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Installing HUD into non HUD vehicle.

Cam-ralph

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Wanting to know if anyone has installed a factory HUD into their vehicle that didn’t have it come fitted.

I know that it can be fitted into any VF and it requires removing the entire dash, cutting a hole in it, fitting the HUD tapping into the correct 5 wires in the correct wiring loom and then refitting the dash and a speedo cluster hood with the HUD cut out.

What am having trouble with is finding the correct 5 wires to tap into and knowing the exact place to cut the hole.

I also know that the vehicles that come with it factory fitted have the special windscreen with the reflective laminate in it but I am not concerned about this and believe it still works without it or can stick reflective film to the windscreen if need be.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Dash has lines on the underside for where the cut out is required
 

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@Cam-ralph I don’t know if you can do it put your probably better off getting a dash out if something that had the HUD already like this one
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Also keep in mind you well need the HUD controls
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New dash pad/cover thing
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And the HID unit it’s self
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And as far you reflective film doesn’t work and windscreen dose need replacing. Then you need someone to reprogram the PCM/BCM (can’t remember what one) for it to work.
 

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@Cam-ralph I don’t know if you can do it put your probably better off getting a dash out if something that had the HUD already like this one
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Also keep in mind you well need the HUD controls
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New dash pad/cover thing
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And the HID unit it’s self
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And as far you reflective film doesn’t work and windscreen dose need replacing. Then you need someone to reprogram the PCM/BCM (can’t remember what one) for it to work.
Thanks and yes it is definitely doable, got all the above parts lined up apart from the dash, if I could get the dash that cheap over here in NZ I would, there is no programming required for the HUD.
 

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Good luck with it. I find HUD overated. I came standard on my car and I barelly look at it...
 

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Thanks and yes it is definitely doable, got all the above parts lined up apart from the dash, if I could get the dash that cheap over here in NZ I would, there is no programming required for the HUD.
Keen to see how you go and price. thinking about it myself.
 

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Good luck with it. I find HUD overated. I came standard on my car and I barelly look at it...
Interesting Ron..I’ve heard a few people say that but I honestly find it hard to live without when I now drive cars without it.

Admittedly we’re all different but is it because I’m paranoid and have an aversion to topping up the Govt coffers? I drive through a lot of different speed zones and I find that changing between our V6, V8 and a 4cylinder (the only one of the 3 cars without HUD) I find it difficult to judge speed as precisely as the Govt would have us these days..especially around school zones etc.

I consider myself a capable driver, licensed for over 40yrs, but I hate taking my eyes off the road to check speed...
 

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I love the HUD I use it all the time.
 

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licensed for over 40yrs, but I hate taking my eyes off the road to check speed
Over 30 years for me and I've never understood the issue of taking eyes off the road to check speed.
 

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Over 30 years for me and I've never understood the issue of taking eyes off the road to check speed.
You don’t live in NSW ... or worse, Victoria. :(
 

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Over 30 years for me and I've never understood the issue of taking eyes off the road to check speed.
I didn’t either until we bought two VFs that have it.
 

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If I recall correctly @VFSV6FORME did a good write up of this exact job a couple of years back? Haven't the time to search for it at the moment, but he may be able to point you in the right direction.
 

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If I recall correctly @VFSV6FORME did a good write up of this exact job a couple of years back? Haven't the time to search for it at the moment, but he may be able to point you in the right direction.
Yeah I had seen his write about what he did, looks like he was after an option to just plug the HUD into the cars harness but there are no HUD plugs in cars that didn’t have it come fitted. So he went with the option of an after market set up which looks like he did a great job just not what I am after.

I am aware that there are no plugs to have it a plug and play option and I am going to have to wire in the plugs to make it work. Hoping there might be someone on here that has done this and could help out.
 

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So he went with the option of an after market set up which looks like he did a great job just not what I am after.
Yeah, I didn't read your post properly where you said you wanted a factory unit. :confused:
 

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Hoping there might be someone on here that has done this and could help out.
I dont have a hud to look at but i will take a guess and say the data is fed to it via the swcan which is normally a green wire and i would guess there should be a dimmer/brightness control wire unless that is passed through the gmlan.
It would also need the power wires neg and pos.

I would start with finding the schematic for the hud and go from there.
 

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Coz they're the only places that have speed limits, cameras and cops ?

lol
Does the WA state government also employ coppers as Road Side Tax Collectors as well?
 

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Does the WA state government also employ coppers as Road Side Tax Collectors as well?
Yep, and third party contractors too.

The great thing is it is the one tax that is optional.
 
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