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Project HUD

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So I saw this on eBay and the price was too good to pass up...

Look at this on eBay:


Won it and its being shipped here and once the weather clears so I can drive the Camaro this is another little project to add to the car along with finalizing my brembo upgrade and egx body kit.

I'm hoping I can just cut the dash (it's hollow) buy the HUD defrost nozzle and wire it up with the HUD dash switch and it'll be a go.

Don't want nor need acc so that removes most of the headache however does anyone know if there's any special programming needed to activate this once I hook everything up or once wired up will it just work (highly unlikely).

Any assist guys? Especially looking for insight from the other gurus (this means you ddadler!)
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the info control switch ... that's to the left of the cluster next to the driver's side a/c vent outlet?
if so, that's
$59.44 - list price
$42.35 - your price

and the connector
$34.00 - list price
$21.25 - your price

the HUD connector
$244.74 - list price
$152.96 - your price

the dash pad comes in two colors (ebony/black and cocoa/brown)
your vin might help in getting the correct color but it's possible you have an interior that the HUD option was not available with
(it was only available with RPOs 4AL, 4BF, & 4BC)
either way the price is very similar
list price ~$123
forum price ~$88

all parts still available from GM
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it's probably a low demand issue due to the fact that the option was sold to a very limited number of vehicles
plus it's a premium feature

says it's 'with leads' so that leads me to think it's a pigtail
I think so. Send me a pm tomorrow to remind me to check.
with regards to MDI/SPS programming vs the TechII if you want to flash a module or option that a vehicle doesn't have you have to call GM TechLine and get them to add that option to the VIN so when you program it with the MDI using the VIN the option is there

we ran into this recently turning on cruise control for a chevy cruze
(oh the irony of a cruze that didnt' have cruise)

the customer didn't explain themselves clearly to us and the tech and I worked for about a half hour trying to figure out why the customer would say that cruise wasn't working when the car clearly didn't come with the cruise control option

when we went back to the customer they explained better that they wanted us to turn cruise on... that was news to me
so my tech called techline and they said that this is the new normal - lots of simple options will no longer require new parts but just new software
so techline added the option and my tech reflashed with the MDI and all was good
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we can't program it like that
it has to be in the car to be programmed

there probably is some way to bench program but dealers don't have access to the equipment, tools or knowledge info

another consideration is if GM TechLine will alter the option for you or not

some option adding (like the cruise control i mentioned earlier) maybe sanctioned and some may not be sanctioned

the only way to know is to try i guess
that was the driver's info switch connector (88988295) not the headlamp switch

it was not a pigtail ... the parts catalog says "without leads"
not sure if you know but to be clear the 'without leads' designation on the DIC switch connector means no terminals or wires, just bare plastic connector body only
parts catalog only shows one duct for all LHD STS cars
"tapping nut" is the generic industry term i believe ...
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