirrors or Fob #2 Mirrors. 3.. Highlight Parallel Park Assist and press the ENTER button in order to turn the feature ON or OFF. An asterisk appears when the feature is turned ON. 4.. Select Save Options. 5.. Exit from the menu.
Passenger Window Lock-Out Continue with the following steps in order to program the passenger window lock-out feature:
1.. Select Set Options. 2.. Select Fob #1 Windows or Fob #2 Windows. 3.. Highlight Include Front Pass. Window Lockout to have all three windows locked out when chosen. Press the ENTER button in order to turn the feature ON or OFF. An asterisk appears when the feature is turned ON. 4.. Select Save Options. 5.. Exit from the menu.
Perimeter Lighting Continue with the following steps in order to program the perimeter lighting feature:
1.. Select Set Options. 2.. Select Fob #1 Option #1 or Fob #2 Option #1. 3.. Highlight Perimeter Lighting and press the ENTER button to turn the feature ON or OFF. An asterisk appears when the feature is turned ON. 4.. Select Save Options. 5.. Exit from the menu.
Remote Activation Verification Continue with the following steps in order to program the remote activation verification feature:
1.. Select Set Options. 2.. Select Fob #1 Option #3 or Fob #2 Option #3. 3.. Highlight the desired mode from the following choices (see Remote Activation Verification modes above for mode descriptions): - Activation Verification Mode 0
- Activation Verification Mode 1
- Activation Verification Mode 2
- Activation Verification Mode 3
- Activation Verification Mode 4
- Activation Verification Mode 5
4.. Press the ENTER button in order to turn the mode ON or OFF. An asterisk appears beside the current mode. (You must turn the current mode OFF before you can turn another one ON.) 5.. Select Save Options. 6.. Exit from the menu. Additional Information For more information on the personalization features, refer to one of the following description and operations:
. Refer to Power Door Locks Description and Operation in Doors for more information about the following features:
- Automatic door locks
- Delayed locking
. Refer to Memory Seats Description and Operation in Seats for more information about memory seats.
. Refer to Outside Mirror Description and Operation in Doors for more information about the parallel park assist feature.
. Refer to Power Windows Description and Operation in Doors for more information about the passenger window lock-out feature.
. Refer to Keyless Entry System Description and Operation in Keyless Entry for more information about the remote activation verification feature.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Document ID# 661307 2005 Buick Park Avenue

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