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i stuck the 2010 cluster in without changing any wires to see if i like it.the info button on the radio controls both displays.i do like that the temperature is on the speedometer.
 

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btw if you pry off the back of the old cluster looking for a way to transfer over the the chime module the guage needles fall off.you can put them back on IF you see where they pointed before.
 

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Hea Joey, did he ever get back to you on that cluster? And, it's been a few months, how has your g6 been?
Yes, sorry, haven't been online in a while, I did the swap, I got the cluster for $50, and everything is awesome, I got an aftermarket radio (Kenwood DDX9705S). I'll post a more descriptive update later
 

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Cool, i can't wait! I ended up going with a Kenwood DMX7706S. I just am struggling to find the cluster I want since the one i'm aiming to find is the red with DIC in it. I don't want the white one and i'm a bit too lazy to re-LED it. and the only place i've found the red one is from OEM suppliers and they want 150+ for it... big off. then i have to have it reprogrammed.
 

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Cool, i can't wait! I ended up going with a Kenwood DMX7706S. I just am struggling to find the cluster I want since the one i'm aiming to find is the red with DIC in it. I don't want the white one and i'm a bit too lazy to re-LED it. and the only place i've found the red one is from OEM suppliers and they want 150+ for it... big off. then i have to have it reprogrammed.
What do you mean reprogrammed? Mine was plug and play. Worked right out of the box! I had to wire up the buttons for the steering wheel tho. I don't think they made any clusters with red and dic in it... At least from my knowledge
 

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So, as for reprogrammed, I mean stuff like milage and vehicle identifying stuff. I was told by a friend that I'd need to take it to GM Tech2 station for them to make it register with the car's computer as a valid part and also to set my milage.

In regards to the Red cluster w/DIC, there are two. I have a few different pictures here to show them. But, they are both red and white.

Modernized look when Lit: I don't like this one as much because of the silver/gray backset areas.
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Dim: As you can see here, the silver/gray rings around the numbers is really distracting and I personally don't like them, but it is better than the full-white option since everything else inside is red-lit.
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However, that one isn't the BEST one for my tastes. That spot is reserved for this one, but this is the ONLY picture I have ever seen of it, but i want it! It is a simple and nice red speed lines, white lettering. No gray/silver back set or anything like that.

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Other than that, there's always the white ones, but i just really want to avoid white led cluster if possible.

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Hope that makes sense.
 

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So, as for reprogrammed, I mean stuff like milage and vehicle identifying stuff. I was told by a friend that I'd need to take it to GM Tech2 station for them to make it register with the car's computer as a valid part and also to set my milage.

In regards to the Red cluster w/DIC, there are two. I have a few different pictures here to show them. But, they are both red and white.

Modernized look when Lit: I don't like this one as much because of the silver/gray backset areas. View attachment 17665

Dim: As you can see here, the silver/gray rings around the numbers is really distracting and I personally don't like them, but it is better than the full-white option since everything else inside is red-lit. View attachment 17666

However, that one isn't the BEST one for my tastes. That spot is reserved for this one, but this is the ONLY picture I have ever seen of it, but i want it! It is a simple and nice red speed lines, white lettering. No gray/silver back set or anything like that.

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Other than that, there's always the white ones, but i just really want to avoid white led cluster if possible.

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Hope that makes sense.
Oh, well no offense but your friend was wrong.... The mileage doesn't change when you swap these clusters (idk about other GM ones though) your milage, trip A/B, economy, oil life, distance till empty, and other stuff, it stored on some other module (idk specifics) The cluster is basically just a read out of it. no need to reprogram anything. Just add a wire into the harness, and connect that to the info/enter buttons on the steering wheel and you're ready to go!
 

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huh, well alrighty then. So, just run the plug from the old radio to the cluster and that relocated the DIC, then get a matching set of new buttons for the steering wheel that includes the info and enter buttons and it all works out? Also, any thoughts or input on those 3 different clusters i posted above? Any idea what that "best" one is and where i can get specific details on them to search for it? Because I am completely lost on it.
 

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huh, well alrighty then. So, just run the plug from the old radio to the cluster and that relocated the DIC, then get a matching set of new buttons for the steering wheel that includes the info and enter buttons and it all works out? Also, any thoughts or input on those 3 different clusters i posted above? Any idea what that "best" one is and where i can get specific details on them to search for it? Because I am completely lost on it.
I'm not sure about the cluster, but there's no need to run a wire from the radio to the cluster. All you need to do is add one wire to the existing connector on the cluster, and that's for the buttons that's it. I can show you how if u want to ad me on discord or via email. It's a lot easier than you think. And if you come across a different cluster you like, it's plug and play, remove the old one, plug in your new one, and you're all set!
 

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i wasn't sure about liking the white dash but since it bolts right in and works,i tried it.i like it.i did the whole swap.
 

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Nuptup i sure hope that you are not referring to me as your friend. If you are then please don't.
I was trying to help you because I felt that you were rushing things.
So, this is perfect timing then. I was just about to replace the radio, which makes me lose the driver info display for a while. How do I do that in the radio to turn it on before ripping it out?
I quoted the word ripping. I also indicated that I did stand to be corrected. I have not changed these on any of my cars. The reason for the suggestion is that I did not want you nor anyone else for that matter to spend money unnecessarily on a tech 2 diagnostic or the like. You claimed to have done your research but obviously you have missed a few things. I give you this quote "unless I have missed something". Which you did, 1. You did not know about the remote on/off ,and 2 you missed Joey's advice about the extra wire in which he has had to correct you on in the quote below.

I'm not sure about the cluster, but there's no need to run a wire from the radio to the cluster. All you need to do is add one wire to the existing connector on the cluster, and that's for the buttons that's it. I can show you how if u want to ad me on discord or via email. It's a lot easier than you think. And if you come across a different cluster you like, it's plug and play, remove the old one, plug in your new one, and you're all set!
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Nuptup i sure hope that you are not referring to me as your friend. If you are then please don't.
I'm not sure where you thought I was calling you my friend, but I'm really confused about the underlying hostility in your message. Mind explaining a little?
 

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So, as for reprogrammed, I mean stuff like milage and vehicle identifying stuff. I was told by a friend that I'd need to take it to GM Tech2 station for them to make it register with the car's computer as a valid part and also to set my milage.

In regards to the Red cluster w/DIC, there are two. I have a few different pictures here to show them. But, they are both red and white.
I think all of your red and white clusters are the same. It's just the one you prefer is photographed at night. The silver ring isn't lit, you can almost see it your grainy pic.

Not sure where that all white poverty cluster is from.
 

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I think all of your red and white clusters are the same. It's just the one you prefer is photographed at night. The silver ring isn't lit, you can almost see it your grainy pic.

Not sure where that all white poverty cluster is from.
So, I hadn't considered the fact that the silver ring wasn't back-lit, so that's actually making a lot more sense now, thanks a bunch! as for the white poverty ring, I mean, that's one of the easiest one's to find, and it's an official pontiac cluster, it just looks so boring.., and it clashes with the interior red-lighting on everything else.
 

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Even the white is probably red backlit.

I hear you though. I have a green HHR radio so I could have USB and it pains me to see the clash.
 
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