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Old 01-11-2009, 08:36 AM   #851
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What is the second dial control for? (the left vertical scroll dial)




Hummmm????? I would guess to dim the dash and instrument panel?
Is the first one for the dome light?
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:46 AM   #852
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The car is made with "production-intent" parts, but for the most part these are all of the parts that will be in your cars-they put that intent in there just in case IMO. You can not omit DRLs but you CAN override them via the switch. It is spring loaded, and will revert back to auto, so you would have to override each time. It seems like most of you would only want to temporarily override in specific situations, so you'll be fine. The second vertical switch I will check if I remember correctly, a big if, it controls the length of time the exterior lights wll stay on after you shut off the car? I will check
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:47 PM   #853
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im assuming one would be for interior light brightness and the other would be a time delay for the exterior lamps so they stay on for a bit after you turn the car off
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:46 PM   #854
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You can set a speed that will have an overspeed "alert" go off when you reach that speed. You can pick what you want, say 88 mph and a chime will go off when you hit that speed.
, is that to keep from traveling back in time to 1969? Where is the flux capaciter stored in this car anyway?
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:25 PM   #855
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im assuming one would be for interior light brightness and the other would be a time delay for the exterior lamps so they stay on for a bit after you turn the car off

Time delay for lights is done via "configuration" controls in the radio.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:32 PM   #856
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Time delay for lights is done via "configuration" controls in the radio.
Thanks...I knew I adjusted that somehow! What is the second switch for?
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:56 PM   #857
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Time delay for lights is done via "configuration" controls in the radio.
That's really cool.
It pretty much confirms GM used the "silver box" approach to this car's HVAC/Radio/etc controls. They're all tied into one thing.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:52 PM   #858
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Thanks...I knew I adjusted that somehow! What is the second switch for?
Can't be sure, it is not a production part by the looks of it and it isn't labled.

Me thinks this may just be a prototype part. Some research shows there is only one dial for the dimmer.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:54 PM   #859
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Time delay for lights is done via "configuration" controls in the radio.
ah ok, like i said, i assumed. i still havent seen this car in person yet. cant wait for the auto show to get here
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:39 PM   #860
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If anyone is in South Florida and is interested the car was featured with photos in this weeks Marco Sun Times. One was sent to my MI address and as soon as I get back there I will scan and post.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:21 PM   #861
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I'm fairly positive the On/Off ability will be built into the car. No need for a kit.
Thanks for the scoop! Looks similar to my 06' Impala light controls-I'll have to try that on them to see if DRL's turn off. It would also be very cool to have ability to switch on just the halo's....Is that possible?
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:31 PM   #862
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It would also be very cool to have ability to switch on just the halo's....Is that possible?
Supposedly...because they aren't the DRLs, and I've seen them on alone in person...but I can't say anything for sure.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:37 AM   #863
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Too sexy!

What is the second dial control for? (the left vertical scroll dial)




Was just curious... my pure speculative guesses were the following -

A. Ambient lighting dimmer
B. Headlight adjustment dial (angle of the headlight beams)
C. Shunt!!!

If anyone has the real answer, would like to know - just curious.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:16 AM   #864
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Hmm, I doubt it would be headlight adjustment. That's generally not something you want to be able to adjust on a whim and/or could easily change on accident. Headlight adjustments are deliberate maintenance acts. It would almost be like having a "drain oil" button.

Ambient lighting dimmer, on the other hand, makes a lot of sense.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:32 AM   #865
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Hmm, I doubt it would be headlight adjustment. That's generally not something you want to be able to adjust on a whim and/or could easily change on accident. Headlight adjustments are deliberate maintenance acts. It would almost be like having a "drain oil" button.

Ambient lighting dimmer, on the other hand, makes a lot of sense.

I agree.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:45 AM   #866
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The pics of the switches look night and day different. The one from #3 looks much better than the first one (with the 2 scrolls) My guess is the one with 2 scrolls was an existing part and they integrated it into the Camaro. Or vice versa. either way the #3 one looks great. It looks like it belongs in a very nicely finished car. The other one looks like it was from a Cavalier. I am feeling much better about the delay.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:52 AM   #867
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The pics of the switches look night and day different. The one from #3 looks much better than the first one (with the 2 scrolls) My guess is the one with 2 scrolls was an existing part and they integrated it into the Camaro. Or vice versa. either way the #3 one looks great. It looks like it belongs in a very nicely finished car. The other one looks like it was from a Cavalier. I am feeling much better about the delay.
You nailed it. The nasty-lookin' one was from one of the IVER test cars. It wasn't anywhere near complete. I just posted it to show that the DRLs can be turned off if you want.

Heather, or Number 3...could you guys speak about the nightime visibility in regards to the regular headlamps? I guess I want to know if there's any real reason to go for the HIDs. And if the standard headlights are okay -- I won't. Thanks for your input!
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:45 PM   #868
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How does the Camaro handel in the snow?

How does the Camaro do in the snow?

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Old 01-12-2009, 01:51 PM   #869
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You nailed it. The nasty-lookin' one was from one of the IVER test cars. It wasn't anywhere near complete. I just posted it to show that the DRLs can be turned off if you want.

Heather, or Number 3...could you guys speak about the nightime visibility in regards to the regular headlamps? I guess I want to know if there's any real reason to go for the HIDs. And if the standard headlights are okay -- I won't. Thanks for your input!
Hey Dragoneye, Are you as old as I am and miss things too??? Hee hee hee
Both have answered after I ask several time that the "standard" headlight were very good and they were happy with them. My 2LTwill have them.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:02 PM   #870
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How does the Camaro handel in the snow?
It handled better than we expected it to (we did have snows on the back). We had quite a bit of snow to get through in Canada and Michigan leaving for the trip and ice on the way back. Since the car has been back in Canada it has had snows put on the front too, and has handled well with recent snowfall. Of course, being used to a RWD, V8, manual takes some practice, but we were pleasantly surprised
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:04 PM   #871
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Hey Dragoneye, Are you as old as I am and miss things too??? Hee hee hee
Both have answered after I ask several time that the "standard" headlight were very good and they were happy with them. My 2LTwill have them.
Ah...I tried searching and couldn't find much on it. hmmm. Thanks! I wouldn't say I miss anything...but I rate both headlight styles the same in terms of attractiveness, and I'm on a budget. So any money that doesn't need to be spent - I don't want to spend.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:30 PM   #872
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Ambient lighting dimmer, on the other hand, makes a lot of sense.
considering neither of their cars could've even had ambient lighting (1LT & 1SS) i don't know if i can accept that. they don't put fog light switches on vehicles that don't have them, so why would they add an ABL dimmer just to taunt you?
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considering neither of their cars could've even had ambient lighting (1LT & 1SS) i don't know if i can accept that. they don't put fog light switches on vehicles that don't have them, so why would they add an ABL dimmer just to taunt you?
The picture he is talking about was out of the silver IVER (I think, Dragoneye would know) from Indy, which did have Ambient Lighting... ABL dimmer switch is plausible.
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ok. i see now. the top pic is definitely a 2LT (i'm guessing at indy) i was, for some reason, thinking one was from Heather's or Number 3's car.
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Heather,

Did any of your pics from Bryan's house turn out? If so, please post a couple. Here's some more of the shots that I took while you were there. I have to figure out which one I want to have blown up poster-sized for the shop. It was great to be able to see your car in a real world situation, side-by-side w/ the first gen cars.

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