The Base and Redline/GXP have different VSS lines.dmbdlatc said:Hello:
Excellent thread on your installation. Thank you very much.
I have a 2.4L Sky with the manual transmission. Do you know anyone that has a similar Solstice/Sky that actually hooked up their AVICs to a VSS wire? If so, what did they connect it to?
Yes that is correct you need 2 harnesses. The proper GMOS-Lan harness will keep the onstar etc. The Swi-PS harness will keep the steering wheel functionality. It is fairly easy to hook up, but will require you to rip apart the dash again since you need to tap wires in the radio harness.dmbdlatc said:Also, from what I gather in the thread, there is NO harness that connects the radio to the car AND allows for the steering wheel switches to work. Is that correct? If so, what are the options to get the steering wheel buttons to work.
The VSS wire is not mandatory, but it can make navigation a bit more correct, mine is not currently hooked up. The Swi-PS adapter will allow you to keep the steering wheel controls and is highly recommended it works great!.dmbdlatc said:I have a AVIC-Z2 in my Sky (installed yesterday, NOW I find your thread a day late, just my luck) and don't have the VSS hooked up and my steering wheel buttons don't work.
I've been watching this thread and some threads at other websites that contradict that there is even a VSS wire on the SKY that the -Z2 can use, as opposed to some sort of DATA transmisson wire that sends speed information that the -Z2 can NOT use.I did this install myself also. The VSS wire on the NA auto trans is on the ECU. Of the three plugs, it's the one on the bottom so you will have to remove all three. Cut into the sheathing to reveal all the various wires and it's the solid yellow wire you want to tap. Good luck. It's pretty easy.
It's fairly tight back there, but it will fit as you can see. Not much extra room to route wires, but you can make it fit without modifying your car. You will need a dash kit to make the radio fit into the double din opening (Metra - 95-3302).Morfious,
I was just poking around on Crutchfield's site and set the filter to an '07 Sol and it indicates that both the AVIC-D3 or the AVIC-Z2 don't fit. Do they say that if the unit requires an install kit to dress up the dash? Obviously you have the D3 installed so there isn't a big clearance issue.
I have not seen a working VSS hookup in a sky/solstice, but it should work from my reading and understanding. If you have the monsoon system or if you use the GMOS-LAN-04 harness there is a direct VSS hookup located on the harness itself.I have seen several posts that say this is the wire to use. But I have yet to hear from anyone that actually used that wire and what results they ended up with. I would hate to start ripping my car apart again just to find out that this is NOT the wire because it doesn't provide what the AVIC-Z2 needs to see.
Inquiring minds want to know.
I have a 2007 SKY 2.4L with manual transmisson.
I paid $1400 for everything, but there were some good sales going on when I placed my order. You can NOT keep your factory XM system and use this head unit. You will need to buy one of the XM units that go with the D3 such as the GEX-P10XMT or GEX-P920XM. You may be able to use your factory XM antenna though. Here is your list of parts:I would like to do this someday. However I am so lost on what I need with all these wires, etc. I have monsoon, XM, No onstar. I want to continue to keeo XM working with this unit the navigation as well as steering wheel controls. So what do I need? What is the average price for everything?
P.S. The back up cam I like too if I did that is something extra needed?
Just to clarify:Morfious is right. If you use the GMOS-LAN-03 or 04 you can hookup directly to the VSS output wire on the box - no need to run wires to the ECM or anywhere else. I did it with my AVIC Z2 and it shows up perfectly on my displays.
Man, I always forget to check out the avic411 forums... thanks for the reminder! :lol:My best friend has an iPhone and it works great with the AVIC D3. I have the high speed iPod cable in my unit and it will charge and play music just fine. As per the threads in the avic411 forums the bluetooth functionality works fine as well. I have not tested this outin my unit though.
Well onstar is no problem you just have to use the GMOS-LAN-03 or GMOS-LAN-04 adapter from Metra (I would recommend the LAN-04 simply for the vss wire hookup.) You will retain onstar without any problems. As for the XM you will need to buy the Pioneer XM unit (which works nicer and has a better interface than the Sirius one) You may be able to retain the factory XM antenna, but you will definitely need the XM unit from Pioneer in order to get this to work. You may be able to move your account info onto the new unit for a fee, I have Sirius so I don't know how XM works with transfers or new equipment.Morfious, that is a great job of showing the install and I think that it is a top level job. My question is, Have you had or do you know of any AVIC-D3 installs with the OnStar and XM radio. which is what I have. I want too install the D3 and keep the XM and Onstar. Please let me know how you would do it with those two things staying in use.