: 08 STS stereo?



BigBodyJoJo
05-25-13, 09:03 PM
I want to put a aftermarket touch screen in my car... Will that replace my driver settings controls and will I still be able to change my driver/car settings?

1BadCadSTS
05-25-13, 09:20 PM
Yes


No

BigBodyJoJo
05-26-13, 09:13 AM
Thank you! In that case how much does the GM factory touch screen cost and will that solve my problem?

KRSTS
05-26-13, 09:50 AM
What exactly is your "problem"?

1BadCadSTS
05-26-13, 09:51 AM
Where are you located?

BigBodyJoJo
05-26-13, 10:19 AM
Savannah Ga.

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KRSTS... I don't want to give up my driver settings for a aftermarket touchscreen.

1BadCadSTS
05-26-13, 10:26 AM
Too far for me. There's a thread on oem nav install I suggest you read.

carter's_sts
05-26-13, 10:30 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181473

BigBodyJoJo
05-26-13, 11:43 AM
Thank you all!

DBB
05-27-13, 02:06 PM
I've read that referenced thread a number of times and it's great. That procedure has stood the test of time. Do we still face the same challenges in 2013 with loosing driver's personal settings if we switch to an aftermarket system? I'm just curious since I see all of these adapters and wiring kits that allow you to retain original factory controls and settings. So outside of driver personal settings are there any other functions that you loose by going aftermarket?

1BadCadSTS
05-27-13, 02:17 PM
Yes they are saved via the radio.

DBB
05-28-13, 07:50 AM
Yes they are saved via the radio.

Thanks!
So here's another question. Can I get satellite radio in my 2005 non navi by adding the stock nav box that normally goes in the trunk?

1BadCadSTS
05-28-13, 08:13 AM
Way more involved they are vin specific and the car is not prewired

DBB
05-28-13, 10:01 AM
Way more involved they are vin specific and the car is not prewired

Thanks again. So much for simplicity. Is the procedure as much involved as polar bear's adding navi to non navi? I was originally wanting navi but would settle for at least satellite. But looks like 6 disc changer is where I may end up. Can I even add a sub to my non nav 8 speaker Bose system?

Thanks again!!! I really appreciate the feedback.

1BadCadSTS
05-28-13, 10:13 AM
Where are you located?

The XM modules are vin locked and cannot be reflashed you'd have to order a new one with the vin of a car that has one and have the dealer program it with your vin.

DBB
05-28-13, 01:08 PM
Where are you located?

The XM modules are vin locked and cannot be reflashed you'd have to order a new one with the vin of a car that has one and have the dealer program it with your vin.

I'm in San Antonio, Texas. So can I buy a new or used box off of eBay and then take it to the dealer to be programmed with my vin?

1BadCadSTS
05-28-13, 01:16 PM
No. Must be new. They are vin locked. Once a vin is programmed it cannot be changed.

EChas3
05-28-13, 02:49 PM
There may be after-market add-in modules available for the base radio if you're just after XM, Bluetooth audio or a line-in. The OEM Nav is a long-way around to get that. While it may be the easiest way to get Nav, full functionality may not be a practical (cost effective) goal. Members advising trading for another STS to get desired features are making a valid point.

I'd say the way to start is to be sure what's most important to you and then evaluate the alternatives. Unfortunately, the STS wasn't sold/produced in large enough numbers for a lot of aftermarket solutions but members have found several. If all you want is XM, there are several ways to get there: (it was available on base & nav OEM's and then aftermatket options). If your heart is set on a full-blown system, I remember reading a post from a member who found a module that would let him store the base car settings without keeping the radio. (That may not help owners that want to replace their OEM nav but it solves that concern for you.)

Good luck!

DBB
05-28-13, 02:57 PM
No. Must be new. They are vin locked. Once a vin is programmed it cannot be changed.

Great I've found one that is new in box and was never used or registered to a particular VIN.

1BadCadSTS
05-28-13, 03:40 PM
Then it's just a matter of getting plugs wiring it up as having the module added to the can bus system via tech 2.

ddgm
05-28-13, 06:52 PM
There is also the matter of the xm aerial which I believe is in the shark fin, which may or may not be there. I'm guessing not. The shark fin also houses the Onstar aerial.

Doug

EChas3
05-28-13, 07:41 PM
I think all STS came with the rooftop antenna; which style is a different story. This car is the opposite of an easy mod.

ddgm
05-29-13, 08:44 AM
I should have made my response clearer. They all have the shark fin, whether or not both aerials are in there, is what I meant.

Doug

EChas3
05-29-13, 10:08 PM
Agreed. If the XM antenna isn't there, it's no small task.