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    Quote Originally Posted by cmotors View Post
    Actually, it's not just door chimes, it's also other alerts like seat belt not fastened, low on gas etc.. They are nice to have, but I can live without them for the time being.

    Ya that on the cold, brrrrrrrrr.
    All of those indications show up throught the HID right? I'm not sure the cobalt has the HID like my impala, but i often see a little flash in the corner of my eye telling me that I'm low on gas, or that it's "icy conditions" or whatever. I really haven't missed the chime at all.

    I looked at my main fuse box in the engine bay. I couldn't find anything labeled windowRAP or anything RAP . I know I've got that functionality, I may have to get out the voltmeter and start testing wires on the harness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev000 View Post
    All of those indications show up throught the HID right? I'm not sure the cobalt has the HID like my impala, but i often see a little flash in the corner of my eye telling me that I'm low on gas, or that it's "icy conditions" or whatever. I really haven't missed the chime at all.

    I looked at my main fuse box in the engine bay. I couldn't find anything labeled windowRAP or anything RAP . I know I've got that functionality, I may have to get out the voltmeter and start testing wires on the harness.
    Yeah, they show up on the HID, and on the panel below the head unit (seat belt/ air bag). The HID is good that way, loss of traction, icy conditions, low gas, etc. The chimes usually just alert me to to look at the HID anyway. I kinda miss the lane change clickers, but that's about it.

    That's too bad about the fuse. I originally took the voltmeter to all the fuses, and that's how I found it. Another alternative is sunroof. Even though I don't have a sunroof, it is fused and active, and follows the same characteristics as the WndwRAP line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmotors View Post
    Yeah, they show up on the HID, and on the panel below the head unit (seat belt/ air bag). The HID is good that way, loss of traction, icy conditions, low gas, etc. The chimes usually just alert me to to look at the HID anyway. I kinda miss the lane change clickers, but that's about it.

    That's too bad about the fuse. I originally took the voltmeter to all the fuses, and that's how I found it. Another alternative is sunroof. Even though I don't have a sunroof, it is fused and active, and follows the same characteristics as the WndwRAP line.
    Sounds good. I'll look for that as well.

    BTW, I don't think you are running LinuxICE, but I'll try to remember to make a video of my Chevy Boot splash. You may still appreciate it. I think it adds an OEM feel to the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmotors View Post
    I had the means to do this -alot- cheaper, but it would have been laptop based and some extra challenges I wasn't interested in taking on the first time out. Plus it would have taken quite a bit longer.
    I don't know what you're talking about, my cheaper laptop install has been painless and quick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev000 View Post
    Sounds good. I'll look for that as well.

    BTW, I don't think you are running LinuxICE, but I'll try to remember to make a video of my Chevy Boot splash. You may still appreciate it. I think it adds an OEM feel to the experience.

    cheers,
    That'd be cool, I'm all for seeing that. I like the thread you got going on for your project. That's pretty damned slick!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargeants View Post
    I don't know what you're talking about, my cheaper laptop install has been painless and quick...

    oh wait, just woke up from that dream... yep still not done but I do have a nice 12" screen though
    Yeah, the 12" really does set yours apart, especially now that you've gotten away from only having stylus interaction :P lol. And just think of all the stuff you learned about smart pin technology, that you wouldn't have known otherwise.

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    I wonder why you lost your chimes and I didn't.
    I've got an '05 cobalt and got rid of my radio but still have all my chimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FALSE View Post
    I wonder why you lost your chimes and I didn't.
    I've got an '05 cobalt and got rid of my radio but still have all my chimes.
    If I remember correctly, it only affects 2007 and up. Not sure why, but I have heard it mentioned. I had an '05 cobalt, but had never replaced the radio. Drove me nuts that it didn't have an aux-in to hook up an mp3 player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmotors View Post
    If I remember correctly, it only affects 2007 and up. Not sure why, but I have heard it mentioned. I had an '05 cobalt, but had never replaced the radio. Drove me nuts that it didn't have an aux-in to hook up an mp3 player.
    pre '07 (or '06) GM vehicles don't have GMLAN which is what I think controls all the chiming functionality.
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    Tom,

    I have an 2007 HHR. I just installed carputer. I did purchase the ~125 GMOS-LAN-04 adapter. It works pretty well and I was able to get the radio power from it.

    Also it had rca connections to the speakers which make hookup pretty easy.

    Just a little tid bit.

    Rog

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