2007 & 2008 GM Driver Information Center

Discussion in 'How-to Guides' started by jdchet, Jan 12, 2008.

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  1. jdchet

    jdchet New Member

    My '07 Silverado didn't come with the DIC buttons on the left side of the dash. Well I just remedied that issue! I ordered the buttons and dash plate from GM Accessories Store p/n#19159438 and installed it yesterday. Installation was easy with minimum tools required. I highly recommend this!

    JD:rules:
  2. finalday7

    finalday7 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Any chance you could post some pics. I might consider doing this even tho I don't mind just looking at my guage cluster, which will still show you everything you just have to do differnet things.
  3. jdchet

    jdchet New Member

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    The only issue I had installing was putting the bolt back in that holds the Parking Brake release handle. Damn Jeezus clip wouldn't stay in place! I found it was easier if you started the bolt just slightly before replacing the knee bolster panel. Like I said, very minor problem. Took all of about 20 minutes to install using a phillips head screwdriver and a plastic putty knife (in lieu of a plastic dash trim tool).
    Instructions........http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/jdchet/DashPanel002.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/jdchet/DashPanel001.jpg

    JD:party:
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    That's great, I wonder why they didn't put that in at the factory, the buttons can't be that expensive of an option. I guess some people don't want them and prefer them to be more hidden???

    What was the cost? I didn't see that in your post. Glad it was easy to get done.
  5. jdchet

    jdchet New Member

    It was only about $85 plus shipping.

    JD [​IMG]
  6. donewithdodge

    donewithdodge New Member

    dic install

    I need to do this too. Curious did you have to have the dealer program anything. did you just install it and that was it. :no:
  7. jdchet

    jdchet New Member

    No programming required! Just 15-20 minutes to install and your good! The connection for the buttons is already there. Like Steve said I don't understand why they didn't include the buttons in the first place. They do give you many more options!
    Good luck!

    JD:sleep:
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    I've now driving a lot of the 2007 and 2008 GM Trucks and SUVs and it's just a major step forward towards providing the driver with valuable information when driving down the road. Gone are the days when I'll be satisfied with just the odometer and trip.

    :great:Thumbs up on the great find! Who would have known that you just could get the buttons and hook them up. I wonder if it's the same for all vehicles?
  9. DirtDog

    DirtDog New Member 100 Posts

    I want to know if I can just get the steering wheel for my truck that has the buttons??? If so I want them!!!!
  10. nbjohnson

    nbjohnson New Member

    thanks for the info

    jdchet, Thanks for the info. I just ordered it and can't wait for it to arrive.

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