I am a new member and would really appreciate if you can help me with the following query. I have a VectraC CDTI (150PS) bought in 2004 from new and would like to fit a GID with BC functionality as well. The car came with a TID and ccr2006.
I want to keep the ccr2006 and replace the TID with GID.
Now, here is the story.
In 2006 from Kirkby Merseyside, I bought a cdc40 opera radio with its display and the whole front wire loom from the car that those came from.
As I realised that the cdc40 at the moment cannot be fitted to a "half can bus" car I am happy to do the display swap only hopefully, adding the BC functionality.
Please believe me I have read loads of info and posts and apply already the 18 to 32 pin conversion and so on but the display is not even lighting up. Now I have the following queries which I would appreciate your help and feedback.
1. Does the radio need to be in for the display to work? Believe me it was a mission to remove the ccr2006 from it's cage. Even when removed the TID was displaying the time, date and temperature so I was expecting the GID to work as well before reinserting the radio. Nothing shown at the moment.
2. Now I have followed the NCDC2013 Swap instructions from Bigmac and read the German site equivalent http://www.put-schelper.de/bc.html
but to no effect, however I need to understand the following:
A. The display is Siemens VDO (IDENT DD) 24461295 and it looks like this is BID (Board Information Display) rather a GID which I discover after but I am not sure. Is that true? It has the same 32 pin connector at the back. Is it really that different from the GID?
B. Is there a connection diagram for BID, like the ones posted in the NCDC2013 Swap?
C. If I would need to buy a GID how would I know which is GID, or BIB? For CID I know it has 2 connectors at the back. For GID is it DA, DC?
I have a Vauxhall print with the display description and for DD states UNIT, DISPLAY, MULTI_FUNCTION INDICATOR, GRAPHIC INFO-MONOCHROMATIC. Is that not a GID?
I am really stuck and don't know what else to do with cables hanging off in my dashboard and friends are asking me what on earth is going on? Did someone break in?
Much obliged and thanks in advance.