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Hey guys,

I installed a DIC tonight from a 2000 or 2001 LS impala, into my 2004 base model. When cycling through the options or settings I didn't see one for outside temperature. Is this something you LS or SS guys have on your overhead consoles?
 

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I was under the impression that all 7th gens came with the outside air temp sensors preinstalled.
 

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Did you read the link provided? It says all models came predicted with an ambient temperature sensor.
 

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Did you read the link provided? It says all models came predicted with an ambient temperature sensor.

:WTF:did you check to see if you got one or not? i did it in a 2005 impala base it did not come whit a sensor did you check to see if you got one or not?

they all ere prewire
were did you see that?
 

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The DIC is not pre-wired in the roof harness if the DIC option was not ordered from the factory. The ambient temperature sensor is pre-wired behind the grill, in front of the radiator on all vehicles. The circuits needed for the DIC are available in harness that mates with the roof harness in the right C-Pillar (See diagrams below). These circuits present at the roof harness connector are the ambient temperature sensor, the Class-2 Data Bus, the sunroof control signals, and power/ground.
 

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I am at work but I will have to check when I get home. Is it on the passenger or drivers side of the rad?
 

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I didnt get the chance to have a look today before it got dark but i am heading out to the junkyard tomorrow and i will take a look before i do.

That said, i wanted to put up some pictures of the job. I wont bother with a DIY how-to as the BBENg one is fantastic and very detailed AND I went a different route by replacing my entire roof harness instead of splicing or using a T-harness.

These 2 pictures show the hole from the above and below the liner.

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Ceiling Automotive exterior Material property Windshield Auto part


This is the harness connection point behind the rear C pillar on the passenger side. Here the roof harness plugs in and the ground and defroster hook up.

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These are assorted pictures of the liner sitting off of the roof as well as a shot of the new harness running to the front.

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Vehicle Car Steering part Vehicle door Steering wheel

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These last 2 show the DIC installed from below and above the liner.

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As I said, the install went pretty well. I did have to slightly adjust the cut out from BBE to allow a few pf the mounting nubs to fit into the upper bracket but once it was in, it looked great and stock. All i can suggest to someone doing this: over estimate your time. This wont be done in an hour. I also suggest taking your time with the cuts. At times my knife would catch on something and then jump and cut more than i wanted at the time. Luckily for me it never caused me to hit any area noticeable after the install, but i was lucky.

Good luck!
 

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Thanks guys! I am trying to install all LS options. Next is a bumper and fogs and I get the feeling the fogs are going to be mind numbing.
 

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You get the bumper, fog light. paint the bumper and install it and get the aftermarket fog light harness connect it to the park light On the headlight to get signal to turn them on and your done it is not that difficult to do. but if you want to install the oem fog light switch now that will be mind numbing.
 

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The stock setup is my goal. I am up for it though. I have a tech2 handy incase I need to make any BCM or PCM changes
 
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