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Old 04-15-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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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)



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.



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)



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.



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



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



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



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)



10) Disconnect the wiring harness near the E-brake



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



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)



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

15) Clip the PDIM module into this console part.



16) Connect the 2 connectors to the PDIM module




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.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:52 PM   #3
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Great write up and pictures

What version software is your radio/PDIM running?
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:55 PM   #4
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sweet man... glad I just found this as I should be getting mine in tomorrow. Will be my project for next week.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:44 PM   #5
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Great write up and pictures

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 ?
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:15 PM   #7
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It says:
HW ID: CC
SW ID: CE
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:16 PM   #8
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It says:
HW ID: CC
SW ID: CE
Thanks
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:06 AM   #9
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Thanks for the write up... just did this and it really helped a lot. Now to install the steering wheel controls.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:44 AM   #10
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What was the total cost and part#'s ?
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:57 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:53 PM   #12
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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?
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:08 AM   #13
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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?
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.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:01 PM   #14
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:27 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:09 AM   #16
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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?
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:26 AM   #17
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I'd have to scan them in. I could do that Monday and post them.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:40 PM   #18
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I'd have to scan them in. I could do that Monday and post them.

sweet!! thanks...
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:57 PM   #19
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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.
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:04 PM   #20
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:57 PM   #21
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:15 PM   #22
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part number?

does anyone have the part number for this?
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:51 PM   #23
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What information does the dealer need to flash the radio?
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:16 PM   #25
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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

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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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