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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Successful navigation swap into a non Nav CTS in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Originally Posted by rudeboyspi No i didnt have the premium sound, just the 8 speakers with bluetooth okay good stuff. ...
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    Re: Successful navigation swap into a non Nav CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyspi View Post
    No i didnt have the premium sound, just the 8 speakers with bluetooth
    okay good stuff. do you have any notes on what and where you wired any addl wires ran? I know that leaves a pretty lengthy answer to leave but I've tried to follow the pin out paper work from my gm manual but I'm missing something as i still have no sound. I change out the gray tan from x2 to x1 like posted, repined the premium amp harness' just a big pain in the ass. display is working and navigation but no freakin sound. thank you Rudeboyspi

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojangle View Post

    okay good stuff. do you have any notes on what and where you wired any addl wires ran? I know that leaves a pretty lengthy answer to leave but I've tried to follow the pin out paper work from my gm manual but I'm missing something as i still have no sound. I change out the gray tan from x2 to x1 like posted, repined the premium amp harness' just a big pain in the ass. display is working and navigation but no freakin sound. thank you Rudeboyspi
    You need to make sure that the wires are shielded and so make sure you connect the gmlan wire

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    Re: Successful navigation swap into a non Nav CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyspi View Post
    You need to make sure that the wires are shielded and so make sure you connect the gmlan wire
    looks like the shielding I had was grounded at 2 spots creating a "grounding loop" which defeats the purpose of shielding so i fixed that and I have sound. I tapped in to the orange wire for power from hvac x1 harness and looks like the radio stays on when key is out and door is open so i will have to fix that issue. thanks for the heads up rudeboyspi

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojangle View Post

    looks like the shielding I had was grounded at 2 spots creating a "grounding loop" which defeats the purpose of shielding so i fixed that and I have sound. I tapped in to the orange wire for power from hvac x1 harness and looks like the radio stays on when key is out and door is open so i will have to fix that issue. thanks for the heads up rudeboyspi
    No problem, you need to get power from the left door panel driver side. I dont remember which color.

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    Re: Successful navigation swap into a non Nav CTS

    okay so i found the pink wire on the drivers side panel and everything seems to be good except when i plug anything in to my aux adaptor i only get sound out of my right speakers and it sounds like shit. anyone hook up the usb or have the aux work out fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojangle View Post
    okay so i found the pink wire on the drivers side panel and everything seems to be good except when i plug anything in to my aux adaptor i only get sound out of my right speakers and it sounds like shit. anyone hook up the usb or have the aux work out fine?
    That goes back to adding and replacing the front speakers. That is the only time you will get almost excellent sound.

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    Re: Successful navigation swap into a non Nav CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyspi View Post
    That goes back to adding and replacing the front speakers. That is the only time you will get almost excellent sound.
    it only happens when i use my aux port. the radio and nav sound fine through all the speakers...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojangle View Post

    it only happens when i use my aux port. the radio and nav sound fine through all the speakers...?
    Dont know what to tell you.

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    Re: Successful navigation swap into a non Nav CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyspi View Post
    Dont know what to tell you.
    do you know how i would access the hdd feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojangle View Post

    do you know how i would access the hdd feature?
    That would be a nice project. I have no clue about that part. I wanted to find out if the srx hdd works in cts. I like the menues in the srx navigation better and colors. Do anyone know if it would work.

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    Re: Successful navigation swap into a non Nav CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyspi View Post
    That would be a nice project. I have no clue about that part. I wanted to find out if the srx hdd works in cts. I like the menues in the srx navigation better and colors. Do anyone know if it would work.
    I am wondering if my radio has the hard drive in it already as the screen shows "hdd" but is grey and can't open anything. I found a few threads on some information on it that might help you out rudeboy:
    Jan. 2008 -- Navigation system install – (sfrase posts “my local dealer . . . stated that it was not possible to upgrade the Bose 8 to Bose 10 w/HDD but no nav due to wiring harness issues.”) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...m-install.html

    Feb. 2008 -- Anatomy of a 40GB HDD Radio (non nav) -- (Swapping the existing drive for a larger one) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...o-non-nav.html

    March 2009 -- 2008 CTS Navigation -- (trans78 installed it but then couldn’t unlock it.) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...avigation.html

    July 2010 -- Nav Headunit Pictures / Lets get this hacked -- (Swapping OEM drive for larger one. Wait4me discusses how to unlock the drive) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...et-hacked.html

    Feb. 2011 -- CTS Coupe Navi-retrofit – Done!! -- (He could not get it unlocked, however.) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ofit-done.html

    Feb. 2011 -- Add OEM Nav System? -- (General nav discussion) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...av-system.html

    March 2011 -- Hard Drive -- (The question of whether a HDD could be added to a 2008 was never answered. The discussion goes into quality of HDDs in general.) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ard-drive.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojangle View Post

    I am wondering if my radio has the hard drive in it already as the screen shows "hdd" but is grey and can't open anything. I found a few threads on some information on it that might help you out rudeboy:
    Jan. 2008 -- Navigation system install – (sfrase posts “my local dealer . . . stated that it was not possible to upgrade the Bose 8 to Bose 10 w/HDD but no nav due to wiring harness issues.”) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...m-install.html

    Feb. 2008 -- Anatomy of a 40GB HDD Radio (non nav) -- (Swapping the existing drive for a larger one) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...o-non-nav.html

    March 2009 -- 2008 CTS Navigation -- (trans78 installed it but then couldn’t unlock it.) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...avigation.html

    July 2010 -- Nav Headunit Pictures / Lets get this hacked -- (Swapping OEM drive for larger one. Wait4me discusses how to unlock the drive) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...et-hacked.html

    Feb. 2011 -- CTS Coupe Navi-retrofit – Done!! -- (He could not get it unlocked, however.) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ofit-done.html

    Feb. 2011 -- Add OEM Nav System? -- (General nav discussion) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...av-system.html

    March 2011 -- Hard Drive -- (The question of whether a HDD could be added to a 2008 was never answered. The discussion goes into quality of HDDs in general.) http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ard-drive.html
    You would have to have songs saved on the hdd for you to click on it. If you dont have any media stored so it would be grayed out.

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    Re: Successful navigation swap into a non Nav CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyspi View Post
    That would be a nice project. I have no clue about that part. I wanted to find out if the srx hdd works in cts. I like the menues in the srx navigation better and colors. Do anyone know if it would work.
    Ive looked at this I think all the connectors are the same / But was afraid to buy one casue id have to get it unlocked also. The New SRX has CUE havent seen that radio yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsteinmann View Post

    Ive looked at this I think all the connectors are the same / But was afraid to buy one casue id have to get it unlocked also. The New SRX has CUE havent seen that radio yet
    Correct, i have seen the connectors and they look the same. The functionality is what i am worried about

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyspi
    this is the 08 cadillac cts USB full harness. I hope this helps.
    Do you have the GM part number for the USB harness?

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