: Who knows where to Find Part # 20783877



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Grandz
01-31-10, 04:19 PM
I have searched high and low for this part no one has it and GM wont sell it to me. Can anyone Help?

evois
01-31-10, 06:43 PM
what part is it?

LeftLane
01-31-10, 08:15 PM
what part is it?

vcim

LeftLane
01-31-10, 08:31 PM
I have searched high and low for this part no one has it and GM wont sell it to me. Can anyone Help?

try gmpartsdirect.com

http://gmpartsdirect.com/catalog/frameset.cfm

Put in the part # and select make(cadillac)$219.00 but they usally have HIGH shipping cost.Just to offset the low price :bigroll:

LeftLane
01-31-10, 08:38 PM
Just looked it up and it says CANNOT OBTAIN, REQUIRES TO BE OBTAINED THROUGH YOUR LOCAL GM DEALERSHIP :helpless:

Gm must not want us to get our hands on that part.

Grandz
01-31-10, 10:32 PM
its the VCIM module

LeftLane
01-31-10, 11:18 PM
GM will no longer release the Bluetooth VCIM without a VIN# and dealership work order number.



I guess its an salvage yard now unless they start releasing VCIM again.

TMW597
02-10-10, 10:21 PM
Not the same part number but will work the same. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330400152456&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

evil0ne
02-11-10, 12:09 AM
Found another STS one for sale: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370333336171. I don't think it will work but maybe it would...

I know 25984444 and 20783877 will work but I don't know about that STS part.

glamis44
02-12-10, 01:11 AM
I dont think it will work. Does not reference and does not have same features.

I would like to see what the other guy did with the one he won.

roccos_van
02-12-10, 02:40 AM
Those wont work. The only ones that work are the two part numbers from before 20783877 and 25984444

07Lambert
02-23-10, 02:37 AM
i just want to get this straight. if i can get my hands on this module, i can add this to my 07 EXT system so that i can have bluetooth? Do i need anything else? thanks for any help

mattcav1
02-23-10, 07:17 AM
That is correct you replace this module with the one in the truck and you get bluetooth through the onstar system. I have had this for 2 months now and it works great. Works on 07 and newer. Best 300 bucks i have spent in a long time.

TMW597
02-23-10, 07:58 AM
I agree! I've had mine for about a week now too. I have a 2007 Yukon XL. I installed the new OnStar Module and Bluetooth worked right out of the box. I took it to the dealership to program the module so OnStar would have the proper information should I ever actually subscribe to the service. (That ain't happening, but I wanted it to be set up in case I sell the vehicle one day.)

I had been using Bluefusion before this. The thing I like about it being all "factory" now is you can use it without your navi head-unit having to be on. I also like the fact that it displays information in the information display near the speedometer, and not on the actual navi head-unit.

I didn't spend $300, it was a little less than that, but I agree, best thing yet!

Big Windy Ext
02-23-10, 08:15 AM
Where did you buy it ? I was refered to a 800# where they will only sell by vin# , I'm sure I could come up with a vin# , but would rather make a normal transaction without b.s. ing around. I miss the bluetooth of the 2010 Camaro!

TMW597
02-23-10, 09:23 AM
I'm in California, but I bought it over the phone from a dealership in Texas. Basically I called one of the big discount GM parts websites to inquire about the part. They told me that their computer showed that two of them were sitting at the dealership in Texas since November or something like that. I called and the parts manager and he said that one was actually for him, and the other was for customer. So after talking with him for a few I asked if he would order one for me, and I would return my "core". (GM wants your old OnStar module back, and they won't charge the dealership. The want to rebuild them; core is the nomenclature they use.) So what I did was I went online to a dealership in Vegas, and I got the VIN to a brand new 2009 Tahoe that had the Bluetooth. I called the guy back in Texas and gave him that VIN and said it had 100 miles on it. He ordered the part, got here two days later, I installed it and sent him back my old part. Done deal.

So my advice is to find a VIN to a 2009, and either call or go down to your local GM dealership and have them order the part. They shouldn't ask many questions if you have a VIN and mileage for it. Wait for your part, pick it up, and do the OnStar swap yourself or have the dealership do it. They'll take your old part, and you should be all good.

07Lambert
02-23-10, 09:37 PM
perfect!! I will use my Wife's Burb.

thanks for the great info.

WaterKing
03-03-10, 04:20 PM
Check this out: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290409122293&viewitem=&_trkparms=clkid%3D8240087315398735052

glamis44
03-03-10, 09:58 PM
FN missed it. Anyone have one they want to sell.

GM is Pissin me off with this.........

itsrixter
03-04-10, 07:17 PM
Those wont work. The only ones that work are the two part numbers from before 20783877 and 25984444

What is the difference between the two part #'s?

roccos_van
03-05-10, 02:47 AM
One superceded the other...no one knows the difference but they are the only ones known to work for sure. There are more on ebay now, get 'em while their hot!

Big Windy Ext
03-05-10, 09:33 AM
Tried another dealer , parts guy was so emphatic he could get it , I started to believe it . No dice $600.00 core charge and he wasn't chancing sending back the wrong box or I should say I didn't want to get nailed . I only saw the one for $305 on flea bay . This does suck !!

PreachRR
03-05-10, 09:59 AM
Hey all I just ordered one from parts direct for 250 shipped and the order went through and says its in process !!so we will see how it goes once it gets here.... have at it

evil0ne
03-05-10, 10:45 AM
Hey all I just ordered one from parts direct for 250 shipped and the order went through and says its in process !!so we will see how it goes once it gets here.... have at it

Tried that months ago, processing for 2 weeks then cancelled.

hcvone
03-05-10, 11:08 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-SIERRA-BLUETOOTH-ONSTAR-RECIEVER-20783877_W0QQitemZ290408505222QQcmdZViewItemQQptZM otors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item439db21 f86

:)

hcvone
03-05-10, 11:15 AM
Hey all I just ordered one from parts direct for 250 shipped and the order went through and says its in process !!so we will see how it goes once it gets here.... have at it

Peter, I am not allowed to PM people anymore, I guess I am a threat :) I read your message, yes I did get a 2010 and the 2007 was tradded, they gave me more money and I was not going back to you or the other interested party and ask for more money, it would look and sound too petty, that is why I just tradded it in, the deal came out of nowhere, and it was just too good to turn down.

vfjdesign
03-05-10, 12:15 PM
Try this.. http://www.gmpartsdistributor.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getJointLocator&siteid=213761 tell them you have a 2009 and type in the number under the part search
No idea if they actually have it.

PreachRR
03-05-10, 09:55 PM
Peter, I am not allowed to PM people anymore, I guess I am a threat :) I read your message, yes I did get a 2010 and the 2007 was tradded, they gave me more money and I was not going back to you or the other interested party and ask for more money, it would look and sound too petty, that is why I just tradded it in, the deal came out of nowhere, and it was just too good to turn down.

NP good luck with your 2010!

itsrixter
03-06-10, 06:48 PM
That is correct you replace this module with the one in the truck and you get bluetooth through the onstar system. I have had this for 2 months now and it works great. Works on 07 and newer. Best 300 bucks i have spent in a long time.

Post a picture of the speedo. Also, nav unit with bluetooth pairing menu

IgotGAME
03-09-10, 08:39 AM
Is the VCIM easy to change?

Is there anything special you need to do besides unplug the old one and plug the new one in?

roccos_van
03-09-10, 01:12 PM
Best mod EVER!

PreachRR
03-09-10, 04:06 PM
any one know about part number 20827036 it is reported to work with the late model trucks as well!

Big Windy Ext
03-09-10, 06:21 PM
It might be an Onstar p/n , but I couldn't find anyone who would verify bluetooth and nav . Is it a GMC Sierra # ? Come on GM cut loose with the box so we can drive safer with a fully integrated system !!!:rant2:

roccos_van
03-10-10, 03:39 AM
any one know about part number 20827036 it is reported to work with the late model trucks as well!

Well there's really only one way to find out; buy it and try it! If it does not work you could always resell it.

djmodifyd
03-10-10, 12:52 PM
Try this.. http://www.gmpartsdistributor.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getJointLocator&siteid=213761 tell them you have a 2009 and type in the number under the part search
No idea if they actually have it.

i found it..its available for 263.64 plus 29 shipping...

if only i had the money!

if i get this..replace my onstar module with it..do i still have onstar? how does the bluetooth work? just use my steering wheel buttons like the 09's do they just arn't labled?

thanks!

PreachRR
03-10-10, 12:57 PM
i found it..its available for 263.64 plus 29 shipping...

if only i had the money!

if i get this..replace my onstar module with it..do i still have onstar? how does the bluetooth work? just use my steering wheel buttons like the 09's do they just arn't labled?

thanks!

Yea.. I'd be weary of this .. I tried to get one from GM parts direct and they held it is processing for a week and then told me that the part was dealer only and required to have a core exchange..:annoyed: so its ebay for now..

djmodifyd
03-10-10, 01:03 PM
Yea.. I'd be weary of this .. I tried to get one from GM parts direct and they held it is processing for a week and then told me that the part was dealer only and required to have a core exchange..:annoyed: so its ebay for now..

kinda what i was thinking.

but for my other questions in my above post..any ideas?

PreachRR
03-11-10, 04:46 PM
Just wanted to give you all a heads up on part number 20827036 VCIM. it is installed in my 07 Escalade and it works as it should the only thing that I don't see is numbers comming up on the nav.. my wifes 09 Malibu has that on her radio.. but eh.. it works great.. so I am a happy little camper

PreachRR
03-11-10, 07:10 PM
ok quick edit.. the numbers come up in the DIC and it even states "have a call from ..." when any of the stored name tags are calling

Big Windy Ext
03-11-10, 07:13 PM
Thanks for the heads up !

IgotGAME
03-12-10, 07:47 AM
Guys

Is the VCIM easy to change? Do you have to do anything special when changing it?

I don't want to take on anything too complicated myself, but if it's simple I would love to have this.

PreachRR
03-12-10, 11:14 AM
the hardest parts are taking off the dash panels and removing the antenna clips from the vcim.. its pretty straight forward
1- take off cup holder and radio and passenger trim plate from dash and console
2-remove radio HVAC controls and lower buttons beneath HVAC
3-remove VCIM and remove antenna plugs and harnesses
4-install new VCIM TEST and reinstall all parts in reverse order

the one detail i forgot to mention is that to access my bluetooth I have to say "onstar" first at the voice prompt then i get to the regular commands

itsrixter
03-12-10, 04:34 PM
I checked with two dealers on this part.

One dealership will sell for $350 plus $250 core charge. They claim the part is coming from Texas (Dallas area).

The other dealership will sell for $400 no core charge. They told me the part will be shipped from Cincinnati.

Not sure why people are buying these on ebay used for $400. At least from the dealer it's new an covered under warranty.

vfjdesign
03-12-10, 05:24 PM
PreachRR...Does your onstar still work?

PreachRR
03-12-10, 07:23 PM
No.. no more never used onstar.. however the emergency call does still work.. just not the other stuff!

PreachRR
03-12-10, 07:24 PM
I checked with two dealers on this part.

One dealership will sell for $350 plus $250 core charge. They claim the part is coming from Texas (Dallas area).

The other dealership will sell for $400 no core charge. They told me the part will be shipped from Cincinnati.

Not sure why people are buying these on ebay used for $400. At least from the dealer it's new an covered under warranty.

Have you tried to buy this part.. there is always some snag.. like you need a 09 vin or this or that.. many have tried and failed.. so if this works for you let us know I am sure this would be a great deal for any still looking

Big Windy Ext
03-13-10, 12:21 AM
Agreed on the snag part , if you have a dealer that is selling them please let me know , otherwise it is an Ebay adventure . I have had two dealers tell me no problem , get an 09 vin and no luck ! . Why GM won't sell them as a necessary accessory is beyond me , its plug and play . So GM wake up and smell the safety and the profits .In the mean time who has the vcim's ?

Big Windy Ext
03-15-10, 02:45 PM
Hey PreachRRSo it doesn't come up on the nav screen? And you have to say Onstar to make or receive calls ?

PreachRR
03-15-10, 07:56 PM
Big windy.. Yea I have to say onstar then I get the "ready" prompt for everything else.. I can say call or pair bluetooth but while it does not use the nav screen the information comes up in the DIC by the gauges.. Like the number and the bluetooth pairing and everything else.. But something really cool is that when I get a call from one of my 30 stored numbers the Bluetooth lady tells me who is calling.. That does not happen in my wife's 09 Malibu LTZ.. really cool

and to recieve calls all I do is press voice command button and it answers the call no problems.. so except for the one extra word "Onstar" its a simple deal.. and works great..

glamis44
03-18-10, 01:44 AM
Does anyone with an 09 and factory Bluetooth have the info on the Nav screen or just the DIC. And does the nav screen dialing only work with onstar?

I just got the 20827036 box and am getting ready for the install. Just want to comapre and see if all the features on the 09 will work with my 07.

PreachRR
03-18-10, 08:42 AM
yea the nav on screen dialing works with the module install , you can also voice dial which is far easier when driving

Big Windy Ext
03-18-10, 08:48 AM
What vehicle does the 7036 box come from ? I bought one also ,waiting to get it . I think it is only in the DIC .

PreachRR
03-18-10, 10:02 AM
What vehicle does the 7036 box come from ? I bought one also ,waiting to get it . I think it is only in the DIC .

According to the guy I got my 7036 box from he said that this is the latest box for these trucks.. but eh it works great!.. Also the on screen dial does work on the nav.. it is just the numbers that show up in the DIC and when you pair that pair code appears in the DIC.. so don't know if that is the way GM intended it but if one of the 09-10 guys would chime in that would be appreciated!

WaterKing
03-19-10, 12:55 PM
Just for info, I could not find the VCIM listed so used a VCIM (25990227) out of a 2009 CTS on a 2007 Escalade EXT with Nav and rear DVD.....Bluetooth worked fully. Even shows number in DIC...Onstar does not work for me but not that concerned with it. The only problem was the VCIM while physically the same size has 3 mounting ears which interfered with installation....Sawed them off. May take it out an send it to White Automotive for reprogramming with the right VIN. One thing that might make a difference in ability to talk is that I noticed the VCIM with bluetooth (both 20783877 and 25990227) only output .6 watts while the non-bluetooth VCIM out of my 2007 (25701864) outputs 3 watts. So if you are in an area where Onstar works but your cell phone doesn't, it might be best to use an add on aftermarket unit and leave the onstar module intact. BTW...I got another VCIM 20783877 and it was out of a Sierra.

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WaterKing
03-19-10, 01:07 PM
Displays in Both DIC and Nav Unit

Buck-KY
03-19-10, 06:33 PM
WaterKing, do you know if any of those would work in a 2004 XLR?

I'm searching for a VCIM just for the bluetooth functionality. I have no need for Onstar.

Thanks!

Big Windy Ext
03-21-10, 10:27 PM
I put the 20827036 vcim in today.It works but it took repeatedly hitting the mute button . I yanked my locpic and then the unit started to work . I didn't have the time to reinstall the pic . I,m hoping to find out if they are compatible. So I have Bluetooth , but no video on the dash or Nav while I,m driving.

101mph62
03-21-10, 10:58 PM
I just ordered the 20827036....i dont have a lockpic or for that matter anything hooked up to the factory nav, i hope after i install the vcim everything works

glamis44
03-22-10, 01:26 AM
OK, I installed the 20827036. It works Great and I do have the Lockpic installed. It will give you a few errorrs when you first hook it up, but just cycle through the onstar buttons on the mirror. As soon as I did that, it worked perfect. I get the nav display with phone number and phonebook and even the number pad to dial the phone. Works in the DIC as well. Sounds Great and factory.

Now if GM will pull their head out and just supply the box so everyone can get one vs the bidding wars on ebay, I am sure they would have a lot more happy customers. It is a shame we had to go through this to get bluetooth...................

Big Windy Ext
03-22-10, 08:20 AM
I just ordered the 20827036....i dont have a lockpic or for that matter anything hooked up to the factory nav, i hope after i install the vcim everything works
Good Luck ordering , its the scrap yard or bay . GM does not want this box out !!

101mph62
03-22-10, 12:59 PM
Good Luck ordering , its the scrap yard or bay . GM does not want this box out !!

i got it off ebay

101mph62
03-22-10, 01:05 PM
all i meant is when i said i ordered it that i hope it works like others said it would. Cause i know its on the way to me

PreachRR
03-22-10, 01:48 PM
I put the 20827036 vcim in today.It works but it took repeatedly hitting the mute button . I yanked my locpic and then the unit started to work . I didn't have the time to reinstall the pic . I,m hoping to find out if they are compatible. So I have Bluetooth , but no video on the dash or Nav while I,m driving.


Don't tell me that!! I just ordered the lock Pic 322 and never heard of any problems with it and other devices.. Argh!

Big Windy Ext
03-22-10, 02:12 PM
PreachRR Sorry about the 322 scare , another member says he hasn't had a problem . I didn't have the time or patience to reinstall it yet .

101 , didn't mean anything , just pointing out you can't order from the dealer . You gotta wonder where the E-bay guy gets all the boxes.

WaterKing
03-22-10, 02:23 PM
Buck-KY, As to use in XLR I don't know....but I have seen on COPART several late model wrecked, non-repairable XLR's which means if you know what year XLR had Bluetooth you might be able to score one. The real answer on using non-XLR VCIM in your 2004 XLR is the generation of Lan bus used, yours might not even be the 29bit currently used in most gm vehicles.... match the VCIM to the lan bus and if the connectors are the same it should work. Could you provide the part number or picture of your current VCIM?

101mph62
03-22-10, 02:55 PM
PreachRR Sorry about the 322 scare , another member says he hasn't had a problem . I didn't have the time or patience to reinstall it yet .

101 , didn't mean anything , just pointing out you can't order from the dealer . You gotta wonder where the E-bay guy gets all the boxes.


i know the guy i got mine from has a junk yard:thumbsup:

101mph62
03-22-10, 05:02 PM
so all i need is this: 20827036.... I dont need to buy a antenna or anything like that, correct?

101mph62
03-22-10, 05:07 PM
last question, after i install everything, how do i pair the car with the phone, basically how do you get the pair screen up on the cars end?

glamis44
03-22-10, 06:20 PM
101mph62,

Yes you need the bluetooth antenna. Once the VCIM is installed, press and hold the talk button. When prompted say "Onstar". It will say "Onstar Ready". You will say "Bluetooth". It will say "Bluetooth Ready" then you will follow with "Pair". The rest is explained.

Very Easy and worth the money.

101mph62
03-22-10, 07:46 PM
101mph62,

Yes you need the bluetooth antenna. Once the VCIM is installed, press and hold the talk button. When prompted say "Onstar". It will say "Onstar Ready". You will say "Bluetooth". It will say "Bluetooth Ready" then you will follow with "Pair". The rest is explained.

Very Easy and worth the money.

thank you


can anyone direct me towards a bluetooth antenna??

101mph62
03-22-10, 07:57 PM
is this the part number for the antenna?

15938939 for a 2008 sierra?


any of you guys who have this installed not need a antenna?

PreachRR
03-22-10, 09:02 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BLUETOOTH-ANTENNA-15938939_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem35a7f80774QQit emZ230451316596QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo

this is the antenna at a good price.. I have seen some modules come with the antenna installed already.. just check and make sure

101mph62
03-22-10, 09:25 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BLUETOOTH-ANTENNA-15938939_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem35a7f80774QQit emZ230451316596QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo

this is the antenna at a good price.. I have seen some modules come with the antenna installed already.. just check and make sure

thanks man, i whent ahead and bought it from that auction, im trying to put all this in this weekend so I just whent a head and got the antenna.....so i got the VCIM and the antenna, anything else I should need for this?



does the antenna just fit on the VCIM?

PreachRR
03-22-10, 09:33 PM
thanks man, i whent ahead and bought it from that auction, im trying to put all this in this weekend so I just whent a head and got the antenna.....so i got the VCIM and the antenna, anything else I should need for this?



does the antenna just fit on the VCIM?
nope that is all the parts you need! and
yep.. the antenna wires on the old VCIM are color coated so you shouldn't have any problem.. there are two antennas already on the OLD vcim one is purple and the other i believe is white.. If you look at the back of the Vcim there are colored bands on the back of the unit that are marginally the same color.. good luck with the swap!

WaterKing
03-23-10, 10:53 AM
Picture going in

djmodifyd
03-23-10, 10:01 PM
would this mess up my warranty if i put this in? i don't want to risk losing it.
its for an 07 escalade

PreachRR
03-23-10, 10:27 PM
I put the 20827036 vcim in today.It works but it took repeatedly hitting the mute button . I yanked my locpic and then the unit started to work . I didn't have the time to reinstall the pic . I,m hoping to find out if they are compatible. So I have Bluetooth , but no video on the dash or Nav while I,m driving.

Hey big windy just checking to make a call you are pressing and holding the call/mute button or are you pressing it repeatedly?

PreachRR
03-23-10, 10:29 PM
would this mess up my warranty if i put this in? i don't want to risk losing it.
its for an 07 escalade


Um.. I don' think I would ask any questions about it at the dealer and should anything fail and need to be repaired just reinstall the old VCIM.. but I would not let the dealer know that it was changed.. I just got back from the dealer and never said a word about the red light on the rear view

djmodifyd
03-23-10, 10:37 PM
Um.. I don' think I would ask any questions about it at the dealer and should anything fail and need to be repaired just reinstall the old VCIM.. but I would not let the dealer know that it was changed.. I just got back from the dealer and never said a word about the red light on the rear view

ok thanks.
is it possible to have onstar work again after replacing it? i can't seem to find a for sure yay or nay on getting onstar functional again after getting the BT module in.

Big Windy Ext
03-24-10, 12:00 AM
Hey big windy just checking to make a call you are pressing and holding the call/mute button or are you pressing it repeatedly?

Just pressing it once now .

itsrixter
03-24-10, 12:52 AM
ok thanks.
is it possible to have onstar work again after replacing it? i can't seem to find a for sure yay or nay on getting onstar functional again after getting the BT module in.

dealer needs to reprogram it...my dealer quoted me $150 for the reprogramming (I assume its a 5 minute tech2 tool process). If you buy a new one through the dealer, Onstar sees it as new and comes with 1 year free service

itsrixter
03-25-10, 02:34 PM
Just wanted to give you all a heads up on part number 20827036 VCIM. it is installed in my 07 Escalade and it works as it should the only thing that I don't see is numbers comming up on the nav.. my wifes 09 Malibu has that on her radio.. but eh.. it works great.. so I am a happy little camper

Did you need to buy a BT antenna also?

101mph62
03-25-10, 03:02 PM
Did you need to buy a BT antenna also?

i was told you still had to but there a ton on ebay for 20 dollars

50thAEvert
03-27-10, 06:04 AM
Does anyone know if stereo bluetooth (A2DP) is supported through the VCIM, or can this solution only be used make phone calls? I would love to stream music from my phone...

PreachRR
03-27-10, 10:42 AM
Did you need to buy a BT antenna also?

yep it 20 bux on ebay shipped

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BLUETOOTH-ANTENNA-15938939_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem35a7f80774QQit emZ230451316596QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo

and as for the streaming I don't think so.. I was able to play music while on a call but it was not great sounding.. so going with Usa Spec GM 20

PreachRR
03-27-10, 10:53 AM
ok thanks.
is it possible to have onstar work again after replacing it? i can't seem to find a for sure yay or nay on getting onstar functional again after getting the BT module in.

from what I have read.. it is not possible.. some have sent their modules in to this guy that reprograms them but I don't know much about that and or their results..

roccos_van
03-28-10, 03:46 AM
from what I have read.. it is not possible.. some have sent their modules in to this guy that reprograms them but I don't know much about that and or their results..

dont waste your money. Onstar wont work properly once this is installed. It's one or the other unfortunately.

101mph62
03-28-10, 05:21 PM
I installed my 20827036 vcim today, works perfect. No problems at all with it. It shows whos calling on the DIC screen and the Nav screen says incoming call. Thanks to PreachRR for saying that this VCIM will work

101mph62
03-28-10, 05:22 PM
just trying to figure out how to store name tags now, anyone help with this?


everytime i push the voice button on the wheel, all it says is voice no reconized? What do you do so you can say call and the persons name, and it calls them?

101mph62
03-28-10, 05:33 PM
just trying to figure out how to store name tags now, anyone help with this?


everytime i push the voice button on the wheel, all it says is voice no reconized? What do you do so you can say call and the persons name, and it calls them?

is this correct?

1. Push the button. After you hear “OnStar ready” and
the talk-tone, say, “Store.”
2. After you hear “Number please,” say the entire number to
store, without pausing.
3. The number is repeated and asks, “Please say the name
tag.” Pick a name tag, like “My house.”
4. When OnStar responds with “About to store <My house>.
Does that sound ok?” say, “Yes” (or “No,” to try again).

PreachRR
03-28-10, 06:01 PM
sounds right! just wasn't sure if you had to say "bluetooth" after saying onstar. then store your numbers.. I'll try it later

101mph62
03-29-10, 01:41 PM
i noticed that after i installed the vcim, that now the red cross light is lite red on the rear view mirror. Before the install it wasnt lite up at all......

it being lite red now, what does that mean?

101mph62
03-29-10, 01:48 PM
i noticed that after i installed the vcim, that now the red cross light is lite red on the rear view mirror. Before the install it wasnt lite up at all......

it being lite red now, what does that mean?

Red — This signals that your OnStar TTY Interface Module may not be functioning properly. Push the OnStar button to attempt to contact an OnStar Advisor. If the connection is made, the Advisor will assist you to make sure your OnStar system functions properly. If you cannot contact the OnStar Center, please take your vehicle to your nearby GM dealership as soon as possible for diagnosis of the system.

directly from the onstar website.


This should be fun because I have to go to Cadillac on weds and get my cruise control fixed. Hopefully they dont say anything to me about the onstar.

IgotGAME
04-06-10, 12:58 PM
the hardest parts are taking off the dash panels and removing the antenna clips from the vcim.. its pretty straight forward
1- take off cup holder and radio and passenger trim plate from dash and console
2-remove radio HVAC controls and lower buttons beneath HVAC
3-remove VCIM and remove antenna plugs and harnesses
4-install new VCIM TEST and reinstall all parts in reverse order

the one detail i forgot to mention is that to access my bluetooth I have to say "onstar" first at the voice prompt then i get to the regular commands

I thought if you had XM/Nav the module was behind the glove box? or am I missing something?

Also, do you have to buy a bluetooth antenna regardless of which VCIM you buy?

PreachRR
04-06-10, 01:05 PM
No this is not like the aftermarket stuff this is the complete replacement of the VCI module which is located behind and slightly below the radio.. and if you ordered one with out the antenna you will need to buy the BT antenna which I Have bought two from ebay for 20 bux shipped so no biggie there..

rleepremier
07-20-10, 08:12 PM
how do you guys find all these vcims on ebay? i cant seem to find any when i put in the part number. can someone please post an ebay auction that has these? or can i just go to my local dealer and try to purchase?

50thAEvert
07-21-10, 12:54 AM
how do you guys find all these vcims on ebay? i cant seem to find any when i put in the part number. can someone please post an ebay auction that has these? or can i just go to my local dealer and try to purchase?

I don't see any on eBay right now either, so you are not crazy. Just search for the part number 20783877. When eBay says it returned zero results, click to SAVE SEARCH. You can then save the search and you can set it up so that the next time someone posts an auction for a VCIM, eBay will email you that it found something that matches your saved search. Then all you have to do is bid or buy. They come up for auction fairly regularly so it should not be too long of a wait.

Michael 514
07-21-10, 02:52 AM
Hi there,
Well, I read through this thread, and it looks like the three modules that should work in my 2008 Escalade are:

(20783877,2598444,20827036)

Now, my question is......

Is there actually a difference regarding which one I get?

Do they all allow dialing on the Nav Screen?
Do they all display the numbers in the DIC?

It sounds like they all do the same thing... but before I make the purchase, if anyone has final thoughts on any differences, please let us all know!

Thanks!

PreachRR
07-21-10, 10:22 AM
No they all "should" function the same way.. they didn't work any different in any other vehicles.. this is the way it was set up by GM

101mph62
07-21-10, 11:43 AM
Hi there,
Well, I read through this thread, and it looks like the three modules that should work in my 2008 Escalade are:

(20783877,2598444,20827036)

Now, my question is......

Is there actually a difference regarding which one I get?

Do they all allow dialing on the Nav Screen?
Do they all display the numbers in the DIC?

It sounds like they all do the same thing... but before I make the purchase, if anyone has final thoughts on any differences, please let us all know!

Thanks!

I can not speak for all of them but i have the 20827036.

It does allow dialing on the nav screen when the car IS NOT IN MOTION.
And the number only shows up in DIC for calls.

Michael 514
07-21-10, 11:45 AM
Cool.
My dad has an 09 CTS with bluetooth. I'll grab his VIN number next time I see him and head over to the dealership with it!
I'll keep y'all posted! :)

roccos_van
07-22-10, 04:45 PM
Find ebay seller rev281 and send him a message. He may have some that are not listed and seems to get them every few weeks in 'bunches'.

Big Windy Ext
07-23-10, 09:04 AM
Cool.
My dad has an 09 CTS with bluetooth. I'll grab his VIN number next time I see him and head over to the dealership with it!
I'll keep y'all posted! :)

You won't be able to get it that way ,unless GM has changed their VCIM Nazi tactic of "No Box for you!!" A lot of us have tried and failed . If you do succeed you may be able to start an E-bay career. Post your success or failures here . Good Luck , the box is one of my most used options . I have a new Blue Fusion still in the wrapper if you want something to use during the interim of your quest .

hdmech
07-23-10, 09:39 PM
Was this ever settled , does VCIM 20756237 work in the 07's ? and do you have to buy the antenna module regardless of what you already have ? Thanks.

WaterKing
07-24-10, 09:13 AM
hdmech, have a 20756237 and the connectors are different in that it only has one black versus two blacks for the others and has mounting ears which would have to be sawed off. It is also made by LG versus Continental for the others....I would say at this time that it does not appear to be compatible but have not actually installed one yet in an Escalade to see. 25990227 from a 2009 CTS has the right connectors and manufacterer. It did work for bluetooth in my 2008 but required cutting the mounting ears off. As usually encountered by everyone no onstar with this unit in a Gen 7 2008.

Wafi
07-24-10, 02:15 PM
the ebay seller rev281 sale me module part no.20756237 & told me it will work in my 07 & if not work I can return it.

he say the different just the mounting & I'm waiting my part arrived in few days

hdmech
07-24-10, 09:13 PM
Please post your findings , I plan on getting one too. Any idea on what is required with the antenna and antenna module , are they for the actual "bluetooth" function or does the old VCIM have these parts already ?

Michael 514
07-25-10, 10:09 AM
Hi guys!

I also just ordered 20756237 from the Rev281, who offered my 100% of my money back if it doesn't work.
He did warn me that the mounting is slightly different, so I do expect to have to do a bit of Dremelling.
He has 99.5% feedback, so I am not really worried.

I will certainly post pics for you guys once I experiment.

However, what WaterKing says about the two-versus-one black connectors.. That kinda scares me.
Anyone have any idea what's up with those?

Thanks!

Big Windy Ext
07-26-10, 09:08 AM
Enjoy the bluetooth !! Sounds like the two plug wouldn't be a plug and play . When you do install the box there seems to be a 10 minute delay for it to start working , even with knowing that I was getting impatient and concerned that it wouldn't work , just a heads up .

roccos_van
07-27-10, 02:20 PM
Remeber you have to say "ONSTAR" first, then you say "BLUETOOTH" and listen to the prompts to set up the bluetooth.

Michael 514
07-27-10, 02:31 PM
Hi guys,

I was just wondering... Has anyone here definitively installed part 20756237?

Are there two connectors in the car, and one on the unit?
Or two in the unit, and one in the car?

Before I start taking apart the dash and trimming mounting ears... I am wondering if I should even bother........?

Can't wait to hear about others' experiences with this 20756237 unit...!

sparsons79
08-04-10, 09:51 AM
Any Update if this part # works?




Hi guys!

I also just ordered 20756237 from the Rev281, who offered my 100% of my money back if it doesn't work.
He did warn me that the mounting is slightly different, so I do expect to have to do a bit of Dremelling.
He has 99.5% feedback, so I am not really worried.

I will certainly post pics for you guys once I experiment.

However, what WaterKing says about the two-versus-one black connectors.. That kinda scares me.
Anyone have any idea what's up with those?

Thanks!

Michael 514
08-04-10, 10:01 AM
Hi!

I just picked up the part yesterday, along with the Bluetooth Antenna.

I wish someone else here can offer me some words of wisdom, before I take apart my dash.

In my opinion, it's easy to trim metal tabs. Conversely, if there are more (or less) connectors on the unit than there are in the car, this would be highly problematic.

I just wish someone could say, "I tried 20756237, and it does work in an Escalade" or "I tried 20756237, and it does not."

I don't want to rip open the dash for nothing...!

(I will also have to do some research on how to take apart the dash and change the module. I am not even sure where it is at this point...)

rleepremier
08-08-10, 04:47 PM
so did the ones from rev work?

Michael 514
08-08-10, 08:03 PM
Hey!
I still haven't installed mine!
I wish someone would do it first.
I guess I'll do it tomorrow or Tuesday, and I'll report back to the group!

rleepremier
08-09-10, 09:56 AM
So I just got word that my friend was able to install the unit from rev with no problem. Everything works except onstar.

Michael 514
08-09-10, 11:56 AM
This is very welcome news on a dreary Monday morning!!
I will for sure get buy installing this.

I did some cursorary research, and I heard that it may be possible to swap the VCIM without removing the dash, and that it could be done after dropping the glove compartment. Anyone know if this is true, or do I have to take apart the whole radio/nav/hvac stack?

I know I should spent more time searching before asking for install guidance, but if anyone knows off-hand where the info is, that would be great.

I'll probably do it after lunch...

Thanks!

101mph62
08-09-10, 01:36 PM
This is very welcome news on a dreary Monday morning!!
I will for sure get buy installing this.

I did some cursorary research, and I heard that it may be possible to swap the VCIM without removing the dash, and that it could be done after dropping the glove compartment. Anyone know if this is true, or do I have to take apart the whole radio/nav/hvac stack?

I know I should spent more time searching before asking for install guidance, but if anyone knows off-hand where the info is, that would be great.

I'll probably do it after lunch...

Thanks!

It took me about 10 minutes to remove the "dash". Your not removing your dash at all in fact. You need to remove the brushed aluminum part on the passenger side and then remove the cup holders and the radio woodgrain trim piece, they both pop out i believe. Then you remove the radio which is about 8 screws, around there. Its extremely simple to do. Then you remove the old VCIM and replace it with the new one. Its extremely simple.

All it requires is popping of a couple trim pieces and using a screw driver.

Michael 514
08-12-10, 08:14 PM
IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My dash trim is still in 100 pieces, but I just quickly connected everything to test it.

It paired with my Pocket PC right away; as soon as I made a call on my phone, it came out of the car's speakers. And when a call came in, it indicated it on the Nav screen, and the caller ID appeared on the DIC!

Unfortunately, those tabs are a problem. I thought I was able to force it into the holder, but no luck yet. The radio wouldn't fit nicely.

I will try wiggling it around. If no luck, I will just pop off the ears with a wrench or saw them off with a dremel!

Very weird to see my Platinum Escalade dash trim all over the place. I hope I get everything back together nicely!

Thanks to everyone for your help. So as least it is confirmed. Rev's 20756237 does WORK!!

Big Windy Ext
08-13-10, 07:36 AM
Congrats on getting the tabbed version up and running , now saw the ears off jam it in there and enjoy . What an option , shuts off the radio, lowers the fan and you can drive without a thing jammed in your ear or a hot phone pressed up to your head with your shoulder.

Michael 514
08-13-10, 10:38 AM
:)
Indeed!

It's working quite well.

Sound quality is excellent. First caller thought I was on my phone (but I was only driving about 30MPH).

I snapped off the tabs with a large wrench (like a plumber uses) and by wedging the box in a vice.

No dremmeling required.

It was not the most accessible part, and I did break off a piece of plastic there and there behind the dash, but all in all, the re-assembly went well!

I don't speak on the phone that much (I am more of a texter), but I have to say... This is a phenomenal feature. I am totally glad I did this. Highly recommended!

sonicgroove
08-17-10, 11:26 AM
Just picked up a 07 EXT. When I first found out that this thing didn't come with bluetooth I got cold feet and was pissed off and almost didn't buy it. I'm relieved to know that we can simply swap out vcims and instabluetooth. Just need to find a VCIM and install one. I sent REV a msg, awaiting a reply. Thanks for all the great info guys.

-groovin

rleepremier
08-19-10, 12:24 PM
Hey Michael could you take some pics of how you plugged the unit in? If you didn't put it back together yet. Also which Bluetooth antenna did you get?

rleepremier
08-19-10, 01:06 PM
3877 has showed up on ebay. Here's a link. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GM-VCIM-Bluetooth-Onstar-Module-20783877-Antenna-/250682609685?pt=Car_Audio_Video#ht_500wt_948
Could someone give me a link to which Bluetooth antenna they used? I have the vcim but it didn't come with an antenna.

RippyPartsDept
08-19-10, 01:20 PM
The bluetooth antenna part number is the same on all VCIMs ... it's all over the forums... should only cost around $30 or so --- sorry don't have time right now to look it up for you... but do some searching you will find it -- heck try a google search with the site:cadillacforums.com at the end like this "bluetooth antenna part number site:cadillacforums.com" (without the quotes of course)

edit: found it for ya #15938939


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YmMNpbFjp0

Michael 514
08-21-10, 05:00 PM
Stand by for pics, guys! I took them during the install!!

rleepremier
08-22-10, 04:49 PM
Awesome just ordered mine from rev. The 3877 went for a little more then I wanted to spend at $440. Pics and a nice write up would be awesome when you have time Michael.

sparsons79
08-22-10, 05:48 PM
I received mine from rev yesterday, and installed it this morning. Very easy install, took about 30 mins to from start to finish and that's dremmeling those pieces of the new VCIM. The hardest part was unplugging the wires from the old VCIM, since there is not much room. Once I had the old VCIM out I re-routed the wires to give more slack when installing the new one.

Glad we found another VCIM to work with the Escalade!!!!




:)
Indeed!

It's working quite well.

Sound quality is excellent. First caller thought I was on my phone (but I was only driving about 30MPH).

I snapped off the tabs with a large wrench (like a plumber uses) and by wedging the box in a vice.

No dremmeling required.

It was not the most accessible part, and I did break off a piece of plastic there and there behind the dash, but all in all, the re-assembly went well!

I don't speak on the phone that much (I am more of a texter), but I have to say... This is a phenomenal feature. I am totally glad I did this. Highly recommended!

m332is
08-22-10, 11:47 PM
I'm new to the Escalade as I just bought an 08, but love it as it is a nice step up from my old Denali. As for the Bluetooth, can the OnStar be made to work as well? Is it a dealer program thatis required or would I be SOL.

Vince

RippyPartsDept
08-23-10, 11:39 AM
yes dealer will have to program it (if you want ONSTAR to work). it will likely cost you some money to program and also to sign up for onstar - from what i remember in other threads people said they had to get the dealer to program the module specially as if it was a brand new module and program the vin# and all the options into the module... then you would have to call onstar and get them to change over in their system from whatever car it used to be to your car

rleepremier
08-23-10, 02:05 PM
i would suggest anyone looking to hook up bluetooth in their pre 09 escalades to purchase revs unit for $200 before theyre all gone. or pay the outrageous prices for the 3877 units (when you can find one).

chris12
08-23-10, 09:02 PM
yes dealer will have to program it (if you want ONSTAR to work). it will likely cost you some money to program and also to sign up for onstar - from what i remember in other threads people said they had to get the dealer to program the module specially as if it was a brand new module and program the vin# and all the options into the module... then you would have to call onstar and get them to change over in their system from whatever car it used to be to your car

I have a feeling that if I go to my dealer any ask them to do this, they will just stare at me with a dumbfounded look on their face. :)

RippyPartsDept
08-24-10, 12:36 AM
maybe... depends on the dealer and your relationship with them

but it can (and has) been done

evil0ne
08-24-10, 02:10 AM
i would suggest anyone looking to hook up bluetooth in their pre 09 escalades to purchase revs unit for $200 before theyre all gone. or pay the outrageous prices for the 3877 units (when you can find one).

Agreed, I just got mine in the mail today and had it installed in 30 minutes. Rev even removed the tabs for me at no additional cost. Best upgrade you can have if you don't care about OnStar.

Big Windy Ext
08-24-10, 09:00 AM
I haven't seen a successful Onstar activation with the bluetooth vcim , if you get it done , or know someone that has ,please give us the details , this is the only downfall of these boxes.

rleepremier
08-24-10, 09:42 AM
Link to a rev unit.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BLUETOOTH-ONSTAR-RECIEVER-20756237-VCIM-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ260654994022QQptZMotorsQ5f CarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_562wt_722

sonicgroove
08-25-10, 07:43 AM
10 pages and the only picture/video was a, "That was easy" link. Where are the photos/videos of working units? Pictures of the connectors, vcims, and side by side comparison shots would be great too. If I can get ahold of one I'll be sure post some.

-groovin

RippyPartsDept
08-25-10, 12:50 PM
OK... using the search on this site i was able to find the thread with the success stories.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2008-cadillac-cts-general-discussion/187314-2008-gen-7-gen-8-onstar.html

lots of pictures too...

sonicgroove
08-27-10, 04:22 PM
Thanks for the link, however, I was inquiring more towards videos/pics of work done specifically with our vehicle.

-groovin

RippyPartsDept
08-27-10, 05:58 PM
i thought you were being skeptical of actually being able to do the upgrade

evil0ne
08-28-10, 01:55 PM
10 pages and the only picture/video was a, "That was easy" link. Where are the photos/videos of working units? Pictures of the connectors, vcims, and side by side comparison shots would be great too. If I can get ahold of one I'll be sure post some.

-groovin

Sorry boss, but it really doesn't need any pictures. There are plenty of pictures documenting taking the dash apart. After that there are the 6 8mm bolts holding the radio and then 4 more holding the HVAC controls in place. Once those are out you will see the VCIM. Unsnap it from the black plastic frame, remove the connectors and insert the new one. The VCIM's are the exact same size with an extra antenna connector. The antenna connectors are color coded at the base so you can't mess that up either.

rleepremier
08-29-10, 10:17 PM
another success! works perfect. now to tackle a couple leds

rleepremier
08-31-10, 09:23 AM
Are there buttons on the steering wheel to answer a call or hang up?

apathy96
09-17-10, 12:50 PM
Just ordered a 20756237 from rev, along with an antenna to install on my 07 lade. I am just hoping my dealer will activate my OnStar service for me, I have a pretty good relationship with my dealer so it shouldn't be a problem. I will let you all know how it turns out.

2007caddy
09-17-10, 09:11 PM
Ordered mine from rev281 last week, once received and installed will post my findings...onstar is not an option for me I have cell phone and navigation.

2007caddy
09-21-10, 09:17 PM
I installed my 20827036 VCIM today....works....need to figure out why I can't access to the onscreen address book....voice dial storing of numbers/names works fine though

2007caddy
09-22-10, 08:53 PM
Incoming " call display " shows the last number that I called, does not display the actual phone number of the caller...is anyone else getting this with 20756237 from rev281....the systems does say the Voice Tag name correct but the call display on the NAV is the last number I called......and like I said previously why is the address book icon disabled on the Nav screen, it's to the right of phone/call icon, does anyone with the 20783877 have access to the address book icon

RippyPartsDept
09-22-10, 09:33 PM
did you get it programmed to your car's options?
isn't that a crucial part to getting these VCIMs to work as if it came factory installed?

2007caddy
09-22-10, 09:38 PM
Sorry how would you do that, is it some sort of relearn....

RippyPartsDept
09-22-10, 09:48 PM
from what i've researched back thru threads on here and on other forums about adding bluetooth it seems that if your car could have come from the factory with bluetooth (ie technically everything is compatible between your car and the foreign module) then you can do this mod perfectly (onstar working, etc), but it requires a tech2 programming of your module

i don't remember if the successful attempts were using a new module or if this will work with used modules (i would assume that you should be able to use a used module)
if you just take one from one car and put it in another car sure most everything will work, but not perfectly until it's programmed

that's the theory, and to some forum members it's a reality
they found dealers who were nice enough to do the programming
this is technically a mod and many dealerships do not do any kind of modding at all

our techs weren't that interested in spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to program a VCIM
(VCIMs ship pre-programmed to the VIN so dealers aren't trained how to do it)

i'm pretty confident that this mod is possible for many vehicles
but making sure that it is possible (matching VCIM part numbers to which vehicles they will work for) requires trial and error
there's been a lot of trial and error here and on other forums online
the hard part now is getting the dealer to do it for you

it's also possible that your nav radio needs to be programmed as well so that it knows you have bluetooth
and now that i think about it, i would try that first (radios used to come pre-programmed but for a few years now dealers have had to program radios so they should be able to do it for you easily)
the caveat is that you have to tell them that you've put a bluetooth VCIM in the car and they have to do a bit of work to figure out which codes to program it with
(since your vin won't have the code for bluetooth if you just ask for your radio to be reprogrammed they won't add that code)

these codes i'm talking about are the RPO codes (you do know what they are right?)

2007caddy
09-22-10, 10:07 PM
the 20756237 module is an LG part which is not OEM, tech2 wouldn't recognize it i would think, the OEM part # 20783877 is made by Continental and is quite pricey over $400 on eBay and $800 at the dealer and only available for warranty on an 09-10 VIN, tried to purchase one and was declined by Gm... if the vehicle came with Bluetooth it would be a 09-10 model year therefore they would be doing this mod....a lot of the mechanics barely understand how to use tech2 I have instructed them on occasions

RippyPartsDept
09-22-10, 10:31 PM
i'm not saying 'if it came with it' i'm saying 'like it came with it' and 'if it technically will work'

LG vs Continental is just a difference in who GM gave what contract at what time

both modules are sent to dealers from a single company that deals with the programming
and since you know how useless some techs are with their tech2 tool, you should understand why the hard part is now getting that reprogramming done
but if you try the nav radio reprogramming first you'll have a bigger chance of getting someone who knows what they're doing since dealers actually do radio programming (but not VCIM programming)
on top of that they will have to make sure they put in the correct bluetooth RPO code(s) when programming your radio and not just going by your VIN RPOs

2007caddy
09-22-10, 10:45 PM
LOL....so in other words I'm stuck....when I upgraded my radio to the nav unit over a year ago it was was nightmare for them to program....don't understand why GM makes these things so complex, they won't sell you a VCIM, money in there pocket...oh stimulus is a better option...I'm willing to pay at the dealer for the part and associated manned hours to install but they won't allow...go figure...believe it or not but I have a good friend that's does auto custom work and the local Caddy dealers sendshim theei 07-08s to do this mod...ridiculous....maybe one day someone will figure out a work around to resolve my issue

RippyPartsDept
09-22-10, 11:25 PM
there is no workaround, you just need to program with the tech2
it's something that GM doesn't support, so dealers have every right to refuse to do it, but it can be done (and it has been done)
that's why finding a dealer that will cooperate with you is key

and programming a radio is a standard procedure, getting someone who knows how to do it correctly shouldn't be that hard
i can understand how it might be trickier to program and upgraded radio (for the same reasons it will be tricky to reprogram for bluetooth)
but the nav upgrade was a gm approved procedure and had technical instructions - no so with the bluetooth upgrade

2007caddy
09-23-10, 12:28 AM
So youre saying that the tech2 tool will recognize my model as programable? Once programmed then I would get all the available functionality, but why am I getting partial functionality now? I will contact my dealer tomorrow and see what they say...it's such a task trying to spend money to resolve an issue and they won't take it because of idiotic defined protocols.

RippyPartsDept
09-23-10, 12:55 AM
what you're doing is just not supported by gm, that's why getting a dealer to do it is hard
if you have a good relationship with your dealer they will be more likely to help you with this custom mod

i would guess that since the problem is happening on your radio that the radio needs to be reprogrammed so that it expects bluetooth
it may be working partially because it's a nav unit to begin with
it is also possible that the VCIM needs to be programmed to your VIN (like the other successful reports of this custom mod) but since you have an added nav system that might be tricky also

it's not as cut-and-dry as it may seem
but i can be done... getting it done though is the hard part
(and that's why dealers don't want to do it - especially since gm doesn't offer any help either)

RippyPartsDept
09-23-10, 12:59 AM
put yourself in the service manager's shoes

if he offers to help you and has a tech work for 3 hours trying to get it done and then the tech can't get it done that's a big waste of time
and you're not going to be happy that he may want to charge you even though they didn't get anything done

the service manager may also be worried that they'll mess up your car and be on the hook to replace your radio or your VCIM (which isn't easy to get either)

gm doesn't support this for a reason - if it was easy they would (like nav upgrades in certain model trucks, such as yours)

RippyPartsDept
09-23-10, 01:16 AM
and just to make myself clear

all this is speculation based on my knowledge combined with the reports of successful VCIM reprogramming at dealerships by other site members

2007caddy
09-28-10, 12:47 AM
VCIM programming complete, now an incoming call on the Nav screen displays the word " Incoming Call " oppose to the last number dialed as it did prior...I witnessed the Tech2 programming at dealer, also the MIN was changed to my mobile number which apparently fixed the problem.

RippyPartsDept
09-28-10, 01:09 AM
mind telling us all what it set you back? or was it a free reprogramming?

2007caddy
09-28-10, 10:40 PM
I offered to pay for the hour $109...because they were skeptical because they never did it before...took 2 hours though, mainly because I hung out in the shop and assisted...I think the MIN change was the key....it was not changed on the 1st try because it didn't seem like a number required to change, then the tech asked me if I knew the number ( a number starting with 500), once I said no we agreed to change it to my mobile number and try with 2009 as vehicle year, then voila it worked

RippyPartsDept
09-28-10, 10:44 PM
cool, another verified upgrade
now i'm curious to know if onstar works flawlessly with this mod
do you subscribe to onstar?

2007caddy
09-28-10, 10:56 PM
Don't subscribe to Onstar, I don't see why I wouldn't work...as long as the account information matches/verified I don't see why not...I wonder if Onstar has a free trial...I would activate to confirm

2007caddy
09-28-10, 11:04 PM
Thanks four your help though, without it I probably wouldn't have proceeded because it becomes a huge task explaining to dealer what you need and then watch them scratch their heads....

RippyPartsDept
09-28-10, 11:32 PM
yeah, that's why so many people just don't bother completing this mod - it's good enough

hdmech
09-29-10, 01:22 AM
Looks like your persistence paid off. Would you mind telling which Dealer did the programming....I'm in the Toronto area and I plan on doing the same mod. Thanks.

2007caddy
09-29-10, 01:30 AM
Do you have a VCIM installed? PM me because I can have it all done by a custom shop...he can obtain the unit and consult the dealer to complete the programming as well...if you have it installed I can recommend the dealer that did mine

hdmech
09-29-10, 01:33 AM
Just need the dealer , Thanks for your help. Sorry can't pm yet.

2007caddy
09-29-10, 01:44 AM
Do you have a VCIM installed ? What issues are you encountering....

hdmech
09-29-10, 01:49 AM
Going to install soon , but I would like it to work properly and wanted to have a contact in case I run into the same issues you experienced.

2007caddy
09-29-10, 07:41 PM
Better option, I know a custom shop that can do the full install for you, and will resolve any issues as well....if interested provide an email address or an alternate contact source.

raiderext
09-30-10, 01:30 AM
i have read this entire thread and it looks like for my 08 escalade i will need 20827036 for the mod, correct? i dont care about onstar cause i will not be using it. The red light that will appear on the rearview mirror is indicating something is wrong with onstar? i can live with that, but is there another way of fixing it other then the dealer. will the custom shops know what the hell is going on?

also did a google search and this website has the part http://www.gmpartsgiant.com/parts/gm-module-20756237.html

you have to register to purchase, has anyone tried this website yet?

sparsons79
10-05-10, 03:23 PM
I'm glad I did this mod as everything is wroking great except for the fact that I can not see my address book on the Nav screen. Is this possible and if so how?

Thanks
Sean

RippyPartsDept
10-05-10, 06:50 PM
depends on your phone... not all phone address books work with the in-car system

Big Windy Ext
10-06-10, 08:07 AM
So , did anyone get Onstar working ?

sparsons79
10-06-10, 10:27 PM
Iphone 4..thanks


depends on your phone... not all phone address books work with the in-car system

RippyPartsDept
10-06-10, 10:38 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-srx-second-generation-forum-2010/207670-iphone-4-works-great.html



Did it download your address book?






Only the 2011 models do that.


Sube



there's also a link to a 'suggestion' page where you can post that you'd like to have this feature on your 2010 or older model

Cadooo
10-07-10, 12:46 AM
I purchased VCIM part #20756237 from rev. Install was straight forward. It works great as far as the number called or calling displays in the Driver info center, and the radio shows the onstar screen and says incoming call, but I do not have any access to an address book and it does not show the name of the person calling as my phone does. I am using a Blackberry 8330 connected to it. I can talk to people, but I have to take my phone out of my pocket to see who iscalling because I dont remember phone numbers. Is there a way to have this programed to have address book capability. Also, when I press the last dialed icon (or whatever its called) on the onstar screen, all the slots where numbers should display are blank.

RippyPartsDept
10-07-10, 01:11 AM
did you read the conversation I had with 2007caddy? sounds like a similar fix is what you need - the new module needs to know your MIN and maybe needs other stuff programmed into it to work correctly
i know there's a lot there, but it's complicated
(2007caddy started posting at post #145)

JohnnBoy
10-08-10, 02:31 AM
I also just installed a 20756237 unit that I got from rev281 on eBay. Install wasn't bad, just had to cut off the 3 mounting ears with a grinder as others have mentioned. OnStar light on mirror is red like everyone else, and I haven't tried the emergency call yet to see if that still works.

The incoming and outgoing numbers show up on the DIC and not on the nav screen but I didn't think they're supposed to show on screen? And my Address Book button is actually enabled but only shows my saved nav addresses (not my iPhone contacts), which I also assume is how it's supposed to work. Maybe someone with factory bluetooth can confirm.

One thing that doesn't seem to be working is hang up or answer from the steering wheel controls. Is that something that we're supposed to be able to do?

I also have a Lockpick and iPod interface (both from pac-audio) and they all work fine. Even pauses the iPod during a call.

All in all, I'm definitely happy with the mod and would much rather have bluetooth over Onstar.

CadX6
10-08-10, 10:17 AM
One thing that doesn't seem to be working is hang up or answer from the steering wheel controls. Is that something that we're supposed to be able to do?
Yes - my 09 (factory bluetooth) does this reliably with my iPhone 4.

As stated in previous threads, the GM bluetooth is not capable of downloading contact lists from iPhones (or any other phone that I'm aware of).

JohnnBoy
10-08-10, 10:50 AM
CadX6, does yours show incoming or outgoing numbers on the nav screen or just on the Driver Information Center?

I think the only feature I might be missing is control from the steering wheel buttons. I wonder if thats a Tech2 programming issue or if there's some physical difference between the button pack that has the phone icons.

CadX6
10-08-10, 11:30 AM
CadX6, does yours show incoming or outgoing numbers on the nav screen or just on the Driver Information Center?

I think the only feature I might be missing is control from the steering wheel buttons. I wonder if thats a Tech2 programming issue or if there's some physical difference between the button pack that has the phone icons.

Mine only shows the numbers (no name) on the DIC. When I'm on the phone, the only thing that shows up on the nav display is a small telephone icon up in the upper right hand corner. I'm not sure of why your steering wheel controls aren't working. Maybe someone else who's done the retrofit can chime in if theirs works.

ctsv-ext
10-10-10, 12:40 PM
I got the VCIM installed but cant get to the bluetooth pairing. My system says onstar ready and when I say bluetooth it does not recoginze it. My iphone can see the GM bluetooth but it wants a password to pair?

CadX6
10-10-10, 01:43 PM
I got the VCIM installed but cant get to the bluetooth pairing. My system says onstar ready and when I say bluetooth it does not recoginze it. My iphone can see the GM bluetooth but it wants a password to pair?

If you can get your bluetooth in the vehicle to respond & go into pairing mode - the system will announce a 4 digit "password" & it will also show up in the DIC. It won't be one of the usual, simple ones like 1234 or 0000 that many bluetooth devices use.
I posted this before in a previous thread but for those of you just doing your mods - here it is again - from the 09 Owner's manual

Pairing a Phone
1. Press and hold (the telephone icon button on the steering wheel) for two seconds. The system
responds with “Ready” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth”. The system responds with
“Bluetooth ready” followed by a tone.
3. Say “Pair”. The system responds with instructions
and a four digit PIN number. The PIN number will
be used in Step 4.
4. Start the Pairing process on the cell phone that will
be paired to the vehicle. Reference the cell phone
manufacturers user guide for information on
this process.
Locate the device named “General Motors” in the
list on the cellular phone and follow the instructions
on the cell phone to enter the four digit PIN number
that was provided in Step 3.
5. The system prompts for a name for the phone. Use
a name that best describes the phone. This name
will be used to indicate which phone is connected.
The system then confirms the name provided.
6. The system responds with “<Phone name> has
been successfully paired” after the pairing process
is complete.
7. Repeat Steps 1 through 7 for additional phones to
be paired.

ctsv-ext
10-10-10, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the info. The telephone icon on my steering wheel is not activating the onstar and it appears the only the way to pair is through the steering wheel. I have tried holding it for several seconds and it does nothing. It will mute and unmute the stereo but thats about it.

CadX6
10-10-10, 03:03 PM
Thanks for the info. The telephone icon on my steering wheel is not activating the onstar and it appears the only the way to pair is through the steering wheel. I have tried holding it for several seconds and it does nothing. It will mute and unmute the stereo but thats about it.

You're welcome. Unfortunately, it sounds like you do have a glitch that is above my pay grade to diagnose. Just information though - if you take it to a dealer or someone to diagnose - when you describe the symptoms, bluetooth & OnStar are two entirely separate animals. OnStar has nothing to do with what you are trying to accomplish (other than apparently being housed in the same box).

newsrxowner
10-10-10, 07:57 PM
Has anyone tried this in an 2006 srx

tiny73
10-19-10, 10:15 PM
I found you can order part# 20783877 through larsoncadillacsaab (google it) Ph#866-756-9604 all you need is the last eight of a 2009-11 vin and mileage (which is easy to get) the problem is an outside supplier requires GM to produce a vin and mileage before they will ship. I received confirmation that my order was shipped today for my 07 good luck.

tiny73
10-19-10, 10:17 PM
I almost forgot the cost is around $400...

Big Windy Ext
10-20-10, 08:52 AM
Not to burst your bubble , it will be on order for a couple of weeks then they will tell you its not available . GM has these things locked up in a mountain , they do not want them sold . E-bay will be your solution . Somehow there is only one guy that seems to be able to smuggle these things out or you can get it at the junkyard. If you are able to get one by all means post your success when its in your hands.

Michael 514
10-20-10, 11:47 AM
Hey guys!

As promised (and long overdue!), here are some pics of the install. Granted, it looks like a mess, but it really was no big deal.

I just bought a lockpick Gen 6, which I will install this weekend. I guess everything will come apart again!! LOL!

Having the Bluetooth speakerphone option is AMAZING. Best $200 I ever spent!

Big Windy Ext
10-20-10, 07:35 PM
Nice not fumbling around for the phone , lowering the radio and fan huh ?

Michael 514
10-20-10, 09:15 PM
FANTASTIC!
And the big red deactivated OnStar light is also a bonus. My own way to give the middle finger to GM! :)

tiny73
10-26-10, 03:53 PM
Not to burst your bubble , it will be on order for a couple of weeks then they will tell you its not available . GM has these things locked up in a mountain , they do not want them sold . E-bay will be your solution . Somehow there is only one guy that seems to be able to smuggle these things out or you can get it at the junkyard. If you are able to get one by all means post your success when its in your hands.

I Just picked up the part today going the have the dealership install on friday I'll keep you posted. :D

newsrxowner
10-26-10, 05:01 PM
Has anyone tried this in an 2006 srx

I believe I found the answer to this.. My 2006 SRX has a Class 2 Data system and the Bluetooth VCIM requires a GMLAN. No GMLAN no can do

sims1dh
10-27-10, 04:33 PM
This is an absolutely great thread guys. Thanks for all of your information. I discovered after I had put a deposit on my truck that bluetooth was not available. I was ready to bag out the deal. Thanks to the forum I have already purchased all the parts on ebay and should be rolling before the weekend is over.

tiny73
10-29-10, 05:42 PM
Hey guys!

As promised (and long overdue!), here are some pics of the install. Granted, it looks like a mess, but it really was no big deal.

I just bought a lockpick Gen 6, which I will install this weekend. I guess everything will come apart again!! LOL!

Having the Bluetooth speakerphone option is AMAZING. Best $200 I ever spent!

Michael 514,
Had a new 2009 VCIM install in 2007 Escalade at the dealership today. I brought a copy of the info of the forum to assist with the installation. In the process of the install using the Tech 2 programmming we change the vehicle year to 2009 however, we were unsuccessful in changing the MIN#. The installer suggest I call Onstar and have it changed in which I did using my cell phone however Onstar want me to use the blue Onstar in the vehicle to call which is now deactivated (red light) any help would be much appreciated. Also in your VCIM2 jpeg photo there is a tan cap over the center prong of your VCIM install the installer and I was trying to figure out what that is since I don't have it in my vehicle thanks.

Big Windy Ext
10-29-10, 06:14 PM
Its been a while since I installed mine , is it the bluetooth antenna or did that plug in somewhere else .Did you buy an antenna ?

RippyPartsDept
10-29-10, 07:22 PM
the bluetooth antenna plugs directly onto the module... there's two cables and the antenna

RippyPartsDept
10-29-10, 07:25 PM
tiny73 is learning first-hand why most people just do the bluetooth mod and forget about trying to get onstar to work

and why the dealers usually don't want to touch this kind of work - it's uncharted territory

Big Windy Ext
10-29-10, 07:42 PM
Thats why we have Christopher Columbus , Lewis n' Clark , Leif Ericsson and others . Somebody put that first VCIM in and had success , some day somebody will pull out their Tech 2 and a cable and by God , Eureka there will be ONSTAR :worship:

tiny73
10-29-10, 07:52 PM
Hey guys,
I just realize I didn't buy the bluetooth antenna so I just ordered one off ebay from rev281 thanks. I guess you live and learn I'll be back at the dealership next week wish me luck. FYI if you order a new VCIM you do not get the bluetooth antenna you have to purchase seperately.

RippyPartsDept
10-29-10, 09:01 PM
yeah, many of the threads here on this topic mention that you have to buy the antenna

sims1dh
10-30-10, 05:31 PM
Hey guys installed vcim 20756237 today that I got from rev on ebay. The install went great but I can't get the phone to pair. When I hold the voice button for 2 secs it beeps and doesn't respond to onstar or bluetooth. Any tips?

Michael 514
10-31-10, 12:25 AM
Michael 514,
Had a new 2009 VCIM install in 2007 Escalade at the dealership today. I brought a copy of the info of the forum to assist with the installation. In the process of the install using the Tech 2 programmming we change the vehicle year to 2009 however, we were unsuccessful in changing the MIN#. The installer suggest I call Onstar and have it changed in which I did using my cell phone however Onstar want me to use the blue Onstar in the vehicle to call which is now deactivated (red light) any help would be much appreciated. Also in your VCIM2 jpeg photo there is a tan cap over the center prong of your VCIM install the installer and I was trying to figure out what that is since I don't have it in my vehicle thanks.

Hey!

I am not sure what that tan thing is...! I THINK it's where the antenna was plugged in. I am not 100% sure right now!!

tiny73
10-31-10, 03:41 PM
Hey!

I am not sure what that tan thing is...! I THINK it's where the antenna was plugged in. I am not 100% sure right now!!

Hi Michael,
I realized it was the bluetooth antenna any insight on how you change the MIN# thanks.

2007caddy
10-31-10, 05:07 PM
You need to edit the MIN via the Tech2 tool, I watched my dealer do it

tiny73
10-31-10, 07:50 PM
You need to edit the MIN via the Tech2 tool, I watched my dealer do it

I guess my dealer installer did not know how to edit the MIN# I told him it needed to be change I guess he didn't know how. I guess I'll try a different installer thanks.:o

dlfontenot
11-03-10, 01:02 AM
So the 20756237 will work as the 20783877 but withouth the onstar capability?

ixthys
11-06-10, 09:06 AM
I have a 2007 EXT that I just swapped out the VCIM for #20756237

Getting similar problems to those posted earlier- when I press the Talk button to try to pair, and the voice says "onstar ready", when I say "bluetooth" she doesn't recognize the command. So, how do I get the pin#?

Also, noticed that my gps is now offline. Any ideas?

sims1dh
11-06-10, 09:29 AM
Check your Nav disk, if its version 1.0 you need a updated disk for this mod to work. If you gps in not working, you may of not properly connected the antenna.




I have a 2007 EXT that I just swapped out the VCIM for #20756237

Getting similar problems to those posted earlier- when I press the Talk button to try to pair, and the voice says "onstar ready", when I say "bluetooth" she doesn't recognize the command. So, how do I get the pin#?

Also, noticed that my gps is now offline. Any ideas?

hdmech
11-06-10, 04:44 PM
I have the same problem, are you saying that you have to have your nav discs installed and nav working in order for the pairing to work ?

sims1dh
11-07-10, 10:29 AM
jH5hOXp5wvo

RippyPartsDept
11-07-10, 01:53 PM
you've got a slight accent that to me sounds like "awn-star" when you were saying onstar ...

good idea to try different pronunciations ... find one that works for you

from what i've heard the newer vehicles (2011) have much better voice recognition

K9Caddy
11-07-10, 04:26 PM
Sorry Rippy... You are coming in broken and all redneck, say again... lol Seriously, there shouldn't be any recognition issues saying; "Unstar, Onstar, awnstar," etc...

RippyPartsDept
11-07-10, 05:53 PM
Sorry Rippy... You are coming in broken and all redneck, say again... lol Seriously, there shouldn't be any recognition issues saying; "Unstar, Onstar, awnstar," etc...

Yeah. Shouldn't be issues is right. But there are

ixthys
11-10-10, 07:29 AM
OK, ordered the new Nav disc for $200+...sheesh. It's on it's way.

The GPS was a loose cable.

Will post again if the Nav disc works.

Big Windy Ext
11-10-10, 07:42 AM
Sims you sound like Barry White before he has his morning coffee :D , glad you figured it out .

sims1dh
11-10-10, 08:39 AM
lol thanks

Sims you sound like Barry White before he has his morning coffee :D , glad you figured it out .

apathy96
11-10-10, 11:57 AM
I installed mine on my '07, works flawlessly. And I do have the 2010 Nav disc. Thanks to everyone in this thread that helped.

Big Windy Ext
11-11-10, 04:02 PM
If anyone is looking for 20783877 there is one on e-bay .

tiny73
11-12-10, 11:55 PM
Finally installed the bluetooth antenna on my 07 today works great....thanks for the info...

tiny73
11-12-10, 11:59 PM
Finally installed the bluetooth antenna on my 07 today works great....thanks for the info...

This GM website below helps pair your phone to GM's bluetooth.

http://www.gm.com/handsfree/

ixthys
11-13-10, 11:14 AM
Just received my "new" nav disc. I was promised the just-released 2011 disc, but they sent a 2009 disc (ver. 9.3).

Anyway, I tried the disc to see if bluetooth works, and it doesn't. When I press the Onstar button and say "bluetooth", she doesn't recognize the command.

Should it work with this version?

cadmanchris
11-13-10, 11:35 AM
Try saying onstar first, then bluetooth.

apathy96
11-13-10, 04:01 PM
Just received my "new" nav disc. I was promised the just-released 2011 disc, but they sent a 2009 disc (ver. 9.3).

Anyway, I tried the disc to see if bluetooth works, and it doesn't. When I press the Onstar button and say "bluetooth", she doesn't recognize the command.

Should it work with this version?

You press the OnStar button? You should be pressing the Hands Free button on the steering wheel for 2 seconds until you see the Hands Free icon on your Nav screen and hear a ding. Once you hear that then say OnStar, then she will say "OnStar Ready" , then you say bluetooth.

ixthys
11-14-10, 08:44 AM
Sheesh! After 4 years of driving that car, The Hands Free button had become just a Mute button to me.

When I followed the advice above, it worked like a charm. Thanks for everyone's help.

Now to just get the updated Nav disc (as promised) and I'll be good to go.

diamond.s.ranch
11-14-10, 04:08 PM
Hey tiny73, So now do you have your Onstar and Bluetooth both working? My dealer says they would be happy to do the VCIM swith and reprogramming on my 07 Escalade ESV but that would need someone to tell them how to do it. They asked me to give them a dealers number for them to call for directions.

diamond.s.ranch
11-14-10, 04:18 PM
If anyone knows of any dealer that knows how to install and set up the Bluetooth and Onstar VCIM please let me know. My dealer says they are more than happy to do it for me but that they don't know how and said if I found a dealer they could call for instructions then they could get mine done for me. I never see any information on a dealer who actually did it for someone.

RippyPartsDept
11-14-10, 05:53 PM
either someone in this thread or another similar thread had their dealer program theirs... there might have even been two successful installs

diamond.s.ranch
11-14-10, 07:46 PM
Rippy, does your dealership know how?

RippyPartsDept
11-14-10, 09:42 PM
We could probably figure it out, but we haven't had anyone yet come to us with this problem, and if anyone did they might decide against it since we charge 90/hr and it will take some unknown amount of time. The bill could be very expensive so we can't really quote someone a price to do something since we don't know how long it will take. And then what happens if we spend a few hours trying and can't figure it out? That customer's not going to be very happy with a few hundred dollar charge for nothing.

And it's not as simple as once you've done it once you know how to do them all... you only know how to do that kind - for that specific year and model.

There's a lot of variables. Figuring out which module to use for which cars (ie: figuring out which cars this can and can't be done to) is a lot of 'R&D' to do for a very small % of customers who actually will want this modification. Plus, many dealers don't like to get into the modification business.

What you really need is someone with access to the dealer's resources (tech2, service manuals, experience with programming modules, etc) who will be willing to help you out.
And that is really the challenge (see my other posts in this thread, especially #152).

Basically since it's not something that GM supports you're going to have a hard time finding a dealer that will 'play ball' with you.
I'm not trying to discourage you, just trying to be realistic and help you see it from the dealer's perspective (as I see it, at least).

tiny73
11-15-10, 01:06 PM
Hey tiny73, So now do you have your Onstar and Bluetooth both working? My dealer says they would be happy to do the VCIM swith and reprogramming on my 07 Escalade ESV but that would need someone to tell them how to do it. They asked me to give them a dealers number for them to call for directions.

Hi Diamond,
Try Larson Cadillac and Saab http://www.larsoncadillacsaab.com/ Number 866-618-5281 ask for the installer name Don.

ixthys
11-24-10, 07:36 AM
Anybody else get engine-related noise coming through their speakers, with this upgrade? I can hear a high-pitched whine that increases as the rpm's increase. As soon as I hang up and go back to music, the whine goes away.

Reminds me of the older cars that use to have spark plug issues causing a similar sound to be heard through the radio.

Big Windy Ext
11-24-10, 07:59 AM
Clear as a bell , sometimes I can hear the muted radio ever so slightly , no engine noises . Try a different phone , it may be a phone issue .

Michael 514
11-24-10, 09:41 AM
No such noise AT ALL, and I am very fussy, so I would know.
It sounds like a grounding issue...
Good luck!

paidge7
11-26-10, 01:45 AM
after this update can you put an ipod integration module or it will be a mismatch with all those modules??

Michael 514
11-26-10, 02:02 AM
I have an ipod integration kit, and it works GREAT.
The kit hooks up to the XM radio, and has NOTHING to do with the VCIM at all.

As a matter of fact, I just bought a second ipod integration kit. I was curious to check out the Coastal Electronics one.

So I will soon have two here. I THINK they may be identical in functionality, but not sure.

I'll definitely sell one at cost to you or anyone else here. I think they were both $100.00.

I bought a 160GB iPod Classic and leave it attached in my glove compartment 24/7!

paidge7
11-26-10, 02:13 AM
does it cancel your XM radio ?

sonicgroove
11-30-10, 07:21 PM
Hey guys,

Finally got a deal on my vcim 20827036. I'll be posting pics of the install and keep you guys updated.

-groovin

Big Windy Ext
12-01-10, 04:49 PM
Where did you get yours ?

sonicgroove
12-01-10, 06:58 PM
Ebay

-groovin

paidge7
12-02-10, 12:21 AM
now my problem is that i will need to find a tech in the Montreal area that can do the config and install of the module if i buy mine. I cant go to the dealer .... they wont accept to do it .... last time i went to claim something on the warranty i had to argue for 3 days cant imagine if i ask this favor and even if i offer to pay to will not accept i think.

If someone is from the Montreal area and can help let me know please
And last thing the ipod integration module that plug in the XM input does cancel the XM radio or not its like a automated switch mode ... when XM is on the ipod tuen off and vice versa ?

Thanks

humberto
12-02-10, 09:46 PM
jH5hOXp5wvo

Wow that was so funny ya its just the way your saying on star lol

sonicgroove
12-03-10, 08:21 PM
Received a package today from USPS and I was surprise to see it. First off, the package was tiny. I could not believe that the vcim module would fit in a tiny rectangular box let alone be that light. When I opened it, my assumptions were correct, I received the wrong unit. My package was mislabeled and my bluetooth vcim was sent to a Carl while I got his blower resistor that cost only a mere $25. In any case, I contacted the company and there were able to remedy the situation. I should be receiving the module early next week. The pictures be postponed till I receive the correct merchandise and I have time to install it.

-groovin

DTEK01
12-03-10, 10:11 PM
The 20827036 works real good. Got mine today installed it had it paired and making calls in 5 minutes. Call history shows but I am unsure how to save any contacts if you even can.

sonicgroove
12-06-10, 07:42 PM
Hey guys, so I'm in the process of removing the dash... for the life of it I can't get that cupholder dash panel out. I feel like if I lift the backend more I'll snap the panel in half. I understand its suppose to be hook somehow to the next panel. Per the instructions on another thread your suppose to pull up and away, I'm guess away is back towards the rear. I tried this with some force and it won't budge. I'm sure I have the retaining clips up and out. Any tips?

-groovin

hdmech
12-06-10, 08:36 PM
Hey guys, so I'm in the process of removing the dash... for the life of it I can't get that cupholder dash panel out. I feel like if I lift the backend more I'll snap the panel in half. I understand its suppose to be hook somehow to the next panel. Per the instructions on another thread your suppose to pull up and away, I'm guess away is back towards the rear. I tried this with some force and it won't budge. I'm sure I have the retaining clips up and out. Any tips?

-groovin

I had mine out last week , I removed the ashtray and grabbed between the ashtray pocket and the cig lighter and I finally got it to come off. Those friction clips they use do a good job holding everything together. Even if you can get one corner to pop up you can gently reach under and pull up the rest of it.Hope it helps , make sure you are not doing this in the cold , plastic interior pieces don't like being pryed and pulled when they are cold.

sonicgroove
12-06-10, 09:04 PM
I finally got it out, however, I broke one of the small, so-called, "Hooks" on the drivers side. Don't think that piece is of much importance, but anyhow its gone.

So the next problem I have is I can't seem for the life of it to get the dang thing to say, "Bluetooth Ready." I hit the button, it says onstar ready, I say bluetooth, and does not recognize it at all. Any ideas? I tried pair bluetooth, pair phone, and many other combinations, I've tried a few different pronunciations but all with no luck.

-groovin