Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Apex Paul
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions

5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions General 5th generation Camaro topics not covered by other subforums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
snymat68
 
snymat68's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 1LS M6, '72 VW Beetle M4 Resto.
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 747
Lightbulb Redundant Door Lock Buttons

Maybe I'm just naive, but what's the point of having the door lock button on the dash, below the radio, when each door has it's own set of lock buttons? I know the console button is there, but I never use it since the door buttons are more intuitive and convenient. Seems like a waste of a switch?

I was also wondering if I might be able to re-purpose it for a different function somehow instead of adding an auxiliary switch somewhere else. I'm pretty good with micro-controllers and electronics, so it might be easy if I could gain access.
__________________
2013 Camaro 1LS (Blue Ray Metallic)
Performance Mods
Elite Catch Can | CAI Intake with Scoop & Washer Bottle Relocation | MRT v2 Axle-Back Exhaust | MagnaFlow Resonated X-Pipe | Resonator Delete | Vmax Ported Throttle Body | GM Strut Tower Brace | JDP Tow Hook
Aesthetic Mods
CamaroCollection Chrome Peek-A-Boo Door Handles | CamaroCollection Interior Accessories Kit | Headlight Armor Smoke Tail Light, Marker Light, & Turn Signal Tint | Custom Plate & Plate Frame | Silver Fade Gill Stripes | Carbon Fiber Bowties | Various Chrome/Painted/Carbon Fiber Items In Engine Bay
snymat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 01:06 AM   #2
Ricamaro

 
Drives: RocketZed Red13
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Center of the known Universe
Posts: 856
Transitional? My 10 SS only had the center console button. People complained and GM listened, relocating the switches to the doors. My guess is you got a transitional car with the older dash and the newer door switches.
Ricamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 01:22 AM   #3
RedDevil11
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2011 2LT & 2011 2SS
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Warner Robins
Posts: 62
10-11 had the locks under the radio and I'm pretty sure in the 12 model they finally moved it to the door panles
RedDevil11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 01:25 AM   #4
intensifi

 
Drives: '12 2LT Convertible
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Belmont, California
Posts: 1,533
'12 & '13 (non Mylink have both).

'10 & '11 center only. I'm told '10 &'11 can be upgraded to buttons on the doors.
__________________
Mods: GM Locking Gas Cap, RS License Plate Frame

intensifi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 01:26 AM   #5
snymat68
 
snymat68's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 1LS M6, '72 VW Beetle M4 Resto.
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 747
So it's a vestigial door lock switch?
__________________
2013 Camaro 1LS (Blue Ray Metallic)
Performance Mods
Elite Catch Can | CAI Intake with Scoop & Washer Bottle Relocation | MRT v2 Axle-Back Exhaust | MagnaFlow Resonated X-Pipe | Resonator Delete | Vmax Ported Throttle Body | GM Strut Tower Brace | JDP Tow Hook
Aesthetic Mods
CamaroCollection Chrome Peek-A-Boo Door Handles | CamaroCollection Interior Accessories Kit | Headlight Armor Smoke Tail Light, Marker Light, & Turn Signal Tint | Custom Plate & Plate Frame | Silver Fade Gill Stripes | Carbon Fiber Bowties | Various Chrome/Painted/Carbon Fiber Items In Engine Bay
snymat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 01:56 AM   #6
2012-1822


 
2012-1822's Avatar
 
Drives: Black ZL1
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: City of Champions, Alabama
Posts: 3,743
Maybe I used mine once to check it out, maybe I didn't, can't remember, but I rarely use the ones on the door either.

When I get out I hit the lock itself, and when I'm getting in I use the remote.

Then again, I've never tried the CD player or the auxiliary plug inside the console just to see if they work.
__________________
Check out Alabama Camaros, for Camaro enthusiasts all around Alabama https://www.facebook.com/groups/1739...group_activity
2012-1822 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 02:16 AM   #7
Dupree878
 
Dupree878's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 Dusk Edition 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 601
I have the MyLink and don't have the switch on the dash. The ones on the door are the only ones
__________________
Dupree878 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 03:33 AM   #8
Vroom_vroom
The gritos pollo!!!
 
Vroom_vroom's Avatar
 
Drives: dangerously
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 795
Always wondered why my 12 had the doors and the dash. Learn something new every day.
__________________
_______
If you don't stop how can they give you a ticket?-The Big Tuna___
'12 1Ls Camar
o; Slp loud mouth I|maganflow x-pipe|Injen long ram intake|tinted tail lights | brembo brake upgrade| russell s.s. lines|2LT polished 19's |
'10 2Lt Camaro; being beat up by the woman......
'77 T/A 6.6;,kre-d port heads|10.5 compression. forged rotating assym.|hydro. roller valve train| 850 quad-zilla.
Vroom_vroom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 08:01 AM   #9
SlingShot


 
SlingShot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 - #670
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Seminole, Fl.
Posts: 7,051
I never use the locks on the door, always the dash button. I do know the dash button also sets the alarm ...
__________________
SlingShot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 08:01 AM   #10
Del's12SS
 
Del's12SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro SS/RS Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wyoming, MI
Posts: 568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vroom_vroom View Post
Always wondered why my 12 had the doors and the dash. Learn something new every day.
Yes WE do.

Thanks for the info.
__________________
Del's12SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 08:02 AM   #11
snymat68
 
snymat68's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 1LS M6, '72 VW Beetle M4 Resto.
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 747
Yeah, I always use the key fob to lock/unlock when I get in and out, but I use the switch on my door every time I need to let someone else in, or if they don't know about the "pull twice to open". Thought a friend was gonna break the handle off the one day trying to get out. I was like "Whoa whoa whoa! Let go. Pull again. Tada!" lol
__________________
2013 Camaro 1LS (Blue Ray Metallic)
Performance Mods
Elite Catch Can | CAI Intake with Scoop & Washer Bottle Relocation | MRT v2 Axle-Back Exhaust | MagnaFlow Resonated X-Pipe | Resonator Delete | Vmax Ported Throttle Body | GM Strut Tower Brace | JDP Tow Hook
Aesthetic Mods
CamaroCollection Chrome Peek-A-Boo Door Handles | CamaroCollection Interior Accessories Kit | Headlight Armor Smoke Tail Light, Marker Light, & Turn Signal Tint | Custom Plate & Plate Frame | Silver Fade Gill Stripes | Carbon Fiber Bowties | Various Chrome/Painted/Carbon Fiber Items In Engine Bay
snymat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 08:03 AM   #12
nyrfan
Let's go Rangers!
 
nyrfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' AGM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by intensifi View Post
'12 & '13 (non Mylink have both).

'10 & '11 center only. I'm told '10 &'11 can be upgraded to buttons on the doors.
This is no such thing.
__________________
Soprano 4/1/00-6/14/11, Gone but NEVER forgotten!
FSP tuned: 377/389
nyrfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #13
snymat68
 
snymat68's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 1LS M6, '72 VW Beetle M4 Resto.
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlingShot View Post
I do know the dash button also sets the alarm ...
I'm guessing it works the same as the door buttons. Activates the alarm after 30sec? I always touble-tap the key fob to arm immediately and get the honk.
__________________
2013 Camaro 1LS (Blue Ray Metallic)
Performance Mods
Elite Catch Can | CAI Intake with Scoop & Washer Bottle Relocation | MRT v2 Axle-Back Exhaust | MagnaFlow Resonated X-Pipe | Resonator Delete | Vmax Ported Throttle Body | GM Strut Tower Brace | JDP Tow Hook
Aesthetic Mods
CamaroCollection Chrome Peek-A-Boo Door Handles | CamaroCollection Interior Accessories Kit | Headlight Armor Smoke Tail Light, Marker Light, & Turn Signal Tint | Custom Plate & Plate Frame | Silver Fade Gill Stripes | Carbon Fiber Bowties | Various Chrome/Painted/Carbon Fiber Items In Engine Bay
snymat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 08:09 AM   #14
Camaro_Corvette
36.833283,-76.021958
 
Camaro_Corvette's Avatar
 
Drives: Team 1LE
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 23,257
My equinox has it on the doors and the dash, and they come in pretty useful cause they do different things like Child lock. As for the camaro, I wouldn't think it would be a bad thing.
__________________
Next order of business>><<Next order of business
Camaro_Corvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 09:25 AM   #15
intensifi

 
Drives: '12 2LT Convertible
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Belmont, California
Posts: 1,533
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyrfan View Post
This is no such thing.
Test drove an entry level Camaro (1LS?) early in the '13 model year. It did not have MyLink.
__________________
Mods: GM Locking Gas Cap, RS License Plate Frame

intensifi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 09:27 AM   #16
nyrfan
Let's go Rangers!
 
nyrfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' AGM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by intensifi View Post
Test drove an entry level Camaro (1LS?) early in the '13 model year. It did not have MyLink.
really, I never knew that.
__________________
Soprano 4/1/00-6/14/11, Gone but NEVER forgotten!
FSP tuned: 377/389
nyrfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #17
two_wheel_mayhem
Would rather be riding
 
two_wheel_mayhem's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 SS LS3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,965
I forget the ones that are in the doors, strange I know because I'm all about the window switches. I generally just use the key fob and otherwise let the locks do their thing.
__________________
Nice vehicles with mods.
two_wheel_mayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 09:52 AM   #18
45thAnniversary2SS


 
45thAnniversary2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th Anniversary 2SS LS3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 2,436
They function differently. Read your manual. One will automatically lock the door when you shut it. So if you plan on having your hands full when getting out of car you don't have to get fob out of pocket.

Ones on door just do plain locking/unlocking.
__________________
45thAnniversary2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #19
Eich
 
Drives: '11 SW/Beige 2SS RS Manual
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 651
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyrfan View Post
really, I never knew that.
Wonder what's in the COPO and Z28 ?
Eich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 10:34 AM   #20
snymat68
 
snymat68's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 1LS M6, '72 VW Beetle M4 Resto.
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by 45thAnniversary2SS View Post
They function differently. Read your manual. One will automatically lock the door when you shut it. So if you plan on having your hands full when getting out of car you don't have to get fob out of pocket.

Ones on door just do plain locking/unlocking.
This is what the manual says.
Attached Images
 
__________________
2013 Camaro 1LS (Blue Ray Metallic)
Performance Mods
Elite Catch Can | CAI Intake with Scoop & Washer Bottle Relocation | MRT v2 Axle-Back Exhaust | MagnaFlow Resonated X-Pipe | Resonator Delete | Vmax Ported Throttle Body | GM Strut Tower Brace | JDP Tow Hook
Aesthetic Mods
CamaroCollection Chrome Peek-A-Boo Door Handles | CamaroCollection Interior Accessories Kit | Headlight Armor Smoke Tail Light, Marker Light, & Turn Signal Tint | Custom Plate & Plate Frame | Silver Fade Gill Stripes | Carbon Fiber Bowties | Various Chrome/Painted/Carbon Fiber Items In Engine Bay
snymat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 10:42 AM   #21
nyrfan
Let's go Rangers!
 
nyrfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' AGM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eich View Post
Wonder what's in the COPO and Z28 ?
Well that I knew.
__________________
Soprano 4/1/00-6/14/11, Gone but NEVER forgotten!
FSP tuned: 377/389
nyrfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #22
45thAnniversary2SS


 
45thAnniversary2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th Anniversary 2SS LS3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 2,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by snymat68 View Post
This is what the manual says.
To program the Power Door Locks see section under "Vehicle Personalization".

See page 5-48 under section "Delayed Door Lock".

http://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam...geContainer156
__________________
45thAnniversary2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #23
MikeSVX
The magic smoke genie....
 
MikeSVX's Avatar
 
Drives: Jewels (2010 RJT 1SS)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 2,334
Aaaaa, they put them on the door now? Mine only has the one under the stereo. I guess they've added the door panel ones after the stereo was developed and removing the dash one would be more difficult then just leaving it in there.
MikeSVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 11:04 AM   #24
snymat68
 
snymat68's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 1LS M6, '72 VW Beetle M4 Resto.
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by 45thAnniversary2SS View Post
To program the Power Door Locks see section under "Vehicle Personalization".

See page 5-48 under section "Delayed Door Lock".

http://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam...geContainer156
Found it (it's on page 5-45 in my manual).
Interesting. Although, I'll probably never use this functionality, or remember it even has it.
__________________
2013 Camaro 1LS (Blue Ray Metallic)
Performance Mods
Elite Catch Can | CAI Intake with Scoop & Washer Bottle Relocation | MRT v2 Axle-Back Exhaust | MagnaFlow Resonated X-Pipe | Resonator Delete | Vmax Ported Throttle Body | GM Strut Tower Brace | JDP Tow Hook
Aesthetic Mods
CamaroCollection Chrome Peek-A-Boo Door Handles | CamaroCollection Interior Accessories Kit | Headlight Armor Smoke Tail Light, Marker Light, & Turn Signal Tint | Custom Plate & Plate Frame | Silver Fade Gill Stripes | Carbon Fiber Bowties | Various Chrome/Painted/Carbon Fiber Items In Engine Bay
snymat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 11:29 AM   #25
Comrando
SScalator
 
Comrando's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 CGM LS3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 6,749
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eich View Post
Wonder what's in the COPO and Z28 ?
Door locks on a COPO?

Be sure you chock the wheels when you park it.
__________________
Give me fuel. Give me fire. Give me that which I desire.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/Slotict/Camaro/Wink-2_zpscd6910bd.jpg
Comrando is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.