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Old July 24th, 2018
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"date not available" in DIC

After installing an aftermarket stereo in my 98 regency elite, the Driver Information Center says "date not available." I am able to scroll through the various functions using the DIC buttons, but the message will reappear that states "date not available."

Some online information suggests replacing the HVAC controller. Does this sound familiar to anyone who has installed an aftermarket stereo? I choose not install the adapter to allow the steering wheel controls to function when I installed the stereo. Perhaps I should have?
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I recently had that issue and it was not from installing an after market stereo. The car is being impacted by the electrical system. I had the no data message, the interior features would not work, the passenger power seat would not work, and when you used features, it did other things. They have to check all the fuses. They then pulled carpet and padding back in the front seat and clean the ground buss. It is under the carpeting and padding:

Many electrical problems such as rear lights not working, power windows/door locks not working and mis-diagnosed fuel pump issues can be traced down to a corroded ground buss.

Here is a visual and brief description on where to locate the ground buss and how to
pull it a part, and clean it.

Take off the trim holding down your carpet next to the drivers seat (there is one in the same location passenger side)
Pull back the carpet.
You will find a large electrical conduit with a 'ground buss' taped to it on the out side.


Very carefully cut the tape and pull the ground buss from the conduit.


Now with a small flat screw driver pop off the cover of the ground bus.
Pull the metal buss out of the connector.

Inspect for corrosion and clean with fine steel wool.
Apply dielectric grease on both sides to protect it from future corrosion.
Also make sure you clean off any corrosion found in/on the wire connectors.

Example of corrosion on the buss:


Example of corrosion on back of wires:


The reason for this corrosion is because over time our inner door moldings shrink and allow water to splash in the interior and the water seeps down on top of these two ground areas.

Personal note: mine was so bad that I ended up going to a junk yard and finding two near perfect ground buses from a newer Bonneville. I also cut enough wires to replace my ground wires going to them.



https://www.gmforum.com/electrical-1...1999-a-303224/


AND OLDSMOBILE 98


https://www.gmforum.com/1992-1999-91...rroded-276831/



AND SIMILAR GM MODELS ( WITH PHOTOS)


https://www.gmforum.com/everything-e...r-seat-222325/



AND MORE:


https://www.gmforum.com/everything-e...-locks-245669/
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