Middle East cluster programming?

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Middle East cluster programming?

Post by Mooseman » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:33 pm

So now that I have tap shift, it's now become annoying that I can't see which gear I'm in as the cluster doesn't display it because it was originally a 9c1. Looking through available calibrations available from ACDelco's online TDS for a possible 9c3 version, I have only found US/Canada and Middle East available. I could try loading that calibration into my cluster however I'm afraid to brick it and parts here for the Caprice are as rare as hen's teeth and I'd lose my original cluster and recorded mileage. And I don't know what kind of functionality I would get or lose with it.

Anybody have any insight or ideas before I even try this?
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Re: Middle East cluster programming?

Post by 119C3NJ » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:18 pm

MY 2011 9C3 SHOWS THE GEAR IN SPORT AND MANUAL MODE. LSXTREME SELLS HOLDEN AND HSV CLUSTERS THAT ACT THE SAME WAY.
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Re: Middle East cluster programming?

Post by Pursuit » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:22 pm

Swapping out a cluster will red flag as odometer tampering. Can Chris White at WAMS help you out?

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Re: Middle East cluster programming?

Post by Mooseman » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:17 am

Chris might be able to do it but shipping between Canada and US has been as slow as the Pony Express and Chris ain't cheap!

I couldn't find a 9c3 specific option unless it's a setup question it might ask before actually doing the programming. If I had a spare cluster I would experiment with it but again, none available here.
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Re: Middle East cluster programming?

Post by smwalker » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:26 am

Does it show the calibration part number on the programming system?
IF you could list the options you have maybe we can look at out part numbers in engineering mode and see what matches?
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Re: Middle East cluster programming?

Post by Mooseman » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:33 pm

I just looked at TIS/TDS again and I missed there is also an option for configuration and setup. I'm going to have to renew my subscription to TDS and see if I can change the configuration on my cluster.

I've been poking around here for programming info. Older vehicles would show all the software versions that were available and the changes. For these vehicles, not so much. I'll have to poke around some more. Will be interesting to see what's available.
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Re: Middle East cluster programming?

Post by dkg » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:49 pm

This is interesting. You would almost definitely lose the trap speed setting and certified message but having a gear display sounds like a fair trade to me. When I put the vin from my 2011 in to TIS I get 3 options- programming, config and setup, and odometer programming. The first two have further options for middle East and "other", the only option under odometer programming is "USA and Canada police cars". Is yours the same?

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Re: Middle East cluster programming?

Post by Pursuit » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:35 pm

On my 9C3, the Trap Speed, Certified Speedometer, Sport Mode, Manual Mode displays are all functional. I would imagine they all could be added and/or retained.

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Re: Middle East cluster programming?

Post by Mooseman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:45 pm

Sorry, been busy. Haven't looked into this much.

The odometer programming usually only works on brand new clusters. Well, that's my experience on trucks.

I wouldn't mind losing trap speed and the certified message, just as long as the cluster doesn't display in Arabic :lol:

I'll update once I get some time to work on this.
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