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Old 09-19-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Whats the "MENU" on the turn signal stalk for?

the "MENU" on the turn signal for??




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Old 09-19-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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probably for the DIC controls

ill ask scott if he knows tomorrow
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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+1 My wife's Jetta is pretty much the same thing, but on another stalk
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:07 PM   #4
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Whats the "MENU" on the turn signal for?

Choosing what to have for lunch, of course!
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:41 PM   #5
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Guessing DIC like the impala's & tahoe's etc etc....so you can see your oil life monitor, tire pressures, avg mpg, instant mpg, etc.
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Guessing DIC like the impala's & tahoe's etc etc....so you can see your oil life monitor, tire pressures, avg mpg, instant mpg, etc.
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i mean hell even the suzuki suv we are driving (rental) has the gm system for tire pressure and oil like etc etc
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:49 AM   #7
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The DIC menu incorporated into the turn signal stalk is something BMW and MB have been doing for years, so it's cool to see something like that in an American car.

It cleans up the clutter of buttons on the dash board.
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:34 AM   #8
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The DIC menu incorporated into the turn signal stalk is something BMW and MB have been doing for years, so it's cool to see something like that in an American car.

It cleans up the clutter of buttons on the dash board.
and moves it to the turn signal stalk. man it reminds me of the GM stalks in the 70s 80s and early 90s whch had the wipers, and the cruise controls on top of the turn signal/high beam. on Monty the turn signal stalk only other feature is the wipers.
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:55 PM   #9
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and moves it to the turn signal stalk. man it reminds me of the GM stalks in the 70s 80s and early 90s whch had the wipers, and the cruise controls on top of the turn signal/high beam. on Monty the turn signal stalk only other feature is the wipers.

Well, for the last few years, GM has gotten into the modern (and proper) age of driver ergonomics and put a sepparate stalk on the right side of the wheel just for windshield wipers, and have put the cruise controls on the steering wheel. So the turn signal stalk has only the turn signal function, bright lamps, and DIC menu (most people aren't cycling through the DIC every few minutes anyway). Not very complicated, and very ergonomically correct.

Were it not for DIC, you'd have a dashboard that looks like this:



Which are all from a 1993 Bonneville, and I don't think you want GM to revert back to the nightmare of buttons, lights, and bells and whistles on that dashboard.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:48 PM   #10
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Did GM spell "gauges" wrong in that last pic??
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:06 PM   #11
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According to Webster's college dictionary - gage is an acceptable variation for gauge. The words origin is unknown.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:11 PM   #12
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:14 PM   #13
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It's a non-standard but correct spelling, English being the crazy language that it is!
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:45 PM   #14
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Hmm. Did people spell it that way in 1993?

Either there wasn't enough room for "gauges," people spelled it that way, or someone screwed up...
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:10 PM   #15
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It's for the DIC. This one is much more involved than most of GM's other ones, afaik -- lots of little stuff integrated into it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:31 PM   #16
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Hmm. Did people spell it that way in 1993?

Either there wasn't enough room for "gauges," people spelled it that way, or someone screwed up...
My 83 Camaro service manual spells it "Gages"
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I think either way is an acceptable spelling in the english language, but "gauges" may be the more sophisticated "European" spelling, similar to "rumors" and "rumours".
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:05 PM   #18
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lol gages... ok well to get a little back on topic I was wonding if it has been confirmed the Camaro will have instant mpg? I really like that feature and hope it is avaliable!
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:24 PM   #19
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lol gages... ok well to get a little back on topic I was wonding if it has been confirmed the Camaro will have instant mpg? I really like that feature and hope it is avaliable!
I would think so. The G8 has it as well.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:42 PM   #20
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I would think so. The G8 has it as well.
Me 3, this will be quite useful in finding out if your driving style might be a little too "extreme" so you can adjust your right foot accordingly.
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Me 3, this will be quite useful in finding out if your driving style might be a little too "extreme" so you can adjust your right foot accordingly.
Yup, I would like to compare what mileage I get to my buddy's V6 Accord (has instant mpg also), hopefully I can beat him! Then of course after that I will take him in a race.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:10 PM   #22
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Yup, I would like to compare what mileage I get to my buddy's V6 Accord (has instant mpg also), hopefully I can beat him! Then of course after that I will take him in a race.



Lol, from 4mpg to 99mpg. 07 Impala SS FTW.
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i must be old..... i learn how to spell it as GAGE.... hooked on phonics comes to mind....
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:20 PM   #24
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The DIC menu incorporated into the turn signal stalk is something BMW and MB have been doing for years, so it's cool to see something like that in an American car.

It cleans up the clutter of buttons on the dash board.
Yeah, it's on my '94 - pretty handy, it lets you scroll through items from the on-board computer right on the dash (scroll through miles per gallon, distance left to destination, time left to destination, etc)... with 15 years past since then, I can't wait to see what cool stuff is included (if it's a fraction of what the corvette's does, I'll be happy)
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