good-bye lw200, hello Outlook

Discussion in 'Saturn Outlook' started by Steph, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Steph

    Steph Guest

    gave up on our 2001 Lw-200 Saturday and came home with a 2008 Outlook.
    Nice crossover, and very big.

    Confused about a few things that I haven't found in the manual yet.
    The dashboard will give average speed and average economy, but not current
    economy in real-time?

    Also, has tow package, and I see a 7-pin wire harness already on the bottom
    of the car. I ask becuase these was a an "unravel" so I don't know how it
    comes stock. Are all 7 pins wired? Obvivously without a brake controller
    the seventh pin would not be powered - but is the center pin attached to
    the battery and powered?

    Also a wire harness was in the trunk, is that fora standard flat 4-pin
    connector instead, or is it for wiring a break controller?
    Steph, Aug 25, 2008
  2. Steph

    PerfectReign Guest

    You talking about the DIC?

    On my Avalanche, it won't give "current" economy, but you can always reset
    it while driving.

    On my AV, with the tow package, the brake controller wasn't wired. I added
    an aftermarket Tekonsha controller.

    I hope that helps with your new car.

    I test drove the Outlook about a year ago. It seemed like a nice car, but
    too small for my needs.

    (This coming from one who owns a compact Vue.)
    PerfectReign, Aug 26, 2008
  3. Steph

    marx404 Guest

    Did you buy an XE or XR? XE's have a push button stalk on the gauge pod
    which only shows a trip computer on the DIC (drivers information console) .
    XR's have a complex DIC , which is controlled by the 4 buttons on the dash
    itself , an "i", a road, a checkbox and a check button. Using the i button,
    you can view information such as trip mileage, av gas mileage, actual
    mileage, etc. Using the road button, you can see individual tire pressure
    and more info.

    The XE has only basic symbol lights in the instrument cluster. It seems that
    you have an XE with a tow package.

    As far as the pinning of the tow package goes, you will need to consult
    either your local Saturn shop or a RV place.
    marx404, Aug 28, 2008
  4. Steph

    Steph Guest

    It is a XR model with DIC. And yes those buttons are a bit small.
    But I only see Trip A, Trip B, Gallons used, Average speed, Average
    mileage ..... no "actual" mileage. As pointed out, I could reset the
    AVG, but then that sort of ruins the long term stats.
    Steph, Aug 28, 2008
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