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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 online with the p/n#19159438 and installed it yesterday. Installation was easy with minimum tools required. I highly recommend this!


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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.
 

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I ordered this from a gm accessories store, but you can get it here too.

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........[URL="http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/jdchet/DashPanel001.jpg"]http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/jdchet/DashPanel002.jpg[/URL]
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/jdchet/DashPanel001.jpg

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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.
 

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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.
It was only about $85 plus shipping.

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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!

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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?
 

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

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

That's great. Let us know how easy it was to gain the additional Driver Information Center features with just that panel.
 

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Got the D.I.C. yesterday and put it on today. Very simple and had it installed in less than 10 minutes!! Works great.

What is cool....their is an instant fuel economy that shows the cylinder mode at the same time. It is neat to see the V8, V6 and V4 modes and then see the fuel economy too.

What really pisses me off is there is actually a socket molded on the back of the original panel for the D.I.C. connector to rest in with no buttons. It is actully plugged into it awaiting simply enough for the buttons. You would think that for all the effort to add the wiring harness the buttons would just be standard equipment. Sad...so sad GM is that greedy.
 

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Driver Information Center for 2008 trailblazer

Do any of you know if a Driver Information Center is available for 2008 Trailblazer? I purchased the vehicle without one, and am having trouble locating one.
Thanks for your help.
 

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Do any of you know if a Driver Information Center is available for 2008 Trailblazer? I purchased the vehicle without one, and am having trouble locating one.
Thanks for your help.
It is available, not sure if it's plug-and-play though like on the silverado. it might be. Try calling down to the dealership and see.
 

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'08 Dic

My 2008 SIlverado LT Z71 didn't come with the driver info center either. The parts guy at my dealer didn't know what I was talking about when I told him I wanted to order it. he couldn't believe that my $32k truck didn't come with it.

All-in-all it cost me $150 installed and I love it!! It keeps me reminded of the terrible gas mileage I get!
 

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Just did this to my truck last week. Took less than 20 minutes to complete. Tons more info available than before. Thanks for the tip.
 

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This is why I love running this site! Members helping Members!
 

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What other information does it give other than gas mileage?
Driver Information Center (DIC)

The standard DIC features an array of alerts and a large display window that shows two rows of characters. Push-button controls are located next to the gauge cluster(1) for quick access to trip computer functions:
  • Trip/Fuel: Displays the odometer, trip odometer, fuel range, average economy, fuel used, timer, transmission temperature and Active Fuel Management™ indicator (if equipped).
  • Vehicle Information: Displays powertrain, security and chassis messages such as oil life, engine hours, engine hot or overheated, Tire Pressure Monitor,(2) door or hood open, washer fluid and StabiliTrak on/off.(3)
  • Customization: Customize vehicle features to your preference, including language, remote door lock and unlock, exit and approach lighting, loudness of vehicle chimes, seat memory recall and remote start enable.
  • Set/Reset: Set or reset certain vehicle functions as well as acknowledge DIC messages.
1 Driver Information Center controls are operated through the trip button unless steering wheel-mounted audio controls are ordered.
2 1500 and HD Single-Rear Wheel models only.
3 1500 models only.
 

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JD i just got my 08 ext cab truck, I have the DCI , no panel like you bought,On the dash over the oil gage indicator is a small push tab that when pushed i get odom reading, trans temperture,and trip odom reading thats all. My question JD is when you got the panel buttons , what were you able to get readings on? was you able to get anything more then what i got.I assumed you could get mileage per gal as well as other info.In my particular DCI did i get a min or with additional panel button your able to get more info from your new wiring hook up
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