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how many wires are on the connector that you are having problems with. all of the conectors have a locking tab you have to either lift or push down to unplug the connector. if you'r still having a problem let me know how many wires are on the plug and i will try to send you a picture of my old one pointing out where the lock is.

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I just finished installing my new steering wheel controls and had it programmed at the local GM dealership. The install took about 2.5 hours. We had some problems routing the new harness, but then we realized that we one plug in the wrong place!! :lol: But after that it was smooth sailing. Taking your time and really looking at it helps a lot. The actual programming took the dealer about 1 hour. Everything works on the DIC, odometer, trip, stereo controls, vehicle settings etc. The only thing I don't have is Instant fuel economy, but I'm not 100% sure if these trucks have that anyhow. Perhaps someone else can chime in on that.

The upgrade is definitely worth it!!

 

Greetings,

 

For those of you that have replaced the clock spring in order to accomodate the "new" steering wheel w/ radio/DIC controls, how do you remove the "two lead" connector on the top of the ignition switch? I jiggled, wiggled and stared at that one connector for nearly 30 minutes attempting to get it off...after not wanting to destroy the original, I put everything back together in order to conduct a little reseearch to see how all of you removed that one connector. All of the other connectors came apart easily. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 

blackmajicwoman

 

I believe the wires you are talking about are for the ignition lock. This is a bit of tricky one. There is a tab on the inside (closest to the middle of the column) that needs to be depressed. Use a very small screwdriver for this. It will pop right out!!

You will have a large 8pin connector left over. This is used if you have quadrasteer. There will also be a bright neon green connector with two wires left over. Not really sure what that is used for. I didn't use and everything worked out great!!

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have a 2005 lt silverado regular cab trying to upgrade to the steering wheel controls just curious if when I replace the clockspring with the column harness will I run into the same problem as the guy with the w/t model will I need a dash wiring also or will the harness plug into everything.

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I just finished installing my new steering wheel controls and had it programmed at the local GM dealership. The install took about 2.5 hours. We had some problems routing the new harness, but then we realized that we one plug in the wrong place!! :D But after that it was smooth sailing. Taking your time and really looking at it helps a lot. The actual programming took the dealer about 1 hour. Everything works on the DIC, odometer, trip, stereo controls, vehicle settings etc. The only thing I don't have is Instant fuel economy, but I'm not 100% sure if these trucks have that anyhow. Perhaps someone else can chime in on that.

The upgrade is definitely worth it!!

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have a 2005 lt silverado regular cab trying to upgrade to the steering wheel controls just curious if when I replace the clockspring with the column harness will I run into the same problem as the guy with the w/t model will I need a dash wiring also or will the harness plug into everything.

 

everything pluged in on mine it just didn't work with the insturment cluster. if your truck is fairly loaded you will probably get away with the clockspring, cluster, steering wheel, and bcm reprogram. :D

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I talked to a local dealer last week about the programming. I printed out the detailed instructions from this thread. They said they would give it a shot. I installed a new SIR coil and steering wheel this weekend. I dropped my truck off this morning.

 

The tech was really cool about the whole thing and wanted to make it work. However, Techline said there was no VCI number available for this procedure.

 

Does anyone have suggestions as to what I may try next?

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It's still possible in 2021 !

 

Today I visited Earnhardt GMC in Mesa, AZ who successfully obtained the VCI codes needed to add the RPO code UK3 to my 2005 Silverado LS. I now have a fully functioning DIC (aside from instant fuel mileage) and radio controls !!!

 

Since this mod is kind of dated, I expected prices to be higher than previous posts. So here is what it cost me in 2021:

 

Clock Spring (I installed) $215.72 from GMpartsonline

Steering Wheel (I installed) $180.00 from eBay

Programming $232.56 Earnhardt GMC

 

You might ask yourself why do this mod on such an old vehicle. Wellll, I purchased this truck back in 2005. It looked new and had super low miles, but more importantly it was the first vehicle I got to buy after selling my very first car which was given to me by my dad. Around 2010, I got into imports, bought a Honda and gave the truck to my dad. Throughout the years I would go through several cars but still would help him work on the truck here and there whenever something came up (alternator, radiator, brakes, leaf springs, water pump, etc). Fast forward to 2021 and now I'm a father with 2 boys. With COVID leaving few options for family fun, I decided to sell my 2015 Chevy SS sedan and purchase a 2021 Jayco camper and a 2021 GMC AT4 Duramax to haul it with. My dad (the most frugal person I know) liked my new truck so much he did something he had never done - bought a brand new truck. He picked up a 2021 Sierra Denali also with the Duramax. Both great trucks! With his new truck he had no need for Ol’ Red and I happily took her back as a project car. My plans are to drop in a LS3 and pair it with 6L80e which is what came stock in my SS. With a cam and a few bolt ons she will be a rocket ship.

 

Good luck to anybody who tries this mod. It definitely takes persistence when you're speaking with dealers and explaining what you're trying to do. I was told that what I was trying to do was impossible by a local Chevrolet dealer. After hearing no from most of the metro Phoenix Chevrolet dealers I got the very late idea to give the dealer I just bought my new GMC from a call. Our salesman Kerry put me in touch with his top service guy James who took care of me. It might have been a little pricey, but totally worth it in my opinion.

 

P.S Like the guys before me, I was left with 2 extra two plugs that my previous clock spring did not have. As noted, the 8-pin plug is for quadrasteer. The other is a 2-pin neon green plug which apparently is for a heated steering wheel. Like the 8-pin plug, simply tape it up and secure it with a zip tie to the side.

 

Cheers.

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