Oct 162017
 

2007 Pontiac G5

How can I tell if my G5 has the VIC (Vehicle Information Center) or not. It has to do with programming a remote access AC Delco fob.


Pontiac refers to the information center as a Drivers Information Center (DIC) which is essentially the same thing. So as far as programming the new fob the answer would be yes it does.

Driver Information Center (DIC)

Your vehicle has a Driver Information Center (DIC). The DIC display gives you the status of many of your vehicle’s systems. The DIC is also used to display driver personalization menu modes and warning/status messages. All messages will appear in the DIC display, located at the bottom of the instrument panel cluster.

drivers information center button

The DIC buttons are located on the left side of the steering wheel.
(Information): Press this button to scroll through the vehicle information mode displays.

(Reset): Press this button to reset some vehicle information mode displays, select a personalization menu mode setting, or acknowledge a warning message.
Press and hold the information and reset buttons at the same time for one second, then release the buttons to enter the personalization menu.

Driver Information Center (DIC) Description and Operation

The driver information center (DIC) displays important vehicle information when it first powers up. The DIC is also used to display Odometer and Outside Air Temperature when other important vehicle information is not being displayed. The DIC switches are hardwired to and read by the instrument panel cluster (IPC). The IPC provides power to the DIC switches via the IPC ignition 1 voltage circuit fused in the body control module (BCM). The BCM is responsible for driving and processing the DIC display through GMLAN serial data. The BCM is responsible for reading the outside air temperature (OAT) and season odometer. The outside air temperature and season odometer is transmitted to the IPC over GMLAN for display in the DIC. The OAT data is transmitted in degrees Celsius and the cluster is responsible for converting the outside air temperature (OAT) to Fahrenheit.

There are 2 DIC buttons on the instrument panel cluster (IPC):

  • INFO
  • SET/RESET

The 2 DIC buttons however provide 3 switch functions. Pressing the INFO and SET/RESET button at the same time provides the MENU switch function.

INFO
The INFO button is used in order to navigate through the following driver information center (DIC) information modes:

  • AV VEHICLE SPEED
  • AV FUEL ECON
  • COOLANT TEMPERATURE
  • FUEL RANGE
  • OIL LIFE MONITOR
  • TRIP ODOMETER A
  • TRIP ODOMETER B

Other instrument panel cluster (IPC) information displayed in the DIC are Season odometer and Outside Air Temp.

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