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Old 09-12-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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Onstar antenna

fbodfather or anyone else. Does anyone know if the onstar antenna on the Camaro can be painted to match the body? If so using what paint? If not why not? I have seen other cars ( Lexus ) with them the same color as the body. Just a question.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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I'm hope it's located at the rear of the roof.

I recently looked at the Saturn Aura, and the antennae is located directly over the windshield.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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I'm hope it's located at the rear of the roof.

I recently looked at the Saturn Aura, and the antennae is located directly over the windshield.
It is. It's that shark fin looking thing on the roof.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:00 PM   #4
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It is. It's that shark fin looking thing on the roof.
DOH! I knew that! (momentary brain cramp)
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:05 PM   #5
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can you get the car without it. I won't ever use onstar
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:15 PM   #6
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can you get the car without it. I won't ever use onstar
Nope, it will be standard on all models I think.

You might take it off yourself but you might have warranty issues and a hole.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:17 PM   #7
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can you get the car without it. I won't ever use onstar
It's standard for one year. If you never use it, your service will just stop after a year.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:57 PM   #8
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I'm sure someone will come up with a cover.........Trust me you'll be glad to have it if you ever need it........It's helped me once or twice.......
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:01 PM   #9
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What happens if you let your service run out, and then you have a collision? Do they still call the paramedics?
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:03 PM   #10
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They could have found a more discreet place to put the thing, trunk or something but right on top of the roof!?! Come on! If you dont like it as much as i do, bring it down to your local audio place and have them revert it to someplace else with a smaller XM antenna and patch the roof hole
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What happens if you let your service run out, and then you have a collision? Do they still call the paramedics?
I think if your service runs out, then the OnStar button becomes a waste of space. There wouldn't be a satellite feed from the antenna anymore, so no, they wouldn't call the paramedics.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:49 PM   #12
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They could have found a more discreet place to put the thing, trunk or something but right on top of the roof!?! Come on! If you dont like it as much as i do, bring it down to your local audio place and have them revert it to someplace else with a smaller XM antenna and patch the roof hole
This is just a guess, but the antenna probably uses the roof as a ground plane.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:03 PM   #13
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I agree they should have a smaller antenna and matched to the body color. If anything I am guessing aftermarket will offer a more discrete variant...

Personally, I am waiting for the convertable and they slap it on the trunk for that model. I am hoping by the time it comes out they will have made some basic changes to it. It should not cost GM too much to find a smaller one and offer a color coded options.
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yeah they still are listening to everything ur doing even when the service stops. i leased a 2007 cadillac escalade for my girl. we broke up and i would of been stuck with the debt. last week she totalled it. She is alive and well and im out with no bill. ... when she crashed they called the 50. the service was off for months.
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