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Old 01-31-2007, 01:41 AM   #21
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Excellent work, very clean install and super pics and right up
I'm tempted to try this now
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:36 AM   #22
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a 00+ Bonnie radio would not work in a 97 anything, as it would never get the correct computer generated signal to turn the radio on when you click the key forward.

Another quesiton, have you tried doing the onboard diagnostics through OnStar?

...another thing I'm wondering now. The Buick Rendezvous is offered with what appears to be an identical GPS unit, and the vehicle can be equiped with the heads up display... thinking...maybe? I don't know that it will control the monsoon amp...but it would be kinda interesting to see the differences in the units.
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this is a wicked nice write-up . Can yoou give us a night shot of the system?

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I was hoping for a little better quality, but here are a few.







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thats crazy! good work wow now what do you think the chances are of putting a factory 2000 + bonnie unit into a 97 sabre i looked and was unsure if the 2000- had ever gotten a navi unit from the factory
Unfortunately the information I have on the '97 model year vehicles is extremely limited. I suspect it wouldn't. I wish I had a better answer, but I just don't have any experience with the LeSabre. Since my data is limited it makes it even more difficult for me to say for sure.
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a 00+ Bonnie radio would not work in a 97 anything, as it would never get the correct computer generated signal to turn the radio on when you click the key forward.

Another quesiton, have you tried doing the onboard diagnostics through OnStar?

...another thing I'm wondering now. The Buick Rendezvous is offered with what appears to be an identical GPS unit, and the vehicle can be equiped with the heads up display... thinking...maybe? I don't know that it will control the monsoon amp...but it would be kinda interesting to see the differences in the units.
I contacted OnStar this morning to perform a vehicle diagnostic check. The operator told me the probe was successful and everything checked out fine - no diagnostic trouble codes were returned.
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even your steering wheel controls work as they should? amazing. I wish I had known this would work before going with the double din I had.
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I was a little concerned to start as well since I didn't want to lose this functionality. Knowing what I do now about how different devices talk to each other over the class 2 serial data bus, it all makes sense.
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I'm assuming that no translation had to be done to the databus signal? The Class-2 radios are usually VIN locked, when you ordered the Nav, did you have to provide them your VIN? Very cool install, nice work on doing it all. If you want to email or post the pin-outs on the interconnect harness you made, I'd be interested in seeing that.
No, there was no translation on the databus signals.

Here are links to the wiring for the adapter harness. It was late when I finished these but I did try and double check the accuracy of the information.





On another note, the backlighting for the buttons and disc opening consists of 17 LED'*. My next project will be to change these so it matches the rest of the instrument panel. These are all surface mount components so it will be a little more difficult.
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Okay, project finished!

I've changed the LED'* used for backlighting. They now better match the rest of the instrument panel. Here'* a couple of night pics post modification.



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dude you are amazing.....can we be friends

and Darcy, are you still planning to make a CD changer harness avaialble also (for people like me)
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