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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Bluetooth VCIM for retrofit

OEM General Motors BT VCIM #20783877 - one of the three available that would properly work in a G8 with proper reflash from WAMS and allow addition of factory Bluetooth and OnStar integration.
Removed from a 2009 Silverado. Includes BT antenna.

Tested in my car (with mute wire removed) for a few weeks. Everything worked on it. I removed to install a Costar Bluestar II that I had found on the cheap. No bent pins or any damage. Stored in bubble wrap in box inside a nice dry spare room of my house for the past few years since removal.

I did NOT get it flashed by WAMS so it still needs the G8 programming and your VIN flash - which you would have to do the flash anyway due to VIN issues.

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Bump $175 shipped
Also, if the buyer wishes to pre-arrange a programming with Chris White, I will ship it directly to him upon sale to eliminate shipping one way.

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2008 GT PBM onyx/red CLOTH

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08/28/2012 - 03/11/2019

Matched 18" GT spare/tool kit | Trunk liner | Tints 35% fronts/5% strip/5% rears | CHMSL flasher | Autodim mirror | WAMS Ataris | Costar Bluestar | red leather shift knob | Cortex | Mobil1 & PF63 | improved stock intake | UPR catch can | PS res relocate | HSRK | 6L80E deep pan/filter/Lokar dipstick | Heater hose mod | Sunroof console | Full GXP mid/AB

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Hey I may be interested. Sorry for the dumb questions but what else is left to do after acquiring this? I know you have to send it off to be flashed to your car (around $125 or so) but was there anything else?

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Hey I may be interested. Sorry for the dumb questions but what else is left to do after acquiring this? I know you have to send it off to be flashed to your car (around $125 or so) but was there anything else?

The way I understand it, that will be it. Without the proper reflash, the white mute wire needs to be removed from the harness. And there's a chance it can cause communication issues with other devices on the GM LAN. It's highly recommended to do the reflash.
With the reflash for G8 and your VIN, it's purely plug-and-play and works as designed but in the G8.



Be aware this requires NO OnStar subscription to use Bluetooth - only for OnStar services. Any more questions please feel free to ask, and there are a lot of threads on here about it too you can research.

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08/28/2012 - 03/11/2019

Matched 18" GT spare/tool kit | Trunk liner | Tints 35% fronts/5% strip/5% rears | CHMSL flasher | Autodim mirror | WAMS Ataris | Costar Bluestar | red leather shift knob | Cortex | Mobil1 & PF63 | improved stock intake | UPR catch can | PS res relocate | HSRK | 6L80E deep pan/filter/Lokar dipstick | Heater hose mod | Sunroof console | Full GXP mid/AB
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Yeah I'm mainly just looking for a connection between my phone and car for music lol. My aux dongle setup is ghetto.

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Yeah I'm mainly just looking for a connection between my phone and car for music lol. My aux dongle setup is ghetto.
OK - these won't work for music streaming (unless something has changed in recent years). Only allows handsfree calling profile - not A2DP streaming.

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Matched 18" GT spare/tool kit | Trunk liner | Tints 35% fronts/5% strip/5% rears | CHMSL flasher | Autodim mirror | WAMS Ataris | Costar Bluestar | red leather shift knob | Cortex | Mobil1 & PF63 | improved stock intake | UPR catch can | PS res relocate | HSRK | 6L80E deep pan/filter/Lokar dipstick | Heater hose mod | Sunroof console | Full GXP mid/AB
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OK - these won't work for music streaming (unless something has changed in recent years). Only allows handsfree calling profile - not A2DP streaming.
ah ok, thats the detail i was missing. the search continues then! thx man.

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FWIW - no flashing is required to make this work for BT phone calls... only the mute wire needs to be snipped.

HOWEVER, if you don't get it reflashed, then your rearview mirror will always have a red light on and OnStar will think your car is something different. Other than losing OnStar services, which I don't care about AT ALL, and the light (which doesn't even seem out of place given all the red lighting in our G8), the BT functionality for phone calls is 100%.

For BT audio streaming from your phone, I highly suggest making your own rear aux cable and wiring it to a BT receiver and burying it behind the side of the console trim. I made my own rear aux cable and used a JL Audio MBT-RX Marine BT adapter. Plugs right into your rear aux cable, and then use power from the cig lighter and there are plenty of solid grounds right there as well. This way, it fires up automatically when you start the car and turns off when you shut the car off. Being using this setup for years now!

GLWS! May help to let people know that flashing isn't 100% req'd which greatly reduces cost/timing of using this.
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SOLD - thanks for the good times here!
2008 GT PBM onyx/red CLOTH

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08/28/2012 - 03/11/2019

Matched 18" GT spare/tool kit | Trunk liner | Tints 35% fronts/5% strip/5% rears | CHMSL flasher | Autodim mirror | WAMS Ataris | Costar Bluestar | red leather shift knob | Cortex | Mobil1 & PF63 | improved stock intake | UPR catch can | PS res relocate | HSRK | 6L80E deep pan/filter/Lokar dipstick | Heater hose mod | Sunroof console | Full GXP mid/AB
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