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Old 02-25-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Enable your factory radio to add bluetooth or hookup radar detectors etc

Hello everyone

I know I am going to catch some flack on this but as my daily driver I just purchased a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Basic model just to get to and from the office and save on gas, but hey atleast its a Chevy. With that said I suffer from the bluetooth adiction, and this car doesn't have it and doesn't have Onstar either so no chance of the onstar module change mod. But low and behold through many many hours of looking at wiring diagrams and other technical data I have found that in theory (GM says no but there are alot of things they say no to) it appears that the radio is actually already setup to accept it!

Now you may ask WTF does this have to do with a Camaro and WTF are you doing posting here?!?!?!?!

Here is why. The Cruze and the Camaro both share the same can-buss based audio system.So now you may ask so what? Well as we all know there is a identical equivalant to the Cruze in Austraila, and the closest variant to the Camaro is the Commodore. Well in Austrailia they do not have Onstar and instead through Holden there is a Genuine Holden accessory kit to add bluetooth because appartently from what I read thier in car cell phone laws are 50 times stricter than ours. Now I have tired to find the kit kit but really to no economical avail. Hence I then took it to the books and started researching. The Holden kit is produced by Parrot (they will not sell it in the states its vary odd and uses stardard ISO connectors) Long story short since the Camaro and the Cruze both share the same can-buss base system this mod will work on both. The only difference between the two is the outer control interface but the bare guts and wiring are identical.

Right now if you want to add an integrated aftermarket bluetooth you need to purchase an adaptor harness usually about $100+, a mute module about another $100 and then your bluetooth itself which varries in price but cheapest varients are about $80. So without even taking into effect labor you are looking at a minimum of $280.00 to add aftermarket bluetooth. I have this figure out to a point where you can add it for the cost of the unit so we will use $80.00 and about $20.00 in parts.

I will update you all on my progress but this will work for other things as well such as radar detectors that have radio muting, GPS units and all aftermarket bluetooths.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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I have seen the kits that disconnect the onstar box and replace it with a bluetooth box, but what if I need to keep onstar?
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #5
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I have seen the kits that disconnect the onstar box and replace it with a bluetooth box, but what if I need to keep onstar?
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Really? Do you have any brands so I can see if I can pull up schematics on them? May help in confirming my research before my parts arrive
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:01 AM   #6
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"Argos"
http://www.replaceonstar.com/

"Galaxy 1000"*http://www.galaxy1000.com/

"Bluestar by Costartech"
http://www.costartech.com/

These are the ones I know of. They are all shady at best and all require that you have to get rid of onstar. They basically unplug the onstar box and this plugs in to the harness. Are you making a new system that could use the built in mic (the one in the headline/dome light panel) and integrate to the radio WITHOUT getting rid of onstar? Good luck!
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"Argos"
http://www.replaceonstar.com/

"Galaxy 1000"*http://www.galaxy1000.com/

"Bluestar by Costartech"
http://www.costartech.com/

These are the ones I know of. They are all shady at best and all require that you have to get rid of onstar. They basically unplug the onstar box and this plugs in to the harness. Are you making a new system that could use the built in mic (the one in the headline/dome light panel) and integrate to the radio WITHOUT getting rid of onstar? Good luck!
Thanks for the info I will have to take a look. What I am doing is making an aftermarket system be able to tie into the factory radio and have the over ride control it would say if it was a sony head unit. Basically when a call comes in it will auto mute your factory radio and play through the speakers, and yes without cutting out the onstar. As for the mic I was thinking of doing that too but this the first step
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"Argos"
http://www.replaceonstar.com/

"Galaxy 1000"*http://www.galaxy1000.com/

"Bluestar by Costartech"
http://www.costartech.com/

These are the ones I know of. They are all shady at best and all require that you have to get rid of onstar. They basically unplug the onstar box and this plugs in to the harness. Are you making a new system that could use the built in mic (the one in the headline/dome light panel) and integrate to the radio WITHOUT getting rid of onstar? Good luck!
Wow just took a look at those and they seam really hoaky
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Sounds good, looking forward to hearing more. I'd like the blue star, but it's too much
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Definately interested in using the mute line from my Escort 9500ci with my 2SS factory Boston Acousitcs system. Let me know what you find out!
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Wow just took a look at those and they seam really hoaky
I told you they were shady! Haha and their reviews are more miss than hit (if you can even find one).
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