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Old 03-24-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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DIY: Installing steering wheel audio and phone controls on Camaro !

Well gm is finally listening. when i get mine in ill let you know what pins and terminal end numbers
#PIC5320: Adding Radio Steering Wheel Control Switch (RPO NZL) - (Jan 26, 2010)

Subject:Adding Radio Steering Wheel Control Switch (RPO NZL)

Models:2010 Chevrolet Camaro


The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.
<A href="http://gsi.xw.gm.com/si/showDoc.do?docSyskey=2388518&from=sm#ss1-2388518">Condition/Concern:

A customer may inquire if it is possible to install steering wheel mounted audio controls on a vehicle that was not originally built with that option.
<A href="http://gsi.xw.gm.com/si/showDoc.do?docSyskey=2388518&from=sm#ss2-2388518">Recommendation/Instructions:

It is possible to install audio Steering Wheel Controls (SWC) at the customer's expense. This modification will require installation of the appropriate right hand steering wheel control switch, Steering Wheel Pad Accessory harness, and recalibration of the BCM. You may need to contact Techline Customer Support Center (TCSC) for a VCI number to recalibrate the BCM. Since this is not a warrantable repair, TCSC may charge a fee for this service.
Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.
GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.

APPROXIMATE price of parts:
switch: 92219336 $25.45
harness (auto w/paddle shift): 92236307 $31.10
harness (manual): 92236309 $38.92


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Old 03-24-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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Just give me a few more days to get my parts and check wiring that way you can install and wire. That way all you pay for is the programming. Trust me the actual switch and harness is not hard. to run wire to the bcm isnt either but they will charge you like it is the most difficult thing in the world because they dont know what to do. If nothing else i will post bcm connector and pin number also steering wheel end that way you can hand it to them and they dont have to charge you for looking it up and "diagnosis" of how to install.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:56 PM   #3
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I am now the proud owner of a 1ss w/ steering wheel controls. all buttons work including mute and volume and even phone for onstar. Bring in document i posted earlier pic5320. doc id# 2388518 with you to service dept. I talked to techline assistance w josh he was very helpful you might let the tech know to talk to him so you can get it programmed. $50 programming fee from techline plus what dealer will charge to program and install harness if you chose to go that route. will post pics with instructions on how to install to trey and save you some money after i get home and off work. Thanks for all the patience and good luck. any questions feel free to message me and ask. WE HAVE VICTORY PEOPLE
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:00 PM   #4
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Yes either order complete wheel or parts listed earlier for auto or stick. It works great.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:29 PM   #5
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sorry guys had some technical problems with my home computer had to charge laptop. anyways here goes as requested part numbers are as follows switch 92219336 harness for six speed manual 92236309 harness for auto w paddle shift 92236307.
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first step as always is to disconnect the battery so as to not set off the airbags. dont be afraid of them if you are careful they are not a problem with no power. there is a small hole in the side of the steering wheel insert a small tool i use a flat blade pocket screw driver and push in on the metal tabs i took pics of the tabs w air bag off to show you what you are pushing against
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:37 PM   #7
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next remove the air bag connectors using that same screw driver carefully pry under the retainer to remove then pry up on connector and it will come lose same for both connectors
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:40 PM   #8
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next disconnect the wires by pressing in on one wire connectors and releasing retainer one going to steering wheel coil
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #9
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next cut green tie strap or whatever color is there holding harness to wheel new harness comes with new retainers. then the fun part removing the silver trim ring around wheel basically it is just pressed into the rubber in the wheel. carefully pry it loos around the edges and it will come out
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:50 PM   #10
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next remove the blank filler on right side of wheel and install new switch. next unplug harness from left switch and discard. install new harness to switches and press the silver trim ring back into wheel startin at inside of switches and moving out
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:56 PM   #11
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then install new wires onto retainer making sure not to pinch any wires black on left green on right. then reinstall the air bag connectors pushing them in first then pushing in retainers fully finally just line up airbag and push it onto wheel firmly. reconnect battery and get your bcm programmed at dealer. side note the switch light will work right away but not the features themselves until you get it updated
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:03 PM   #12
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well guys sorry about the big pics had to load off of flash drive from work couldnt resize. I hope this helps and saves you some money and problems at the dealer. would love to hear if you are as successful as i am and if you have any questions ill check back tomorrow and every once in a while. like i said before $50 program fee they will charge from techline plus what they charge to install update in your bcm. again the guy at techline i talked to is josh and he said he would try and help and said i could give out his name to help in easier programming and less wait time. probably about an hour total to get program from gm and install in car. if they wont do it or say it cant be done let me know and ill do it at our dealer in alabama. far for some of you but hopefully you wont need it with all this info. thanks again for the support and thank you toasty for the document you found couldnt have gotten it taken care of without that..
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:19 PM   #13
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this is excellent dude !!!! great job !!!!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:24 PM   #14
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so how much are all the parts then plus the service charges? would just be nice to have the total cost all in one post. thanks so much for your diligence and work in getting this done for the community
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:27 PM   #15
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The labor will depend on the hourly rate of your dealer. The dealer I go to charges $92/hour.

techsupport, you ARE the man!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:29 PM   #16
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Im sorry to say i dont have the answer for that one. i actually work at a gm dealer so i got the parts at cost and all i had to pay for was the 50 dollar techline fee since i work in service dept i didnt have to pay for install and program fee. normally we charge half an hour for programming so whatever the labor rate is in your area plus the parts and $50 fee for special program again sorry but i dont know how much it will cost total
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:35 PM   #17
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if you want i can get with the parts guy and see what the switch and harness would cost normally together but i dont know on the labor. just dont let them get you on the fee for vci program it is only $50 from gm and then what they charge to install in your car
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:21 AM   #18
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if you wouldn't mind getting the pricing from the parts guy on the switch and the harness that would rock... I can do the install itself so really just have to worry about paying for the parts and the reprogram. Thanks very much techsupport. People like you is why this community kicks ass.
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:27 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the info TechSupport, I think I'm gonna change the wheel myself, do you know what size Torx drive I will need to remove my steering wheel bolt? The Manual tells me what the Torgue spec is, but not the size.

Edit: I found out the size of the Torx Drive is T45. Changed it myself, now to get it activated.

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Old 03-27-2010, 07:31 AM   #20
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Well I answered my own question... gmpartsdirect.com breaks it down like this

switch: 92219336 $25.45
harness (auto w/paddle shift): 92236307 $31.10
harness (manual): 92236309 $38.92


It would be interesting to see what the parts guy at the dealership would want for them to see the markup. I was at my dealership yesterday and my sales guy, Patrick, called over and checked for me to see how much some splash guards would be and the lowest, with Patrick's employee discount was $170. They're $145 on gmpartsdirect. There's always some markup. I can't imagine it being too bad on the switch and the harness but, who knows. Capitalism at it's finest.
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:01 AM   #21
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Great news Techsupport, YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!!!!!! I think I will be doing this mod very soon myself.

I'd like to ask a question concerning any impacts to the warranty. Does this affect our warranty in anyway?

I ask this because I was advised by my local dealer that changes to the BCM programming can/will void the warranty "in total" because it modifys the build sheet.

I'm not trying to start a debate or dampen this great acheivement. I'm just wanting to know what, if any, impacts this may cause. If we are charged the fee for reprogramming, does this mean that it is supported under the warranty??

Techsupport, can you look into this for us and advise on how GM support views this mod??? Please..
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Just dropped about $400 at gmpartsdirect. Ordered the PDIM, splash guards, and the steering wheel switch and harness. Now here's to hoping the dealership won't assrape me on updating the radio and BCM. I figure getting it all done at once would be the smart move. Now, on to today's projects. Installing a CAI and stripping the wax off and Zainoing it. I'll post back in this thread once I get everything installed and software updated. I bet gmpartsdirect is going to have an influx of orders now that techsupport has gotten this to work. Way to go buddy.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:29 AM   #23
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as far as warranty goes the dealerships usually say it will block warranty for one of two reasons. one they have no idea to do what you are asking and two an aftermarket program will change warranty. Here is the beautiful thing about this the parts and program are gm. they cant say you messed up the bcm by installing their program. when the techline programs your car they write a new program to your vin. if and when you had a bcm go bad and got it replaced at any gm dealer when they went to replace and reprogram there wouldnt be an issue because it would reprogram for steering wheel controls without them doing anything it will already be part of your cars program from now on. with the bulletin i posted gm is admitting to letting you install this program. the reason warranty will not cover it and you have to pay for the program is because it is basically an accessory like a set of running boards on a truck or adding heated seat package supported by gm. you still have to pay for them and the install because there is nothing wrong with your vehicle. warranty issues are only covered if there is a defect or something wrong with your vehicle. the only thing wrong is that gm didnt offer this in the 1ss to begin with. hope that clears it up for you.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:20 PM   #24
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:22 PM   #25
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Badass! Bookmarking this one, as she really wants the cloth seats, but I can't live without the gauge cluster and the sw audio controls- makes the steering wheel look balanced. Great write up! Thanks for posting!
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