I've been trawling through the forums looking for info on changing the GID to a CID, a task which a few have done successfully. But I am a little confused with the technicalities. From what I can make out, there are 02 - 04.5 cars which are half cam bus and 04.5 onwards full can bus. Some CID's work only with certain head units, some are paired, some aren't, and I think most or all need to be reprogrammed with a Tech2 unit!?
Now, I don't know off hand what head unit is in my C as I don't get the car until Monday, but I'm hoping that isn't an issue here as my plan is to replace the original stereo with a pioneer double din DVD/MM unit so I'm not bothered about having radio information on the dash display but I do want to use a CID and feed an a/v signal to it from both the head unit and a rear facing camera. My Vectra is a 1.8 Elite on a 52 plate so half can bus.
Can anyone tell me if a CID will work on half can bus systems and will there be an issue with my removing the OEM stereo? I do know the car has controls for the current GIF display on the wiper stalk but I'm not familiar with the operation of the displays features so are they the only controls or is the stereo integral to everything?
Sorry in advance if these questions sound dumb, I read other threads and how2's but cant get a clear understanding if what I want to do is possible.