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Thread: HOW TO: DIY VIM unlock, enable Reverse Cam for v9, and other radio tweaks

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    Got my reverse cam install all buttoned up and the car back together. I still need to adjust the angle of the reverse cam a little bit. All the wiring is hidden and overall, I think it turned out pretty good.

    I was able to hide the rca cables and the HDMI to RCA converter box behind the side panel of the radio on the passenger's side. There's actually quite a bit of room back there underneath the radio and behind the center stack. I have an HDMI cord running from the converter box into the glove box. I haven't figured out what I'm going to run for video playback yet, but when I do everything is already wired.



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    Waiting for you to get your hands on a series 2 setup. Im curious as to what else can be changed in my iq system. Also waiting for you to start messing with aus only clusters I have a few 3 window options in mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvgmman View Post
    Waiting for you to get your hands on a series 2 setup. Im curious as to what else can be changed in my iq system. Also waiting for you to start messing with aus only clusters I have a few 3 window options in mind
    I don't foresee either of those happening any time soon. I never intended to just start collecting and hacking all the possible electronics. I just had a project in mind with an Android car PC, and needed to get VIM unlocked. I decided to learn it myself, and just started exploring other possible options while I was in there unlocking VIM. I'll give the Atari gauges and flashing V9 firmware a try soon, but that's about the extent of what I'm planning.
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    Yeah but think how cool it would be to have an HSV cluster lol
    2009.1 SBM/Onyx GT Premium/no sport/no roof
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    Dam I never thought I would not be happy with a V8, but my radio is, I work for GM vehicles and I can only program the radio per vin, and will always show V8, I believe I need another radio and hope its a V9, unless a chip with V9 programming, not sure, dam I was just all set to order the programming equpmnt. Any Thoughts ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TA427 View Post
    Dam I never thought I would not be happy with a V8, but my radio is, I work for GM vehicles and I can only program the radio per vin, and will always show V8, I believe I need another radio and hope its a V9, unless a chip with V9 programming, not sure, dam I was just all set to order the programming equpmnt. Any Thoughts ?
    On the other board Chris White from White Automotive and Media Services states that he can upgrade the radio versions, but it requires you to ship your radio in. For the time being, I think that's your only option.

    http://www.g8board.com/forums/9-ster...ml#post3470745
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    400 RWHP / 391 RWTQ



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    I've got 90% of my hardware and a spare 08 test radio to learn how to upgrade to V9, but I can promise you, it won't be doable for the average DIY modder. It's going to need some fine soldering skills. I don't think I'll be releasing a public guide for this one, once I get it figured out.
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    So you will prob be replacing an ic or more for a V9 upgrade ? I can definately solder anything, including ct. Boards, as its part of my career, and would'nt mind helping others out if possible. That decision is up to you, as no one would assume you would remotely be responsible.Thanks for your exceptional genious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoLLo View Post
    I don't foresee either of those happening any time soon. I never intended to just start collecting and hacking all the possible electronics. I just had a project in mind with an Android car PC, and needed to get VIM unlocked. I decided to learn it myself, and just started exploring other possible options while I was in there unlocking VIM. I'll give the Atari gauges and flashing V9 firmware a try soon, but that's about the extent of what I'm planning.
    Nice! - You would've been right at home on carmodder.com - too bad that's all about died down.. we were doing custom boot screens for both G8 and IQ Radios

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wSUVgRgArA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iMaF8f7wHM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0H0Gd9zy5E

    Hoping you at least found the GM Lan Bible that's floating out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Nice! - You would've been right at home on carmodder.com - too bad that's all about died down.. we were doing custom boot screens for both G8 and IQ Radios

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wSUVgRgArA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iMaF8f7wHM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0H0Gd9zy5E

    Hoping you at least found the GM Lan Bible that's floating out there?
    Steve I've ran across a lot of your threads but your blog is appears to be down? I'd love to venture into custom boot logos too. Would you be willing to share any info on it?

    I have the GMLAN Bible but haven't built a CAN sniffer yet. Future project for sure, just taking one step at a time.
    | Tim R. | 09 MGM G8 GT | 01 SOM Trans Am WS6 |

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