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Hi all, I received my SLT Acadia 5 days ago but I have a few questions. I would appreciate any possible solutions / suggestions to deal with them:

1. How do I turn off the Vehicle overspeed msg so that I can see the rest of the On-board computer information?

2. Is the car speed limited to 185km / hr??

3. My SATNAV system is not registering anything at the moment : No road information - this happened yesterday while I was on route

4. How do I update the standard MAPS CD that was provided with the vehicle??

Thanks in advance
 

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So you were driving your Acadia 115 mph? interesting you must have hit the governor that's why you're getting the over speed message. Not sure how to get that message off the DIC. I will leave the NAV questions to another member.
 

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;D

Yep ...I was driving between Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and a place called Al Khobar which is +- 400km North. The car still had below 1000km on the odometer and although I felt that it wanted to go the limiter stopped me from having more fun ((.

Now I have just more than 1200km on the clock and I feel as though the car is performing better.

The VEHICLE OVERSPEED comes in at 120km/h which then prevents all other driver information from being visible. Any help on this feature??[/color]
 

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Not exactly sure if there is a procedure to remove the message; you might need to disconnect the battery and "reboot" the onboard computer; unless another member has any ideas. It's still a little early in the AM here in the US. I was wondering about your location; I have made that trip from Riyadh, but that was a long time ago; now I understand why you were driving so fast.

EDIT: It would be helpful if you posted information about your Acadia in your signature as well as your location
 

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Is there a GMC dealer in Saudi? ??? Did you have it shipped from the states, if so maybe call that dealer?
 

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I can't say for sure that you will NOT be able to remove that message, but I doubt you will be able to.. there is a reason it is there.
I guess if you are going that fast, why would you want to see anything else on the HUD. You should just be watching the road, if you intend on going that fast, just turn the HUD off..


About the NAV system, Is it loaded with the maps for where you are? If not,did you purchase the vehicle new?
Please update your signature and profile information.. we have other forum members that are in middle east, and may be able to assist you with some of your geographical needs.
 

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I don't know if this is still relevant, but this may help you get a new disk.

NY_Joe said:
For all those owners that have posted in any NAV thread this might be of interst to you.

Thanks to our friend from "GROUND ZERO" I was pointed in the direction of the NAV manual.

There is a curious find on p.55. I have confirmed on my side as has acadia7j100001 that the discs in our vehicles are from 2005. This is unacceptable.

Here is what was found.....

From p.55 of NAV MANUAL

Ordering Map DVDs
The map DVD in your vehicle is the most up-to-date
information available when your vehicle was
purchased.
(That's a load of BS). The map DVD is updated periodically,
provided that the map information has changed.
You will receive two free DVD map disc updates
with the purchase of your new vehicle.
[/color] Updates
are necessary to make sure that your vehicle’s
navigation system has the most accurate
information available about streets/roads,
points of interest, and business locations.
The updates are provided by the GM Nav Disc
Center at the first and second anniversary dates of
your vehicle’s delivery date.
About four to six weeks
before those anniversary dates, you will receive a
post card from the GM Nav Disc Center reminding
you that a free update is available. The center will
request confirmation of your mailing address either
by having you contact the toll-free number,
1-877-NAV-DISC (1-877-628-3472), or the center’s
website, www.gmnavdisc.com.
[/color] After verifying your
address you should receive the updated disc in
about two weeks. After receiving the updated disc,
replace the old disc in the navigation system. See
“Installing the DVD Map Disc” and “Ejecting the
DVD Map Disc” under Maps on page 19. Dispose of
the old disc to avoid confusion about which disc is
the most current.
If you have any questions about the operation of the
navigation system or the update process, call the
GM Nav Disc Center or go to the center’s website.[/color]

If you need any future updates or a replacement
disc, because the current disc is lost, damaged, or
needs to be updated, call the GM Nav Disc Center
or order a new disc online. To order a disc, have
your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) available.
This helps the center make sure you receive the
correct and most up to date DVD map disc for your
vehicle. See “Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)”
in the Index of your vehicle’s owner manual for
more information.


So I highlighted some key parts. Acadia7j10001 said he will look into it when he returns from vacation and see what happens. If there is no answer or course of action determined from their I plan on caling the NAV Disc Center and have a little talk with them and get an updated disc.

Please check back here for an updat ein a few days.

Thanks.

Joe
 

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You are trying to do something the vehicle was not intended to do. Most vehicles have speed limiters keyed to the speed rating of the tires that come on the vehicle. To overcome speed limiters and related messages, you have to have software that will allow you to reprogram (reflash) the computer system. I'm not aware of anyone making this that will interface with the 3.6L Acadia. It is quite popular with the GM V8 powered vehicles and a few others. If you do a Google search for HP Tuners and LS1 Edit you can read more about these programs, and contact the companies to see if they plan on supporting the Acadia.
 

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So you're saying the overspeed message will remain on the DIC/HUD until it's reflashed?
 

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jsimms said:
So you're saying the overspeed message will remain on the DIC/HUD until it's reflashed?
I think he is saying to increase the limit, you need the software. To clear the message, you should be able to use the DIC buttons to clear the other message.
 

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biggs4040 said:
jsimms said:
So you're saying the overspeed message will remain on the DIC/HUD until it's reflashed?
I think he is saying to increase the limit, you need the software. To clear the message, you should be able to use the DIC buttons to clear the other message.
So clear the message and keep it under 100mph! I posted earlier that I have made that trip quite a few years ago; same highway. I now realize why the high speeds; everyone else is running at least that fast if not faster
 

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Fuad said:
;D

Yep ...I was driving between Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and a place called Al Khobar which is +- 400km North. The car still had below 1000km on the odometer and although I felt that it wanted to go the limiter stopped me from having more fun ((.

Now I have just more than 1200km on the clock and I feel as though the car is performing better.

The VEHICLE OVERSPEED comes in at 120km/h which then prevents all other driver information from being visible. Any help on this feature??[/color]
Please show us some pic's of your Acadia in Saudi and maybe a pic of the DIC, it's neat to see American vehicles in a different country
 

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Sorry, but you are talking about a programming change that is made to vehicles shipped to Saudi (and Kuwait, and a few others) that displays the 'Vehicle Overspeed' after the vehicle goes over 120 KPH. This is something that is programmed into the vehicle for those countries. While it is not governed at that speed, the message turns on and you are stuck with it until you drop to about 115 KPH and then it will turn off... only to return if you go above 120 again. It will also chime the warning chime (just in case you didn't see it in the first place).

You may be able to take it to one of your many 'aftermarket specialists' there and they probably have some way of removing this 'feature' but to be sure, the GM dealer probably will not do it.

My Mustang does a similiar thing at 125, but only does the chime 5 times, then it figures you know you are speeding and that you don't care.

Good luck finding somebody to help you out - but you know those ex-pats working the auto-parts souks can probably come up with something.
 

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Arizona_SVO said:
...My Mustang does a similar thing at 125, but only does the chime 5 times, then it figures you know you are speeding and that you don't care.
Harry Callahan said:
A good car has got to know it's limits.
Pontiac apparently didn't put anything like that in the Trans Am. :p ;D :D :hijacked: Now that I think about it, the 5.0L '88 and '91 Mustangs I used never did anything when you hit that speed or beyond.
 

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jsimms, that message does not stay on the DIC all the time, only when you are driving at the speed limiter. Once you slow down the message goes away. So when you are driving that fast and you push one of the DIC buttons the message should go away.
 

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dfrank78 said:
jsimms, that message does not stay on the DIC all the time, only when you are driving at the speed limiter. Once you slow down the message goes away. So when you are driving that fast and you push one of the DIC buttons the message should go away.
OK; not too familiar with driving a CUV at that speed ;D thanks for the info
 

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Blue_2009_SLT2 said:
Arizona_SVO said:
...My Mustang does a similar thing at 125, but only does the chime 5 times, then it figures you know you are speeding and that you don't care.
Harry Callahan said:
A good car has got to know it's limits.
Pontiac apparently didn't put anything like that in the Trans Am. :p ;D :D :hijacked: Now that I think about it, the 5.0L '88 and '91 Mustangs I used never did anything when you hit that speed or beyond.
Well that's because the stock 302 had used up most of its HP and torque by the time you hit that high of a speed.
 

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ive had the acadia at the 118 mph speed limiter a couple of times, the vehicle is very stable and has quite a bit more pedal left
 

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You guys are killing me here - My Mustang didn't stop at 125 KPH, it just let you know you were passing that speed.

The Acadia does not stop at 120, it just let's you know - and until you back down, it won't let you turn that notice off. This is a difference in the programming of auto's shipped to those countries.

The Mustang had no problem going all the way to 260 - probably more, but that's where the speedo stopped.
 

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KPH? I was talking MPH. Are SVO Mustangs calibrated in KPH or did you have one of those that were 85 MPH & swapped it out?

Arizona_SVO said:
You guys are killing me here...
Hey, it is a GMC board. I had to pay 10% more to be able to post about my Dodges/Toyota/Mazda here! ;) :p
 
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