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Old 04-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #576
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THANK YOU for all this GREAT info!!! Got my new box, installed and working!!! YEA! Thank you again! Whehooo!
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #577
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THANK YOU for all this GREAT info!!! Got my new box, installed and working!!! YEA! Thank you again! Whehooo!
Which module did you go with? The one listed a few posts up by smartboy?
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:55 AM   #578
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The unit was 2011 CAMARO CRUZE SRX REGAL GEN 9.0 BLUETOOTH MODULE VCIM W/ ANTENNA 20957195. Would also like to get the steering wheel controls, however that seems to be an uphill battle. Had one dealership just flat out say no, a 2nd dealership never replied/called to my inquiry, third dealership quoted $450 for the steering wheel controls and stated they might not work, and a fourth keeps saying they're waiting on a return call from someone. So for now, I mounted my cell on the dash and push the icon on the phone's screen or use the phone's voice activated dialing for outgoing calls, and for incoming calls, just push the onstar button. The bluetooth overrides the radio and utilizes the existing car speakers either way. The upside with driving standard is the safety offered w/the bluetooth module and we know how onstar is all about safety (oh, with paid subscription).

The 3rd dealer that replied initially said they could NOT install the steering wheel controls because my car was never originally equipped with that specific feature, then after I sent the GM bulletin bulletin off of the 1st page of this thread, he then quoted $450 for the install (w/it still might not work after installation).

Thanks again for all the great info, it was really easy (for this grandma) to install.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:51 AM   #579
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That sounds like a "I can't be bothered" quote. I bought a leather steering wheel from Patrick T @ GM Partshouse here for my wife's 11 LS, and installed it myself for under $200. Those wheels already come with the wheel controls and harness, and is plug and play. I just need to get it flashed to work with the radio.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:34 PM   #580
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I entirely agree. It's definitely an "I can't/don't/won't be bothered" quote and very very frustrating! I installed the onstar box myself and it took (for someone w/NO mechanic experience) approximately 30 minutes to install, and it works. BUT, it would seem, getting ANY dealer (in this area) to perform the BCM update is the challenge for the steering wheel controls? Since you've already installed the steering wheel w/controls, have you actually located a dealer that will do the update? It's all just kind of puzzling.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:24 PM   #581
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Iwantone2,

Did the new module affect anything else on the car? Does the Temp on the radio still display and does the compass/direction indicator on the dash in front of the steering wheel still display the direction your traveling? Was your new module from another Camaro?
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:57 PM   #582
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Does anyone know if the 2010 Camaro Onstar module Gen8 can be switched out to the newer module Gen 9? The reason is, anyone with a 2010 Camaro can not use the Onstar App on their phone, this was only available starting in 2011. I called Onstar, and of course they had no clue what I was talking about.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:04 PM   #583
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2013 Model Changes?

I have a 2LS. It comes with OnStar and Bluetooth phone calling with no Bluetooth media interface or USB. If I buy the PDIM with the USB interface will I lose Bluetooth phone calling? This seems bad.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:50 PM   #584
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Did the new module affect anything else on the car? Does the Temp on the radio still display and does the compass/direction indicator on the dash in front of the steering wheel still display the direction your traveling? Was your new module from another Camaro?
I actually have not gotten the new module yet. I do think it might change the compass indicator though, but not sure.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:16 PM   #585
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Their are 2 part numbers, one box has 3 antenna spots, the other part# module has only 2 antenna ports. How do I know which box will work with my 2011 camaro 1ss?
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:17 AM   #586
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Hi guys!, very interesting information.

I have bought a 2010 Camaro SS V8 6.2L in Mexico and my radio is just able to pair Bluetooth only for music streaming so I suppose that is SS v1. My question is, if I replace onstart module, does that will enable my radio to pair bluetooth for phone calls?

We don't have onstart service in Mexico, and not interested on it, just wanted the fancy phone calls module enabled.

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:31 AM   #587
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There are two Bluetooth modules in the Camaro. One is within the OnStar box located above the glovebox. The other is the PDIM which is in the console under the backside of it. The OnStar one allows your phone to connect for handsfree use of the speaker and microphone in the overhead console. The PDIM in the console allows you to connect to stream music. Someone must have added the PDIM to your vehicle already. To use the handsfree Bluetooth phone features you will need to replace the current OnStar module you have above your glovebox with one that has the Bluetooth capability. Best way to know which one to get for sure is to pull the glove box and the plastic cover off the module and find the stock part number. IN many cases the one with Bluetooth is one part number higher than your current module. swapping them is plug an play.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #588
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Well... took the plunge and ordered a used onstar with bluetooth box. Also ordered a new antenna, as I did not believe the box would come with one after asking many sellers on ebay. Wasted $25 on the antenna, as the onstar box came with one. Hooked it all up, my galaxy s4 works gteat with it. Shows my contacts / phonebook and everything!!! Used onstar came from a 2011 Buick with only 7k miles... same part number though, and cost $104 with shipping from ebay. I am very happy!
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:45 PM   #589
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Well... took the plunge and ordered a used onstar with bluetooth box. Also ordered a new antenna, as I did not believe the box would come with one after asking many sellers on ebay. Wasted $25 on the antenna, as the onstar box came with one. Hooked it all up, my galaxy s4 works gteat with it. Shows my contacts / phonebook and everything!!! Used onstar came from a 2011 Buick with only 7k miles... same part number though, and cost $104 with shipping from ebay. I am very happy!
Any issues with the OnStar light in your car? Sorry I Haven't kept up on these threads but I remember that being an issue awhile back, it would come up red instead of the usual green or something.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:36 PM   #590
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can someone PM a quick update as I would like to the PDIM and Bluetooth addition dependant on price of course
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:27 PM   #591
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No light problems yet... took another family car to Disney world. I did hit onstar button, it began to call them, but I hung up as I had other things to do... I will get back to you Sunday or Monday when I am back and try to transfer my account...
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:48 PM   #592
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So from what I understand if i can find a used bluetooth module then all i have to do is pay for the subscription after getting it installed? Is there or isn't there an issue with the box previously being activated?

Side note this is my first car what does the current on star do in my LS that seems like a waste that it doesn't allow me to make hands free calls. Thanks in advance for any responses
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:53 PM   #593
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Does anyone know if the 2010 Camaro Onstar module Gen8 can be switched out to the newer module Gen 9? The reason is, anyone with a 2010 Camaro can not use the Onstar App on their phone, this was only available starting in 2011. I called Onstar, and of course they had no clue what I was talking about.
Doesn't work that way. OnStar will not update their system to reflect that so you won't get any functions of the app.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:42 PM   #594
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Ok, so I've read through this thread and want to buy the Bluetooth off eBay and plug it in for my phone. I have a 2010 1SS with steering controls that have been updated. Can I buy any Bluetooth vcim or do I need a certain part number? Will this work:

BLUETOOTH ONSTAR RECEIVER 20842731 VCIM Module OEM NEW
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:51 PM   #595
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OK, so I went back to the beginning and answered my own question....duh
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:17 PM   #596
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Well I installed both modules and now I have Bluetooth for both music and phone calls. Works great with no problems so far. Thank you to everyone who figured this stuff out
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:38 AM   #597
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Well I installed both modules and now I have Bluetooth for both music and phone calls. Works great with no problems so far. Thank you to everyone who figured this stuff out
May have missed something here but what about the mic???

I have no interest in Onstar but I'd really like to have full bluetooth support (music and calls) on a 2011 1SS.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:05 PM   #598
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Bump for needing more info... I've got a 2011 1SS and am going full USB/Bluetooth/Controls route. What modules will work? Also, do I need a mic or anything else for the hands free?
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Bump for needing more info... I've got a 2011 1SS and am going full USB/Bluetooth/Controls route. What modules will work? Also, do I need a mic or anything else for the hands free?

I wanna say our SSs come with mic's...that's how we speak to Onstar.....I am also interested in the doing the same? What would be the easiest method
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I wanna say our SSs come with mic's...that's how we speak to Onstar.....I am also interested in the doing the same? What would be the easiest method

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