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Any pics that take a tour through the interface?
I have a sudden urge to find one of these, wire it up, rip out my Golf's HU and HVAC controls, and put this in.
 

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Re: GM Visual Information Center - Oldsmobile Toronado, Buick Reatta, Riviera (bhtooefr)

hehe that's so pimp.
Of course, finding one that doesn't have burn in will be hard.. maybe NOS somewhere?
 

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It would be cheating, but a 9" touchscreen LCD with a green overlay wired into the CRT circuits, if it's sending a raster signal, to fix a burned in unit?
I gotta think a burned in unit would be cheap as hell.
Of course, heck, I've got a 9" green CRT tube in decent shape, in an Apple monitor...
 

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Quote, originally posted by bhtooefr »
It would be cheating, but a 9" touchscreen LCD with a green overlay wired into the CRT circuits, if it's sending a raster signal, to fix a burned in unit?.

Somehow I'm sure GM used some bizarre proprietary analog system that would be a huge pain to convert to digital, heh...
But wow, they misspelled gauges right on the thing!


Modified by Juniper Monkeys at 2:08 AM 11-10-2006
 

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Juniper Monkeys: If it's analog, I can get it into an LCD. Most cheap LCD panels take in analog, not digital.
 

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Quote, originally posted by Juniper Monkeys »

But wow, they misspelled gauges right on the thing!

Modified by Juniper Monkeys at 2:08 AM 11-10-2006

Gauge and Gage are both correct spelling. I actually thought Gage was the standard US spelling and Gauge was the British/Canadian spelling of the word - like color and colour.
 

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Long ago we had a Toronado with touch screen, it was a pain in the arse- did not seem to react well to touches when it was cold out
 

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Quote, originally posted by Live-Wire »

Gauge and Gage are both correct spelling. I actually thought Gage was the standard US spelling and Gauge was the British/Canadian spelling of the word - like color and colour.

I dunno, never seen that before...gage has always meant an object which is a good faith deposit, when a noun.
 

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I dunno, never seen that before...gage has always meant an object which is a good faith deposit, when a noun.

It's just one of those things that GM liked to spell different... much like "Rallye" wheels.
 

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...or the DAY/NITE mirror.*
My buddy has one of these Rivieras; I get to play with the touch screen thing while he drives. It even has a calendar so when you start in the morning it can remind you of whatever you've scheduled into it. I didn't know it had the "gages" feature, however. I'm going to pay more attention to that on the next ridealong.

* I always used to wonder what DEICE meant. It was one of the AC positions on our 1971 Chevrolet.
 

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"Dictionaries (at least in the US) seem to consider "gage" to be an alternate spelling of "gauge". But common usage suggests "gage" refers to sheet metal thickness, gage blocks, and most concrete measurement systems and devices. "Gauge" seems to refer to pressure gauges and level gauges. Comparing Machinery's Ready Reference, Machinery's Handbook, and the MSC catalog, there is no agreement on "wire gage" versus "wire gauge". Time seems to have corrupted any clear distinction, and things are most likely different in England and other places."
 

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A friend of mine is really into Reattas. I am going to guess that this is why. It's really cool. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I think we can go for early MFA, or with the calendar, maybe a first stab at a carputer?
 

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Re: GM Visual Information Center - Oldsmobile Toronado, Buick Reatta, Riviera (bhtooefr)

I want to see someone hack in Asteroids or Space Invaders.
 

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Well, in theory, if you wired in a button to switch the control panel and video feed over to a 6-in-1 TV game, you could do that.
 

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Re: GM Visual Information Center - Oldsmobile Toronado, Buick Reatta, Riviera (bhtooefr)

Ford has been known to use the g-a-g-e spelling as well. It is cheaper to implement and takes up less space.
 

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I think the VIC is the coolest. I actually would love a '90 Olds Trofeo. One of the few GM cars from that era that is truly unique.
 
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