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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:06 am    Post subject:  Driver Information Center Integration. Anyone Done It? Reply with quote

So I've seen some of the projects the great bbengineer has done, one of them is adding the DIC from an LS to a base model, and I visited a junkyard today and brought the overhead console and its harness to plug into my car sometime. I'd like to know if the harness from an Impala that has a sun roof would still make it functional when installed in a car that doesn't have one. I'm talking about the compass and outside air temperature displays working, bc obviously the sun roof switch isn't going to work. I'd like to have a good yes or no so I dont have to tear off my headliner if I don't have to. TIA

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:30 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yes, it will work fine. I have a DIC w/ sunroof switch (and no sunroof) in my car.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Where is this how-to you're referring to, BaseLS?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Yes, it will work fine. I have a DIC w/ sunroof switch (and no sunroof) in my car.


Thank you, Frank Very Happy I'll be installing this soon then, hopefully

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Where is this how-to you're referring to, BaseLS?


Here ya go
http://www.bbengineer.com/cars/impala/dic.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks!

I've been wondering if there was something I could do with the DIC cubby besides keep my sunglasses in there Laughing

Edit: Um, yeah... never mind. Way over my head.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Edit: Um, yeah... never mind. Way over my head.


There's really nothing difficult about it, just the caution that you need to have when removing the rear, side plastic trim by the seat. I've practiced on 3 other Impalas and haven't had a problem. What I need to do now is make sure I don't screw up when cutting the headliner. Sometimes you jut gotta do it, that's my motivation: If i don't do it now, I never will

When I first started modding, I didn't have confidence in my abilities. Now that I do I feel comfortable doing these kinds of mods

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah, well, I'm not fartin' around with wiring and harnesses and all that crap. It's a pain in the arse, but I'm not going to pay someone to do it, either, because it's not something I particularly want, just think it'd be nice to have.

I'm paying to have exhaust fabbed and downpipe installed, because these are things I want.
I'll be installing the intake manifold, throttle body, and intake myself, because I can do these things, even if I've never done them before.

But electrical work? F**k that Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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But electrical work? F**k that Laughing


^^^ ROFL

I can absolutely relate to that, I used to say screw anything electrical, mainly bc I didn't really understand it and it all seemed complicated, but I've learned and it's still a PITA, but i can put up with it now Laughing

But I know where you're coming from with what you said, I understand. This is something I want to do now just bc I saw it at the junkyard. Hope it goes well for us and our current mods in progress Big Thumbs Up

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Electrical wiring is to intimidating for me personally. Or else I would have fog lights, extra reverse lights, or the dual tail light mod.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Electrical wiring is to intimidating for me personally. Or else I would have fog lights, extra reverse lights, or the dual tail light mod.


That is exactly why I haven't done the quad headlights, quad tails, and reverse light relocation. But I am in the process of adding fog lights, making my own harness Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Electrical wiring is to intimidating for me personally. Or else I would have fog lights, extra reverse lights, or the dual tail light mod.


Im With Stupid

Always loved those quad tails.. Cool

(I still grin when I see the new Mustangs at a light with turn signal on)
(I think it was BBE that did the sequential turns?)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Always loved those quad tails.. Cool
(I still grin when I see the new Mustangs at a light with turn signal on)
(I think it was BBE that did the sequential turns?)

I like quad tails, but I'm not sure if you make the extension (new harness) tap into the current brake light harness, so that's why I haven't done that mod yet Sad

Yea, when I saw that Impalas had the sequential turn lights way before mustangs had em, I was like: thank BB for that idea

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