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Old 04-13-2011, 12:15 AM   #1
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ok so basically next thurs i plan on making a 10 hr drive in the dark. i was wondering if the 99 park ave has the wiring already on the non hud cars. if not ill just say forget it and set to cruise. just curious. if you guys arent sure, how do i remove the black front most piece where the defroster is? i included a pic

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Many people have researched this, and the consensus is that if your car didn't have it from the factory, then you're in for a lot of cutting and wiring. But it'* plenty doable if you're committed.
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Who are the many people Colin? There'* no cutting needed unless the car never came with a hud available dash.

PA'* had the option of HUD. HUD in itself is 8 wires to hook up. There'* a post or two here where I helped a couple guys put it in. Overall it'* easy once the dash is on the floor.
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My 96 GP didn't come with a HUD but I had the harness available in the dash. It just took a bit of searching to find it, then installation was a snap.
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99% of the cars don't have that harness though. Certain years GM put things like that in, most years it didnt' exist.

I pulled a few 92-99 H/C body dashes and never found anything extra. Kinda wished for it though.
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Who are the many people Colin?
I mis-spoke; meant to say many people have asked about it.

I'd rank it up there with "How do I make my car go faster?", "What'* the best oil?", and "Can I just bolt on a supercharger and drive?"
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It'* just an unbolt dash, wire up 8 or so wires and bolt the new dash in place.

Ok, maybe I make that sound easy, but it'* a cosmetic type of mod that doesn't take extensive tuning or drivetrain work.
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any ideas on how to take the dash apart? all i have is the stupid haynes manual for "full size gm vehicles from 1985-2005" with a picture of a delta88 on the cover

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I haven't looked up a PA, but the Bonne was 4-6 bolts near the middle of the dash, 5 small ones by the window and undo the main electrical.. it'* in your hands.
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