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post #1 of 46 Old 10-17-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Adding a digital vic?

I've tried searching this and got no luck is this possible to do, i read something about a sensor ill have to add but im not sure how correct that was, anybody done this?

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post #2 of 46 Old 10-17-2012, 07:12 PM
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I believe I remember hearing that some of the wiring is there but you'll have to do some legwork figuring out whats missing and adding sensors and such back

You should be able to find one on here for cheap (or free) because quite a few people take them out

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sweet, im good with electrical to some degree i heard that the laredo had that wire tucked behind the ac controls
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post #4 of 46 Old 10-17-2012, 07:28 PM
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my old 95 laredo had the wiring in it but the vic is junk i have had 3 limited sense then i have put new vics in and after a few months they are junk but i got them used unless you get an new one from dealer..... even with my discount i could see way better ways to spend that cash or hide it in the safe for the day the zj breaks down and needs parts.... lol
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post #5 of 46 Old 10-17-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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lots of things have been discontinued from the dealer that sounds like it would be one of them
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post #6 of 46 Old 10-17-2012, 08:31 PM
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It probably won't be plug and play. At least on my 96, when I picked up a digital VIC, the connectors did not match. You need to get the wiring as well.

I was pretty disappointed as I like the idea of the digital VIC. Too much work for me though. I ended up finding the rare [at least in the Northeast] 2wd ZJ cubby and plopped that in there. So, no analog VIC, and no digital VIC.. Just an extra cubby!

Good luck if you do try to make it work.
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post #7 of 46 Old 10-17-2012, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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did u get one from a 96
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post #8 of 46 Old 10-17-2012, 09:06 PM
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dont waste your time putting a VIC in, the novelty will quickly wear off after you hear the beeping it always makes.
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post #9 of 46 Old 10-17-2012, 10:40 PM
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lots of things have been discontinued from the dealer that sounds like it would be one of them
Believe it or not the VIC is still available, even the early one from the 93-95. Downside is, list price is $1200, but online Mopar discounters can get that down to a bargain $850 or so. I think junkyards or eBay myself
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Believe it or not the VIC is still available, even the early one from the 93-95. Downside is, list price is $1200, but online Mopar discounters can get that down to a bargain $850 or so. I think junkyards or eBay myself
holy crap! hey, if anyone wants to buy mine, ill sell it for the bargain price of $500
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post #11 of 46 Old 10-18-2012, 10:24 AM
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It's not worth it, just put some gauges and switches there. The vic is silly.
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post #12 of 46 Old 10-18-2012, 11:47 AM
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I ended up finding the rare [at least in the Northeast] 2wd ZJ cubby and plopped that in there. So, no analog VIC, and no digital VIC.. Just an extra cubby!

Pic please...
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post #13 of 46 Old 10-18-2012, 12:00 PM
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I seriously would have rather had a cubby than the vic taking up space. It's as useful as a football bat.
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I seriously would have rather had a cubby than the vic taking up space. It's as useful as a football bat.
Exactly, that thing is always beeping, screaming and yelling at me. Now just to find time to do something about it.

And i happen to use my football bat all the time, works great at scaring the neighborhood hoodlums off my lawn..

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post #15 of 46 Old 10-18-2012, 12:06 PM
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Do you really need a box to tell you that the door is open or washer fluid is low? Half the time it's telling a lie about rear lamp failure. It's a liar!
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