: Cant get into Performance Mode......

10-19-05, 06:20 PM
I just had my nav unit replaced for flaking buttons. The idiots left the cds in the removed one, and they broke my ash tray spring. In addition the dealership, even after I said "be very careful with my car", the put a boot on the roof, and scratched the shit out of it. (what can I do about that?)......And today when I was trying to play with performance mode, I pressed the steering wheel t/c off button, and got the t/c off display on my gauge display, but then when I hit it again, the usual "you are now in perf. mode" did NOT display on my NAV unit. Anyone else experience this. Does this mean I am not in Perf Mode when I hit it the 2nd time. Or did they forget to connect something from the new Nav Unit, and it is simply not displaying it.

10-19-05, 06:25 PM
either you have a tire pressure sensor out (--- on the display, possibly low pressure) OR more likely the tech didn't set the new NAV up correctly to recognize it's in a V....
let me search for the thread real quick

edit: they need to use the TechII to program the new unit. Hopefully they will know how (doubtful)

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10-19-05, 06:28 PM
Thanks to CVP33 for this
- msheri01 is right... The radio has to be programmed... Also, if the Tech II used to program the radio wasn't up to date (see bulletin below) then you won't be able to go into competitive mode...


Competitive Driving Mode Not Displayed after Radio Replacement - kw ABS audio display navigation repair program Stabilitrak SWC TCS TRAC Off #PIC3174 - (Sep 29, 2004)

Competitive Driving Mode Not Displayed after Radio Replacement

The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom described in the PI.


Customer or technician may have a concern of "Competitive Driving Mode" display missing after a radio replacement. Current Tech 2 software does not support the CTS-V.


The Technician should contact Techline Customer Support Center at 1-800-828-6860 for an updated Tech 2 calibration until the release of Tech 2 software version 24.007


Please follow this diagnosis process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed. If these steps do not resolve the condition, please contact GM TAC for further diagnostic assistance.


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10-19-05, 08:03 PM
Just replaced my nav and I have the same problem. Thanks for the heads-up, guys.

10-19-05, 08:04 PM
Wow, suddenly my avatar is back!

10-19-05, 09:51 PM
Dealer needs to use the Tech 2 jobie, thing-um-a-jig to teach your NAV system recognize that it's in a V. I'll bet you can't access your personalization screen either if you check. Finally got mine fixed after 2 tries.

10-20-05, 08:41 AM
In an earlier thread concerning problems with the "flaking" navigation system buttons, I suggested that it was not worth the risk associated with replacing the unit because of the potential for new, much worse problems. I will say no more.