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How to Reset Memory 2010-13 Camaro Power Windows

Posted by [email protected] on November 14, 2012 at 6:50 PM

A few people have come to me and have had issues with glass going up and then coming down, or doing a couple other odd things asking for help on the 2010-Up Camaro power windows.

 

You guys had asked if there were ways to fix this.

 

Well?

 

Here you go! Ask and ye shall receive.

 

As always, I remind you that you could take your car in to your dealer during the warranty period.  However, this method will save you time...and it's a quick fix right at home!

 

 

Follow these steps starting with step 1. If step 1 does not work for you, move on to step two. Step 1 should remedy the issue. If step 1 and 2 do not work, it's quite possible that the shop will need to perform step 3...which I won't post due to the fact they need to use a scanner on the car. ...ie: can't do it at home!

 

First, you may need to relearn or re-normalize IF....

 

1. The battery has been disconnected or replaced (winter storage may be a problem for some)

2. The door or motor harness has been disconnected.

 

3. Glass is out of alignment

 

4. When the door or door window glass has been replaced

5. When a regulator has been replaced

 

 

METHOD 1: (Use this plan!!!)

1-A. Open the car door which needs to have the window adjusted. Turn the ignition to the run mode. Do one door at a time !!!

1-B. In the door jam, release the harness from the door (with a medium screwdriver, pull up the release tab, pull off w/ the palm of your hand, and pull the harness off the door for a minimum of 60 seconds (this is very important as the memory will be lost).

1-C. Reconnect the door harness and lock the tab back down. Close your car door.

1-D. The DIC will ask you to lower your door glass.

 

1-E KEEP YOUR FINGER ON THE BUTTON FOR 4 TO 5 SECONDS ONCE THE GLASS IS DOWN. ROTATE YOUR FINGER TO THE UP POSITION AND HOLD FOR 4 SECONDS ONCE WINDOW IS AT THE TOP.

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS MAY APPEAR IN YOUR DIC BEFORE YOU ARE ASKED TO PROGRAM THE WINDOWS. This is normal

Window is now reprogrammed, Repeat to the other door glass.

 

However, sometimes the door glass regulator does not always relearn on the first attempt. If when you open the door and the door glass does not drop down to the open door position, your window regulator did not relearn or re-normalize...in which case, you are going to need to drop the glass back down, unplug the harness and try again. Yes, it can be picky sometimes and not want to work on the first time.

 

If Step 1 did not work, you may attempt this method. Also, if you made glass positioning adjustments, this might also be a fix.

 

METHOD 2:

 

2-A. Access the under hood fuse box and remove fuse # 26. Wait one minute and reinstall fuse. Close your hood.

 

2-B. Get inside car. Close both doors. Start the engine and follow the instructions on the DIC (DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER).

 

2-C. The DIC should instruct you to run the window down and up on both sides.

 

2-D. Verify that both windows have express up functions and no DIC message exists. If the DIC does not instruct you to operate the window to re-normalize, do the following.

 

2-E. With a 2nd person helping, pull the fuse while the window is in the downward motion.

 

2-F. The window will stop. Release the window switch.

 

2-G. Reinstall the fuse and go back to step 2-B.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope this helps you guys who are having issues! Good luck!

 

If neither of these steps work, take the car in and let the dealer have a go at it. This will save you time of having to go in and would even possibly save GM some time resulting in fewer warranty claims. Again, the steps here are offered as an alternative.


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Reply Neil
2:54 AM on July 5, 2013 
Hope you can help . The vehicle I am dealing with is a 2010 Comaro , however this vehicle has come into my shop after it was converted from L to R hand drive. A bit different to what you are dealing with. However the problem I have is the door chimes thatindicate the key is left in the ignition when you open the driver's door ( now the right side) will not chime, only when you open the left door it chimes. All the wiring changes and pin out to the boby modual checks out ok,if I haven't missed anything and everything works as it should.except for the door chimes. This vehicle has had the window regulator motor changed on the left door. My understanding of the system is when you open the L or R door the door opening is sent to the body modual from the window regulator,viva the cam bus line . Is there a Memory reset for the body modual to understand what door is the master door ( Driver Door). When the window regulator was replaced the DIC driver information centre is not showing any door opening illustrations or procedure eaven though the windowes have normalised using the up down system starting from the Driver door right side the door chimes stay on the left door I think this is a memory reset procedure . Hope somebody can give me a few thoughts on this,I feel I have tried about everything avenue to rectify this condition Thanks. Neil
Reply [email protected]
5:44 PM on July 5, 2013 
Neil says...
Hope you can help . The vehicle I am dealing with is a 2010 Comaro , however this vehicle has come into my shop after it was converted from L to R hand drive. A bit different to what you are dealing with. However the problem I have is the door chimes thatindicate the key is left in the ignition when you open the driver's door ( now the right side) will not chime, only when you open the left door it chimes. All the wiring changes and pin out to the boby modual checks out ok,if I haven't missed anything and everything works as it should.except for the door chimes. This vehicle has had the window regulator motor changed on the left door. My understanding of the system is when you open the L or R door the door opening is sent to the body modual from the window regulator,viva the cam bus line . Is there a Memory reset for the body modual to understand what door is the master door ( Driver Door). When the window regulator was replaced the DIC driver information centre is not showing any door opening illustrations or procedure eaven though the windowes have normalised using the up down system starting from the Driver door right side the door chimes stay on the left door I think this is a memory reset procedure . Hope somebody can give me a few thoughts on this,I feel I have tried about everything avenue to rectify this condition Thanks. Neil
Reply [email protected]
6:30 PM on July 5, 2013 
Neil,

I am not aware of a memory reset for the BCU to understand what door is the master door (Driver Door). The dealer would use GM Service Programming System (SPS) software on a personal computer (PC) which the SPS application would be used to reprogram vehicle electronic control units.

FYI, basically the BCU looks to see if a switch in the door is opened or closed. It also checks to see if the key is in the ignition. If that switch is open, AND the key is in the ignition, it triggers that chime.

Since the chime plays through the stereo system, the trick is to fool the BCU into thinking the door is closed, or that the key isn't in the ignition. Neither of these are a particularly good idea!

I would give my customer no choice other than go to dealer for the proper repair... That said, you could ask your customer to chose the lesser of two evils and go to the door switch. This is actually very simple. This switch is normally closed. Opening the door opens the connection to the BCU, so all you have to do is remove one of those wires from the switch, and the BCU will always see the door as being closed. No more chime!

Everything electronically associated with the door being open will no longer work though: you won't get a message if the door isn't completely shut; the interior light won't come on if set to activate when the door is opened; the alarm trigger for that door, and possibly others that I'm not thinking of off the top of my head.


I'm thinking the way around losing those functions would be to put a switch inline with the door switch so you can turn the chime off only when you need to and only if your customer refuses to have it correctly done at the dealership...
Reply chris
5:33 PM on December 7, 2013 
my battery went dead and after charging, and started the car, the windows did not open and close the little bit like they should. I followed your advice and it worked thankyou so much... Now why did my battery go dead? there was nothing left on. started the car and drove it for 20 miles and the volt gage still reads 14.6 it started at 15.1 there must be a draw on the system because when I take off the battery cable there is more spark there than what I think there should be. I don't know where to start.
Reply [email protected]
10:03 AM on December 10, 2013 
chris says...
my battery went dead and after charging, and started the car, the windows did not open and close the little bit like they should. I followed your advice and it worked thankyou so much... Now why did my battery go dead? there was nothing left on. started the car and drove it for 20 miles and the volt gage still reads 14.6 it started at 15.1 there must be a draw on the system because when I take off the battery cable there is more spark there than what I think there should be. I don't know where to start.


There is a recall, necessary because of a potential shorting problem with the starter making contact with an exposed battery positive starter cable on some of the late model Camoro check with your local dealer.

The procedure will involve a temporary fix and/or a permanent fix. The temporary fix will entail wrapping the battery positive starter cable with protective insulating tape and rerouting the cable to ensure proper clearance between the starter and the battery positive starter cable. The permanent fix will involve the same procedure, except with engine wiring harness tape.

Dealers will give affected Camaro owners the option of the temporary fix which will allow them the use of their vehicles but require a return visit, or leaving the car at the dealer until the the engine wiring harness tape is received by the dealer.

Thankfully, this recall fix looks to be a fairly quick fix (30 minutes or so) and should have affected owners right back on the roads in no time.

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Reply jacques
4:34 AM on April 7, 2015 
hi, hope you can help with window issue. I imported a 2012 Camaro convertible LT to Europe. After a few months in garage, with all windows open, the rear left side window doesn't work.
I tested the motor by pull out and connected with right side rear and it worked. Then put back to left side motor and see message in DIC with open/close drive side window. Did all you described above but after some time the left door side window also stopped until I reset (fuses)?? Rear left side still not working. What can I do/test further? thanks, Jacques
Reply Steph
1:15 AM on October 14, 2015 
I need an exsample someone upload a video
Reply jimmy dark
4:45 PM on May 13, 2016 
ya learn something new every day , thanks
Reply Jason
1:03 PM on July 9, 2016 
I'm having the same exact problems that Chris had with his. Except, I don't think it's a battery draw issue, my volt gauge reads consistent throughout. Could the window motor itself be dead? Or is this something much more complicated than that?

This might sound a little weird, but when I connected my phone via the USB connector for music (I was using Racing Rivals Classified at the time), it seemed to work here and there. Could this be a more complex electrical issue? I mean, I don't know how playing music let alone a game could affect the window from operating?

A little confirmation would be heavily appreciated!!!
Reply pust76
4:10 PM on October 6, 2016 
It worked on the first try thanks, I also working on a 2000 Montana, the security tripped on it when I was changing fuses. Any ideas? It won't crank or do anything.