hey guys. was reading some recent posts regarding swapping a boring laredo GDM for the digital VIC from a limited. found several in the local graveyard and was interested in making the swap. a few concerns/comments thought you all might be able to help me with....i wanted to write up detailed a how-to (with pics) for this swap if i can get all the details ironed out....
1) seems as if the digital VIC uses two wiring harnesses while the GDM uses one. i believe from what ive read that the laredo has the second harness tucked up behind the a/c controls and just needs to be plugged in. is this correct?
2) apparently the laredo doesnt have the coolant level sensor that the limited has. seems to be two ways around this.....1) jumpering the wires for this sensor or 2) buying the sensor and wiring it to the VIC harness. i know someone has jumpered the wires. if so, which wires did you jumper together? if anyone has added a coolant sensor, how did you do this?
3) does anyone have the connector diagrams for the VIC?
4) also read that someome who jumpered the wires then got a low coolant message possibly related to resistance across the jumpered wires. anyone know what kind of resistor to add to this circuit to bypass the low coolant message?
thanks guys i look forward to hearing your input on this one. i think it could be a cool swap (especially for those that dont have the overhead console).