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Old 02-04-2007, 08:02 AM   #11
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GMCSonoma...

Do you have a part number for the SIR coil with harness?

I am wanting to do the same thing you are with the steering wheel controls.

Also, did the techs say anything about reprogramming the dash intergration module?

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GMCSonoma...

One more question....can you ask your tech the following?

Is the SIR coil in our SE'* the same as the SIR coil for the model with steering wheel controls?

I have access to a wheel and the wiring harness so it might be a direct bolt in!

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I guess we would have to check the exisitng harness connector to see of the option is installed. Basically the wiring from the column to the radio itself.

If that is there might be easier to install a whole column from a donor car.

Please keep me informed as to what you discover.

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If I'm right the plan is to pull the existing steering wheel and look for the connector correct?

Sounds like the right plan to me and hopefully GM tried to save money by making all the columns the same.

In my experience with my 95 and 97'*, it seems as though the remainder of the wiring may be there. Although I'd check to ensure the wiring is complete the whole way (whick will be a pain).
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Yes, I hope that GM saved money by making 1 wirin harness and plugged in the optional components when trimming out the cars.
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This would be a sweeeet add on. let us know..... oh heck man find a garage or freeze a little the suspense is killllling me
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One thing to consider.

Stick with me for a moment to make a point. In the 97'* myself and Matt (Canadian) both happen to have, we were investigating a way of making the HUD reading able to swap from KMPH to MPH and back. Older years had a switch, ours don't. Through the research I found that in the US models a certain pin that is ground or not to control this feature is wired from the hud to the main dash connector. After that connector the US models don't have any wire continuting to the ground splice by the passenger door, the Canadian models have that wiring.

My point is instead of using a universal item with a switch like they did previously, they simply had a different main vehicle harness for Canadian vs US. I'm sure there were other changes as well, but when you look for the wiring....don't stop if you find some in the column, follow it all the way to the radio.
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Well Bill, that'* the plan...to look at the base of the column for a loose pigtail or to inspect if it is taped up or alike.

The dash harness is the same for my car, or one identically equipped, only with UK3, & with no part# supersessions, that too might mean that all I need to install is the new SIR coil, the new wheel and reprogram the BCM-DIM...

It'* a $400 investment for a new wheel & coil, but to me it'* worth it to have this feature...
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