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Yesterday 10:11 PM
athrall I’m in the process of purchasing another g6. With that I’m going to have to do the swap again. Since this thread is starting to get decently active again I will record my entire process, along with any other changes I do to the g6. I will make sure to link the video of the full install here.
Yesterday 07:41 PM
zenish
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I'm also really grateful you posted this! I just have one small issue... None of the images are there, as in... NONE of them, they all say:
Photo not found
CLICK FOR PHOTOS
with a cat meowing in the background. Not sure what's happening, but I've tried on different browsers, and nothing's worked. I'm not sure how one would go on fixing this issue. But it would really save me a bunch of hassle if you could somehow get those photos out on this thread. Thanks!
cruising apparently quit paying for the photo storage when he left the forum.they have been gone for a while.
Yesterday 06:18 PM
JoeyLovesTrains
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No problem! Glad its helping people out!
I'm also really grateful you posted this! I just have one small issue... None of the images are there, as in... NONE of them, they all say:
Photo not found
CLICK FOR PHOTOS
with a cat meowing in the background. Not sure what's happening, but I've tried on different browsers, and nothing's worked. I'm not sure how one would go on fixing this issue. But it would really save me a bunch of hassle if you could somehow get those photos out on this thread. Thanks!
07-16-2019 10:41 PM
athrall My whole thought around the harness already having the dic wires comes from this. When I installed my 2010 cluster I still had my factory radio installed. And if I used the info/menu buttons on the radio, it would also toggle the settings on the cluster. So that tells me that that system is connected through the data wire, which travels to most everything on the car. That also explains how adding the 2010 radio adds the warning chimes back to the car.

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Well we may have to get a little creative with that one. That all depends on what connectors you have behind your air bag. I know you have the value wheel without any buttons, but it’s possible that the body harness that goes to the wheel has a good chunk of the wires already there. I know with my g6, it did not come with the audio controls, however the main harness that went to my steering wheel had the wires for it, so when I replaced the wire harness within the steering wheel I was able to add them. With that in mind, I think it would be safe to assume the when they made the car, gm used one general wire harness across all g6/Malibu/aura vehicles, and then just had little additions they added to that harness in order to add the options. Assuming this, I think that not only can we add the dic buttons, but we also might be able to unlock the cruise control(this might need programmed by a dealer) and steering wheel control options. If your looking to tackle this head on, you can send me a private message and I will be willing to help out more. And if for some reason gm did not use the same harness across all models, I can walk you through how to at least get your dic buttons to function.

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Yep it’s fully plug and play, everything transfers over. Your mileage will not change.
Ok that's perfect!! Thanks so much!! And what about the buttons for the DIC, would I need to relocate them somewhere else? If I replaced the current radio with a double din, I would need somewhere to put the, info, enter, and menu buttons, right?
You've been an amazing help btw!
07-16-2019 10:32 PM
athrall Well we may have to get a little creative with that one. That all depends on what connectors you have behind your air bag. I know you have the value wheel without any buttons, but it’s possible that the body harness that goes to the wheel has a good chunk of the wires already there. I know with my g6, it did not come with the audio controls, however the main harness that went to my steering wheel had the wires for it, so when I replaced the wire harness within the steering wheel I was able to add them. With that in mind, I think it would be safe to assume the when they made the car, gm used one general wire harness across all g6/Malibu/aura vehicles, and then just had little additions they added to that harness in order to add the options. Assuming this, I think that not only can we add the dic buttons, but we also might be able to unlock the cruise control(this might need programmed by a dealer) and steering wheel control options. If your looking to tackle this head on, you can send me a private message and I will be willing to help out more. And if for some reason gm did not use the same harness across all models, I can walk you through how to at least get your dic buttons to function.

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Originally Posted by athrall View Post
Yep it’s fully plug and play, everything transfers over. Your mileage will not change.
Ok that's perfect!! Thanks so much!! And what about the buttons for the DIC, would I need to relocate them somewhere else? If I replaced the current radio with a double din, I would need somewhere to put the, info, enter, and menu buttons, right?
You've been an amazing help btw!
07-16-2019 11:51 AM
JoeyLovesTrains
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Yep itís fully plug and play, everything transfers over. Your mileage will not change.
Ok that's perfect!! Thanks so much!! And what about the buttons for the DIC, would I need to relocate them somewhere else? If I replaced the current radio with a double din, I would need somewhere to put the, info, enter, and menu buttons, right?
You've been an amazing help btw!
07-16-2019 09:25 AM
athrall Yep it’s fully plug and play, everything transfers over. Your mileage will not change.

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Yeah you definitely could swap it, the clusters are plug in play so you’ll have no issues there. For the street if wheel if you find the stuff for it all the wires should be there.
Well, after doing some research of mine, I found that most value leader cars don't have all the wires for it, I only have 2 wires that's for the horn, and some for the airbag. Here's the original thread:
https://www.g6ownersclub.com/forum/1...l-upgrade.html
But apart from that, do I need to reset anything on the new cluster once I buy it? (i.e. oil life, milage, trip... Or is that all plug and play? I'm assuming if it is, then the trip, oil life, and everything else, is stored somewhere else on the system, and the DIC is just the interface to access that info.)
I'm not to worried about the buttons just yet (I think I've found a way to do it, just need some time and money), I first want to know if the cluster's are fully plug and play and don't need any reprogramming of any kind. My G6 has no factory keyless entry, cruise control (except for an off brand model), no xm, nothing. So my current DIC doesn't have all the options you would have in most different G6's (i.e. when the car gets locked, if the headlights flash, will the horn beep... stuff like that). So I'm hoping this doesn't change anything, I'm planning on getting an aftermarket radio (preferably a double-din head-unit with all that new tech stuff, but I think I already talked about that).

Really hope I can do this one day! (I'm only 16, this is my first car, and I NEED a job, so this is all just an assurance for future-me who might attempt this project one day).
07-15-2019 11:25 PM
JoeyLovesTrains
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Originally Posted by athrall View Post
Yeah you definitely could swap it, the clusters are plug in play so youíll have no issues there. For the street if wheel if you find the stuff for it all the wires should be there.
Well, after doing some research of mine, I found that most value leader cars don't have all the wires for it, I only have 2 wires that's for the horn, and some for the airbag. Here's the original thread:
https://www.g6ownersclub.com/forum/1...l-upgrade.html
But apart from that, do I need to reset anything on the new cluster once I buy it? (i.e. oil life, milage, trip... Or is that all plug and play? I'm assuming if it is, then the trip, oil life, and everything else, is stored somewhere else on the system, and the DIC is just the interface to access that info.)
I'm not to worried about the buttons just yet (I think I've found a way to do it, just need some time and money), I first want to know if the cluster's are fully plug and play and don't need any reprogramming of any kind. My G6 has no factory keyless entry, cruise control (except for an off brand model), no xm, nothing. So my current DIC doesn't have all the options you would have in most different G6's (i.e. when the car gets locked, if the headlights flash, will the horn beep... stuff like that). So I'm hoping this doesn't change anything, I'm planning on getting an aftermarket radio (preferably a double-din head-unit with all that new tech stuff, but I think I already talked about that).

Really hope I can do this one day! (I'm only 16, this is my first car, and I NEED a job, so this is all just an assurance for future-me who might attempt this project one day).
07-15-2019 10:20 PM
athrall Yeah you definitely could swap it, the clusters are plug in play so you’ll have no issues there. For the street if wheel if you find the stuff for it all the wires should be there.

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Holy crap! I can't believe someone made this so recently! I've been looking for something to help me with this, I want to get a double din head unit with Apple Car-Play/Android-Auto, but I also want to keep the integrated DIC interface. Could I somehow manage to swap the instrument cluster from a 2010, to my 2007, so I can retain all the stock features, while also using an aftermarket radio?
Btw, I don't have any steering wheel control buttons, I'm working on figuring out how to wire ones up if I do get a steering wheel that has one.
Any idea if I would need to change car milage or something? Or are the 2 clusters plug-n-play?
07-15-2019 08:53 PM
JoeyLovesTrains Holy crap! I can't believe someone made this so recently! I've been looking for something to help me with this, I want to get a double din head unit with Apple Car-Play/Android-Auto, but I also want to keep the integrated DIC interface. Could I somehow manage to swap the instrument cluster from a 2010, to my 2007, so I can retain all the stock features, while also using an aftermarket radio?
Btw, I don't have any steering wheel control buttons, I'm working on figuring out how to wire ones up if I do get a steering wheel that has one.
Any idea if I would need to change car milage or something? Or are the 2 clusters plug-n-play?
06-15-2019 10:17 PM
athrall It is a shame for the USB but the AUX input will work with the android if your looking to get the chimes back.
06-15-2019 07:08 AM
zenish too bad that won't work with android.im done paying for overpriced apple stuff.
06-14-2019 09:11 PM
athrall I am really sorry for the delay in this Djjay, here is a video on how I got my Chimes to work again, as well as adding USB/AUX ports.
04-07-2019 06:33 PM
Djjay
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I did the swap a little while back, and I also managed to take it a step further to get my chimes back and to add an aux port and an iPod compatible USB port. If you guys would like I could post some steps to it.
I'd be interested. Thanks in advance for sharing.
04-07-2019 03:04 PM
Djjay Reread Cruisin's guide and checked the wiring schematic that the nice dealer service guys gave me. Confirmed that the green/white wire in B3 is the correct one.

Used a toothpick to push it out of the 2010 harness and put it in B3 of my '08 cluster harness. Then I used crimp couplers at the cluster and where I spliced into the green wire coming out of the steering column. Routed the new wire in the same path as the existing wires and used a few zip ties to hold them in place.
Voila! Steering buttons cycle the DIC on the cluster and the stock stereo.

Now to swap in an aftermarket stereo...
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