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Old 01-28-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Saturn Astra - Changing the DIC

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Just today I purchased an 08 Saturn Astra. I noticed that the time displayed on the DIC was off and it measures (or estimates) your current fuel consumption which can be distracting. The particular Astra that I have did not come with the thumb wheel on the steering wheel and the original owner swapped out the built in radio with what they considered to be an upgrade. Though the new radio is nice, I have no idea how I can change what the DIC displays now. Anyone know of any other ways that display can be changed?

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:34 PM   #2
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should have a 4 button assy somewhere 1 will have a large I in it 1 will have a check mark on it 1 will show hyway lines..push the hyway or I button

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Old 01-29-2014, 01:53 AM   #3
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No owner's manual? Try this; http://www.saturn.com/owners/owner_r...s/manuals.html

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Old 01-29-2014, 09:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: Saturn Astra - Changing the DIC

Did you buy the car privately or from a dealer? Is there any way you could get the original radio back? If all you want to do is set the time correctly, disconnect/reconnect your battery at midnight.

You have some options to change the info displayed:

- Get the original radio, connect it, use it to navigate the menus to change the time as well as change what is displayed

- Buy a set of the OEM steering wheel controls for the steering wheel and pay for your dealership to enable them, then you'll be able to scroll through the displays and choose what's shown on the screen

The owner manual will list the various info screens you can choose to have displayed. I'm not sure if the dealer can use the Tech2 tool to pick one of these screens for you, if you don't want to have the instant consumption always showing.

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Old 01-31-2014, 07:44 PM   #5
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should have a 4 button assy somewhere 1 will have a large I in it 1 will have a check mark on it 1 will show hyway lines..push the hyway or I button

Ummmm sorry to be sarcastic but if you are offering this advice obviously you have never driven an Astra or didn't read the original posting.

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Old 01-31-2014, 10:22 PM   #6
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satlite440 usually has really strong advice regarding general repair. So he got this a little wrong, but I like what he has to say. And he is a genuine ASE mechanic.

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