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Old 06-25-2005, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Without taking all that shit apart, can someone tell me wether I can upgrade my on board computer?

Is it plug and play? Or do I need to add wires for all the extra buttons?

I have the basic 8 button? unit. And I want to upgrade to the big boy with all the buttons.
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You need to add wiring and sensors I think the dealers do a retro-fit kit but at what price I donít know, If you do buy it make sure they print the fitting instructions as they normally donít come with it.
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You need to add wiring and sensors I think the dealers do a retro-fit kit but at what price I donít know, If you do buy it make sure they print the fitting instructions as they normally donít come with it.
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Fug that. Didn't want to do any work to it. Oh well. Thanks.
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yeah there's a diy out there and the guy says this is super hard and you can fuck up your whole car, i don't think it's worth it, and it's by far not plug and play
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If you have a friend that is really good with wires, it is not that hard of a deal. However, if you are not good with wiring schematics or diagrams, then definately steer clear. I think even most mechanics would steer clear of it. I've been considering still doing it, but for most of the year I can not have my car out of commision for a few days to do it.
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what exactly would this achieve?
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i'm wondering this as well, what are the extra features and hidden features?
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the little ones are called time and temp... because that is all they show. the 6button has F/C temp, Time, Date and Memo. That's it.
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