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Old 04-14-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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Howdy. Got wondering about this...could a HUD from a 1990s+ Vette or Pontiac be retrofitted into an '89 3800 powered car? Do these have their own computer module? Does it communicate with the ECM or BCM or PCM or something? Thanks.
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If KEOTOK was able to HUD his earlier Gen (1990 I think?), sure it'* possible. We've had 2 other SE'* convert as well.
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Not to hijack, but would it be possible to fit a C6 Corvette HUD into a 00' Bonneville without and extensive amount of work? Thanks, Brad
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Doesnt the HUD rely on a HUD specific windshield that teflects the display bqack at you?
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Doesnt the HUD rely on a HUD specific windshield that teflects the display bqack at you?
yes, how ever i have a friend that works a speedy auto glass and he told me when they get a costomer that cant or wont pay for the expensive HUD glass they put a small pice of extremly transparent tint on the glat were it would relect back at you so that you get the same affect
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The HUD does have the special windshield, but many people opt not to replace it if they can't afford it. It'll just ghost the image since the image would reflect off both planes of the glass, not just one like the HUD specific one.

As for using a C6 one, probably not as the shape is different most likely. I have a 98 GP, 93, 95, 97 and soon 94 and 96 HUD'* here and the bonnevilles are all smaller than the GP. I'm sure you could make it work with time and a dremel, but that'* not something I would do.

As for how it works, I was reading the manual on the GP one and it uses the indicators off the PCM. I think it is 4000 pulses/miles from the VSS line for the 98 GP. The bonneville should work the same way so you'd just have to check the numbers and wire it up.
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. I think it is 4000 pulses/miles from the VSS line for the 98 GP. The bonneville should work the same way so you'd just have to check the numbers and wire it up.
the Bonneville is also 4000 pulses/min
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. I think it is 4000 pulses/miles from the VSS line for the 98 GP. The bonneville should work the same way so you'd just have to check the numbers and wire it up.
the Bonneville is also 4000 pulses/min
huh?
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