I'm hoping there's someone that can help with this; detailed information seems to be scarce.
Basically I want to install dual zone climate control, variable intermittent wiper control and electric seats, and I want the personal identity keys for seat position, climate control etc into a VY1 SS. To do this I need a BCM upgrade (and wiring etc but I'm going to get someone qualified to do all of this once I've bought all the required parts)
My question is what BCM do I need? And what problems could I be running into by changing the BCM?
Any help here would be really great.
from what i have read the best way to get climate control in a commodore that didnt come with one is to sell the car and buy one that has climate control as to much work is needed
Originally Posted by SHEENY05
I dare say would require a LUX BCM, the highest BCM to control every feature. And also you know that way what ever you put in it, you know you have the BCM to do the job
I haven't bought the car yet, but I can't find one that has it installed, so I'm prepared to go to quite a lot of effort.
Originally Posted by Jezza
From what I've read you're right, it word require a High/Lux BCM. Where I get confused is that each of them are numbered. And I've found at least four different numbered high grade BCM to suit the VY but nowhere can I find a proper part listing defining which number supports which features.
Originally Posted by edals
The other thing I'm not sure about is, if I get a BCM that supports x amount of extra features, will the BCM cause errors if I don't install all of the supported features?
Also does anyone know how the BCM will affect the cluster and the PCM?
Wouldn't it be easier to find a 5.7 VY Calais and work it over with SS bits? Damned sight less work and probably a lot cheaper (and more reliable).
That had crossed my mind, but, I'm after Hot House green (superficial i know but its part of what i like about the car and at the end of the day isn't that what its about?) in particular and don't want to shell out for a good paint job. And I figure by the time I repaint, change the suspension, wheels and body kit and whatever else I need to do to 'convert' a Calais to an SS, surely that will be more expensive than upgrading the electrics of the SS.
Originally Posted by Calaber
At the end of the day, I'll take the Hot house green SS with no climate over another car that has climate. But if it can be done, and I'm pretty sure it can, I'd like to do it.
Buy a late model series II SS? Lol
Did the series 1 have climate control if leather was optioned???? I can't remember
Fair enough. As Hothouse was never offered on Calais, that would make things a bit more costly. I love Hothouse too and was sorry it only lasted a couple of models. Eliminates the Series 2 SS suggested above too, I guess.
Originally Posted by thatbrynguy
No I don't think the series 1 had climate control at all. I think it was only late series 2.
Thanks to everyone who has responded.
I should probably just add that, yes, I'm very aware I could buy a different car that already has these features, but I don't want to buy one of those cars. I'm only after a Hot House VY1 SS.
If anyone can shed light on how the BCM's are numbered and which one I need, I would very much appreciate your advice. Or even if you don't know yourself but can point me somewhere that does, that would be great too.
From what im seeing on ebay mate, i cant see any real sense with the numbers, but they still are printed with LOW, MID, HI & LUX looking at all the photos.
I think your best choice would be to get your hands on a dameged car with a lux bcm and take what you need from that.
There is a hell of a lot of work needed but i think it would be worth it. I think the hardest part would be getting someone to do the converstion..
If you didnt install some of the options it can cause issues but mostly i think they would be air bag related and they can be adjusted by the program in the cluster.