Question about 1999 Chevrolet Venture

1 Answer

DIC doesn't work

I need step by step directions to find out why the DIC in my 1999 Chevy venture just stopped working. I'm very mechanically inclined, just need some help.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 3,854 Answers

Are you talking about the one in the roof console, near the windshield?
With the key OFF:
Depress and hold the MODE and the ENGLISH/METRIC buttons.
With these two buttons still depressed, turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.

When you do this all display segments will light for 2 seconds then off for 2 seconds, then it should show "PS" then turn off. After this, then unit may show E1, E2, E3 or E4. If E and a number (E1) didn't come up, then there are no errors in the System.

Turn the van off, then....to set the compass, find your location on the map picture. The number you fall under is your zone number.

Turn the ignition ON.

Cycle the driver information center (DIC) to the Compass/Temperature mode.
Press both the E/M and the MODE buttons for approximately 5 seconds.
The last entered variance zone number will be displayed.

Press the E/M button until the proper variance number (See picture) is showing.
Press the MODE button in order to set the new variance zone and resume normal operation.

Note: The features are controlled by outside data. The only feature that is self contained in the unit is the compass, and if it is not working correctly, then the unit is malfunctioning and I would suggest replacing it with a new one.

Perform these steps on more time. If it still does not work right, then the unit will need to be replaced.


Turn the ignition ON.
Cycle the driver information center (DIC) to the Compass/Temperature mode.
Press both the E/M and the MODE buttons for at least 10 seconds until the calibration symbol appears.
Release both buttons once the calibration symbol appears.
Complete 3 360° turns in an area free from large metal objects.

But I would wait before replacing it. Drive it around normal for a day first. If it nothing happens then, then replace it. The compass will not always calibrate right away.

Good luck and hope this helps.





Posted on May 09, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Chevy venture 2002 van doesn't start. Good


You replace parts as part of your preventative
maintenance program,not to solve a problem
When working on a problem only component testing
will find the issues
You need to check for fuel pressure at the motor with a gauge
You check spark with a test plug you buy,not ground a plug
or wire on the vehicle
You can check for compression or cylinder leak down
to test some mechanical issues
I would assume ALL Fuse & links have been checked,as
well as battery voltage 12.6 v or more & cables etc
The ignition switch could be bad,turns starter but not all
the internal contacts are good

Jul 26, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How many catalytic converters are on a 1999 chevy venture


According to the auto parts listing, I am showing one converter. The discount price is around $200 plus labor.
I would get a second opinion.

Jun 30, 2013 | 1999 Chevrolet Venture

2 Answers

1999 Pontiac Montana DIC is dead. Got one from junk yard and get only "--" for data. Any help? Do these have to be factory repaired?


You can try performing a diagnostic self-test of the DIC.

In order to perform the diagnostic self-test and reset the driver information display, simultaneously press the following buttons for at least 2 seconds :

MODE
ENGLISH/METRIC
The reset is acknowledged with the display showing all segments ON for 1 second . You may only reset the following modes. The reset affects all 3 of these modes simultaneously:

AVG ECON
FUEL USED
AVG SPEED

If all of the segments light as described above, but the same symptoms are still present follow these instructions:

Symptom: Driver Information Center (DIC) Always Displays Dashes

1. Check for a poor connection or an open in circuit 800 (Tan wire) between the DIC connector terminal 15 and the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) connector C1 terminal 15.
2. If a problem is found with the circuit in step 1, repair the circuit and retest. Otherwise continue to step 3.
3. Replace the DIC and retest

Oct 09, 2011 | 1999 Pontiac Montana

1 Answer

Replace intake maifold gasket on 1999 venture van


Hi,I just replaced mine.It is not that hard.just buy a manual on it at autozone,and it gives the specifications and step by step directions to dissassemble,and reassemble.I put in new plugs,thermostat,and flushed the motor for around $200.00.runs great!

May 09, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Venture

1 Answer

1999 Chevy Venture Battery Drain Problem!


you have to take out the door ajar switch its in the door it works your interior lights and door ajar switch which is in the door and is hitched to the door latch

Feb 01, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Venture

1 Answer

1999 Chevy Venture - DIC quit working


It is comon that the DIC will fail this way. They are not very expensive on the average. I hope this helps.
Thank You,
Roy

Aug 07, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Venture

1 Answer

Chevy venture wont start after it rains


I would check to make sure the battery cables are free of corrosion, tight, and dry. The next step would be to test the battery (either with a multimeter, or an auto parts store can usually test it for free). Other options could be the starter connections could be loose/corroded, the ground wiring is loose or corroded, or there is a short in the wiring. Always remember to make sure you disconnect the battery when working with any electrical systems on the car. Negative first, the positive.

Apr 21, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Venture

2 Answers

1999 Chevy Venture airbag light stays lit


You need to replace the airbag clockspring. It is located inside the steering column and is fairly easy to do for the home mechanic. Be sure to disable the air bag system!! You can find this part that any parts store, for about $100.

Apr 01, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Venture

1 Answer

1999 Chevy Venture, Windshield wipers stop in upright position


You will need to replace the wiper transmission.This is a common problem.

Jan 24, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Venture

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Chevrolet Venture Logo

1,031 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8269 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...