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jtzako 04-15-2010 08:07 PM

DIY: PDIM + USB Port installation
 
I installed the PDIM and USB port on my 1SS. I haven't yet got the software update so the radio doesn't recognize anything I plug in there.

The instructions that come with the PDIM are pretty good but the pictures aren't always clear so I took a few to help out.

Tools Needed:
9/32 socket/driver
Small Flat Blade Screw Driver
Optional: Needle nose pliers

Note: On an automatic you need to have the gear shift in D to do this and have the E-brake on.

1) Lift up on the console top cover and disconnect the wiring harnesses for Traction control, power socket and gauges. (Use something to pry it up if you cant get it with your fingers)

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0521.jpg

2) Remove the four screws fixing the gear shift to the center console. (They are in the white plastic parts)

3) Pull the center console side trim on each side outward to release the clips and remove the trims.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0522.jpg

4) Remove the screws on each side of the console rear end cover. There should be 2 on each side. (move seats forward so they are visible) The instructions say to remove the armrest as well but I did not have to do that to proceed)

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0523.jpg

5) Disconnect the wiring harness from the aux jack and power socket. Release the clips on each and push them through into the console compartment.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0527.jpg

6) Remove the screw at the front of the center console on each side.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0529.jpg

7) Remove the screw just behind the gear shift in the center console.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0530.jpg

8) Remove the 3 screws at the top rear of the console

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0531.jpg

9) Carefully lift and work the console over the gear shift assembly and remove it. Note: For automatics you need to release the 3 clips that hold the gear shift assembly to the base. (The clips are white plastic and a bit tough to release)

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0532.jpg

10) Disconnect the wiring harness near the E-brake

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0533.jpg

11) Remove the 2 screws at the rear of the console that fix it to the floor of the vehicle.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0534.jpg

12) Lift from the rear and remove that portion of the center console

13) Remove the existing wiring harness from the part removed in step 12. (It is clipped in, you do not need to cut any tape etc)

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0535.jpg

14) Install the replacement wiring harness using the built in clips.

15) Clip the PDIM module into this console part.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0536.jpg

16) Connect the 2 connectors to the PDIM module

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/IMG_0537.jpg


Now you are ready to reinstall the console and close it up. You will need to insert the USB plug and Power jack after you get the console portion back into the car. After that make sure you hook up the 3 connectors to these items.

jtzako 04-20-2010 05:43 PM

Update: I got the programming done today and it works perfectly. The dealer didnt know what software update to do so I gave them the info and they had no trouble.

slick rick 04-20-2010 05:52 PM

Great write up and pictures :thumbsup:

What version software is your radio/PDIM running?

Darth Martel 04-20-2010 05:55 PM

sweet man... glad I just found this as I should be getting mine in tomorrow. Will be my project for next week.

jtzako 04-20-2010 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slick rick (Post 1745632)
Great write up and pictures :thumbsup:

What version software is your radio/PDIM running?

I'm not sure how to tell what version it has. Is there a menu to see that ?

slick rick 04-20-2010 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtzako (Post 1745842)
I'm not sure how to tell what version it has. Is there a menu to see that ?

While in USB mode, press and hold the menu button, the radio will display the software and hardware versions.

jtzako 04-20-2010 07:15 PM

It says:
HW ID: CC
SW ID: CE

slick rick 04-20-2010 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtzako (Post 1745948)
It says:
HW ID: CC
SW ID: CE

Thanks :D

Darth Martel 05-01-2010 09:06 AM

Thanks for the write up... just did this and it really helped a lot. Now to install the steering wheel controls. :)

baranowski 05-01-2010 09:44 AM

What was the total cost and part#'s ?

jtzako 05-01-2010 09:57 AM

About $135 for the PDIM and $40 for the software programming. Since I installed it myself there was no labor charge for the PDIM part.

kengine7 05-01-2010 10:53 PM

Nice DIY on USB
 
My question is pretty basic: My LS has no USB or connectivity package, just an 1/8" aux port. Is the pdim intended to add a USB-and if so, will I have to go to a dealer and request some kind of programming update for my Ipod to play and stay charged and be controlled by the radio?:iono:

slick rick 05-01-2010 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kengine7 (Post 1795546)
My question is pretty basic: My LS has no USB or connectivity package, just an 1/8" aux port. Is the pdim intended to add a USB-and if so, will I have to go to a dealer and request some kind of programming update for my Ipod to play and stay charged and be controlled by the radio?:iono:

Yes, the PDIM will add the USB port. You will need a dealer to update/program your radio in order for the radio to recognize the PDIM.

After that you will have a USB port that functions just like the 2LT/2SS/1LT with C&C.

Jer4251 05-02-2010 08:01 PM

cant wait til these cars start hitting the junk yards in the future. it'll feel like finding a hidden treasure.

Darth Martel 05-03-2010 06:27 PM

What a chore getting this programmed today. I took the car in to get the BCM and radio reprogrammed since I put in steering wheel controls and the PDIM this weekend. I told them explicitly, "I need the BCM reprogrammed as well as the radio since I put in steering wheel controls and the PDIM for the USB port.". I went to pick up the car after work and made sure to try everything out before I left. Steering wheel controls worked perfectly but, the USB didn't work. The AUX headphone port didn't work either so, I knew they didn't flash the radio. They argued with me that they did but, NO YOU DIDN'T SINCE IT DOESN'T F'N WORK!!! So, I had to walk back to the service area and explain to the guy exactly what I did, verify that the USB port had power but didn't work, and then tell him to update the radio... AGAIN. I actually watched him do it. Took a whole 5 minutes maybe including hooking up the tech tool and logging into what he needed to on the computer. Frustrating but, it works now. Anybody who goes to get this done... be sure that your tech knows exactly what he's doing. Print out instructions as that will help him out.

2010IBMSS 05-08-2010 08:09 AM

Hey Darth, would you be able to send me the instructions for the flash process? or can anyone post the instructions for the PDIM programming?

Darth Martel 05-08-2010 08:26 AM

I'd have to scan them in. I could do that Monday and post them.

2010IBMSS 05-08-2010 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth Martel (Post 1822696)
I'd have to scan them in. I could do that Monday and post them.


sweet!! thanks...

ShadoChaser 05-08-2010 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth Martel (Post 1802147)
What a chore getting this programmed today. I took the car in to get the BCM and radio reprogrammed since I put in steering wheel controls and the PDIM this weekend. I told them explicitly, "I need the BCM reprogrammed as well as the radio since I put in steering wheel controls and the PDIM for the USB port.". I went to pick up the car after work and made sure to try everything out before I left. Steering wheel controls worked perfectly but, the USB didn't work. The AUX headphone port didn't work either so, I knew they didn't flash the radio. They argued with me that they did but, NO YOU DIDN'T SINCE IT DOESN'T F'N WORK!!! So, I had to walk back to the service area and explain to the guy exactly what I did, verify that the USB port had power but didn't work, and then tell him to update the radio... AGAIN. I actually watched him do it. Took a whole 5 minutes maybe including hooking up the tech tool and logging into what he needed to on the computer. Frustrating but, it works now. Anybody who goes to get this done... be sure that your tech knows exactly what he's doing. Print out instructions as that will help him out.

When I took mine in to be programmed, I made a copy of my PDIM installation instructions and brought them in with me, and they had me leave it in the car for the Tech. They were able to do it perfectly from that sheet alone.

That may help some of the shops understand what needs to be done.

2010 SSRS 05-08-2010 12:04 PM

looks good

Bonemaro 05-08-2010 04:57 PM

thanks for the info

darknite30 05-11-2010 12:15 PM

part number?
 
does anyone have the part number for this?

sherifdude 05-11-2010 12:51 PM

part number
 
www.gmpartsdirect.com
www.chevypartsplus.com


GM PART # 92244580
GM LIST: $189.00
OUR PRICE: $137.59









Quote:

Originally Posted by darknite30 (Post 1837390)
does anyone have the part number for this?


jeepguy_1980 05-27-2010 07:08 PM

What information does the dealer need to flash the radio?

slick rick 05-27-2010 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepguy_1980 (Post 1913016)
What information does the dealer need to flash the radio?

The PDIM comes with instructions on how to program. The dealer just needs to follow the directions.

A PDF: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...9&postcount=37

Quote:

17. Perform the radio calibration upgrade. This will allow the radio to recognise the PDIM. This is required on all vehicles that have not had the PDIM installed before.

18. Perform a PDIM calibration upgrade. This will ensure the PDIM has the latest level of software available.


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