Top Down Tech Window Valet 2005-2013 C6
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Once installed, the Window Valet for C6 is configured by using the buttons on the Driver's Instrument Center. A few clicks tells the Window Valet which features to enable.
The Window Valet for C6 plugs into the diagnostics port underneath the steering column, just past the edge of the dash trim. There's no configuration required. Just plug it in! The Window Valet for C6 does not reprogram any of the car's computers. So to reverse the install, just unplug the unit, and the C6 will immediately revert back to stock.
Simple operation: To lower the windows via remote, press the remote unlock button three times. To raise the windows, press the remote lock button three times. (Or to prevent the C6 from blowing its horn multiple times, unlock-unlock-lock may be used.) For the features to activate, the buttons must be pressed in rapid succession, with less than one second between two sequential clicks.
Special Window Venting Feature: The window venting feature allows you to use the remote to leave the windows down about half-an-inch for airflow on hot days. To use this feature, simply issue the remote window up command when both windows are already in the fully up position. The Window Valet for C6 will recognize that the windows are already up and assume that you want to vent the windows. This feature, just like the remote window control, does not require any additional configuration.
Bonus Features: The Window Valet for C6 includes several bonus features in addition to remote window control. There is a special "subtle alarm" warning mode, an unlock on hand brake feature, and a high speed/tach report.
- The "subtle alarm" mode will cause the horn to toot three times whenever someone pulls on an outside door handle while the car is locked. If a valid FOB is detected and the door unlocks because the C6's passive mode is enabled, the horn will not sound. It's a you're busted message to kids trolling for unlocked cars.
- "Unlock on brake" will unlock the doors whenever the hand brake is set. It will re-lock the doors whenever the brake is released. This feature is only available when the engine is running. It's convenient when dropping off a passenger.
- The "high speed/tach report" will show the highest speed and the highest RPM recorded by the Window Valet for C6 since it was last cleared. These values are shown directly on the speedometer and tachometer's analog needles. Only mph on a 200mph style gauge is available. To recall the values, press and hold RESET on the Instrument Panel Cluster while tapping unlock six (6) times on the driver's door panel. Speeds up to 100mph will be shown. To show the remainder over 100mph, press the GAUGES button. Press RESET again to exit, or press FUEL to clear the high values and exit.
Bonus Feature Configuration Process: To configure bonus features 1 and 2, press the driver's door panel unlock button quickly six (6) times. The tachometer will move to 1 krpm and the speedometer will either read 30 mph or 0 mph depending on whether or not the first feature (Subtle Alarm) is configured to be ON or OFF. Pressing the FUEL button will then toggle the ON/OFF configuration of the Subtle Alarm mode. Pressing another button, such as GAUGES will recall the configuration status for another feature. That feature can then be toggled ON or OFF by simply pressing its associated button again until the desired setting is achieved. Press RESET to exit configuration mode. All changes are automatically saved inside the Window Valet for C6. This data will be saved if the unit is removed and re-installed later.
|Subtle Alarm||1-FUEL||1||0=off; 30=on|
|Unlock on Brake||2-GAUGES||2||0=off; 30=on|
When configured at the factory, all bonus features are disabled so that no one is surprised by an unexpected action, such as the doors unlocking when the handbrake is set. Here's an example that shows exactly how to set the unlock on brake feature: To set the Unlock on brake feature, enter configuration mode by pressing unlock on the driver door panel six (6) times. Note that the tachometer is now reading 1 KRPM indicating that configuration mode is active and that the Subtle Alarm feature is being reviewed. Press the GAUGES button on the Instrument Panel Cluster to review the Unlock on brake feature. If fresh from the factory, the speedometer should now read 0 mph (feature off) while the tachometer will read about 2 KRPM. Press the GAUGES button again to activate the feature and note that the speedometer will now show 30 mph. (Pressing the GAUGES button another time will toggle the feature off again and indicate so by moving the speedometer back to 0 mph.) Press RESET on the Instrument Panel Cluster to exit configuration mode, or select another features to review or change.
Note: The C6 may toot its horn on the second and third remote lock commands even if its horn configuration is set to silent when locking. This is a feature of the C6, not the Window Valet, and is designed to act as a lock confirmation. To prevent the horn from blowing when remotely raising the windows, you may use the alternate window up command sequence: Unlock, Unlock, Lock.
- 2005-2013 C6 Corvette (all models)