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post #16 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 08:21 PM
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post #17 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 06:48 PM
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I ending up going with this place: OEM Bluetooth Retrofit Kit for MANY GM Carlines

you have to ask to be notified when they are available and just wait it out, but when you get one they just plug in and everything works.
Hey nolanb,

Are any modifications required when installing this? I ordered one of these oem retrofit kits from them (WAMS) and it came in today. Below are pictures of the unit and I don't see any mounting brackets attached to it. The first picture below is of a VCIM unit in a SKY and it looks like it has brackets, so I'm just curious as to how you went about mounting/installing this unit.

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I ending up going with this place: OEM Bluetooth Retrofit Kit for MANY GM Carlines

you have to ask to be notified when they are available and just wait it out, but when you get one they just plug in and everything works.
I have been in contact with WAMS (White Auto and Media Services) and unfortunately they replied . . . . Sorry those kits were discontinued about a year ago

So what other options I have to use BlueTooth to connect to my phoene. I would like to be able to the the button on the steering wheel.
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post #19 of 44 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 09:12 PM
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$200 is a lot of money just to add Bluetooth even if it does audio streaming as well. you can buy a new head unit with native bt and satellite radio (or hd radio with optional satellite), for that price. of course you'll end up needing to spend about $150 additional to install and retain full oem functionality, but if you're going to spend $200 you might as well spend 350 and get a significantly better Bluetooth and music experience. or just buy $50 external bt adapter for phone or $20 auxiliary adapter for streaming and plug into aux in (stock unit has front aux in, right?)

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Just my two cents on this!

I recently installed the Pioneer FHX-700BT into my Solstice(before my engine gave) and I absolutely loved it. It doesn't have all that fancy GPS and fancy big screen.. but it adds a nice flavor to the car. The sound quality it gives out is pretty damn clear. Don't get me wrong it isn't the best money can buy, but for 175? It's pretty damn good.

The only thing I will say before you turn it down completely, is the lights, if set to match to a color within the car, can add a VERY nice appeal.
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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 09:14 PM
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Follow me here. I picked up a Jabra BT3030 several years ago. It is sold as a Bluetooth headset -- and I use it that way on my bicycle. But the ear buds are detachable so when I'm in a car without bluetooth, I simply unplug the ear buds and use a short mini male to mini male stereo connector to connect to the aux in on the radio. It is rechargeable with the same mini-usb cable the phone uses so I can have it on for long runs. For forty-some bucks or so, it is a handy gadget to have around. Here is a link to a newer version.

http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-STREET2-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headset/dp/B005OW4AZK/ref=dp_ob_title_def
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post #22 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 07:04 PM
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Another good one, just drop it over your ear when a call comes in.

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post #23 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 07:25 PM
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What exactly was wams doing to these boxes?

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post #24 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 07:33 PM
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I replaced mine with a VCIM from an 09/10 Malibu I bought on ebay for $75.

I don't have onstar service, so I never bothered to see if that would work but the Bluetooth works great. There are threads about which part to look for etc.

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I purchased a Pioneer AVIC-X940 BT love it,and yes there are a few parts you will need to make a good retrofit.I like the fairly large screen for nav,like I said you do need to purchase a few items such as a antenna adapter,found on Amazon for $6.00 or less,a Lan -interface,also find on Amazon or Ebay ,found mine for $20.00 used,a steering wheel interface I purchased for less than $10.00. The reason id that theses cars use data bits to turn radio on and off if you do not ues the GM Lan interface and just power it with straight 12VDC it won't turn off when driver doors opens.A few things but was very easy to swap out the head unit get BT and Nav to boot..

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I replaced mine with a VCIM from an 09/10 Malibu I bought on ebay for $75.

I don't have onstar service, so I never bothered to see if that would work but the Bluetooth works great. There are threads about which part to look for etc.
Was yours just "plug and play" even though it was used, or was a visit to a dealership involved for reprogramming?

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If anyone is interested in the OEM kit that was being discussed in this thread by whites automotive I am selling mine, see link below in sig.

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post #28 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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No not really,not sure what you mean by plug and play.If you are asking me if all I had to do was install head unit and turn it on ,then no.You need a few pieces to make the interface from aftermarket to vehicle.As I posted ,steering wheel control,GMC-Lan ,antenna adapter and a bezel for the radio to mate up to the original opening.All in all pretty simple,very little programming .

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Fosti, 2kwk quoted fierovin, so that's who he was talking to, not you I think.

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Yea ok thanks,just trying to help some,def missed that part.

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