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Old 02-23-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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Steering Wheel Controls and PDIM Add-On HUGE question

Does the BCM update apply to both, like its the same update? Or is it one update for the Steering Wheel and one for the PDIM? If it's just one update, can you install the PDIM for example, update it, and install the steering wheel controls later and have it work right away?
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:28 AM   #2
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No they are separate updates. I did exactly that, I installed my PDIM, got it working and then I installed my SWC a few months later and had to take it in to get programmed before it would work.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:44 AM   #3
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I installed the PDIM and steering wheel controls on the same day and took the car in to get them activated and was amazed that the service people didn't even know that they were separate. The reprogrammed the BCM for the steering wheel controls and when I picked the car up told me it was all ready. When I went to check to see if everything worked, the USB did nothing nor did the normal AUX jack. They argued with me up and down that they did everything required. When I told them that the PDIM and steering wheel controls were separate issues they looked at me like I had 3 heads. I had to actually go back into the garage area and #1 prove to them that it was a programming issue since the USB did have power on it (so it was hooked up correctly) and #2 tell them how to program it (with the instructions I had left with them earlier in the day). Complete incompetence. I should have gotten overtime that day (since I work for GM). Be sure to have documentation for both and repeat many times that it's 2 separate programming instances. The steering wheel controls need a BCM reprogram and the PDIM needs a simple radio update (not a reprogram). They simply update your car's profile on the master GM site that you now have a PDIM and then they send that information to your radio. Whole process for the PDIM takes like 5 minutes. The BCM is 45 so in total you should only pay for an hour of labor.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies! It seems like YMMV when it comes to knowledge and prices for the dealerships. I'll give them a call before I install anything. Thanks again!
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