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As I was digging through the owner's manual I came across the section on the valet and teen driving modes in the car. It seems like the password for these modes is only set when you actually enable the mode, and when the mode is not enabled the password is cleared. I have two questions about this:

1. Is there a way to set a password that actually prevents these modes from being enabled without the existing password, rather than just allowing anybody to turn them on and set a new password that I may not know?

2. If the answer to #1 is "no", then is there some procedure to turn those modes off if you don't know the code? Similar to how some electronics have a master reset type code in the instruction manual (I think my TV has something similar to this in case you turn the ratings locks on the TV on and forget the code).
 

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Heh. *I* wouldn't put in any user-accessible override, where I programming the thing. That'd be a "reflash this module" level fix. Did someone in your household bequeath your key "teen mode" without your knowledge? :D
 

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Heh. *I* wouldn't put in any user-accessible override, where I programming the thing. That'd be a "reflash this module" level fix. Did someone in your household bequeath your key "teen mode" without your knowledge? :D
Ha, thankfully no... but I was just wondering about it since I could see how a valet or somebody just playing around in the menus may turn it on either intentionally or not and it seems like it would be a pain to get turned off if there isn't some kind of override. Maybe it can be done through the OBD port with a special Chevy tool at the dealer... Or maybe if I enter the "Contra code" using the steering wheel pad it turns it off :)
 

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You've got the manual. Is it possible to set that mode for NO key? Then it'll at least require your PIN (which you remember obviously) to change it.
 

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Maybe you can turn it on for your key, but set the various restrictions to off or the most permissive settings. That way it would be locked and no one could change it.

If that won't work for you, you could turn it on for your secondary key and only give that one out to a valet or mechanic, etc. so they couldn't change the settings.
 
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