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      Dash switches

      I am monkeying around with my climate controls and was curious if it matters which slot the buttons are plugged into. Anyone know? Can I move the buttons around and still have them function as intended or are they locked to certain slots?

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      I don't know this for certain, but... Pretty sure they only work "where intended". From what I've seen the order is the same across cars for the same features.

      At the same time, don't think it'll harm anything to try them in different spots and see what happens! (I'd wait for a second opinion on that though.)
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      Quote Originally Posted by silent-circuit View Post
      I don't know this for certain, but... Pretty sure they only work "where intended". From what I've seen the order is the same across cars for the same features.

      At the same time, don't think it'll harm anything to try them in different spots and see what happens! (I'd wait for a second opinion on that though.)
      Opinion mine - monkeyed with my switches to try and test a backlight in one, it didn't entirely freak out but my buttons didn't go back to working normally until a few restart cycles. Not sure if I had to pull a battery terminal or not... Best leave 'em alone. Positions are definitely set in VIDA.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tabormeister View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by silent-circuit View Post
      I don't know this for certain, but... Pretty sure they only work "where intended". From what I've seen the order is the same across cars for the same features.

      At the same time, don't think it'll harm anything to try them in different spots and see what happens! (I'd wait for a second opinion on that though.)
      Opinion mine - monkeyed with my switches to try and test a backlight in one, it didn't entirely freak out but my buttons didn't go back to working normally until a few restart cycles. Not sure if I had to pull a battery terminal or not... Best leave 'em alone. Positions are definitely set in VIDA.

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      Fair enough! Pretty much what I'd figured. Thanks for confirmation.
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      The CEM buttons can be moved around. The sockets are not specific, the code is hard slaved in the switch itself. You can put them in whatever order you want, just need to have the key in position 2 when you reconnect the battery.


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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      The CEM buttons can be moved around. The sockets are not specific, the code is hard slaved in the switch itself. You can put them in whatever order you want, just need to have the key in position 2 when you reconnect the battery.


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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      The CEM buttons can be moved around. The sockets are not specific, the code is hard slaved in the switch itself. You can put them in whatever order you want, just need to have the key in position 2 when you reconnect the battery.


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      Huge, thank you.


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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      The CEM buttons can be moved around. The sockets are not specific, the code is hard slaved in the switch itself. You can put them in whatever order you want, just need to have the key in position 2 when you reconnect the battery.


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      Sick! I definitely didn't do that. Good to know.

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