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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-16-2018, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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What are these wires for?

Looking around the trunk and found these wires just hanging out what are they for15344559458785059983824687968164_1534455966673.jpg
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That was for the OnStar module. Since they stopped supporting it in the G8, the previous owner removed it from the car since it is unusable. There is also a battery under the rear deck cover that can be removed, but it's not worth doing until you blow a sub and have to replace it.

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Awesome thanks was kind of freaking out that I was missing something important.
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Onstar doesn't work anymore? I haven't had it in years, but I was under the impression that Onstar should still work, since it was a few years past when GM made the boxes compliant with digital vs analog or whatever, like all the cellphones had to do.

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You can add Bluetooth phone capability to the G8 by adding an updated box.

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Onstar doesn't work anymore? I haven't had it in years, but I was under the impression that Onstar should still work, since it was a few years past when GM made the boxes compliant with digital vs analog or whatever, like all the cellphones had to do.

Perhaps I am wrong, but the OnStar version that the G8 used became obsolete.

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I think that was only in Canada?

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Perhaps I am wrong, but the OnStar version that the G8 used became obsolete.
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I'll have to go back and read about it, then.... Perhaps I am under the wrong impression.

Still, I guess somebody took it out because they didn't use it.

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Maybe to stop Onstar tracking them?
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Odd. I just got a promo from GM wanting to give me a 3 month free trial......
Wonder what’s up?

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I added OnStar turn-by-turn directions for 3 months for free last month while doing some testing with GMLAN. This was added in the vehicle with a representative.

The vehicle is definitely still being supported.

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That's good to hear. I guess I didn't read very carefully.....

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You need an updated box for onstar in Canada, I have never used it but they changed it.All OnStar equipped model year 2014 and older vehicles will be unable to use it without a hardware upgrade - to access OnStar services once the 2G CDMA networks are turned down by wireless providers in particular geographic areas.

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Ditched both OnStar and XM satellite radio shortly after the introductory free trial ended and have never looked back.

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Never used or felt the need to have Onstar.
I do enjoy XM radio, just signed up for another year. Too many commercials and mindless banter on regular FM.
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Agree with the pointless/baseless/irrelevant tripe so prevalent on most radio stations not to mention the strong tendency to run a "newer" song into the ground by playing it over and over again. Currently, the six disc changer suffices music taste by burning certain songs on compact disc, but am sure will eventually migrate over to digital music.

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I have XM as well since I listen to music. I get the 1 year contract for half price.

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