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I just finished the final part of the Holden conversion (for me anyway) on my 2015 SS.

Lucky for us Chris White (GTPprix) can do the reprogramming for this so we don't have to see any Bowties once we've switched all the body/wheel parts over.





Although it looks intimidating to tear into the interior of a new car, once you get a feel for how everything comes apart, it's really easy to do!

Other than a few screws, most everything just snaps together like the old Snaptite models you built as kids. :)

You start on the left side with the A/C duct and trim piece. Basically you just get the tips of your fingers under the edge of the piece and pull evenly until it pops. Just try to spread the load evenly so as not to stress any one area too much.


Then the long trim piece on the passenger side:



The display and heater controls:




This exposes the silver radio box that needs to be reprogrammed:


Four screws and several electrical connectors on the back. I use a mini set of channel locks which made depressing the connector locks a breeze:




Now the instrument cluster. The part of the dash covering the top of the cluster just comes apart like the rest of the trim. Firm but even pressure pops it loose:




You also have to remove the little panel with the start button on it; one screw and a couple of snaps. Now the screws holding the cluster in are exposed. Remove all of those and the cluster is ready to come out.


The leather fill-in piece between the cluster and steering column needs to be removed too. It also snaps off.


Now you have out what you need to send to Chris:


Here's the parts you have removed to get to this point:


It looks much worse than it really is, even though people asked "how could you do that to a new car?" and "how will you ever get it back together?". :)




Package up the parts carefully and send them to Chris. Then a few days later they come back and of course, you do the reverse to put it back together.
It goes back together super easy; I don't think it took more than 30 minutes or so.

And the results:





Beautiful!! What a nice finishing touch for those of us doing the Holden swap!



There are several useful upgrades too like oil temp/oil pressure readout, 0-60 timer, track timer, etc., plus, it removes the nannies so you can enter destinations in the GPS Navigation on the fly! I think it does things I haven't even had a chance to play with yet! :biggrin::biggrin:
 

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Thanks for taking the time to put this together! I'll be sending Chris my parts this week and having this will definitely speed up the process!

Question: Did you drive the car with the parts removed? I'm just curious if the HUD will function with the cluster not installed.
 
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Only down side I see is that if they do more enhancements you have to rip it apart again. Otherwise pretty awesome!

The good (or bad) news is as of right now this is it, no other enhancements are planned. I spent a lot of time extracting as much usefulness as I could out of these parts :)

John thank you so much for this amazing write up, I know it's going to help lots of people!! :)
 

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Thanks for taking the time to put this together! I'll be sending Chris my parts this week and having this will definitely speed up the process!

Question: Did you drive the car with the parts removed? I'm just curious if the HUD will function with the cluster not installed.
I don't know. I moved the car in and out of the shop a couple times while disassembled but never really drove it anywhere, so I didn't pay attention.
 

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The good (or bad) news is as of right now this is it, no other enhancements are planned. I spent a lot of time extracting as much usefulness as I could out of these parts :)

John thank you so much for this amazing write up, I know it's going to help lots of people!! :)
Is there a list somewhere?

Thanks Chris!!

It'll be a few months yet until mine arrives but this, black interior pieces, tint, and Rotofab/tune are at the top of my list.
 
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Speartech (John), great writeup and illustrations! BTW - those mini Channelocks - back in the days of mechanical points in distributors they were called ignition pliers -LOL!
They were excellent for the nut on the side of the breaker points that held the primary wire to the stud on the point set. Ancient history now!
 

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Only down side I see is that if they do more enhancements you have to rip it apart again. Otherwise pretty awesome!
Always the worry wart... I wonder if this in any way will cause negative issues with gm shop procedures ? Maybe no way to tell until dealer links into mylink !
Just wondering out loud.
But I too have the aussie/holden bug and do so not care for the huge mylink bowtie.
As other poster already mentioned.... Will be good to get picture of full offering .....
This mod is the ultimate.
Thanks - c white. And speartech.
 

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Update wise we should be just fine as long as the dealers follow the procedure LOL I will preface this that out of the hundreds (likely over a thousand now) modules we've programmed this has happened I believe twice but if it does all we ask for is a copy of the work order and we would redo it on the house. Most dealers are perfectly fine (especially with niche cars) that if you ask them not to screw with it they won't :)

For the record when the modules come in we DO update them to the VERY latest software before doing our changes.
 

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how much ?

There is a web site .
www.whiteautoandmedia.com
Around 500$ for Holden look.
Don't forget you will pay around 40$ for shipping.
The HUD Holden mod option is not up on that site yet. that deletes the HUD bowtie seen on the HUD at starr-up and replaces with Holden logo. .... But I have not seen it. 49.99$
But pretty sure I want it.
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Methinks a bit of clarification here????
If we need to spell it out for a dealer have them contact us directly, that way we can make sure they actually know how to read their service manual LOL Again this really hasn't been an issue, especially if you ask them not to mess with it :)
 
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