Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Side object sensor programming and setup

NOTE:

  • DO NOT program a side object sensor - left unless directed to by a service procedure or a service bulletin. If the side object sensor - left is not properly configured with the correct calibration software, the side object sensor - left will not control all of the vehicle features properly.
  • Ensure the programming tool is equipped with the latest software and is securely connected to the data link connector. If there is an interruption during programming, programming failure or side object sensor - left damage may occur.
  • Stable battery voltage is critical during programming. Any fluctuation, spiking, over voltage or loss of voltage will interrupt programming. When required install the EL-49642 SPS Programming Support Tool to maintain system voltage. If not available, connect a fully charged 12 V jumper or booster pack disconnected from the AC voltage supply. DO NOT connect a battery charger.
  • Turn OFF or disable systems that may put a load on the vehicles battery such as; interior lights, exterior lights (including daytime running lights), HVAC, radio, etc.
  • During the programming procedure, follow the SPS prompts for the correct ignition switch position.
  • Clear DTCs after programming is complete. Clearing powertrain DTCs will set the Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) system status indicators to NO.

Diagnostic Aids

The B218R Side Object Sensor Module - Right is not programmable separately. This module is programmed by B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left after it has been programmed. If a right side module is replaced, follow this procedure to update the module.

Replace and Program Control Module or Reprogram Control Module

To program a replacement or an existing B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left, perform the following procedure:

  1. Access the Service Programming System (SPS) and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. On the SPS Supported Controllers screen, select B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left - Programming and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. At the end of programming, choose the "Clear All DTCs" function on the SPS screen.

Unsuccessful Programming Recovery

In the event of an interrupted or unsuccessful programming event, perform the following steps:

  1. Ignition ON. Ensure the B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left, DLC and programming tool connections are secure and the SPS software is up to date.
  2. Verify the B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left can be reprogrammed.
  • If the B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left cannot be reprogrammed
  1. Ignition OFF for one minute, ignition ON.
  2.  Verify the B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left can be reprogrammed.
  • If the B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left cannot be reprogrammed, replace the B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left.
  • If the B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left can be reprogrammed.
  1. All OK.
  • If the B218L Side Object Sensor Module - Left can be reprogrammed
  1. All OK.

Repair Instructions

Perform the Diagnostic Repair Verification after completing the repair.

Control Module References for side object sensor module - left replacement, programming and setup.

SUNROOF CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING AND SETUP

When replacing the sunroof motor/control module, the sunroof motor/actuator initialization/teach procedure must be followed.

Existing or New Motor

For the sunroof motor/actuator initialization/teach procedure refer to Sunroof Motor/Actuator Initialization/Teach Process .

TELEMATICS COMMUNICATION INTERFACE CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING AND SETUP

Special Tools

EL-49642 SPS Programming Support Tool

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools .

Each of the following service procedures require programming or setup procedures to be performed on the telematics communication interface control module.

Communication Interface Module Replacement

NOTE:

  • It is critical to use the service replacement telematics communication interface control module only in the vehicle for which it was ordered.
  • Failure to perform the following procedures will result in a red LED, DTC(s) being set, and limited or incomplete OnStar services.
  • An OnStar button press to the OnStar call center is not required to complete the procedure.
  • It may take up to 24 hours for OnStar service to become fully activated after performing the procedures.
  • Perform the following procedure only once. Repeat attempts of the procedure may result in a delay of the activation process.
  • To fully activate an OnStar module, both the setup and activation request procedures must be completed on all vehicles with and without an active OnStar subscription to insure the unit has been setup properly for the vehicle it has been installed into and also to update the OnStar with the correct unit information.
  • To initialize the Turn-by-Turn feature, the vehicle must first be driven In open sky condition at speeds greater than 10 mph (16 kph) or more for a minimum of 5 miles (8 km) , and perform at least 2 left and 2 right 90 degree turns coming to complete stops prior to each turn.
  • On vehicles up fitted with TTY capabilities, it is necessary to perform a power cycle of the OnStar Interface Module (OTIM), and toggle the TTY mode after completing the telematics communication interface control module installation and setup procedures.
  1. Install EL-49642 SPS programming support tool .
  2. Access the Service Programming System (SPS) and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. On the SPS Supported Controllers screen, select ONSU Onstar Module Setup and Service Activation and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. At the end of programming, choose the "Clear All DTCs" function on the SPS screen.
  5. The default language for the new telematics communication interface control module is English. To change to an alternate language, access the scan tool.
  6. Inform the customer that it may take up to 24 hours for the OnStar service to become fully activated.

THEFT DETERRENT MODULE PROGRAMMING AND SETUP

Replace and Program ECU or Reprogram ECU

This ECU does not require SPS programming or any setup procedures.

SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

SPECIAL TOOLS

SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

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