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Thanks to Forum member "RitchieRich" (Ritch Willhoff, Service Manager at Abel Chevrolet), we have learned that the long discussed PDR, resulting in "much greater video clarity and color tone update" is now starting at dealerships. Note, it appears that cars coming down the assembly line after May 1st (but call your dealership and have them run your VIN to make sure) may have already had this update done. See the video at the end of this post, to easily notice the much greater clarity after the PDR update has been done. Other things to note please:

1)The PDR requires each dealership to have a new Class 10 SD card, for this involves updating the firmware through the SD slot: "Important: Reprogramming should be done in the SD slot of the glove box, not the armrest location. "
2) After the upgrade, there is no more audio recording in the valet mode.


Thank you again RitchieRich!
 

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Thanks again forum member "RitchieRich" (Rich Willhoff, Service Mgr. of Abel Chevrolet), for helping ad to this PDR update, as follows:

1) The actual clarity upgrade (removing the greenish tint) is still as earlier reported, PI1493. However...,
2) To have it done, GM, for privacy recording reasons, is requiring that PI1416 is stimultaneously done. That upgrade removes the audio recording capability when in valet mode within the United States.
3) Canada has a slightly different privacy requirement, and their valet audio recording capability is also eliminated, but via PI1460.
4) The software reflashes are done by putting the SD card into the glove box SD slot. Note, to eliminate possible battery run down (and loss of all your pre-sets), as the reflash takes about an hour, it is highly recommended that a battery voltage retainer be placed onto the vehicle before starting the car's reflash. This is critical if your vehicle is intermittently run, with the consequence your battery might not be at full charge when it arrives at the dealership.
5) Many, but not all, service departments have computers with SD slots and can perform the reflash by first sticking a new Class 10 SD card into the appropriate computer slot. However, for those service departments whose computers do not have an SD card slot, an adapter must be secured (suggest you discuss this with your service advisor at the time you make your appointment, for already one C7 customer had to make a second trip to his dealership because this adapter was not initially present).
 
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