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    Adapting European DIC into Catera

    I have a 1999 Catera and I was wondering if anyone knew how difficult it would be to put in the European version of the Catera gauge cluster with the Driver Information Center (DIC) and GPS?

    Here is a picture of what the European version looks like, the DIC takes the place of the volt and oil pressure gauges.



    What would I need top do the job? Sensors? GPS unit? I presume the gauge cluster will fit.

    Thanks for the info,
    Ian

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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    you might want to find out if you can get north American maps for that gps first.
    if so cool
    you would need:
    radio
    gauge cluster
    wiring harness
    gps antenna

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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    How do u get the cluster and the wood grain kit

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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    You will need the following.

    Navigation radio NCDC 2011 / 2013 / 2015
    CID (Color Info Display)
    Navigation Maps
    Wiring harness
    GPS antenna + wiring
    Needs to programmed with Tech 2

    You will need to make some modification to the car wiring.

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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    I wouldn't do it. Don't go looking for problems. However looks nice!

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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    Where can I get that steering wheel, damn its nice, I really enjoy that wood grain it almost looks cherry, and seeing that manual transmission is making me jealous of the guys over the pond, and the speedometer '260' mine only says '240' another bonus for them chaps , now for the CID that doesn't need to be a GPS unit display does it? could it be used to display certain information from the computer? or any of the million and a half sensors this car has ? just a shot in the dark really.

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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    You will need a NCDC 2011 / 2013 / 2015 to control the CID, without one of these HU you will not be able to get it to work.

    Here some photo's, replacing to original radio CDR 2005 with MID to a NCDC 2015 with CID and a Telematica Unit and Bose.






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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    Very nice. <3 the steering wheel, any one know where I can get one ?

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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    Many thanks Kodan for the info. I guess it's not worth it since I would need too many pieces. And, the gauge cluster might not even fit.

    I am surprised though that the Catera doesn't have any sort of DIC as other Caddies do. This Catera has a much better interior and way
    more features than my neighbour's 01 Deville, which does have a DIC.

    Ian

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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    wow that's crazy, those cars have an image like crap over here no one wants them anymore, due to high taxes on the old diesel engines and the high gas prices.

    What you are looking for is the Opel Omega of the model years 2001 and 02. I think, if you know what you need, you could get everything here from every local junkyard for not too much money, I mean, you can get the whole car for 1000 Euros like this http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat...ries=EstateCar

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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    hello, how are you sir. I have Opel omega 2003 petrol 2.2 with information display and I want to replace it with color graphical information display and I will pay all the coast even if you need to come to Jordan I will pay for that too(Jordan is a Arab country near Israel)

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    Re: Adapting European DIC into Catera

    Quote Originally Posted by shadi View Post
    I want to replace it with color graphical information display
    That is possible, depends on what the current radio is.

    and I will pay all the coast even if you need to come to Jordan I will pay for that too(Jordan is a Arab country near Israel)
    That would be a challenge.

    Peter

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